Amal Alamuddin had a NYC bridal shower, thrown by Clooney’s ex Ellen Barkin?


Is it mean to say that Ellen Barkin has had too much plastic surgery? Because it’s way too much. She’s 60 years old now, which is sort of shocking to me because I really thought she was a decade younger. So maybe the plastic surgery is working? Yeah, not so much. She looks like she’s aiming for Robin Wright, doesn’t she? Anyway, Ellen Barkin is close friends with George Clooney in the Random Celebrity Connections World. I know they did Oceans Thirteen together, but I didn’t realize that they were “tight.” They are. Tight enough that Ellen Barkin threw a bridal shower for Amal Alamuddin in NYC. What the what?

Ellen Barkin hosted a bridal shower for George Clooney’s fiancée Amal Alamuddin on Tuesday.

Sources say the “intimate dinner” at Barkin’s West 12th Street home was for guests including Clooney’s mother and sister, and Alamuddin’s mom. A source said there were also “a few men” at the coed fête. Clooney and Alamuddin’s nuptials will reportedly take place in September in Italy.

Page Six reported they’re eyeing a palace in Venice that would allow maximum privacy, and that Clooney wants to tie the knot a year after he and Alamuddin met. Barkin and Clooney starred in “Ocean’s Thirteen” together, and the actress made headlines when she joked at a 2006 event honoring Clooney while the blockbuster was filming: “I am the only actress willing to stand here and say, ‘I have f - - cked George Clooney’ . . . I’m very proud of it . . . If you don’t have chemistry with George Clooney, you need to check your pulse.”

Clooney clarified by later telling Esquire of any romance between the two, “Never . . . she’s a great friend.” Otherwise, the bridal shower might’ve been a little awkward.

[From Page Six]

Wait, so did Ellen and George bang at some point or what? He usually doesn’t skew “older” although this could have been years ago (decades ago?), so who knows. He doesn’t want to claim her as a conquest, but she wants to claim him as a conquest. And he also wants to prove to Amal that he has some female friends. I’m surprised Cindy Crawford didn’t host Amal’s bridal shower. Or, you know, one of Amal’s female friends. Surely she has girlfriends in London?



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  1. Hissyfit says:


  2. don't kill me i'm french says:

    I just was thought “since a week,we have no news on Clooney’s wedding.What happens? Is his RP in holiday?”

    • Fan says:

      This is not a real wedding people. It is a contract. There was too much talk that George’s two year relationships were contracts and fake so he is getting married. I have heard many in the industry say George and Kanye are gay.

  3. Faye says:

    This is . . . bizarre. I’m sure she’ll have one in London with her own friends and co-workers, but why have one in New York at all? If it’s for Clooney’s friends, wouldn’t it be in California?

    • TX says:

      I agree. If this is true, I think she’ll have one or more in London as well and maybe even another in the US. I do not know a single bride who has had only one shower. Co-workers give you one, your friends, your parents friends….the list goes on and on lol

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Bridal shower that’s all men? What?

      Does this woman have any female friends on any continent? How about any friends at all, anywhere? Something weird going on.

  4. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Can we just create a huge file called Crap We Don’t Care About and put Amal & George’s Wedding, Jayonce’s Impending Break-Up, and The GosBaby in there?

    On another note, that anecdote about Ellen Barkin saying “I f*cked George Clooney” is both hilarious and somewhat cringe-worthy.

    I like her-she has sass for miles.

  5. bella says:

    if they were sexually involved, this would have been all kinds of awkward.
    yeah – i’d be ok with my future husband’s ex lover throwing me a party…

  6. tanesha86 says:

    This might sound bitchy or concern trolly but she looks very masculine and painfully thin. I don’t see what all the fuss is about

    • ladybug says:

      Totally agree. She’s lost a lot of weight since the engagement announcement and I think it makes her look more masculine.

  7. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I know I’m getting old because I’m so excited when people are older than I am. Ellen B is 60. OO-rah!

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Sometimes I think she’s overdone it with the PS but other times I think she looks really good. Weird.

      • Hazel says:

        Same here. As for her bod, she looks fab & fit. Ellen, that is, not Amal. It all starts with posture, I think.

  8. Chris says:

    She looks nice in those photos. Too nice for an old geezer with a bad back. She deserves a virile young man with a strong back and a bit of led in his pencil.

