June 3rd, 2010
02:13 PM ET

Clooney's girlfriend has slight Tweet-tastrophe

Ah, La Dolce Tweeta!

Italian model/actress Elisabetta Canalis - a.k.a. George Clooney's girlfriend - has found herself in hot water over claims that she insulted Jennifer Aniston on Twitter. The offending remark? That ragged rocker Iggy Pop looks like Jennifer Aniston.

An upset Canalis, however, said it was all a misunderstanding. "I JUST READ ON GOOGLE That I TWEETED something bad about J Aniston, let me be clear, it's a complete LIE, I would never do that!!" she tweeted on Tuesday.

The truth, Canalis said, is that on Monday she accidentally re-tweeted someone else's remark written in Italian about the resemblance.

After learning that the comment was attributed to her and after cooking fish filets and coconut rice (as she mentions on Twitter) - Canalis went back online to clear the air, explaining that she was new to tweeting and was not sure what "retweet" meant. Later, she added, "Unbelievable. Try to think if I would have really said that."

Clearly, Canalis wants to make it known that she has no problems with Aniston. Inviting her for a week-long getaway to Clooney's Lake Como villa certainly couldn't hurt.

soundoff (105 Responses)
  1. Peter

    I agree with Steve.
    Don't care so there!
    Now lets see how many more idiots get bent out of shape by the idea of someone who doesn't care still caring enough to say that he does not care. In any case, I dont.care if nobody gets upset by the idea that I don't care, or do I? I'm confused! Does anyone care bout that?
    What if Steve is confused too? Does nobody care bout Steve? What if all of your nasty uncaring responses to his comment pushed this sensitive and perhaps confused person over the edge? does anyone even care? why is the world so full of cruelty?
    And what is the true meaning of life?
    Come to think of it it hurts too much to care, so I dont.

    June 25, 2010 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sz

    So she retweeted but she didn't tweet. Is there a difference? It is still offensive...you should stick to your day job being GC's arm candy and leave the real actress/model alone. She has more class (no tatoos) and beauty than you hope to have.

    June 6, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katrina

      Exactly, there is no difference between tweeting or retweeting something that is offensive either way. If George would stop thinking with his small head and start using his big head maybe he could find a decent, talented, attractive person to settle down with.

      June 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. anonymous

    She must be dumber than a bag of hammers. It's obvious that she's lying, since she has been retweeting things since she first started using Twitter. And no, it was not a planned publicity stunt, since a real apology would have been made if that were the case. She tried to get some publicity out of it but is too arrogant and stupid to even do that well. As it stands now, everyone knows she intentionally retweeted the comment and is now lying about it. She has even tried to blame Twitter. She's done everything except take responsibility.

    June 5, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Alex

    Who cares?

    June 5, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. debra

    Well....I do see the resemblence to Elisabetha and a Jacka$$....should i tweet that? You don't forward crap like than unless you find it funny or true...passing it on implies tacit approval at some level....

    June 4, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. j

    BFD; i think you are absolutely right. She's got some kind of hold on him but no one knows what it is. she is totally bad PR for him but he still puts up with it. why is that?

    June 4, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. MRose

    This is not the "ME" generation, it's the "LOOK AT ME" generation. When did it become reasonable or valuable or critical that someone's every mood and move be published for the world, or their personal world, to know? Tweeting is ridiculous. Put down the electronic device and start connecting with people on a personal, real way...I guess that would have to include me, as well, since I felt compelled to share my reaction/opinion in this comment streem. As the kids used to say, MY BAD or in grown-up speak, pardon me.

