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George Clooney splits from girlfriend Stacy Keibler

Looks like George is on to the next one.

Oscar-winning actor, director, and producer George Clooney, 52, has split from actress, WWE wrestler, and television personality Stacy Keibler, 33, People reported. The pair had been dating for two years.

Clooney recently finished filming The Monuments Men, which he also directed and co-wrote.

Obama visits George Clooney and friends; raises record $15 million

George Clooney played the suave host, chef Wolfgang Puck whipped up something for dinner, and President Barack Obama and about 150 of his Hollywood set donors enjoyed a few laughs at Clooney’s good-humored expense. Obama told the crowd that his famed Hope poster from the 2008 was derived from a photograph of Obama sitting next to Clooney when Obama was a U.S. senator. Clooney had been in Washington advocating on behalf of Darfur. “This is the first time that George Clooney has ever been photo-shopped out of a picture,” Obama said. “Never happened before, never happen again.”

In fact, the artist who created the poster, Shepard Fairey, used another photograph of Obama but said he relied on the Obama-Clooney picture to avoid a copyright infringement case with the Associated Press. He pleaded guilty in February to criminal contempt for fabricating and destroying evidence.

In this crowd, Obama didn’t even need to mention gay marriage to get a vigorous applause. “Obviously,” the president said obliquely, “yesterday we made some news.” READ FULL STORY

George Clooney plans Obama re-election fundraiser

EW has confirmed, per Entertainment Tonight‘s exclusive, that George Clooney will host a fundraiser for President Barack Obama on May 10. The Oscar winner is inviting 150 guests to his Los Angeles home to support Obama’s re-election campaign. The tickets, running $40,000 apiece, will benefit the Obama Victory fund — a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee, and several state Democratic parties.

Clooney has long been outspoken about politics both personally and professionally. He recently was arrested in order to bring awareness to the Sudanese humanitarian crisis and also participated in a staged reading of Dustin Lance Black’s play about California’s Prop 8 anti-gay marriage law. He joked to ET, “I’m proud to do whatever I can to support the President… as long as no one asks me to sing.” No worries, George. POTUS has that covered.

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George Clooney arrested in Washington, D.C. -- VIDEO -- UPDATE

EW has confirmed that George Clooney has been been arrested in our nation’s capital. The news broke when Ann Curry tweeted, “Under arrest: George Clooney and his father Nick for protesting Sudan’s attacks on its Nuba people. Arrested at Sudan’s embassy in DC.” The politically outspoken Oscar winner has been mounting a Beltway campaign this week to bring awareness to the struggle of the Sudanese people, which he believes could present “a real humanitarian disaster” if it goes unaddressed.

A rep for Clooney issued this statement: “They were protesting the violence committed by the government of Sudan on its own innocent men, women and children. They were demanding they allow humanitarian aid into the country before it becomes the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.”

Per the AP, the Clooneys were joined outside the Sudanese Embassy by Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia and NAACP President Ben Jealous. The protesters were warned three times not to cross a police line outside the embassy, then handcuffed and placed in a U.S. Secret Service van (video below). UPDATE: Clooney has been released from custody.

Per E! Online, Clooney told reporters, “What we’ve been trying to achieve today is… bring attention to an ongoing emergency…. one of those ways was, apparently, get arrested.”

Clooney continued, “We just came back [from Sudan], the real danger of course is there are people dying everyday there… You never know if you’re going to accomplish anything, all we’re trying to do is bring attention to a moment.”

“It is my first arrest,” Clooney confirmed after paying $100 in bond for his release. “And let’s hope it’s my last.”

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George Clooney highlights Sudanese humanitarian crisis

Actor and human-rights activist George Clooney is highlighting the humanitarian crisis in the volatile border region between Sudan and South Sudan.

Clooney described a recent trip to the region where he and John Prendergast, the cofounder of the advocacy group the Enough Project, secretly traveled across the border and came under rocket attack.

Clooney filmed the death and destruction at burned-out villages, and met with residents forced to hide in mountain caves.

Their video went online shortly before Clooney testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.

Clooney spoke to a few reporters before the hearing. He’s scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday.

South Sudan seceded from Sudan last year, but hostilities between the two sides continue.

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George Clooney and Jeffrey Katzenberg raising $350 million for Hollywood charity

It’s a $350 million project starring George Clooney and produced by Jeffrey Katzenberg, with the livelihoods of tens of thousands of Hollywood workers on the line.

But… it’s not a movie. READ FULL STORY

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