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Post by What Would He Say on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 12:07

[new thread started by Katiedot by removing posts from another thread about her many paparazzi photoshoots in March/April in NYC]

In reference to last picture above....from this weeks many phots....


You know I was always “iffy” about Amal...but I have to say my heart goes out to her this last week and I really don’t know why????

Call it gut instinct again... I just get the feeling she needs a shoulder, an ear ...  I feel genuinely unhappy for her, enduring these constant daily pap parades.... if there is a back door why doesn’t she take it... if it’s part of an agreement, (vogue whatever) just break it. Life’s too short...happiness should be her daily fuel... not this, this is awful....
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Post by party animal - not! on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 12:33

Mm.......except, except in a way this is all grist to her mill now.

Bound to happen on Vogue release.  Big publicity for her causes - huge bag in assistant's hand yesterday - three huge things going on: Lawyers office NYC for Reuters case, UN work, and Columbia professor. Never mind possible Met Ball consulting......

and she said in the Vogue article that she didn't mind given the happiness she's found (or something like that but much better put!)

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Post by annemarie on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 12:57

The house has no back door just a fenced yard.

This is what she said about this press scrutiny.

But that whole side—invasions of privacy and paparazzi, all of that—has happened because of something so happy and so important in my life.”


She also said they spend a lot of time at home so they can have their privacy.

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Post by LizzyNY on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 14:21

WWHS - There's not much she can do about it. Now that the paps know where she's staying they just camp out and wait for her to come out. The only way to avoid it completely would be to never leave the house.

That's why I'm a bit surprised they invested in a condo here. Everyone knows where it is, so once they move in they're pretty much guaranteed pap coverage at their front door most of the time. Even if people lose interest in George (Heave forbid!) they'll still be interested in her and the twins.
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Post by Admin on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 14:29

I can kind of see where WWHS is coming from on this.  I ended up having to edit all the thread titles by adding the date, otherwise we'd have half a dozen threads all called 'Amal leaving the house today'.  It's been lovely to see all her clothes, but I think it's been a little excessive.

I'm assuming it's all part of some sort of deal she's got going on with Vogue [and on a side note, I wonder what will happen if Anna Wintour really is kicked out] but I'm not entirely sure why it's happening.  Does George need this kind of publicity?  She certainly doesn't.

I could see this as being a lot of fun (in the beginning, at least) for someone who loves clothes.  If Vogue offered me the option of endless designer clothes, I'd jump at the chance too, even if some of the outfits were a little too . . . fashion forward at times.  

Maybe she's setting herself up as a socialite type of figure in her own right?  Maybe she loved the free clothes and now, as WWHS says, she's kind of caught up in a merry-go-round that she can't get off.  Or maybe doesn't want to get off.  She looks happy enough in the photos, but even Kardashians don't parade this much!  I know she has to get to work, but George seems to have been able to make it in and out without being photographed each time [unless we fuel the conspiracy that they're living separately].
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Post by party animal - not! on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 14:39

When - and if - they move into the new place life will be a lot easier, because their cars will simply drive straight into the underground car park.....

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Post by annemarie on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 14:47

She loves clothes and always has that is not new for her  apparently.

 I don't think George made it in and out any easier than Amal. We never saw Amal or George arrive.

The pictures started after they and the kids arrived. Bottom line for me she is his wife they will take pictues

they sell rags. I think she has accepted that it is the trade off for her love and happiness. She can't hide and 

there is no reason she should she is simply getting on with her life. What she is doing is not rocket science

wearing nice clothes and and going to work is no big deal other than to the paps who get paid big money 

for the shots they take. This is after all how they make their living .

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Post by Donnamarie on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 20:01

I want to give greenies to almost every pic posted!  Great selection annemarie.  !!!!

THANKS AGAIN TO JOANNA FOR COMING UP WITH THE IDEA!

I guess I will be the odd person out here who still thinks that the paps catching Amal everyday as she heads out are prompted not by Amal, or George, but by the paps doing what they get paid to do.  They have ways and sources to give them the heads up on the goings on of celebrities.  They know which celebrities’ pics are in demand and bring in top dollar.

None of us really know what’s up with Amal and George’s living arrangements at this condo.  There has never been any sightings of the babies.  I can’t believe that they are being kept inside for the duration of Amal’s work in NYC.   We saw George there once or twice.  Was he there just for one weekend? 

