Alec Baldwin Blasts George Clooney’s Dig At His Gun Safety During Emotional Interview

Alec Baldwin Blasts George Clooney’s Dig At His Gun Safety During Emotional Interview

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In his ABC News interview, Alec Baldwin gave a candid response to George Clooney recently calling the tragic ‘Rust’ shooting ‘insane’ and ‘infuriating.’

Alec Baldwin fielded many questions related to the Rust shooting incident while speaking to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Thursday, December 2. Alec, 63, shared his side of the story of the tragic incident that led to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and he also addressed the criticism he’s received from fellow actors like George Clooney, who called the shooting “insane” and “infuriating” on the Nov. 15 episode of Marc Maron‘s WTF podcast. “There were a lot of people who felt it necessary to contribute some comment to the situation, which really didn’t help the situation at all,” Alec said, referring to the fellow A-list actor. “If your protocol is you checking the gun every time, well, good for you. Good for you.”

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On the WTF with Marc Maron podcast, George said that Halyna’s death on the Rust set was the result of “a lot of stupid mistakes.” The Ocean’s Eleven actor further said, “Every single time I’m handed a gun on a set — every time — they hand me a gun, I look at it, I open it, I show it to the person I’m pointing it to, we show it to the crew. Everyone does that. Everybody knows that.” George’s comments were clearly critical of Alec, who claimed in his ABC News interview that he “didn’t pull the trigger” of the gun that killed Halyna and injured director Joel Souza. “Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property,” he said. “Someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me.”

Alec was quite emotional during his interview with George Stephanopoulos. When asked if he feels “guilt” for the terrible incident, the 30 Rock star said, “No. I might have killed myself if I thought I was responsible, and I don’t say that lightly.” Alec also said he thinks it’s “highly unlikely” he’ll be charged in the shooting, which is still under investigation by authorities.

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.@GStephanopoulos: "Do you feel guilt?"

Alec Baldwin: “No. Someone is responsible for what happened and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me.”


— ABC News (@ABC) December 3, 2021

This new interview marked Alec’s first sit-down interview since the Rust shooting occurred. He briefly spoke to the press about the incident in Manchester, Vermont with his wife Hilaria Baldwin on October 30. The day after Halyna was killed, Alec broke his silence in a message on Instagram. “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours,” he said.

So far, no charges have been announced by authorities investigating the incident. Jason Bowles and Robert Gorence, the attorneys for Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, have said they’re looking into the possibility that someone tried to “sabotage the set” of Alec’s film by putting a live bullet in a box of dummy rounds, which ended up in the gun that killed Halyna.

George Clooney Shares The ‘Very Emotional’ Moment He & Amal Decided To Have Kids

George Clooney Shares The ‘Very Emotional’ Moment He & Amal Decided To Have Kids

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In a new interview, actor George Clooney recalled the ’emotional’ moment when he and wife Amal Clooney decided to have children.

Although George Clooney, 60, was initially hesitant about having children, he recently revealed in a new interview how much he fell in love with being a father of two twins with wife Amal Clooney, 43. “Listen, I didn’t want to get married. I didn’t want to have kids. And then this extraordinary human being walked into my life and I just fell madly in love,” the actor told Marc Maron on his WTF With Marc Maron podcast. “Then I knew from the minute I met her that everything was going to be different.”

“I didn’t know I’d have twins,” he continued. “There is that moment when you go to the doctor and they pull out this piece of paper which is a sonogram and they go, ‘Here’ and you go, ‘It’s a baby boy.’ I’m like, ‘Baby boy, fantastic,’” he recalled. “And then they said, ‘And the other one is the girl’ and I was like, ‘Oh s—t.’”

George & Amal Clooney. (Rune Hellestad/UPI/Shutterstock)

“[Amal’s] sister has twins and I was gobsmacked because… I was kind of up for one. … I love it now,” the Hail, Caesar! actor said of being a doting father to 4-year-old twins Ella and Alexander. “And thank God they have each other during the pandemic.”

George also explained how he and wife Amal first discussed having children together. “So we’ve been married for about a year and we were at a friend’s house, and they had a kid there which was loud and obnoxious and I was like, ‘Holy s—t.’ We went outside for a walk,” he recalled. “And so then she said, ‘We are awfully lucky in life.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, we are lucky we found each other.’ She said, ‘Seems like that luck should be shared with some other folks.’”

The Tender Bar director shared how he “thought about it for a minute” but didn’t think either of them “made a decision” about having kids at the time. “And then I just said, ‘Well, I mean, if you’re in’ and she said, ‘I think we should try.’ I have to say it was very emotional because I really was convinced that wasn’t my lot in life and was comfortable with that,” he added.

George & Amal Clooney with their children. (BACKGRID)

The Hollywood veteran went on to share how he was “aware of the danger of celebrity” with children and “aware of the danger of having means,” recalling moments of his own “scrappy” childhood that helped shape his sense of independence. “You can put me in any situation, I can survive,” he said. “I can survive anything. I had to make sure that that’s something that our kids get. That’s important to me.”

Paul Rudd Named PEOPLE’s 2021 ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ — Photos

Paul Rudd Named PEOPLE’s 2021 ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ — Photos


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It’s official. Paul Rudd was just named ‘PEOPLE’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for the year 2021, and we have no complaints.

Paul Rudd is PEOPLE’s “Sexiest Man Alive”! The 52-year-old actor earned the coveted 2021 title along with a smoldering cover, which was revealed on the Nov. 9 episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. SEE THE COVER PHOTO HERE. 

And while we fully support him as this year’s pick (why wouldn’t we?! Just look at the photo below), the actor is having a hard time accepting the title. “I do have an awareness, enough to know that when people hear that I’d be picked for this, they would say, ‘What?’” the actor told PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “This is not false humility. There are so many people that should get this before me.”

Paul Rudd attends the Super Bowl AT&T TV Super Saturday Night, in Miami on Feb. 1, 2020. The ageless wonder was 51-years-old in this picture. Photo credit: Shutterstock

But fans have fallen in love with Paul, who will soon star in the new Apple TV+ series The Shrink Next Door as well as the upcoming film Ghostbusters: Afterlife, over the years, so we have a feeling they’ll be overjoyed by this decision. And he should learn to accept it.

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But Paul, who has risen to superstardom over the past several years, says he’s the happiest at home with his wife of 18 years, Julie, 53, and their kids Jack, 17, and Darby, 12. “When I think about myself, I think of myself as a husband and a father, like I’m that,” he said. “I just hang out with my family when I’m not working. That’s what I kind of like the most.”

So how did his wife react to the news? Paul said, “She was stupefied. But you know she was very sweet about it. After some giggling and shock, she said ‘Oh, they got it right.’ And that was very sweet. She was probably not telling the truth, but what’s she going to say?”

And now that he’s officially “sexy”, Paul said he expects his life to change a bit. “I’m hoping now that I’ll finally be invited to some of those sexy dinners with Clooney and Pitt and B. Jordan. And I figure I’ll be on a lot more yachts. I’m excited to expand my yachting life. And I’ll probably try to get better at brooding in really soft light. I like to ponder. I think this is going to help me become more inward and mysterious. And I’m looking forward to that,” he joked.

