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The George Clooney wedding weekend
  • Photos of Matt and Lucy arriving in Venice for George Clooney's wedding are at ANSA, the Mirror and Yahoo (!) Bring it on. There's even a liveblog if you're really keen (via Clooney's Open House).

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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 26th, 2014 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Photos

    Even the security guys/water taxi drivers are wearing the 'George and Amal' official logo. It's more public and about as sincere as Kim/Kanye. Vogue America will have the exclusive photos.

    http://www.repubblica.it/spettacoli/2014/09/26/foto/clooney_e_amal_venezia_si_prepara_al_matrimonio_dell_anno-96709960

    Edited at 2014-09-26 01:43 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 26th, 2014 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

    CGI

    Here's a YouTube video of water.org's session at the CGI, hosted by Peeta Planet.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBcHRtdBTN8

    Edited at 2014-09-26 01:48 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 26th, 2014 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The wedding

    Here's a brief video of Matt, Lucy, and (I think) John and Emily arriving at the hotel.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/tvshowbiz/video-1122981/Matt-Damon-arrives-Venice-George-Clooneys-wedding.html

    I'm not cynical about this marriage, She's never been married before and a wedding is a big deal in the Lebanese community. It's obvious from the look on George's face that he's absolutely smitten with her. He's not a good enough actor to pretend that "I just got hit by a two-by-four" look. Lol. I wish them all the best.

    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 26th, 2014 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The wedding

    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 26th, 2014 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Papa show

    This looks like some pretty good confirmation for Gregory for that Oct date!

    https://twitter.com/steveagee/status/515588619050815488

    Paula

    From: cindiest Date: September 26th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
    They look so young and relaxed. Love it. Thank you.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 26th, 2014 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Pool pic

    Two photos of Matt and Lucy greeting others around the pool in Venice (Matt's about to hug Grant Heslov and Lucy's hugging his wife):

    http://photo.voici.fr/mariage-de-george-clooney-et-amal-alamuddin-les-invites-arrivent-7916/des-calins-134549#extract

    Edited at 2014-09-26 10:38 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 26th, 2014 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Pool pic

    Telephoto lenses, whew, looks like that was taken when Matt and co had just arrived.

    There's another friend of Matt there. The photog in the boat with George and Amal is Sam Jones. Probably hired by Vogue.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2770872/George-Clooney-Amal-Alamuddin-joined-celebrity-pals-prepare-wedding-Venice.html
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 26th, 2014 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Dinner photos

    Just Jared has dinner (probably post dinner) photos.

    http://www.justjared.com/photo-gallery/3205366/george-clooney-amal-alamuddin-dinner-before-wedding-04/

    Amal is stunning. I think she is such a gorgeous woman. I love Lucy's dress. And Matt in a vest - that's a rarity.

    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 26th, 2014 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Dinner photos

    Thanks for the link. A lovely and daring dress for Lucy. It's just so public by intention and I don't understand the complete turnaround by George to make his life a magazine special. George had so many options to make this a private affair, and it just seems like this is stage 1 of a future political career and a life deliberately staged in the media. (Nice pickup with Sam Jones.) Happy to have a holiday weekend here as the coverage will be crazy.

    More photos (the article claims Matt was on the same boat as Anna Wintour, and Emily was certainly there as well):
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2771503/Rehearsal-dinner-red-Amal-Alamuddin-stuns-scarlet-gown-joins-family-friends-dinner-marrying-Hollywood-star-George-Clooney.html

    Emily's dress:
    http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/george-clooney-amal-alamuddin-kick-off-wedding-festivities-pictures-2014269

    Edited at 2014-09-27 12:07 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 27th, 2014 12:08 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Dinner photos

    Thanks for all the great work you do keeping up with craziness like this!

    I guess I have so much respect for George that I choose not to be cynical about him. He's gonna have to prove me wrong. Amal and her family and their obvious desire to have a splashy wedding have to be taken into account, too. Apparently they're paying for at least a chunk of it.

    In one of the photos in which Matt and Lucy are walking straight at the camera you get just a tiny glimpse of Emily walking down the stairs in front of them. It's odd that the press have almost totally ignored them. I know John isn't really known in Europe but in that photo he's actually behind the boat tie-up pole! Ha, ha!
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 27th, 2014 12:18 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Dinner photos

    Love these fake headlines at Gawker (comments section):
    http://defamer.gawker.com/the-clooney-wedding-sounds-like-its-going-to-be-goooooo-1639572922/all

    The most unlikely guest has to be the guitarist from Toto.

    Photos from inside the dinner:
    http://hollywoodlife.com/pics/george-clooney-amal-alamuddin-pics/#!1/amal-alamuddin-scarlet-dress-george-clooney-wedding-ffn-ftr/

    (one of the pics inside at the dinner needs a caption competition)

    More of Lucy's dress and heels as she walks to the dinner with Matt (strange shoe choice from Matt):
    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/george-clooney-amal-alamuddin-hold-venice-rehearsal-dinner-article-1.1954568

    Edited at 2014-09-27 02:18 am (UTC)
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