The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. George Clooney in a suit outdoors at a red carpet event.

    Famous Demands Make Neighbors Bristle

    Celebrities on the block may boost property values, but neighbors to J.K. Rowling and George Clooney are also seeing a downside. The Harry Potter author has caused traffic jams in Edinburgh for days with temporary lights set up to help workers trim 30-foot hedges surrounding her complex. The actor, meanwhile, wants to install 18 cameras around his British home, eight on tall poles, sparking privacy concerns from the local government. Rowling’s neighbors wonder how long the “chaos” will continue, while Clooney hopes the district council sees things his way.

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