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Week in Review: George Clooney Gets Candid About Sex

Also: Rolling Stones plan jam session, Bradford Cox opens up about his nervous breakdown and more

November 11, 2011 3:10 PM ET
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George Clooney on the cover of Rolling Stone #1144
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George Clooney is the kind of movie star who can seem too perfect to be real, but in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, on stands and available through Rolling Stone All Access on November 11th, the actor and director reveals that he's actually a pretty ordinary guy despite his looks, success, charm and fame. Well, sorta. In an interview with contributing editor Erik Hedegaard, Clooney is candid about sex, his struggle to control his temper and his passion for politics.

Photos: George Clooney Cover Shoot Extras
We also went behind the scenes of the forthcoming posthumous Amy Winehouse album and learned about the Rolling Stones' plans to rehearse in London. We listened as Atlas Sound and Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox opened up about his recent nervous breakdown, and we talked to Slash and Nils Lofgren about their latest albums.

Photos: Michael Fassbender Becomes a Star
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also checked out Slayer and Danzig at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas and hot live shows by Bruce Springsteen, Frank Ocean and Skylar Grey. Childish Gambino and Taio Cruz performed in our studio, and we went track-by-track with the new Drake album Take Care, analyzed this week's pop charts, looked back on this week in rock history and, as always, reviewed all the week's biggest releases.

Photos: Stars' First Time on the Cover
On the pop culture front, Peter Travers panned Adam Sandler's unfunny new movie Jack and Jill, Kirsten Dunst chatted with us about The Bachelor, vampires and R.E.M. and we recapped the latest episodes of Glee, The Walking Dead, The X Factor, The Sing-Off  and Boardwalk Empire.

Photos: Random Notes
We also posted the results of our last Weekend Rock Question: What is the best dance song ever? Our question for you this week is: What is the worst song of the Sixties? You can answer on our website, at facebook.com/rollingstone, or on Twitter using the #weekendrock hashtag.

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