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Thank goodness that Vegas cocktail waitress is no longer distracting him!

George Clooney has stepped into the the SAG vs. AFTRA fray.

We've been waiting for this!

George just wants actors to get along instead of choosing between sparring unions.

In a two-page letter, released Thursday, Clooney adopted a neutral stance in the dispute between the two big actors unions.

"What we can't do is pit artist against artist," he wrote.

Tom Hanks and Alec Baldwin are 2 big names that have sided with AFTRA.

Jack Nicholson, Viggo Mortensen and Holly Hunter are the heavy hitters who have endorsed the SAG side.

Clooney called the fight counterproductive.

"Because the one thing you can be sure of is that stories about Jack Nicholson vs. Tom Hanks only strengthens the negotiating power" of the studios, he said.

We think George is right on — the suits are LOVING the actor bickering and division.

Clooney called on higher-paid actors to chip in a greater share of union dues and for 10 A-listers — "people that the studio heads don't often say 'no' to," he suggested, listing only Nicholson and Hanks by name — to sit down with studio heads once a year to "adjust the pay for actors."

SAG deputy executive director Pamm Fair reportedly called Clooney's letter valuable input.

AFTRA and the union repping the media moguls (the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers ) declined comment.

Hmmm…interesting…is AFTRA in the pockets of the studio suits?

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49 comments to “Peace Maker”

  1. Ali says – reply to this


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    first…he is so hot

  2. Pwn3d says – reply to this


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    Her Perez, why don't you mention the good that PARIS HILTON did yesterday? Oh I know, it's because you don't like reporting the good!
    Her Perez, why don't you mention the good that PARIS HILTON did yesterday? Oh I know, it's because you don't like reporting the good!
    Her Perez, why don't you mention the good that PARIS HILTON did yesterday? Oh I know, it's because you don't like reporting the good!
    Her Perez, why don't you mention the good that PARIS HILTON did yesterday? Oh I know, it's because you don't like reporting the good!
    Her Perez, why don't you mention the good that PARIS HILTON did yesterday? Oh I know, it's because you don't like reporting the good!
    Her Perez, why don't you mention the good that PARIS HILTON did yesterday? Oh I know, it's because you don't like reporting the good!
    Her Perez, why don't you mention the good that PARIS HILTON did yesterday? Oh I know, it's because you don't like reporting the good!
    Her Perez, why don't you mention the good that PARIS HILTON did yesterday? Oh I know, it's because you don't like reporting the good!

  3. MARTH says – reply to this


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    I LOVE RAY I LOVE RAY

  4. Layla says – reply to this


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    FIRST

  5. noo says – reply to this


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    What?

  6. s says – reply to this


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    second

  7. tomer says – reply to this


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    Enough already….Vicky Lagoudes I love u!!!1 Rasp

  8. bobit says – reply to this


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    Another MORON actor that thinks having money is the same as having BRAINS…these TARDS crack me up. I have lots of money, I must be smart.

  9. NO L says – reply to this


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    he thinks he is too cool for school

  10. HJ says – reply to this


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    Why did it take him so long to make his point? Did he finally come home from his holiday in Italy with his boyfriends?

  11. Yeasu says – reply to this


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    If people got grey hair, theire old!

  12. FuKHW says – reply to this


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    This absolutely fucking baffles me…these people make more money than any of the REAL jobs regular Americans have, and they want it increased EVERY YEAR??? You FUCKING BASTARDS!!! Middle America is FUCKING STARVING and you want more FUCKING MONEY?????? Life is tough out there in Beverly Hills is it???? FUCK YOU in your greedy assholes…I wish I could convince every single American to boycott Hollywood so you FUCKING JUVENILE INGRATES could join the rest of us in FUCKING REALITY!

  13. He's says – reply to this


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    He's got a case of GAYFACE!

  14. mouse says – reply to this


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    HE IS A BLENDER AND GAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ————————————————————————————

    This is the beginning of relationship Angelina-Brad.

    Why Brad looks like Colin?
    Because Maddox will think it's Colin. Maddox loved Colin.

    HE IS A BLENDER AND GAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ————————————————————————————

    This is the beginning of relationship Angelina-Brad.

    Why Brad looks like Colin?
    Because Maddox will think it's Colin. Maddox loved Colin.

