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The Word: Time to play 'Hollywood's Next Most Eligible Bachelor'

U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

George Clooney went and got himself hitched this weekend, so that means one thing: We need to hurry up and find Hollywood's Next Most Eligible Bachelor. It's a tough act to follow, to be sure, but someone out there has to be at least nearly as adept at being rakish and charming, looking great in a tux and squiring an unyielding stream of enviable girlfriends while avoiding talk of marriage. So, ladies, who is the new reigning king of single Hollywood? The smart money is on the ever-debonair Comedy Store heir Pauley Shore, who oozes confidence and sophistication. But Shore has some serious competition in A-list gala circuit fixture David Spade. But my money is on Ryan Seacrest. Is that guy ever going to meet the right girl and settle down?

All joking aside, the real answer is noted environmentalist, serious actor type and serial model defiler Leonardo DiCaprio — which is a bit awkward, since Clooney isn't such a fan of the "Great Gatsby" star. I'm sure he would've much preferred Shore, but hey, that's not up to him. Enjoy the honeymoon, George!

OK, maybe we spoke too soon on that whole "most eligible" thing. OK, maybe we spoke too soon on that whole "most eligible" thing.

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