Monday, April 28, 2014

The George Clooney Engagement

The man who vowed never ever to get married again has apparently become engaged. I say apparently because no one has actually heard from the man(George Clooney) or the woman themselves. Kneepads reported it first and they don't ever go out on a ledge so there must be some kind of basis for their reporting, but so far, that only basis is that Amal Alamuddin had a ring on her ring finger that looked a lot like an engagement ring. George generally stays quiet about everything unless it is a fight with Steve Wynn about Obama or if you say something he doesn't like about one of his cocktail waitresses. As I told someone on Twitter this weekend, just because you get engaged doesn't mean you will get married. Clooney, who has gone through a series of women since his divorce to Talia Balsam way back in 1989 would be giving all that up. Is that something he wants to do? The next thing you know Amal will want kids and that will really throw George into a tailspin. Maybe he has decided he is too old to keep going with those year long contracts and wants to find someone who will be around to take care of him when he is senile.

Amal is certainly a good match for him. Brilliant. A lawyer. A liberal. Very good looking. Those all seem to be qualities that George would find attractive even if she can't take a drink order. As a lawyer though, she does share one important quality George loves. She charges by the hour.

100 comments:

TalksTooMuch said...

Bwahahaha! Finally! And lighting a candle for our fallen Georgie

sandybrook said...

She seems quite different than his usual bimbos so, you know, maybe he likes her a lot and wants to be with her.

sandybrook said...

whoa new avi--booze, no glasses or makeup

laura ramona said...

He is Gay. ok?stopvbs

TalksTooMuch said...

Good morning, sandy! How was HungovertheF&;7 Sunday?

I don't even think he was into bimbos, just beautiful pragmatic ladies.

laura ramona said...

Thank you Ent!

Dallas Alice said...

Good morning!! My Stars are out of the playoffs--I have a BAD case of the sads today :-(

laura ramona said...

Yes Ent. Would have been easier for him just to say the truth.

Topper Madison said...

Or...They could be having us all on, the pranksters.

Violet said...

Ahh. Congrats to the happy couple. I'm going out on a limb and saying it's all for reals. She sure doesn't need him, whereas all the others have needed an image/career boost. Wonder what will happen to the infamous Waldo and/or Cindy's husband. Will they be sad?

Violet said...

@Dallas - we can be sad together. Liverpool lost to Chelsea yesterday. We are thisclose to winning the league and losing such a big game at this stage......

sandybrook said...

Good morning TTM hair of the dawg helped out yesterday plenty as did nice dinner meal. And the Rangers beat the Flyers so all was good.

Yeah they were quite beautiful but I bet if you add up their cumulative IQs it would be lower than her's.

Renoblondee said...

When ya know, ya know!

sandybrook said...

Dallas y'all lost in a real bad way too up 4-2 with 4 minutes to go and shooting at an empty net. :(

laura ramona said...

This US gossip turns UK lol Violet

FSP said...

He's still an ass.

Vera L- said...

In this picture she looks like Meryl Davis

laura ramona said...

Lets be sad together. tube strike in London from 9 pm for the next 48 hours:)

TalksTooMuch said...

Whoops, thanks for the reminder, changed it for book club last night; avi is whatever people were drinking. Back to normal!

Dallas Alice said...

No need to rub it in Sandy :-P

I have additional sads on your behalf Violet :-(((((((

laura ramona said...

Ghhh lets enjoy the tour with Cindy's lol

fancyscreenname said...

Oh...my...effing...GAWD!

I wish everyone would get off of this mans nuts. Jeez...
FFS

Dallas Alice said...

I can see George being highly intrigued by someone who doesn't "need" him. I predict a lengthy engagement.

Leekalicious said...

@TTM Hey girl! That relationship is going to need all the candles it can get.

Hey Everyone!

Leekalicious said...

Oops

Leekalicious said...

There we go.

Violet said...

@Laura, you don't need to be sad for me re: tube strike. I live in the sticks and drive to work.

el80ne said...

Never understood the gay accusations. Year long contracts to satisfy handlers that wanted to ensure he was seen with a hot young beaut instead of someone his age, sure. But gay? Please.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Mornng everyone, I'm telling you , George can't get into politics without an equal beside him, she is going to fulfill his liberal dreams of office.
All I can say is Reagan set a terrible precedent for actors and " public service ".
Congress?.,.. Then Senate....then White House within 20 years.

TalksTooMuch said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEAMY!!!!

Violet said...

@steam - i like your thinking but I hope she has more self respect than to become his 'Nancy'.

JoElla said...

Morning everyone!

I dunno about this gang. My gut is screaming ego busted on this one.

