This report of Natalie and Sean Penn having dinner (along with 3 other people) was like throwing chum into the sea. That article was pretty subtle about their accusation. But Star Magazine doesn’t do subtle.
“They went to a bank of elevators that only goes to the spa or to private rooms,” an eyewitness tells Star. “They came back about 45 minutes later, and that’s when I saw them making out.”
“There’s a door outside of the hotel’s Tower Bar that has a bridge to the terrace, so it’s semi-private,” the eyewitness explains. “I used that path to get to the restroom, and when I came back, I had to go through some curtains – and that’s when I interrupted Sean and Natalie! When they saw me, they were startled and quickly composed themselves.”
While I can’t say it didn’t happen (I wasn’t there. I was playing ping pong with Dustin Lance Black.) I think Star’s reputation is as flimsy as it gets. The original report was probably closer to what really happened.
Liz Smith also has an account, which includes her opinion as to why Sean would be attracted to Natalie. He wants braaaaains!
Why Natalie Portman? “Sean likes smart women, and they have political and social causes dear to their hearts,” says one L.A. insider. Sean and Natalie swapped political theories and enthused over the good that comes from fighting for the underdog long, long, long into the night.
It was terribly brainy.
“So, how about that Middle East situation. Crazy, huh.”
“So sad. So very sad.”
“Yeah…hey, wanna go make out?”
“Do I ever!”