No New Rosemary Clooney Movie
Did you hear about the In Touch magazine report mentioning a planned Rosemary Clooney movie? At least one radio station mentioned it today.
According to the item, George Clooney and Reese Witherspoon had dinner last month at Casa Vega in Sherman Oaks, and the Oscar-winner for her June Carter role expressed an interest in a movie project about Rosemary Clooney, George's aunt. An "insider" also told the magazine that George was interested in hooking up with Witherspoon, since she's separated in October from her husband.
I've checked around and can't find anyone who knows about any movie project about Rosemary Clooney, who died at age 74 in 2002.
Allen Sviridoff in Los Angeles, the executor of her estate, says he has "heard nothing about it."
Nick Clooney says George has never mentioned it to him. Nick says he read a rumor about a Rosemary movie project in an email last fall, called Miguel Ferrer (Rosemary's son), who also didn't know anything about it.
It's not inconceivable that George would want to do a movie about his aunt. Her lived at her Beverly Hills house for a year in the early 1980s, after dropping out of NKU, to get started in show business. And he often talks about Rosemary -- who was on a Time magazine cover in the early 1950s, had hit songs and her own TV show -- when he talks about how fleeting fame can be.
My guess is that the Reese Witherspoon romance part of the story isn't accurate either. Time will tell.
By the way, George and Julia Roberts interview each other on ABC's "Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special" at 10 p.m. Thursday (Ch. 9, 22). the clips looks fun.