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Holiday romance for George Clooney as he whisks Italian beauty to Lake Como retreat

July 29, 2009
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There is some difficult news for George Clooney's many female admirers. Hollywood's most desirable bachelor has been spotted spending time with a striking Italian TV presenter, sparking reports he is no longer on the market.

Continuing his liking for brunettes – former flames include British model Lisa Snowdon and cocktail waitress Sarah Larson – the actor reportedly whisked Elisabetta Canalis back to his home in Lake Como, just days after they were introduced by friends.  

After a dinner date in an exclusive restaurant in the romantic city of Rome last week, the couple were spotted driving around Laglio, near George's holiday villa, taking in the beautiful scenery from the back of the Ocean's Thirteen actor's motorbike. And on Sunday evening they enjoyed another dinner together in Milan.

So just who is the lucky lady who has caught George's eye? Thirty-year-old Sardinian model Elisabetta became the host of MTV Italy Total Request Live show in May this year and is a pin-up girl in her native country. 

With an interest in acting, she has also had minor parts in two films – Deuce Bigalow: European Gigalow and Virgin Territory starring Mischa Barton and Hayden Christensen. 

Elisabetta will have plenty of time to continue her fledgling relationship with the hunky actor as work will keep him in Europe for some time yet. The Kentucky-born star will remain in Italy over the next few months while he shoots scenes for his upcoming thriller A Very Private Gentleman, in which he plays an assassin who hides out in an idyllic Italian town before carrying out his final assignment.

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