Drew Barrymore’s been spotted canoodling with “I’m a Mac” guy Justin Long, who also happens to be her costar in the upcoming movie “He’s Just Not that Into You.” But is Drew really that into Justin?
Since her early ’07 breakup with Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, Drew rattled between rumored romances with Sophia Coppola’s ex-husband Spike Jonze and “Scrubs” star Zach Braff. In February, X17online exposed Drew and Spike locking lips at a romantic dinner at the Shore in Santa Monica. A spy for the celebrity Web site reported the couple was “all over each other” during their date.
That same month, the New York Post’s Page Six reported that Drew and Zach were “were very into each other” during a Saturday Night Live after-party. But a Barrymore rep told Page Six “There is no romance between Drew and Zach. They are simply friends.”
Of course in June, People reported that Zach and Drew were seen dancing at the Beauty Bar in New York City. “There was a moment when they kissed and it seemed almost blissful,” a source told the magazine. But only a few days later, People witnesses caught Drew and Spike at a Klaxons concert where the two were seen “cuddling and kissing in a VIP booth.”
Fast forward to Labor Day, which Drew and Justin spent in Las Vegas, where yet another People source spied the couple in a nightclub “making out the entire time.”
The action-getting actress provided some insight into what’s going on, and it’s something everyone can relate to. When asked if dating in Hollywood is hard, Drew told People, “I think it's the same for everybody. Inter-office dating is as challenging as inter-Hollywood dating. It's a small school, small town. We are forced to be in these circles. There are little seas and those are the fish we swim around. I wish everyone good luck in love because it ain't easy, anywhere.” True that, Drew!
Brad Pitt fears for his kidsBeing an über star and one half of an it-couple empire has its drawbacks, according to Brad Pitt. In a recent interview with Details, Brad vented his concerns about how life under the paparazzi lens affects his wee ones.
“It’s not going to keep our kids caged in,” he told the magazine. “I just think how strange it is for my kids. Mad, Z, Pax — they really believe that every time you go outside there is a herd of people with cameras snapping flashes in your face (who) are going to kind of block your way when you’re trying to get somewhere.”
And even though Brad always seems calm and shutterbug-friendly when the tots are in tow, he revealed to Details how his daddy instincts kick in. “Man, when (photographers) cross the line, you know — if it happened to one of your kids, it’s hard not to want to take them down.” Of course it’s those “take down” shots that the paps want most of all, so that kind of talk won’t deter them, Brad.
Sir Paul & Renee sitting in a tree?
Are losers in love Paul McCartney and Renee Zellweger consoling each other over their very public breakups? Rush & Molloy detail the age-inappropriate couple canoodling in the Hamptons this summer. The two shared dinner last week at Sag Harbor's American Hotel, according to R&M, and their spy peeped the pop icon and actress looking “very cozy” at Jon Bon Jovi’s East Hampton shindig. “They chatted through much of the evening and shared one of the outdoor day beds where people lounged on the lawn after dinner.” In the end, however, the two left the party separately.
Dish on the fly
Michelle Williams isn’t spending her post-Heath Ledger days crying into her hanky. Page Six caught the actress out on the town for a girls’ night out at the Brooklyn hotspot Union Hall. According to an eyewitness, “She looked gorgeous with her sleek bob and seemed happy. She was definitely showing it off.” … The end is nigh for the love shack once shared by Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. OK! reports that the former couple’s 9,200 square-foot Malibu home hasn’t faired well on the market, and prospective buyers want to demolish the place. Seems the modifications Brit and K-Fed made to the place, including a recording studio and a relocated pool, didn’t add to the curb appeal.
Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Helen A.S. Popkin and Ree Hines.