From Life & Style (so take it with a huuuuuge grain of salt):
Life & Style has learned that the Hangover star, 38, shared a very touchy-feely brunch with actress Rachel McAdams, 34, at Santa Monica’s Cora’s Coffee Shoppe on April 14.
“Bradley happily spent nearly two hours with Rachel, flirting and laughing over their meal,” an eyewitness says in the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now. “He seemed very into her.”
Strolling into the eatery with matching motorcycle helmets in hand, the couple sat down at the counter. A fellow diner dishes to Life & Style, “Rachel put her hand on his back and he put his on her shoulder. They were laughing and talking, and Bradley would not take his eyes off of her!”
Although Bradley’s rep refused to comment, the onlooker confirmed to Life & Style, “It definitely seemed like they were a couple. At one point Rachel put her hand on his hips and he was talking very close to her.”
I love that a woman can’t smile at a man or laugh at something he says without it being classified as “flirting”. Who knows – maybe she was flirting with him? But chances are there’s absolutely nothing to this story but two friends getting together for some food. Then again, if it is true, they’d kinda make a good couple. I’m with it.
Generally men who live with their mothers past the age of, say, 25 max (we are in a recession, after all) are bad news bears. That’s why Bradley Cooper – arguably rather well-to-do at this point in his career – is a bit of a conundrum. He recently admitted that he’s been living with his mother for the past two years, since his father passed away from cancer.
DETAILS: It’s probably not something you’re planning right now, particularly since your mother is living with you at the moment. How’s that working out, by the way?
Bradley Cooper: The best way I can answer that is to say we’re surviving. Both of us. Let’s face it: It’s probably not easy for her, by the way, to be living with her son. It’s life. And right now, two years after my father’s death, this is where we are. My family is very close, and my dad dying was brutal for all of us. It was a schism, and its aftershock has not stopped. And we need each other. So here we are. But don’t get me wrong. It’s not without complications. It’s not like I live in a compound and she’s in the guesthouse. No. She’s in the next room. But here’s the thing: She’s a cool chick. We can hang, and she can roll with the punches. If that wasn’t the case, there’s no way.
Good on Bradley for having a good relationship with his mother – moms are important people in our lives and there’s no reason to grow apart just because you’re an adult. Is there anything not to like about Bradley Cooper? We’re trying to find something.
3. Amidst rumors that Taylor Swift was interested in dating him, sources revealed that, “He thinks she’s far too young for him and wants to date someone his own age, not 16-years younger because he’s ready for something serious.” Taylor Swift is 23.
4. Those pants. Bro. Those pants. With that jacket. Bro come on.
I’m betting that Ms. Lawrence must have friend-zoned him and that’s why he said the, “I’m old enough to be her father” comment. Gotta save face.
Enjoy the gallery (thanks Daily Mail!) of more photos of them strolling around the city, with Mr. Cooper dressed as a college student who left his nice pants at his mom’s house, with his girlfriend dressed as Oliver Twist.
Also included are some of her modeling shots, just to get you more familiar with her if you aren’t.
Damn, shit just got dark with Bradley Cooper. Despite being one of Hollywood’s most bankable actors and having been nominated for an Oscar for his work in Silver Linings Playbook, he’s not really all that phased by it because fame and fortune and all that don’t really matter when you’ve watched your own father pass away.
The Silver Linings Playbook star said the idea of death haunts him and gives him confidence in equal measure after he nursed his stockbroker dad, Charles J Cooper, through his battle with lung cancer before he died at age 71 two years ago.
‘Death became very real. And very tangible. Because my father – someone who had been in my life for 36 years is just f***ing gone,’ Cooper recalls.
‘I watched him dying and I was there by his bed watching him, breathing with him, and then I saw his last breath and he was gone. I experienced the whole thing. And that was a watershed moment that I was privileged to experience. And it changed everything. Nothing has ever been the same since.’
Damn. I can’t even say anything to that. Having lost family members myself to cancer (as is unfortunately an all-too-common story, these days), I can agree that it’s a devastating situation and puts shit into perspective in life. I think I like Bradley Cooper a little more, now.
Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldanagot their swerve on for about a year before splitting up, though Zoe’s not taking the news so well. She’s desperate to get him back, but Bradley’s got another woman in his life steering him in the opposite direction: his mother.
Gloria Cooper, who lives with her handsome movie star son, has told Bradley, 38, not to take her back because she just isn’t so sure she’s the right girl for him. But at least one source tells Radar that Bradley isn’t listening and he is seeing Zoe!
“Gloria tried to get to know Zoe when they rekindled their romance, but she still didn’t think she was a good fit for him,” a source revealed.
“So, when Zoe and Bradley started talking to one another again, she told Bradley that their relationship failed twice already, what’s the point of going through all of that again?
“Like all moms, Gloria is very protective of her son, and gets to know his girlfriends’ well. She approved of Renee Zellweger and they are still friends to this day.
“But she just didn’t click with Zoe, found her a little difficulty to get to know, and it seemed like Zoe was perhaps a little intimidated by her.
“You do have to wonder if Bradley will ever find a girl that is perfect for him and his mom!” the source said.
I care less about their relationship than I do about knowing whether Gloria calls Bradley by his full name all the time. Zoe seems like a boring bitch, Bradley Cooper is overrated and this whole story is making me want a nap and it’s not even noon, but it’s Saturday and there’s not much news going, so take it as you will.
I will be honest – I appreciated the humor in the first two films, but I didn’t really enjoy them. For the record, Bachelorette is my favorite movie of the “people-getting-wasted-at/before-weddings-and-do-crazy-shit” genre, but hey, I’d watch just about anything starring Bradley Cooper. Because I like Bradley Cooper a freakin’ lot. Obviously.
Did you guys even know that they were filming The Hangover III?! Well, I didn’t either, but now we all do, so let’s check out what it’s going to be about.
The rumor has it that Melissa McCarthy will be in it, and that it won’t involve waking up in the morning and not remembering what went down the previous night (and where the f*ck this monkey came from), but it will end in Vegas. Writer Craig Mazin told E!:
“The storyline is quite a bit different, but it’s still the four guys that are on an insane adventure,” Mazin continued. “Frankly, [director] Todd [Phillips] and I really approached this in the point of view of a great ending to a trilogy and it kind of explains quite a bit and ties back to the first movie in a very interesting way. I think Todd did an incredible job.”
Oh, blah blah blah. You don’t really need to sell this one, Craig. Just say that Bradley Cooper will be in it, and let’s call it a day.
If there’s anything I love more than watching all the new movies, it is watching trailers for the movies that hasn’t come out yet. The only downside is that nowadays Hollywood advertises films that are still currently in the making, and wouldn’t be released for at least another ten months or so, and if there’s something I dislike more than waiting to see a movie, it is waiting to see a good movie.
“The Place Beyond the Pines” looks promising – it is character driven, it features our beloved (shirtless!) Ryan Gosling, his beloved Eva Mendes, and my beloved Bradley Cooper, of whom I think ever more highly with every new dramatic role he takes on, and it seems to be about action-spiked moral dilemmas. Plus, a very cute little baby:
And speaking of babies, just another (rather personal) thing – I haven’t been feeling that awesome lately, and after numerous visits to the doctor in the past few days it became clear that I won’t be having a baby this year after all. I am only sharing this because after my booming first post here at Evil Beet, I was receiving congratulatory e-mails from you guys, and although they are very sweet and touching, it is just too much for me. Also, I want to get it out of the way and avoid future awkwardness. So I thank you all and I promise to think lots and lots of positive thoughts. Meanwhile, please take a minute to meet my Shelby. She is a special kind of fluffycat.