August 3rd, 2006

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Ocean's 13, Lustra in the charts

  • As expected, the visit to the set of Ocean's Thirteen was another puff piece to promote Jerry Weintraub, alcohol abuse and cast 'togetherness' (very hard to bond when the cast members aren't there, ie George Clooney in Italy). The video is available at this link.

    Ante up for an "Extra's" "Ocean's 13" exclusive, courtesy of franchise producer Jerry Weintraub. The movie mogul opened Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon's luxurious inner sanctum, The Ocean's Club, only to "Extra."

    Weintraub built the ultra-hip, private poker lounge just for his cast. "This was inspired by Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack," Weintraub said. "Guys that I hung around with all my life who made the original ‘Ocean's 11.'"

    "This is our booze joint over here," Weintraub showed us. "It's a great bar, real New York kind of bar, all the guys love it. This is my drink of choice, Grey Goose orange vodka, which I love."

    "And we don't drive after we drink," Weintraub added. "We have cars and drivers."

    Jerry also showed us the lounge's poker table, which is a favorite for Brad, George and Matt.

    "The guys all love to play poker," Weintraub said. "Brad liked this most of all. These are great chips that our executive producer had made for us. These are the Ocean's chips."

    And just in case the poker and swanky pad aren't enough to make the film's stars feel at home, Weintraub showed us a wall full of pictures of the cast, including Scott Caan, Casey Affleck, Don Cheadle, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Al Pacino, Bernie Mac and Matt Damon.

    "A lot of Academy Awards on that wall," Jerry said.

  • A few years after the release of Eurotrip, "Scotty doesn't know" has finally hit the charts. Details here.

  • The OnexOne Campaign site has been updated with the official press release and more information about the benefit.