Sources: Dancing With the Stars Casts George Clooney's Ex-Girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis

Italian model will appear in upcoming season, sources confirm

By Kristin Dos Santos Aug 17, 2011 3:35 PMTags
Elisabetta CanalisDominique Charriau/WireImage

This is one way to get over a breakup.

Sources tell me exclusively, George Clooney's ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis has signed on to the upcoming 13th season of Dancing With the Stars.  ABC does not comment on casting rumors, and the new cast will be announced during Bachelor Pad on Aug. 29. However, insiders say the Italian model will be on board.

Elisabetta would be following in the footsteps of Clooney's rumored new girlfriend, Stacy Keibler, who starred in the second season of DWTS. Canalis also would be pulling a Melissa Rycroft, bouncing back from a very public split by shaking her groove thing. 

So who else will be part of the cast?

MORE: Are Snooki and Queen Latifah on board?

We'll find out in less than two weeks, but in the meantime, our E! Online pal Marc Malkin has shot down two other DWTS casting rumors: Jersey Shore star Snooki and Queen Latifah. (Queen Latifah took to Twitter to say it's not true she's joining the cast. And Snooki did the same last night.)

In June, George and Elisabetta called it quits on their two-year romance. Photogs snapped Keibler arriving at Clooney's house earlier this month, but if the two truly are dating, they haven't gone public.

If this casting pans out, we can always hope for an All-Star DWTS someday where Stacy and Elisabetta can square off. Maybe George can sit in at the judges' table? Can you say ABC ratings bonanza?

Season 13 of DWTS will begin Sept. 19 with a two-hour premiere.

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