Amal doesn’t seem to mind the daily photo barrage.  She probably knew wherever she was staying in NYC she would be tracked down by the paps.  But her comments in the Vogue article seem to suggest that she has accepted the attention and on balance it’s worth it.  Where George and Amal draw the line is on their children’s exposure ... understandingly.
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Post by ladybugcngc on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 21:37

Donnamarie wrote:I want to give greenies to almost every pic posted!  Great selection annemarie.  !!!!

THANKS AGAIN TO JOANNA FOR COMING UP WITH THE IDEA!

I guess I will be the odd person out here who still thinks that the paps catching Amal everyday as she heads out are prompted not by Amal, or George, but by the paps doing what they get paid to do.  They have ways and sources to give them the heads up on the goings on of celebrities.  They know which celebrities’ pics are in demand and bring in top dollar.

None of us really know what’s up with Amal and George’s living arrangements at this condo.  There has never been any sightings of the babies.  I can’t believe that they are being kept inside for the duration of Amal’s work in NYC.   We saw George there once or twice.  Was he there just for one weekend? 

Amal doesn’t seem to mind the daily photo barrage.  She probably knew wherever she was staying in NYC she would be tracked down by the paps.  But her comments in the Vogue article seem to suggest that she has accepted the attention and on balance it’s worth it.  Where George and Amal draw the line is on their children’s exposure ... understandingly.
Donna, other than the people on this blog, I'm not sure who would care about "pap" shots of Amal.  I don't think anyone is going to see a pap shot of Amal on the cover of any magazine, and buy it based on that.  For the most part, people are not interested in her work. And the small number of people who are interested in her work, care nothing about pap shots of her.

The coverage of her coming in and out of her living space reminds me of reality show personalities 'buying' attention. There are magazines to sell, the MET GALA to promote, and a desperate need to make Amal seem relevant to a wider audience.  

To my knowledge, there are a small number of people who carry a security level  that prevent paparazzi from being able to photograph them in the manner in which Amal has undergone daily.  Amal seems to understand she does not qualify for that high level security protection, and accept the paparazzi photographing her coming and going through her everyday life; she seems to go with the flow.

As life moves on, I hope many years of happiness for Amal.  The photographs document so much of her 4 year relationship with George Clooney.  Some of them bring back heart felt memories.


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Post by party animal - not! on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 22:44

Mm, actually think Amal''s security is likely to be excellent - and necessarily so. She is the first and only person to address and move the UN agree to prosecute ISIS. I would not be surprised to hear that she has had death threats.

interesting that George must now be back - and not one sighting.Pprobably done a deal with the doorsteppers

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Post by annemarie on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 23:02

She does have security , if you look at the pictures she has a driver and the white haired gentleman who escorts her to and from the house. 

They also do get threats , In the Hollywood Reporter interview he stated they have had a lot of real threats and they take them seriously.

They took out the five year order of protection against the man was it two years ago.


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Post by ladybugcngc on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 23:10

annemarie wrote:She does have security , if you look at the pictures she has a driver and the white haired gentleman who escorts her to and from the house. 

They also do get threats , George said they take them very seriously.

They took out the five year order of protection against the man was it two years ago.
I'm talking about the level of security one can have where the paparazzi is not allowed to impose, like that have on Amal.
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Post by party animal - not! on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 23:19

virtually impossible in NYC. I know. I've seen it. bear in mind they are next door to Anna Wintour's brownstone and two houses away from Sandra Bullock's. they have to have had an arrangement of some sort. one of her clients now is Reuters remember

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Post by LizzyNY on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 23:22

The NY Post outed G&A today for staying in the house on Sullivan St.. It isn't up to code as a multi-unit rental, and the owner is violating housing laws by renting the way he is. Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend had to leave when the police raided the place a few weeks ago and there's a court case pending. The Post seems to feel Amal, as a lawyer, should know better than to stay there.

I've been wondering why they didn't stay at the Carlyle as they usually do. I think the paps would have been less of a problem there. The hotel staff could have run interference for them. Maybe Anna Wintour suggested this place. Just to make it more convenient for her to meet with Amal, of course.
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Post by ladybugcngc on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 23:24

party animal - not! wrote:Mm, actually think Amal''s security is likely to be excellent - and necessarily so.  She is the first and only person to address and move the UN agree to prosecute ISIS. I would not be surprised to hear that she has had death threats.

interesting that George must now be back - and not one sighting.Pprobably done a deal with the doorsteppers
PAN I'm sure Amal's involvment to address the UN was with good intentions.  With the possiblity of death threats over her head, I'm surprised she does not have a higher level of security.  Clearly, Amal's security is limited, the paparazzi is allowed to photograph her when and where they please.  I don't want to go off topic.  Maybe you have some pictures/photos of Amal you like.


