Celebrity News Round-Up: Katie Holmes, George Clooney and Bubba Smith

Tuesday night on the Tonight Show Katie Holmes admitted to Jay Leno that she’s afraid of raccoons.  “I’m really scared of raccoons,” she said.  “I was recently sitting outside, and this raccoon comes right up, and I’m expecting it to be more afraid of me. I’m staring at it and it’s staring right back like he’s going to kick my butt! I didn’t know what to do so I just stood up and I barked at him, and then he ran away.” Now if only Tom Cruise had been standing by recording her performance she could have won one of those funniest video awards.  (People)

When George Clooney broke up with Elisabetta Canalis in June, many people wondered who would the next lucky girl on his arm.  WENN is reporting that former WWE wrestler and Dancing with the Stars performer Stacy Keibler is that girl.  Keibler recently flew to Clooney’s Italian retreat off of Lake Como, and tweeted about it.    “I’m in heaven,” she said on Twitter.  A mutual friend set the pair up.  (WENN)

Former NFL footballer and actor Bubba Smith passed away at the age of 66.  He played professional football for 9 years, before giving a try at acting.  His most notable role was as Moses Hightower in the Police Academy movies, but he also appeared in such television series as Good Times, Charlie’s Angels and Half Nelson.   He was also in a series of Miller Lite commercials featuring retired players.  (Yahoo)

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