Last year’s Sexiest Man Alive was actor Michael B. Jordan, 34. Mel Gibson was the first-ever to receive the title back in 1985, and several A-Listers like Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, and Richard Gere have been named PEOPLE‘s SMA twice.

Christopher Lloyd Calls George Clooney ‘Magic’ As A Director Of ‘The Tender Bar’: A ‘Great Guy’ To Work With

Christopher Lloyd Calls George Clooney ‘Magic’ As A Director Of ‘The Tender Bar’: A ‘Great Guy’ To Work With

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Film and TV icon Christopher Lloyd had nothing but nice things to say about his pal George Clooney who directed him in the upcoming drama ‘The Tender Bar.’

A slew A-list stars have come together for the upcoming 1970s-set family drama The Tender Bar as actor George Clooney, 60, makes his directorial debut. One of those stars is film and TV legend Christopher Lloyd, 83, who just received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Saturn Awards on Oct. 26. The actor, perhaps best known for his memorable role as Back to the Future‘s Doc Brown, is playing “Grandpa” in the upcoming film, and spoke with HollywoodLife at the Los Angeles ceremony about his experience working with George.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: So you’re working on The Tender Bar film. What is it like working with George Clooney as director? 

CHRISTOPHER LLOYD: Magic. He has such finesse and perception, and smartness, you get all those together, and he just knows how to make it work.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: He seems like he would be very fun to work with. 

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CHRISTOPHER: He is, he’s very relaxed. He’s a great guy.

Christopher Lloyd & George Clooney. (Todd Williamson/Shutterstock)

HOLLYWOODLIFE: Your 83rd birthday was Oct. 22, so how did you celebrate? Did you do anything special? 

CHRISTOPHER: I got together with my wife, Lisa, and her son Jacob who I’ve been around since he was 7 — he’s 23 now — and his lady.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: How does it feel receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award? 

CHRISTOPHER: I feel so gratified that what I’ve done over a few decades resonates with people. So, I hope to continue to do so.

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The Tender Bar is based on the 2005 memoir of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer JR Moehringer. The story revolves around the author in his early New York City years as he searches for his father and grows close to his uncle and a few locals at a nearby bar. The project, starring Ben Affleck, also features Tye Sheridan, and Lily Rabe.

Production for the film has seen its fair share of struggles before Amazon Studios finally bought the rights in July 2020. Ben’s participation in the project was announced in February while the rest of the cast was only added in march. The film is set to be released Dec. 22.

Amal Clooney Is Stunning In Strapless Gown On Red Carpet With George At London Film Fest — Photos

Amal Clooney Is Stunning In Strapless Gown On Red Carpet With George At London Film Fest — Photos

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Amal Clooney and George Clooney were all smiles as they attended the London premiere of his latest film ‘The Tender Bar’. See the pics!

Amal Clooney has stepped out on the red carpet for a rare appearance with husband George Clooney, 60, in London. The couple were all smiles as they attended a screening of his upcoming film The Tender Bar at the London Film Festival. The acclaimed lawyer looked glamorous in a strapless, sequin gown in a gorgeous off-white shade. She paired the floor length dress with a pair of cream pointy toe heels, and silver drop earrings as she swept her raven tresses to one side in sophisticated curls.

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Meanwhile, her actor beau cut a smart figure in a black suit, as he sported a salt and pepper beard. The A-lister, who shares twins twins, Ella and Alexander, 4, with Amal, recently opened up un a new interview about whether he would ever run for office. “No, because I would actually like to have a nice life,” George, who famously played a politician in the 2011 film The Ides of March, told the BBC on October 8. He noted that he would prefer to spend his spare time doing “the things I love.”

George continued, “I turned 60 this year and I had a conversation with my wife and we were working a lot, as we both do, and I said we have to think of these as the halcyon years. In 20 years, I will be 80 and that’s a real number. Doesn’t matter how much you work out, what you eat, you’re 80 and so I said we have to make sure we enjoy and live these years in the best possible way.”

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He certainly has been living it up, spending most of the summer in Lake Como at his home in Villa Oleandra. George first purchased the residence in 2002 as a vacation home, but after he and Amal married, the European mansion has become a second home for the family. In a January 2021 interview with AARP, the Ocean’s Eleven actor got candid about how he and his wife keep their love as strong as ever.

“Even in lockdown [during the coronavirus pandemic], I’ll write a letter and slip it on her desk, or she’ll write a letter and leave it under the pillow; I’m a big believer in letters,” George said of the classic love letters he and Amal write one another. “If it were a text, it would feel different,” George went on. “Maybe that’s a generational thing, and maybe it won’t be that way 20 years from now, but for me, somebody sat down and wrote it.”

George Clooney Disses Donald Trump: He’s A ‘Knucklehead’ Who Only Cares About ‘Chasing Girls’

George Clooney Disses Donald Trump: He’s A ‘Knucklehead’ Who Only Cares About ‘Chasing Girls’


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George Clooney blasted the former president in an interview with the BBC network and fervently hopes that Trump won’t ever be elected to the highest office in the land again.

George Clooney, 60, is calling out Donald Trump for not having the character to have been president. The actor took aim at the former U.S. president, 75, during a new sit-down interview on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show and called him “a knucklehead.” He also made it clear that he thought it was unfortunate that Trump “is going to be a factor for a while” even though he was voted out of office.

Kentuckian George Clooney discussing Trump on BBC.

A “knucklehead” who “chased girls”.

Says the former guy can’t stand the people who worship him…

— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) October 10, 2021

“He’s going to be a factor for a while. It’s so funny because he was just this knucklehead. I knew him before he was a president. He was just a guy who was chasing girls,” George said in the interview. “Every time you went out he’d come over and be like, ‘What’s the name of that girl?’.”

“He’s going to play this out for a while and we will see where we go with it as a country,” he continued after explaining that he thinks “a lot of things that have to be repaired” in America following Trump’s presidency. “There’s a lot of healing that has to happen and it’s going to take time.”

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“My hope is we have a little better sense than to do that again,” the two-time Academy Award winner added.

In addition to Trump, George, who is the father of two, addressed the elephant in the room – whether he’d ever dive into politics himself. “No, because I actually would like to have a nice life,” he replied. “I turned 60 this year and I had a conversation with my wife [lawyer Amal Clooney] and we were working a lot, as we both do, and I said we have to think of these as the halcyon years. If we have our health, which we do… and I’m 60 and I can still play basketball and do the things I love.”

“But in 20 years I will be 80 and that’s a real number,” he added. “Doesn’t matter how much you work out, what you eat, you’re 80 and so I said we have to make sure we enjoy and live these years in the best possible way.”

George further expressed that he wanted to not only spend the time with his wife but also with their four-year-old twins Alexander and Ella as he continues to lead a successful career in acting and directing.

