Hollywood star George Clooney is emulating animated fatty Homer Simpson in a bid to bulk up for a forthcoming film role.

The actor plays an overweight soldier in cold war thriller SYRIANA and has adopted a diet including Simpson's favourite high-calorie Krispy Kreme donuts to help him gain weight.

A source says, "He'll eat anything, but his favourite is Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

"He buys boxes at a time and even had consignments sent to his place in Italy. Otherwise it's pizzas and burgers."

09/11/2004 13:29