Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were comedic maestros at this year’s Golden Globes ceremony. The co-hosts cleverly carved up Hollywood’s finest with good-natured jabs that delighted both the stars in attendance as well as the viewing public. One such memorable quip was aimed at legendary Hollywood lothario George Clooney.
“Gravity is nominated for best film. It’s the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.”
Clooney, whose prodigious cinematic abilities are eclipsed only by his renowned pranking aptitude, had found his next two targets. Last night, Matt Damon, who was jovially referred to as a “garbage man” by Fey and Poehler during their onslaught of celebrity quips at this year’s Globes, explained to David Letterman how he inadvertently got caught up in Clooney’s retaliatory prank towards Fey and Poehler.
Has George Clooney met his match? The Monuments Men star revealed the contents of the faux-Damon letter sent to the Golden Globe co-hosts.
“Look, it sounds hypocritical because I laughed at jokes about George and Leo, but that’s sort of what people think about them, but when you call me a garbage man it just seems like low-hanging fruit. It seems like an easy joke. I don’t want an apology or anything else. I just want you to know that my kid now calls me ‘the garbage man.”
While Poehler and Fey may have thwarted Clooney’s first attempt at retribution, the star promises that the best is yet to come. “That’s the appetizer and what’s coming now, the main course, is pretty brutal,” Clooney promised.
We can’t wait.
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