Sunday 21 January 2018

People are talking: George, he's not worth it

Anne Marie Scanlon

PAT George Clooney vs. Russell Crowe

In a week when lots of well-known women were going for each other's jugulars – Peaches Geldof squared off against former Apprentice participant and Panto villain Katie Hopkins, while Joan Rivers lashed out at Hunger Games star and America's current sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence – it was nice to see two boys bitching for a change.

George Clooney, not just America's sweetheart but the world's darling, revealed in an interview with Esquire Magazine that there had been some bad blood between himself and Russell 'Gladiator' Crowe. It's hard to imagine anyone taking agin Gorgeous George, but let's face it Crowe has form in taking agin people – hotel employees, fans, TV producers, businessmen. Hell, he doesn't stop at people, there's phones and circumcision to be taken into account.

Apparently Crowe "picked a fight" with George "for no good reason at all. He put out this thing saying 'George Clooney, Harrison Ford and Robert De Niro are sell-outs'," George told Esquire, adding that he responded by taking a swipe at Crowe's hobby – fronting his own band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts. "(Russell's) probably right," George said, "I'm glad he told us because Bob, Harrison and I were thinking of starting a band which would also fall under the heading of bad use of celebrity." This made Crowe very unhappy and he demanded "Who the f**k does this guy think he is? He's a Frank Sinatra wannabe."

Hmmm – George is renowned for his affability, whereas the late Mr Sinatra was nearly as well known for his temper tantrums (often directed at hotel employees) as he was for his voice. If anybody is a Sinatra wannabe, it certainly isn't our George.

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