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Which handsome young movie star spent this past week escorting Scarlett Johansson through the world's most romantic city?
Kieran Culkin, last seen as Michael Cera's gay roommate in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, joined Johansson in Paris last week, where the two were photographed strolling down the Champs-Elysees, sharing a table for two at a pizza restaurant and even -- oh my! -- attending an erotic burlesque show at Crazy Horse Paris. (Johansson kindly posed for a photo op with two of the dancers.) At one point, reports The Daily Mail, Johannson, 26, wrapped her arm around Culkin, 28. Later, the two of them caught a plane back to the U.S. together. Could it be a new romance?
Perhaps -- but it may just be an old friendship. People reveals that Johansson and Culkin both attended the same Manhattan high school: the Professional Children's School, which specializes in teaching children who are simultaneously pursuing a career.
They may not have known each other back then, though, since Culkin was two years older (which is about a decade in high school years). But their child acting careers took surprisingly similar paths. At age 7, Kieran landed his first big role in Home Alone alongside his big brother Macaulay (both would also star in Home Alone 2), while 12-year-old Scarlett later starred in Home Alone 3. Both are also accustomed to dating high-profile actors: Johansson divorced Ryan Reynolds last year and recently dated Sean Penn, while Culkin has dated Emma Stone and Anna Paquin.
Whether it was platonic or romantic, the Paris trip with Culkin may have been a way for Scarlett (who was reportedly there to shoot a video) to take her mind off her recent nude photo scandal, currently being investigated by the FBI. We're leaning toward platonic at the moment -- not just because Johansson was dressed somewhat chastely for a hot date, but because she was reportedly spotted flirting with Bradley Cooper at a nightclub shortly after returning to the U.S.! But who knows -- we once thought that Johansson and Sean Penn were "just friends" too...