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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.

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."

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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.

Clooney's fiancé described as 'utterly wonderful'

Legal colleagues have praised the "utterly wonderful" human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, who has become engaged to Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney, and offered their congratulations.

Amal Alamuddin (left) walking alongside WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2011. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Eminent lawyer Geoffrey Robertson, who is the joint head of chambers, said: "Amal Alamuddin is a brilliant and passionate defender of human rights who has put in the enormously hard work necessary to improving them. She is respected and admired by all her colleagues."

The barrister, who was educated at Oxford University, has represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and has been described as a "passionate defender of human rights". Beirut-born Alamuddin, 36, is a member of Doughty Street Chambers in London, having joined in 2010 to complete her pupillage.

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