Jay Cutler shows up to cheer on Kristin Cavallari on “Dancing With the Stars.”
Updated: January 23, 2012 3:45AM
While Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and ex-fiancee Kristin Cavallari remain quiet about the current state of their relationship, sources behind the scenes at “Dancing With the Stars” say it sure looked like the couple are in the process of reviving their romance.
“You could tell from the body language — for both of them — plus the way they looked at each other,” a “DWTS” staffer close to Cavallari said about Cutler’s appearance in the audience Monday to cheer on his former fiancee, who was ousted from the show Tuesday. “There’s still a lot of love there.”
Another source close to the actress said the duo are “working on their issues. . . . I’m betting they will get back together. . . .
“Come on. You can’t tell me that Jay would fly all the way to L.A. from Chicago — in the middle of the season and the week before a big game [against Detroit] on ‘Monday Night Football’ — just to give moral support to a mere friend,” added the source. “Plus he knew he’d be on national TV. Of course, he wanted people to see him there. It was a signal, for sure.”
SPLITSVILLE: While Cutler and Cavallari appear to be working on a reconciliation, another nigh-profile couple is kaput.
After Leonardo DiCaprio’s five-month fling with Blake Lively — a romance the “Inception” star’s pals thought finally would get him down the aisle — the couple have confirmed they have broken up. Their publicists issued the usual “they’re still friends” statement to Us Weekly, but a longtime DiCaprio buddy told me Tuesday he was “stunned to learn the news. . . . I thought Blake was the girl. . . . He never seemed happier.”
LUCKY TIMING: The Lifetime network timed it right weeks ago when it timed replays of the controversial Amanda Knox film (starring Hayden Panettiere) for this week, long before it was known Knox’s legal appeals would be heard in Italy. Now Lifetime has added slates to the front and back ends of the film updating the case, including her release.
ON THE RECORD: Martha Stewart had fun on her self-named TV show Tuesday, laughing off suggestions she was upset about daughter Alexis Stewart’s Whateverland: Learning to Live Here book.
Holding up the book, the country’s most famous domestic doyenne said the so-called “Martha bashing” in the book was misinterpreted, because it all was done as a joke. She called her daughter’s effort “hilarious and enlightening. . . . It’s not an autobiography, let’s get that straight right now.”
FASHION FLASHES: It’s too bad there weren’t more women like customers of Lulu’s at the Belle Kay on Lincoln Avenue, or “The Playboy Club” might not have been canceled. Lulu’s shoppers have been snapping up tons of ’60s vintage clothes, hats and jewelry — inspired by the Chicago-made NBC series, The wardrobe designer for “The Playboy Club” regularly popped in to pick up accessories and clothing for series star Laura Benanti.
† Chicago jewelry designer Sri Lakshmi is delighted Ryan Reynolds is yet another Hollywood star to become a fan of her Silver Parkes line of cufflinks. Lakshmi says the actor, currently filming “R.I.P.D.” in Boston, told her the compass cufflinks are the first he’s ever owned, admitting, “I have a lot of French cuff shirts, but I usually just borrow the cufflinks. Now I don’t have to do that.”