    June 4, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. laura

    "Loose lips,sink ships".......Peace

    June 4, 2010 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. infosurgent

    I find it interesting that normal, everyday people, with normal, everyday lives would find it so interesting to watch the lives of people who are just caricatures of those that came before them. How long have the masses been watching celebs lives obsessively just to get the tiniest info about who they are sleeping with, or what restaurant they ate at with whom, or who did they insult, but oh not really, someone else insulted her. They have been doing it at least since the late '20s. Why? Because it interests them to watch others make bad relationship choices and constantly relapse? No, because something is lacking within their lives, within themselves. It can only be filled by living vicariously through the lives of others. Who better than those society considers beautiful, rich, blessed with talent. Everyone screaming your name, wanting to be near you, just wanting you to notice them. The people here that have gotten so riled up because some have posted negative comments about the need for constant celebrity reportage have been insulted. By tearing down their personal heroes, you tear them down. I say all that to say that I agree with those who find this article to be drivel. I occasionally read this section just to put a story to the sometimes strange taglines CNN uses. In this case it shows me that nothing will ever really change about this sort of thing. There are many people all over the world with empty lives to fill, without celebrities these people would have no one to live through. That would be painful to see I'm sure.

    June 3, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Abna

    Truly a tweet from a non celeb is hardly news worthy. it's like when that guy who was dating Jen, said things on twitter yahoo...if she said "jenn has crabs and herpes", that would be a good read. . is this what we have come to? twitter and facebook running our lives. plus this Italian babe.....she's a man, bay-bay oh yeah. when...who are we talking about again... let me scroll up and look.. ah yeah CLooonie...when he goes for a ride he likes to drive a MAN TRAN if you know what i am saying.......5 speed all the way

    June 3, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. John

    I want to puddle something on her cleff chin..lol

    June 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katrina

      I was just thinking how unattractive that cleff chin really is, lol plz puddle it up.

      June 7, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. HighCountry

    If that is what it takes to get an invite to George's beautiful home I would be tempted...

    June 3, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. red

    George Clooney is mucho attracted to this woman because of her brains.

    June 3, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sylvie

    I cannot imagine Aniston being invited to the house in Lake Como.. That would not sit well with "the friends" at all, I'm afraid.

    June 3, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. r

    Who is Iggy Pop anyway?

    June 3, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Joe

    I thought Clooney was gay....

    June 3, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  17. gh

    CANALIS IS LIKE A FLY ON TOP A OF COW. SHE THINKS she is bigger than Clooney and the A celebs.

    June 3, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • BFD

      Oh I agree GH!

      to ELY...You Ms. Canalis are at a very important level in life and status because of Mr. Clooney, is there any respect for him at all from you? Because you come across as nothing for him accept using him for your own benefits. I am in shock he puts up with your drama~ and all because of a slight beauty and Italian, that is all. Wow, George is being excruciatingly tolerant with your antics, especially with your dogs on set, and the drama/interruptions. I wonder why he is so tolerant of you? Could there be a manipulation in progress on your end? hmmm

      June 3, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Gary

    Coming this fall: Saturday Night Live, with misical guest Iggy Pop..and your host Jennnnnnnnnifer Annnnnnnnnnnistonnnnnnnnnnn.

    June 3, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  19. COSA?

    this is rubbish, if anyone saw this woman at the Academy Awards, she didnt speak a lick of english, now she's tweeting??!! Yeah right, that apology she twitted was prob written by clooney or something, after he struck her for being pretty but not smart, notice how he tried to keep her shut at the Oscar's?

    June 3, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  20. jesanudderpig

    I want to be the meat in a Canalis-Aniston sandwich.

    June 3, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  21. CocoApo

    Wait.... so she found out that she offended Aniston, and THEN cooked fish and rice prior to apologizing. Wow, Aniston just got "Jim Joyce"-ed.

    June 3, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Mando

    wouldn't that be considered a compliment to iggy?

    June 3, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Jolie>Aniston

    I'm in the mood for coconut rice now.

    June 3, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Wzrd1

    Who cares?
    In WHAT possible, materiel way can her tweets impact reality?

    Two wars in progress.
    Oil hemorrhaging in the gulf.
    Israeli forces acting like pirates.

    What is next?An expose on how the sky is blue is due to a conspiracy?
    How about some reality, people! REALLY, the real world DOES stink, that doesn't mean you fixate on nonsense, you look for solutions to the problems!
    Not pay ridiculous attention to someone's tweets.