I think Kiebler's marriage and bebeh a few months after the breakup, kinda shocked him. His girls are supposed to go quietly away, not marriage and kids.

It will be interesting to see where this goes.

BeckyMae said...

+1 million Steamy! That was my first thought to, he needs legitimacy to run. I think she's gorgeous and it's probably a good match. She's no idiot, I'm sure it'll be mutually beneficial for them both.

Oh and HAPPY, HAPPY DAY, STEAMY!!

FearN said...

I give my congrats too. I hope they are happy, they are cute together from what I've seen but what the hell do I know.

FearN said...

+2 on this train of thought. It makes sense!

Leekalicious said...

Happy Birthday Steamers!!

Lucas said...

D
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fancyscreenname said...

Interesting point Steampunk. After reading your comment I've become less annoyed with the name Clooney. I could see him doing this. He's not as shallow and self-absorbed as I thought.

Happy birthday. :^)

TalksTooMuch said...

Morning, Leeky!

Susan said...

She charges by the hour. HA!

Get off this man's nuts - OMG. LOVE!!!

Agree with the running for office theory. Does Clooney have digs in LA? Does he live at Lake Cuomo year-round?

__-__=__ said...

I don't see her being First Lady any time during my life. Maybe he was waiting for the Power Couple thing to happen. Took him a long time to get tired of bimbos.

Anothergrayhare said...

reminds me of when Richard Gere settled down. No one could believe it either.

BeckyMae said...

Why not? She's intelligent and a high powered lawyer, she moves in international circles...perfect First Lady material if ya ask me!

JoElla said...

Happy Birthday Steam! Have a great day filled with fun and cake!

Dingle Barry said...

This is another arranged marriage courtesy of Hilary Clinton's Cupid Match by PAC. Wiener-Almadeen are still "sticking it out" apparently for their child.

Now she has arranged Clooney-Whatever UN Sectetary's special envoy to Syria humanitarian lawyer her name is.

He wants to socialize above his pay grade and she's the ticket into the party. Her plus-1 to everything Hilary needs.

It doesn't matter if this woman picked arm candy stupid, their goal is to please the inner circle. She'll do the talking. Whatch what happens to arm candy George though, he'll be fine among his party and fellow likewise thinkers (he fancy's himself intelligent) but anyone who challenges him with a debate, he's going to explode and start talking pictures of Lil Georgie's porgie and send them to Stacy Kiebler Elf and Elisabetta Cannoli.

It is of my opinion that this time George is being played. Poor dumb guy can't see the whole picture. Oh, he thinks he does, but no.

That's my story.

trixie comments said...

It does make sense... But true spin doctors would have him matched someone no one could find fault with--- the All American Girl. Not a Brit who works for Julian Assange. So... This might just be real. Or at least not because he needs a wife to run for office in the US.

Dingle Barry said...

Guaranteed that Hilary knows this woman. This woman has her own political agenda and needs George as a stepping stone herself. It's a mutual benefit for them and for Hilary. She is The All American girl, America is changing. Hope and Changing.

N. Twinkie said...

Congrats to him...He finally found the perfect beard.

Zayrina said...

I don't believe he is gay. He is such a progressive liberal that it would be morally reprehensible to him to remain closeted.

epiphany said...

1)Clooney is not gay. He likes, and sleeps with women - just not only women. He dabbles in the occasional same-sex, and was into group stuff - don't know if he does that anymore. His ego has convinced him he should go public with his guilt-assuaging limousine liberal politics, and run for office. Politicians need a wife, and the average cocktail waitress simply won't do. he'll run in California, of course, where the numerous skeletons in his closet will only add to his cache. Plus, she's much more intelligent than he, so she can couch him for debates, etc...

skippy said...

^^^ harsh.
She's a human rights lawyer, who will probably get bored of him !

Susan said...

Working for the UN makes way more sense than him running for office in Cali. It just seems like a better fit. This is so interesting to me. Can't wait to see how it's played out. I wonder what all of his castoffs think, especially Elisabetta, his first Italian broad.

surfer said...

Is she actually practicing law? Because you can't be going on vacation every other week or running to film festivals at the drop of a hat. You need to be based somewhere.

Who knows if they'll actually get married, but how many of us have changed our opinions as we've gotten older? Can't give him a hard time for that.

Linda K said...

This will be the world's longest engagement EVER!

Shelly Shell said...

Sometimes women just wear a ring on the finger it fits. During a break in college I worked in a Dr's office. One time I wore a vintage ring on that finger, all the women thought I was engaged. They were all whispering about it all day.

Leekalicious said...

