Scarlett and Jason: Rebound romance? 

Is a rebound romance blossoming between Scarlett Johansson and Jason Sudeikis? As usual with such rumors, it depends on who you believe — a publicist or a random person in a restaurant.

Diners at a Santa Monica pub spotted the blond bombshell and the funnyman with his “SNL” co-star Will Forte and a female companion.

“It definitely looked like a double date!” a witness told Life&Style magazine. “Scarlett and Jason were flirting and making lots of eye contact. He reached across the table twice to grab her hand.”

The actress recently split up with husband Ryan Reynolds, while Jason ended his on-off relationship with another gorgeous blond star, January Jones.

“Scarlett kept checking her phone like crazy,” the onlooker said. “She was distracted, but it definitely seemed like a double date.”

However, the “Lost in Translation” star’s rep told People magazine that “Scarlett is not dating Jason, nor is she dating anyone for that matter. It was just a friendly outing amongst friends.”

Nevertheless, Jason remains a beacon of hope for all those mildly attractive guys who dream that their sense of humor will one day win over a hottie like January or Scarlett.

In Love Again

Reese Witherspoon has been known for her high-profile romances with Hollywood hunks — she was married to Ryan Phillippe and had a long-term relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal. But now she has found love again with a dude who is a power player behind the scenes, not on screen, and it seems to be working for her.

Agent Jim Toth “is a grown-up who’s really ready to take the next step,” a pal told People magazine. “He’s a family-oriented guy, and that’s all she ever wanted.”

The Oscar winner’s fiancé “makes her laugh,” a source said. “She’s truly enjoying her life right now.”

Might her ex-hubby also be ready to settle down soon? The actor, who’s dating starlet Amanda Seyfried, has traded his partying ways for the domestic life, a source told Us magazine.

“They spend a lot of time at his house, just watching films and making food together,” the source said. “They have settled into a comfortable routine already. It’s nice they’re in such a happy phase.”

One couple milestone they have yet to reach: Amanda getting to know Ryan and Reese’s children, Ava and Deacon. Considering Ava is a Reese look-alike, that might be kind of weird!

Baby Battle

Padma Lakshmi is happy being a single mom — but apparently her baby’s father is not too happy about it. A lawyer confirmed to the New York Post that moneyman Adam Dell filed a suit requesting custody of Krishna, his almost-1-year-old daughter with the “Top Chef” host.

The attorney maintains that “Ms. Lakshmi has severely limited his time with their daughter and has refused to negotiate a reasonable co-parenting agreement. Mr. Dell has tried his best to avoid going to court, but Ms. Lakshmi has given him no other choice at this time.”

Sources say Padma’s baby daddy is allowed to spend seven hours a week with his daughter, but “he has to fit into her schedule” and go through her lawyers and assistant to set up a time.

He even reportedly had to fly to the Bahamas to spend a few hours of quality time with his child — which, we must admit, does not sound all that terrible, but we get the point.

Stay tuned!

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