Russell Crowe hit on ‘beautiful Rapunzel’ Amanda Seyfried, who rejected him

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For better or worse, Russell Crowe’s career is on the upswing. It’s a Rusty renaissance, and I guess he figures he still “has it” in the girl-picking-up department too. Until recently, Russell has been paying lip service to trying to get his family back together since he and wife Danielle Spencer separated last October after nine years of marriage. However, it seems that Russell has abandoned that plan after being linked to both Katie Lee and Dita Von Teese in a matter of months. Now and according to the Enquirer, we’re getting a new story about how Russell has been hitting on his Les Mis and Winter’s Tale co-star, Amanda Seyfried, for the duration of the filming of these two movies. What a tool, right? Well, Amanda is not interested at all in Russell’s pseudo-lothario moves:

Amanda Seyfried

Russell Crowe mae a big deal about heading back to Australia to patch up his trouble marriage to Danielle Spencer — but The Enquirer has learned the aging Romeo now has the hots for his beautiful blonde Les Miserables co-star Amanda Seyfried.

His efforts to woo the 27-year-old actress went for naught, however, because she’s just not interested in a romance with him, say sources. “I think Amanda was probably grossed out by Russell’s come-ons,” an insider told The Enquirer. “She’d be repulsed by the way he claims he’s trying to repair his marriage while flirting with her.”

The insider adds that the 48-year-old Oscar winner — now bloated and bearing a bushy gray beard — “was crazy about Amanda” while he was recently shooting Winter’s Tale in New York. Russell would show up on his bike while Amanda was walking her dog, and he’d try to tag along with her for lunch dates,” said the source. “He went overboard with compliments, raving about her lush golden locks, calling her ‘my beautiful Rapunzel.’

“He even sent Amanda flowers and mushy e-mails, telling her how beautiful and talented she is and how he’d love to find another movie project for them. But who could blame Amanda if she is creeped out by him? His unruly beard and big belly make him look like Bigfoot!”

As the Enquirer recently reported, the father of two was trying to save his marriage after it was announced in October that he and his wife of nine years, Danielle, 42, were splitting. Despite reports he was getting cozy with Billy Joel’s ex-wife Katie Lee in December, Crowe proclaimed that his “priority” was to bring his family back together.

“The problem is that Russell just can’t seem to contrl himself around pretty women,” noted the insider. “But Amanda definitely doesn’t want to get mixed up in his drama.”

[From Enquirer, print edition, January 28, 2013]

Ugh, I can’t believe he actually referred to her as “my beautiful Rapunzel.” Rusty must really be, uh, rusty. Amanda may very well be used to dating douches (Dominic Cooper, Ryan Phillipe, and Josh Hartnett among them), but she does have standards, you know. That is, she’s obviously not into married douches. If this story is true (which it very well could be), Russell’s really coming off as a desperate pervert who preys on younger co-stars who clearly are not interested. Poor Amanda.

Russell Crowe

Incidentally, here’s Amanda with her new boyfriend, Desmond Harrington (according to our photo agency, but this is actually a “mystery man”), for a grocery shopping trip last week. She sure is popular with the dudes, and Russell should have known he’d have no chance.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN

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  1. brin says:

    Ugh…down boy…your gladiator days are over.

  2. flor says:

    UGH NO!! Amanda is SO young! Besides, I think she has a thing for Eddie Redmayne who plays Marius. Call me prude but I strongly dislike when older men hit on young women.

    • Boodiba says:

      I agree! If she were a social-climbing cocktail waitress she might be interested, just for the career connections. But she’s not.

    • Annie says:

      I don’t like it either. I find it very gross and opportunistic. Like, they want someone hotter but also easier to manipulate than women their same age who know better.

      It’s so gross. Even men admit that younger girls are easier to manipulate which they love. It’s awful. You lived your life buddy, don’t go after a girl on a very different stage of her life and ruin her with your bitterness and bad ways. And when they use money to attract them? Even grosser!

      Dating someone a lot older ages the soul in a bad way. And the body! I’ve seen it happen a lot!

    • RocketMerry says:

      Me too, I hate old men who try to hit on young women, it’s gross.
      Besides, Amanda is just so strikingly beautiful and sweet and funny, I want her to finally get a good, nice, sweet and super-protective man and be done with douches.

    • Feebee says:

      If this has been going on over two film shoots then its more like sexual harassment.

  3. carrie says:

    i don’t buy the story

    and her boyfriend doesn’t look Desmond Harrington (maybe because his hair is cut)

    • Susi says:

      Yeah me either. The quotes sound very made up. I can believe that Rusty would be um… a bit rusty about picking someone up after being out of the game so long, and Amanda has some superficial similarities to his wife, but it just sounds like made up crap. Who knows though?

