(AP) WASHINGTON President Obama says actor George Clooney is a good friend and a good person who is sensitive about protecting that friendship.
Obama says Clooney is low-maintenance and doesn't take advantage of their friendship. He says Clooney keeps his distance so Mr. Obama won't be criticized for hanging out with Hollywood celebrities.
First lady Michelle Obama said of Clooney: "He's cute, too."
In May, Clooneythat raised nearly $15 million. Clooney is scheduled to hold .
Mr. Obama tells "Entertainment Tonight" in an interview airing Monday that he got to know Clooney through Clooney's work on Sudan when Mr. Obama was in the U.S. Senate.