George Clooney Was Joking About Pitt And Jolie Godfather Reports

Other News Materials 3 April 2008 12:10 (UTC +04:00)
George Clooney Was Joking About Pitt And Jolie Godfather Reports

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George Clooney has laughed off reports he has been named godfather to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's unborn offspring.

The Michael Clayton star sparked rumours earlier this week (begs31Mar08), when he joked to paparazzi outside a Los Angeles restaurant that he had been asked by the Hollywood couple to take on the role.

But Clooney's longtime representative Stan Rosenfield has been forced to publicly dismiss the reports, after some gossip websites reported the actor's passing comments as fact.

Rosenfield tells Wenn, "He was just having a joke".

This is not the first time Clooney has quashed speculation he has been signed up to be an A-List star's godparent - he denied being godfather to Nicole Kidman's unborn child just last month (Mar08).

Jolie is currently pregnant with what would be the couple's fifth and sixth kids, if reports she is expecting twins are true. Jolie and Pitt have three adopted children together, as well as their biological daughter Shiloh.

Meanwhile in seperate news Clooney feared for his life on his recent United Nations trip to war-torn Sudan - after he was held at gunpoint and robbed by child soldiers.

The Hollywood star spent 10 days in the troubled Darfur region of Sudan in 2006 to highlight the plight of the region's refugees. The trip was part of his duties as a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

But the Michael Clayton star, who has previously admitted to feeling "depressed" about the traumatic visit, faced a less-than-friendly welcoming party upon his arrival.

The 46-year-old reveals how he was stopped at checkpoints by machine gun-wielding adolescents - who took aim at the hunk and his entourage before stealing anything of value from his vehicle.

He tells Britain's Zoo magazine, "It was in southern Sudan and as we were going through checkpoints, there were all these young kids with AK47's. They went through the car and just took what they wanted.

"We hid all the tapes and stuff, but they pointed guns at us and stole what they could. It happens all the time. They obviously didn't know who we were.

They don't have great TV out there".