Monday, April 22, 2024

George Clooney Says He Didn’t Give an Interview to “Hello” Magazine– Please Stop Re-posting It


LOL. Poor George Clooney. Are we surprised by this? Most of the newsstand stories about celebrities is fiction. Apparently, Hello Magazine tried it with Clooney. The sad part is that no one checks, everyone just picks these things up and reprints them.

I’m not even going to see what Hello printed and reprint it here, since it never happened. Probably Amal is pregnant with an alien child or George is running for vice president with Hillary. Good grief.

George says in an email:

“Hello Magazine has printed an “EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ” with me that has been widely picked up and reprinted.

Outlets like Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, The Sun, and The Evening Standard have all printed my exclusive interview and credited Hello Magazine.

The problem is that I have not given an interview to Hello Magazine and the quotes attributed to me are not accurate.

In my experience, being misquoted is not unusual but to have an “exclusive interview” completely fabricated is something new.

And a very disturbing trend.”

A little PS I see what happened– George gave this interview to Ellen DeGeneres on her show. Hello, maybe learning from a certain Hollywood trade magazine, just took the interview and made it seem like their own. Oy vey.

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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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