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Post by ktsue2002 Wed 30 Apr 2014, 03:23

Here is the way I look at this with my healing heart. I don't want to do anything to stand in the way of their happiness. Period. I mean their happiness, not just his.

I also want to continue to feel better about this.
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Post by Missa Wed 30 Apr 2014, 03:26

I think it's a nice change of pace for people to consider George the lucky one in the relationship - usually it's all about how lucky the woman is. When you find someone you really click with, both partners are lucky, IMO.

I have to say, my dumb American little one-language-speaking mind is impressed with her ability to speak three.

Here's my take on the sadness: I live in a smallish city in New England. I'm a teacher. My dress size in in the double digits (far into the double digits). It was never likely that George and I would be together in real life, and I suspect that's the case for most of us. BUT, on the bright side, it's just as likely today as it was last week!  Very Happy Very Happy No reason to be upset!

Katie, I owe you the sincerest of apologies. Now that I'm on the other side of the "I don't like her-she's a gold digger-he doesn't look happy in this one picture-I can tell by her eyebrows she's using him" nonsense, I'll admit: you were right. It's BANANAS.  Eeek! 
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Post by ktsue2002 Wed 30 Apr 2014, 03:29

Missa wrote:I think it's a nice change of pace for people to consider George the lucky one in the relationship - usually it's all about how lucky the woman is.  When you find someone you really click with, both partners are lucky, IMO.

I have to say, my dumb American little one-language-speaking mind is impressed with her ability to speak three.  

Here's my take on the sadness:  I live in a smallish city in New England.  I'm a teacher.  My dress size in in the double digits (far into the double digits).  It was never likely that George and I would be together in real life, and I suspect that's the case for most of us.  BUT, on the bright side, it's just as likely today as it was last week!   Very Happy Very Happy No reason to be upset!

Katie, I owe you the sincerest of apologies.  Now that I'm on the other side of the "I don't like her-she's a gold digger-he doesn't look happy in this one picture-I can tell by her eyebrows she's using him" nonsense, I'll admit: you were right.  It's BANANAS.  Eeek! 

I will say one thing about Amal that I think we all can agree on. We don't know her. Of course, the same can be said of George, even though we think we know him.
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Post by Boshkash Wed 30 Apr 2014, 03:37

I voted one, though I think this whole thing means nothing to me really, I am a bit surprised about the sadness you are talking about, and I get it, you are connected to him or something, but really i just don't know, his work was all to me so i don't care about his love life, but yeah I have commented sometimes when I feel that something has to be said about some point or another. But recently even his work and interviews aren't as interesting or inspiring as they used to be, I don't know, everything about him seems so calculated, rehearsed, planned and not genuine. Even his movies are being all political and based on agenda and I just don't understand why American stars do that! In the end good luck to them, say I.

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Post by Mazy Wed 30 Apr 2014, 04:05

LizzyNY wrote:I'm still not crazy about her, but for his sake I do hope their relationship is real. He needs someone in his life who is there for him because they care bout him, not because of what he can do for them.

It's really getting on my nerves that so many sources say he should consider himself lucky that she's interested in him - that she's somehow too good for him. She's an ambitious lawyer who hs done well for herself. That doesn't make her Mother Theresa.
Thank you Lizzy. I hate how some not our regulars are putting George down and bad vibes on their wedding. I love him and like most of us want him happy for life. Also she is his choice so you want them both happy.
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Post by LizzyNY Wed 30 Apr 2014, 04:21

 I love you Mazy - Cheer up. I'm trying to. It doesn't matter what those people say, or even (sadly) what we say. George will move on with his life and do what he wants to do no matter what we think or say. I hope Amal makes him happy, but I also hope he takes the time to be really sure before he makes it official. I wish him whatever he needs to make him happy.
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Post by bamboochacha Wed 30 Apr 2014, 04:35

happy of course. can't wait to hear what happens next - politically speaking of course. lol.
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Post by Carla97 Wed 30 Apr 2014, 08:18

LizzyNY wrote:I'm still not crazy about her, but for his sake I do hope their relationship is real. He needs someone in his life who is there for him because they care bout him, not because of what he can do for them.

