November 26, 2005 06:00 AM

By the looks of things between Eddie Murphy and Access Hollywood anchor Shaun Robinson, there may be a thaw in Hollywood s relationship with the entertainment media.

Earlier this month Robinson arrived at a Beverly Hills steak house for Access‘s 10th-anniversary bash – with the newly single Murphy on her arm.

So are the two an item? The press certainly thinks so, given their coverage of the evening, although the 44-year-old funnyman has also been romantically linked with Robin Givens and Mariah Carey since splitting this summer from his wife, Nicole, after 12 years of marriage. (On Aug. 5, Nicole filed for divorce.)

“They are friends – that’s the deal,” said a show spokeswoman.

Robinson made a cameo in Murphy s 2001 comedy Dr. Dolittle 2. Murphy also considers many execs and staffers at Access to be his pals. His rep declined comment.

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