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Pitt & Clooney

Mixed Up in

Gay Bar Fight

6/3/2007 9:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Known for their goodwill efforts in poverty-ravaged parts of the world like Darfur, Brad Pitt and George Clooney are now being asked to come to the aid of a slightly less disenfranchised group -- Laguna Beach gays!

Brad Pitt and George Clooney
The Boom Boom Room, a popular Laguna Beach, Calif. gay bar for over 60 years, was sold to a Beverly Hills billionaire two years ago for over $12 million. That's a lot of cosmos! In 2005, Pitt & Clooney were incorrectly labeled as co-investors in the bar, whose rightful owners were planning on turning into yet another upscale (and undoubtedly hetero) oceanfront hotel. The Heche Hilton! With those plans now scrapped, the bar (which is scheduled to stay open until Labor Day) is back on the market and a grassroots organization is appealing to the Hollywood hunks to help Save the Boom!

To make sure they get the message, TMZ has exclusively obtained the ad Save the Boom is running in Monday's Variety, which hopes to persuade Brad and George to "buy our 60-year-old landmark before it is converted into a boutique hotel." And homophobes say gays are the ones doing all the converting?!

Will Brad and Clooney take the bait...or just Stonewall it?

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christine    

i think it would be really cool if they did buy this place. lots of money to be made.the gays would love them too. what a hoot.

2596 days ago
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SP    

I thought there were millions of homosexuals everywhere in the USA. And most of them are rich. Why don't they just buy it and make it into a non-profit club? I mean why not get the government to declare it a historic landmark? I don't undertstand why they have to beg for money to buy this place. I bet Hillary (We all know she needs to come out of the closet , that is why Bill has to get it somewhere else. She won't do the BJ on Bill but she will go down on Monica) would love to invest her millions or Rosie she could even run it since she is out of work.

2596 days ago
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recovery101Fan    

They are generous men, self-promoting themselves, getting a good tax break at the same time they are saving the third world. Think about it.

2596 days ago
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PEREZ HIVton    

Screw the gays!

2596 days ago
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LongJohn69    

Wasn't there an old TV show about this place back in the 1960"s called "Slurp Side 6"?

2596 days ago
6.

Ra    

Who cares?

We want to talk about Paris, dammit!

2596 days ago
7.

Lite it    

After everything they've been through I'm surprised their still together!! No,silly! Your asscheeks!

2596 days ago
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Toni    

Why not ask oh! so generous Rosie O'Donnell, she'd luv luv to come to the help of the people who understands her the most. She might even surprise us by transforming back to the sweet Rosie we once knew, long to see and have around again, and it would also show us that the real Rosie is not dead by renaming the place SWEET ROSIE 'O' complete with her drag band and garter belted high kicking dancing 'girls'
Toni.

2596 days ago
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Annabell    

It's just a ploy for this bar to get more attention- I live in the area and have friends in the hotel business there- The city has banned any further hotels from being allowed- So I think this is bogus.

2596 days ago
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I Hate Harvey    

Wow! What a wonderfully deceptive headline!

2596 days ago
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Nance    

Who Cares............get Angelina Jolie to buy it... I hear she swings both ways....LOL

2596 days ago
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whynot    

too funny!! just keep big, fat rosie out of it!! hopefully, she is FINALLY going away! maye the donald should buy it just to spite her!

2596 days ago
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Jeff Stone    

How about some interest from Barbra "Money Girl" Streisand, David Geffen, Cher and perhaps a grassroots effort from Bette Midler and others....
PS: Hollywood also has to stop using the word "Fa**ot" in so many movies. Most comedy films today make fun of gay people.

2596 days ago
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Clinton    

I think the current owners are just being heterophobic.

2596 days ago
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BruceLD    

Matt, why are you posting the URL to a website that you own? Do you realize that doing a WHOIS on the domain names points to your street address? Gosh you're brave.

2596 days ago
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