Sunday, May 26, 2024

George Clooney Going Rogue Tonight with Party


So: George Clooney is going rogue tonight. He’s booked out Craigs on Melrose for a private Oscar party. He’ll have all his peeps from “The Descendants” and “The Ides of March,” plus friends and family, Brad and Angelina, the whole gang. If Clooney wins Best Actor, the place will  go wild. If he loses, it will still be a hot spot for well wishers. Clooney and Pitt were odds on favorites to win Best Actor this year for their respective films. Then Jean DuJardin came out of nowhere. Of all this years’ films, “The Descendants” somehow got the short shrift–a surprise since it so very good. But everyone at Craigs will drink and eat the truffled fried chicken, and none of it will hurt.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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