Veteran actor George Clooney and hard-nosed casino mogul Steve Wynn exchanged verbal blows over dinner in Las Vegas on April 24. The heated argument resulted in a very pissed off George storming away from the dinner table, but what was the cause of all the shouting?
The Las Vegas dinner George Clooney, 52, and Steve Wynn, 72, were having on April 24 started out friendly enough, but soon deteriorated into a shouting match over reported comments about President Barack Obama. The gravity of the situation was apparent when Steve’s bodyguards reportedly looked like they were ready to pounce on George.
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The fight heard “round the world” happend at the Encore Hotel and the men were seated with several others including “nightlife” industry mogul Rande Gerber.
“George and Rande were in Vegas for a party for their Casamigos tequila and had an early dinner with Wynn and other associates,” a source revealed to Page Six. George and Steve later went at each other reportedly over conflicting views on “Obamacare” of all things, reports Fox News.
“Things turned nasty as Wynn was provoking George, talking about politics. At first George just wasn’t responding. He just sat there politely listening,” the source explained. “But Steve kept pushing and pushing, then started raising his voice. George still didn’t respond, he really didn’t want to get into it.”
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Steve wasn’t having any of it and eventually figured out how to push Georges buttons.
“Discussing Obamacare, Steve called Obama “an a** hole,'” the source said. “George responded, ‘President Obama is my friend, don’t talk about him like that.'” Steve reportedly shot back, “Your friend is an a** hole!”
“George glared at Steve and said, ‘No! You are an a** hole, and I’m not going to sit here any more and listen to this!'”
In a interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal Steve later claimed that George was drunk off tequila shots when he went off. “Clooney’s fun to be with when he’s sober,” Steve told the paper.
“If you have a chance to drink with him, you want to get there early, and don’t stay late. When he’s drinking, he considers himself a close personal buddy of the president.”
What do you think HollywoodLifers, which side of the story do you believe? Do you think George was to blame for the shouting match or do you think it was all Steve. Tell us what you think.
— Bryant Perkins