|Clooney with Cecilia DeMille Presley and Mark Vieira|
was new to me but not to George, who said he goes there every year for a party after the Golden Globes. Maybe he shouldn't have let that slip out as up until now it has been a well-kept secret.
During the evening George, who will receive the Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes on Sunday, was surprised by the legendary filmmaker's granddaughter, Cecilia DeMille Presley, who presented him with with a lavish coffee table book, Cecil Be DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic which she wrote with Mark Vieira..
"My grandfather would have loved George," she told me. "He's fun, has a wonderful sense of humour and is a good actor. What's not to like about Clooney?"
Clooney was on his own, explaining that his lawyer wife is currently in Egypt where she is negotiating for the release of one of the three al-Jazeera journalists jailed after being found guilty of spreading false news and supporting the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood organisation in June.
"We'll get them out eventually but it might take time," George told me.