Actress Ellen Barkin stunned guests at a tribute to George Clooney by claiming she has had sex with the movie star. Barkin, who is currently filming OCEAN'S THIRTEEN with Clooney, claims the saucy remark was a joke but it has further fuelled rumours of romance on the film's set. The New York Daily News reports Barkin, who recently divorced billionaire Ron Perelman, told party-goers at the American Cinematheque Award ceremony last Friday (13OCT06), "Yes, I have f**ked George Clooney. "I'm very proud of it actually. If you don't have chemistry with George Clooney, you need to check your pulse." A spokeswoman for the actress plays down her comments, insisting the actress "was just goofing around. It was a roast. She was being funny."