Friday, May 24, 2024

George Clooney’s $500K Donation to Teens’ Gun Control March Becomes All-Star $2 Million with Oprah, Spielberg, Katzenberg


This morning I reported first that George and Amal Clooney had donated $500,000 to the March for Our Lives, the gun control march set for March 24th in Washington DC. It’s being organized by teens– a youth movement.

Next, Oprah Winfrey announced she’d kick in another $500,000 and match the Clooneys.

By the end of the day came pledges of $500,000 apiece from Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, and Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg.

March for Our Lives now has $2 million more than it did last night.

Can David Geffen be far behind?

Stay tuned. The question is, who gets the movie rights?

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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