Clooney & Fabio fight at restaurant

George ClooneyGeorge Clooney was eating dinner at a swanky Hollywood restaurant with his girlfriend when he became angered by a fellow patron. At a nearby table, long-haired model Fabio was dining with a group of female fans who’d won a contest to have dinner with him. One woman got up to take photos of the group with Fabio, but Clooney, who was sitting directly behind Fabio at another table, became annoyed, thinking the photographer was trying to take pictures of him. He gave her the finger and asked her to stop. In Touch Weekly reports Fabio went over to explain, but instead of calming down, Clooney became even angrier. Fabio was overheard telling Clooney, “I thought you were a nice guy. Stop being a diva!” Clooney then got up and shoved Fabio, but an eyewitness told the magazine, “The waiters broke it up before it got out of hand.” Following the incident, Clooney asked for his bill and left.

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  1. Nancy • November 8, 2007 @ 12:19 PM

    OK…..Fabio is GAY!! Clooney is HOT!! Clooney is also filthy rich and needs to go and buy an island somewhere away from all this ‘unwanted’ publicity. I mean, I believe that no matter who you are, you should be able to go out where you want without being bothered by anyone. But, they all knew what it was like before they got into the business. When they first started out, they wanted to be in front of the camera as much as possible. The more publicity, the better the job offers. Now, all they do is b*tch and complain it. Well, we’ve all heard the saying……you made your bed…….!! All these celebs don’t seem to mind all the ‘PERKS’ that come with the job though, do they?? Such as seeing the world, all LUXURY expenses paid! Also, don’t forget the nice, very nice, swag bag from the awards; the millions of dollars they get paid; beautiful, million dollar homes; cars; freebees from all the designers, etc. I have never heard one complaint about any of these from the celebs, who also happen to bring along all of their friends and entourage to join in on getting FREE stuff!!!!

  2. Anonymous 2 • November 8, 2007 @ 3:12 PM

    You’re so right Nancy.

  3. Anonymous • November 8, 2007 @ 11:05 PM

    Yor so right anonymous 2

  4. Arnold • November 8, 2007 @ 11:05 PM

    “What you talkin bout Willis”

  5. Anonymous • November 8, 2007 @ 11:23 PM

    George Clooney’s “girlfriend” was in drag and didn’t want her five o’clock shadow in the Enquirer

  6. Anonymous • November 9, 2007 @ 9:39 AM

    Well said.

  7. anonymous • November 9, 2007 @ 10:13 AM

    I also agree with Nancy

  8. Elaine • November 9, 2007 @ 10:33 AM

    LOLOL good ol’ Nancy!! Yep, yep, she’s right alright! Stars hafta have a million dollar face…..the more money their face is worth, the more money they can charge directors for hiring them for starring in their movies. These types of actors have a lot to thank fans for when they push and shove to get a look or picture of them. Such popularity is what increases their value, and it’s basically the fans that give them their popularity. Movies don’t make any money by populating them with cast that nobody likes or wants to see. Stars know they’re popular, so exactly how do they think the majority of the public will act when they’re in their midst? Like I said before….when you’re out in public, you’re met by the public, & if you’re rich & popular, the public includes all the fans, and hey, guess what…….fans will act like fans, & some get very excited! When you’re in private, well, then you can expect, and demand your privacy. Don’t go out into the public to seek privacy. Takes only one second for someone to snap a picture……several more seconds to make an issue out of it. For the one second of annoyance, better to let it go. Make an ass of yourself & your popularity and value will soon diminish……good example is trashy Britney.

  9. C.Clark • November 9, 2007 @ 10:48 AM

    Who really cares.

  10. John • November 9, 2007 @ 10:53 AM

    Good for Nancy! Stars are a bunch of pansies. Nothing but whining. Do a sit up and stop complaining George. You take the top 5 actors in Hollywood, have them donate the proceeds/salary from just ONE of their movies they make in a year to a charity like Unicef or World aid and that is at LEAST $100 million. Think of how many people that much money could help. Stop complaining Hollywood, and put your talent to use.

  11. Telly • November 9, 2007 @ 1:02 PM

    Clooney’s a douche. Sounds like his ego was a little bruised. There he is thinking “Oh, great, someone is trying to take pictures of THE KING…again”

    Then finds out that’s not the case, they prefer the picture of the has-been known as Fabio.

    Way to go, Clooney.

  12. larry • November 9, 2007 @ 1:23 PM

    Tell clooney to stop being such a diva. So he is good looking and a womanizer. If you don’t want the attention and your picture taken then hire a chef at his home to cook the swanky dinner for him and one of his bitches. If you have that kind of money you can do anything you want. Start doing some charity work and using your money for a good cause mr. cloony, five o clock shadow, macho asshole.

  13. HR • November 9, 2007 @ 1:58 PM

    I think it’s in poor taste to give any woman the finger if you are a man without a really good reason, which I don’t think it was. I think George better cool it down a little bit. There is such a thing as asking for things in a nice manner rather than resorting to profanity. I personally don’t think Fabio is gay anymore than I think Clooney is.

