So shoot me. I totally thought I was over him.…until these 5 recent developments:
Reason #1 Eleonora. My change of heart started with her comment when I dumped George in favor of Alec Baldwin.– She suggested that I reconsider —due to her personal experience after recently working on a film with George in Italy. She lives in Rome and has a gorgeous blog and great taste…..but……taking advice from a woman I’ve never met? Plus, can I trust any woman on the planet to be objective about George Clooney?
Reason #2 He didn’t win at the Golden Globes. With the critical success of Up in the Air, this seemed destined to be his year. Now all of a sudden Jeff Bridges has the momentum, and it looks as if George is headed for a losing season. If you’re George Clooney, it’s pretty tough to get any sympathy for anything. Including this.
Reason #3 Meeting my new BFF. As soon as I heard about a book called Marrying George Clooney I bought it, read it, loved it, blogged about it—and the author, Amy Ferris, commented on my post. Within a few emails and a few days, it was like finding your soulmate on Match.com— only we live on opposite sides of the country. Thanks to an amazing assist from the universe which put us in the same city on the same day, last week we met in person—-the only thing that could have made it more perfect would be if George had showed up.
Reason #4. The telethon for Haiti. (Be sure to watch—and donate) Sometimes it’s hard not to be cynical when celebrities confuse combine altruism with attention. Even so, spearheading the telethon …and donating a million dollars.….has to melt even the most hardened heart. The guy is a mensch.
And one more tidbit about the world’s best -looking bachelor/humanitarian….that my husband V learned when he traveled to the refugee camps in Africa housing refugees from Darfur. This is a dangerous, remote, and godforsaken place on the border between Chad and Sudan. Due to the volatile situation and presence of heavily armed rebels, the US State Department advises Americans NOT to venture into this area. Not that most people would go, anyway. All they would find is crushing poverty and many creatures —with very few creature comforts. No presidential suite, no Hilton, no Motel 6—no motel at all.
As one of the very few Americans to ever travel there, V stayed in the only available accommodations—-which were missing luxury items like running water and electricity. ….the same place where George Clooney stayed when he was there a couple weeks before V. You gotta love a guy who walks the walk (both of them).
Reason #5 … is just an excuse to post his picture on my blog for the 4th time but who’s counting?