Celebrity magazine Hello! has apologized to George Clooney for running an interview that the star says was "completely fabricated." Quotes from the article -- in which the actor supposedly talked about his marriage to British lawyer Amal Clooney -- were picked up by other publications around the world. But Clooney said in a statement "I have not given an interview to Hello! magazine and the quotes attributed to me are not accurate." Hello! said it had bought the interview in good faith from an agency, Famous. In a statement Friday, it apologized "unreservedly to Mr. Clooney and his wife Amal for any distress that publication of this piece may have caused them."
TIME is getting dragged after tweeting about Amal Clooney's "baby bump" while she was delivering a powerful speech at the United Nations (UN) about ISIS. TIME tweeted: "Amal Clooney shows off her baby bump at the United Nations," and linked to an article published on TIME Motto about her "chic pregnancy look." "The mom-to-be (who also happens to be married to George Clooney) stepped out outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Wednesday, showing off her baby bump in a dark gray pencil skirt and matching cropped blazer," read the article on Clooney (written by People magazine) published on TIME Motto, a platform aimed at women. Amal Clooney shows off her baby bump at the United Nations https://t.co/0Vkr8aad1D The human rights lawyer was at the UN headquarters in New York on International Women's Day for an event titled "The Fight against Impunity for Atrocities: Bringing Da'esh to Justice."
Oscar winner George Clooney recently opened up about being vocal about issues like politics and activism, saying that it was important to be a part of the conversation about the things that affect the lives of many people. Speaking in an interview for People Magazine's People of the Year issue, the 59-year-old superstar revealed that his parents, Nick Clooney and Nina Bruce Warren, were always immersed in politics and social activism and always taught him that it was their "civic duty" to talk about these things. "You had to be involved. My mother and father were involved, and we were [taught] it is your civic duty. I remember my father saying, 'Don't come back and look me in the eye unless you stand up to [bullies and racists].' I am glad to have been raised that way," Clooney said.
The Tuesday announcement that movie stars Angeline Jolie and Brad Pitt were planning to divorce has resulted in much speculation about their relationship, including what role George Clooney may have played in trying to save it. But contrary to a report in a celebrity gossip publication, Clooney said he did not counsel the "Allied" actor to save his marriage. Clooney said he first found out about the impending split when a reporter told him Tuesday. Wow," he told CNN at a United Nations roundtable about the refugee crisis. "I feel very sorry then.