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George Clooney's wedding guests arrive in style

Hollywood star George Clooney is reportedly minutes away from breaking the hearts of his female fans as he prepares to marry British lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

Several guests for the wedding, including Clooney who was dressed in a tuxedo, were filmed getting into a flotilla of boats from the five-star Hotel Cipriani.

Well wishers shouted support and waved as the wedding party travelled down a waterway to Venice's Aman Canal Grande Hotel where Clooney and Alamuddin are expected to say 'I do'.

George Clooney relaxed ahead of wedding

Hollywood actor George Clooney appears relaxed and happy ahead of his expected wedding this weekend to British lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

Speaking to photographers after breakfast with Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber, Clooney was asked when the wedding was taking place and he joked "right now".

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Clooney congratulates newlyweds Brad and Angelina

Ocean's Eleven star George Clooney has congratulated newlyweds Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

"How great is that? I'm really happy for Brad and Angie and their whole family," Clooney told People magazine.

Brad Pitt and George Clooney starred in the Ocean's movie franchise together. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Hollywood star, who is getting ready for his own trip down the aisle with fiancee Amal Alamuddin, did not reveal whether he had been at the ceremony in France.

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George Clooney says Daily Mail is 'worst kind of tabloid'

George Clooney has described the Daily Mail as the "worst kind of tabloid", as he rejected the Mail Online's apology for a story about his upcoming marriage.

The Mail Online apologised to the actor after publishing an article claiming his fiancee's mother opposed their marriage on religious grounds.

George Clooney has criticised the Daily Mail after their apology. Credit: Reuters

Clooney said the Mail's claim that the original story was "not a fabrication" was not true, and that the paper was either "lying originally or they're lying now".

Writing in the USA Today, Clooney said: "I thank the Mail for its apology. Not that I would ever accept it, but because in doing so they've exposed themselves as the worst kind of tabloid.

"One that makes up its facts to the detriment of its readers and to all the publications that blindly reprint them."

Mail Online apologises to George Clooney

George Clooney received an apology from the Mail Online. Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Mail Online website has apologised to George Clooney and promised a full investigation into a story that claimed his fiance's mother did not approve of his upcoming marriage.

In a statement they said: "The MailOnline story was not a fabrication but supplied in good faith by a reputable and trusted freelance journalist."

They added: "We only became aware of Mr Clooney’s concerns this morning and have launched a full investigation. However, we accept Mr Clooney’s assurance that the story is inaccurate and we apologise to him, Miss Amal Alamuddin and her mother, Baria, for any distress caused."

In an earlier article for the USA Today newspaper, the Gravity star accused the Daily Mail newspaper of printing a "completely fabricated" story about his fiance's mother opposing their forthcoming marriage for religious reasons.

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