Dancing with the Stars pro Julianne Hough shot down rumors Monday night that she and Entourage star Kevin Connolly are dating. "No, no, no" Hough adamantly told PEOPLE. "We're just friends." The blonde-haired season four Dancing champ says she and Connolly met and "talk on the phone a lot. But we're just friends." Connolly, 33, confirmed this to Howard Stern Monday, though he couldn't help but gush about the 19-year-old beauty. Connolly was on Stern's radio show with Entourage costar Adrian Grenier to promote the new Entourage coffee table book. The two met, Connolly says, 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 DWTS taping. 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. Upon hearing Connolly's remarks, Hough told PEOPLE, "Aw. That's really sweet. That's very flattering. But we're just friends."