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Looks like George Clooney owes Michelle
Pfeiffer a lot of money.
The 52-year-old actor---Hollywood s most
determined bachelor, famous for a litany of
fleeting loves---has taken himself off the roman-
tic market, even though he once bet Pfeiffer
$100,000 that he d never marry again.
After dating a string of actresses, models,
a cocktail waitress and a former professional
wrestler, Clooney recently proposed to 36-
year-old international law attorney Amal Ala-
muddin---despite repeated protestations that
marriage wasn t for him.
News of the engagement was announced
by the human-rights law firm where Alamud-
din works. Doughty Street Chambers said
Monday its lawyers and staff "offer their best
wishes and congratulations to Amal Alamud-
din...and George Clooney on their engagement
to be married."
Alamuddin has advised former UN Secre-
tary-General Kofi Annan on Syria, helped ex-
Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko
challenge her imprisonment and represented
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he fought
extradition to Sweden.
Though they may seem like opposites, the
pair, who were first photographed together
late last year, have more in common than some
Clooney to lose US$.1m marriage bet?
Clooney has shown
increasing interest in inter-
national affairs and
campaigning for a reso-
lution to the conflict in
Darfur and organising a starry telethon to help Haiti
after the 2010 earthquake.
So what about Alamuddin made Clooney decide
to give up the single life? Specific details are unclear.
But she certainly cuts a different swath from his pre-
vious public romances. Among some of Clooney for-
mer loves are Lisa Snowdon, Sarah Lawson and pro-
fessional wrestler Stacy Keibler.
Snowdon, dated in the early 2000s: A British
TV personality and fashion model, the 41-year-old
Snowdon made headlines for her five-year, on-and-
off relationship with Clooney on both sides of the
Larson, dated in 2008: Larson, 34, was a Las
Vegas cocktail waitress when Clooney romanced her
for nearly a year.
Elisabetta Canalis, dated 2009 to 2011: The 35-
year-old Italian TV personality went onto become
a Dancing With the Stars contestant in the United
States after she and Clooney ended their two-year
Keibler, dated from 2011 to 2013: A former pro-
fessional wrestler, Keibler, 34, was Clooney s companion
at countless Hollywood events during their two-year
relationship. She is now married to entrepreneur Jared
Pobre and expecting her first child. (AP)
The musical A Gentleman s Guide to Love and
Murder, a musical romp in which a poor man com-
ically eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for
a title, has nabbed a leading ten Tony Award nom-
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a cult off-Broadway
hit that this season stars Neil Patrick Harris, won
eight nominations, while After Midnight, a musical
celebrating Duke Ellington s years at the Cotton Club
nightclub, got seven, tied with Beautiful: The Carole
King Musical and Twelfth Night.
The nominations announced Tuesday morning
also made waves for snubbing some big names,
including Denzel Washington, Daniel Radcliffe, James
Franco, Zachary Quinto and Michelle Williams.
The musicals up for the big prize in June are: After
Midnight, A Gentleman s Guide to Love and Murder,
Aladdin, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
Shows that failed to make the cut include Bullets
Over Broadway, Rocky, If/Then and The Bridges of
Five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald
earned a nomination for Lady Day at Emerson s Bar
& Grill, meaning she is in a position to make history
as the Tonys first grand-slam performance winner.
The best new play category has James Lapine s
Act One, Terrance McNally s Mothers and Sons,
Robert Schenkkan s All the Way, John Patrick Shanley s
Outside Mullingar and Harvey Fierstein s Casa Valenti-
A Gentleman's Guide
leads Tony nominations
George Clooney, left,
and one of his former
loves Stacy Keibler at
an Oscar event last
year. AP PHOTO
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