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George Clooney vs. gawker.com

For a celebrity whose life is presumably more interesting than ours, George Clooney sure seems to spend a lot of time surfing the internet. His new bete noir, according to Page Six, is gawker.com’s Google-maps aided real-time celebrity stalker feature. In an email to his publicist, who then forwarded it to other publicists, Clooney writes: “There is a simple way to render these guys useless… Flood their Web site with bogus sightings. Get your clients to get 10 friends to text in fake sightings of any number of stars. A couple hundred conflicting sightings and this Web site is worthless. No need to try to create new laws to restrict free speech. Just make them useless. That’s the fun of it. And then sit back and enjoy the ride. Thanks, George.”

Wow, George Clooney in favor of deceiving the press. I am so taking ‘Good Night, And Good Luck’ off my Netflix queue.

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