Sarah Larson has gone from "It Girl" to George Clooney's ex.
Three weeks after being anointed the "It Girl" on the cover of Harper's Bazaar's June issue, Larson's 11-month romance with Hollywood's leading man is over, according to People magazine.
Was it something she said?
She didn't appear to say anything outlandish in her Harper's Bazaar cover story that appeared to be a deal breaker. The interview was likely conducted two to three months ago.
The actor's rep, Stan Rosenfield, told People, "We do not comment on George's personal life."
She had moved to Las Vegas in 2002 to be closer to her ailing father, who was in Palm Springs. She gave up a $10.50-an-hour job at a homeopathic medical company to work at the Playboy Club and Moon. "It's funny," she told Harper's Bazaar, "you go into cocktailing and you're making a thousand dollars a night."
She met Clooney three or four years ago at his birthday party at Green Valley Ranch. He contacted her by text messaging last June when she was working at Moon nightclub at the Palms and he was in town for the Las Vegas premiere of "Ocean's Thirteen."
They made their public debut at premieres of his "Michael Clayton" film in Venice and Deauville, France. They were in a motorcycle accident last fall in New Jersey. Clooney, 47, flew to Las Vegas to spend Valentine's weekend with Larson, 29, and took her to the Oscars 10 days later.
When I interviewed Larson after her fashion show appearance for Emilio Pucci's spring collection at the Four Seasons Hotel in early April, I asked if Clooney supported her modeling career. She continued to make Las Vegas her home base after switching to modeling.
"Your boyfriend better be," she said, smiling. "If they aren't, you gotta kick 'em in the butt and walk away."
After a year of major changes, they're celebrating at KVBC-TV, Channel 3 after winning 11 of 14 local newscasts in the May sweeps households ratings.
It's heady stuff after a massive staff makeover.
KLAS-TV, Channel 8 won the weekday late news slot, with KVBC second, and KLAS also won the 5 p.m. weekday newscast, edging KVBC by one-tenth of a rating. KLAS also won the Sunday late newscast.
The household Nielsen ratings measure the percentage of TV households watching during that program. The demographic ratings, which come out in June, offer a more detailed view of the audience.
"The bottom line is that we won nearly every local newscast in Las Vegas," said KVBC general manager Lisa Howfield. "That is an exciting and incredible accomplishment in this very competitive news environment."
Las Vegas has more than 700,000 TV households.
In other developments:
Barbara Walters' "The View" is coming to tape in Las Vegas from June 23 through June 27 at Caesars Palace. ... Rob Powers has resigned as communications director at the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation. Cisco Aguilar is filling in on an interim basis. ... Marisa Bilkiss, director of marketing and promotions at Clear Channel's KPLV-FM 93.1 since 2006, is moving to CBS Radio's KKJJ-FM 100.5. ... Local businessman Dane Phillips has purchased Las Vegas Woman magazine.
Sen. John Ensign, taking the wheel Wednesday at the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He was with some supporters. ... At the Big Sleepover at Moon and the Fantasy Suites at the Palms: Jenna Jameson and Tito Ortiz, legendary DJ Tiesto and Dres of the band Black Sheep. ... At the Wet Republic (MGM Grand) on Sunday: Jaime Pressly, pro snowboarder Sean White and NBA star Emeka Okafor. ... Jeff Beacher, on Fox News' Mike & Juliet morning show Tuesday, with a panel of doctors who testified before a Senate committee on human growth hormones. Beacher, who had a serious health scare this winter, has been touring with several of the doctors to warn about the dangerous drugs being used by weight-loss doctors. ... Robin Williams and Bobcat Goldthwait, making a surprise appearance at the Riviera Comedy Club on Friday. Williams also joined Bobby Slayton, an old pal from their early years in comedy in San Francisco, on stage at Hooters Casino Hotel on Saturday for Slayton's birthday.
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