Given how George is fond of an ole lark in the prank department, the following perhaps should be read alongside a grain of salt. You ready? OK, he went to a psychic to see how his dead pig, Max, was getting on in the netherworld.

According to "a source" (which is suspicious in itself), George said: "The psychic told me Max had a great life with me. He is very happy in spirit and still hangs out with me sometimes. I am not sure she was telling the truth but I do want to believe her."

For those who don't remember Max, he was a Vietnamese potbellied pig who weighed around 300lbs. He also lived with the burden of "partial blindness and arthritis." He was probably just faking it though, 'cause George used to bring him along to interviews and let him share his bed… the lucky swine.

Max lived with Clooney for 18 years, making him his "longest-running relationship" to date.