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Just who is Olivia Wilde dating?

Just a month after being spotted out with Justin Timberlake, recently divorced Olivia Wilde is reportedly dating Bradley Cooper, according to Life & Style. “Olivia was Bradley’s date,” a source says of the two, who attended the “Hangover Part II” premiere party in New York together. “He was always taking her hand or putting his hand on her lower back, it was really sweet. He took care of her all night.” Other attendees of the party concur: “They were definitely together,” adds another source. “They seemed really comfortable with each other.”

Sofia Coppola to get hitched

Sofia Coppola is planning to marry her longtime boyfriend and the father of her children, French rocker Thomas Mars, according to Us Weekly. The happy couple will reportedly exchange vows at Palazzo Margherita, Francis Ford Coppola’s 19th-century villa in southern Italy. Coppola and Mars have two daughters: Romy, 4 years old, and Cosima, 23 months. Coppola was previously married to director Spike Jonze, but they divorced in 2003.

Armie locks lips with Leo

For his latest film, “J. Edgar,” “Social Network” star Armie Hammer faced a new challenge: making out with Leonardo DiCaprio. “It’s the same kind of thing as if you walk onto a set and they hand you a machine gun and [say], ‘Shoot this like you know what you’re doing.’ — You kind of have to go, ‘OK, I know what I’m doing,’ and you’ve just got to go for it,” Hammer tells Just Jared. “It wasn’t weird — I have never kissed a guy — it’s not something I’m going to do in my private life.”



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