Don't mess with the Clooninator.

George Clooney says he won't accept the Daily Mail's apology over a story it published saying the mother of Clooney's fiancee Amal Alamuddin doesn't approve of them marrying and her family's religion will cast Alamuddin out as a result.

The normally media-friendly star lashed out at the British publication in an editorial for USA Today earlier this week, prompting the Mail to immediately pull the story from its website and issue an apology -- even though it said the story was not a fabrication.

That's about the strangest thing I've ever seen a newspaper do -- other than hire me.

Anyway, Clooney isn't having it.

In another USA Today piece, published Friday, Clooney writes, "Either they were lying originally or they're lying now." He added, "There is one constant when a person or company is caught doing something wrong. The coverup is always worse."

"They knew ahead of time that they were lying," Clooney writes. "The Mail knew the story in question was false and printed it anyway. What separates this from all of the ridiculous things the Mail makes up is that now, by their own admission, it can be proved to be a lie. In fact, a premeditated lie."

Geez ... he's making me feel bad, and I didn't even write the thing.

He also calls the Mail "the worst kind of tabloid."

Your move, Daily Mail.

Tony Hicks provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Contact him at Facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks or Twitter.com/insertfoot.