George Clooney Sweetly Helps Wife Amal Onto A Boat After Romantic Dinner Date In Lake Como — Photos

George Clooney Sweetly Helps Wife Amal Onto A Boat After Romantic Dinner Date In Lake Como — Photos


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George Clooney is a true gentleman. The heartthrob actor sweetly assisted his wife Amal board a boat after the superstar couple grabbed dinner with two of her loved ones in Lake Como, Italy.

George Clooney, 60, sweetly escorted his wife Amal Clooney, 43, home from dinner in Lake Como, Italy on Monday, July 19. The Oscar-winning actor was seen helping his stunning wife onto a boat to head back to their home after enjoying a nice dinner at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo. The couple was joined by Amal’s sister Tala Alamuddin and mom Baria Alamuddin for the dinner date, and all four looked magnificent for the late-night out in Italy.

George & Amal Clooney return to their hotel in Lake Como, Italy after a dinner date on Monday, July 19 (Photo: Backgrid)

George looked dapper, per usual, dressed in a gray suit and white open collar button down. Meanwhile, Amal stunned in a white dress with a wavy hemline that reached just below her waist. The human rights lawyer’s only sister dressed for the occasion as well: Tala sported a pink mini dress that she rocked while heading home with her mother, Amal and George.

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The happy couple has been vacationing in Lake Como since the 4th of July weekend. They have a home in Villa Oleandra, and after travel was made possible again due to COVID-19 vaccine accessibility, they happily jetted off to the European destination. George initially purchased the residence in Villa Oleandra in 2002 as a vacation home, but following his marriage to Amal and the birth of their twins, Ella, 4, and Alexander, 4, the lakeside mansion has become a second home to the family.

George and Amal have been married since 2014 and have been enjoying what appears to be a true fairytale romance. In a January 2021 interview with AARP, the Ocean’s Eleven actor clued his fans in on how he and his wife keep their love as strong as ever. “Even in lockdown [during the coronavirus pandemic], I’ll write a letter and slip it on her desk, or she’ll write a letter and leave it under the pillow; I’m a big believer in letters,” George said of the classic love letters he and Amal write one another in the interview. “If it were a text, it would feel different,” George went on. “Maybe that’s a generational thing, and maybe it won’t be that way 20 years from now, but for me, somebody sat down and wrote it.”

12 Fruity & Refreshing Cocktail Recipes To Kick Off #HotGirlSummer & MDW

12 Fruity & Refreshing Cocktail Recipes To Kick Off #HotGirlSummer & MDW


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#HotGirlSummer is about to begin! Memorial Day Weekend is this weekend and we are ready to celebrate, rain or shine. Sip on these delicious cocktails whether you’re on the beach, at the pool or just basking in the joys of summer!

What better way to kick off the dog days of summer and Memorial Day Weekend celebrations than with a refreshing, delicious cocktail? Whether you want to be your own bartender and whip up some margaritas or spritzes, or crack open a pre-made canned cocktail, we’ve got a list of 12 fruity, fun and festive drinks that you can enjoy this holiday weekend!

1. Botanist & Tonic

This is a delicious drink attached to a great cause, because the gin brand, The Botanist, is doubling their $5 donations to the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) for every Botanist & Tonic purchased at participating bars/restaurants in key cities across the country over MDW. The participating bars and restaurants can be found on To make your own at home, use 2 oz The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, premium tonic water and garnish with seasonal fruits or herbs.

2. Loverboy

Indulge in the flavors of summer with the delicious Loverboy canned cocktails. Whether you’re going for a Spritz, like their delicious Passion Fruit Guava, or a refreshing Hard Tea, like the fan-fave Hibiscus Pom, these low-cal, no sugar, full of flavor canned drinks will be your go-to all summer long.

3. DeLeón Blanco Peach Mango Margarita

The DeLeón Blanco Peach Mango Margarita takes on its bright orange hues, refreshing flavor, and namesake from the two summer-fruit superstars, creating a dazzling interpretation of the classic margarita. To concoct, combine 1 ½ oz of DeLeón Blanco Tequila, 1 oz of Peach Puree, ½ oz of Mango Puree, ½ oz of Fresh Lime Juice, ½ oz of Fresh Lemon Juice and ¾ oz of Agave Nectar Syrup into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into ice filled glass rimmed with tajin spice. Garnish with a lime wheel and fresh peach slice.

4. CÎROC Summer Watermelon Summer

Kick off Summer with this vibrant cocktail from CÎROC, especially if you’re entertaining! Combine 1 oz of CÎROC Summer Watermelon and 1/2 oz Cranberry Juice into a champagne flute and top with 1 oz of champagne and 1/4 oz Elderflower Liqueur, if desired. Garnish with a watermelon skin twist and enjoy!

5. La Pina

Toast to George Clooney and his Casamigos Tequila with their La Pina recipe! Pour 1.5 oz of Casamigos Blanco Tequila, .75 oz of fresh lemon juice, 1 oz of fresh pineapple juice, .5 oz of simple syrup and 1 pinch of cinnamon into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into rocks glass. Add fresh ice and garnish for a refreshing and delicious cocktail.

6. Very Berry Vodka Smash

We’re getting patriotic with the Smirnoff Very Berry Vodka Smash this MDW! Add 1.5 oz of Smirnoff’s Red, White & Berry vodka, ¼ cup fresh berries — can combine blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and cherries — and a few sprigs of mint to the bottom of a glass and muddle. Add ice to the glass and op with club soda and 2 oz of White & Berry Smirnoff Smirnoff Ice. Stir to combine and garnish with mint and extra berries for a red, white and berry drink!

7. Strawberry + Rose Cosmo

Keep things light and low-cal this MDW with the Strawberry + Rose Cosmo, featuring Flow Water! Created by NYC mixologist, Shane McLaughlin, the recipe goes as follows: Combine 2 oz of your fave vodka, 1 oz of Grand Marnier, 1 oz of strawberry + rose Flow, and a splash of pure cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover, and shake until chilled (to the tune of Ariana Grande’s ‘Boyfriend,’ if you will.) Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a strawberry.

8. Summer Lemonade

Bring all the summer vibes to your cocktail making this MDW with the Summer Lemonade! Combine 2 oz Belvedere Vodka, 3/4 oz. of lemon juice, 3/4 oz. of simple syrup, and 5 Raspberries in a shaker and strain over fresh ice. Top with Ginger Beer to taste and garnish with mint and raspberry for a fruity summer cocktail that’s perfect for entertaining!

9. Rickey Reynolds

Tip your hat to Ryan Reynolds and his Aviation Gin this MDW with the Rickey Reynolds cocktail! We’re keeping things simple with this recipe by pouring 1.5 oz Aviation Gin into Collins glass filled with ice and topping it with 3 oz of club soda and a lime wheel! Voila!

