George Clooney’s The Ides of March will open the Venice Film Festival on August 31st. As you know, George spends his summers at his house in Lake Como. He loves Italy. He can’t let go of his Italian Queen. And he’s chosen Venice for the debut of his new directorial effort which they hope will kick off a run for award season. And I hope he brings it then to TIFF. OMG. TIFF. That’s actually only 10 weeks away. Already?!?!???

Oh but you lucky Italians. You get George Clooney and Ryan Gosling together in tuxedos on a red carpet. Of course you’ll get Elisabetta Canalis too. George brought Ely last time he was at the VFF in 2009. If she can make it another 8 weeks, and there’s no reason to believe she can’t, having survived, literally, almost 2 years, she’ll be lording it over her country, yet again, as his plus one.

Attached – George and the IQ in Venice in 2009 for the premiere of The Men Who Stare At Goats. At that point they had only been dating just two months. Even then she was formidable. Even then.

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