March 18, 2008 07:46:29 GMT
George Clooney has shot down rumors of him being asked to be the godfather of Nicole Kidman's baby and approached to return to "ER" final season.
George Clooney is quick to deny the reports that he's been asked by fellow movie star Nicole Kidman to be the godfather of her not-yet-born baby. The movie hunk as well has shot down rumors that he's been approached by the producers of "ER" to make a reprising role for the series final season.
It was reported last week that Kidman has been planning to have her baby baptized in the Catholic Church and thinking Clooney as the ideal godfather for the baby. Star Magazine was the first to report that encounter, quoted a source as saying, "Nicole asked George to be her baby's godfather, and he has agreed."
Put the brake on the false godfather reports, Clooney's longtime representative Stan Rosenfield confirmed, "They are friends, but George was not asked to be the godfather."
On the speculation that Clooney is about to return to "ER", the series that catapulted him to stardom, for its final season, the actor insisted he has "never even talked about it".
In an interview with television show "Entertainment Tonight Canada", aired Monday, March 17, the star addressed the rumors, saying "No, never - we never even talked about it. No one has ever asked me. It's the funniest thing. The story came out, and I was like 'Where did that come from?' It was everywhere - I mean in one day!"
Clooney furthermore added that TV execs were unaware of his rumored reprisal as well. "I ran into John Wells [ER's Executive Producer] two days ago on the lot .. and said to him, 'What the hell happened?' He said, 'I don't know. I don't know where that came from'".
Entertainment Weekly reported last week that producers were looking to bring back George Clooney and Julianna Margulies to "ER"'s fifteenth and final season. EW even quoted producer David Zabel as saying, "We want to revisit characters that have existed on the show over the years and say where they are now. We'd love to get them all back in some way, but that doesn't mean we're going to. But we're gonna try."
Not withstanding with the fake "ER" comeback report, Clooney is having his next film, the comedy-romance "Leatherheads" hits the theaters April 4 later this year.