Ryan and dancer girlfriend make out for cameras because he just loves ladies so, so much.
Ryan Seacrest and his girlfriend, Dancing With the Stars pro and aspiring country singer Julianne Hough, attempted to put to rest all those "Ryan is gay" rumors by engaging in an enthusiastic snog-fest aboard Ryan's yacht in Italy, well within camera range of the elite paparazzi corps that follows Ryan around whenever the Kardashians are in seclusion. The couple had been separated a mere week, but apparently both were so starved for exclusively heterosexual face-sucking by the other's absence that they couldn't wait one more second.
Ryan and Julianne had a lovely little holiday in Portofino after, presumably, some sexytimes aboard the yacht. (Related: Ryan Seacrest has a YACHT, you guys. This American Idol thing has gotten way out of hand.) In town they were joined by former NBC entertainment chief—and noted fan of exotic wildlife at parties—Ben Silverman, along with his fiancée, real estate agent Jennifer Cuoco. This latest episode of PDA reminds us of the time Ryan made out with Teri Hatcher in the least sexy way possible. At least Julianne doesnt look like she has a crick in her neck. Ryan Seacrest Is Dating Julianne Hough
But while Julianne was having an idyllic, sun-dappled vacay surely filled with the world's finest pastas and her yacht-owning boyfriend, her older brother, Derek Hough, was having a much less pleasant time. Derek's girlfriend of several months, former Team England WAG Cheryl Cole, was hospitalized last week with a serious case of malaria, which she acquired while vacationing with Derek in Tanzania. Derek was reportedly in tears over Cheryl's health scare, blaming himself for taking her to Africa.
Cheryl, if you're not up on your footy gossip (and if you're not, where have you been? We've been talking of little else for a month, dear readers), is a singer from the UK girl group Girls Aloud, who in 2006 married footballer Ashley Cole. They separated in February after Ashley's numerous infidelities came to light, and Cheryl filed for divorce in May. She began dating Derek soon after separating from her husband, who had a rather wretched World Cup, although that didn't stop him from hitting on lots of ladies.
Cheryl has been transferred to a private hospital and will need several months to recover. Derek is reportedly at her side. Maybe he can wrangle her an invitation to recuperate on Ryan Seacrest's yacht!
Photos via Bauer-Griffin.