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Clooney ‘terrible’ singer

George Clooney says his bad singing is a source of constant embarrassment.

The actor is the nephew of famed singer Rosemary Clooney, but he clearly didn’t inherit her gifts.

According to George, his awful vocals have shocked colleagues in the past.

"Here's the thing, when I did O Brother, Where Art Thou? I went into a recording studio and T-Bone Burnett and Joel and Ethan [Coen] assumed that because I was Rosemary's nephew that I would be a great singer, and I kind of assumed that too," he said during an interview on Popcorn With Peter Travers.

"Then we got into the recording studio and I sang Man of Constant Sorrow with all the music playing and I finished and looked up and there's that glass booth with all of them in it and no one would look me in the eye."

George added that when the recording was played back to him, he was horrified. The 52-year-old insisted all evidence of his bad singing be permanently eradicated.

"Then they played it back and it was pretty bad. It was so bad that I made them destroy it,” he admitted.

George also took the opportunity to lay to rest rumours he and Leonardo DiCaprio were feuding. According to the Ocean’s Eleven star, there are no truth to the reports.

"Somebody made it like there was a big fight," he clarified. "I've known Leo a long time and somebody just made that a fight."

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