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George Clooney, Neil Diamond sing duet at Carousel of Hope Ball

October 22, 2012|By Susan Denley
  • Neil Diamond, left, persuades George Clooney to sing along at the Carousel of Hope Ball in Los Angeles.
Neil Diamond, left, persuades George Clooney to sing along at the Carousel… (Society News L.A. )

George Clooney was the night's honoree at the Carousel of Hope Ball in Los Angeles on Saturday night. And he was in such a good mood that Neil Diamond persuaded him to sing along on parts of "Sweet Caroline," despite Clooney's protests that he can't carry a note even though he's Rosemary Clooney's nephew. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Stacy Keibler, looked stunning in a Monique Lhuillier gown. The event — one of the biggest on the city's fall social calendar — reportedly raised $2.5 million for the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes. [Society News L.A.]

Zac Efron stars in a just-released "Fast and Furious"-themed ad for Brazilian company John John Denim. It involves drag racing and Efron doing some dance moves. [People]

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake tell People magazine that their Italian wedding last week was "magical" and a "fantasy." (But no details yet on what they wore.) [People]

Jordin Sparks' new fragrance is aptly named: Ambition. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Banana Republic is planning another "Mad Men"-inspired capsule collection, this one due to go on sale March 1. [WWD]

Karl Lagerfeld guest-edited the 25th anniversary edition of Spanish Marie Claire and took the opportunity to take the French government to task for being "anti-rich."  A small furor erupted over the weekend over him calling French President François Hollande an idiot in the magazine's pages — but that was taken out of context, the magazine says. Lagerfeld goes further, denying saying it at all.  [WWD]  [The Cut]


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