13:30 29 September 2006
Orlando Bloom has been getting close with Penelope Cruz.
The newly-single 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star was seen with the 'Volver' actress - who used to date Tom Cruise - at Hyde nightclub in Los Angeles on Monday (25.09.06).
One onlooker told the New York Post newspaper: "They were definitely together and holding hands."
Penelope is not the first star Orlando has been linked to recently.
He has also been spotted canoodling with 'Kill Bill' actress Uma Thurman on the set of a commercial she was filming.
Meanwhile, Orlando and his ex, 'Superman Returns' star Kate Bosworth have been trying desperately to avoid each other, according to reports.
The pair - who ended their four year on-off relationship earlier this month (09.06) - were due to cross paths at New York Fashion Week.
However, the two stars made sure they were kept apart at all times and informed of one another's movements at the event.
An insider revealed: "Their people were speaking every hour to make sure Orlando and Kate avoided each other at all costs. They coordinated their schedules."
The break-up came just months after rumours circulated that the British actor was planning to marry Kate.
A spokesperson for Penelope Cruz denied she and Orlando are dating.
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