John and Scarlett Play Games at Grammys

Entertainment Feb. 11, 2007 AT 6:22PM
John and Scarlett Play Games at Grammys Credit: WireImage.com

John Mayer and Scarlett Johansson didn't bring dates to the Grammys, but that didn't stop E!'s Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana DePandi from jumping on the "are-they-or-aren't-they?" train when they arrived for their carpetside chats.

"You're like the Anderson Cooper of E!," 29-year-old Mayer joked as Seacrest pulled him aside for an interview under the watchful eye of his super-powered publicist, Ken Sunshine. "I'm such a loose cannon." While Mayer was happy to discuss his five Grammy nominations including Album of the Year ("This is my little Superbowl," he told Seacrest enthusiastically), he had something new and interesting to offer about his relationship with Jessica Simpson when pressed for details... except, he said it in Japanese. "Take it to another room, find a Japanese person, decode it, and you'll have an answer," the singer replied sarcastically before abadoning Seacrest to the crunky crowd. (Seacrest took him up on his offer, later revealing that Mayer said "She is very beautiful and you'll be the last to know.")

Meanwhile, Johansson acted put off by even the idea anyone would think she and Justin Timberlake were an item -- even though the duo have been spending a lot of quality time together and even hung out in L.A. Friday night at T-Lake's concert. "We did a music video together and we have a lot of friends in common," the 23-year-old actress said before denying the romance. "The last thing I want to think about is what people think about my personal life."

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