10. Butterfly Pea Flower Lemonade

It’s tea time (with some vodka on the side). Forget the finger sandwiches and reach for this Earl Grey upgrade. A soothingly refreshing and smooth blend of King St, Butterfly Pea Flower Tea, and Lemonade makes this Memorial Day Cocktail one you will make throughout summer. Combine 1.5 oz of King St. Vodka, 1/2 oz of Rosemary Simple Syrup, 1/2 Cup Lemonade and 1/4 Cup Butterfly Pea Flower Tea. Stir to combine and garnish with a lemon wheel for a refreshingly floral cocktail moment.

11. Only in NY

New York is back, baby! After a whirlwind year, we can toast to that. Celebrate this MDW with the Only In NY cocktail by Hudson Whiskey! To make, combine 1 ½ parts Hudson Bright Lights, Big Bourbon, 1 part fresh pineapple juice, ½ part Dry Vermouth, ½ part simple syrup and ½  part freshly squeezed lime juice with ice & shake vigorously. Pour the mixture into a chilled coupe cocktail glass and garnish with grated nutmeg for a dark and delicious cocktail.

12. Aquadisiac

The only blues we’re having this MDW is the blue sky and this blue drink! Grab your blender and combine 1.5 oz of PATRÓN Silver, 1 oz blue curacao, .75 oz lime juice, 3 oz of Tropical Red Bull and 2 cups of ice. Blend until smooth and that perfect blue hue before pouring the tropical concoction into a glass of your choice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and transport yourself to paradise.

Ben Affleck Reunites With His Son Samuel, 9, & Daughter Seraphina, 12 After Wrapping New Movie

Ben Affleck Reunites With His Son Samuel, 9, & Daughter Seraphina, 12 After Wrapping New Movie

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Ben Affleck is back home in L.A. after wrapping a film on the East Coast. He’s already on daddy duty taking son Sam to his swim club and going shopping with daughter Seraphina.

Now that Ben Affleck has wrapped filming The Tender Bar in Boston with pal George Clooney, he’s got time to spend with his kids as they go about their activities. The 48-year-old hunk was photographed taking his nine-year-old son Samuel to his Friday swim team practice Apr. 23. He lovingly put his arm on his youngest child’s shoulder as they walked into the pool facility. You can see the photos of Ben with Samuel and later with daughter Seraphina here.

Ben was seen looking slim and trim in a pair of black jeans and a black zip front hooded sweater. While he had a protective face mask on, it appears he’s already growing back his beard after going with a clean-shaven look for several months. He had plenty of dark stubble that was visible on his lower cheek and chin area. He topped off his look with green trainers.

Ben Affleck takes son Samuel to his Friday swim club practive on Apr. 16, 2020. Photo credit: BACKGRID.

Samuel looked ready to hit the pool in a blue thigh-high wetsuit with matching slide on Adidas sandals. He carried a backpack over his shoulder on the way in to swim practice, but must have got quite a workout as dad Ben thoughtfully held it for him as they left the facility. Samuel’s shoulder length blonde locks were still wet from the pool as the two walked back to Ben’s car.

While the Argo star had quality time with his son that day, he spent one on one time with daughter Seraphina, 12, on Saturday Apr. 24. The two were photographed leaving a bookstore together. Ben apparently really liked his outfit from the day prior, as he wore the same black jeans, hoodie sweater and green sneakers once again and just added a leather jacket to his look.

Ben Affleck picks up his daughter Seraphina from school on Sept. 19, 2019. Photo credit: MEGA.

Seraphina showed off her new short, close cropped haircut. The two each wore face masks, and it helped show how Ben’s middle child looks so much like him. They have the same eyes, while Samuel and Ben’s oldest daughter Violet, 15, look much more like their mom, Jennifer Garner, 49. Seraphina wore a shout-out to Jen’s organic food company Once Upon A Farm by wearing a grey zip-front sweatshirt with the brand’s name written on one sleeve. She paired it with black leggings and color-blocked Nike sneakers on her feet. Seraphina carried a paper shopping bag and held on to a refreshing glass of lemonade.

Ben had spent the last few months on the East Coast filming Clooney’s latest directorial effort. The Amazon Studios film is based on J.R. Moehringer‘s coming of age memoir about growing up in Long Island and all of the “father figures among the patrons at his uncle’s bar,” according to Ben is playing Uncle Charlie in the film.

Ben Affleck Is Such A Doting Dad As He Takes Son Samuel, 9, To Swim Practice — See Pic

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Now that Ben Affleck is done shooting his movie, the 45-year-old actor is back in Los Angeles with his children. That means he could take his son Samuel to swim practice, where they were photographed together.

Ben Affleck has been all over the place, from shooting on movie sets in Massachusetts to taking his son to swim practices in Los Angeles! On April 16, the 45-year-old actor was occupied with the latter duty. Ben could be seen with his son Samuel, 9, as they got out of a vehicle outside of Samuel’s swim team practice in Los Angeles. Samuel was geared up for practice, while Ben hid his recently-shaved face behind a medical face mask.

Ben Affleck is seen with Samuel Affleck outside his son’s swim practice in Los Angeles on April 16, 2021. [BACKGRID]Despite the mask, some stubble could be seen. Ben can let his beard grow out now if he pleases too, since the actor finished shooting his latest movie called The Tender Bar. On April 14, Ben could be seen sharing a celebratory hug with his director, fellow famous actor George Clooney, as they wrapped up filming for the movie about a “a boy growing up on Long Island” who “seeks out father figures among the patrons at his uncle’s bar,” per the film’s description on IMDb. The movie is an on-screen adaptation of the memoir of the same name written by J. R. Moehringer.

Filming took place in Massachusetts, which required Ben to spend time away from Los Angeles where his kids Samuel, Seraphina, 12, and Violet, 15, live along with their mom (Ben’s ex-wife), Jennifer Garner, 49. Ben’s facial hair took a wild journey amid shooting: at first, he sported a very grown-out beard while filming on the East Coat in the middle of March. It eventually vanished, and Ben looked years younger as he was seen playing softball beard-free with George on April 7.

A one-month-old throwback: Ben Affleck is seen here with his movie beard while filming The Tender Bar in Massachusetts on March 12, 2021. [BACKGRID]Ben still flew back to LA amid filming, though. He was even seen picking up his son, Samuel, from swim practice in LA on March 26. Ben really is a devoted father: he can act on a big-budget movie while still doing regular dad duties! This is nothing new, though. Before the pandemic, Ben was always spotted picking up his three kids from school.

Jane Fonda, Brooklyn Decker, Allison Janney & More Stars Looking Stylish With Grey Hair

Jane Fonda, Brooklyn Decker, Allison Janney & More Stars Looking Stylish With Grey Hair


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From Brooklyn Decker to Patrick Dempsey, many celebrities are choosing to embrace their natural gray hair instead of cover it up. Even younger stars, like Kylie Jenner, love the silvery color!

While some people see gray hairs as something to cover up, not these celebrities. Some stars embrace their natural gray roots, while others purposefully dye their hair for an all-over gray transformation. Either way, gray is such a gorgeous color: so much so, even people in their celebrities in their 20’s and early 30’s are choosing to dye their hair the timeless shade (like Lady Gaga and Kylie Jenner). We put the spotlight on a few gray-headed celebrities below; you can also click through the photos in HollywoodLife‘s gallery above.

