George Clooney On Amal Alamuddin: “I’m Marrying Up”

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George Clooney Marrying Up

By Daniel Gates

George Clooney Marrying Up

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George Clooney thinks he has something special with fiancée Amal Alamuddin. “I’m marrying up,” the Oscar winner tells Variety in an interview about his recent fight with the Daily Mail regarding the outlet’s false allegations about Alamuddin’s family.

The actor says of his battle with the British tabloid, “It’s just fun to slap those bad guys every once in a while, knock ’em around.”

Clooney is used to the press making up stories about him, but explains why he chose to fight back this time. “Every day they write things that aren’t true, but every once in a while they write something that is actually dangerous to your family, and it’s probably not true,” says the star. “And that’s the one you pick.”

He’s concerned about the influence the Mail is starting to have. Clooney says, “The thing that bothers me is how much the Daily Mail is now bleeding into American press and becoming a source for some pretty legitimate newspapers. So that’s the thing that worries me.”

“Those are really bad guys and they do tend to tee off on everybody,” says the actor-director. “It’s fun when you can go, ‘Well, this one, I know I have all the facts right.’ Usually the argument is: ‘Hey, we’re not gonna tell you our source,’ and, ‘Prove it.’ And when they actually do it themselves it’s so great. You go, ‘OK, well you obviously just screwed this (up), so I think I can get you now.”

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