  14. Monique • November 9, 2007 @ 2:02 PM

    I’m with Nancy & HR on this one.
    If you’re famous and you’re out in public, expect the attention, if you don’t want it, hire a chef to come into your house.

    I think George’s ego was bruised when the woman didn’t swoon all over him, but over Fabio lol….now that would have been a funny sight to see….imagine his embarassment….
    Fabio preferred over George *nice bruise to the ego Sexiest Man Alive*

  15. lg • November 9, 2007 @ 2:20 PM

    What does Fabio being gay or not have anything to do with it??

  16. Anonymous • November 9, 2007 @ 2:54 PM

    Lets see, Fabio was being nice and entertaining his fans…George was being an A** to people he thought were taking pictures of him..which would mean his fans…. Talk about being high on yourself! I have a new respect for Fabio and any respect I had for clooney is gone! (yes I know…like they care..but we are the people who pay their salary!!)

  17. Mary • November 9, 2007 @ 3:27 PM

    I really thought Clooney had more class than that.

  18. nancy • November 9, 2007 @ 3:44 PM

    I love lamp

  19. Slugabed Pigknuckle III • November 9, 2007 @ 3:47 PM

    I think George Clooney and Fabio should do a movie together like “Breakback Mountain” to make amends…

  20. Anita • November 9, 2007 @ 6:18 PM

    What the Hell George Clooney expected!!!?, He became so famous because of me!!, because of all the fans!!!, so He should think about this and be thankful about it!!, if somebody wants to take a picture of him so be it!!!, we deserve it, without us He will be nobody!!!, if he doesn’t like the publicity he should go live in an island!!, Shame on Him!!!.

  21. David • November 9, 2007 @ 6:34 PM

    “Start doing some charity work and using your money for a good cause mr. cloony”

    Larry, not to burst your bubble, but Clooney is working for a charity… He, along with a good number of his ‘Ocean’s’ costars, is one of the leading faces for the ONE Campaign, an organization attempting to make global poverty history. Maybe he isn’t donating massive amounts of money, but given the average for Canadians, my guess would be that it’s probably still a higher percentage of his income than you give of yours…

    Before you peg me as a fanboy, agreed, he looked like an asshole here, but would anybody care if he weren’t famous? If some rich guy that nobody knew did the same thing, nobody’d give a shit… The problem isn’t with the people, but with us as a society caring so much about what these people do… Your obsession with seeing celebrities fail is still an obsession with seeing celebrities… if we stopped paying attention, we’d probably all be better off.

  22. Velvet • November 9, 2007 @ 10:24 PM

    I’ve never been a fan of George Clooney and never will be. Always the song and dance about he’s been married once, didn’t sit well with him, so he won’t do it again. So instead he dates every skirt that moves. Idiot! I lost what little respect I had for People magazine when they put him on the cover not once but twice as Sexiest Man Alive. I’d like to meet this panel because they’re bloody blind. Give me the charm, grace, attractiveness and talent of Denzel Washington, Benjamin Bratt, Matthew McConnaghey, Oded Fehr or Will Smith any time, any place, any where. Each one of these class act men always appreciate their fans and know that without them, they wouldn’t have made it. George Clooney needs an Ike Turner slap and to check his ego at the door because you’re not all that. Fabio and his guests from what I read were not being rude or offensive to anyone, just simply having a good time. If your ego can’t take it — STAY HOME at your Italian villa and shut up already. Can’t you afford to order in? As Donald Trump said on Larry King, “I met George once and I was quite surprised at how small he is”. He couldn’t have said it better.

  23. Alexandra • November 9, 2007 @ 10:41 PM

    In response to David, if somebody rich (but not famous) had done the same thing Clooney did, he’d still be an asshole. And Velvet, I agree with everything you said. I have never found him even remotely attractive and the fact that he uses multiple women because he doesn’t want to get married is an even bigger turn off. He’s a jerk.

  24. Nancy • November 10, 2007 @ 12:33 AM

    Tom Cruise admitted on TV that before he was famous, he and his friends used to park outside of movie stars homes!!! One home in particular belonged to Harrison Ford. Food for thought….

  25. CatW • November 10, 2007 @ 12:48 AM

    Sorry, folks…Clooney’s not an @$$hole at all, at least not when it counts.

    I met him at the Toronto Film Festival in September, and I’ve never seen anyone sign autographs, shake hands, pose for cell phone pix, etc. for as long as GC did–and I’ve been going to the fest for over 20 years.

    I’d say anyone’s entitled to a diva moment when their dinner is disturbed like that…JMO.

  26. likeit1 • November 10, 2007 @ 9:22 AM

    George’s Dad, Mickey Rooney also liked to push and shove people around. He was a small guy though and not good looking at all.

    Talking about shoving, didn’t Jean Cretain shove a guy in the face after giving him an evil squeeze.