  9. Jenns says:

    That haircut is not working for her at all. She looks much better with the bob.

  10. Dotty says:

    The hands don’t lie…. yet. Ellen is hardly recognizable.

  11. Jenny12 says:

    Am I the only person who thinks it’s odd that a man who repeatedly said he did not believe in marriage is suddenly marrying someone he hasn’t known long?

    • Bella bella says:

      I think the fact that she is a lawyer is perfect. She probably helped draw up the contract for this farce of a marriage.

    • Addison DeWitt says:

      I’ve considered that as well; unless both sides have motive, I would be weary.

  12. Size Does Matter says:

    I like Amal’s outfit, but she always looks to me like she’s a twentysomething playing dress up or on the set of Sex and the City, not actually going to work as a lawyer in a real life law firm with real life clients. Maybe it’s the sunglasses. Or maybe I’m old fashioned.

    • Dara says:

      I could never put my finger on what I found odd in all the photos of Amal, but you are exactly right – her wardrobe does give off a Lawyer Barbie vibe. I’ve ever met a lawyer in real life that dresses the way she does.

      Don’t get me wrong – I like the dress and the shoes and even the sunglasses – but it’s more of a ladies-who-lunch outfit. Oh, and the bag has got to go. Swap that sucker out for a cute summer bag and I’m in.

  13. eliza says:

    Ellen looks like an elderly Rick Schroeder.

  14. DavidBowie says:

    OMG I love her dress. Those shoes are abysmal though.

  15. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    In the march Hello magazine, there is more chemistry between George and the hot african dudes than there is between he and Anal Alamuddin.

  16. als says:

    Kaiser, you didn’t write Amal’s full name. It’s like this:
    Amal Alamuddin, the Human Rights Lawyer, the Really Smart, Really Well-Educated, Really Well-Respected Barrister Specialising in International Law.

  17. Sumodo1 says:

    I think a trash file for unwanted celeb news is a good idea.

  18. lisa2 says:

    Why do they keep making it about George. I know that he is the celebrity in the relationship; but outside of her Mother there is never any mention of her friend or siblings. And unless she and Ellen are BFFs why is she hosting a pre-wedding party.

    anyway good luck to the happy couple.

  19. Anotherdirtymartini says:

    Jenny12 – totally agree

  20. Penelope says:

    I’ve always liked Ellen–she’s a spicy broad. Just watched “Sea of Love” the other night for the first time in years and she’s simply excellent in it. And SO steamy & sexy! She and Pacino had some serious chemistry going on there.

    George Clooney’s marriage for political purposes is a snoozefest. I do like her sunglasses though. :)

    • Decloo says:

      I agree. She was super steamy in ‘The Big Easy’ with Dennis Quaid. He was super hot then too. Too bad she had to spend so many years married to Ron Perlman.

  21. MediaMaven says:

    I’m sorry, but it looks to me like Ellen Barkin is wearing one of Frank Sinatra’s old toupees…..

  22. Bernice says:

    No, I don’t think she has girlfriends in London. I think she is an odd duck.

    • lowercaselois says:

      I agree. I think that is why she was good marriage material, she is not a party girl with a lot of girlfriends.

  23. Jen says:

    I do not like her- this Amal Aluwhatever. Something about her just annoys me. I wasn’t a big Stacy Keibler fan either. So it’s not that. She just looks like you could freeze ice on her ass.

  24. Cody says:

    Another weird event that surrounds these two.

  25. Tania2 says:

    Why does she always have that snooty expression on her face when she is photographed?

  26. siri says:

    Bridal shower by Ellen Barkin? I doubt that, at least not the traditional version of it. I also doubt that Ellen is THAT close to George. They did Ocean 110 together, and she was a guest at his Como villa- but so have been tons of people. I guess she just sensed an opportunity to stay in the public mind via George, so she invited some girls to celebrate the upcoming nuptials. I think she really looks bad and waxy in the above photo, but I never shared the idea of her being sexy anyway. And Amal…it’s boring by now, isn’t it? Her almost constant smug/arrogant facial expression, frequent travels with mom- I really can’t picture her as a serious lawyer anymore. Neither do I believe she has girlfriends- she’s too brainy to have real fun:-)

  27. Dani says:

    Amal has the worst shoe game. Those sandals look like something my 90 year old grandmother might like.