Well, it will be nice for him to have someone he can talk to about stuff other than dresses and shoes & exercise. He won't be telling her what to do, and that will be good for him. She doesn't seem like the type that is ready to settle down yet either - she's at the apex of a high-powered career, from the sound of it. He may be following her around. Wouldn't that be a switch.

MISCH said...

I hope it's love

JoElla said...

@Dingle very interesting take on this.

It's going to be very interesting watching this all play out.


*today's word is Interesting! brought to you by the letter J*

Ari said...

this is exactly what i thought, he's 52, and this is the perfect woman to be by his side

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

Cool, American Democrat party is like that scientology (whatever) sect arranging fake marriages with beards for publicity.

texas rose said...

I will believe it when he makes it legal. Engagements for celebs are a dime a dozen. If no date set after 6 months then why bother.

Angela said...

Clooney told a few years ago he wouldn't run for public office, because of what could be dug against him.
There may be some stuff that wouldn't be juicy enough against a mere actor but would be devastating against a politician.

Anyway, I give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that he's tired of having affairs here and there, while he pays the same woman to be his public date at events, so he doesn't get asked questions about his private life.
He may want to settle, you know.

nurysp said...

i do not think he is gay

but i tell ya the forever bachelor finally found "the one"

pours a lil liquor for every woman whose man told them "Sorry im just not the marrying kind"...AND THEN GOES GETS ENGAGED

CHEERS TO NOT BEING THE ONE

Steampunk Jazz said...

Thanks fancy, I'm spending it with you guys :-D

The Real Dragon said...

People still think he gay? Smh I'm the only who doesn't think so lol. Congrats .

Steampunk Jazz said...

Thank you everyone who wished Mr a happy birthday, y'all the best.

sugarbread maker said...

she's a barrister so she is basically an independent contractor. she works when she wants.

TV Junkie said...

I know a model who had a date with him years ago. She went to his house & had dinner, but as soon as it was clear that she wouldn't sleep with him, he had her escorted out. For this reason, I don't think he's gay. He may be bi, but who am I to say?

missbunny said...

Is this the place to off topic about sports? If so, the blazers beat Houston in ot last night, we are 3 to 1 now! For those of you that are out of the playoffs, I recommend Wednesday's game because it has been exciting close games.

Janieb said...

Congrats to both of them!!

MovingOn said...

I sort of love this theory.

XOXO said...

Dropping the ball, Enty.

Tina Mallette said...

Go Raptors and waiting for Bruins vs Canadiens NHL series to start, be a barn buster.

Sherry said...

Somewhere out there a few women got drunk because their catch got caught by someone else.

Someone here yesterday seemed to be in the know about George and said he was gay. NOW he may very well be a sexual opportunist but I don't think he's gay.

And maybe he was just so bowled over he was knocked over with a feather. We may never know...If he runs for office, well then..Some smart people on this site.

mydarkredpassenger said...

+1s Steampunk and Dingleberry, my eyes have been rolling so much since hearing the news and NOT hearing people talk about the transparent political angle they may get stuck. She's a cookie cutter copy of Huma Abedin and nothing like his "type". I think even less of the vapid George Clooney than before. Every public move this man makes is calculated and timed to build his image.

MadLyb said...

He's probably bi but prefers a woman on his arm and a man in the closet.

They seem like an intriguing pair. I'll bet he ends up making more of his serious documentaries, 'cause the truth is, she's way out of his league and he will need to catch up.

krychek said...

Or maybe he was a guest at Bryan Singer parties.

Liv said...

How do we know she wants kids?!

PJ said...

Apparently someone decided that he was finally ready to part with 50% of all of his hard earned money and property. (Why the hell else would a celeb of this financial status & caliber ever get married?) Let's just hope he's able to hold on to his beloved Lake Como home in the inevitable divorce. As all the sites are pointing out, she's a LAWYER. Aka: Lady knows her way around a contract. (She represents Julian Assange for f**k's sake!) Be careful Georgie...

Topper Madison said...

There is NO WAY this marriage wouldn't have an iron-clad prenup, if it gets that far.

Actually, I'm sort of hoping in about six months she dumps him--you know, just because it would be awesome to see him as the dumpee for once. But if that doesn't happen, well, I'm just impressed that he picked a woman who's at least interesting this time! Well done.

Elizabeth said...

Not understanding the Clooney hate at all. I don't believe Clooney will ever run for office though it would be fun to watch. I could see him doing work at the UN, that would be completely believable and in keeping with his activist nature.

Remember, what attracts is how the other person makes you feel about yourself. This woman is a smart, attractive human rights lawyer. She probably makes him feel smart and he probably makes her feel connected, plus they look great together. No idea if either one is playing the other but it's certainly interesting.