    June 3, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • TJ

      You sound like you can save the world man....if I give you my ID will you follow me on Twitter? That way, you will be able to see when I eat, go to bed, crap, get wasted, etc....yes?

      June 3, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • NiceHat

      Apparently you care enough to: a) find the Marquee blog b)read the article c)blather on about how noone cares.


      June 3, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Yeah! For that matter, with all the wars and disasters going on, why are you reading the Entertainment section of CNN? Shouldn't you be in a boat on the gulf scooping up oil, or in a sniper team somewhere in Pakistan staking out Bin Laden? Wait, what? You're sitting in front of a computer reading entertainment new just like the rest of us? Wow, it must be important to you too, then.

      June 3, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth Hurts

      Wzrd1, you're in the wrong section, bub. The worst part of all is, believe it or not (and even though it's indirect) you probably contributed to those US/world problems one way or another. Think of that the next time you go fill your gas, for example.

      June 3, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • BillyBob

      Yes, please keep buying gas and lots of it...makes my bonus bigger and pockets FAT.

      June 3, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth Hurts

      BillyBob, for as long as we do not find alternative energy, you will always have that money in your pocket. We are all guilty.

      June 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • BillyBob

      True. We will have it someday but it will probably be a while.

      June 3, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Leroy

    I would eat Jennifer Anniston's ass ALL freakin night.

    June 3, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  26. bumblB

    Does anybody else think this chick looks like Marisa Tomei?

    June 3, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Miscmetals

      Hey!! Leave Marisa Tomei out of the comparison. She is gorgeous !!!!!!!!!
      With a much better personality.....and what a body.
      Have you seen "THE WRESTLER" ? WOW

      June 3, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Jenny T

    This is digusting. In any other country she would have been beaten. Why do we continue to let Italians do and say whatever they want as though 9/11 never happened?

    June 3, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • thumpr

      Did I miss something? What the hell are you taling about? In what other countries would she be beaten? And what the hell does any of this have to do with 9/11?

      June 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cosa?


      June 3, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Freud

      Jenny T... that is the absolute best response ever. Random, Makes no sense, and like Giuliiani (sp?) brought in 9/11. I am still laughing.

      June 3, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • isee3stars

      Jenny T – Great response. Still laughing...

      June 4, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  28. anj

    Iggy Pop is the best.

    June 3, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Mark

    I this "model" part man? There is no way she is pure woman. George has interesting taste in "women" which may explain why he's never married one.

    June 3, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Carolyn

    She will be history soon. George is too classy to put up with "mouthy" people like that in his life. She may not have said it, but why would anyone retweet something like that?

    June 3, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Amy

    Whats the big deal if the shoe fits?

    June 3, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Jenny

    OMG, Jen. Who cares, get a life.

    June 3, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  33. paige

    do we really care about this? I mean really? do we not have enough going on in the world that we have to worry about what someone tweets and doesn't tweet!?

    June 3, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      Once again, another one of those idiots coming by to say "who cares?" and act as if they're some source of wisdom to the masses...

      Let me start off with this. You don't represent the people who read this article, and you certainly care enough to the extent that you would even have to justify and/or validate your position on a forum. If you truly didn't care, you would not need to announce it to the world just as this person's tweet was shown to the world. Maybe you should hold your tongue (in this case hold your fingers) before you decide to write your comment in a forum in which you claim to NOT CARE about.

      It's the marquee section for a reason. Of course someone of your caliber of intelligence probably doesn't get that... but it was worth a shot.

      June 3, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Comments4u2

      @let's be real: You apparently have a lot of time on your hands to post a worthless diatribe about a worthless other post.

      June 3, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • TVHipster

      "let's be real", I think YOU are missing the point. Betty (and others) are posting to let you and the other snippy, trolling internet sludge out there know that she DOES care! Not about the tweet controversy, per se, but about the fact that everyone ELSE cares about the tweet! It's an alarming trend that, these days, a mis-tweet is considered newsworthy. (Yes, even on the Marquee Blog.) Betty (and others) are simply pointing out their disgust with such a phenomenon! The phenomenon itself is certainly worth commenting on.