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Brooklyn Decker shows off her gray hairs. [Instagram/@brooklyndecker]

Leading the pack of celebrities with beautiful grey hair is 34-year-old model Brooklyn Decker. It’s natural for people in their 30’s (and even in their 20’s) to see gray roots spring up in their colorful manes, which Brooklyn proved with the selfie above. “Grays on grays on grays for days and I’m kinda digging ‘em,” Brooklyn captioned the photo shared on April 6. While Brooklyn admitted that she was getting her roots “colored next week” because she’s “not ready for the full commitment,” the model still “certainly enjoyed” her gray phase.

Meanwhile, Jane Fonda has made grey hair last longer than a phase. While she rose to fame in the ’60s as a bombshell blonde starring in movies like Barbarella, Jane has swapped her sunshine-colored waves for a short spunky ‘do featuring many wispy layers of stunning silver hair. Jane’s mane needs help to maintain, though.

Jane Fonda debuted her silver-gray hair at the 2020 Oscars, where she is pictured presenting at in the photo above. [Shutterstock]Thanks to the work of hair colorist Jack Martin, Jane showed up to the 2020 Oscars with iced-out hair. Over a year later, the famous actress and activist is still happy with her decision to part ways with the blonde. “I tell you, I’m so happy I let it go gray. Enough already with so much time wasted, so much money spent, so many chemicals — I’m through with that,” Jane happily declared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Feb. 25.

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McDreamy (AKA, Patrick Dempsey) sports a head of gray-pepper hair. [Instagram/@patrickdempsey]

It’s not just the ladies embracing their gray hair, either. There are many male celebrities who look like silver foxes, literally, with their gray-silver hair. Take Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey, for example. While his hair is not completely gray like Ms. Fonda’s, he does sport a signature pepper shade (AKA, a cross between gray and dark hair).

You can check out even more celebrities with gray hair in HollywoodLife‘s gallery above! We’ve included photos of George Clooney, Jamie Lee Curtis, Paulina Porizkova and more.

WWE Star Mickie James Gushes Over Nikki & Brie Bella: Why She Thinks They’re A ‘Power Couple’

WWE Star Mickie James Gushes Over Nikki & Brie Bella: Why She Thinks They’re A ‘Power Couple’


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Future WWE Hall Of Famer Mickie James tells HL EXCLUSIVELY why she thinks it’s ‘really cool’ that the Bella Twins expanded their brand beyond the wrestling ring.

“I love those girls,” Mickie James said of The Bella Twins – Nikki and Brie Bella – while chatting EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife during an episode of TVTalk on IG Live. Mickie, 41, who launched GAW TV in 2020 with two of her fellow in-ring icons, praised Nikki and Brie, 37, for how they’ve been able to expand the whole “Bella” brand into new and exciting entertainment avenues. “They’ve crossed over into the wine space as well,” adds Mickie. Clearly, we’re in the same realm because we have wine on our show.”

“I think it’s really, really cool to see them take what they’ve learned from wrestling and all of these kinds of facets and develop their own brand, to really branch out and do something so unique that really hasn’t been done on a female capacity a whole lot,” adds Mickie. “They’re truly one of the first power couple girls to do it in a sense.”

Mickie James attends the 53rd Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards in 2018 (Shutterstock)

“I always say you have to credit the generations before,” explains Mickie. Before [Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson], there had been a few who had crossed over into mainstream stuff, but there really hadn’t been a whole lot of females.” Mickie brought up Stacy Keibler, who had noted roles in ” How I Met Your Mother, Chuck, and Psych, ” as well as a high-profile relationship with George Clooney. “Stacy Kiebler was probably the first to cross over and do that whole thing, and then since then, it’s really been [The Bellas].”

“I like to say myself but more in the music world,” says Mickie, who released two albums of country music – 2010’s Strangers & Angels and 2013’s Somebody’s Gonna Pay – and a handful of non-album singles, including “I Don’t Give A,” “Great Minds,” and “Christmas Presence.” While she has found success (she was inducted into the Native American Music Hall of Fame in 2017), Mickie shares that her crossover achievements are “not really in that Hollywood kind of life.”

Mickie does credit the Bellas fame because “it’s empowered a lot of women to know that there are no limits and there are no boundaries. I think they were the first to really instill that in today’s generation, which is really, really cool to see.”

The Bella Twins at the WWE 20th Anniversary Celebration (Shutterstock)

GAW TV – short for “Grown Ass Women” – features Mickie with two of her fellow in-ring icons: Lisa Marie Varon, aka Victoria from WWE, and Valerie “SoCalVal” Wyndham, best known for her work in Total Nonstop Action. Mickie, who worked in TNA as Alexis Laree, shared how GAW TV came about.

“I had an injury. That’s how this kind of transpired,” she tells HollywoodLife. “Val, Lisa, and I talked separately about doing something together. Because of the pandemic, I was home with my ACL injury. I was in the final steps of getting cleared and all of that stuff. The struggle is real! I thought I’d be back to work in no time, and it was a year-and-a-half later, it felt like. These are my sisters. We’ve shared locker rooms together. We’ve shared rings together.”

“We just made it a podcast at the beginning of the year because we are almost a year now,” adds Mickie. “We started as a TV show fun thing that we thought it would be quirky. We know that it’s two different audiences, really.”

Over the first year of GAW TV, the show has featured guest appearances from singer Taylor Dane, Atlanta Braves star Bryce Wilson, RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Ginger Minj, and wrestling legends like Jazz, Al Snow, Chavo Guerro, Mick Foley, ODB, and Natalya. You can see these and all the other episodes by subscribing to GAW TV here.

Ben Affleck Swaps Movie Beard For Fresh Shaven Look As He Picks Son Samuel, 9, Up From Swim Lessons

Ben Affleck Swaps Movie Beard For Fresh Shaven Look As He Picks Son Samuel, 9, Up From Swim Lessons


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Ben Affleck looked like a different man, showing off his beard-free, clean shaven new look while picking up his son from a swim team practice.

Ben Affleck has rocked a beard for so many years, so his new clean-shaven look is quite head-turning without any facial hair. The 48-year-old looked remarkably fresh faced on Mar. 26 as he was on daddy duty, picking up nine-year-old son Samuel from a swimming practice in Los Angeles. The normally buff Ben has dropped quite a bit of weight, as his now visible jawline was very pronounced, and his legs appeared incredibly lean inside of his slim fitting black jeans.

Ben could be seen talking on the phone as his youngster walked beside him wearing a blue thigh-high wetsuit, matching Adidas slides and a warm blue jacket over him. The Argo star thoughtfully carried his son’s backpack for him after his tiring day in the pool.

Fresh faced and newly clean-shaven Ben Affleck picks his son Samuel up from swim practice in L.A. on Mar. 26, 2021. Photo credit: BACKGRID.