It's really getting on my nerves that so many sources say he should consider himself lucky that she's interested in him - that she's somehow too good for him. She's an ambitious lawyer who hs done well for herself. That doesn't make her Mother Theresa.

Doesn´t get on my nerves, but reporting is done like it´s aimed for infants. Repetition, repetition, repetition.

I don´t know how the news have been received elsewhere, but in here one thing pops up. And it´s that the law firm actually confirmed this.

So, think that you are owner of the law firm. One of your employee is "reportedly" and "sources say" getting married to the pop star. Rumor makes headlines and stories appear, but neither your employee or the pop star confirms it.

Would you go ahead and congratulate them on your front webpage, based on a rumour?

Well, she calls you and tells it´s true. Again the pop star thinks it´s a personal matter and he doesn´t comment.

Would you go ahead and confirm it?

Ok, they both call you and tell they are happily engaged, even ask you to congratulate them on your webpage. You have their approval to seek publicity. But they remain silent about it.

Would you be the one to confirm the personal matter that has not been confirmed by anyone yet? Or rather congratulate them privately?

Marching order is strange.

This can be a reason why some people might see it as a business deal. Unfortunately. If he made a short statement after his status changed, took a clear lead in it, it would have been normal for the law firm to congratulate them and step out. Same with everyone else. I guess.  I dunno 

But it´s a minor thing, what matters is that they are happy.  
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Post by playfuldeb Wed 30 Apr 2014, 08:46

For those of you who are still dealing with this news, this is from me to you!

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Post by Nicky80 Wed 30 Apr 2014, 11:57

LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! 

Very funny play  Yahooooo 
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Post by annemarie Wed 30 Apr 2014, 12:06

I know some think she is arrogant I don't see it , I don't think George would be with someone like that. I think what is seen is aloofness.

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Post by What Would He Say Wed 30 Apr 2014, 12:27

Carla97 wrote:
LizzyNY wrote:I'm still not crazy about her, but for his sake I do hope their relationship is real. He needs someone in his life who is there for him because they care bout him, not because of what he can do for them.

It's really getting on my nerves that so many sources say he should consider himself lucky that she's interested in him - that she's somehow too good for him. She's an ambitious lawyer who hs done well for herself. That doesn't make her Mother Theresa.

Doesn´t get on my nerves, but reporting is done like it´s aimed for infants. Repetition, repetition, repetition.

I don´t know how the news have been received elsewhere, but in here one thing pops up. And it´s that the law firm actually confirmed this.

So, think that you are owner of the law firm. One of your employee is "reportedly" and "sources say" getting married to the pop star. Rumor makes headlines and stories appear, but neither your employee or the pop star confirms it.

Would you go ahead and congratulate them on your front webpage, based on a rumour?

Well, she calls you and tells it´s true. Again the pop star thinks it´s a personal matter and he doesn´t comment.

Would you go ahead and confirm it?

Ok, they both call you and tell they are happily engaged, even ask you to congratulate them on your webpage. You have their approval to seek publicity. But they remain silent about it.

Would you be the one to confirm the personal matter that has not been confirmed by anyone yet? Or rather congratulate them privately?

Marching order is strange.

This can be a reason why some people might see it as a business deal. Unfortunately. If he made a short statement after his status changed, took a clear lead in it, it would have been normal for the law firm to congratulate them and step out. Same with everyone else. I guess.  I dunno 

But it´s a minor thing, what matters is that they are happy.  



Carla I wrote this yesterday .... so glad you agree;

what would he say wrote:Is it just me:

I cannot believe what Doughty Street Chambers did!

I would be furious if a business colleague or associate passed public comment on something that was said to them in private.  There has been no official comment/announcement from the couple.

Doughty Street Chambers chose to be the first to "jump-in", how terribly unprofessional.

