George Clooney fights back against celebrity stalker site

Actor George Clooney is mad about a celebrity stalker Web site and is corralling fellow stars into taking action, according to an article on Friday in New York Post's Page Six. Clooney is urging stars to flood the Gawker Stalker with so many bogus star sightings that the Web site will lose credibility.

"There is a simple way to render these guys useless," Clooney said in an e-mail his publicist sent out show-business publicists. "Flood their Web site with bogus sightings. Get your clients to get 10 friends to text in fake sightings of any number of stars. A couple hundred conflicting sightings and this Web site is worthless. No need to try to create new laws to restrict free speech. Just make them useless. That's the fun of it. And then sit back and enjoy the ride. Thanks, George."

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