Here are some more photos of Amal Clooney in a European Human Rights Court on Wednesday. On Wednesday, I said that she was arguing “against” free speech, which started a massive argument in the comments. I have no apologies. She IS arguing against freedom of speech, regardless of what the laws of the EU or individual nations are. I have no idea how Amal really feels about this issue, and perhaps this is just the position she had to take because of her firm’s handling of the case. I’m not passing judgment on her personal ethics, I’m just making a point about freedom of speech: I believe people have a right to say stupid, nasty, ridiculous things without fear of state prosecution. While I loathe politicians who deny genocide, people shouldn’t go to jail or face financial penalties for saying ignorant things.
Anyway, while Amal faced a wall of journalists and reporters in the courtroom, one person asked her what she was wearing. I guess they expected her to respond with “Versace” or “McQueen” or something, but she ID’d the brand of barrister’s robes she was wearing at the time, saying: “I’m wearing Ede & Ravenscroft.” People are going crazy over that answer, like she’s so utterly badass. Meh! Meanwhile, Star Magazine had this silly story about Amal feuding with Giuliana Rancic of all people:
Sources tell Star that George Clooney’s bride, Amal, has put Giuliana Rancic on her hit list after the “two-faced” red carpet queen gushed over Amal’s goofy gloves at the Golden Globes – only to slag the style later on Fashion Police.
“Giuliana was so desperate to grab them on the red carpet, she even waved around a bottle of George’s brand of tequila,” sniffs an insider. “Giuliana couldn’t coo enough over Amal’s gloves but then when everyone on Fashion Police made fun of them, Giuliana went right along with it!”
Now, the insider says, a furious and embarrassed Amal has vowed to get revenge: “One thing is for sure, Giuliana will never get to speak to George again – not as long as Amal is around!”
[From Star Magazine, print edition]
Everyone did make fun of Amal during that episode of Fashion Police. What was funny was that when Giuliana started to hedge a little bit about the awfulness of the gloves, Kelly Osbourne snapped at her, saying something like “Then why did you tell her that you loved them?!” But honestly, while I have a lot of side-eyes for Amal, I seriously doubt Giuliana is even on her radar. Amal wouldn’t care about anything Giuliana would have to say about anything.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.