  4. carrie says:

    on the first pic,Anne Hathaway’s smile looks so fake

  5. T.C. says:

    Please let this story be true. It gave me much to giggle at.

  6. Hubbahun says:

    That’s not Desmond Harrington!

  7. lflips says:

    This story really set off my gag reflex.

    • Shad says:

      +1. So gross. Never noticed what a wide mouth Ann(e) has. Reminds me of when Amanda’s character on Mean Girls claimed she could put her whole fist in her mouth.

  8. Annie says:

    That is not Desmond Harrington! Desmond can be quite hot (when he’s not looking heroin chic like these days, I wonder what is up with that guy).

    Amanda is pretty but she strikes me as a bit of an airhead Barbie doll type. I cannot imagine what she talks about. The day there’s something behind her eyes it’ll be too soon.

    • Marty says:

      Agreed on both accounts! That is not him, and I always thought he was pretty hot, Wrong Turn anyone? Haha.

      • Amilu says:

        He was BEAUTIFUL in Wrong Turn. That’s why it’s so hard for me to look at him on Dexter now!

  9. GoodCapon says:

    I had to google who Desmond Harrington is, it turns out he was that guy from Dexter. I didn’t know his real name at all.

    And oh, that guy with Amanda doesn’t look like Desmond at all. Desmond does not have a widow’s peak, the eyebrow shape and nose are different too.

  10. CTgirl says:

    Rusty 10 years ago was hot. Now he’s a cold bloated mess. Bleh.

  11. Ashley says:

    That’s her best friend whom she lives with. She gave an interview in Allure not to long ago and seemed really together.

  12. alg says:

    Can we talk about how Anne Hathaway has worn a white dress to every major event for the last 6 months? She’s a little long in the tooth for the “innocent ingenue” role.

    • Annie says:

      Yes! Like a heavenly queen who deserves an Oscar.

      If she’s smart she’s praying she doesn’t win. Supporting Actors Oscars are bad luck. Look at Renee Zellwegger.

      There is something contrived about Anne. I don’t buy this act at all. Too many fake smiles and aww I’m so sweet and humble, I don’t deserve this. Girl, the awards were all you had in mind. That performance was total Oscar bait.

      • Anna says:

        Well, Cate Blanchett, Javier Bardem. Christian Bale, Penelope Cruz, Melissa Leo, Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, Marcia Gay Harden, Jim Broadbent, Morgan Freeman and George Clooney disagree with you, but LOL at Hathaway jajajaja

  13. lilly says:

    excuse me, how is josh hartnett a douche? catty much

  14. Talie says:

    Amanda has very specific aesthetic taste…they may be douches, but they have a look. If this was Gladiator Russell Crowe, then she’d be all over him.

  15. serena says:

    Poor Russell..I somewhat pity him. He should grow his hair and slim down, then see.. he’s such an handsome man. Still, stop pretending to care about your marriage and then jumping on other women.

    Anyway the douche-ehm- man, Amanda was with.. does he have an hair problem? LOL

  16. normades says:

    Amanda and Eddie! Please!

  17. bettyrose says:

    Ugh, so gross. And I’m extra critical of Russell Crowe because he used to be a major hottie – and he let himself go to a degree that no female star could get away with – and keep her career, that is.

  18. Bijlee says:

    She looks beautiful in that black dress in the first picture. She looks beautiful in her everyday clothes. Dang she’s just beautiful!

  19. erika says:

    well duhh! your gladiator days are over friend…

    i didn’t watch the globes but i just read about how ANNOYING anne h. is…’let this blunt object be an instrument for how beautiful and talent….eerrrh, oops, i mean to banish any self doubt that i am so beautiful”

    arghh! and that pic!

  20. sokang says:

    That is not Desmond Harrington. In fact he is an old friend whom Amanda often hangs out with. And whoever thinks he is Desmond seriously needs glasses.

  21. KellyinSeattle says:

    I’d turn him down, too….

  22. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I have some soul-searching to do. I just realized that I’m too sick of her to give a damn about her princess inconvenience. Time for a walk.

  23. Amilu says:

    Yeah, that’s totally NOT Desmond Harrington in the paparazzi photos.

  24. tamale says:

    Her eyes creep me out.

  25. whateveryouwantittobe says:

    RIP Russell Crowe’s hotness.

  26. Linda says:

    She’s 27?–he’s over 20 years older than she is. He’s like the gross old uncle who always smells like beer and cigarettes, hovering a little too close.

  27. jepressman says:

    Sorry but is this really true? First of all Crowe’s beard was for Noah and Seyfried is not a part of that cast. Also Crowe does not have a beard for Winter’s Tale.So is this bit meant to be publicity for Seyfried, after all Crowe is a very significant actor. And he is a very good looking man, so connecting Seyfried and Crowe and slamming Crowe looks phoney to me.