Clooney believes that coffee production represents an exciting opportunity to "change South Sudan so that they can help themselves and not rely on aid from people who they really don't want to have aid from' and encourage "the sort of national dignity which can help a young, struggling country succeed".
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Possibly you aren't particularly blown away by US magazine's claims that 22-year-old Twilight star Kristen Stewart has cheated on boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson with the married director of her most recent flick, Snow White And The Huntsman. Me neither.
26/07/2012 08:41 BST
It might have been one of Hollywood's least convincing marriages, but the freshly torn asunder union of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes is shaping up to be a <em>VERY</em> convincing divorce. Trust me, guys, if you've only got time to be a bit obsessed with <em>ONE</em> showbiz divorce this summer, make it this one.
03/07/2012 16:42 BST
Enough is enough! If I have to read about another bogus curves celebration (Q: Have you ever been invited to a party in honour of someone's arse? Thought not) I will punch my laptop, and that HURTS. I've begun a list of words and phrases which should be retired from celebrity coverage.
11/06/2012 17:43 BST
This week we bring you the news that Naomi Campbell has celebrated her birthday in Bethlehem. That's right. Like JESUS.
24/05/2012 08:50 BST
If a good-looking and talented Hollywood actor felt that his sexuality would destroy his chances of success, the shame is mostly ours. Because depressingly enough, he wouldn't be wrong.
18/05/2012 22:51 BST
Want to know what the internet has been thinking about this week? Well, we've been mostly wondering whether Rihanna did drugs off a man's head at Coachella Media Circus, or if she was unwrapping some feta cheese, which is what it looks like to me.
20/04/2012 11:21 BST
Human beings have an insatiable appetite for sad love songs. We also love a good mystery. So just imagine our delight when these two treats combine to make a pop culture supertreat, such as "Who is the mystery man who inspired Adele's heartbreak album, <em>21</em>?"
05/04/2012 15:43 BST
Of all the sneaky, rotten and downright underhanded ways to claim some column inches, pretending to be worried about a famous friend, associate or relative is verruca-grade disgusting. It's presented as a way of <em>being</em> a bitch without <em>looking</em> like a bitch, but the public ain't that stupid.
05/03/2012 23:24 GMT
I'm pleased to bring you some Grade A real estate porn. Here's Adele's 10-bedroom, grade II-listed Home Counties mansion, complete with two swimming pools and 25 acres of greenery... Valued at £7 million, with a monthly rent of £15,000, it's nonetheless a rustic cottage compared to Petra Ecclestone's LA mansion.
16/02/2012 12:35 GMT
There is a lot of announcing going on at the moment. For the reader, it's exhausting stuff, but Courtney Cox figured this was clearly a good week for announcements.
09/02/2012 22:28 GMT
<em>Fatal Attraction</em> star Glenn Close has the following advice for budding thespians: try a cult! The actress told <a href="http://nymag.com" target="_hplink">New York magazine</a> that her family joined the conservative Moral Re-Armament sect with her family when she was just seven years old...
24/01/2012 22:15 GMT
Getting older and wiser sucks sometimes, particularly because you're increasingly conscious of what an immature bonehead you used to be. This week, it's the turn of megastar rapper, Beyonce-marrier and brand-spanking-new father, Jay-Z, to cringe about sexist lyrics he rapped in the past.
17/01/2012 22:07 GMT
By this point in 2012, you're probably bored stupid of friends who won't meet you for an alcoholic drink until February, and magazines promising "New Year, New You!" schemes of physical and gastronomical misery, usually alongside a bikini-clad celebrity salesperson.
13/01/2012 00:43 GMT
It's become impossible to ignore the tiresome way the story has been reported. In the absence of any hard facts about the reason for the split from the couple themselves, we've been treated to a series of ultra-conservative cliches about why marriages fail.
03/01/2012 21:44 GMT
Quick poll! On 31 December, are you: a) heading to a friend's house party, b) driving to a sodding cottage in the middle of nowhere or, c) being paid a million dollars to sing at some hotel in Vegas? If you answered (c), congratulations, you are Stevie Wonder!
30/12/2011 21:29 GMT
Over my years in the industry, I've noticed that the baby-related-headline count spikes at Christmas. Is it a sentimentality thing? Is it a Baby Jesus thing? Who knows. It's creepy, anyhow.
22/12/2011 22:17 GMT
Today marks the worldwide premiere of the trailer for <em>The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,</em> director Peter Jackson's upcoming film based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novel. With a full 12 months until the film's cinematic release, <em>The Hobbit</em> is set to be easily the most hyped film of 2012.
21/12/2011 12:44 GMT
It all started on 1 February 2004, when Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson unleashed a beast upon an unsuspecting world.
15/12/2011 22:56 GMT
Celebrities hopping into bed with the diet industry is nothing new, of course. Ever since a size 12 Oprah Winfrey wheeled a cart filled with 67 pounds of animal flesh onstage to celebrate her hard-won weight loss, stars have known there's money to be made by spilling your guts about your overspilling gut.
12/12/2011 22:59 GMT
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