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George Clooney hurt in Italian scooter crash: media

ROME: Hollywood star George Clooney was treated in hospital on Tuesday for minor injuries after a scooter accident in Sardinia, the Italian news agency AGI reported. The "Ocean´s Eleven" actor hurt his leg when a Mercedes car allegedly turned without giving right of way and collided with his scooter, AGI said. Clooney, 57, was reportedly thrown from his two-wheeler onto the windscreen of the vehicle. The crash took place in Costa Corallina in the island´s northeast at around 8am (0600 GMT). The car driver called an…

Clooney to defend journalists held in Myanmar

NEW YORK: British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, wife of Hollywood A-lister George, announced Thursday she will represent two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar in a case that has incensed global opinion. Myanmar reporters Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were arrested last December and have been charged under the Official Secrets Act, which could see them jailed up to 14 years. They had been investigating the killing by security forces and ethnic Rakhine locals of 10 unarmed Rohingya Muslim men in…

Clooneys donate $500,000 to student gun reform march

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star George Clooney and his human rights lawyer wife Amal on Monday pledged $500,000 to help fund a student march on Washington, giving a huge boost to what is considered an unprecedented youth mobilization against gun violence. The "March for Our Lives" is scheduled to take place on March 24, with sister rallies planned across the country demanding that US Congress come up with effective legislation to address the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. It comes after a 19-year-old armed…

George Clooney to make TV return for ‘Catch-22’ miniseries

NEW YORK: American actor and director George Clooney will produce, co-direct and act in the new series "Catch-22," the star's first regular television role since he left "ER" nearly two decades ago. The limited series will be just six episodes long, said Amy Powell, president of Paramount Television -- the studio producing the show along with Anonymous Content -- in an interview with entertainment outlet Hollywood Reporter. Negotiations to stream the series via the online platform Hulu are under way, a source close to…

George Clooney makes TV return with ‘Catch-22,’ two decades after ER

LOS ANGELES: George Clooney will make his return to television in a serialized adaptation of "Catch-22," Paramount Television said on Thursday, nearly 20 years after he left hit show "ER" to become one of film’s biggest names. Clooney will direct and star in the six-episode series, based on U.S. author Joseph Heller’s darkly comedic 1961 novel "Catch-22," for Viacom's Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, shooting in early 2018, the studio said. The show has not yet been acquired by a network for distribution but…

Johnny Depp, Will Smith, George Clooney on ‘overpaid’ Forbes list

LOS ANGELES: Johnny Depp and Will Smith topped a list on Wednesday of Hollywood's most overpaid actors, an illustration that star power does not always bring in dollars at the movie box-office. Fan favorite George Clooney also found himself on the annual Forbes list after the limited commercial appeal of films like "Hail Caesar," "Money Monster" and the 2015 flop "Tomorrowland." Depp led the list for the second straight year after his movie "Alice Through The Looking Glass" brought in just $300 million at the global…