Keep in mind: I’m attempting to do this on an iPhone. Excuse the typos and hurried language. Ok, here goes.
6:42 Just arrived. I’m guessing the audience is 80-90 percent women. No Clooney. Yet.
7:00 Packed house. Standing room only. The Picture House officials tell me the event sold out in 1 minute.
7:11 Roll tape. New Picture House documentary. Very slick.
7:15 New Picture House motto: “Life Art Popcorn”
Jennifer Christman now giving fundraising speech.
7:25 Movie just began. Woman to my right is complaining about the bright iPhone screen. Gotta stop typing. (Besides, what do you really care what I think about “Leatherheads”?) See you in a couple hours.
8:30 Quick visit to lobby to pick up Sour Patch Kids. Throngs of young kids assembled outside, behind police barricades, waiting for Clooney to show. Still no sign of the man.
9:10 Movie over.
Christian introduces Travers.
Travers calls down Clooney.
9:15 Clooney tried out for Cincy Reds. Who knew?
9:17 Rosanne Barr memories
Time mag article
Happy belated birthday to Clooney (he turned 47 yesterday)
9:20 Clooney: “This movie bombed. Bombed badly”
9:25 Clooney on the recent Time mag cover: “the ‘Last Movie Star’ … well, it’s better than being last reality TV star”
9:28 Clooney on batman: “the nipples on the suit were for feeding little bats”
9:30 Remember, “Out of Sight” and “O Brother” bombed too
9:35 Clooney thankful for “Ladykillers” — the only Coen bros. movies considered more of a bomb than his
9:38 Stories on growing up clooney (I’ll post quotes later. Can’t type fast enough)
9:45 “Oscar campaigns are like Hillary-Barack”
More Darfur stories
9:56 Questions from audience
Clooney not psyched to mediate with pipeline terrorists
9:59 Q: boxers or briefs?
A: when acting, I like to go commando
10:02 Darfur — “It gnaws at me”
Clooney NOT running for political office
10:25 Last question
Crowd sings Clooney Happy Birthday
Clooney signs autographs for screaming Pelham teenage girls
Clooney and I hop into Chevy Suburban to go booze it up with Danny DeVito and a bottle of Limoncello
Thanks for reading
More quotes and pics from the event tomorrow