Monday, April 03, 2006 - Clooney fires back at 'Gawker Stalker' - Apr 3, 2006

"George Clooney is known as a prankster, but his plan to undermine a Web site that posts celebrity sightings is no joke, his publicist said Friday.
Clooney has suggested swamping's 'Gawker Stalker' feature with false notes about stars' whereabouts, spokesman Stan Rosenfield said.
In an e-mail Rosenfield recently distributed on Clooney's behalf to other high-powered publicists, the actor calls for publicity firms and their clients to join the effort against the site that some have called a threat to celebrities.
'There is a simple way to render these guys useless,' Clooney said in the message. 'Flood their Web site with bogus sightings. Get your clients to get 10 friends to text in fake sightings of any number of stars.
'A couple hundred conflicting sightings and this Web site is worthless. No need to try to create new laws to restrict free speech. Just make them useless. That's the fun of it. And then sit back and enjoy the ride,' Clooney writes, signing the note, 'Thanks, George.'"

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