In what is probably a hilarious argument but could be a brilliant diversion for a high-stakes casino heist, George Clooney and Steve Wynn are publicly insulting each other after a drunken fight at a Las Vegas hotel.
The dispute began at a group dinner at Wynn's restaurant in the Encore a few weeks ago, but turned into a public he said/he said today after Clooney and Wynn both made statements to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Clooney blames Wynn for the dustup, saying the known Picasso destroyer insulted his close personal friend Barack Obama by calling the president an asshole.
I said the President was my longtime friend and then he said 'your friend is an asshole.' ... At that point I told Steve that HE was an asshole and I wasn't going to sit at his table while he was being such a jackass.
And I walked out. There were obviously quite a few more adjectives and adverbs used by both of us. Those are all the facts. It had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with character.
Wynn, for his part, says Clooney is a mean drunk who also threw a "hissy fit" when a CAA exec made a joke about Mikhail Gorbachev.
"When he's drinking, he considers himself a close personal buddy of the president.
He got up and said, 'I don't have to listen to this (expletive) stuff. The only person who got excited at the table was George, and he ran off to another bar."
Clooney's partners were "mortified," Wynn said.
"Clooney's fun to be with when he's sober," Wynn added. "If you have a chance to drink with him, you want to get there early, and don't stay late.
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