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'Batman' morph combines every actor into perfect playboy billionaire

bruce-wayneJust when you thought Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and Christian Bale couldn’t get any more handsome.

Redditor morphinapg has produced an image that combines the features of all five actors who have portrayed Bruce Wayne on the big screen, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The result is, well, a pretty good-looking dude. And probably a billionaire.

But does he possess the childhood trauma and vindictive rage that drives the caped crusader? Alas, such characteristics are only visible within.

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George Clooney is distantly related to Abraham Lincoln -- Seven other celebs with famous ancestors

On Thursday, Ancestry.com revealed that George Clooney is related to our very own 16th president, one Abraham Lincoln (not the vampire hunter). Indeed, the silver fox (by which I refer to Lincoln, of course) is the half-first cousin five times removed of ER‘s most handsome doctor.

What does this mean in the grand scheme of things? Absolutely nothing, except you know Daniel Day-Lewis is jealous. (The Lincoln star embodies the 16th president in every way save for one — BLOOD.) But in honor of this revelation, we’ve assembled a list of seven other celebrities with famous ancestors so you can keep up with your VIP bloodlines. Check it out* below: READ FULL STORY

George Clooney sings 'Sweet Caroline' with Neil Diamond -- VIDEO

From Ocean’s Eleven to his throwback leading-man aura, George Clooney has sometimes projected a Sinatra vibe — but he’s no Blue Eyes when it comes to singing. Nevertheless, the actor semi-reluctantly joined Neil Diamond in a rendition of “Sweet Caroline” Saturday night at the 26th annual Carousel of Hope Ball in Los Angeles where the Oscar winner was honored for his humanitarian efforts. He was presented with the Brass Ring award by Shirley MacLaine, who described him as the “most generous, sweetest, charming human being,” and the event raised $2.5 million for the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.

Clooney only belted out a few words (“so good, so good, so good”), proving there are limits to his talents but none to his suavity.

Watch the video below: READ FULL STORY

George Clooney in FarmVille? EW talks to FarmVille designers about FarmVille 2 -- EXCLUSIVE

Is George Clooney popping up in FarmVille?

While the actor himself may not be addicted to the popular social game (which over 100 million people have played on Facebook since its popularization in 2010) the design and art director of FarmVille got on the phone today with EW to talk about how Clooney inspired a character, the animation ideas they got from Disney and Pixar, and what’s new in FarmVille land — specifically with the launch of FarmVille 2 Wednesday.

FarmVille 2 will look pretty different to fans of the game. It comes with a host of upgrades, including a jump from 2D to 3D animation. You can download and play FarmVille 2 on  Zynga.com and Facebook now, and read below for EW’s chat with the designers.  READ FULL STORY

Obama opens up about Clooney friendship: 'George is a wonderful guy'

Don’t get Barack Obama wrong: While he regularly rubs elbows with the likes of Catwoman and Sarah Jessica Parker at fundraisers, he’s not constantly palling around with Hollywood’s elite. No, sir. Not one bit. Well, except for George Clooney, who is legitimately one of the president’s close buddies. “George is a wonderful guy,” Obama tells Entertainment Tonight during a segment that will air this evening.

“And he’s cute, too!” his wife Michelle chimes in.

That’s right: Obama and Clooney are tight, and apparently have been since the commander-in-chief’s pre-White House days. As Obama explains, “The truth is we got to know each other because of a substantive issue. He is a terrific advocate on behalf of the people of Darfur and to the people of Sudan who’ve been brutalized for a long time. And so when I was a senator — this was well before I was president — that was an issue that I was working together on a bipartisan basis, and George, who had traveled there, done documentaries there, and was very well-informed, came to testify in Congress. And so we got to know each other, and he is a good man and a good friend.”