Smacks of self promotion....Noughty Doughty.

@ Carla, thanks we are on the same page.

I think this is the most baffling aspect of the whole shebang, and the significants is enormous.
All Chambers, are noted for protocol and utmost professionalism, the legal world carries out ridiculous amounts of crap in the name of tradition.  And then they do this.... Please !

IF GEORGE IS ALL GOOD WITH THIS, OK.   Chambers still should have prefaced it with some mention of authorisation on behalf of AA & GC.....BUT IF IT SURPRISED HIM, AS MUCH AS IT DID CARLA AND I ... Ladylove should be either leaving chambers, finding a good employment Lawyer, or George should be thinking hard, VERY HARD! Suspect 

JMlittleO As a client of many legal eagles (QC etc.) in the past, this is how it looks from a client perspective.
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Post by Nicky80 Wed 30 Apr 2014, 12:34

annemarie wrote:I know some think she is arrogant I don't see it , I don't think George would be with someone like that. I think what is seen is aloofness.

Yep think so too. He would choose well for his (last) marriage so I'm sure he made sure she matches his "ideal woman".
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Post by Rose Wed 30 Apr 2014, 16:06

What I said is not terrible, it's just the reality I believe. I already said what I think about the preferences of GC. Some fans think he is a God and forget that he is a flawed human being like any other. For me this relationship with AA is totally a business has nothing to do with love.

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Post by ktsue2002 Wed 30 Apr 2014, 16:11

What the F>~~#% is the ideal woman? Doesn't exist, except maybe My kidney donor FELESIA!
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Post by lelacorb Wed 30 Apr 2014, 16:35

I feel like a fish out of water here reading for people who are ill and are sad because maybe and then again, maybe George will marry! My God, how sad, but you are living your life according to him? Hey, I tromberei me immediately if I had the opportunity (even my husband knows but does not agree!) Because it is the man that I love living in absolute but you can not live in dreams and above all you can not live in dreams and swap them for reality!
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Post by Vilma Wed 30 Apr 2014, 17:15

Well, I ”broke up” with George when he started to date Sarah Larson. Back then I felt kind of same like many people here now. I still like George. I like to read news of him, I like to see new photos and I still love to watch his movies (of course). That is why I lurk here, this is a good place to find out what is going on. But honestly I think I like you all and reading your thoughts and opinions more than I like George. But hey – I still think that he has beautiful eyes and the sexiest hands in the world.  Very Happy 

So the news of him getting married did not have a huge affect on me, but I was surprised like most of the people. Amal must be a brave woman getting married with a man known for his short relationships. But I hope they will be happy together.
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Post by annemarie Wed 30 Apr 2014, 17:37

I think ideal may mean the woman that he feels is right for him. I don't think he is a God I have only one God. The fact is he is very human in my eyes just a normal man who has the right to fall in love and get married. I am happy for him and Amal.

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Post by Nicky80 Wed 30 Apr 2014, 18:08

Yes that is what I meant with ideal...Ideal for him. Thanks  Very Happy 
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Post by Missa Wed 30 Apr 2014, 19:17

The law firm announced it so that the headlines would read "International Human Rights Lawyer Amal Alamuddin's BRITISH LAW FIRM congratulates her on her engagement to George Clooney".

As opposed to "The WWE congratulates Stacy Keibler..." or "The Viper Room congratulates Sarah Larson..." or "Topless Nun Film Company congratulates Elisabetta Canalis..." If the "George has finally met his MATCH" stories aren't making it clear, this woman's background is going to be a major part of her roll-out to the public. If you don't think they were asked by George to make the announcement, you haven't been paying attention. What was he going to do, Instagram a picture of the ring? We got his statement today, with the People article. That will be all from him, I'd imagine, for the foreseeable future.

