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Will George Clooney Get Married at Downton Abbey?
GEORGE CLOONEY may have found an even better location to tie the knot than that old fort where KANYE WEST and KIM KARDASHIAN got hitched. 
Because rumor has it George and his fiancée Amal Alamuddin will do the deed at DOWNTON ABBEY.
In real life, the place is called Highclere Castle, and it's been in the Carnarvon family for 335 years, since 1679.  Its current owners are the 8th Lord and Lady Carnarvon.  It's just outside of London.
Sources say Amal is a huge "Downton Abbey" fan.  And one of the stars, HUGH BONNEVILLE, worked with George on his movie "Monuments Men" last year.  So George got Hugh to arrange a private tour of the castle for him and Amal.
When George saw how much she dug it, he booked the place for their wedding.  In 2011, "People" reported that a wedding at Highclere cost more than $24,000.
In addition to "Downton Abbey", Highclere Castle has also been used in the 1999 Tom Cruise / Nicole Kidman movie "Eyes Wide Shut" and in John Legend's "Heaven Only Knows" video.
Emma Watson Brought a Security Guard to Her Graduation . . . Dressed in Her Own Cap and Gown
The lady who sat next to EMMA WATSON when she graduated from Brown University in Rhode Island this past weekend looked a little older than the other grads.  And that's because she wasn't a graduate at all.  
She was Emma's SECURITY GUARD . . . but she was INCOGNITO in her very own cap and gown.
After the ceremony, the woman took off her disguise, and revealed her UTILITY BELT, which was equipped with a badge, a walkie talkie, mace and some other holsters.  It's not clear if she was PACKING HEAT.  
Syfy Is Doing a "Sharknado Week"
In an obvious attempt to cut into the Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" hype . . . Syfy has announced that they're doing a "Sharknado Week," which will include the premiere of "Sharknado 2:  The Second One" on July 30th.
Syfy's Sharknado Week will run from July 26th through August 2nd, and feature programming based on, quote, "the greatest moments in shark film history." 
And that's more "Sharknado"-serious, than serious-serious . . . because they're also showing "Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark", "Sharkmania: The Top 15 Biggest Baddest Bloodiest Bites", and "Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda".
Sharknado Week will not overlap with Discovery's Shark Week, which begins on August 10th.
Channing Tatum and Shia LaBeouf Once Got Drunk and Vandalized a Store in New York
When CHANNING TATUM and SHIA LABEOUF were cast in the 2006 movie, "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints", the director sent them out in New York City one night, and told them to bond.
So, they did:  By getting drunk, and vandalizing a store.
A few years later, Shia told the story to "GQ" magazine, claiming that Channing took the lead . . . drunkenly kicking through the plate-glass window of a bookstore, stealing some Spider-Man bookmarks, and BOLTING.
At the time, Channing's rep called Shia's story "inaccurate."  But now, in a new interview with "GQ", Channing admits that a LOT of the story was true . . . although he doesn't say anything about the petty theft.
Channing says that he'd just met Shia that day . . . that they were drinking . . . and their first inclination was to "go out and try and get in a fight."  He was around 25 at the time, and Shia was 19.  Channing says they were acting like "dumb idiots."
He says, quote, "I definitely kicked in a window that night . . . I didn't think I was going to kick through it.  We were just running and being hoodlums and throwing trash bags down streets and just being stupid."
"It [shattered].  And everything just went raining down.  And I was like 'oh [crap].'  And then we just took off running . . . I dove in some trash bags, [and thought] 'I'm sitting here for a little while.'  In hindsight it's the funniest thing in the world."

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People : Amal AlamuddinChanning TatumEmma WatsonGEORGE CLOONEYHUGH BONNEVILLEKANYE WESTKIM KARDASHIANNicole KidmanShia LaBeoufShia LaBeouf Once Got DrunkTom Cruise

05/28/2014 10:04AM
KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 5/28/2014
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