Act. Write. Produce. Direct. Rock gray hair. Now the 51-year-old can add “sing” to the ever-growing ‘Is There Nothing George Clooney Can’t Do?’ list men everywhere are constantly trying to live up to.
The most popular guy in the school that is Hollywood was at the 26th Carousel of Hope Ball in Los Angeles on Saturday night where singing legend Neil Diamond performed. George not only reaffirmed everyone’s waning faith in celebrities doing stuff (eating while writing checks) for the childhood diabetes charity, but in his multi-talented abilities also. This time: Back-up singing.
During Neil’s most popular song “Sweet Caroline,” the iconic singer-songwriter jumped into the crowd of attendees where George proved he himself was no diamond in the rough. George joined in on the chorus’ call back and refrain, providing backup to the 71-year-old. You see when you sing karaoke it’s with some close friends or maybe a Match.com date. When rich people do it it’s with the actual singer of the song you’re karaoke-ing.
George was being honored that evening with the Brass Ring award for his charitable work, presented to him by Shirley MacLaine. The dinner raised more than $2.5 million for the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Aurora, Colorado.
In addition to Neil, the ball’s night of entertainment also included “American Idol” runner-up Jessica Sanchez, Fernando Varela, and Babyface. Apparently, George doesn’t know all the words to “Every Time I close My Eyes” or he was just playing coy and didn’t want to steal the entire show.