personally responded Thursday to rumors circulated by two
gossip Web sites.
The Oscar winner
sent a note to RadarOnline.com and Defamer.com. Both
sites hinted this week that Clooney was responsible for
releasing outtakes from the movie I (Heart)
Huckabees that show director David O. Russell
yelling at actress Lily Tomlin.
The sites noted
that Clooney, who had a well-publicized fight with
Russell on the set of the film Three Kings, is
currently working with sound mixer Ed Tise, who also worked
on Huckabees. Neither had a role in the clip's
release, Clooney said.
popular opinion, neither the sound man, Ed Tise, nor yours
truly sent in the David O. Russell tape,'' Clooney wrote in
the note released by his publicist, Stan Rosenfield.
''I saw it when we were working on Ocean's 12,
and there have been quite a few copies traveling
around town for the last couple of years. Any rumor
that either of us put it on the Internet is simply false.
And I'd offer a million bucks to anyone who would
prove otherwise.'' (AP)