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Update: Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn Are Still Getting It On

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I don’t know about you guys, but something about this couple is a total turn-on. I’m not sure if it’s just the idea of Scarlett Johansson bumping uglies with someone so much OLDER than she is (I always had a thing for much older guys, too, Scar, I can totally dig it), or if it’s got to do with the fact that Sean Penn has been such a flat-out badass for the majority of his life (another part of the appeal: guilty as charged), but these two, as far as I’m concerned, are totally one of the hottest Hollywood couples going right now, and they’re not doing much to squash the rumors that they’ve been banging for the last eight weeks or so. Most recently, they were seen together at some Italian restaurant in LA:

It wasn’t an intimate, one-on-one dinner date, but Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn seemed very much a couple when they joined a small group of friends for dinner Saturday night in West Hollywood.

“They were smiles all night and seemed to have a great time together,” a source at the restaurant tells PEOPLE. “Scarlett and Sean sat very closely and exchanged flirty looks.”

Johansson, 26, and Penn, 50, enjoyed an Italian feast at Cecconi’s West Hollywood, where they shared pasta and fish dishes washed down with wine, a source tells PEOPLE.

Adds the source: “Scarlett acted very intrigued by him. She would smile, nod her head and just listen to his stories.”

The pair previously cozied up for a more intimate dinner earlier this month at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont, the hotel where the actress has been staying while filming We Bought a Zoo with Matt Damon.

Rumors about the two being a couple first swirled in January, just a month after the actress’s December split from her husband, Ryan Reynolds.

Talk of a budding romance heated up when the two took a short and sweet getaway to Mexico at the beginning of January.

All I know is that if I were famous, single, and on the rebound from someone who appeared to have the personality of a fucking level of composite wood, I’d be keen on letting Sean Penn slambaste me, too.

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  • I think its creepy. I mean, I would totally screw Sean Penn 20 years ago, but I’m not into the old man thing. If the guy is old enough to be your father, it aint right. The ONLY person who should be dating Scarlett is my personal friend, Amos. He has plenty of reasons why they should date

  • Sean Penn is a brilliant actor, somewhat of a humanitarian, but also buddies up with dictators like Hugo Chavez.

  • Um sorry, but the idea of my fresh young bod bumping with scrawny and wrinkled just doesn’t do it for me. I would however consider a run at that muscular hottie said to have the personality of composite wood (yes, wood).