Drew Barrymore quietly split with Justin Long & may be dating a TV executive

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards-Arrivals held at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on January 23rd. Drew Barrymore Fame Pictures, Inc
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.

41355, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Monday June 7 2010. Drew Barrymore greets fans outside the TV studio after pre-taping a session for Jimmy Kimmel Live! . Drew was wearing hipster stone-wash jeans which showed off the tattoo on her lower back. Photograph:   Anthony, PacificCoastNews.com

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 23: Actress Drew Barrymore arrives at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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  1. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    What the heck do they keep breaking up for? I seriously wanna know whats their deal. Justin needs to do a tell all and let us know. OMG I am so nosy!!! However seriously whats wrong with Drew and/or Justin? My suspicion is its Drew. She has blown through more people then a train going through a subway. Poor Justin.

  2. bite me says:

    when will this twit grow up

  3. Lway says:

    @ LOVE ANGELINA – LOL!! When i read the headline to this, my first thought was, Drew and Jen would make GREAT friends ….. they’re very much alike when it comes to love

  4. RHONYC says:

    can’t believe she’s a ‘cover girl’


  5. malachais says:

    @rhonyc, LOL. I would actually like to see her settle down already, jeez. Seems like Cameron and Drew will be forever single, though I hope not ;) .

  6. denise says:

    This girl has been around the block way too many times.

  7. Sumodo1 says:

    She’s Drew Barrymore. Shaddup!

  8. Annie says:

    I love an independent woman who enjoys her life and makes no apologies for it. She is shagging whomever she wishes. Brilliant girl!

    Shag on Drew…shag on.

  9. I Choose Me says:

    Date as many people as ya want Drew. Your life, your choice.

    Love Always,

    Your fan,

  10. Karen says:

    I don’t understand those who are hating on Drew for being a girl who has been around the block or hasn’t settled down. Perhaps I’m being defensive because I’m in my late 30′s and have not yet “settled down” as well. Consider it this way: perhaps Drew has not settled down because she has not met anyone worth settling down with. Or, she could be aware that she is not in the right place where she can handle a serious relationship…or a combinatino of the two.

    Some commenters are quick to condemn Kate Hudson for having so many boyfriends (or casual relationships) while juggling motherhood. Yet Drew does not have those sort of responsibilities yet she is being criticized. Let her have her fun. If she wants to yo-yo between Justin and whomever else, I say go for it!!

    My favourite commenter bellaluna said it best last week: Once you start a family, there is no going back. Enjoy your single life while you can. Let Drew date as many people as she wants!

  11. FameGlutton says:

    She was also married for a very short while to a pub owner in the UK when she was… 16? 18? Something like that.

  12. snowball says:

    I don’t think it’s the dating around, it’s that every time she’s with a guy, she declares that he’s the love of her life, her soul mate and she’s finally found out who she is, she’s happy with herself and she’s never felt so at peace.

    Then she drops the guy and says the same thing about the next guy.

    I’m all for doing your own thing, and if she wants to date around, go for it. But she is looking more than a little kooky and yeah, she is acting like she needs to grow up and figure out what she wants to do with herself.

    Kate Hudson is younger, isn’t she? Granted, she’s got a kid to think about, but she at least is slightly discreet.

  13. Riley says:

    I am trying to think of the list of men I know Barrymore has reportedly dated. Please feel free to add/subtract to/from the list. Also, not in any kind of order except off the top of my head. It is a slow day at the office:
    1) The 2 Coreys (I think both of them)
    2) The pub owner (marriage)
    3) Billy Joe Armstrong
    4) The dude from Hole
    5) Luke Wilson
    6) Tom Green
    7) The dude from The Heights (he had a song on the radio circa 1994 or so)
    8) The guy from I know my name is stephen.
    9) Spike Jonze
    10) The dude from the strokes
    I can’t think anymore. Plus there are several ladies to add to the list as well—

  14. Hautie says:

    What I love is the comment about “settle for the wrong guy” thought.

    She does realize she has “settle” twice already? Yes? Two marriages before she was 30.

    But I also believe there is no rush to marry. For anyone. And being a single girl has alot or perks. Starting with never having to depend on someone for the life you want to lead.

    The best thing in life is paying for everything yourself. That way you only have to pay for it once.

  15. Michael says:

    Has anyone else noticed that Drew Barrymore is a little like the ‘two-faced’ girl from Seinfeld? You look at her once and she’s lovely. The next time you look at her and it’s “Is that the same face I was looking at a minute ago? What happened?!” Everyone has good days and bad, but it’s pretty extreme with her.

  16. ET says:

    I have to say, Tom Green and Drew Barrymore were so fitting as a couple. I can not imaging her with anyone else, nor him with anyone else. They both seem so real and down to earth, and despite the divorce neither has ever said a bad word about each other. Tom just got back from afganistan, where he performed from the troops. I wonder if both of these two regret , not having each other as husband and wife?

    What went wrong there?