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George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

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Post by silly girl on Thu Sep 20 2012, 19:50

Time to get out the checkbooks--I've posted the charity website at the bottom too Wink


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George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
10:55 AM PDT 9/20/2012 by THR staff

The two highest bidders will join the actor-philanthropist at the Soho House in West Hollywood.

If you love George Clooney, and you've got deep pockets too, then the actor-philanthropist's latest charitable effort might be right up your alley: Clooney is auctioning off the opportunity for two fans to join himself and entertainment writer Dave Karger for an intimate lunch at the Soho House in West Hollywood.

The lunch experience, valued at $20,000, is up for bid through Oct. 11 on the auction site Charitybuzz and will benefit GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, which works to ensure safe schools for students.

Clooney, who recently sold his Tesla Roadster at an auction benefitting Sudan, will receive the Brass Ring for his philanthropy at the Carousel of Hope gala in Los Angeles next month.
Also in October, GLSEN will honor DreamWorks Animation co-founder and CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and his wife, Marilyn, with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the group's eighth annual Respect Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel. White Collar star Matt Bomer and his partner, Slate PR's Simon Halls, will be honored by GLSEN with its Inspiration Award.

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by Stellita on Thu Sep 20 2012, 20:02

Bravi, George!!!

I Love reading about his good works Give hearts

Thanks Silly

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by it's me on Thu Sep 20 2012, 20:05

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by amaretti on Thu Sep 20 2012, 20:09

Wow you made me smile. Bravo !

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by cindigirl on Thu Sep 20 2012, 20:13

George is big on raising campaign funds. Here's a video with George Clooney and Jeffrey Katzenberg at the MPTF $350 million campaign in February 2012 to benefit Hollywood.

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by Maggy on Thu Sep 20 2012, 20:26

Thanks Cindi

That made me smile, Bravo !

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by Joanna on Thu Sep 20 2012, 20:45

That's good news......thanks for posting.

Lovely smiley IM....LOL

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by it's me on Thu Sep 20 2012, 21:10

get a look

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by Vi on Thu Sep 20 2012, 21:19

I'm proud

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by Lighterside on Thu Sep 20 2012, 21:25

That's our George...always making us proud! Good job! I love you

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by The next mrs clooney on Thu Sep 20 2012, 21:26

well done George, now excuse me ladies while I go cash in my retirement plan to pay for my date with George Very Happy

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by it's me on Thu Sep 20 2012, 21:28

LOL!

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by Dior on Thu Sep 20 2012, 22:11

The next mrs clooney wrote:well done George, now excuse me ladies while I go cash in my retirement plan to pay for my date with George Very Happy
You will need some extra money for a sexy dress and then....lucky George!

When you got him, I will write hundreds of nice comments, admiring your beauty and intelligence ..... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by The next mrs clooney on Thu Sep 20 2012, 22:33

Thanks Dior. I dont intend to spend a lot on a dress since I'm not planning on wearing it for long in bed

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by it's me on Thu Sep 20 2012, 23:11

Shocked

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by Dior on Thu Sep 20 2012, 23:23

Oh, please, not on the first date!!!

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by Dior on Thu Sep 20 2012, 23:28

Ahaha, then HE will look like an escort, because you have to pay him.
LOL!

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Post by it's me on Thu Sep 20 2012, 23:33

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by The next mrs clooney on Thu Sep 20 2012, 23:49

Dior wrote:Ahaha, then HE will look like an escort, because you have to pay him.
LOL!

I love it!!!!! I can just imagine the tabloid headlines Very Happy

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Post by The next mrs clooney on Thu Sep 20 2012, 23:50

Dior wrote:Oh, please, not on the first date!!!

Normally I wouldn't but "Carpe Diem", and hopefully Carpe some other things too Very Happy

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by Dior on Thu Sep 20 2012, 23:57

Carpe noctem! Love3

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by The next mrs clooney on Fri Sep 21 2012, 00:04

Carpe Mentula Embarassed

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Post by it's me on Fri Sep 21 2012, 00:11

Mentula?

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Post by The next mrs clooney on Fri Sep 21 2012, 00:12

it's me wrote: Mentula?

Little George Very Happy

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by Dior on Fri Sep 21 2012, 00:20

pig pig pig pig pig pig

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Post by Maggy on Fri Sep 21 2012, 06:04

Lol!

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by playfuldeb on Fri Sep 21 2012, 06:25

so George is headed back to LA. Yay, that means more pics of him. I'll have to put new batteries in my George radar!

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by watching on Fri Sep 21 2012, 13:39

VF write-up. (Sidenote - Ricki Lake still has a tv show in the States?????)


Lunch with George Clooney to Cost Approximately $20,000 (Plus Polite Conversation with Third Wheel)
ByJulie Miller
6:30 PM, September 20 2012


Attention, anyone who has $20,000 earmarked for “lunch with a celebrity”: George Clooney is auctioning off a Los Angeles–area lunch date to benefit GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, an organization that works to make schools safe for LGBT youth. The “intimate” date comes with a number of stipulations, however, including that the get-together may take up to a year to schedule, it may be procured only by someone over 18, and Clooney and the winning bidder must be accompanied by a (probably very nice) third wheel, entertainment journalist and “official red carpet greeter at the Oscars” Dave Karger.

