Elisabetta Canalis is papped in Berlin with Mehcad Brooks: give us a break?

Elisabetta Canalis is still dating former True Blood hottie Mehcad Brooks, 31. I could have sworn that their first date earlier this month was some publicist-arranged outing to help her save face after she got voted off DWTS, and it very well may have been. They’re still enjoying each other’s company or are contracted out for some meager tabloid space though, because they’ve been seen out yet again. She could do a lot worse. I like that she’s going for hot and relatively unknown this time. The dude is doing well for himself and is starring on USA’s “Necessary Roughness,” but it’s not like he’s exceptionally rich or famous.

Anyway these two were in Berlin. I’m in the states now but I lived in Berlin for about four years and I was there all summer. They did the tourist thing in Mitte, and they were photographed by someone they undoubtedly called ahead of time, because no one would even know who they are in Berlin or particularly care. Elisabetta is still trying to be famous, and again at least she is with a guy who is either also using her to be famous too and/or genuinely likes being around her. You would expect her to go for another bigwig.

As I mentioned before, my opinion of Brooks (who we did feature on HGF like three times, I know some of you will ask!) has diminished after this news. BUT he does look happy with Elisabetta, and he looks just as thrilled to get papped as she is. They look like a real couple. What is he doing with his hand in her face though? He’s like going “pow! hahah!” It’s weird.

Would she take Clooney back in a heartbeat though? Probably, although she may realize that ship has passed. She’s not waiting around for him, and she sure wants us to know it.






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  1. RobN says:

    I don’t think either one is that good an actor; they may actually be happy together.

  2. Toot says:

    They look more like a couple than her and George did.

  3. Kit says:

    He’s younger and definitely better looking than George, so good for her.

  4. European citizen says:

    Finally she can walk with someone as many couples do….I like them!

  5. cc says:

    i would pick Mehcad Brooks over George C. any day of the week.

  6. Rita says:

    Maybe he’ll take her to the Pergamon Museum. Really cool.

  7. Pyewacket says:

    It always amazes me how quickly celebs (pseudos as well) move on after a long term relationship.

    Are people so incapable of being alone, they have to immediately run out and find another person?

  8. Celebitchy says:

    @Rita that’s where they went!

  9. S_____ says:

    He is wicked, wicked hot. She’s already “big” in Italy, so why not just enjoy the hot dude?

  10. Redd says:

    Down the toilet, that’s where my feelings for Mr. Brooks went. As for her, I would consider him an upgrade from Clooney.

  11. Eleonor says:

    Ok I want her coat, and her purse.

  12. @Redd says:

    And I would consider Stacy a downgrade for George.
    Anyway, nobody knows him in most European countries, so I guess this is not stagedfrom her part. She would have Italian Papz coverage anyway, with or without him.

  13. Rita says:


    I love the Pergamon.

    I didn’t see it in the write-up and I’m afraid to click on the links because I don’t want to appear disloyal to this site. Your sources are everywhere.

  14. Quest says:

    Good for her.

  15. Jayna says:

    Heartbreak is hard. She looks happy. Good for her. But she is living here trying to get a career in the States. It isn’t going to happen.

  16. spinner says:

    meh…I don’t think he is particularly attractive & she’s no better. This is a definite down-grade from Clooney.

  17. nan says:

    A definite step up from Clooney!

  18. Jenn says:

    I don’t know this guy, but he is good looking. If Clooney can move on fast with a smiling chesire cat, then this woman can move on too..with what appears to be something of a step up. He might not get her on Dancing with the stars, but he at least looks happy and not forced.

    Clooney is better off alone or with his parents than Keibler, but he is too insecure to be on the carpet alone. Too bad.

  19. Sumodo1 says:

    He was a huge part of True Blood and is a working actor. Maybe he’s a good influence on her? I mean, she’s not getting any younger and needs to work now (yes, I know that was sexist and ageist, but c’mon. She was Clooney’s armpiece).

  20. WhiteNoise says:

    She looks great, and much happier.

    And yes, a definite upgrade.

    Clooney’s beginning to reek of desperate.

  21. ohdear says:

    Well, he’s cute… very cute, much better than Georgie boy. Sure they look happy but aren’t they acting for the paps a bit? She’s there to support her friend Cavalli but I don’t think they would be followed there by the paparazzi unless they called them…

  22. kibbles says:

    He seems like a nicer boyfriend than George Clooney. I have never understood Clooney’s appeal. And now that he’s old and has proven himself to be rotten at intimacy, why would any woman continue to fawn over him? So what if Mehcad isn’t a big star like Clooney? What matters is that he and Canalis are happy and having fun. I feel like all of Clooney’s women are too concerned with pleasing him and looking good for the cameras to ever let loose and just be happy.

  23. gee says:

    They work well together.. I actually really like them as a couple.

  24. lambchops says:

    @pyewacket, I totally agree! Don’t people have emotions in these celeb relationships? They break up and are immediately move on.

  25. Victoria says:

    his look bothers me. that scarf thing makes him look douchey.

  26. Scarlet Vixen says:

    I don’t see any chemistry with these two–it just looks like a couple friends shooting the sh*t together.

    I hated his character on True Blood, btw. I thought he acting was terrible, and all his character did was whine about how sucky his life was.

  27. Cali says:

    Meh and this looks Oh So Staged, I guess she had to do something since Stacy Kebler Elves is staring down Geroge in every photo…

  28. Wildone says:

    This reek of photo op to me it all about look at me George I’m happy too LOOK AT ME and I also not seeing any chemistry they just looks like friends hanging out together.

