The Beltway went bonkers for Bono and George Clooney.
Before Clooney, U2 and others were celebrated at the 2022 Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday night, CAA big Bryan Lourd and his husband Bruce Bozzi celebrated Lourd’s longtime client Clooney, as well as U2 lead singer Bono at a private dinner in Washington, DC, on Friday to kick off the weekend, we hear.
Spotted at power spot Café Milano were George and Amal Clooney, plus Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, as well as Vice President Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff, Clooney’s parents Nick and Nina Clooney and Honors creator George Stevens Jr.
Also in the starry mix was makeup mogul Charlotte Tilbury, CBS Entertainment CEO George Cheeks and close Clooney pal and former MTV VJ Karen “Duff” Duffy, spies said.
A witness told us, “The VP spoke about the role of artists and their importance in our culture and history” at the eatery.
There was also an Artist’s Dinner held to celebrate this year’s honorees on Saturday night.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden attended the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony, where honorees also included Amy Grant, Gladys Knight and Tania León.
Stars such as Brandi Carlile, Katie Couric, Sheryl Crow and more walked the red carpet.
At the main event, Clooney’s “Ticket to Paradise” Julia Roberts took the tribute to the star to the next level by wearing a dress printed with images of longtime friend, Page Six Style reported.
The ballgown featured gold frames around snaps of Clooney, 61, throughout the years — including pics of the star sporting scrubs for his role on “ER” in the early ’90s and one as the handyman on the classic sitcom “The Facts of Life.”
CAA co-chairman Lourd is an emeritus trustee of the Kennedy Center.
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