  15. wawa says – reply to this


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    i so so so do not care who joins which union!! SNOOOOOOZE

  16. gfgf says – reply to this


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    Who cares? Big deal?
    Amazing… I found brintey spears had a personal account on on the wealthy dating club ())()()()(W E A L T H Y C H A T . C O M for hot singles to hook up for Hot Love and Sexy Dating. It's said Charlie Sheen has found his love there last May.

  17. DUMBA says – reply to this


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    Re: Yeasu – if people don't know the diff between "they're" and "their", THEY'RE STUPID! LMFAO

  18. nifni says – reply to this


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    divide and conquer. the studios are about to dump their families in hawaii for the summer, they don't care if there's not work. george is right. the higher up actors should put more in financially and executively. and what about everyone else that puts a lot of time into the movies?

  19. BORED says – reply to this


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    at first i thought that said pace maker, which would make more sense since this shit is BORING AS HELL!!!!

  20. Roxie says – reply to this


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    he is so yumm…and he is a good person! go GEORGE!

  21. @v@ says – reply to this


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    When an actor/actress has been blessed with A-list fortune, they should be beholden to improve conditions for others struggling in their profession. Modern times have replaced the sense of caring community and fellowship with a get it while you can philosophy, which ultimately leaves one feeling strangely hollow and singularly unconnected to each other. It's not about kumbaya, but responsibility to your fellow man, which ultimately improves things for you, too. Clooney gets it. Bravo. George and Co. could next turn their hands to older actors who didn't see the big paydays who suffer in silence but with lonely dignity. The NHL addressed the older, big name players, and so should Hollywood.

  22. Peace says – reply to this


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    George Clooney is a fucking poser. Unlike Tom Hanks and Jack Nicholson, Clooney self-appoints himself as the 'arbitrator,' which is not his role, to put his name out there as a faux-leader so he can get more 'WORK' on both sides of the equation. Tom Hanks and Jack Nicholson know how to make a stance instead of 'Kissing everyone's ass' for his benefit. We all know Clooney is not doing this for the betterment of the AFTRA/SAG, but for himself. He is a selfish, moronic bastard in Hollywood who thinks he is INTELLIGENT. Fuck you Clooney. With Love, Sarah Larson

  23. 0tale says – reply to this


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    I can't remember the last movie/show I saw an "artist" in.

  24. Natal says – reply to this


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    i think this is fabulous of george clooney. and thank you perez, for not just updating us readers on stupid shit that we love to rub our faces in, but the important going ons in our society.

  25. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: Peace – So Clooney stuck his neck out for common sense and diplomacy when he didn't have to. String him up. From the illuminating and limited nature of your post I can understand why you don't get Clooney's thoughtful and evolved position.

  26. Nelly says – reply to this


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    Never thought I'd see the day when Viggo's name appeared on this website.

  27. ahhh says – reply to this


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    He's cute, warts and all.

  28. nash says – reply to this


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    Re: FuKHW – WELL SAID! seriously, who gives a fuck about this! they are overpaid pretty people who are a dime a dozen in hollyweird. don't you just love it when they talk about there long ass work days - 10 to 12 hours while filming for 3 months?!?!?! 'normal' people do this for survival! get the fuck over yourselves!

  29. Ruth says – reply to this


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    George Clooney is a college drop out who thinks his acting fame makes him a Mensa member.

    George Clooney = epic failure.

  30. HUH?? says – reply to this


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    When was the last time Clooney changed his hair, suit, his look?! He looks the same everywhere he goes and in almost every movie that he does!! Blah…

  31. KIM says – reply to this


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    No comment… don't care I guess! Let's hear about His breakup instead!

  32. kiki says – reply to this


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    George, if you cared you come out of the closet already!!

  33. super says – reply to this


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    fuck you george clooney, you fuck!

  34. ruby says – reply to this


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    I HATE car/suv/truck commercials on movie screens-NO COMMERCIALS! That would be 1 of my demands, also if a member gets cancer they immediately are given health insurance, like in Japan-here in the USA you get booted off insurance. Since ceos of big multinationals get lifetime healthcoverage for themselves & their wives & children the least the actors' guilds can do is get them good coverage. I'd also prefer that local festivals/events be advertised in theaters & short documentaries be played rather than commercials-the theater owners will just have to deal with their local Chamber of Commerce on the money they'd get for local ads for restaurants, concerts, boat-shows, etc.