    As for the guy NOT cute at all so I say down grade from Clooney.

  29. Eleonor says:

    Even if everything is staged they seem to have fun, they are nearly the same age, and they look more natural. It’s an improvement.

  30. LucyOriginal says:

    it’s with a broken heart that I say this: it’s an upgrade from Clooney.

  31. Layla says:

    Well, I don’t give a crap about Elisabetta, but she comes across as nice and down-to-earth, at least in Italian interviews :-)
    Before Clooney she only had a couple of relationships: with an italian soccer player, and it lasted 5 years or more (he’s now with an Eli lookalike) and then with a black soccer player from Brasil. So I’d say she’s a keeper, and she’s into dark-skinned, athletic guys.
    Good for her!

  32. Camille says:

    After looking at these pics I am getting a ‘just friends’ vibe from them.

  33. Julie says:

    Sorry, but I don’t need a break from her. I think I like her. Give me a break from the real cheap famewhores, the cat family, Lilo, etc.

  34. musicalphi says:

    ‘they were photographed by someone they undoubtedly called ahead of time, because no one would even know who they are in Berlin or particularly care’: my thoughts exactly. i used to live in berlin for 3-4 years – no way this isn’t staged.

  35. ZenB!tch says:

    Not my type but neither is Clooney. Her highlights are looking raggedy.

  36. gg says:

    Wow, he’s Cute! they look happy. He walks like a giant clod though, judging from these pictures.

  37. laylajane says:

    Totally, this is 2 gay dudes hanging out trading war stories. Brooks is a cutie pie but my gaydar went off from these pictures.

    Funny, I never noticed it when I watched Necessary Roughness ( I can’t wait for that to come back on:-)

  38. Playlist says:

    Like Clooney, Brooks is rumored to be gay. She is once again playing the beard. The photo op is so staged, but at least these two look like they enjoy hanging out together.

  39. MellaYella says:

    They look like friends, not a couple to me.He looks like he plays for the other team just saying. I have many gay friends

  40. lelo says:

    i don’t see his affection for her at allllllllll he will dump her very soon!

  41. Got it says:

    C’mon they look cute together . I don’t understand why everyone hates her . She looks like she’s having fun . Of course they called the paps ! Maybe he’s into publicity as much as she is . Nevertheless its way cool to see people having a good time . It looks natural ( even though they knew they were being photographed ) . I love all the photos of her with her ass hanging out of her bathing suit . She totally cracks me up . He’s cute and closer to her age ! I wish her happiness .

  42. Misspdx says:

    I second the gaydar!

  43. Aqua says:

    Don’t know if they are more than just good friends of not but IF they are,good for them!If George can walk with Stacy on the Red Carpet for the whole world to see. Knowing that everyone will see them and talk about them than Elisabetta has every right to move on with her life as well.

  44. crtb says:

    She looks more relaxed and she is having a real relationship either with a friend or a boyfriend. Good for her! It must have been devastating to break up with George and have him bounce back with Stacy so soon afterward. So who cares if it is staged. Let George see that her life has moved on also.

  45. Arrow says:

    I will third the Gaydar stance. Something about his mannerisms seem to be a bit suspicious. They don’t come across as a couple, more like I’m hanging out with my best “gay”! He’s very handsome though…hell who knows maybe he’s just metrosexual. One can only hope that I have a chance. In my opinion too many men these days display questionable behavior.

  46. Elm says:

    Exactly CB: Give us a break!

  47. nrr says:

    he looks gay, she looks like a guy

  48. retyah says:

    I loooooove him and actually think he is a great actor (true blood anyone?)

    I have to agree with others those… always got a gay vibe from him, even just watching him acting.

  49. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Elizabettas coat is beautiful and this dude is way hotter than George Clooney.

  50. april says:

    Elisabetta looks great. She knows how to dress well, unlike Stacey. To me, these two look like just friends.

  51. RobN says:

    Gaydar is crap.

  52. wresa says:

    I for one “like” her, as much as you can like a random stranger whom you’ve never even seen act, lol. I thought she and George made a good-looking couple (fake or not) and it’s his loss, surprisingly.

  53. LuckyLilGem says:

    They look like good friends hanging out rather than dating. Body language…they’re walking so apart from each other. They’re not touching in any of the photos.

  54. ann says:

    Good for her. I hope they work out.
    Anybody that goes on Dancing with the Stars has guts, d lister or not. He’s very good looking but the scarf is too feminine. Maybe that’s why the gay comments?

  55. samab says:

    the coat!is the most interesting thing about this post…

  56. Sunnyjyl says:

    He’s kind of goofy hot. I like him.

  57. monette says:

    I’m dying to go to Berlin and I’ve been pinning for an army coat since last winter, but I have 2 perfectly good coats already and army coats hey are very expensive. :(

  58. Lorenzo says:

    Great pics, is she drunk or high on crack?

  59. elm says:

    Seems Eli has moved on and got a book out to dish the dirt on her time with Clooney … apparently both have moved on – so good for them – I won’t be reading the book … not that interested in her


  60. Incognita says:

    Mehcad is sexy. I remember seeing pics of him competing in a triathlon a year or so ago and needing some smelling salts to recover. He looked like sexual chocolate right here:


  61. KLO says:

    Good for her.