Julianne Hough: Not Dating Kevin Connolly

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Julianne Hough has a message for viewers: She's just friends with Entourage star Kevin Connolly.

The season four Dancing With the Stars champion told People magazine she and Connolly met and "talk on the phone a lot. But we're just friends."

Connolly confirmed this to Howard Stern Monday, though he couldn't help but gush about the 19-year-old beauty. The two met at L.A. hot spot Hyde.

Since then, Connolly told Stern he's "actively pursuing" Hough and talks to her practically every day. He even went to see her perform at a Dancing with the Stars taping.

The man is dedicated.

Julianne Hough and Kevin Connolly

Connolly says he considers Hough "a 15" on his scale, a score that takes into account her flawless looks and infectious personality. Connolly encouraged Stern's listeners to vote for Julianne.

"Aw. That's really sweet. That's very flattering. But we're just friends," Hough said when told of Connolly's comments.

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