Critics have tipped movies from Britain, Japan and the United States to win Venice's Golden Lion prize this year.
Aunt Rosemary was not George Clooney's only famous relative. You can add a certain Civil War US president to the Oscar-winning actor's family tree.
Barack Obama called his endorsement of same-sex marriage a "logical extension" of his vision for the US during a fundraiser at George Clooney's home.
Nathaniel Raymond is the first to admit that he has an unusual job description. "I count tanks from space for George Clooney," he says.
George Clooney was arrested at Sudan's embassy in Washington during a protest against an escalating humanitarian emergency in Sudan.
Actor and activist George Clooney has reiterated his calls for attention to the war between Sudan and newly-independent South Sudan.
Silent movie The Artist and family drama The Descendants have scooped the accolades at this year's Golden Globe awards.
George Clooney's political drama The Ides of March is about a Democratic primary campaign unfolding in the key state of Ohio.
George Clooney and Christiano Ronaldo will testify in the trial of Italy's ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi, charged with paying for sex with an underage girl.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has called Hollywood star George Clooney among his defence witnesses when he goes on trial next month.
Up in the Air is a good follow-up for Juno director Ivan Reitman: it's like a grown-up version of that teen drama.
Welcome to Strike 2008 -- the sequel. Just when you thought it was safe, the Hollywood unions and their studio paymasters have devised a new dispute.
Hollywood filmmaker Sydney Pollack, who won a pair of Academy Awards for the epic romance Out of Africa and earned praise for his acting stints in films such as Tootsie and Michael Clayton, died on May 26 after a battle with cancer, his spokesperson said. He was 73.
The linked rings on every Chinese Coke bottle and the leaping athletes on each McDonald's paper bag testify to the power the world's biggest corporations believe this summer's Olympics wields. But having spent huge sums, the companies sponsoring the Games are about to find themselves the targets of a new war on China's human rights record.
When to slow down and retire? For most people in their 60s the decision is a no-brainer -- the sooner the better. But in the rare air of movie stardom, where careers are fuelled by a mix of talent, ego, vanity and, sometimes, cosmetic surgery, it seems to be a far harder decision.
Joel and Ethan Coen's No Country for Old Men, a gory meditation on moral decline, and There Will Be Blood, a gritty drama about a pioneering California oilman, led the nominations for the 80th annual Academy Awards on Tuesday, organisers said. Get the full list of nominations here.
Silvio Berlusconi on Thursday appealed to Italian voters to give him a huge majority at the general election on Sunday and Monday. He said that "to really govern" he needed a margin of at least 20 seats in the Senate, the Upper House of the Italian Parliament. That would allow him "to take, if necessary, difficult and unpopular decisions".
Daniel Day-Lewis gave his Oscar chances a welcome boost on Sunday by landing a best actor Bafta at the British Academy Film Awards for his searing portrayal of a driven oil prospector in There Will be Blood. French actress Marion Cotillard sprung the surprise of the night by scooping the best actress award for her role as singer Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose.
Britain has offered to host peace talks on the strife-torn Sudanese region of Darfur under proposals put forward by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, his office said on Sunday. Details of the offer were released as activists in 30 countries prepared to hold a global day of action on Sunday to mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the conflict.
This year's Golden Globes, include George Clooney taking best actor, Michelle Williams winning best actress The Descendants awarded best motion picture.