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George Clooney’s marriage

Published October 2, 2014 by Tony

George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin: a fairytale wedding

Three days of celebration, several changes of clothes, star chefs, historic locations and hundreds of guests. All this magnificence has its cost, and the account that bride & groom paid is rather pricey. Only a royal wedding can outclass to luxury and sumptuousness it. The total cost of this romantic weekend is nearly 13 million dollars (just over € 10 million.) The premise that it was something great came up when the pretty UN’s representative received a beautiful lonely seven carat worth about 600,000 euro, and that the wedding would have took place in Venice.
Mrs. Clooney has worn in order: a 50s style striped dress by Dolce & Gabbana for her arrival in the lagoon, a long asymmetrical bright red dress by Alexander McQueen, and a clutch by Oscar de la Renta for the bachelorette party. A wedding dress in American style by Oscar de la Renta, and after the wedding,  a balloon skirt in a macramé by Giambattista Valli. Finally, women can’t forget the cream pantsuit by Stella McCartney for the civil wedding in the municipal office.
After her arriving in Venice, the lawyer of Lebanese origin has nearly stole the show to her future husband, embodying the myth of Mrs. Kennedy. If in the previous hours she had been spotted at the airport in Milan with a sporty outfit, with jeans and sneakers, after the arrival in the lagoon she has unlined all her charm with a look from the fifties: a lounguette dress white-blacks inlaid, blacks big glasses like her long flowing hair, and court pointy shoes.
After many false leads and rumors circulated on purpose to confuse the curious, after arriving in Venice George and his girlfriend have materialized in Tronchetto, the car terminal, preceded by a van that unloaded the couple’s bulky baggage, including a trunk by Giorgio Armani containing the dress that the groom had to wear on Monday morning for the civil marriage. Nothing was left to chance, including the name of the gondola-taxi number 256, with the auspicious name “Love”, driven by the loyal Sandro Greco, the man-shadow to each Clooney Venice Film Festival partecipation.
Amal like Cinderella, when getting off of the taxi ‘Love’ to go to the hotel Cipriani, she held in the hand one of her shoes with the big stiletto heel.
Stumbling upon a typical star’s affectation, Clooney took exception to the bedroom’s furniture in the luxurious Aman Grand Canal Hotel, where the couple had to stay, asking to change it.
To manage the wedding of the year, the City even issued an order to prohibit the passage of persons and boats, by land and water, in front of the municipal building that housed the ironclad celebration. And that’s not all! Until Thursday, outside the building next to the hotel, there were some scaffolding installed for the restoration. To have a better sight of the Grand Canal, Clooney decided to shell out a substantial amount to disassemble it in a jiffy. Also, restyling maneuvers for the city, that for the occasion has been dressed up by authorities, without leaving even a gondola out of place.
A weekend in Venice has been enough for Mr. Clooney to infringe upon his past lived as much as possible away from gossip.
About sixty guests arrived at the Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the day before the wedding, for a pre-wedding dinner party. The day after, the wedding banquet at Aman Grand Canal Hotel, a seven-star where a room’s price ranges from one thousand to 3000 euro per night.
George Clooney and his wife chose the singer Andrea Bocelli to spread music in such a magical day.  Amal’s bridesmaid has been her sister, while George chose the dear friend Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford’s husband.
To understand the extent to which George and Amal have refined palates, we gotta give a look at the banquet, that among other things included: lobster, lemon risotto and polenta with fried mushrooms. To accomplish this menu there was the chef of the famous Hotel Dolada to Plois, Riccardo De Pra. He has been supported by two teams of outside cooks, one in Pisa and the other in Paris.
In this riot of colors and flavors, a particular dessert could not miss , the favorite of the Hollywood star: the Pasticcciotto of Puglia. A typical Salento one made of sweet pastry, filled with custard and shaped as a mini plumcake.
Not being able to give up this delight, for the wedding George Clooney ordered 2000 of them directly from Otranto, the origin country of these sweet.
I wonder if, as some say, this marriage is only meant to support Cloney’s political activity.

  

  

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Clooney & Stacy Keibler

Published August 27, 2012 by Tony

Will Clooney sell the villa in Como?

Stop with paparazzi, please”.
The anguished cry comes from the shores of Lake Como and from Villa Oleandra, George Clooney’s home. To yell and bash on is Stacy Keibler, the last girlfriend of the most eligible bachelor in the world. The Junoesque and tall blonde is tired of Italian photographers intrusiveness. 
“They are too suffocating, stressful and boring.  Simply they have to stop
”,  Stacy says.
How to get around this? Simple. Escape from Lake Como or sell the villa.
It’s said that pressed by the girlfriend, George even hired two private investigators to photograph the photographers. The purpose? Demonstrate their intrusion in the privacy of others. After the complaints George hopes that the calm can return sovereign in the villa. On the contrary, the local paparazzi reject the accusations, while Pierpaolo Ferreri (a photographer that for almost 10 years hanged out the villa),
says:
None of us has received a legal notice and none of us has broken the law. Clooney is a public figure and a son of a journalist, we just stay out of the house trying to take some shoot when he comes out. We only are doing our work. Clooney has a good relationship with photographers, and he sometimes even made fun of us: a fortnight ago he has launched a balloon full of water that hit me in full. When he needs to breathe send his secretary to tell us to get away and we do it. Exasperate him means to go against our interests. Elisabetta Canalis was hiding, Stacy Keibler behave as an ordinary person, go around without an escort, smiles at us. Once she even asked me to take her to her car because didn’t remember where had parked it, and she did not seem so irritated“.
Where is the truth?

American Actors

Published February 14, 2012 by Tony

George Clooney

Italians like many Americans actors, and George Clooney just is one of them. Aside from his famous movies he even became more popular when started a relationship with Sardinia-born Elisabetta Canalis and coming as often as not in Italy, because his villa on lake Garda. For this, some Italian firms engaged him for their advertisements and we all have watched him in TV or on billboard while publicizing Martini, Fiat or Nespresso coffee, also if on those circumstances he acted in English. Then, lately the first step forward with George even talking in Italian in his last spot for Fastweb, an Italian telecommunications company specialized in telephony,  broadband connections and cable television. Few lines only as you can see on the following video, but well-chosen because the actor by now is considered one of the family for us as we hope he also feel at home here. Maybe George only made it for money but we like to think he will learn more Italian in the future.
However, other American actors have been chosen for commercials like Dustin Hoffman, Nicole kidman, John Travolta, Richard Gere, Christopher Lambert, Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, etc… till the a current one with Jennifer Lopez.

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