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Crowe’s latest shot at Clooney a little dated

The George Clooney/Russell Crowe feud continues, but Crowe might want to double check his calendar before letting any more missives fly.
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The George Clooney/Russell Crowe feud continues.

First Crowe blasted Clooney — and some other actors — who appear in commercials. Clooney then tweaked Crowe for playing in a band. Now Crowe is shooting back, but some think it looks like a misfire.

“George is a dilettante,” Crowe was quoted in the London Sun. “Check the facts, I think I was playing in a band before George was born.”

That would mean that Crowe was playing in a band years before he was born. According to several celebrity biography sites, Clooney was born before Crowe. Clooney’s birth date is May 6, 1961; Crowe’s is April 7, 1964.

Crowe’s rep didn’t respond to requests for an explanation.

Simmons' mixed message?

Russell Simmons attends the Jennifer Lopez fashion show, Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, in New York. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)Diane Bondareff / AP

Does Russell Simmons practice what he preaches?

The hip-hop mogul is getting some flak from a top Jewish organization for condemning anti-Semitism, while, the group claims, acting as an apologist for Nation of Islam leader the Reverend Louis Farrakhan, who has been accused of anti-Semitism.

The “I am a Jew” public service announces feature celebs such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Beyonce Knowles; it is sponsored by the Foundation of Ethic Understanding, which Simmons heads up.

“According to the ADL, Simmons repeatedly has ‘made apologies for’ Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader with a history of anti-Semitic comments,” according to the Jewish Telegraph Agency, which quoted a statement from ADL national director Abram Foxman, saying, “It is hypocritical for Mr. Simmons to lead a charge against anti-Semitism while failing to denounce manifestations of anti-Jewish hatred within his own community.”

Simmons’s rep didn’t return calls for comment, but an associate of his told the Scoop, “File this under no good dead goes unpunished.”

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