In Touch: Scarlett Johansson wants to date Bradley Cooper now


This story is a perfect storm of simultaneously single actors coupled with the easy target of Bradley Cooper and yet another opportunity to use the photo of Scarlett Johansson’s wonk foot at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. When Kaiser first wrote about that swanky event, she astutely took note of this photo of Scarlett in profile: “Yes, that’s Bradley Cooper! SCANDAL.” Well, she totally called it, for the tabloids are duly (and belatedly) making crap up about it.


If you’ll remember correctly, Scarlett attended this soiree with her then (weave-wearing) boyfriend, Sean Penn, where he reportedly also told her to go back to school. However, InTouch now seems to believe that Scarlett had already mentally broken up with Penn at that point and was furiously flirting with Bradley, who just happens to be her co-star from She’s Just Not That Into You. Naturally, the tabloid makes ScarJo out to be a very needy woman, which seems rather unlikely to me:

Newly single — and terrified of being alone — Scarlett Johansson sets her sights on Bradley Cooper.

Only a few weeks after breaking up with Sean Penn, Scarlett Johansson is already hot for a new guy. And this time, thankfully, she’s not looking for a father figure! According to a friend, the 26-year-old has her eye on none other than her sexy former co-star Bradley Cooper, 36. “She’s wooing him,” her friend explains, “She’s texted him, and they’re planning to meet up soon.”

He’s taking his time

The actors first met a few years ago, when both were involved with other people. Now that they’re single (Bradley recently broke up with longtime girlfriend Renee Zellweger), Scarlett, who is never alone for long, wants to see whether their on-screen spark can be duplicated in real life. “Scarlett likes everything about Bradley,” the friend reveals. And who wouldn’t? “He’s charming and quick-witted.”

So far, surprisingly, Bradley’s been playing hard to get — telling her he’s focusing on his career right now — but Scarlett’s not so easily thrown off the scent: “She thinks she can change his mind,” the friend confides. After all, can anyone say no to Scarlett for long?

[From In Touch, print edition, July 4, 2010]

Poor Bradley Cooper. The tabloids just won’t stop matching him up with every one of his female costars. He also has to fend off advances from ex-Italian princesses and journalists who mistake him for an ex-boyfriend. Bradley just can’t catch a break, but I’d actually believe that he wants to focus on his career at present because — let’s face it — the seemingly simple act of checking his voicemail every evening is probably turning out to be a routine nightmare.



Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame & Vanity Fair

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  1. serena says:

    Leaving all those flirt rumours, I think he’s gay.

  2. louise says:

    The photo with his mouth open always makes me laugh. Wasn’t he marrying Jennifer Aniston a couple of weeks ago? I don’t understand why tabloids say people are dating just because they are standing next to each other.

  3. brin says:

    That is a perfect random relationship storm. Could have been worse….they could have paired him with Elizabeth Banks (she’s married)!

  4. jinni says:

    ScarJo has more chemistry and looks more into Elizabeth Banks than B. Coop.

    His pr team are really working hard at making him look irresistible.

  5. melangie says:

    What’s up w/Scarjo in the first photo? How does she do that with her left leg? Looks painful.

  6. carrie says:

    my gaydar is crazy for him and in more ,there was some bad rumors about his marriage with Jennifer Esposito

  7. Jen34 says:

    I think Bradley is absolutely focusing on his career right now. I don’t care about his sexuality. He’s adorable.

  8. mary simon says:

    @melangie -lol – was just about to post the same thing – looks like a broken Babie doll leg – wierd.

  9. Jen says:

    I want to date Bradley Cooper too!

  10. ladybert62 says:

    well Scar – that haircolor looks bad on you – that hair needs a decent cut – that dress is pretty but you look like you have a broken leg.

    Guess Sean is now history for her – almost feel sad for her – almost but not quite there yet.

  11. April says:

    I really hope it’s true. That will be HOT!!!

  12. Sakyiwaa says:

    i think they’d be cute together…. but Cooper would probably just do her and dump her… like they all do…

  13. grazi says:

    According to my neighbour, who was pursued by him when he wasn’t famous, he is bisexual. She told us that he dated girls, but was also involved with a guy here in PA.
    Regardless, he is very hot!

  14. katiemarie says:

    He is soooo hot. I could see him being bisexual. I don’t get the “straight only” vibe from him.

  15. Turtle Dove says:

    I’m with Serena (#1). I’m “just not that into him.”

    Scarlett… I’m over. She used to be my actress ‘girl crush’ but I’ve heard so many bad things about her that I don’t like her anymore.

    Ryan Reynolds, on the other hand, is my new crush. How she could have divorced Ryan and then take up with Penn is beyond me. What kind of message was she trying to send? Well… whatever it was it was illegible and the pen blew up in her face.

  16. Thea says:

    Is Scar Jo the new accessory for homosexual men and assholes (Sean Penn)? Ray Charles can see that Bradley Cooper is gay. Why dont people just live their life and stop covering up for gods sake? And I hate the trout mouth pic that just screams: I am a homosexual male attempting to be heterosexual, but when I saw those shoes: GURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRLLLLLLL….As for Sean Penn: Gag. Now he thinks he is an educated political shaker and mover. Didnt he once tie Madonna to a chair? I mean Hellooooooooo….these people need to get over their selves.

  17. Amanda G says:

    What kind of pose is that in the first pic? LMAO And where did her boobs go?

    Scarlet and Bradley would make a HOT couple. They were on fire in He’s Just Not That Into You.

  18. fannomore says:

    agree, bad hair color, mannequin leg needs twisting back, wtf? guess she left her boobs in a drawer

  19. hateonit. says:

    yeah….about her foot…wtf?? how can someone do that?? um bradley cooper is adorbs hands down. dont matter if hes gay bi whatever. those eyes and smile do it for me. scar jo is kinda over no?? she no longer has that spark…and that whole sean penn thing?? oh darling no no. @Thea youre hilarious ^_^ consider me your newest fan<3

  20. Andi says:

    I thought Bradley Cooper was gay.

  21. crtb says:

    She needs to take some time off and be by herself.

  22. Claire says:

    Love him! He was so awesome on Graham Norton the other night. Regardless of his sexuality he is cool – they would be a lucky man or lady anyway!!! Know people have issues with Renee, but I like her and I liked them together

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