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BOOM Begs for Attention

An ad in today's Variety begs for Brad Pitt and George Clooney to save the Boom Boom Room, a Laguna Beach gay bar and hotel which Beverly Hills-based billionaire Steven Udvar-Hazy put up for sale. According to Defamer, it was reported back (and denied by the actors' reps) in 2005 that Pitt and Clooney had co-invested in the bar. Anyway, Curbed called the number listed and spoke to Fred Karger, the man who paid for the ad. "I am just a concerned citizen," Karger tells us. "I have been a customer there since the late 70s." A Laguna Beach resident, Karger says he hopes someone will buy the famous landmark and continue running it as a gay club. Karger paid $1,700 for the ad and says he's been getting media phone calls from around the world all day.
· Brad And George Get Another Shot At Purchasing The Gay-Owned Business Of Their Dreams [Defamer]
· Laguna's Gays Booted By Billionaire [Curbed LA]