George Clooney Threw a Hissy Fit in Vegas

George Clooney and Steve Wynn are sniping at each other after a drunken fight at a Las Vegas hotel. Not a fight with fists or anything. A fight with words.

During a group dinner at Botero in Wynn’s Encore hotel where everyone was drinking, things got heated when one of the CAA execs at the table told a joke about former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev. That didn’t sit too well with Clooney who got all huffy when the subject turned to Obama.

“He stood up and threw a hissy fit” at the CAA guy, Wynn said in a telephone interview, his first comments on the dust-up.

“Then he sat down and started talking about the Affordable Care Act, and that’s when I spoke up,” said Wynn, a frequent critic of Obamacare. “He didn’t like that either. I think my discussion about the Affordable Care Act was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

“When he’s drinking, he considers himself a close personal buddy of the president.

“He got up and said, ‘I don’t have to listen to this (expletive) stuff. The only person who got excited at the table was George, and he ran off to another bar.”

Clooney’s partners were “mortified,” Wynn said.

“Clooney’s fun to be with when he’s sober,” Wynn added. “If you have a chance to drink with him, you want to get there early, and don’t stay late.

“Everybody who’s in my business, the casino business, knows to take actors with a grain of salt.”

Shots fired. Clooney issued his own statement which paints a different picture.

There were nine people at that table … so you can ask them. … Steve likes to go on rants.

“He called the president an asshole … that is a fact … I said the President was my longtime friend and then he said ‘your friend is an asshole.’ … At that point I told Steve that HE was an asshole and I wasn’t going to sit at his table while he was being such a jackass.

“And I walked out. There were obviously quite a few more adjectives and adverbs used by both of us. Those are all the facts. It had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with character.”

When Clooney and Wynn fight it’s pretty boring since it’s pretty much like two girls getting bitchy at each other. If this were Sean Penn, there’s no doubt he’d ask someone to hold his weave because s**t was about to get real.

Partner highlights
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Load more