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Muckety this! George Clooney to Pat Boone

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 16, 2014 at 9:15am   |   0 Comments

Their politics couldn’t be more different, but their connections are fairly direct.

De Niro leads list of Hollywood actors with most Muckety

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 27, 2013 at 1:16pm   |   0 Comments

BuzzFeed has discovered that Kevin Bacon is no longer the center of the Hollywood universe.

The Monuments Men

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 7, 2013 at 9:07am   |   0 Comments

When Gen. George Patton’s troops reached the German village of Merkers in 1945, they soon heard talk of a vast fortune hidden in the local potash mines.

Political intrigue runs in Talia Balsam’s family

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 14, 2013 at 8:35am   |   2 Comments

Here’s a Muckety map for those who’ve been watching old episodes of “Homeland” to tide them over until season 3.

Hollywood lends some glamour to Council on Foreign Relations

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 9, 2013 at 7:45am   |   0 Comments

When the august Council on Foreign Relations launched after World War I, it was dominated by New York businessmen, bankers and lawyers.

Obama’s glittering donor list

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 27, 2012 at 12:13pm   |   0 Comments

It’s hardly news that many in Hollywood are sending their love to the Obama campaign, but the list is still impressive.

Hollywood helps Obama raise $15M

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 11, 2012 at 9:03am   |   0 Comments

President Obama raked in $15 million Thursday with a fundraising dinner at the Los Angeles home of actor George Clooney.

Clooney and friends use fame for greater good

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 16, 2012 at 9:50am   |   0 Comments

The power of celebrity was palpable in Washington this week, as George Clooney testified before the Senate, posed for photos at the White House state dinner and traveled the talk-show circuit to discuss violence in the Sudan.

Talia Balsam’s leading men

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 12, 2010 at 8:05am   |   0 Comments

Actress Talia Balsam has been in the company of male stars her whole life.

Muck tracker - George Clooney & Wyclef Jean team up for telethon

By Muckety   |   January 15, 2010 at 2:36pm   |   0 Comments

George Clooney, Wyclef Jean and Anderson Cooper will host a telethon on Jan. 22 to raise funds for relief in Haiti, reports the New York Times.

Entertainment industry overwhelmingly supports Dems in 2008

By Emily Morgan   |   June 24, 2008 at 12:14pm   |   0 Comments

Barack Obama goes to Los Angeles tonight for a star-studded campaign fundraiser at the Los Angeles Music Center.

Celebrities bring star power to nonprofit boards

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 17, 2008 at 11:52am   |   5 Comments

Nonprofits, no matter how serious their mission, understand that famous names attract money, connections and high attendance at organization events.

Brad Pitt and his Frank Lloyd Wright dreams

By Ali Jones   |   February 28, 2008 at 9:25am   |   0 Comments

Brad Pitt is unlikely to quit his day job, especially with a houseful of Jolie-Pitt munchkins. And judging from the picture of partner Angelina’s much talked about “bump” during this past weekend’s Independent Spirit Awards, child number five may be on the way.

Connecting the stars at the Oscars

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 25, 2008 at 8:20am   |   0 Comments

This was a year in which some of the least connected actors won the most coveted awards.

The often reclusive Daniel Day-Lewis took the Oscar for best actor, beating the omnipresent George Clooney. (Clooney has so many celebrity friends, colleagues and co-stars, he qualifies as a Hollywood hub.)

Hollywood stars gather the night before

By Emily Morgan   |   February 24, 2008 at 10:30am   |   0 Comments

One of the biggest events this weekend for Oscar A-listers, aside from the awards ceremony itself, took place last night. The sixth annual Night Before Fundraiser raised $6 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

Hosts included George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Matt Damon, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Reese Witherspoon.

will.i.am, Jesse Dylan and friends make Obama video

By Emily Morgan   |   February 9, 2008 at 7:03am   |   1 Comments

Inspired by Barack Obama’s presidential run, a group of Hollywood stars has released a music video centered on his “Yes, we can” message.

An impressive 36 celebrities came together to help will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas create the 4 1/2-minute, black-and-white video. The project adds a melody to footage of Obama’s concession speech after the New Hampshire primary, with celebrities speaking or singing along with his words. It was directed by Bob Dylan’s son, Jesse.

George Clooney, other stars advance U.N. mission

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 2, 2008 at 12:20pm   |   0 Comments

It’s not the first time the Russians have gotten worked up over the culture of American celebrity.

But they’ve met a formidable foe in George Clooney. The handsome, publicity-savvy, immensely likeable man-about-the-world is the newest U.N. messenger of peace.

A star-studded presidential campaign

By Emily Morgan   |   January 10, 2008 at 4:15pm   |   0 Comments

Celebrity support, always important in national campaigns, is likely to play an increasing role in the high-cost, heated presidential campaign of 2008.

When it comes to good-looking supporters, Barack Obama leads the pack, with Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx, and George Clooney. And of course, there’s his powerhouse stumper, Oprah Winfrey.

Hillary Clinton is backed by a slightly older, more established, show business crowd which includes Chevy Chase, Danny DeVito, Rob Reiner and Steven Spielberg.

Bill Gates yuks it up at CES 2008

By Emily Morgan   |   January 8, 2008 at 2:30pm   |   0 Comments

Who knew Bill Gates could be funny?

In his “last day” video shown at the Consumer Electronics Show Sunday, Gates debuted his comedic side, with the help of some famous friends.

In the video, Gates goes over the opportunities he could possibly pursue after leaving Microsoft full-time. He pumps iron with Matthew McConaughey, raps with Jay-Z, and offers his Guitar Hero skills to U2’s frontman, Bono. After trying to negotiate a biopic with Steven Spielberg and George Clooney, Gates offers his services as a running mate to both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Sportswriters move from print to multimedia

By A. James Memmott   |   December 27, 2007 at 9:07am   |   0 Comments

Sportswriters have long lamented the fickleness of sports stars, those ingrates whose loyalty can be bought by the highest bidder.

But 2007 was also a year when high-profile writers (and some announcers) did some job jumping themselves.


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