I feel sorry for the poor person at Stan's company whose sole responsibility has been whitewashing Clooney-girls' backgrounds. His services are no longer needed. Probably dusting off his resume as we speak... Thumbs up! 
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Post by ktsue2002 Wed 30 Apr 2014, 19:23

Hold on for a second. Just because this girl has a formal education doesn't mean that she has a perfect background. Everyone, including me, has a skeleton to bear. The truth with her is we don't know her. She could be exactly what GC wants, OHH THAT HURTS, but we shouldn't treat her like a saint either. Even Felesia, my kidney donor, has faults. However, I will defend her forever against anyone who says she isn't one of the most wonderful women to ever exist.
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Post by Missa Wed 30 Apr 2014, 19:30

I didn't say she was a saint. We seem to get in this rut here of everyone, George and his lady friends, having to be either saints or sinners, and there's no room for any in-between, which is where our humanity lies. She's no saint, neither is he. My point was that there were no meetings in Stan's office over the last few months that included conversations like: "What's another way to say "soft-core porn actress?" "......aspiring model?"
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Post by ktsue2002 Wed 30 Apr 2014, 19:37

That is funny.
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Post by ktsue2002 Thu 01 May 2014, 02:47

I have something else to say that has helped me to shape my thinking on him. I am FB friends with Jean Allen, the woman with whom George escorted to the theater with her daughter Victoria, and she and I talked about this. She does think that he has met his match with Amal. She is not upset; she is very happy for him. Now she may not be die hard like most of us are, but she does a have a unique perspective. Think about it. How would you feel if you went out on a pseudo date with GC, and only a couple of months later, BOOM, he is engaged? I just think it would be weirder for her than the rest of us, not worse, but different. She truly does seem fine about it, and I think if she can try to be happy for him, so can I. She did say that part of her family liked Stacy better. I actually agree, but I do think I would have been upset with her too.

This eventually was going to happen, and if she can be happy for him, so can I, because "IT IS GOOD TO BE A GC FAN!!!"
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Post by Katiedot Thu 01 May 2014, 03:04

ktsue2002 wrote:Think about it. How would you feel if you went out on a pseudo date with GC, and only a couple of months later, BOOM, he is engaged?
I'm glad this works for you, but I do want to point out that Jean never went 'on a date' with George Clooney. She met him and was invited to attend an event with him because she was generous and gave to a charity. That's not in a million years anything like a date.

ktsue2002 wrote:Hold on for a second. Just because this girl has a formal education doesn't mean that she has a perfect background. Everyone, including me, has a skeleton to bear.
I think that's already understood by everyone.

Of course Amal isn't perfect and of course she has her bad days, her bad habits and probably stupid things she says or does or believes. Like all of us.

If anyone here is reading all these "She's perfect" media articles and really believing they literally mean she's perfect then I'm not sure what to say.

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Post by Way2Old4Dis Thu 01 May 2014, 03:07

If there was someone responsible for whitewashing the previous GFs' backgrounds, s/he obviously was incompetent.

I suppose I get the emphasis on Amal's education, but education doesn't define character. I'm sure she's a fine person, but I swear if I hear "Oxford" one more time after her name, I'll scream. We get it. She's smart. Give it a rest.

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Post by ktsue2002 Thu 01 May 2014, 03:18

Katiedot wrote:
ktsue2002 wrote:Think about it. How would you feel if you went out on a pseudo date with GC, and only a couple of months later, BOOM, he is engaged?
 I'm glad this works for you, but I do want to point out that Jean never went 'on a date' with George Clooney.  She met him and was invited to attend an event with him because she was generous and gave to a charity.  That's not in a million years anything like a date.  

ktsue2002 wrote:Hold on for a second. Just because this girl has a formal education doesn't mean that she has a perfect background. Everyone, including me, has a skeleton to bear.  
 I think that's already understood by everyone.

Of course Amal isn't perfect and of course she has her bad days, her bad habits and probably stupid things she says or does or believes.  Like all of us.  

If anyone here is reading all these "She's perfect" media articles and really believing they literally mean she's perfect then I'm not sure what to say.  


