Clooney Had 'Brutal Night' Drinking with DeVito

George says the pair were "doing shots of limoncello" before Danny's appearance on The View

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In the latest update on Danny DeVito and George Clooney’s carousing night out earlier this week – which resulted in DeVito’s sloshed appearance on Wednesday’s edition of The View – Clooney says when he woke up the next morning he was still reeling from their “brutal night” before.

“When’s the last time you got really drunk?” Matt Lauer asks PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive in a Today show interview set to air Monday. “I mean, stumble down, fall on your face drunk?”

“Um, well … I was with, um, an actor recently,” replies Clooney, 45.

“Big guy, little guy?” Lauer playfully presses.

“Big, big heart,” says Clooney. “We were doing shots of limoncello and that’s all I can really say on the subject” – though, he adds: “All I can remember.”

Continues Lauer: “This was Danny DeVito? Who showed up on The View the next day and just seemed wrecked?”

“Yeah,” Clooney says with a laugh. “I had to do Regis & Kelly the next day and I was pretty hung over as well.”

On The View, DeVito, 62, slurred his words, told rambling stories and at one point sat on Rosie O’Donnell’s lap. After admitting he’d been out with Clooney all night, he said, “I knew it was the last seven limoncellos that was going to get me.”

As for just how much they really imbibed, Clooney tells Lauer: “I got to the point where I was dumping the shots into a plant next to me, and I don’t think … Danny saw me do that.”

When Lauer suggests that it was all “a calculated move” for Clooney to score at the bar with DeVito’s castoffs, the actor counters, “Well, the funniest thing was it was … we were just at a restaurant. It wasn’t like we were out drinking. We were at a restaurant, sitting down, drinking. I was in bed by 11:30 at night and I woke up at 7:00 and I was still drunk.”

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