Set designer with UFA before moving in the 1930s to Western Europe, where he produced ingenious short advertising films featuring wire-jointed, stylized puppets. In 1940 Pal moved to Hollywood, where...
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"Oh yes, we've spoken many times since he's gone from a bridegroom to a husband... (and) the only advice that I had (for him) was to find your person - and he's found his person." Julia Roberts on the advice she gave pal George Clooney before he tied the knot with new wife Amal in Italy last month (Sep14).
Surf rock icon Leonard Delaney has died at the age of 71. The Tornadoes drummer passed away after suffering complications from Alzheimer's disease in California on Sunday (05Oct14).
Delaney formed the band with high school friends Gerald Sanders, Norman 'Roly' Sanders, Jesse Sanders, and George White in 1960. They were best known for their hit song Bustin' Surfboards, which appeared on the Pulp Fiction soundtrack.
Delaney played with the group regularly until 1971, and then intermittently.
He also ran a contracting and carpentry business.
Paying tribute to his late pal and bandmate, Gerald Sanders says, "Leonard played with us up until 1971 and then off-and-on until about three or four years ago when he started getting sick.
"Leonard was quiet a reserved type of person. He was hard to get to know and he was not a real outgoing emotional type of person. But, anybody that knew Leonard liked him. He didn’t have any enemies. He was an unassuming and humble type of person."
"You don't buy them anything... I was asked not to bring anything." Bill Murray reveals he didn't buy pal George Clooney and his new bride Amal Alamuddin a wedding gift. The couple tied the knot in in Italy over the weekend (27-29Sep14).
"George is extremely accessible. He's one of our best representatives. He's funny as s**t. He's a joy to be around. I guess maybe I'm more of a miserable b**tard. I'm a bit of a loner, you know? I'm more quiet by nature. And coming from, you know, hillbilly country, I'm probably more reserved." Brad Pitt on the personality differences between himself and pal George Clooney."
Hollywood hunk George Clooney is a bachelor no more after tying the knot with Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy. The 53-year-old groom wed the British human rights lawyer at the Aman Canal Grande resort on Saturday (27Sep14) in a ceremony officiated by journalist and former mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni.
A statement released by his representative to People.com reads: "George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were married today in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy."
Guests at the nuptials included Clooney's Ocean's Eleven co-star Matt Damon, Ellen Barkin, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt and his best pal Rande Gerber and his supermodel wife Cindy Crawford.
The newlyweds are expected to continue their celebrations in Venice throughout the weekend (27-28Sep14) and take part in a civil ceremony at the 16th Century Cavalli Palace on Monday (29Sep14).
It is the star's second union - he was previously wed to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 2003 and famously swore off marriage until meeting 36-year-old Alamuddin last year (13). They became engaged in April (14).
George Clooney bid farewell to his days as a single man on Friday night (26Sep14) as he celebrated his bachelor party in Venice, Italy ahead of his marriage to Amal Alamuddin. The Oscar winner's famous friends, including fellow actor Matt Damon and best pal Rande Gerber, gathered in the city ahead of the nuptials, and they came together on Friday for an intimate dinner at Da Ivo restaurant, which served as Clooney's bachelor party.
He was pictured surrounded by a large group of male friends on a boat holding drinks as they sailed down one of Venice's canals.
Alamuddin celebrated her bachelorette party separately with a party of her female friends and relatives, including her sister, Tala, and mum, Baria.
A wedding gala dinner is said to be set for Saturday (27Sep14). Reports suggest it will be followed by a star-studded luncheon on Sunday (28Sep14) and a civil ceremony on Monday (29Sep14).
Paul Simon joined U.S. chat show host Conan O'Brien's George Harrison tribute week on Tuesday (24Sep14) when he performed the late Beatle's Here Comes The Sun and then joined O'Brien to chat about his old pal. Harrison superfan O'Brien opened his Harrison Week with a performance from Beck and he'll close the tributes with appearances by Norah Jones and the dead star's son Dhani.
George Clooney has turned to an Italian journalist and former Mayor of Rome to officiate his upcoming wedding to fiancee Amal Alamuddin. The Ocean's Eleven superstar will reportedly exchange vows with British lawyer Alamuddin in Venice, Italy this weekend (27-28Sep14) and the actor has asked his pal Walter Veltroni to preside over the nuptials, according to People.com.
Veltroni, who has been close friends with Clooney for several years, served as Mayor of Rome from 2001 to 2008. He also wrote the introduction to the Italian edition of U.S. President Barack Obama's book The Audacity of Hope, which was released in 2006, when he was still a senator in Illinois.
Clooney isn't Veltroni's only high-profile Hollywood friend - he was also a guest at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' Italian wedding in 2006.
Fashion icon Giorgio Armani has confirmed he has created the one-of-a-kind suit his pal George Clooney will wear on his wedding day. Clooney will wed his fiancee Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy at the end of the month (Sep14), and he has asked Armani to make him look like the best man at the ceremony.
Speaking after his Emporio Armani show at Milan Fashion Week in Italy on Thursday (18Sep14), the veteran designer said, "George has chosen and been fitted for an Armani suit for his wedding."
Clooney has long been a fan of Armani and regularly wears the fashion mogul's suits and tuxedos on the red carpet at film premieres and awards shows.
It's not clear what the actor's bride will wear on her wedding day, although sources claim she favours late designer Alexander McQueen's fashion house.
Actor Liam Neeson is hoping his pal Dan Stevens can pull strings to land him a role as a stableman in Downton Abbey. The Schindler's List actor stars with Stevens in new crime movie A Walk Among the Tombstones and he wants his onscreen colleague to suggest his name to producers of the hit period drama.
He tells U.K. TV network London Live, "Maybe Dan could have a word with them. I must speak to him. Maybe I could be a stableman or something. I definitely wouldn't cut the hierarchy, ya know?"
Neeson would not be the only Hollywood heavyweight to feature in the show - George Clooney has shot an amusing scene for a comedy mini-episode of Downton Abbey for broadcast during a U.K. Christmas charity fundraiser in December (14).
Set designer with UFA before moving in the 1930s to Western Europe, where he produced ingenious short advertising films featuring wire-jointed, stylized puppets. In 1940 Pal moved to Hollywood, where he produced the "Puppetoons" series for Paramount and began directing and/or producing special-effects oriented features including "War of the Worlds" (1953) and "The Time Machine" (1960). He received a special Academy Award in 1943 for developing a technique which combined animation with live action.