Jennifer Love Hewitt is one of those girls who's in love with the idea of being in love — kind of like that friend you knew back in high school who always wanted a boyfriend just for the sake of having one. It didn't really matter who the guy was or what two the of them may (or may not) have had in common, just being able to get her PDA on in the cafeteria was enough to make that girl feel special. But at 32, it seems that Hewitt has yet to leave her school girl ways behind as she has another crush. She now has set her sights on Maroon 5's oh so-dreamy lead rocker, Adam Levine. Here we go...
During an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week, the actress admitted that she has a crush on the tattooed star, and thinks they would make a really great couple. “I just read two days ago that Adam Levine is single again,” the 32-year-old star told DeGeneres. “I’m just saying." And when the TV host pulled up a photo of sexy singer, Hewitt couldn't help but gush, "Look, we would be cute!"
Since then, Levine has responded about the comment, telling Access Hollywood that he found it "very flattering." But don't go booking the wedding date just yet — he also neglected to indicate any real interest in taking The Client List star up on her not-so-subtle offer.
Indeed, it seems poor Hewitt — who ironically has written a book about dating advice titled The Day I Shot Cupid (seriously?) — has gone through numerous relationships throughout the years, all ending just as quickly as they started. Her supposed fling with Bachelor Ben Flajnik in 2011 fizzled faster than Kim Kardashian's marriage to Kris Humphries. It only lasted a few hours long as Flajnik quickly decided he would rather date 25 women at once than just Hewitt.
But that wasn't the only guy to walk out the door. Hewitt's relationship with Eagle Eye star Jarod Einsohn ended almost as quickly later that same year after only a few months. Her other exes include Alex Beh, Jamie Kennedy (who coincidentally helped her pen her book, then dumped her afterwards), John Mayer, Carson Daly — most of which lasted for no more than a year. She was even engaged to Ross McCall for a little while, but they eventually went their separate ways at the end of 2008.
So if this one-sided flirtation with Levine doesn't work out (which, based on her track record it probably won't), it's only a matter of time before Hewitt will be on to her next victim love interest. We can't hardly wait.
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“My dick is going to get so wet tonight ” declares Costa the foul-mouthed ringleader of a trio of sex-starved teens in the opening moments of Project X the new “found-footage” comedy from director Nima Nourizadeh and producer Todd Phillips (The Hangover). Believe it or not this qualifies as one of his more charming moments in the film. All of 17 but blessed with an obnoxiousness lesser men would take decades to cultivate Costa (Oliver Cooper) is the perfect mascot for a film that makes no bones of its mostly prurient intentions proffering what is essentially a succession of debaucherous montages intermingled with uneven attempts at comedy and held together by the slimmest pretense of a plot.
Caustic as he is Costa at least exhibits something of a recognizable personality; the same cannot be said of his two cohorts the tubby dweeb J.B. (Jonathan Daniel Brown) and the earnest blank Thomas (Thomas Mann). None of them seem to enjoy much in the way of popularity at their high school located in the fictional suburb of North Pasadena but Costa has a plan to fix that. On the occasion of his 17th birthday Thomas whose parents have conveniently departed for the weekend reluctantly agrees to host a party that Costa promises will be a “game-changer” for their lowly social status.
Hardly a game-changer is Project X’s script co-written by Matt Drake and Michael Bacall which mostly treads a predictable teen-comedy path. At its outset the party appears to be a bust. Soon however hordes of eager revelers descend upon Thomas’ house and the event swiftly devolves into a festival of wanton hedonism that would impress Charlie Sheen. The orgy of booze drugs and sex is captured by Nourizadeh in one impressively slick sequence after another set to a vibrant soundtrack.
To maintain the guise of an actual movie – and to occupy us between shots of topless beauties downing tequila and frolicking in the pool – Project X tosses in a few familiar tropes to push its story along: an unstable drug-dealer bent on revenge a buzzkilling neighbor seeking to end the night’s festivities prematurely a budding but hesitant attraction between Thomas and his childhood friend Kirby (Kirby Bliss Blanton). But the scenes are so hollow and contrived that you get the sense even the filmmakers don’t buy them and only added them to the film in a transparent ploy to forestall allegations of complete and utter vapidity. The efforts serve only to add a dash of the banal to the proceedings.
Project X’s natural forebears – R-rated teen comedies Superbad and American Pie – tempered their crudity and outrageousness with a surprising degree of depth and sincerity. Moreover they were actually funny. Project X is a shallow affair to be sure but a dearth of laughs is what ultimately dooms it. A belligerent little person who goes on a crotch-kicking spree after being tossed in an oven amounts to the film’s most sophisticated attempt at humor. More often it relies on recycled gags from previous films (including Phillips’ own library from Road Trip to The Hangover Part II) and Jackass-inspired mishaps.
The found-footage approach has proven to be a potent (if overused) tool in horror films but its utility in the service of comedy at least in the hands of Nourizadeh is limited. It mostly comes across as a needless gimmick good for marketing purposes but little else. Perhaps acknowledging as much Project X’s backup plan calls for an incessant raising of the stakes. As the once-innocuous gathering metastasizes into a fully-fledged riot one so dangerous that even the police dare not intervene the specter of parental disapproval gives way to the threat of incarceration and finally to the potential incineration of the entire neighborhood. The scale of the destruction is impressive – especially for such a (presumably) low-budget film – but like much of what precedes it almost entirely pointless.
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The star was forced to deny she was romantically involved with The Bachelorette star Ben Flajnik earlier this month (Aug11), insisting she is "totally single".
But now Love Hewitt appears to have found a new man after she was snapped walking in Los Angeles with Einsohn's arms around her waist following a meal.
The pair, first spotted dining together earlier this month (Aug11), spent the evening eating at Japanese restaurant Katsuya before they walked to a waiting car as Love Hewitt smiled for the cameras.