George Clooney calls Trump’s quip on Kurds ‘pretty shocking’
HELSINKI (AP) — George Clooney said on Thursday he was appalled U.S. President Donald Trump partly justified the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria by stating Kurds "didn't help us with...
Julie Andrews to receive American Film Institute honor
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute is honoring Julie Andrews with its Life Achievement Award.
The organization said Friday that Andrews will receive the award at the Gala Tribute...
Watchdog says global oil consortium hurting South Sudan
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The largest multinational oil consortium in South Sudan is "proactively participating in the destruction" of the country, the actor George Clooney and co-founder of The...
Brad Pitt asks astronaut: Who was better? Clooney or me?
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Brad Pitt, star of the new space movie "Ad Astra," had a burning question for a real-life astronaut.
The legacy of Denzel: Key moments from Washington AFI honors
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A night dedicated to an artist as prolific as Denzel Washington is bound to be an emotional one. The Oscar-winning actor, director, and producer is the face of some of the...
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said they have arrested an Italian man wanted in his home country after he fled a jail sentence handed down for fraudulently using the name of actor George Clooney to...
Clooney hopes media will be ‘kinder’ to Meghan the mom
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney is hoping the media will be gentler to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, after she gave birth to a baby boy.
"I think people should be a little kinder. She's a...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the royal baby (all times local):
Prince Harry and Meghan have named their son Archie.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Brunei's sultan has said a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws including stoning people for gay sex and adultery that sparked...
Amal Clooney seeking Islamic State woman for Yazidi crimes
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney said Tuesday she is requesting the transfer of a female member of the Islamic State extremist group to face justice for crimes against women...
Amal Clooney: Prosecute Islamic State extremists for rape
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on Tuesday demanded justice for victims of an "epidemic of sexual violence" in conflicts, especially rapes and other abuses perpetrated by...
LONDON (AP) — Dozens of people protested in London on Saturday against new Islamic laws in Brunei that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death, while the University of Oxford...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it has protested Brunei's plans to implement Islamic criminal laws that punishes gay sex by stoning offenders to death.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney is calling for the boycott of nine hotels in the U.S. and Europe with ties to the sultan of Brunei, which next month will implement Islamic criminal laws to...
George Clooney: Always the charmer
George Clooney compares Markle coverage to Princess Di
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney is frustrated by the way the media is treating Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, comparing it to how the media covered Princess Diana.
Clooney told reporters the Meghan is "a woman who is seven months pregnant and she has been pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that Diana was and it's history repeating itself."
Diana died in a car crash while being pursued by paparazzi in 1997.
Clooney returns to high school read ‘Catch 22’ for Hulu show
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — George Clooney says he never expected his next project to be a miniseries based on a novel he read in high school.
But against his initial inclination, he's directing and starring in Hulu's series "Catch-22," drawn from Joseph Heller's classic work about the insanity of war. The streaming service Hulu will release it this spring.
Florida’s 2018 youth vote swells over previous midterm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — They rallied hundreds of thousands to march for gun reform, landed on the cover of Time magazine and raised millions of dollars from celebrities like Oprah and George Clooney. But could the teenage survivors of the Parkland school shooting actually motivate unpredictable young voters to cast their ballots?
Barack Obama receives RFK Human Rights award at NYC gala
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a gala in midtown Manhattan Wednesday evening.
"I'm not sure if you've heard, but I've been on this hope kick for a while now. Even ran a couple of campaigns on it. Thank you for officially validating my hope credentials," Obama said during his remarks.
Portman calls for action at Hollywood women’s luncheon
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Natalie Portman took a flamethrower to the patriarchy. George Clooney admonished what he called the Trump administration's culture of fear. Emma Gonzalez implored people to vote. And host Jenifer Lewis spared no one, from Melania Trump and Kanye West to Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh.
Denzel Washington to receive AFI Life Achievement Award
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute is honoring Denzel Washington with a Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Washington will receive the award at a Gala Tribute on June 6 in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on TNT.
Actress in ‘ER,’ ‘Stand and Deliver’ fatally shot by police
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who appeared on the TV medical drama "ER" and starred in the film "Stand and Deliver" was fatally shot by police officers in Southern California after they say she pointed a replica handgun at them.
Vanessa Marquez, who gained attention last year when she said George Clooney helped blacklist her from Hollywood, died at a hospital following Thursday's shooting at her apartment in South Pasadena, just outside Los Angeles.
George Clooney tops Forbes’ highest-paid actors list
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney can raise a glass, even if he's not starring in any hit movies.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man pretended to be a prince in an elaborate catfishing scheme to get young boys to send him explicit photographs of themselves, according to federal authorities.
ROME (AP) — The driver of a station wagon hit by George Clooney's scooter in Italy says he was waiting to turn when a scooter whizzed by, then the actor's slammed into him.
Italian news agency ANSA, reporting Wednesday from Sardinia, quoted Antonello Viglino as saying he was "stationary on the roadway," ready to turn left when two motorcycles came from the other direction Tuesday morning.
Viglino, 67, says the first "avoided collision" but the second "slammed into me."
Video shows moment of Clooney crash, actor thrown in air
OLBIA, Sardinia (AP) — Actor George Clooney slammed his motorbike into an oncoming car that turned suddenly into his lane Tuesday and was thrown several meters (yards) in the air on the Italian island of Sardinia, according to video of the crash.
"He is recovering at his home and will be fine," Clooney spokesman Stan Rosenfield told The Associated Press in an email.