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Post by annemarie on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 23:28

The people who leased the house are at fault , not Amal and George  how are they  supposed to know what the problems are. They

obviously trusted the leasing agent who new very well they shouldn't be leasing it.

I think they leased it because there is a backyard and the babies can go out and not be photographed . At the hotel

that wouldn't be possible. Too many people to inform the paps what the kids and the nanny look like. 

The Vogue interview stated she had work with the U.N. so we do know she is there for that as well.

George has never barred or treated the paps badly, as long as they are respectful he is fine with them. He

said himself they have a job to do , he may not like it but he gets it. As far as security stopping the paps

that would cause more problems than necessary they get their pictures and everyone gets on with their day.

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Post by ladybugcngc on Mon 16 Apr 2018, 01:05

Note: copied from the Amal's Style File thread.

party animal - not! wrote:Mm, actually think Amal''s security is likely to be excellent - and necessarily so.  She is the first and only person to address and move the UN agree to prosecute ISIS. I would not be surprised to hear that she has had death threats.  

I look forward to reading the facts when the case to prosecute ISIS is presented in court. 


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Post by Admin on Mon 16 Apr 2018, 05:25

Donnamarie wrote:I guess I will be the odd person out here who still thinks that the paps catching Amal everyday as she heads out are prompted not by Amal, or George, but by the paps doing what they get paid to do.  [ . . . ] None of us really know what’s up with Amal and George’s living arrangements at this condo.  There has never been any sightings of the babies.  I can’t believe that they are being kept inside for the duration of Amal’s work in NYC.   We saw George there once or twice.  Was he there just for one weekend? 
I'm thinking that they came to an agreement with the paps: lots of shots of George and Amal (which DO sell magazines/websites otherwise the paps wouldn't bother to take the photos) in exchange for not photographing other things.

Just a guess.

The kids are what, nine months now? If there's a garden, then I can't see why they'd need to come and go a lot at the moment, but yes, if the Clooneys really are actually living there, then there's clearly an agreement not to photograph everyone coming or going from that house. Unless they all only come/go at night?

Amal leaves the house every day for a few hours. George, I'd assume, also has to come and go every day, but he didn't get photographed. Either they're not living there, or there's an agreement.

ladybugcngc wrote: I don't think anyone is going to see a pap shot of Amal on the cover of any magazine, and buy it based on that.  For the most part, people are not interested in her work. And the small number of people who are interested in her work, care nothing about pap shots of her.

The coverage of her coming in and out of her living space reminds me of reality show personalities 'buying' attention. There are magazines to sell, the MET GALA to promote, and a desperate need to make Amal seem relevant to a wider audience.
Hmmmn, yes and no. The pap photos aren't going on any front covers of magazines; they're on websites. The gossip sites are really hot on what generates clicks for them and if they don't get clicks on the Amal photos, they'll soon stop posting them. That's not because the websites care about Amal - or indeed who's on the front cover - but they do care about advertising revenue and ads only come for sites with a lot of clicks.  

It seems to me that Amal is being sold to us as an accomplished woman who has it all: a meaningful career, a great wardrobe and a loving family. Think of her as the sort of anti-Kardashian (vacuous air-head who'd have achieved nothing if it weren't for a sex tape and a willingness to put herself out there)! Finally, here's a woman with substance.

My question is who's doing the selling? Is it team Clooney who, lest we forget, have a powerful agent with decades of experience of crafting images for Hollywood behind them? Or is it a natural narrative that's come from the media themselves? As much as we'd like to think of entertainment press as being stupid, they're smart enough to know what sells and someone like Amal is desperately missing in the pantheon of celebrities they write about. One could almost say that in the wake of #metoo and an increased concern about pop culture, if Amal didn't already exist, she'd have to be invented.
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Post by annemarie on Mon 16 Apr 2018, 11:02

Katie I , think it more the press trying to sell Amal, your right they know what people want and if people are visiting their
site and reading about Amal,  they know she is of interest. Whether it be just people making nasty comments in the comment section it doesn't matter the interest is there.

In collecting the pictures of Amal , I have discovered there aren't as many as you would think for a woman in her position. They are of her with George, going to work or the odd one out with friends or her mother. She isn't seen out all the time not even  shopping.They do keep their lives as much as they can private.

The most pictures we seem to get are when they are in New York, I think because it is easier to get shots and they love New York and enjoy going out.

 As she herself said, the invasion of privacy came from something so happy and important in her life. I think it is a trade off for all she has , so she puts on a smile and gets on with living her life which she does with or without pap attention.

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