Hey Katie,

Totally makes sense. I do know that it was not a real date, but she does have a unique perspective, don't you think.
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Post by ktsue2002 Thu 01 May 2014, 03:20

I would also argue that we "really" don't know GC, but we can still have feelings about what is going on. So, I just thought this added to the conversation.
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Post by Missa Thu 01 May 2014, 03:20

I find this whole discussion so interesting. Does anyone else think it speaks to a larger issue: that in today's culture, it is not acceptable for a woman to be proud of/promote her accomplishments, certainly not in the way it is for men? I'm not accusing anyone of being discriminatory; I've just noticed more and more lately how women tend to downplay their success, and those who don't get the "arrogant' and "smug" words thrown at them.

It's probably just me, but if I went to Oxford I'd probably have "I WENT TO OXFORD" tattooed on my forehead. Wink
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Post by ktsue2002 Thu 01 May 2014, 03:23

Missa wrote:I find this whole discussion so interesting.  Does anyone else think it speaks to a larger issue:  that in today's culture, it is not acceptable for a woman to be proud of/promote her accomplishments, certainly not in the way it is for men?  I'm not accusing anyone of being discriminatory; I've just noticed more and more lately how women tend to downplay their success, and those who don't get the "arrogant' and "smug" words thrown at them.  

It's probably just me, but if I went to Oxford I'd probably have "I WENT TO OXFORD" tattooed on my forehead.  Wink

Actually, I would argue that the other women he dated are being presented as sluts and less than George, and I am thinking, less than a man who defecated in a litter box. NO WAY.
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Post by Missa Thu 01 May 2014, 03:31

I totally agree with you, ktsue.  The constant back-door slams of the previous girlfriends is wearing pretty thin.  I mean, he chose to date them, and they weren't one night stands - he spent a significant amount of time with these women.

But that leads to another question:  why are women always placed in competition with one another?  Why does there have to be any mention of previous girlfriends in stories about Amal? Can't she just be successful in her own right without having to be "more" successful than her predecessors? And since most of those stories are coming from Camp Clooney, it's even more frustrating.  Just tell us you like her, man.  You don't have to knock the ones who came before.
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Post by melbert Thu 01 May 2014, 03:58

Throughout George's dating history, every story that has EVER been written about ANY ex g/f of..., ALWAYS state that she is George Clooney's former girlfriend. How many of Stacy's wedding and pregnancy stories did you read that DID NOT include George's name? And Amal will always be known as George Clooney's second ex-wife.
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Post by Way2Old4Dis Thu 01 May 2014, 03:58

I think the "Amal's the best" thing is part of the "George is really serious, and this is what it took to snare him" PR. Can't really blame them for that. But I don't buy the Superwoman image, and I don't buy that George fell for her in a scenario that makes him look like the chump in a 1980's romcom.

Bitching over.

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Post by Katiedot Thu 01 May 2014, 04:01

Missa wrote:I totally agree with you, ktsue. The constant back-door slams of the previous girlfriends is wearing pretty thin. I mean, he chose to date them, and they weren't one night stands - he spent a significant amount of time with these women.

But that leads to another question: why are women always placed in competition with one another? Why does there have to be any mention of previous girlfriends in stories about Amal? Can't she just be successful in her own right without having to be "more" successful than her predecessors? And since most of those stories are coming from Camp Clooney, it's even more frustrating. Just tell us you like her, man. You don't have to knock the ones who came before.
I don't think George (or camp George if you will) are intentionally knocking the previous girlfriends. I think they're so focused on how great Amal makes George look that they're not even thinking about what they're inadvertently saying.

And a lot of this isn't coming from or controlled by George. It's something I think everyone's thinking and that's coming out in media reports.

It's not that his exes are dumb (I remember having furious arguments with posters here who wanted to paint Stacy/Elisabetta as brainless bimbos who couldn't find Africa on a map) but they didn't come across as being the brightest, whereas George does.

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Back on topic, the question was 'how do you feel about the engagement' and my answer is bemused.