      Hopefully someone with YOUR caliber of intelligence gets that. P.S. I had to fight fire with fire, but YOUR condescending comments are indicative of other, more pervasive issues in your life.

      June 3, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      TVHipster, that wasn't my point. My point is that if you TRULY DIDN'T CARE about something you wouldn't give it the time of day. So, with that said, why would you bother telling the world you don't care or that you believe this is a non-issue? Sounds like someone is crying for attention or validation. If you think I'm trolling you obviously haven't read my responses well enough.

      Comments4u2, you apparently have enough time on your hands to post a worthless response to a worthless diatribe about a worthless other post. It's all based on opinions, really. I didn't expect you to agree with me. I believe in the phrase "agree to disagree."

      June 3, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • hahaFUNNY

      You all are useless in my book.

      Comments4u2 pulling out the big words, oh boy. It was probably a diatribe to you because you, like other kids, are too lazy to read. I somewhat agree it was a pointless post because it's not going to change anything, though.

      June 3, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • wise sage

      This would've been avoided had you just left paige to comment. It's obvious paige is an idiot... don't make yourself one, too.

      June 3, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Betty

    ~~That ragged rocker Iggy Pop looks like Jennifer Aniston.~~
    I don't get this...I mean, who on earth would compare the two anyway?
    ...Jennifer is beautiful!

    June 3, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Al

    George, you'e a classy guy. Teach your girlfriend that Twitter is a messaging tool best suited to junior high school girls. And while you're at it, maybe you should ground her from the internet and send her to bed without supper.

    June 3, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  36. lee

    I agree jeni. Steve needs help.

    June 3, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  37. lee

    Read above that's WITHOUT George not with...why would I want George their and Steve? But Fish and rice would be nice.

    June 3, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  38. jeni

    Actually, the posted comments are more interesting than the original article.

    June 3, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  39. lee

    I want to post that she come to my house and cook fish and rice for penance for this outrageous claim she made...naked and with aka George. Steve can't come..literally.

    June 3, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  40. eas

    On the plus side,, Iggy should be flattered

    June 3, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  41. jazz

    Cinefind interesting

    June 3, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  42. brianCNN

    Of course, no one stops to think whether Iggy Pop was insulted.

    June 3, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  43. PDXdeej

    If I insult Aniston will I get an invite to the "Lake Como villa"?

    June 3, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  44. TonyInNYC

    And in all the ruckus, *not one* of the participants has apologized to Iggy Pop, especially Jennifer Aniston, who ripped on his look, right down to the scraggly hair and rutted face.

    June 3, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  45. thehenderson

    what happened to the good ole days when celebs would simply drive around with no underwear...

    June 3, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Jeff

    Spit that water on me and I will never take a shower again.

    June 3, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Duncan Idaho

    I'd hit that.

    June 3, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Dexter

    I miss the Sidekick days, when the only thing celebrities accidentally forwarded were n*de photos of themselves...

    June 3, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Burber

    To all my fans out there, I just took a drink of water. Tweet...

    June 3, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  50. dj

    How does this make news??????????????? Are you all paying attention?

    June 3, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      Apparently, YOU need to pay attention. We are in the MARQUEE BLOGS. If you are expecting something on the BP oil crisis, you obviously haven't been looking in the right place.

      June 3, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  51. scuba steve

    I care steve. I live for this kind of drama, just because you don't worship celebs like the rest of the country doesn't mean you need to badmouth us.

    June 3, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Abigail

    Who cares? But in all fairness I still don't understand half the options now on Twitter and I'm 26. I should be able to figure it out. I didn't get what retweets are, the point, and the purpose of using them - now I do. 🙂

    June 3, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Tess

    I doubt Jennifer Aniston cares one bit what Elisabetta has to say about her. If it wan't for her relationship with Clooney, would this even make news? She'll probably be at the top of the ex-girlfriend heap by next year.

