Clooney claims that he and his agent Bryan Lourd presented a petition to the powerful people in Hollywood to sign in support of Sony not submitting to the Sony hacker’s demands, but no one would sign it.
It was a large number of people. It was sent to basically the heads of every place. They told Bryan Lourd, “I can’t sign this.” What? How can you not sign this? I’m not going to name anyone, that’s not what I’m here to do, but nobody signed the letter, which I’ll read to you right now.
On November 24 of this year, Sony Pictures was notified that it was the victim of a cyber attack, the effects of which is the most chilling and devastating of any cyber attack in the history of our country. Personal information including Social Security numbers, email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers and the full texts of emails of tens of thousands of Sony employees was leaked online in an effort to scare and terrorize these workers. The hackers have made both demands and threats. The demand that Sony halt the release of its upcoming comedy The Interview, a satirical film about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Their threats vary from personal—you better behave wisely—to threatening physical harm—not only you but your family is in danger. North Korea has not claimed credit for the attack but has praised the act, calling it a righteous deed and promising merciless measures if the film is released. Meanwhile the hackers insist in their statement that what they’ve done so far is only a small part of our further plan. This is not just an attack on Sony. It involves every studio, every network, every business and every individual in this country. That is why we fully support Sony’s decision not to submit to these hackers’ demands. We know that to give in to these criminals now will open the door for any group that would threaten freedom of expression, privacy and personal liberty. We hope these hackers are brought to justice but until they are, we will not stand in fear. We will stand together.
Clooney rejects the apology from Daily Mail for printing a false statement about the actor and his future mother-in-law’s religious differences. Clooney says that the publication knew what they were printing was untrue and printed it anyway:
What separates this from all of the ridiculous things the Mail makes up is that now, by their own admission, it can be proved to be a lie. In fact, a premeditated lie. So I thank the Mail for its apology. Not that I would ever accept it, but because in doing so they’ve exposed themselves as the worst kind of tabloid.
Clooney appears on the cover of People to discuss how he discovered his fiance, Alamuddin, was the one.
They want the people they love to know that this is real and that they plan on being together forever.
In a Bloomberg TV interview Steve Wynn denys he ever insulted Obama and says Hollywood celebrities “live in a very strange bubble of their own.”
They’re money coddled, they’re highly privileged, We are talking about successful artists like George, Barbra Streisand … they live in a relatively small world, the people around them are very solicitous and caring of them. They have a worldview that is therefore ‘Everything should be given to everybody’ because everything has been given to them.
Wynn also said that as a billionaire businessman, he has a broader perspective than Clooney.
You have to protect the enterprise in order to take care of the employees. So therefore, you can’t be wasteful, you can’t squander things or you jeopardize people. Running a business gives you a sense of compassion that is defined in different terms than someone who just thinks of themselves as generous.
Clooney talks about his childhood, how he got into acting, and various roles he has played.
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Seacrest interviews Clooney during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about the difficulty of acting.
Acting is not hard work. I find it challenging and sometimes I’m very bad at it, but I don’t find it hard.
In an interview with Vanity Fair Clooney says he would never get married again, referencing his failed marriage to with actress Talia Balsam:
I probably-definitely-wasn’t someone who should have been married at that point. I just don’t feel like I gave Talia a fair shot. I was responsible for the failure of that marriage.