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At a press conference at the Venice Film Festival for his new film, The Men Who Stare at Goats, George Clooney was reportedly hit on by a man stationed among reporters.
Reuters reports: "Today’s press conference involving George Clooney and Ewan McGregor, who star together in the comedy 'The Men Who Stare at Goats' was more embarrassing than usual, however. After tactfully avoiding a question about his sexuality, Clooney then looked on while a man, announcing he was gay, proceeded to take of his shirt and trousers while declaring his love for the actor and asking him for a kiss. To make matters worse, he had not even seen the film. Clooney’s response? 'There’s a little ambulance on its way.'"
Another account: "The man, wearing only a black tie around his neck, asked Clooney whether he and Ewan McGregor, his co-star in the film The Men Who Stare at Goats, had intentionally played 'queer' roles. He then shouted: 'Because I'm gay George. I want you George! Come with me George!' amid laughter and boos from other conference participants. Clooney smiled wrily, and remarked how some people take a 'big chance' only that 'it doesn't really work.' Then addressing the man he added: 'But that's a very good tie.' Earlier at the news conference, which had been billed as open only to accredited media and film industry personnel, Clooney drew admiring comments from several female participants."
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