Emily Yeah said...

Mariella Frostup who is a really good friend with George is my ex's sister. George is gay, gay, gay

auntliddy said...

Why is everyone sooooo anxious to marry off Clooney and Aniston?? I dont get it. I wish george wld marry jen and have kids and blow everyone's mind!!!!!!!!

Northbynorthwest said...

No matter who this new Mrs. Clooney is, one thing is for sure, the new father-in-law isn't as cool as the kick-ass, legendary Martin Balsam.

feraltart said...

Hi everybody.
I had no internet ALL weekend. TTM, sorry I couldn't make book club. Work got in the way.

Congrats to George. I have personally never found him attractive, however our hot mascot, Liam Neeson, I would do in a heartbeat & he definitely does women. Let's have a Liam Neeson OT, he is so much mire interesting than ?George.

TalksTooMuch said...

That's too bad, feral!! I hope you can get in on the next one, May 18, doing suggestions now. Book made / making into a movie

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Clooney and Aniston -- Auntliddy, that would be awesome! We could all stop and listen, and the sound we'd hear would be the exploding heads of every person in the gossip business.

delete account said...

ROTFL!!!!!
Damn it Enty, one of these days I'm gonna choke to death on my hot tea while reading your cold one.
:-D

anon said...

I'd be shocked if Clooney ran for office - he's famously quoted as saying he can never run for office because he's slept with too many people and done too many drugs to be electable.

Mozel to those crazy kids - I'll believe when I see him walking back DOWN the aisle.

a said...

This clearly to get back at The Elf. Even if it wasn't deliberate, you can't deny that subconsciously, he must be ego-bruised over the fact that The Elf moved on so publicly. He's used to having the attention.

a said...

And ENTY, Amal bears a resemblance to Anne Hathaway. This chick is actually kind of average in the looks department.

hothotheat said...

George has said he doesn't want to run for office because he's done too many drugs and slept with too many women.

I'm think this is a publicity stunt for two reasons (either/or).
First, he and his taste in women were the butt of a very public comment by Tina Fey.

Plus his recent drunken antic looked really bad for him. He many be embarrassed about it.

So, to get attention away from that bad PR, he and Amal lead everyone to believe they are engaged. He or his PR people will deny it eventually. The point is to stop the talk about drunk George.

All that said, I like her and believes she getting the short end of the deal here.

sheit_ur_duinit_wrawng! said...

Hes always in competition with his one true love: Brad Pitt. He has found the one woman that can elevate him to the level of Brangelina and their humanitarian popularity on the world stage. Bingo. I wouldn't leave her alone with Angie for a second though. "wink" Or Cindy Crawford either.

TLP said...

sorry for the dumb question- what is knee pads?

Henriette said...

I love the political angle of this, but this chick is not American. She lives in London, so how is this marriage gonna work? I know what's in it for George, he no longer looks like a loser paying for arm candy, but what does she get out of it? Amal comes from a controversial line of Islam and her family is quite vocal about NOT marrying outside of the religion. Is Clooney gonna convert?

I do think Clooney reads the gossip blogs and could tell his contract negotiations were known to the public. Come on? He gets a chick with a brain who is not trying to get a reality show? Why change his tune after all this time and right after Kiebler starts showing her pregnancy? Something isn't clean in the water.

BeckyMae said...

@TLP 'Kneepads' is Enty's slang for People mag...because they really only portray celebs in a nice light and pay them lots of $$ so they are 'on their knees' to the celebs...

hothotheat said...

Henriette, not so sure about the "chick with a brain who is not trying to get a reality show" bit. She seemed pretty happy to be papped outside a London restaurant by herself just after it was announced they were dating. And remember, everyone thought Hilaria wasn't the type either and look at her now.

Totally agree, something isn't clean in the water.

Aoife said...

I don't think George gives a rat's ass about Kiebler. She fulfilled her contract and moved on.
That was never a love match.

As for the alleged fianceé the big thing is she's British and while she may have some connections in this country I think it's a bit much to spin conspiracy theories.

I'm with krychek. The timing of this is suspect.

Scallywag said...

@NorthbyNorthwest, agree about the BAMF Martin Balsam.

"She's a cookie cutter copy of Huma Abedin and nothing like his "type". "

Really. Because they both have long dark hair? Because they were born in different countries, raised in different religions, have different education background, different career paths, live on different continents.

Other than that they are just alike.

krychek said...

ITA with you. it seems G .Clooney can't do no wrong because is cute and talented. they keep saying he wouldn't go to politics,he would never get marry again …blah blah blah,guess what ,now he is a fianc√© . something is up.hope he didn't go to Bryan Singer pool parties…