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Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson reportedly “couldn’t hide their feelings” for each other at a Hollywood hotspot, even though the two maintain that they’re “just friends.”
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updated 7/10/2006 1:02:45 AM ET 2006-07-10T05:02:45

Has Jessica Simpson found love?

While her ex hubby Nick Lachey has been linked with her former friend Vanessa Minnello, Simpson is reportedly getting hot and heavy with comedian Dane Cook, her co-star in their forthcoming flick “Employee of the Month,” according to Life & Style Weekly. “Sparks flew” during the filming of the movie over the winter but Cook was still with his longtime girlfriend Racquel Houghton.

Last week, Cook and Simpson “couldn’t hide their feelings” for each other at the Hollywood hotspot Hyde, according to the mag, even though the two maintain that they’re “just friends.”

“They looked like two people trying not to look like a couple but who really wanted to rip each other’s clothes off,” a “witness” told L&S, which also reports that at 2 a.m. the two planned a rendezvous at a gas station.

No trip to ‘Dallas’ for Simpson
Simpson may have snagged herself a new man, but it looks like she lost a big role.

The former “Newlyweds” star was widely mentioned as the frontrunner for the part of Lucy Ewing in the big screen remake of “Dallas.” But, according to US Weekly, “Click” star Katie Cassidy has snagged the part. The 19-year-old actress is perhaps best-known for her role in “7th Heaven,” and is also the daughter of former teen idol David Cassidy.

“Dallas” also stars Jennifer Lopez, who reportedly didn’t want Simpson cast in the flick. “She’s hoping for a no-name actress [to play Lucy Ewing],” a source told the mag in May. “Jennifer didn’t want a diva on the set.”

Notes from all over
Former diet-pill pitchwoman Anna Nicole Smith is off her diet big time. The pregnant widow has been chowing down fried peanut butter, cheese, and mayonnaise sandwiches. ... Kate Bosworth is reportedly saying that marriage to sweetie Orlando Bloom “is on the horizon.” ... Paris Hilton couldn’t get a discount at a Hilton Hotel. The partying heiress was on Scotland’s Real Radio Breakfast Show promoting her new single "Stars Are Blind," when the host suggested she call the Glasgow Hilton and ask for a room at the family rate. The woman answering the phone told Hilton, the granddaughter of hotel mogul Conrad Hilton, “There is no discount I can initiate, I’m afraid.”

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