Dio Mio! George Clooney Was Hit by a Car While Scooting Around Italy

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Tequila magnate George Clooney was hit by a car while scooting around the Italian island of Sardinia Tuesday morning, where he has been filming the Hulu series Catch-22. (I forgot that was happening! Wow. How weird.)

The actor, who has starred in films like From Dusk Til Dawn and made appearances on TV shows like The Golden Girls, was reportedly riding his scooter “on the state road to Costa Corallina, in the province of Olbia” when the driver of a Mercedes wagon “did not respect the right of way” and smashed into him.

But don’t worry! After being rushed to a hospital on the island and receiving an MRI, Clooney was discharged with nothing but “a slight trauma to the pelvis and bruises to one leg and an arm.” A local police officer told reporters the famous American was “fine.”


Video of Clooney being released from the hospital is below:

UPDATE: TMZ is reporting that Clooney was”thrown from his bike and his helmet struck the car’s windshield, causing it to shatter.” Also, “was hurled TWENTY FEET in the air” (emphasis TMZ’s) before landing and breaking his helmet. But, again, he’s fine! Somehow.


Per The Hollywood Reporter, cockroachian Hollywood nightmare Johnny Depp is being sued by Greg “Rocky” Brooks (a member of the film crew on the upcoming Notorious B.I.G. movie City of Lies) for punching him in the ribs twice (twice!) and offering $100,000 “to punch back.” Brooks claims “he was fired from the production when he refused to promise not to sue over the incident.”


Writes THR:

Brooks said Depp smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated as he shouted obscenities then “angrily and forcefully” punched Brooks twice in the rib cage.

Depp then yelled “I will give you one hundred thousand dollars to punch me in the face right now!” at Brooks when he showed little reaction, according to the lawsuit, before the actor’s bodyguards pulled him away.

Brooks said he returned to work the following Monday and was asked by a producer to write and sign a declaration saying he wouldn’t sue over the incident. Brooks says he was fired on the spot when he refused.



And now, a good tweet:


  • All the Smith family does is talk about sex these days. Which is fine! Just unexpected. [Us Weekly]
  • Look at J.Lo multitask. [Daily Mail]
  • Azealia Banks is trying once again to return herself to relevancy. [XXLMAG]
  • Imagine Justin Bieber asking Stephen Baldwin for Hailey Baldwin’s hand in marriage. I can’t!!!! If video of this exists, it belongs in the Louvre. [TMZ]
  • Meanwhile... [People]

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Bobby...the Golden Girls should be required viewing for everyone and keeps me sane in these troubled times but how are you going to write about George Clooney in a hospital and not even mention ER!