BRADLEY COOPER ON JENNIFER ANISTON

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper is telling the media to stop gossiping that he is dating Jennifer Aniston, because they are "just friends." The couple was linked romantically after they were spotted enjoying dinner at New York City Italian restaurant Il Cantinori last week, with many Internet gossips speculating they have been secretly dating for several months. Cooper, who starred alongside Aniston in recent movie "He's Just Not That Into You," has denied the stories, but rumors of a relationship refused to go away. In a press conference in Paris, France, on Friday, the actor once again addressed the reports, insisting they are just not true. He says, "She's a friend of mine. Simply, simply, just a friend. In America, its not like it is here. She's someone who is super, super known. Famous. If someone says 'hello' to her, it's given that he's fallen in love with her. So, no. No. She's a very, very interesting woman, but she's simply a friend. "We made a film together but we didn't have any scenes together. I got hired in at the beginning of the casting, and my part was solely with Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Connelly. Which isn't bad at all."