This isn't the George Clooney that I've been a fan of for so many years. This is a man who carefully plans out his life and suddenly does a 180 and in under six months of meeting someone decides to marry them - after a lifetime of not wanting to marry?

I just don't buy the whole "he's met his match" story. Are you seriously trying to tell me that in 15 years George didn't meet a single educated, intelligent career woman? There are strippers who have university degrees so which rocks was he girlfriend hunting under???

And apart from humanitarian interests, I don't see what they have in common. They're different cultures (the whole Brit/American thing is going to be tough for them: I sometimes feel we only have the language in common), different generations, different work styles (let's face it, he's pop culture, she's doing something meaningful), living in different countries, different everything.
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Post by Missa Thu 01 May 2014, 04:06

That's fair, and I don't think it's really all that different from the stories we get from "sources" every time there's a new girlfriend - this one's different, he's crazy about her, yada yada yada. You make a good point about their differences too, Katie - there are probably many of us on here who can attest to the fact that the "opposites attract" thing can be super fun at the beginning, but can become a real chore as things progress.
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Post by ktsue2002 Thu 01 May 2014, 04:13

Katie, I agree with you 100 %. This is totally out of our George's character. I also notice a calculated plan in motion, maybe to take away from that ugly argument with Steve Wynn. Yes, they may be in love, but I get the feeling that they haven't had enough time to really contemplate what they are doing. Of course, I support his decision, but Our GC is behaving a little nutty.
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Post by Katiedot Thu 01 May 2014, 04:23

Missa wrote:there are probably many of us on here who can attest to the fact that the "opposites attract" thing can be super fun at the beginning, but can become a real chore as things progress.  
Yes, but it's not even opposites. They just don't seem to have a lot in common at all!
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Post by Mazy Thu 01 May 2014, 04:50

I have to agree with you Katie this is not my hon either but like I said he has been changing. I don't know WTF is up with him. I wish him all happiness if it is trully what he wants but it sucks. I'm having a hard time looking at his picture, I think that the shock is the hardest.xxx
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Mazy, here is a hug because I feel your pain.  Hug1 
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Here you Mazy - sure this will make you smile

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Post by bellybaby Thu 01 May 2014, 14:05

Katiedot wrote:
Missa wrote:I totally agree with you, ktsue.  The constant back-door slams of the previous girlfriends is wearing pretty thin.  I mean, he chose to date them, and they weren't one night stands - he spent a significant amount of time with these women.

But that leads to another question:  why are women always placed in competition with one another?  Why does there have to be any mention of previous girlfriends in stories about Amal? Can't she just be successful in her own right without having to be "more" successful than her predecessors? And since most of those stories are coming from Camp Clooney, it's even more frustrating.  Just tell us you like her, man.  You don't have to knock the ones who came before.
I don't think George (or camp George if you will) are intentionally knocking the previous girlfriends.  I think they're so focused on how great Amal makes George look that they're not even thinking about what they're inadvertently saying.

And a lot of this isn't coming from or controlled by George.  It's something I think everyone's thinking and that's coming out in media reports.

It's not that his exes are dumb (I remember having furious arguments with posters here who wanted to paint Stacy/Elisabetta as brainless bimbos who couldn't find Africa on a map) but they didn't come across as being the brightest, whereas George does.  

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Back on topic, the question was 'how do you feel about the engagement' and my answer is bemused.

This isn't the George Clooney that I've been a fan of for so many years.  This is a man who carefully plans out his life and suddenly does a 180 and in under six months of meeting someone decides to marry them - after a lifetime of not wanting to marry?

I just don't buy the whole "he's met his match" story.  Are you seriously trying to tell me that in 15 years George didn't meet a single educated, intelligent career woman?  There are strippers who have university degrees so which rocks was he girlfriend hunting under???


And apart from humanitarian interests, I don't see what they have in common.  They're different cultures (the whole Brit/American thing is going to be tough for them: I sometimes feel we only have the language in common), different generations, different work styles (let's face it, he's pop culture, she's doing something meaningful), living in different countries, different everything.


