Clooney: I'm no "misogynistic he-man"

Sharon Stone on seeing "her knight" battle a "real dragon"; report: Affleck used a butt double. Plus: Carmen Electra -- from Rodman to the Dalai Lama.

By Amy Reiter

Published June 13, 2001 4:04PM (EDT)

First the armpit sniffer thing, and now this.

George Clooney would like us all to know that there is no truth to the rumor that he secretly hates women.

"Nothing could be further from the truth," he tells Ananova. "I have created my own family of friends as a kind of support group. But I don't think they come before any relationship I might have. Some people think I am part of this misogynistic he-man club ..."

Or a latter-day, Viagra-free Hugh Hefner. Also, says Clooney, completely untrue.

"I read that my house is this Playboy Mansion, but it is usually just filled with friends and their kids," he says.

I don't suppose his friends happen to be buxom babes named Sandy, Brandy and Candy ...

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Her (limping) hero!

"He was so brave. In the 21st century, a woman doesn't often see her knight fend off a real dragon."

-- Sharon Stone on her husband Phil Bronstein's struggle with the Komodo dragon that attacked and severed a few tendons in his toe during a Stone-arranged, private VIP tour of the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday, in the New York Daily News.

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Butt nothing!

Does Ben Affleck have something to be ashamed of?

The actor reportedly used a butt double for that scene in "Pearl Harbor" in which Kate Beckinsale's character gives him a shot in the booty.

And no one was more disappointed about Ben's no-show behind than Beckinsale's stand-in, Breezy Dawn Douglas.

"I was looking forward to getting my hands on Ben, but it wasn't to be," Douglas lamented to the Internet Movie Database.

She was, you might say, truly bummed.

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God's gift

"It wasn't written by me. It was written by God."

-- Mel Brooks on divine inspiration and the plot for "The Producers," in USA Today. (Don't tell me he credits the big guy with "Blazing Saddles," too ... )

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Private dancers

Speaking of celebrity booties ...

Jennifer Lopez has apparently had her press rep pooh-pooh rumors that she's knocked up with boyfriend Cris Judd's child. But as to those tabloid rumors that Lopez and Judd are fixing to get hitched non-shotgun-style, the singer/actress's rep is taking a decidedly more neutral stance.

"I have no comment on her private life," her publicist, Alan Nierob, told USA Today.

Easy, Puff ...

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Carmen chameleon

Dennis Rodman may be passing the time since his breakup with Carmen Electra by constantly throwing loud parties and pissing off his neighbors. But his ex has taken a different -- far quieter -- tack.

"At one point, it was all about going out -- everything had to be over the top," the actress tells Mademoiselle magazine. "That was an empty place to be."

Now, she says, "it's all about balance. I like to stay at home on Friday nights and listen to 'The Art of Happiness' by the Dalai Lama."

Goodbye, Dennis; Hello, Dalai?

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