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by Cindy Elavsky

Jennifer Love Hewitt

I had read somewhere that Jennifer Love Hewitt was dating her “Ghost Whisperer” co-star Jamie Kennedy. I thought she was engaged to another actor who had appeared on her show. Which is correct? — Brittany H., via e-mail

Jennifer, 30, had been dating Scottish actor Ross McCall, whom she met when he guest-starred on “The Ghost Whisperer.” How ever, after being together about two-and-a-half years, the couple called it quits. Jennifer — who also happens to have a history of dating musicians (Enrique Iglesias, John Meyer, Rich Cronin and Joey Lawrence) — is now with actor/comedian Jamie Ken nedy, 39.

What are the Harry Potter actors going to do once the movie series is over? Faith G., Asbury Park, NJ

Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, wants to continue his acting career, and per haps branch out into directing. He has already made a name for himself outside the Harry Potter realm by starring in the London (2007) and Broadway (2008) productions of the play Equus, as well as the 2007 film December Boys — which were just about the only things he could squeeze in between Harry Potter movies.

Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley, is eager to try his hand at comedy. He also has two movies coming out between Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows: Part 1; one is called Cherrybomb, the other is Wild Target. Emma Watson, aka Hermoine Granger, has not ruled out a career in the film industry; however, she plans to attend Brown University in the fall to study literature.

I’ve heard rumors that there is going to be a “Veronica Mars” movie. I hope it’s true, because I really miss that show! Greta J., via e-mail

While there are no known plans for a “Veronica Mars” movie, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t interest — especially from “Veronica” herself, actress Kristen Bell. Kristen — who co-stars with Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn and Kristin Davis in this fall’s feature film Couples Retreat — has expressed great interest in filming a movie based on the cult hit, along with series creator Rob Thomas. Kristen revealed on her personal blog that while she and Rob are interested in making the movie, bosses at Warner Brothers are skeptical that enough fans are interested. Kristen is urging all her fans to write in to the WB and let them know they want a “Veronica Mars” movie.

Now that both are single, are Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson planning to reunite? Michael E., Portland, Ore.

While it probably would be a great idea for both of their careers if they got back together, there are no signs that the former “Newlyweds” have any plans to reunite. Nick recently commented on his ex’s breakup with football star Tony Romo: “I certainly have heard about her breakup, and I wish her the best. I haven’t talked to her in probably two years.”

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