Katie, I think you hit on my "weirdness" about all this...everything about this seems to be so out of character for him and moving sooo fast. Why all the rush? Or is he afraid that she'll change her mind? And with all the "she's so different, she's so smart, she's so perfect, etc." If she is such a great catch, why hasn't she already been caught? In her world, with all her travels and intellectuals that she's met, was no one else interested in her? If she hadn't met anyone that was suitable to her, why did she take George? Do they really have things that are that much in common? Or is it because he's "Movie Star George Clooney"?? There's just something that doesn't seem right... cyclops 


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Post by ktsue2002 Thu 01 May 2014, 14:11

I agree about it feeling like he is trying to impress and hold on to her. Of course this means that he has got it bad for her. I understand that feeling.
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Post by playfuldeb Thu 01 May 2014, 18:26

Maybe this all is a reflection of what Tina Fey said about him at the awards, about his GFs. I remember reading that quite a few hear loved Tina and thoght her comment was so funny, but maybe he didn't like being the butt end of a joke like that on national TV. So he is possibly trying to white-wash his reputation? And she happened to be there?
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Post by party animal - not! Thu 01 May 2014, 18:35



Somehow I don't think so. She could have taken a potshot at many others on that score with much bigger age gaps.

She just knew he wouldn't mind.........

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Post by Missa Thu 01 May 2014, 19:00

I don't get the "if she's so great, why isn't she already taken?" argument.  Couldn't we say the same about George?  It would seem to me just as likely that she's been plugging away at establishing her career, and perhaps didn't make a lot of time for dating/relationships.  We don't actually know any of her dating history (not that it's any of our business).  Maybe she's been a serial monogamist like George.  Maybe she was engaged to someone else and it didn't work out.  Who knows?

Why is it so suspicious that she didn't marry someone else before met George?  Isn't it the case for most married people that they dated around before they found the person they really clicked with, and he or she was the keeper?  As far as George is concerned, I think timing is a big part of this, not just his age but where he is in his career.  He's made lots of noise recently about pulling back from the front-of-camera stuff, and he doesn't work 300 days a year like he used to.  His argument for not marrying was always that he was married to his work; that's not really the case anymore.  He makes lots of time for vacations and trips with friends.  I'm glad he's making room for someone special to spend that time with as well.

And I really think we're giving Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, much as I love them, way too much power. Their joke referenced the age of the women he dated; Amal is only slightly older than the previous girlfriends. It doesn't really seem to be a response to that.
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Post by Katiedot Thu 01 May 2014, 19:04

party animal - not! wrote:Somehow I don't think so. She could have taken a potshot at many others on that score with much bigger age gaps.

She just knew he wouldn't mind.........
I'm not so sure.  George's love life has become the punch line in many places.  Not only that oft-repeated quote from that film with Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake (sorry, can't remember the name of it but it was a big hit a couple of years ago) about how to be emotionally unavailable like George Clooney, but it was also a joke on 'This is 40' film.  Once your disaster of a love life becomes a pop culture reference, it's time to re-evaluate.
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Post by Nicky80 Thu 01 May 2014, 19:14

Oh yes I remember watching a movie and a sentence came up saying something like "He Clooneys around" or something. Don't remember the exact word but it came out funny. I'm sure George was not amused and felt to change something.
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Post by LornaDoone Thu 01 May 2014, 19:14

Katiedot wrote:
party animal - not! wrote:Somehow I don't think so. She could have taken a potshot at many others on that score with much bigger age gaps.

She just knew he wouldn't mind.........
I'm not so sure.  George's love life has become the punch line in many places.  Not only that oft-repeated quote from that film with Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake (sorry, can't remember the name of it but it was a big hit a couple of years ago) about how to be emotionally unavailable like George Clooney, but it was also a joke on 'This is 40' film.  Once your disaster of a love life becomes a pop culture reference, it's time to re-evaluate.

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LOL Lorna posted at the same time/second... I hope that brings us luck  Razz  Razz
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