OSCAR-winning actress Halle Berry turned heads recently when she was spotted out on a date with a new man - rapper Heavy D.

The MONSTER'S BALL beauty, who was romantically linked to actor MICHAEL EALY months after her marriage to Eric Benet ended, shocked diners at Los Angeles' Madeo on 15 March (05) when he reportedly walked in holding hands with the slimmed-down star.

An onlooker tells US WEEKLY, "They sat down at a cosy booth in a quiet corner and had dinner and drinks. When they walked out, they held hands again."

A representative for Heavy D, real name DWIGHT MYERS, insists, "They're friends and have known each other for a while."

31/03/2005 02:28