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Friday, July 01, 2005
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Yes, George Clooney is drop-dead gorgeous.
Yes, he's talented, even gifted.
And I'd probably melt in his presence.
Did I mention he's gorgeous?
I loved him in O Brother, Where Art Thou? .
He was superb in Intolerable Cruelty and the one true magnificent person in an otherwise mediocre Ocean's Eleven.
Even his small part in Welcome To Collinwood was perfect.
I'll always remember him as Booker on Roseanne.
I did mention his incomparable looks, right? Right.
I must keep these things in mind when I read this kind of swill:
Hybrid philosophy gets Clooney top mileage
Wouldn't it be great if more movie stars were like George Clooney?
He's the modern model: He's too cool to demand a $20 million salary to prove his self-worth; he writes, directs and produces; and he expends his movie star capital to push for the things he believes in. "I'm a hybrid," Clooney said last week after he accepted the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival's first Spirit of Independence Award. "I succeed in both worlds. I hope that selling out on 'Ocean's Eleven' is not such a bad deal. The trade-off is, I get to go make something uncommercial that will probably lose money."
Clooney is confident enough to go toe to toe with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly or to protect a movie extra from an abusive director or to coax not only fellow "flaming liberals" to join his campaign against hunger in Africa but also Pat Robertson as well. (On ABC's "Nightline," Clooney got the televangelist to admit that in certain extreme situations, condom use is a good thing.)
"Hybrid," huh? Hmmmm. For all his cool confidence on tv, seems he couldn't hack it as a blogger. The following was posted on AFlyOnTheWall on 11/4/04:
George Clooney's Blog
A writer who helped me set up my blog earlier this year is now helping George Clooney with his new blog.
Apparently George has had very little traffic until recently, probably because: a) no one knew it existed and b) no one knew it was George's blog.
(Editorial aside: notice how this provides a little insight into the celebrity mindset. I created a blog, so of course people will come, because, well, I'm a star.)
Finally George figured out if he salted a few comments around on other blogs, it would increase his traffic.
Still not much business.
So then he got the idea to post links on porno blogs.
Apparently that has helped some, as my writer friend reports George's hits are up something like ten-fold.
Help poor George so he can stay away from those skanky porn sites. Click here to read George Clooney's blog.
For whatever reason, George Clooney never posted anything else after the election. And neither did Fly.