Ben’s incredibly slimmed down body seemed to coincide with his latest movie The Tender Bar, directed by his pal George Clooney. He’s been filming it on the East Coast, and in photos of Ben on set on Mar. 13, he looked trimmer than he has been in years. Ben sported a beard in the film, which is gone now. But he seems to have kept the grown out, slightly bushy hairstyle that he wore in his role of a Long Island bar owner.

Ben Affleck with his signature beard seen out and about in L.A. on Aug. 15, 2020, Photo credit: Shutterstock.

The timing of Ben’s weight loss also seemed to coincide with his split from girlfriend of nearly a year, Ana de Armas, 32,. The two broke up in Jan. 2021, though it was reportedly amicable and had more to do with the fact that she allegedly didn’t want to put down roots in Los Angeles. For Ben, the city will always be home as long as his ex-wife Jennifer Garner and their three kids Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12 and Sam live nearby. Even Ben’s brother Casey Afflec has nothing but glowing things to say about Ana post-split, calling her a “catch.”

Ben was last seen clean shaven in an Oct. 2020 video with longtime pal Matt Damon, 50, where the two men teamed up with Omaze to pledge a charity dinner and a hang session in Hollywood with the two movie superstars. In Ben’s most recent films, 2020’s drama The Way Back, 2019’s action thriller Triple Frontier, the actor sported his heavy beard. In May 2020, Ben appeared to have dyed the grey out of his beard, as it went from being a sexy salt and pepper to dark brown overnight. But now he’s back to having to pick up a razor every morning, and still looks just as handsome.


Ben Affleck Looks Unrecognizable With Wild Beard & Major Slim Down On Set Of New Movie

Ben Affleck Looks Unrecognizable With Wild Beard & Major Slim Down On Set Of New Movie


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Ben Affleck looked totally different while rocking a beard and a slimmer figure on the set of ‘The Tender Bar’.

Ben Affleck is sporting a whole new look for George Clooney‘s upcoming movie. The Oscar winner, 48, was spotted on The Tender Bar set looking incredibly slimmed down and nearly unrecognizable — especially when you add his full beard to the mix. Ben was also sporting a more grown out hairdo than his usual closely cropped style.

Ben Affleck looked unrecognizable on the set of The Tender Bar (BACKGRID)

Ben debuted his salt and pepper beard at the beginning of February, shortly after his break up with girlfriend Ana de Armas. The actor apparently split from his razor, too. The growing beard, which now appears to be for work (and not a breakup charge) was first spotted when Ben was — what else? — picking up some Dunkin’ Donuts delivery from outside his Los Angeles home. If there’s anything you can count on, it’s Ben making sure he gets his Dunkin’ iced coffee fix.

Ben’s gone through some other serious changes in 2021, like that shocking Ana split. There were no hard feelings for the couple of over a year who quarantined together, according to a report; they just had different priorities in life. “Once work picked up, things started to change,” a source told The New York Post at the time.

Ben Affleck chats with director George Clooney while filming The Tender Bar, 3/12/21 (BACKGRID)

Ben had just signed on for a supporting role in The Tender Bar, after all. And Ana was busy with The Gray Man, a film that would reunite her with her Knives Out co-star Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling. A big deal! It’s clear that Ben is absolutely thriving as a single guy now — just look at how incredible he looks!

Ben Affleck & Ana De Armas Split: How Their Different Priorities Pulled Them Apart — Report

Ben Affleck & Ana De Armas Split: How Their Different Priorities Pulled Them Apart — Report


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Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ pandemic relationship lasted nearly a year before they called it quits when they had to make some important decisions about their lives.

Ben Affleck, 48, and Ana de Armas, 32, ended their romance when the two realized that they wanted different things. After dating for almost a year when the COVID-19 pandemic had people in lockdown most of the time, the actor and actress reportedly decided to go their separate ways when work picked up and they had to address some important terms.

“The quarantine was unique because they had downtime and ­really got to know each other spending time at home,” a source told The Post. “But once work picked up, things started to change.”

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas laughing together during a previous outing. (SplashNews)

Ana just signed on to star in The Gray Man, a film also starring Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling, and Ben is starring in George Clooney’s adaptation of the book The Tender Bar.

Before their breakup, Ben and Ana were spotted out in public several times throughout most of 2020. They went on strolls while walking pets and even hung out with Ben’s kids, Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Sam, 8, who he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, 48. They also went on coffee runs and showed off PDA almost every time before their split was reported this week.

Ben Affleck, and Ana de Armas looking cozy during a walk. (AP)

Rumors of their split first started when they didn’t spend the holidays together. Ana went back to Cuba, where her family is. She also has a home there and that’s part of the reason she and Ben couldn’t make it work. “She’s here for work reasons; like all actors, she lives wherever work takes her,” one of Ana’s friends said, according to Page Six.

“Ana decided she doesn’t want to live in LA and Ben wants to be close to his family,” a source also told the outlet. “His priority is to be rooted in LA. They are in different places [in their lives].”

Another reason for the split involved having a future family. Ana wants to someday have children of her own while a source said Ben doesn’t want more kids, Page Six also reported. “Ben is not in a place to start a new family,” the source explained. “Both he and Ana have three jobs lined up. His family has, and will continue to be, his focus.”

Ben and Ana first met on the set of the film Deep Water, which was filmed in 2019 and were spotted together shortly after. Some of their first public outings included trips to Cuba and Costa Rica.

HollywoodLife has reached out to Ben and Ana’s reps for comment but we have yet to hear a response.

Miley Cyrus Reveals She Felt ‘Villainized For Moving On’ After Liam Hemsworth Split: ‘That’s Not Acceptable’

Miley Cyrus Reveals She Felt ‘Villainized For Moving On’ After Liam Hemsworth Split: ‘That’s Not Acceptable’


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Former Disney star Miley Cyrus appeared on the popular ‘Call Her Daddy’ podcast, spilling all the tea about her ‘amazing’ relationship with Liam Hemsworth. However, she also got real about the fallout from their divorce.

Miley Cyrus just got very candid! One year after her highly publicized split from longtime beau Liam Hemsworth, the former Disney Channel star opened about their relationship. The 27-year-old sat down with Call Her Daddy podcast host Alexandra Cooper to talk all things sex and dating. “At first when I got out of my long time relationship and it didn’t work…that was really like traumatizing,” Miley confessed. However, her perspective has since changed.

“Now I’m in a place where I look at it and love it and respect it,” Miley revealed, and reflected even more on her decade-long romance with Liam, whom she met on the set of their movie The Last Song in 2009. “The relationship I had for 10 years was an amazing time of my life,” she added.

What was not amazing was the public backlash she faced after beginning a relationship with Cody Simpson a few months after her breakup with Liam. “I feel like as a woman, I felt like I was villainized for moving on. I really think that’s not acceptable,” Miley vented, and pointed out A-list celebrity men like George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp who “had gone through women” but were celebrated for their dating resumes.

Being labeled a sexual person doesn’t bother Miley, though. “I would’ve much rather the public, like I guess, villainize me because of for my sexuality,” Miley admitted. “But they tried to make me seem disloyal which is so against my f–king character…my character is my everything, that is my foundation, what I thrive on.”

