Celebrity News March 25, 2008
George Brings Star Power to Small Town
Duluth, Minnesota isn't used to hosting stars -- but when George Clooney and Renée Zellweger stopped by, the town pulled out all the stops! The "Leatherheads" stars lit up Duluth, thanking the city for its role in the football comedy. George, who directed the film, also visited Maysville, Kentucky -- his hometown. "This is a home for us," he told an audience before the film's screening, "and we're very proud to be able to bring this back full circle."
George and his famous family -- father Nick, a broadcaster, and his late aunt Rosemary, a singer-actress -- grew up in Maysville, and it was in the same town 50 years ago that one of Rosemary's movies premiered. In fact, the river city hasn't had a premiere since, and Universal Pictures had to bring in a screen, projector and sound system for the event!
Maysville Mayor David Cartmell proclaimed it "Renée Zellweger Day," adding, "Since Renée took this day, we thought we would proclaim every day in Maysville to be George Clooney Day."
"Leatherheads" hits the big screen April 4.