George Clooney on Filming Bill Murray’s Netflix Christmas Special: ‘I Rode in a Sleigh with Miley Cyrus’

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George Clooney on filming Bill Murray’s Netflix Christmas special: “I rode in a sleigh with Miley Cyrus”
During his visit with Letterman last night, Clooney offered details of Murray’s Netflix special, which Sofia Coppola is directing. Clooney said Paul Shaffer “and I just did a Bill Murray Christmas special. I sit on a piano bench with Paul and pretend to sing, which they don’t let me. And I rode in a sleigh with Miley Cyrus being pulled by the Rockettes.”

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