George Clooney Steamed Over Web Postings
George Clooney isn't happy with opinion maker Arianna Huffington.
The Syriana Oscar winner and onetime PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive says he did not write a blog posted Monday on Huffington's Web site, though he gave her permission to use a compilation of his critiques of the Iraq war from interviews with Larry King and London's Guardian newspaper.
"Miss Huffington's blog is purposefully misleading and I have asked her to clarify the facts," Clooney, 44, says in a statement. "I stand by my statements but I did not write this blog."
In Monday's profanity-laced posting, Democrats are criticized for holding back on their opinions and criticism of the Bush administration in the months before the start of the Iraq war.
Calling it all "an honest misunderstanding," Huffington rebuts on her site claims that she and her staff initially compiled a "sample blog" for Clooney from his interview answers because he wasn't sure how a blog worked. She goes on to say that a rep for Clooney had approved the content after it was sent to the star.
Countered Clooney's publicist, Stan Rosenfield: "It's not a misunderstanding, it's misrepresentation," he tells the Associated Press. "She knows what she was doing. She was saying to people that she had George Clooney's blog and was printing it. George Clooney does not make statements. He answers questions."
Although Clooney is not demanding his posting be removed, Rosenfield says the star has requested a clarification be added.
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