Assuming the camera don’t lie, George Clooney and Stacy Keibler are still going strong. They were snapped leaving Dan Tana’s Italian Restaurant in Los Angeles last night, and Splash News reports that George blasted the awaiting paparazzi with an air horn hidden under his hat. He and Stacy appear to be laughing at the prank in the car in the pic above. And maybe they’re also laughing at rumors that her time with George will come to an end once the Oscars are over and she’s no longer needed to be his red carpet arm candy.
We’re not sure what to make of the theory that they’re faking it for the cameras. On the one hand, the two do look great together in their awards-show finery, and the relationship has certainly upped her status. On the other, do two such beautiful, confident people really need to have a fake relationship for the cameras? Seems silly, when they could obviously win hearts for real. On the other, other hand (gossip is a many-limbed beast), they could have had a real thing for a while, but then when they eventually realized that they’re not right for each other, they didn’t want a breakup to distract from his Oscar campaign. God, that sounds even more cynical than the first hand.
The National Enquirer (via Celebitchy), is floating a report that George told a friend: “She’s everything that every man would want, but I’m ready to move on.” As little faith as we have in the Enquirer, that sentence just threatened to ruin our morning. So, to bring things back to a happier course, we’ll watch Clooney and his Descendants director, Alexander Payne, in Wednesday’s Times Talks live stream, in which Clooney will warm our hearts again with a story about running in flip-flops.
[Photo: Splash News Online]