As far as A-list auctioned meals go, the date’s estimated price—$20,000—appears to be market value. A recent dinner with Charlize Theron cost someone a reported $20,000, and the shame of being called “creepy” when the Oscar winner recounted the evening on national television. In 2001, Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and Hong Kong businessman David Tang paid a reported $41,000 for a three-way date with Scarlett Johansson benefitting the U.K. charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Amazingly, according to Charity Buzz, the Web site where the Clooney date is being auctioned off, $20,000 would also get bidders four lunches with Jeremy Piven, 20 personalized voicemail recordings from Ben Affleck, and 40 pairs of V.I.P. tickets to the Ricky Lake Show.

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Post by The next mrs clooney on Fri Sep 21 2012, 14:13

Watching, its a new Ricky Lake show.


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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by silly girl on Fri Sep 21 2012, 14:41

If you read the write up of the lunch it won't necessarily be right away...it will be scheduled within the next year. The auction closes in October....but the meet up is in the future.

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George Clooney auctions himself for charity

Post by Katiedot on Wed Sep 26 2012, 11:34

Fancy a bit of Clooney? Here's your chance!

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GEORGE CLOONEY AUCTIONS HIMSELF FOR CHARITY

25th September 2012

GEORGE CLOONEY is auctioning off a lunch date with himself to raise money for America's Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

The Hollywood hunk will entertain the lucky winner and a friend in an intimate lunch with entertainment writer David Karger at Soho House in West Hollywood.

The dinner date with the Ocean's Eleven star has been valued at £12,500 [about $17,000] and will be up for auction until 11 October (12) on the CharityBuzz website.

The actor has long been a vocal supporter of the gay community and supports GLSEN, which works to ensure safe and supportive schooling environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by Joanna on Wed Sep 26 2012, 12:50

Oh Hell......I've got nothing to wear !!


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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by blubelle on Wed Sep 26 2012, 16:23

Can anyone lend me about $17,000?

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by The next mrs clooney on Wed Sep 26 2012, 16:28

This thread is a repeat.

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by blubelle on Wed Sep 26 2012, 16:30

oopsie

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by LornaDoone on Wed Sep 26 2012, 18:33

It's up to 26,000 US dollars as of 10:30 Pacific Time on 9/26/12

Can't wait to see where it ends up!

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by melbert on Wed Sep 26 2012, 19:01

$28,500 now! 27 mins later!!!

I wonder if that's Stacy's bid...

oops, that's what they want the next bid to be. Didn't read the fine print!! My bad!


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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by Spacey2 on Wed Sep 26 2012, 19:53

Hope the highest bidder who enjoys "Winning" is smart enough to bring a Lunch Date with Clooney Survival Kit. Nunchucks

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by Best in Category on Wed Sep 26 2012, 20:28

And what is that?? Confuzzled

Not that I am participating in this event in any way....

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Post by Joanna on Wed Sep 26 2012, 22:44

$30,000 now !

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by silly girl on Wed Sep 26 2012, 22:56

Not for anything, as much as I like him I would not spend that much to meet anyone. I can think of much better things to do with that kind of money. My typical donation is $1 - $10....which is all I can afford. Sorry to sound bitter...he may be great and very cute but again not sure I could justify spending that kind of money.

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by LornaDoone on Wed Sep 26 2012, 23:39

Um the money is for charity silly girl...

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by silly girl on Wed Sep 26 2012, 23:50

I know the money is for charity but really that much just to have lunch with someone...I can't see it. It is sad to me that someone can't just give that kind of money to a good cause but only so they can meet someone....not explaining well. Too much wine with dinner Wink

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by Joanna on Thu Sep 27 2012, 00:11

To me it doesn't matter one jot what the "prize" is in these type of auctions.....as long as the designated charity gets a shed load
of money.
Fund raisers will stop at nothing to get the money flowing in.
And quite rightly in my opinion.

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Post by Katiedot on Thu Sep 27 2012, 05:54

It's a method of getting money to a charity. Obviously it's not aimed at what I'd call normal people (in terms of income). I don't think there's anyone posting here who has a spare 30 grand or more to give to charity but there are rich people who do.

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by Katiedot on Thu Sep 27 2012, 06:00

The next mrs clooney wrote:This thread is a repeat.
Eeek!

Help me, I can't find the other thread about this.

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Re: George Clooney Auctioning Lunch Date to Benefit Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network 9/20/2012 by THR staff

Post by silly girl on Thu Sep 27 2012, 06:21

Here you go Katiedot----welcome back too, hope you had some lovely time off...

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Post by Katiedot on Thu Sep 27 2012, 06:27

Thanks silly girl!

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Dinner with George, anyone ?

Post by Atalante on Thu Sep 27 2012, 14:04

Well, you can have dinner with him. Laughing Is it a vegan meal ? Link

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Post by Katiedot on Thu Sep 27 2012, 14:35

Haha, now I don't feel so bad about making duplicate posts!

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