They had a good run, but like the string of beautiful brunettes before her, Elisabetta Canalis failed to make famed bachelor George Clooney commit. And now, fresh from the split heard round the world, she’s doing what any newly single girl would: going dancing. And we all get to watch!
E! Online is reporting that the actress and TV personality will be appearing on the next season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Although ABC will not comment on the show’s Fall lineup, the official cast announcement will be released on August 29, and E!’s sources say that Canalis has signed on.
Whether or not she’s actually a “star” is debatable, since Canalis is most famous for her relationship with Clooney. Nevertheless, she has had small parts in films and a hosting gig on Italian TV, and is well-known as an ardent supporter of animal rights who posed nude earlier this year for a PETA anti-fur campaign.
If Canalis does tie on her dancing shoes, she won’t be the first Clooney girlfriend to participate. Former WWE star Stacy Keibler, who took third place on the show in 2006, has reportedly been dating the world’s most eligible bachelor for the past few weeks.
Canalis split from Clooney in June, after two years together. At the time, they released a joint statement, saying, “We are not together anymore. It’s very difficult and very personal, and we hope everyone can respect our privacy.”
The new season of DWTS will premiere on September 19.