    June 3, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Comments4u2

    This was just one big PR event to get her name out there as Clooney's "girlfriend". He's got quite the PR machine running to try and make us believe he likes the girl. You know what I mean? Nudge. Nudge.

    June 3, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • garc

      I think you are spot on. Has anybody but me ever noticed that when they are together, in every single publicity shot, both look absolutely grim?!

      June 3, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bubba

      What, you mean Clooney sets off your gaydar? Maybe it's just wishful thinking . . .

      June 3, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Comments4u2

      @Bubba, Not by a longshot. Coming from someone named "Bubba" wishful thinking on your part probably involves a goat.

      June 3, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  55. steve

    Why does everyone give a flip about what everone else is doing, or thinks that everyone wants to know what the hell you are up to? WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT THIS CRAP?

    June 3, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      You care Steve. You care.

      June 3, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • KayBeeStew

      Apparently you do, Steve. Why else would you take the time to read this article and post on it?

      June 3, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lara

      I'm curious as to why you're hanging around the entertainment section if you don't care.

      June 3, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      Steve, if you truly didn't care, you wouldn't have the need to validate your "I don't care" position by coming to this page and leaving a comment. You would've just left this article alone and done your own thing.

      June 3, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • TimmieG

      Jimmie, mom called. She told me she saw your comment here and she wants you to be more respectful to women and to behave the way she raised you to behave.

      Your bro,

      June 3, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      Steve, don't try to act like you're not interested. We can see through your act.

      June 3, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry

      I cant believe you Steve. And the crap you put on these sites. We are sick of your interference and expressing your opinion all over the place.

      June 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Craig

      It is truly funny to see how many of you care so much about what Steve thinks (or doesn't think). Who is Steve? Who are any of you? Who am I? Does what any of us have to say make one wit of difference? No, we don't matter, certainly no more than Canalis's Twitter posts do. But we, who matter so much, feel the need to call somebody else (who also does not matter) a "loser" simply because he comments on the ridiculousness of this Twitter-tastrophy as news. Hello! We are ALL losers. Get over it people.

      June 3, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • messiah

      I can't believe that people like Steve have nothing better to do than comment on celeb news stories. very sad.

      June 3, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Messiah

      Speak for yourself Craig. I am not a loser and do not lurk around posting boards like yourself.

      June 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim Shank

      Steve - everyone here hates you. But I love you, I really do.

      June 3, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Craig

      @Messiah...yes, you are a loser and obviously you do lurk around posting on boards. Damn dude, get a freaking life douchbag!

      June 3, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maggie

      Sounds like you do Steve – since you read this article and then commented.

      June 3, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      Craig, you're the d-bag. Where did anyone call Steve a loser? We simply stated that if he truly didn't care he shouldn't even comment. Perhaps you should rethink your commenting before coming out and bashing each person for something he/she didn't say.

      June 3, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Craig

      @let's be real...yes, you are a loser too. why do people care about this tweeting BS anyways?????

      June 3, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth Hurts

      What's wrong, Craig? School's out and you're staying at home calling other people losers? Don't displace the bullying you suffered in school on people who are more focused on news (or non-news) on CNN than your pathetic cry for attention. Isn't your favorite show on right now on Nickelodeon?

      June 3, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Freud

      This back and forth about Steve and our own interaction is so much better than the article itself. I think we all truly like to read the comments more than any of these articles.

      June 3, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Craig

      Why do you have to be so mean to me?? You don't even know me.

      June 3, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • answer to Freud

      Comments cause a buzz because once an idiot says something off-base about other commenters, all the back and forth action commences. It happens when people get annoyed, irritated, or just feel like making their statements known. Most people won't even comment... they'll just read the article and move on. It's always those who just want to leave some love for the article or just want to stir up the pot who comment.

      That last "Craig" is either Craig being sarcastic or a poser... hmm... oh yeah, back to the tweeting issue...

      June 3, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • nells

      TimmieG...hahahahahahahahaha!!! that comment just made my day it so funny!

      June 3, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Sha Right

    "Lord no, I didn't insult her! I was just repeating an insult I found apt."

    June 3, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |

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