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Amal’s Mother is Unimpressed with George Clooney

George Clooney gave Amal Alamuddin a $500k ring

Don’t count Baria Alamuddin, Amal’s mother, as a starstruck fan of George Clooney’s.  According to a source, she remains unimpressed with the handsome Gravity star, and would prefer for Amal to marry someone within the Druze sect of Islam.

High-profile human-rights lawyer Amal, 37, was born in Beirut to a prominent and highly respected family within the Druze sect, a medieval offshoot of Islam, who are forbidden to marry outsiders. For traditional Druze families intermarriage results in excommunication and social boycott.

However, as pictures of Baria appeared today with her arms around the Oscar winner’s mom, Nina Clooney, as they strolled in the Italian sunshine – it would appear that she has been won over.

So perhaps the Clooney charm has overcome this obstacle after all… Hopefully- since it seems Baria was very happy to voice her reservations:

And a Lebanese friend of the family in London, where Amal was raised and Baria still lives, told MailOnline: ‘You would think Amal has hit the jackpot with George Clooney, but Baria is not happy.
‘She thinks Amal can do better. She has been telling half of Beirut, in fact anyone that will listen, there are five hundred thousand Druze. Are none of them good enough for her?’.

There can be harsh penalties for those Druze who marry outsiders. Several women have been murdered for disobeying the rules. Last year a Sunni Muslim man had his penis severed by the male relatives of a Druze woman who defied her family by marrying him.

The friend added: ‘There have a been a few jokes in the family about the same thing happening to George!’

Um.  I don’t find this joke that funny… He’s sort of one of the United States’ national treasures.  We’d like those bits intact on the rare chance he decides to procreate and keep those fabulous genes in the pool.

Marriage and mixed religions can be a tricky issue for couples.  Hopefully George and Amal have thought everything through and are at peace with whatever, they as a couple, have decided on.

Amal Alamuddin & George Clooney have set their wedding date!

Photos: FameFlynet, Source

Posted Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 2:14pm
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George Clooney is having Brad Pitt be his best man

George Clooney is having Brad Pitt be his best man

As George Clooney’s wedding to Amal Alamuddin inches closer, more and more details have been leaking out. According to reports, George is going to have Brad Pitt be his best man. Will that be awkward for Jennifer Aniston if she’s also invited?

George Clooney’s Aunt Staria is spilling on the Gravity actor’s upcoming nuptials to Amal Alamuddin and claims that none other than Brad Pitt will have a key part in the wedding.

Staria, who is married to George’s paternal uncle Joe Clooney, told the Daily Mail she thinks the handsome former bachelor will pick fellow A-lister Pitt as his best man for the big day.
“I would say he’d choose Brad Pitt for his best man,” Staria said. “They are good friends, I would think that’s who he’d choose.”

When it comes to where the wedding will be, Clooney’s aunt went on to hint at Italy; the Oscar winner keeps a home there in Lake Como.

“I do know that Nick and Nina [George's parents] are planning a trip over to Italy in the next week or so to, I guess, scope out some stuff,” she told the Daily Mail.

Staria, who works as a non-denominational minister in Ohio, added she’d be pleased to officiate Alamuddin and Clooney if asked and would do so in a “heartbeat.”

Posted Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 9:09am
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Amal Skips Clooney Family Reunion

Amal Alamuddin Lunches With Friends

 

Despite her recent engagement to the notorious bachelor, George Clooney, lawyer Amal Alamuddin isn’t slacking off at work to plan the blessed nuptials.  Clooney’s family has a yearly reunion in Augusta, Kentucky, which Alamuddin was unable to attend last week due to a work conflict.  The relatives may have to wait for the wedding to meet the British stunner.  Clooney’s aunt Starla, a non-denominational minister, revealed some details of the wedding and reunion to the Daily Mail:

‘I do know that Nick and Nina are planning a trip over to Italy in the next week or so to, I guess, scope out some stuff.’

Starla also thinks the actor and producer will choose one of his Hollywood friends over a family member when it comes to picking a best man, saying: ‘I would say he’d choose Brad Pitt for his best man. They are good friends, I would think that’s who he’d choose.’

But she offered her services to preside over a local service if Clooney and Amal decided to have another ceremony in case family can’t travel to Italy, adding: ‘Sure, I’d do it in a heartbeat!’

Around 200 of the star’s extended family descended on the town and nearby Maysville for a weekend of get-togethers – eager to meet the newest member of the clan.

However, Amal was in London where days later she attended the global summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London, alongside Clooney’s good pal Brad Pitt, his fiancée Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

Ben Breslin, 55, a cousin of George’s, who hosted a big party on Saturday night, told MailOnline: ‘When he came in the front door, I was looking around asking ‘Where is she?’

‘He explained she’s a lawyer and apparently she’s across the sea somewhere working on a case, off saving the world. It was a shame because I would have liked to have met her.’

When asked if he was looking forward to welcoming a Brit into the family, Ben laughed: ‘Not a problem – if she can put up with us, we can put up with her. Nina say she’s a lovely girl and if she likes her, she’s in.’

I always forget- but just love that Clooney is from Kentucky.  I also love that he hasn’t forgotten his roots and makes the effort to go home and see everyone.

George Clooney gave Amal Alamuddin a $500k ring

Photos: FameFlynet, Source

Posted Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at 2:14pm
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George Clooney wants to be Governor of California

George Clooney wants to be Governor of California

George Clooney is thinking about a gubernatorial run in California, according to the latest gossip. Reportedly, George is looking to follow in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s footsteps by taking office there. According to sources, George wants to join the 2018 race with the Democratic party.

A source revealed, “George is hugely popular with Democrats and where better to be than Governor of California, home of Hollywood? It has always been a huge stronghold for the party and one that has a proven record for getting politicians into the Oval Office.”

George is planning on tying the knot with British lawyer Amal Alamuddin in September prior to his political run for office. In addition, the actor is also turning down quite a few film projects so that he can take care of his political business.

Even better for George, despite Amal being based in London, she is considering a move to America in order to support George’s political goals. Not only that, but George is also thinking about the long game and wants to run for President even further in the future.

Source, Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet

Posted Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 10:10am
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