Date: 19th October 2005

Clooney vs Crowe

George Clooney has hit back at Russell Crowe for slagging him off for doing TV adverts.

Clooney said: "I don't like artists attacking artists. I have a problem with that.

Russell picked a fight with me and I tried to make a joke out of it - but he came at me again."

Crowe, 41, had said: "
I don't do ads for suits in Spain like George Clooney or cigarettes in Japan like Harrison Ford."

He called ads "
sacrilegious" and a "contradiction of the f*****g social contract with your audience."

Clooney admitted: "
I've called people up to say, 'What the f*** is wrong with you?'"

Clooney said Crowe had used his status to promote his band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts.

Source: Press Release