USMagazine, Monday, October 22, 2012, 5:00pm (PDT)
Clooney the crooner?
George Clooney showed off a side of himself fans probably aren't used to seeing during the Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills Saturday, when Neil Diamond convinced the Oscar winner to join him for a rendition of his 1969 hit, "Sweet Caroline."
"I promised him that I wouldn't [ask him to sing], but I lied," Diamond, 71, joked to the crowd, adding that Clooney needed help overcoming his fear of singing. "I do believe there's a whole slew of parts for you in films."
"Musicals!" the Ides of March star, 51, exclaimed.
"They're doing a remake of the Sound of Music," Diamond said. "You would look great in the lederhosen. I know you could do it."
Thanks to some red wine-induced liquid courage (Clooney downed his glass and then took a swig from the bottle on the table before his routine), the actor agreed to stand up and begin the duet with Diamond, contributing the all-important "Bah bah bah" and "So good, so good, so good" responses during the song's chorus.