No one doubted that the romance between George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis was red-hot — but this year, their Independence Day vacation was a little too explosive. The actor and his Italian bombshell were enjoying the fireworks with friends, including Uma Thurman, in a boat near his Lake Como villa when, according to TMZ, a firecracker went off right next to the celebration. The couple, who have been dating for a year, luckily escaped injury. This wasn't the first close call George has had with a lady love. In 2007, the Up in the Air star and his then-girlfriend, Sarah Larson, suffered minor injuries in a motorcycle accident in N.J.