Entertainment behind the scenes
George Clooney dazzles hometown crowd
Monday night Clooney was in Maysville, Kentucky where his family hails from — his great grandfather was the mayor – for a special screening of his new football movie, “Leatherheads,” and Clooney told Reuters on Tuesday that he had a great time. He even saw the gal he took to his sophomore prom.
“You know you do a (Hollywood) premiere and everybody’s real cool. But these guys were all dressed up and they were so excited. It was a real old-fashioned premiere. Everybody was lit up and having fun. I got onstage and introduced my dad and everyone cheered.”
Clooney said that in 1978 he pulled the ropes to draw back the curtains for his sister’s stage play at the town’s old Washington Opera House, where the “Leatherheads” premiere was held. “There’s something really great and full-circle about it,” Clooney said.