George Clooney was solo on Friday when he touched down at LAX. The actor traveled without his longtime girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis, who was spotted last week shopping in Milan. George and Elisabetta rang in 2011 together with a vacation in Cabo, but he was soon off to join his father on a philanthropic visit to Sudan. It was in the African country that George unfortunately contracted malaria, though he's apparently on the mend. George was one of the biggest names at last year's Screen Actors Guild Awards, but he skipped yesterday's star-studded event. He was nonetheless a hot topic on the red carpet, with Modern Family's young star Nolan Gould speaking about a fun run-in he once shared with Mr. Clooney.