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TV Casting: Clooney's Girlfriend Finds 'Leverage'; Brooke Burke to Dance Again?

by Andrew Scott, posted Feb 18th 2010 12:45PM
Elisabetta CanalisElisabetta Canalis, better known as George Clooney's current girlfriend, is reportedly in talks to play a "mysterious international secret agent" on season 3 of TNT's hit drama 'Leverage.' Clooney reportedly put her in touch with friend and guest star Richard Kind, who then connected her with the show's producers. Further proof that it pays to be George Clooney's girlfriend. [US Mag]

More casting news after the jump.
Elisabetta CanalisElisabetta Canalis, better known as George Clooney's current girlfriend, is reportedly in talks to play a "mysterious international secret agent" on season 3 of TNT's hit drama 'Leverage.' Clooney reportedly put her in touch with friend and guest star Richard Kind, who then connected her with the show's producers. Further proof that it pays to be George Clooney's girlfriend. [US Mag]

Brooke BurkeBrooke Burke is rumored to be up for Samantha Harris' vacated seat on 'Dancing With the Stars.' Burke herself confirmed the report via Twitter, saying, "I am screen testing next week for the job, fingers crossed!" Other potential candidates include Vanessa Minnillo and another 'Dancing' finalist: Melissa Rycroft of 'The Bachelor' fame. Burke, of course, won the competition during season 7. [Access Hollywood]

Teresa Guidice'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' is in for a big reality check. Next week, the popular game show will feature members from the casts of Bravo's 'Real Housewives' franchise, including Teresa Giudice ('New Jersey'), Jill Zarin ('New York City') and Kandi Burruss ('Atlanta'). The stars will team with a real-life housewife for a go at $1 million, with reunion host (and Bravo exec) Andy Cohen acting as the "Ask the Expert" lifeline. Look for such hard-hitting questions as, you know, "Who is Big Papa?" [TV Guide]

Donald FaisonCBS is betting on Donald Faison. The former 'Scrubs' co-star has joined the upcoming pilot 'The Odds,' a buddy comedy about the Las Vegas police force. In it, Faison will play Tyler, a homicide detective who is put in charge after his co-worker, Wade (Sullivan Stapleton), gets demoted. No word get on a premiere date. [Hollywood Reporter]

Courtney Thorne-SmithCourtney Thorne-Smith ('According to Jim') will steal Jon Cryer's heart on an upcoming guest stint on 'Two and a Half Men.' Thorne-Smith will play Alan's new love interest on the series, described as a "deeply neurotic" divorcee who has a 16-year-old kid of her own. Yeah, good luck with that, Alan. [Hollywood Reporter]

Quinton AaronMore guest starts have lined up for 'Law and Order: SVU.' According to reports, the March 24 episode will play host to singer Jill Scott and Quinton Aaron of 'The Blind Side' fame. The duo will play mother and son who hit the unit's radar when Scott's sister (Lisa Arrindell Anderson) is raped. [TV Guide]

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