Oprah's pal says she's still smiling after dancing to Frank Sinatra with the heartthrob

By Jeffrey Slonim
May 09, 2008 12:45 PM
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Gayle King is still swooning after having the chance to dance with past Sexiest Man Alive, George Clooney, earlier this week.

“I’m still smiling,” Oprah Winfrey’s BFF told PEOPLE Thursday at the Time magazine 100 Most Influential People in the World party in New York.

King danced with Clooney in the lobby of the Hearst building lobby where the actor was shooting an Esquire magazine spread, the New York Post‘s Page Six reported. (King is the editor-at-large for O Magazine headquarted in the Hearst building.)

When asked if she had enjoyed their dance, King said with an ear-to-ear smile, “You can see all 106 teeth, can’t you?” She added, “He’s my idea of Mr. Dreamy.”

Describing their dance in the lobby, King said, “It was Frank Sinatra. I just followed George … and he’s really good.”

Clooney is included in the Time 100 issue in which he writes about pals Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Clooney’s old friend, Rosanne Barr’s also writes about him in the issue, saying: “He can drink too much and still, while standing in a bar parking lot at 3 a.m., discuss the world with such passion and good sense that you actually stop imagining him nude and really listen.”