Not the real McCoy Clooney

As much as most Hollywood actors would like to branch out into fashion - using their name to endorse certain big names in the industry, and giving in-house style directors a massive boost in sales - most would like it to be done with their knowledge at the very least.

However, three Italian 'entrepeneurs' took it upon themselves to create a clothing line after silver-fox hearthrob George Clooney, named 'GC Exclusive', The Huffington Post reveals. The result was prosecution, a trial and a stylish appearance from Clooney that meant the courtroom was beseiged by fans, eager to catch a glimpse of the star in Italy, outside his villa at Lake Como.

'The 49-year-old actor wore a navy blue suit, crisp white shirt and red-spotted blue tie as he addressed the court through an interpreter, throwing in occasional words in Italian and apologizing for his lack of fluency.'

'Only one defendant – Vincenzo Cannalire – attended the trial. Clooney turned to greet him after recognizing the man from of the photos he was looking at.'

''This is the first time I've ever seen him,' Clooney said, motioning to the defendant. Then with just a trace of irony, Clooney added, 'So I'd like to say hello, nice to meet you.''

A criminally classic case of style winning out over counterfeits: there can only be one smooth-talking gorgeous George.

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