This weekend, the 23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala was held, honoring actors like Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Michelle Williams, Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer, and Glenn Close. But were their outfits as laudable? Let’s find out!
“There’s this strange thing that’s happened over the last 25 or 30 years where there’s this decision being made that women aren’t able to carry the box office. Now, ‘Bridesmaids’ has proved that to be bullshit, and ‘The Help’ has proven it to be bullshit. But it’s much harder to get a film with a woman lead made. When a man hits 40 is when roles just begin to happen. And for women it doesn’t happen. I find that to be a very concerning issue.”
– George Clooney continues to do what he does second best (after acting) in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly – making women swoon. Clooney sounds a little bit like a politician to me here — while he very well may be quite concerned about the status of women in Hollywood, it also sounds like he’s pandering a bit to a sizable portion of his fan base. Prove me wrong, George! I know — why doesn’t he step behind the camera again (his third biggest talent, as displayed in the well-done “Ides of March”) and direct a female lead himself? Another movie with Tilda Swinton, perhaps? Or Vera Farmiga? Or Helen Mirren? That would be rad. Just a thought. [Entertainment Weekly]
“He [Gosling] really wants it. He’s been saying… the whole time we were on the set of ‘Ides,’ he was like, ‘How did you pull that off?’ So I called up Brad Pitt and we worked with him for weeks on the walk… we told him how to train… everything.”
– George Clooney jokes that his “Ides of March” co-star Ryan Gosling really wanted People‘s “Sexiest Man Alive” title, so he and Brad Pitt — both of whom have won more than once — offered their expertise. I, of course, know better. In the end, Bradley Cooper was the chosen one. [ExtraTV]
We always knew George Clooney was a silver fox sex god. What we didn’t know was that it dated all the way back to grade school. The hunky star tells the latest issue of Rolling Stone that he lost his virginity at 16, which he called “young, very young, too young.” But the most WTF big reveal from the Cloon are details about his first orgasm. “I believe it was while climbing a rope when I was six or seven years old,” he told RS. “I mean, nothing came out, but all the other elements were there. I remember getting to the top of the rope, hanging off the rope, and going, ‘Oh, my God, this feels great!’” I was going to make a joke like “Oh, to be that rope!” … then I remembered he was only in the first grade when this happened. [Rolling Stone]
George Clooney isn’t the only star to make revealing (and somewhat squicky) comments about their earliest sexual fumblings. After the jump, 15 more celebs dish on when and how they lost their virginity. Keep reading »
“[George Clooney was] the person who valued my feminine side the most. … He has been a special for me, and very important, just as a father would be. … Between us there was more of a father-daughter relationship. I was unable to clarify this up ’til now.”
– Elisabetta Canalis talks about her relationship with George Clooney in a forthcoming book “about love” written by an Italian journalist. People has some excerpts from the book, including the interesting nugget quoted above. I’m not quite sure I understand. So, Elisabetta and George’s relationship was more paternalistic than romantic? Or both? I hope they were able to put aside the father-daughter stuff during sex because eww.
Anyway, find out what Elisabetta had to say about rumors that she and George broke up because she wanted kids and marriage, after the jump… Keep reading »