Clooney Scrapped Tv Appearance Over Longoria Blunder

GEORGE CLOONEY scrapped an appearance on US TV news show DATELINE last week (ends23SEP05) after he was told a planned discussion about the news media on the programme was being replaced by a fluffy interview with EVA LONGORIA.

Clooney was approached to join a panel discussing the fact that entertainment news has become more important in America than current affairs to promote his new movie GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK, which focuses on the heroes of 1950s news shows.

He found it ironic that the discussion idea was scrapped when DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Longoria became available - and he then slammed plans to turn his appearance on the NBC show into nothing more than a promotional piece for his new film.

He says, "They pitched me an earnest discussion about the difficulties of entertainment pushing news off the air... I thought, 'That's an interesting thing.'

"Then, we got a call and the producer cancelled this for an Eva Longoria piece, which is fine. I wanted to point out that it seemed awfully interesting because we were doing a film about the dangers of entertainment constantly pushing off news (sic) and then we were pushed off for entertainment!

"I fired off a letter which said, 'Listen, if you told me you were pulling the plug on our show because we were an entertainment story and you had a news piece that you wanted instead, I would applaud your stance, but you didn't.'"


Tags: Eva Longoria


More Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria Signs On For Three-Episode Stint On Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

Eva Longoria will guest star on Fox’s breakout comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a full three-episode arc. Is this a smart deal for Fox or Longoria?...

At 38 Years-Old Eva Longoria Looks Better Than Ever As She Is Named Maxim's Women Of The Year

'Desperate Housewives' star Eva Longoria has been crowned Maxim's Women of the Year.The magazine made the announcement on Monday (Jan 6th) and revealed the 38...

Eva Longoria And Jamie Foxx Pose Together At Canon Project Imaginat10n Festival - Part 1

'Desperate Housewives' actress Eva Longoria and 'Django Unchained' star Jamie Foxx were among the star arrivals at the Canon Project Imaginat10n Festival in New York....

In a World... Movie Review

After playing comical sidekicks in rom-coms like No Strings Attached and What Happens in Vegas, Lake Bell emerges as a rising-star filmmaker with the smartest,...


Teri Hatcher: A 'Desperate Housewives' Movie Is Unlikely

Teri Hatcher would be happy to star in a Desperate Housewives movie, although she does not think such a project is likely. The 48-year-old actress...

Paparazzi Almost Trip A Woman As They Try To Snap Eva Longoria And Her New Squeeze Ernesto Arguello At LAX

Eva Longoria is snapped by paparazzi arriving at LAX with her new boyfriend Ernesto Arguello after a trip to Paris where Eva was shooting her...

Eva Longoria Finds A New Man With Ernesto Arguello

Eva Longoria is back off the market, with the actress now tied up with Miami-based entrepreneur Ernesto Arguello. Rumours have been circulating for some months...

'In A World'...Where Lake Bell Talks About Voices [Trailer]

Lake Bell revealed in an interview with Yahoo! Movies that she was trying to address more than an inequality in the film industry with her...



Eva Longoria Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Eva Longoria

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All