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Your party is a wonderland: 'Vanity Fair' Paramount portrait is an A-list playground

Image credit: Art Streiber, exclusively for Vanity Fair

Well, I just lost my afternoon. In honor of Paramount’s 100th anniversary, Vanity Fair has “assembled 116 of the greatest talents ever to work at the studio.” That means Leo, Bob, and Marty, some icons of the studio’s golden age (hello, Eva Marie Saint, Jerry Lewis, and Michael York!), almost the entire casts of Transformers and Star Trek, and even that Canadian whippersnapper Justin Bieber, whom you might remember from a little indie film called Never Say Never. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg (Titanic zing, hey-yo!).

Because Vanity Fair knows you want to see every one of those 116 faces up close and personal, they’ve installed a zoom function on their site. Fair warning, PopWatchers: This thing is addictive. Click through at your own risk. Below, we scope out a few of the famous faces and hand out our portrait honors. READ FULL STORY

Opinion: Obama set for Hollywood fundraiser after voicing support of same-sex marriage -- What would Jed Bartlet have done?

Follow politics long enough — or even just a week — and you’re bound to come to the cynical conclusion that there’s no such thing as a coincidence, especially during an election year. President Obama announced yesterday that he’d gone “through an evolution on this issue” of same-sex marriage and now believes that his previous halfway stance — that civil unions were sufficient for gay couples — was no longer enough.

“When I think about members of my own staff who are incredibly committed, in monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together. When I think about those soldiers or airmen or Marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf, and yet, feel constrained — even now that Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is gone — because they’re not able to commit themselves in a marriage,” Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts. “At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.”

Liberals rejoiced, with celebrities and Democratic politicians expressing their gratitude and excitement in Twitter posts and TV interviews . Fox’s Shepard Smith welcomed the president to the 21st century and described opponents of same-sex marriage as being “on the wrong side of history.” And yet my own enthusiastic approval of Obama’s semi-reversal was tempered by its timing. Thursday, one day after his historic announcement, the president is at George Clooney’s house raising a record fundraising haul from the Hollywood elite. READ FULL STORY

On the Scene: Prop 8 play reading in L.A. featuring Brad Pitt and George Clooney

Everyone from Hollywood moguls to Barbra Streisand came out last night (so to speak) for the Los Angeles reading of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8, drawn from the transcripts of the federal trial over whether the U.S. constitution allows for Proposition 8 to ban same-sex marriage in the state of California. In the beautiful and historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre, George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, and Brad Pitt headlined an A-list cast that read a modified version of the play that was first performed last September in New York City.

“I felt after the New York version that I wanted to know the plaintiffs more, I wanted to know their personal stories more,” Black told EW after the show. READ FULL STORY

Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Kevin Bacon in Prop 8 play: Watch it here! -- VIDEO

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On Saturday night, an A-list cast led by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, and Kevin Bacon participated in a live reading of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8, taken largely from the transcripts of the federal trial to overturn Proposition 8, which outlawed gay marriage in California. While the reading is serving as a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Equal Rights — the organization behind the effort to overturn Prop 8 — the event was streamed live on YouTube. And now you can watch the full program below. The play itself starts at roughly the 30 minute mark after a recap of news reports and speeches about the court case challenging Prop 8:  READ FULL STORY

Brad Pitt joins star-studded Prop 8 play

Brad Pitt is set to join the cast of the West Coast premiere reading of 8, the play penned by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) that follows the legal fight to overturn Proposition 8, the California law that outlawed gay marriage.

Pitt will play United States District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who found Prop 8 unconstitutional after presiding over the 12-day public trial. He joins a cast that includes George Clooney and Martin Sheen (as the plaintiff’s lead co-counsel), Christine Lahti and Jamie Lee Curtis (as a lesbian couple), Matthew Morrison and Matt Bomer (as a gay couple), as well as Kevin Bacon, Jane Lynch, John C. Reilly, Campbell Brown, Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Cleve Jones, Rory O’Malley, George Takei, Yeardley Smith, Vanessa Garcia, Jansen Panatierre, James Pickens, Jr., and Bridger Zadina. READ FULL STORY

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