The singer, who just dropped a new song “Midnight Sky”, also revealed she lost her virginity to the hunky Australian actor at the age of 16. “I didn’t go all the way with a dude until I was 16, but I ended up marrying the guy,” she quipped (and no, that ex was not Nick Jonas, whom Alexandra couldn’t resist bringing up).

Miley got very candid on the ‘Call Her Daddy’ podcast. Image: Mega

Miley and Liam split in late 2019, and their divorce was finalized on Jan. 28, 2020. In the paper work, which was filed by Liam, he cited “irreconcilable differences,” as the reason for the split. The breakup came just eight months into their marriage, however the pair dated on-and-off for a decade, dating back to when they were teens filming the Disney flick The Last Song. The duo moved on with other partners, but just hours before the Call Her Daddy podcast dropped, it was reported that Miley and Cody split!

Miley and Liam split over a year ago. Image: Mega

They “officially called it quits on their relationship” within the “last few weeks,” according to the TMZ report that broke on Aug. 13. While that may have come as a surprise, Miley went on to declare that she “doesn’t belong to anyone” in her “Midnight Sky” music video.

However, just shy of two weeks before the video’s release, Cody gushed about how “in love” he was with Miley! “In love with my best friend,” the Australian heartthrob wrote in the caption of a sweet selfie he posted of the pair posing in a car. They had been pretty much inseparable since they were first linked romantically in Oct. 2019, and even adopted rescue dog Bo amid their quarantine in Los Angeles.

Cody had also dedicated some poems to Miley in the book Prince Neptune: Poetry & Prose (before the breakup news, of course). “Being with Miley is a wonderful thing in my life…she is creative and inspiring, fiercely independent and encourages me to be my own person, too. We are both creative individuals who support one another with our work,” he gushed to The Sydney Morning Herald in April. “Miley also inspires my art. There’s some romance in the poems I have written and yeah, they might be about her. It’s inevitable that what happens in my private life comes out in my work.”

Dick Van Dyke Remembers ‘Idol’ Carl Reiner In Heartfelt Tribute: He Was Never ‘Just Funny’

Dick Van Dyke Remembers ‘Idol’ Carl Reiner In Heartfelt Tribute: He Was Never ‘Just Funny’

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Dick Van Dyke paid tribute to his former collaborator Carl Reiner following the comedy legend’s death on June 29. The actor took to Twitter to express how Carl had a deep ‘understanding of the human condition’ and more.

Dick Van Dyke shared a moving statement about Carl Reiner following the death of the comedy legend from natural causes at the age of 98 years old. “My idol, Carl Reiner, wrote about the human comedy,” Dick began his tweet. “He had a deeper understanding of the human condition, than I think even he was aware of.”

The equally legendary actor, 94, went on to share that Carl was “kind, gentle, compassionate, empathetic and wise. His scripts were never just funny, they always had something to say about us.” The Mary Poppins actor shared a long, incredible history in show business with Carl, who played a major role in launching the actor’s career as well as his co-star Mary Tyler Moore‘s.

My idol, Carl Reiner, wrote about the human comedy. He had a deeper understanding of the human condition, than I think even he was aware of. Kind, gentle, compassionate, empathetic and wise. His scripts were never just funny, they always had something to say about us.

— Dick Van Dyke (@iammrvandy) June 30, 2020

Carl created The Dick Van Dyke show and worked closely with the star between 1961-1966. Together, the pair worked on a total of 158 episodes, with Carl serving as a writer for every single installment of the comedy show. The two continued to maintain a bond because of their work, and went on to be Hollywood dignitaries, revered for their decades of contributions to the arts.

‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ [REX/Shutterstock].Dick’s sweet and sorrowful message comes after a number of stars shared statements to pay tribute to the comedy titan. “Carl Reiner made every room he walked into funnier, smarter, kinder. It all seemed so effortless,” actor George Clooney shared in a statement. “What an incredible gift he gave us all. His was a life well lived and we’re all the better for it. Rest in peace my friend.” The two worked together on Ocean’s Eleven in 2001.

Last night my dad passed away. As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.

— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) June 30, 2020

Carl’s own son, director Rob Reiner, also honored to his late father. “Last night my dad passed away. As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.” Carl passed on much of his love of film and TV to his son, who starred in All In The Family and went on to direct films, like When Harry Met Sally and The Princess Bride.

Over the course of his towering career, Carl Reiner won nine Emmy Awards, a number of which were for The Dick Van Dyke Show. His work spanned more than seven decades and earned him incredible acclaim and a place in the hearts, minds and memories of audiences everywhere. Along with Rob, he is survived by his children Lucas Reiner and Annie Reiner, as well as his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

George Clooney Mocks Donald Trump For Claiming He ‘Made Juneteenth Famous’: ‘Thank You’

George Clooney Mocks Donald Trump For Claiming He ‘Made Juneteenth Famous’: ‘Thank You’


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George Clooney threw some major shade at Donald Trump after the president tried take credit for making the Juneteenth holiday ‘famous.’ The actor then made a massive donation to a racial justice initiative.

George Clooney still knows how to get in a fierce zinger. The 59-year-old actor took President Donald Trump to task after he claimed that he “did something good” by making Juneteenth “very famous.” June 19 is the date that recognizes the emancipation of the last remaining slaves in the United States in 1865. George used Trump’s wild boast to throw shade at him for now being associated with the holiday for all of the wrong reasons.

“Thank you President Trump for ‘making Juneteenth famous.’ Much like when Bull Connor made ‘Civil Rights’ famous. My family will be donating 500 thousand dollars to the Equal Justice Initiative in honor of your heroic efforts,” George announced in a statement to PEOPLE magazine on June 19. Bill was an Alabama politician in the mid 1960s who was vehemently opposed to civil rights for Black Americans. As Birmingham’s Commissioner of Public Safety, he ordered police attack dogs and hoses deployed on those peacefully marching for civil rights. So Clooney’s statement was a major diss to Trump.

George Clooney looking handsome during a March 13, 2019 photo shoot in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo credit: Shutterstock.

Trump being associated with Juneteeth stemmed from his campaign scheduling a rally in Tulsa, OK, on June 19, 2020. In 1921, the city was the scene of one of America’s darkest moments of racial carnage and destruction. A White mob burned down the majority of the city’s thriving Black Greenwood area, leaving at least 39 people dead, another 800 injured and nearly all of the neighborhood’s Black owned businesses in ashes. So Tulsa would have been an extremely insensitive place for Trump hold a rally for his predominantly White, conservative followers on Juneteenth.

This isn't just a wink to white supremacists—he's throwing them a welcome home party.

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 11, 2020

By Trump initially scheduling a large scale campaign stop in Tulsa on Juneteenth, he infuriated Black leaders.  Especially since he has been railing against those protesting throughout the month June on behalf of Black Lives Matter, which included the gassing of peaceful protesters outside of the White House. “This isn’t just a wink to white supremacists – he’s throwing them a welcome home party,” California Senator Kamala Harris tweeted after Trump announced the Juneteenth Tulsa appearance. The president’s campaign later moved the date to June 20 after mounting pressure.