  35. monke says – reply to this


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    Re: @v@ – "evolved"??? really??? ROFLMAO

  36. J.O.B says – reply to this


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    Re: ruby – sorry…u mistake us for people who give a shit about your "demands"…get a REAL mf JOB crybaby biotch

  37. BIG B says – reply to this


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    THAT'S GOT TO BE THE DUMBEST IDEA I'VE EVER HEARD!!!!!!!!

  38. NOFUK says – reply to this


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    GAY OR GAYER…. HE IS HOT….Y HOT MEN ARE GAY??????

  39. Lenno says – reply to this


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    …Seriously? I don't understand how actors make THAT much money for just memorizing lines, standing in front of the camera and repeating them with some remote emotion. Let's see them save lives under pressure, run into burning buildings or put themselves in the line of fire for the better of the public. America needs to readjust its view on what's important and what's not.

  40. Ally says – reply to this


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    Enough already. No need for a discussion about Clooney's life. If he wants to be private so be it…and it seems he wants all facets of his life private, not just his sex life. His letter was mature and logical. His sexual preferences don't need to be discussed.

  41. Eva says – reply to this


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    What people have to understand is that these negotiations are not about Tom Cruise or George Clooney, this is about wiping out the middle class actor, the stunt person, the extra. There are over 120,000 members in SAG and only about 2% of those actors are making the millions. People have to understand that what we are fighting for is only what we deserve, with the new media that is out there, middle class actors are getting screwed over. The deal that AFTRA made is absolutely ridiculous and is not even a 10th of what we are fighting for. I realize that we just came out of the writers strike, who were fighting for pretty much the same thing, but these are two completely different unions, unfortunately the viewers will suffer with less scripted programming but this strike will be neccessary and will happen if the PRODUCERS don't agree to out terms.

  42. Susan says – reply to this


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    These people are selfish assholes. So many people are out of work, losing their houses, can't feed their kids. These spoiled brats make millions for a couple weeks of work. WHO THE FUCK CARES??

  43. Eva says – reply to this


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    Re: Susan

    Seriously you need to get informed, its not for the actors who make the millions, its for the middle class actors that live on paycheck to paycheck. The ones who have trouble qualifying for health care, the ones who get 30 cents a mile for mileage, the ones who are getting screwed over by new media. So before you start ranting about the people around the US not having jobs "regular" jobs, get informed about the "regular" jobs that exist in Los Angeles, which some are in the entertainment business, we too are struggling, maybe not the ones that make the millions like George Clooney or Alec Baldwin but they only make up 2% percent of our union that has over 120,000 members. So get informed before you start going off about something you obviously know nothing about.

  44. Eva says – reply to this


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    Re: Lenno

    Well if they wanted to save lives under pressure they would have become doctors, wouldn't they, but they chose to be actors. The actors who make millions make them because they are in high demand by the public. Now I get that America should concern themselves with other issues but if you LENNO truly believed that yourself like your stating in your post, you wouldn't be wasting your time coming to an entertainment website that reports on said celebrities.

  45. Eva says – reply to this


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    Re: J.O.B

    Obviously the american public does give a shit about something if not people wouldn't be complaining about not getting new shows come this fall. Since your posting here I imagine you are one of those who sits in front of your tv to watch the people that are fighting for what they deserve. Get informed before you post and make yourself look like an imbecile, these are real jobs just because you don't have the determination or the talent doesn't mean its not a real job. Peace:D

  46. ODo says – reply to this


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    Who cares about this old fart? He just looks like any guy walking down the street. What in the world is all the fuss about him all the time anyway? He's got a bad attitude.

  47. REAL says – reply to this


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    So many jealous haters on this board. I admire George Clooney for his diplomacy skills and attempting to try to find a solution. Its unselfish of him to offer to pay more and have the higher earning actors pay more to give the little guy a break. For all the uneducated idiots posting here who have no brains to say anything intelligent about the issue being discussed but just resort to taking envious personal jabs, yelling things like, he's old, he's gay, he's no talented…. Please get a life, Jealousy is an ugly thing. When you have accomplished one tenth of what George Clooney has accomplished in 47 years then you can talk shit. Until then, discuss the issue or STFU.

  48. AMEN says – reply to this


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    AMEN God Bless you George

  49. HUG says – reply to this


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    Thanks for posting this story Perez. This picture makes me want to give Georgie a big ol' hug. Not only is he hot, he has a big ol' heart.