Hollywood' Hottest Single Stars
Girlfriends may come and go for George Clooney (at a Berlin screening of Solaris in February), but his pals are here to stay. "The only true virtue is loyalty," he told the Calgary Sun in November. "If you're going to err, it has to be on the side of your friends."
She may kick butt on Alias, but in real life Jennifer Garner (at the Oscars in March), who recently filed for divorce from husband Scott Foley, is known for her sweet demeanor. "It's her kindness and generosity that make her even more beautiful," costar Michael Vartan told Teen People in March.
John Cusack (at the L.A. premiere of Identity in April) has been linked to some of Hollywood's loveliest ladies – including Jennifer Love Hewitt and Meg Ryan – but the actor told PEOPLE in May that "I couldn't be more single. I need to start by seeing if I can keep a plant alive, and then I'll go from there."
Oscar nominee (for Chicago) Queen Latifah (at the L.A. premiere of Bringing Down the House in March) seems to be quite content racking up the accolades for her singing and acting, but admits that she'd like to see kids in her future – whether adopted, she told PEOPLE in February, or "biological mini-mes. That would be my greatest accomplishment."
Just because she's a supermodel, doesn't mean that newly single Heidi Klum (at the Hollywood premiere of The Matrix: Reloaded in May) takes herself seriously. "My name is Heidi and I'm from Germany, so I have to make a little fun of myself sometimes," the catwalker, who's separated from her husband, hairstylist Ric Pipino, told PEOPLE in June 1998.
Sure, she's a stunning, Grammy-winning singer, but that doesn't mean dating is easy for Ashanti (at a Long Island, N.Y., benefit concert in April). "It makes it hard to have a boyfriend when you're constantly traveling with a crew of guys," she told Teen People last summer.
WHAT A JOY
Joy Bryant, who made a splash in her starring role in 2002's Antwone Fisher (pictured at the Young Hollywood Awards in May), has no shortage of male fans, including actor Luke Wilson, with whom she's been spotted snuggling. "She's a friend," he told PEOPLE in March. "I don't talk about that stuff when it's going on."
Though she's savoring her single status (and looking fabulous while doing it, at the Cannes Film Festival in May), Nicole Kidman isn't ruling out being part of a couple again. "I think that when I fall in love, that's when I will stop and settle down," she said at a Cannes press conference in May, according to Reuters.
Vin Diesel (at MTV's New York studios in April) may be buff and tough, but he has a soft spot for his 175-pound mastiff, Roman. Potential girlfriends beware: "You just have to like big dogs who possibly wander into bed with you in the morning," he told the Chicago Sun-Times in August.
Were Law amp Order stunner Jesse L. Martin (at a New York celebration for the show's 300th episode in April) to have a woman in his life, she would have competition for attention. Namely: his arms. "I really like to show them off," he told InStyle in July. "They're just so golden brown and beautiful."
Why shouldn't Adrien Brody (at the Cannes Film Festival in May) smile? The sexy, single Oscar winner even has fans in his exes. "That is the Adrien I know. That passion just came out of him," ex-love Sky Nellor told USA Today in March about his impromptu Oscar smooch with Halle Berry.
Boys will be boys when it comes to Leonardo DiCaprio (at the London premiere of Gangs of New York in January). His favorite pastime? "You know, hang out with my buddies, drive around in my electric golf cart," he told The New York Times in November, "and scream at people, stuff like that."
Attention ladies: Ashton Kutcher, actor and host of the MTV show Punk'd, says he's far from a glamor boy. "I'm a guy's guy," Kutcher (at a press event for Just Married in Mexico City in January) told PEOPLE in May. "I don't comb my hair unless I have to, and I don't use lotions or fancy shampoos."
If it were up to Hugh Grant (at the L.A. premiere of Two Weeks Notice in December), he would no longer be a fancy-free bachelor. "I need to get married and have children," he told Vanity Fair in May. "Now I definitely keep my thoughts open to the idea of settling down and breeding. Definitely."
After a four-year relationship with actor-musician Jared Leto, Cameron Diaz (at the Golden Globes in January) is single again. Bachelors, rejoice! "She just happens to be one of the most beautiful girls on the planet, and that's hard to compete with," actor John Corbett told the Chicago Sun-Times in April 2002 about the bubbly Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle star.
ALL FOR ONE
Why choose a mate when you're busy having fun with your pals? Lucy Liu (at the Young Hollywood Awards in May) can often be found on the town with her girls – and Charlie's Angels costars – Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz. "People seem to notice Cameron first. ... They don't expect to see us all together like that," Liu told InStyle in February.