During Newsweek’s Oscar roundtable, actor George Clooney shared his experience as a neighbor of Britney Spears the night the troubled pop tart was in a standoff with police after refusing to turn over her son Jayden James in her child custody case. “I just found out about 10 days ago that I must live 300 or 400 yards from Britney Spears,” Clooney said. “And I found out cause I came home at 10 at night and there’s all these helicopters over my house with these lights. I’d gone upstairs, and I came out and I’m in a robe. All of the sudden I see all this sh** going on. I have a guest house where my assistant sometimes is, and I think, someone has broken out of prison and like escaped, because it’s a chase scene. It’s something out of ‘Die Hard’. I get my baseball bat, which is what you always get in every film – I actually think Clive Owen said, ‘Get a baseball bat’ – and I called up my assistant, who I thought was in the guest house, and I said, ‘Are you OK?’ And she’s like, ‘Yes’. And I said, ‘Look, if there’s someone in the place, say the word ‘Stonehenge’.’ And she’s like, ‘What the fu** are you talking about? I’m in my apartment.’ I go, ‘You’re not in the guesthouse?’ ‘No.’ So I’m, like, ‘Well, then, what the fu** is going on?’ And I go out and I’m running around with a baseball bat in my robe. And it turns out it’s Britney Spears’ house is like, 300 yards from mine. So now I have to move.” Video of the comments at thedailybeast.com has since been removed.
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