It’s not uncommon for salacious tabloids to misquote celebrities and make up rubbish that simply is not true, but Hello Magazine went to new lengths this week when they published an “exclusive” story based off an alleged interview they claim to have had with George Clooney — an interview that never even happened.
Clooney is up in arms over the matter, telling RumorFix, “Hello Magazine has printed an ‘EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW’ with me that has been widely picked up and reprinted.
Outlets like Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, The Sun, and The Evening Standard have all printed my exclusive interview and credited Hello Magazine.
The problem is that I have not given an interview to Hello Magazine and the quotes attributed to me are not accurate.
In my experience, being misquoted is not unusual but to have an ‘exclusive interview’ completely fabricated is something new.
And a very disturbing trend.”
While Hello‘s story wasn’t all too salacious, it was still untrue. They quoted George gushing about his marriage to Amal Alamuddin, saying, “We have a rule whereby we are never apart for more than a week. We also stay in touch via social media, so we try to keep close even if we’re in different parts of the world.”
The tabloid continued to quote Clooney saying, “We have a place in London now where it’s easy for us to spend a lot of time together and I can work on new film projects — writing, reading scripts. Or we can go to Lake Como or spend time in Los Angeles when I need to have meetings for my acting work, or hang around with some of my friends. It takes some planning, but it’s actually been working out very well for us. She also looks great on the red carpet!”
“We have a very strong connection and she’s an extraordinary woman doing great work,” Clooney allegedly gushed to Hello. “We’re both committed and share a common concern for causes like the refugee crisis, but what really brings us together as a couple is the fact that we’re good friends and we enjoy each other’s company.”