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AP PHOTOS: Toasts, kisses and laughs at Clooney AFI gala
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney, this is your life.
The American Film Institute hosted a star-studded gala earlier this month to honor the Oscar-winner's achievements as an actor, director and activist. The evening kicked off with a video message from former President Barack Obama, and featured speeches from Julianna Margulies reflecting on their days together on "ER," Bill Murray recounting pranks on the set of "Monuments Men" and Miley Cyrus performing a song from "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
AFI highlights Clooney’s life of acting, activism and pranks
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney's Hollywood career spans more than three decades, with memorable roles including fighting vampires, playing Batman and drifting through space in "Gravity." But Clooney's other accomplishments, including directing, screenwriting and activism, led to him becoming the latest recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.
‘Ocean’s 8’ opens with franchise-best $41.5M to top weekend
NEW YORK (AP) — "Ocean's 8," the female-fronted overhaul of the starry heist franchise, opened with an estimated $41.5 million at the box office, taking the weekend's top spot from the fast-falling "Solo: A Star Wars Story."
At a lower price point and in less fanboy-guarded franchise, "Ocean's 8" — despite ho-hum reviews — found nothing like the stormy reception than the female-led "Ghostbusters" reboot did on the same weekend two years ago.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Roberts is stepping out to present her longtime friend and frequent co-star George Clooney with one of the highest honors in film.
The American Film Institute says Wednesday that Roberts will be on hand to give Clooney the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award at a gala to be held at the Dolby Theatre on June 7.
It’s all about the well-plumed hats for royal wedding guests
Like every good royal wedding, it was all about the hats, the dresses and the posh tails, with some fashion standouts among the guests at Windsor Castle.
Amal Clooney was undeniably regal in a mustard yellow Stella McCartney dress with cap sleeves and a long tie in back that bordered on a train as she glided into St. George's Chapel on Saturday for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Her actor husband, George Clooney, was at her side in subtle grey and a pale yellow stripe tie.
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Nova’s Wright fetes hoops title with pope-pourri of events
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Wright had some time to chat before he met with Michelle Obama. The former first lady was in Philadelphia for an education event and Wright was invited to give a speech. Wright and the Obamas go way back — to at least 2016 when President Barack Obama teased Villanova's coach as "the George Clooney of coaches" for his GQ style while winning a national title.
George Clooney to Parkland students: ‘You make me proud of my country again’
George Clooney has penned a letter to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students, telling them that their gun-control efforts following last month's mass shooting have made him "proud" of his country once again.
The co-editors-in-chief for The Eagle Eye the Parkland school's student newspaper have taken over the Guardian's website to run coverage of Saturday's March for Our Lives in D.C., where thousands of students and activists will be marching for stricter gun control.
South Sudan oil money corruptly funds civil war, say reports
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's state-owned oil company has been "captured by predatory elites" and is being used to fund the country's civil war, including a government-aligned militia accused of human rights abuses, according reports by two investigative organizations.
Millions of dollars in oil revenue are being funneled from Nile Petroleum into the nation's national security service, footing the bill for the war, now in its fifth year, says Global Witness, in a report released Tuesday.
George Clooney, Amal Clooney pledge $500,000 toward ‘March for Our Lives’ anti-gun violence protest
George Clooney on Tuesday said that he and his wife are donating $500,000 toward March for Our Lives, an anti-gun violence demonstration in D.C. being organized by survivors of last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
George and Amal Clooney donate $500k to march against guns
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor George Clooney and his wife, Amal Clooney, are donating $500,000 to students organizing nationwide marches against gun violence, and they say they'll also attend next month's planned protests.
Clooney directing, starring in ‘Catch-22’ drama series
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — George Clooney is directing and starring in a TV series version of the novel "Catch-22."
Streaming service Hulu said Sunday that the six-part series based on Joseph Heller's anti-war satire will go into production in 2018. A debut date and other cast members weren't announced.
Clooney will play Col. Cathcart in the drama he's directing with his Smokehouse Pictures partner, Grant Heslov. Smokehouse is producing it with Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.
Barack Obama to be David Letterman’s first Netflix guest
NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman has lined up former president Barack Obama to be his first guest when he returns to a TV talk show later this month.
Obama will join Letterman on Jan. 12 for the launch of the new "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman" on Netflix.
‘Ocean’s 8’ first trailer will steal your attention
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Sisters are doing it for themselves in “Ocean’s 8.”
The first full trailer for the all-female cast reboot has arrived and damn, it looks fun!
The heist film stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson and Awkwafina.
The action offers a feminine twist on the franchise made famous by George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
Alexander Payne has big aspirations for his little (literally) satire
In most of his films, director and screenwriter Alexander Payne offers a wry, forgiving look at the persistent travails of everyday life. He has favored down-to-earth characters (sometimes based in his Omaha hometown) struggling with relationship troubles, economic drudgery and lifes short span in features including Sideways, About Schmidt and Nebraska. Until now, his furthest voyage from his comfort zone was 2011s The Descendants, with George Clooney playing a Hawaiian land owner facing very similar challenges in a Pacific paradise.
Review: Noel Gallagher widens sound on ‘Who Built the Moon?’
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, "Who Built the Moon?" (Sour Mash Records)
His younger brother Liam's new album has been heaped with praise, he turned 50 in May and a recent TV appearance featured a French bandmate playing scissors, earning Liam's ridicule. Who said Noel Gallagher has it easy?
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