Breakups, Makeups, Mixups
DREW BARRYMORE and FABRIZIO MORETTI
Question: She often publicly displays her affection for the Strokes' drummer. But are reports that they're engaged fact or fiction?
Answer: "That is so not true," says a Strokes spokesman. Barrymore's rep adds, "There is no ring."
EMINEM and KIM MATHERS
Question: After a notoriously nasty split, are the couple—who have a daughter, Hailie, 7—once again living together in suburban Detroit?
Answer: Strange but true. "They've been together since July," observes Joe DePonio III, one of Eminem's neighbors.
JOHN CUSACK and MEG RYAN
Question: Last month they had an intimate dinner in L.A., and they were on the town in New York City. Was a fling afoot?
Answer: Her rep says, "No comment," but with no recent sightings of the couple, it appears that the relationship has waned.
JANET JACKSON and JERMAINE DUPRI
Question: She has been linked to Justin Timberlake, but is Dupri—a producer who remixed her 2001 hit "Someone"—her real someone?
Answer: Yes. Dupri recently said he and Jackson have been a couple for 18 months.
MARIAH CAREY and VIN DIESEL
Question: The songbird and the strongman warmed up to each other over a holiday dinner in Aspen. Was it a just a quick bite or a budding romance?
Answer: "They simply had a meal together," says his rep. "They're definitely not dating."
ODESSA WHITMIRE and MATT DAMON
Question: Damon is going steady with pal Ben Affleck's former assistant, whom he met in 2001. But are the reports of an impending marriage true?
Answer: Asked if the couple are engaged, Damon's rep doesn't just say no, she says, "No, no, no."