"George Clooney just called to tell me the big news," Ellen DeGeneres Tweeted on Monday. "It's official! I'm so happy. He's finally going to return my Twister mat."
The talk-show host wasn't the only one offering her best wishes to Clooney, 52, and his new fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, 36.
Actor Elliot Gould, who costarred with Clooney in Ocean's Eleven and the film's two sequels, heaped praise on Alamuddin at a media panel in Los Angeles on Tuesday for his Showtime series, Ray Donovan.
"She's so beautiful, and she's a really successful lawyer," Gould said. "She's obviously very smart. … I only wish him well. I love George."
And at the Chaplin Award Gala in New York City on Tuesday, Barry Sonnenfeld, who executive-produced Clooney's 1998 film Out of Sight, said he was "stunned and overjoyed" by the engagement news.
"I can't wait for him to enjoy marriage," said Sonnenfeld. "I would marry him!"
Added Clooney's pal Billy Crystal, who was also at the Chaplin gala: "I'm happy for him. He's a great guy and he found someone he loves."
Here's Ellen's Tweet:
George Clooney just called to tell me the big news. It's official! I'm so happy. He's finally going to return my Twister mat.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 28, 2014
Reporting by MATTHEW COLE WEISS and MAGGIE PARKER