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Penelope Cruz, Matthew McConaughey Split
LOS ANGELES -- The "sexiest man alive" is available again. Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz "have decided to split," Cruz spokesman Robert Garlock told The Associated Press Friday. McConaughey's rep, Alan Nierob, confirmed the breakup, first reported by People magazine. The couple costarred in 2005's "Sahara."
McConaughey, People's reigning hunk of hunks, appeared in this year's "Failure to Launch." This fall, Cruz, 32, stars in Pedro Almodovar's "Volver," ("Return"), which just made a splash at the Cannes Film Festival. Cruz and McConaughey, 36, parted ways four weeks ago due to busy work schedules, People reports.