George Clooney's Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis has landed a spot on a US TV show.
The presenter will get to show off her acting talents in five episodes of the TNT drama Leverage - about con artists who exact revenge on people who use wealth and power to victimise others - when the show begins its third season this summer.
According to People magazine, she will play a mysterious woman known as 'the Italian'.
Canalis, 31, who's been dating George, 48, since last summer, is a popular TV presenter and actress in her native Italy. She made her debut 10 years ago on the satirical daily news show, Striscia la Notizia.
By Ruth Doherty