In Drew Barrymore’s recent interview in Elle, she described herself as “35 and single,” adding “[if] it’s a choice, it feels fine. So I didn’t settle with the wrong person yet. Big deal!” Drew isn’t settling down and if this latest report in US Magazine is true it sounds like she’s still enjoying playing the field. They report that she’s quietly split from Justin “the tongue” Long after their umpteenth reconciliation and is dating an ABC executive named Cort Cass. I couldn’t find any photos of Cort, but his LinkedIn profile lists him as “Manager of Comedy Development at ABC Studios.” Whether he’s Drew’s new love interest remains to be seen. Her rep denies it though, and says they’re “just friends.” Did she add “with benefits” under her breath? Here’s US Weekly’s report:
Drew Barrymore has found a new man after breaking things off – for the second time! – with ex boyfriend Justin Long, 32. The actress, 35, who dated Long from August 2007 to July 2008 and reunited with him in March 2009, is seeing ABC exec Cort Cass. “Drew and Cort have been out six times or so,” a Cass pal tells Hot Stuff [US Magazine] of the duo, who met an L.A. party. Adds a second source, “They were hanging out on Joly 2 and were very lovey-dovey.” While Barrymore’s rep says they’re “just friends,” Cass is certainly the hipster-loving actresses’ type! The 2003 Harvard grad, who’s in comedy development at ABC, is “this skinny, 5-foot-6 redhead, but he’s perfected a whole persona – a manufactured confidence,” says the Cass pal.
[From US Magazine, print edition, Jule 26, 2010]
Drew loves the funny guys – she was married to Tom Green for all of several months in 2001 – and I could see her going for this guy. We don’t know, though, and she’s probably just hanging out with him and seeing where things go at this point. She does love being single.
Drew also said in that Elle interview that she loves strip clubs and has a “have a little bit of dude inside me – except mine happens to be a 13-year-old boy, not a fully-fledged man.” Drew’s friendship with Cameron Diaz makes much more sense to me on many levels.