I've avoided commenting on the "Jessica Simpson is totally hooking up with Owen Wilson!" jabber until a little more information on the friends surfaced, which it has, but I'm still not sure what to think.
Jessica and Owen have known each other for years, but never before has their behavior sparked this much buzz. After hanging out on the set of Willie Nelson's music video, the two stars have been seen together in both New York and LA, on numerous occasions. According to Us Weekly, the couple was most recently spotted at New York's Rose Bar, where "Jessica was touching Owen's arm and flipping her hair." Total girl flirt move! "Owen was charming, making Jessica laugh...it felt very date-y." But nobody is thinking that these two are going to be the next Hollywood supercouple. "Owen finds Jessica hilarious, but he's talking to lots of girls," a source close to the actor said. And Jess is still trying to get over her recent heartbreak courtesy of John Mayer. "She didn't think dating would be so hard!" said a friend of the bombshell.
So, we'll quietly keep an eye on these "friends" to see if they might be indulging in any of those "benefits" people are always talking about.