George Clooney, in his rakish-est scarf. (via Getty)
George Clooney certainly is a rascal, isn't he? Tales of the roguish leading man's endearingly profligate prankishness have spread far and wide in the entertainment media. It's pretty much at the point where, if you get within 100 yards of him and do not find yourself the victim of an adorably jaunty prank, you can probably expect Death to call upon you within a fortnight's time.
Anyway, as many people probably don't remember, Clooney actually had a small recurring role on the '90s-era ABC sitcom Roseanne. When that show's eponymous star, Roseanne Barr, was a guest on CBS's The Talk (it's like The View, but less so), she fielded some questions about a particularly scampish prank that the young scoundrel played on his cast-mates. Let's just say that it involves his penis, a pair of Groucho Marx glasses, a camera and the set's refrigerator:
To be completely fair, George Clooney denies ever having put a picture of his penis wearing Groucho glasses on the Roseanne refrigerator. But you've kind of got to deny that, right? For one thing, A-list celebrities can't very well go around telling people about all the borderline-sexual harassment pranks they pull. (What would your mother's friend's sister think?) But more importantly, copping to pranks isn't the rakish way to go.
But, okay, sure, he denies it. Officially, it never happened. But really, what's more likely: that Roseanne Barr is confirming a not-at-all-unbelievable-and-possibly-slanderous story about a former co-worker, or that George Clooney is just as impish as we always assumed he was? Ultimately, that's up to you to decide.
(by Dennis DiClaudio)