This red carpet frenzy over George Clooney is inexplicable. Truth time: the only movie he’s starred in that’s been successful at the box office was an ensemble piece (Ocean’s Eleven, its sequel Ocean’s Twelve). The $$$ total from his Oscar films barely equals what he spends on tooth floss. Good Night, and Good Luck was historically inaccurate. And he’s not aging gracefully, to put it mildly. (He hasn’t lost that baby weight yet.) Yet Joan Rivers was so in awe of him that she had trouble talking.

Or was that the collagen?