Date: 23rd August 2001
GLADIATOR (2000) heart-throb RUSSELL CROWE has had his advances spurned by OSCAR-winning actress GWYNETH PALTROW. Russell tried to turn on the charm while at dinner with the SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1998) star and his on-off girlfriend MEG RYAN.
However Gwyneth, currently dating film hunk LUKE WILSON, was less than impressed. Last night (22AUG01) a friend of Paltrow's said, "Russ got it all wrong. It takes more than a cheap dinner to win Gwyn. " (TM/WNTSP/RP)