    Who says Fabio is gay? I work for an enhancement company in California and I can tell you that he is not gay…he is very very big and very ungay because of his size. Huge, absolutely huge. No wonder the young women want to be with him…I should know.

  27. Paige • November 10, 2007 @ 1:27 PM

    There is a limit to how much privacy invasion a person, star or regular joe, can handle. There is a time for everything and a place, perhaps consideration and manners and respect of space and privacy should be taken into context here as the man along with other stars have made themselves available at other times and other places for photos and autographs. How would you like it if someone invaded your dinner, interrupted your conversation and shoved a camera and a pen and paper in your face while you were about to put food in your mouth? The stars have that and other intrusive behaviour put on them daily by people and maybe, just maybe they get to a point where they have just had enough for today. How would you like it if some one staked you out like a private eye and got all sorts of photos of you with someone on a beach or in your yard or walking down the street. Then you pick up the paper and there you are for the whole world to see. Was your hair perfect, were you skinny or buff enough, are your eyes half closed because you know the captions are going to have nothing to do with what was actually going on and the horrible picture of you with no make up and your gut hanging out will be the brunt of what a lesser human being you are because of it. Stars are not always asked permission if they can have their photos taken, those kind of photos should belong to the person not the photographer. So think people, put your self in their place, sure they wanted to be stars and got rich on our dime, but that doesn’t mean we own them. We own the personna they portray in the movie, the star is a real live person who likes, just like you and me, to be asked for favors not just expected to give them at the drop of a hat.

  28. Nancy • November 10, 2007 @ 6:39 PM

    Sure, it’s a cruel world out there….whaaaaaa, whaaaa! I agree that they deserve some privacy just like everyone else, but….they know…yup, they know…..once they set foot outside the door, it’s going to start. It won’t change, so…if you can’t beat ’em, either join ’em ( like how Britney is playing around with them; dressing up like them for Halloween,etc.), or get the hell out of there. But no, they would rather just spend their lives b*tching and causing arguments and fights over something that won’t change. Now, according to the article above, the lady was not even taking pictures of George and his girlfriend. She was there and taking photos of Fabio, and Fabio even explained this to him and he still just b*itched!! Get over yourself Clooney! You’re good looking, I’ve seen much better though, but really….you’re not ‘all that’!! Everything is not always about YOU!!

  29. Juliana • November 10, 2007 @ 7:54 PM

    Well, FINALLY … someone with a whole lot of sense (Paige). I couldn’t have said it better. However, I think George should’ve accepted Fabio’s explanation and apologized for the finger salute. He could have then asked Fabio and his group to take their pictures from a different angle so that George and his date behind them would not be imposed on.

  30. Lori Ann • November 11, 2007 @ 3:37 AM

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  32. Dave • November 11, 2007 @ 10:51 PM

    Gimme a small break. Clooney is a clown. Oh look at me, I am a stare! I am annoyed! Dont take my pic. Wah wah wah. Get a life Clowny. Not everyone wants to take your pic or get your autograph. Oh the poor price of fame. I really think that anyone who wants to become an actor should get a ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BECOMING A CELEBRITY handbook. You will become the center of attention!

  33. Debbie • November 12, 2007 @ 12:22 PM

    Poor, poor George. We should all feel very sad for him. His head has gotten so big he can hardley hold it up any more. Watch some of his movies. The marbles in his head move aroung so fast he can’t hold it still. Maybe he should raise money for other celebrities who have lost or damaged their marbles. Fabio is a gentleman always, not just when he has to be.

  34. big balagan • November 12, 2007 @ 7:30 PM

    In response to Ilikeit’s post…I don’t know what to say! Are you serious? Mickey Rooney is not George Clooney’s father…what are you thinking, cuz the last name sort of sounds the same they must be related? And what does you working for an “enhancement” company (do I even wanna know what the heck THAT means?) have to do with Fabio being or not being gay? Whaddaya mean he’s too “big” to be gay??Oy Vey, thanks for the laugh, I needed one today. Now go get a life.

  35. Anonymous • November 13, 2007 @ 3:45 PM

    oh great a battle of the unemployable stars. Who cares.

  36. Katherine • November 14, 2007 @ 7:02 PM

    George Clooney should be ASHAMED of himself, does he really think he’s all that great and good looking that everyone is trying to take pictures of him! Just give him 10 years ’till the wrinkles seep in, the unavoidable belly sets in and the looks start to go…we’ll see who he’ll be giving the finger to!

    Word to George Clooney: You may still be the great movie star you are; but i’m 10000% you won’t look like this forever! Humility is important regardless of whether one makes $10/hr 0r $50000000/year =)

  37. MightyMad • November 16, 2007 @ 9:30 AM

    From what everyone said about the incident, Clooney was acting like a dick – no one was talking pictures of him, but he still took offense, since he assumes that they did.

    No offence to Georgie-boy, though, but he really would have love to see how a 5″10, 170 pounds actor could beat down a 6″4, 225 pounds dude, even if the said-dude is Fabio. This is why you should pay for a bodyguard, George…

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