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George Clooney Shares How His Wife Amal “Changed Everything” for Him


George Clooney was once the world’s most eligible bachelor. Now, he’s a family man. 

The actor sat down with CBS Sunday Morning‘s Tracy Smith and shared why he and his wife human rights attorney Amal Clooney, who he married in 2014, decided to build a life together. 

George, who is currently promoting his new Netflix film Midnight Sky, which he wrote and directed, explained, “There is no question that having Amal in my life changed everything for me. No question. It was the first time that everything that she did and everything about her was infinitely more important than anything about me.”

He also revealed that he didn’t plan to ask Amal to marry him, but that during his “out of the blue” proposal he ended up on his knee for “20 minutes” waiting for her to say yes. 

The Michael Clayton star joked, “I finally said, ‘Look, I’m gonna throw my hip out.'”



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George Clooney Uses A Flowbee To Cut His Own Hair


A man of even more talents than we previously thought.

George Clooney: actor, director, silver fox.


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We can also add “practical king” to his long list of accomplishments, according to his latest interview.

Speaking with CBS Sunday Morning, he talked about life in quarantine, including the fact that he’s been cutting his own hair, though that has nothing to do with the lockdown.

Actor/director George Clooney tells @thattracysmith that he’s been cutting his own hair for years – by using the Flowbee haircutting machine https://t.co/SWYT8pFC8h

Yep, that’s right. Academy Award-winning, presumably very wealthy famous person George Clooney cuts his own hair with something called a Flowbee.


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This is what they look like.


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Flowbee’s have been around since the 1980s.

A lot of people loved hearing something so relatable about one of the most famous people in the world, while others resented the fact that this man manages to look so good while cutting his hair with what is essentially a vacuum cleaner.

@goldengateblond For looking that good with nothing more than a friggin’ ancient Flowbee, God—and I cannot stress this enough—damn him.

Flowbee” became a trending topic on Twitter.

But George didn’t only talk about his hair. He also talked about his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, and I was once again reminded of what a perfect couple they are.

“There is no question that having Amal in my life changed everything for me,” he said. “It was the first time that everything that she did and everything about her was infinitely more important than anything about me.”

The pair got engaged in 2014, but according to George they didn’t ever plan on getting married.


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“We never talked about marriage when we were dating,” George said. “I asked her out of the blue, [and it] took her a long time to say yes. I was on my knee for like 20 minutes, I finally said, ‘Look, I’m gonna throw my hip out.'”

Obviously, Amal said yes and now they have twins Ella and Alexander, an experience he calls “unbelievable.”


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Look at these two beautiful, accomplished people laughing together.

All in all, congratulations to George Clooney for leading what seems to be a really lovely life. And congratulations to Flowbee, since their stock has very likely gone up.


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How Fatherhood Changed Everything for George Clooney


After Amal’s co-counsel was stabbed in the head in the Maldives, the new parents had a talk about taking precautions. As Amal was preparing for a trip to Azerbaijan, George, a longtime activist dedicated to stopping human rights atrocities in the Darfur region of Sudan, floated an agreement: “I said, ‘I’ll tell you what, let’s make a deal: I won’t go to South Sudan and you don’t go to Azerbaijan. How is that?’ And she said, ‘For now, fine.'”

The duo have plenty of impact even without leaving their home bases in America, England and Italy. (“As soon as the children go to school, it’ll be necessary to choose where to settle,” he told Paris Match of rotating between their three homes. “In the meantime, we will continue to move according to our respective schedules.”)

The star, who joked to The Sunday Times he sold his tequila company “for a billion f–king dollars,” has always been generous. Exactly one year before his Italian vows, he gifted 14 guys who supported him during his early acting days with $1 million each, pal Gerber revealed on MSNBC’s Headliners.



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Amal Clooney quits UK envoy role over ‘lamentable’ Brexit move – POLITICO


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High-profile lawyer slams decision to ‘violate’ international treaty.

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Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on Friday quit as the U.K.’s special envoy on media freedom because of Boris Johnson’s plan to break international law by overriding parts of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

She said the decision to “violate” an international treaty was “lamentable.”

Clooney resigned from the role in a letter to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, in which she said she was “dismayed to learn that the government intends to pass legislation — the internal market bill — which, if enacted, would, by the government’s own admission, ‘break international law.’”

She added: “Although the government has suggested that the intended violation of international law is ‘specific and limited’, it is lamentable for the UK to be speaking of its intention to violate an international treaty signed by the prime minister less than a year ago.”

Clooney said she was “disappointed” to have to resign “because I have always been proud of the UK’s reputation as a champion of the international legal order, and of the culture of fair play for which it is known. However, very sadly, it has now become untenable for me, as special envoy, to urge other states to respect and enforce international obligations while the UK declares that it does not intend to do so itself.”

Johnson’s legal officer for Scotland, Richard Keen, and the head of the U.K. legal department, Jonathan Jones, have resigned for the same reason.

The EU has threatened legal action should the U.K. persist with its plans to implement the Internal Market Bill, which contains provisions to override parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol section of the Brexit deal, in areas relating to state aid and the movement of goods from Northern Ireland to the rest of the U.K. after the end of the post-Brexit transition period.





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George Clooney ‘saddened’ by reports of Nespresso child labor


The 58-year-old star, who has been the company’s brand ambassador since 2006, said he was “surprised and saddened” by allegations made in an upcoming episode of the UK documentary series “Dispatches” for Channel 4.

Journalist Anthony Barnett was given access to farms in Guatemala, which is the world’s 10th largest coffee producer. Footage obtained appeared to show children working for up to six days a week picking beans on plantations and moving heavy loads.

The documentary is set to air on Monday.

Addressing the investigation’s findings in a statement sent to CNN, Clooney, who is a member of Nespresso’s sustainability advisory board, said: “We knew it was a big project when it started 7 years ago, and honestly, I was surprised and saddened to see this story. Clearly this board and this company still have work to do. And that work will be done.”

He went on to say that he hoped Barnett, the Channel 4 reporter, “will continue to investigate these conditions and report accurately if they do not improve.”

Clooney signed off by reiterating that “the check and balance of good corporate responsibility lies not just with the company itself but also independent journalists like Mr. Barnett to hold everyone’s promise to account.”

Nespresso, which is a unit of Swiss food giant Nestlé, told CNN in a statement that it has “zero tolerance of child labor” and has launched a “thorough investigation” to identify the farms at the center of the allegations.

The company said it has stopped purchases of coffee from all farms in the region until they are able to guarantee child labor is not being used.

Nespresso said “any issues uncovered will be dealt with diligently and firm action will be taken. We will also double the number of agronomists that we have on the ground in the region and we will implement unannounced visits to check on compliance on social and labor issues.”

It added that it works alongside NGOs like the Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade International “to reinforce good working practices and fair treatment of workers, including education on the risks of child labour. “

Han de Groot, CEO of the Rainforest Alliance said: “Our partnership with Nespresso, which reaches back more than 17 years, is focused on producing high quality coffee while also improving farmers’ livelihoods and the wellbeing of their families, workers and communities.”

This story has been updated.



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