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Originally posted 02/01/2012 06:00AM
Dinner and dancing – that's what was on the agenda for Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren – and they kept interesting company for their date night out. The new parents enjoyed a private meal at Mr. C Beverly Hills along with an eclectic array of people. Joining them: Jeremy Piven, Tara Reid, Elisabetta Canalis and Joe Jonas. According to a source, Jessica and Cash sat next to each other at the restaurant, and everyone at the table was in a great mood. After the invite-only dinner, the whole group headed to The Beverly afterward to continue the party, where the party shared another table – when they weren't hitting the dance floor.
Originally posted 11/14/2011 05:55AM
It was a who's who of Young Hollywood at the opening night bash of Greystone Manor Supperclub (formerly Industry) in L.A. Kellan Lutz, with his newly darkened do partied alongside Joe Jonas. There was also a mini-Dancing with the Stars reunion at the fête, as former contestants Elisabetta Canalis and Lance Bass danced the night away with pros Derek Hough and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. – Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 10/29/2011 12:15PM
Bacio and tell?
Elisabetta Canalis, the Italian TV personality who dated George Clooney for two years until their split last June, offers some surprising details about their relationship in Questo Amore (This Love), a new book by Italian journalist Bruno Vespa.
Praising the Oscar winner, 50, as "the person who valued my feminine side the most" and "also one of the best people I have met from a charitable point of view," Canalis, 33, went on to say, "he has been a special for me, and very important, just as a father would be."
Asked by Vespa to elaborate, she said, "between us there was more of a father-daughter relationship. I was unable to clarify this up 'til now."
Originally posted 10/04/2011 09:00AM
Leaving Dancing with the Stars last week was a big disappointment for Elisabetta Canalis, but this week, she's taking a different cause under her wing.
The Italian TV personality and a friend helped rescue an injured pigeon over the weekend. "@ChoMatic just found a pigeon in the middle of the street," she Tweeted. "A cat bited him ... I'm going to see a vet later to know if he is ok and if he can fly away."
Originally posted 09/28/2011 10:50AM
Elisabetta Canalis may face a language barrier while trying to communicate with her fellow Dancing with the Stars competitors. But when it comes to doing the fancy footwork, George Clooney's ex makes no excuses.
"Maybe dance is not my thing – I'm not going to lie," the Italian actress told PEOPLE backstage after being eliminated Tuesday night. "This show was challenging because I had to learn how to ballroom dance. I've never done it before. I hope to have learned something."
Canalis's pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy stands by his ballroom prótége.
"There are a lot of challenges for everybody," he said. "There were huge challenges for her. We're a proud nation. We're a welcoming nation, but [Americans] have our own idols and our own fan base. This show is about people who have huge fan bases. We can't compete with that."
Originally posted 09/26/2011 10:20PM
Last week, her dancing was lost in translation.
Earning only 15 points, George Clooney's ex, Elisabetta Canalis, had a lot to prove Monday night on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Luckily, she rose to the challenge with a quickstep that delighted the three judges.
"The gears were grinding, the engine was hot [and] the pistols were pumping," Bruno Tonioli said after the Italian TV personality's routine.
Though Len Goodman admitted her dance was "not great," he – and all the judges – acknowledged there was some real improvement this week. In total, Canalis and her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy received 21 points on Monday's show – one of the night's highest scores.
Originally posted 09/20/2011 10:10PM
Elisabetta Canalis previously had luck in the dating department and Ron Artest continues to be one of the most popular basketball players in the NBA – but neither Dancing with the Stars competitor managed to impress in the ballroom during Monday's night's season 13 premiere.
Artest, 31, only scored 14 out of 30 points after completing his cha cha with partner Peta Murgatroyd. Canalis, 33, did fared one point better than Artest with her performance of the same dance with Maksim Chmerkovskiy's brother, Val.
Did one of the first week’s lowest scorers get the boot? Or did another one the DWTS competitors face a surprise elimination?
Originally posted 09/09/2011 06:05PM
Time-stepping to forget? Elisabetta Canalis says she's embracing her role as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars in part to get over her June breakup with George Clooney after their two years together.
"It was a difficult time for me," the model, 32, tells Italy's Chi magazine. "When I lose something I always find a good reason to go forward ... I throw myself into my work. It's the only thing I can cling to."
Noting that she is often attracted to "self-assured men with strong personalities," Canalis, who after the Clooney split was seen with former flame Angelo Vita, says: "I'm a bit of a tomboy, but when it comes to love I am a doormat. I'm looking for men who can give me security."
Originally posted 08/05/2011 11:30AM
They met in 2006 at an Oscars party. George Clooney told her he'd seen her on Dancing with the Stars. The woman, Stacy Keibler, was flattered he knew who she was – and a bit confused.
"It's so funny," she told PEOPLE at the time. "George Clooney came up to me, and he was like, 'You're so great. You should win.' And I said, 'You watch Dancing with the Stars?' "
Now, five years later, the leggy blonde, who is also a former WWE star, is the subject of romance rumors swirling around the recently single, seasoned bachelor.
Clooney, 50, who announced his split from Italian TV host Elisabetta Canalis in June, has been clocking in time with Keibler, 31, a source tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 07/06/2011 12:15PM
Talk about smooth sailing.
Just two weeks after her split from George Clooney was made public, Elisabetta Canalis seemed to be enjoying the high seas – not stuck in troubled water.
With former flame Angelo Vita by her side, the Italian TV host, 32, was spotted partying on a yacht last week off of Italy's Amalfi Coast, near Naples and the Isle of Capri.
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