After the dust-up, Trump bragged to the Wall Street Journal‘s Michael C. Bender in an interview conducted on June 16 that, “I did something good. I made it famous. I made Juneteenth very famous. It’s actually an important event, it’s an important time. But nobody had heard of it. Very few people have heard of it. Actually, a young African-American Secret Service agent knew what it was. I had political people who had no idea.”

An assistant then reminded Trump that the White House put out a statement last year recognizing the importance of Juneteenth. The president also explained that he moved the rally date to the 20th, “out of respect because I had two African-American friends and supporters. And most people, and I went to a lot of people, they had not heard the term Juneteenth.”


Indigo Swing – My Baby Just Cares For Me Lyrics

My baby don’t care for clothes
My baby don’t care for shows
My baby cares for me
My baby don’t care for cars and races
My baby don’t care for, he don’t care for high toned places
Brad Pitt is not his style
Jennifer Aniston’s smile
Is somethin’ he can’t see
My baby don’t care who knows
My baby just cares for me
Baby, my baby don’t care for shows
And he don’t even care for clothes
My baby cares for me
My baby don’t care for cars and races
My baby don’t care for, he don’t care for high toned places
George Clooney is not his style
Even Queen Latifah’s smile
Is something he can’t see
My baby don’t care, who knows
My baby just cares for
He just says he cares for
My baby just cares for me
That’s it

Sookee – Nichts Gemeinsam Lyrics

[Verse 1: Sookee]
Du fürchtest dich vorm Altern, ich hab Haare wie George Clooney
Du bist gesittet und seßhaft, ich ein lahmarschiger Touri
Du heißt Titel Vor- und Zuname, ich heiß einfach nur Sookee
Du hast einen Ehevertrag, ich hab nich mal Bock auf Groupies
Du trinkst schön ein Weinchen, ich trink offen versteckt
Du sitzt an einem Schreibtisch, ich setz meine Hoffnung in Rap
Du stehst über den Dingen, ich neide Kindern ihre Freiheit
Du wirst oft konsultiert, ich werde immer wieder scheitern
Du hast 90/60/90, ich habe angst vor Füßen
Du kannst super Smalltalk, ich brauch nen Schnaps vor jeder Begrüßung
Du hast ein fancy Carloft, ich hab Silberfische in der Bude
Du meditierst auf Goa, ich finde keine Ruhe
Du schwörstet ewige Treue, ich vögel durch die Gegend
Du planst vorausschauend, ich trinke auf das Leben
Du bist frisch parfümiert, ich riech nach Angstschweiß
Du machst ein Rhetorikcoaching, mir fehlen die Punchlines

[Hook: Koljah]
Wir haben nichts gemeinsam, nein nein, nichts gemeinsam
Wäre vielleicht leichter wenn wir gleich wärn, doch ist nicht so einfach
Wir haben nichts gemeinsam, wozu die Heuchelei
Freunden wir uns damit an, wir werden niemals Freund sein
Wir haben nichts gemeinsam, nein nein, nichts gemeinsam
Wäre vielleicht leichter wenn wir gleich wärn, doch ist nicht so einfach
Freunden wir uns damit an, halten es aus
Dass wir niemals Freunde werden, Katze und Maus

[Verse 2:Sookee]
Ich mach ein auf Künstlerin, du quälst dich am Fließband
Ich brauch Aufmerksamkeit, du freust dich, wenn dich jemand lieb hat
Ich spreche nur durch Mikrophone, du wirst nicht gehört
Ich gelte als expressiv, du giltst als gestört
Ich schimpfe auf den Staat, du hast keinen deutschen Pass
Ich jammer auf hohem Niveau, du weißt, wer es nicht einfach hat
Ich mach Songs gegen Nazis, du kriegst von ihnen aufs Maul
Ich kriege den Arsch nicht hoch, du wärst lieber mal faul
Ich kann “Fick die Uni” mitgrölen, dich hat die Schule ausgesiebt
Ich such die Nähe zur Straße, du bist ne Größe auf dem Kiez
Ich war auf dem Cover der L-MAG, du konntest dich bislang nicht outen
Ich bin “jippieh jippieh yolo”, du arbeitest wenn wir drauf sind
Ich feier, wie ich will, dir machen sie nen Schlampenvorwurf
Ich nenne es Diskursivität, du hast dafür klare Worte
Ich will das word spread, meine Nachricht reicht nicht zu dir
Ich leide unter dem System, vielleicht leidest du unter mir


[Verse 3: Sookee]
Ich gebe mich offen, doch muss mir immer Mut antrinken
Ich halt mich für besonders, was soll man an dieser Sookee finden?
Ich behaupte ich wär ein MC, doch freestyle nie
Ich wäre gerne ein Player, doch geh dann lieber zu mir
Ich mach auf selbstbewusst, doch L’Oreal hat mein Gesicht gefressen
Ich gebe mich großmütig, aber glaub mir ich hab nichts vergessen
Ich sag es geht nicht nur um Sex, doch masturbier vor ersten Dates
Ich gönne andern alles, doch will den Fame von Angel Haze
Ich red als wärs die Wahrheit, doch bin oft selbst nicht überzeugt
Ich schimpf auf Scheiß-auf-alles und bin von der Welt enttäuscht
Ich propagier den Dialog, doch knicke ein bei Konflikten
Als hätt ich eine Meinung, stell ich verständlich vor richtig
Ich zeige mich besorgt, doch hab Angst vor meiner Courage
Ich feier mich nach Außen ,doch kann mich selbst oft kaum ertragen
Ich will dazugehörn, damit ich weiß, wer wir sind
Doch schreib die zweite Strophe um zu zeigen, dass ich reflektiert bin

[Hook: Koljah]

Sex Pissed Dolls – Maniac lyrics

He’s got hairy palms
And he’s a real snake charmer
And he sets off alarms
Cos he’s a wannabe Dahmer
He’s a wannabe Jeffrey Dahmer

You don’t realise, who you’re kissing
But you’re kissing a maniac
You don’t realise, who you’re kissing
But you’re kissing a maniac

He looks like George Clooney
But he’s a schizophrenic looney
And you’ll be dead by Monday
Cos he’s a wannabe Bundy
Yeah he’s a wannabe Ted Bundy

Repeat chorus

Maniac! Maniac! Maniac! Maniac!

He don’t care what’s beneath
He only wants your skin and teeth
Takes a trophy for his crimes
Cos he’s a wannabe Gein
He’s a wannabe Ed Gein

Repeat chorus

He took your life without remorse
Then put your legs under the floors
He likes to mix concrete
You turn the corner
You turn the corner you’re on Cromwell Street

Repeat chorus x2

You’re kissing, you’re kissing, you’re kissing, you’re kissing
You’re kissing, you’re kissing, you’re kissing

You’re kissing a maniac!