George Clooney's romantic tour of Las Vegas with galpal Sarah Larson had hearts fluttering Friday.
They followed up their Valentine's Day date Thursday at Nove Italiano restaurant at the Palms Fantasy Tower, and Cirque du Soleil's "Love," with stops at Little Buddha and N9NE Steakhouse on Friday, before heading for the sultry Crazy Horse Paris show at the MGM Grand.
After arriving for the 10:30 p.m. performance just as the showroom went dark, they ordered Absolut and sodas and whispered back and forth during the show.
After the show, as they were escorted through the hotel's service hallway, Clooney made a point of greeting the kitchen staff before continuing toward the exit.
"It was like he was running for office," said a spy.
Clooney and Larson, who met when she was a cocktail server at the Palms' Moon nightclub, were having "a great time." At one point, Clooney performed a funny dance that cracked up Larson.
As they waited for a limo at the MGM Grand's Mansion entrance, they began dancing around the fountain outside the mansion while singing a song together. After the dance, they embraced for a kiss and left in a limo.
Judging from all the affection, it's serious, folks.
The next-best indicator, sayeth my sidekick, the Leggy Blonde: "If he takes her to the Oscars." That's next Sunday.
THE SCENE AND HEARD
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THE PUNCH LINE
"More people saw Big Foot this weekend than 'The Hottie and the Nottie!'" -- Jimmy Kimmel