TRURO - Was George Clooney enjoying a quiet lunch at a Truro restaurant on Wednesday?
Staff at Murphy's Fish & Chips said the Hollywood superstar, who was accompanied by an unidentified woman, dropped in during the afternoon and had a bite to eat.
"He came in during the afternoon and was here about 45 minutes," said restaurant manager Natalie Anderson Camm. "Some of the customers noticed him and watched him but no one wanted to bother him.
"He sat at a table by the window and was very polite. My brother David checked him out and found him very pleasant."
Anderson Camm said that they often have celebrities visit the restaurant but this was the first time Clooney had been in.
"Everyone should be able to come in here and be comfortable," she added. "You never know what people are going through in their own lives."
Rumours of a break up between Clooney and his girlfriend of one year, Stacy Keibler, spread after she appeared alone at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday.
A note written in Murphy's guest book simply read: George Clooney - L.A. USA "Great Fish!"
When contacted by email, Clooney's publicist Stan Rosenfield denied the celebrity had been in Nova Scotia.
"And you don't find it strange that no one else in your entire town saw it," he said. "We see this all the time, and to put it politely, but bluntly, you have been had."
Rosenfield has also been denying rumours of Clooney's break up with Keibler this week.
Clooney, 51, was born in Lexington, Kentucky. He gained star status through his role on the television show ER. This led to major film roles including Syriana, The Descendants, The Ides of March, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Perfect Storm, Up in the Air, Michael Clayton, and Good Night and Good Luck.
Clooney supports organizations working to fight poverty and protect human rights. He is a founder of Not on Our Watch, which provides humanitarian assistance and works towards putting and end to mass atrocities around the world.