Swift Sidles Up to Cooper, Gets Shot Down

Because who doesn't want to date Taylor Swift?

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 16, 2013 10:19 AM CST | Updated Jan 16, 2013 10:56 AM CST

(Newser) – It hasn't been a great month for Taylor Swift: She lost her latest boyfriend, lost a potential Golden Globe to Adele (and looked pretty unhappy about it), and now Radar reports that she also lost a chance to snag the next guy on her list. Seems Swift had a little crush on Bradley Cooper, and asked her friend and Cooper's Silver Linings Playbook co-star Jennifer Lawrence to hook the two of them up. But when Lawrence talked to Cooper, he shot down the idea. Awkward.

"First of all, her reputation precedes her. Bradley is very wary of dating someone who is a bit of a serial dater like Taylor," a source explains. Plus, "he thinks she's far too young for him." He also thinks Lawrence herself is too young for him: Rumors had been swirling that the co-stars were an item, but at the Golden Globes Cooper was quick to shoot them down. "That's very funny," the 38-year-old told Entertainment Tonight. "First of all, I could be her father. ... She's amazing, but no."

Bradley Cooper, left, and Jennifer Lawrence are seen at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Santa Monica, Calif.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Actor Bradley Cooper arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence talk to 'Entertainment Tonight.'   (Entertainment Tonight)

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