Clooney donates cash to striking writers

George Clooney has opened his wallet for his fellow artists, donating $25,000 to writers hurting from the recent strike. The actor gave the money to the New York-based Actors Fund, which provides emergency relief for workers in the entertainment industry. He said he plans to make periodic donations to the fund and asked other stars to do the same. "My hope is that people who can afford it will take responsibility for this and help out," Clooney said of the deed.