Clooney & Zellweger Come To Town

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 120 months ago
Clooney & Zellweger Come To Town

The arrival of two Hollywood heavyweights in our fair city has given the local media the perfect opportunity to do what they do best: namely, sneer at the lady while swooning over the gent.

Renee Zellweger and George Clooney have been in town this week for the UK premier of the Clooney-directed film, Leatherheads. And the differing reactions to the pair from the ranks of Fleet Street's finest couldn't be more illustrative.

Gushing journalists anointed Gorgeous George as the "handsome hero of Hollywood". He was afforded a meeting with Gordon Brown to discuss serious manly things of import, and in general treated as a genuine slab of Californian royalty. Poor Renee, on the other hand, has the usual suspects (hello, Daily Mail!) snickering over her "tanning disaster" and scoffing at her apparent inebriation by showcasing an entire gallery of the Bridget Jones star three sheets to the wind.

Clooney? Why, he gets a photo spread all of his own - showing him lined up with a bevy of beautiful women. What a man, what a mighty good man. So much more worthy of respect than silly Renee with her wanton partying - she'll be needing one of those handy tube guides for women to help her survive the trip.

Honestly, is it too much to ask that the hacks and hackettes at our august organs could actually report these stories in a vaguely balanced and non-patronising way?

We thought as much too.

Image of George Clooney's Madame Tussauds doppelganger from mharrsch's Flickrstream

Last Updated 10 April 2008


To be honest I think the fact that Renee Zellweger is both a bit annoying and looking like a boney hag has done her no favours. I'm not sure you'd get the same if it were someone like Julia Roberts.


yeah whatever they're both treacherous loons in the Sean Penn/Susan Sarandon mould. I miss Chartlon Heston. And I see Gordon Broon is turning into quite the little star-f*cker, what with his terrifying appearance on American Idol last night.

Good work, though. Keep the celeb tosh coming. No news on Lily Allen in a trolley? Remember when that fit bird Miquita off Popworld (when it used to be good) dragged her along the street in a sack (or was it a duvet?) to hide her drunken face from the paps? That sorta thing please. Maybe she could be pushed in the trolley to Downing Street to talk to Gordon about blind kids or something.