Is Kirsten Dunst & Orlando Bloom an item.
For more than a year, the rumor mill has tried its darndest to make a love connection between Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom. The latest attempt comes courtesy of In Touch, which claims the costars of Elizabethtown were spied last weekend looking lovey-dovey at L.A.'s Chateau Marmont. They were talking, flirting and kissing, maintains a spywitness. The sighting comes just three weeks after People reported seeing the soul patch-sporting actor, 29, and the snaggletooth starlet, 24, downing vodka cocktails at hotspot Hyde. They were having a really good time, recounted a bystander, who added that although the duo was laughing a lot there didn't seem to be any romance afoot. You'll recall that Orlando raised eyebrows when he turned up at an L.A. fete for Dunsts Marie Antoinette in late September, right after he called it quits with fickle, flimsy flame Kate Bosworth, and right before he was linked to Penelope Cruz. Still, at the film's New York premiere a few weeks later, Kirsten was spotted hanging out with her rumored beau of several months, funnyman Andy Samberg.
Rumors of a romance between the pair have been bubbling for more than a year, helped along by Bloom's public gushing in September 2005 about the wonderful Dunst, who at the time was still spending quality time with lightbulb love Jake Gyllenhal. When asked what he wanted for Christmas, Orlando gushed, Kirsten by my side she's all I need to have. The pretty boys mushy declaration came on the heels of Dunsts denial of a report they had been seen skinny dipping and smooching while in Miami for the MTV Video Music Awards. Later, at the Venice Film Festival, she testily responded to a question about on set romances by saying, If you're alluding to whether Orlando and I got together then that's a no. No. And alas it looks like we'l have to hold off yet again on dubbing Dunst and Bloom Doom, because a rep for the actress is yet again dismissing the hook up chatter. They are and have always been just friends, her spokesman, Stephen Huvane, insists to MSN Entertainment.