George Clooney is steaming mad at the UK's Daily Mail over an article the tabloid published saying that his fiance's mother is objecting to their wedding over their different religions.
The article suggests that the mother of Amal Alamuddin is against her daughter marrying someone outside the Druze religion, and doing so would get her excommunicated. The story also stated that brides who marry out of the religions sometimes end up dead. Clooney, who doesn't generally respond to tabloid reports and rumors, felt like he had no choice and fired off a letter to the paper. He writes, "The Daily Mail has printed a completely fabricated story about my fiance's mother opposing our marriage for religious reasons. It says Amal's mother has been telling 'half of Beirut' that she's against the wedding." Clooney says the story is completely false. He says Amal's mother isn't against their marriage and she isn't even Druze.
Clooney adds, "The Daily Mail, more than any other organization that calls itself news, has proved time and time again that facts make no difference in the articles they make up. And when they put my family and my friends in harm's way, they cross far beyond just a laughable tabloid and into the arena of inciting violence." ries of Amal being pregnant, or that the marriage will take place on the set of Downtown Abbey, or that I'm running for office, or any number of idiotic stories that they sit at their computers and invent, I don't care." (USA Today)