George Clooney, 53, is ''marrying up.'' The Monuments Men
actor is expected to marry Amal Alamuddin - who he got engaged to in April - in September and he insists he is the lucky one in the relationship. He told Variety
: ''I'm marrying up.'' While George is used to speculation about his personal life, he recently spoke out to slam claims Amal's mother objected to their marriage on religious grounds, and he admits it was ''fun'' to ''slap'' the false report. He said: ''It's just fun to slap those bad guys every once in a while, knock 'em around... I would sit with my friends and we'd just go, 'So they just sat at a computer and just went, 'OK, this is what I'm gonna say today.' I mean, literally,
because you just go 'There isn't literally an element of truth in this.' You just laugh, and let it go. I'm used to it after all these years.''