March 16th, 2010
10:09 AM ET

George Clooney's girlfriend lands a gig on American TV

Elisabetta Canalis

George Clooney's girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis will lend some "exotic mystery" to the third season of the TNT drama "Leverage," according to a press release for the show.

Canalis is already a star in Italy from her movie roles and job as a television presenter, and was tapped by "Leverage" executive producer Dean Devlin to play the part of "The Italian."

She'll appear in five episodes of the Robin Hood-esque series, which follows a group of con artists as they get revenge on people who use their power and wealth to victimize people. The new season is set to air this summer on TNT, which is owned by the parent company of CNN.


Filed under: Celebrities • George Clooney • television
March 16th, 2010
09:42 AM ET

Nine minutes in, five guys down on '24'

24: Day 8, 3 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Welcome back Bauerites... Where should we begin? I've got an idea. Let's start nine minutes into this latest episode of "24." As I recall, the nine minute mark is about the time five officers had already been taken down, and I said to myself, "Oh, it is SO ON tonight!"

For those keeping score, five officers down should be somewhere in the neighborhood of this entire season's tally of good guys getting offed. For time's sake, I'll be happy to confirm that stat in a future blog. Stay tuned.

Anyway, readers know I won't hesitate to wax poetic about speaking aloud to myself while watching (don't judge) and normally, that's a sign. If I'm talking to the TV, its either one of two things: either I'm hungry for something good to happen because there's some "dumb time" being taken in the show OR I'm being served a heaping helping of tense, action-packed Bauer-style drama. FULL POST

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