LATEST: George Clooney has demanded an apology from a media outlet after he was misquoted bad-mouthing jailed socialite Paris Hilton.
The Ocean's Eleven star was quoted as saying, "You can only get so far without discernable talent - then you either work, or use cheap publicity tricks to keep the public's attention. Paris has no reason to complain if she is on the end of bad publicity."
According to TMZ.com, a representative for Clooney has demanded a retraction and an apology from KP International, who are reported to have distributed the actor's alleged words.
Hotel heiress Hilton is serving time for violating her probation on a 2006 drink driving arrest, and is expected to be released for good behaviour on 25 June (07).