Russell Crowe, 48, keeps tweeting at his Les Miserables co-star Samantha Barks not Banks, 22. And they work out together. So an Australian magazine ran with the story that they’re together now. But he tweeted at her that they’re not.

@SamanthaBarks apparently we are an item according to Aussie magazines...sorry about that Sammi

And she tweeted back that:

Rumours are hilarious and not true! #funnyoldworld :)

Not yet? Or never?

This is the fourth woman Crowe’s supposedly dated in the last four months. Previously: Katie Lee Joel, Dita Von Teese, and Natalie Imbruglia. He’s denied it each time.

Why are we so second-hand desperate for him?

Attached -- Crowe and Barks singing together with his band in New York in December.