One of Manhattan’s most expensive and exclusive eateries, Kappo Masa serves sushi to the city’s power players. When George Clooney and Amal Clooney recently visited, the newlyweds cemented their status as two of the city’s — and the country’s — top movers and shakers.
“He got takeout from the restaurant — they don’t do that here!” marvels one waitress. “We’re not the kind of place to do togo orders, but when you’re George Clooney, I guess there are exceptions!”
George and Amal in September 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
That’s just one example of how George and Amal have thrown their weight around since their September wedding. George met with Democratic strategists about running for office, and the activist pair — he’s campaigned against genocide in Darfur; she’s represented Wikileaker Julian Assange — dined with a Supreme Court judge.
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“They are undisputedly a power couple,” says a friend. “They’re the toast of the town wherever they go.”
Lately, they’ve been taking Manhattan by media storm. George has been shooting the Wall Street satire 'Money Monster' with co-star Julia Roberts and director Jodie Foster, while his legal-scholar wife has been teaching a human rights course at the prestigious Columbia Law School.
In addition to the Big Apple, they’ve made headlines in many other hot spots. “They’ve been living a whirlwind lifestyle,” says the friend. “They’ve spent time in Mexico, Italy, and LA, but they’ve managed to be together.”
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