Maverick director Quentin Tarantino has reportedly embarked on a romance, with the ex lover of Britney Spears' husband KEVIN FEDERLINE - SHAR JACKSON.

The pair were seen in Las Vegas, Nevada, together last weekend (02-04JUL05) acting like a couple.

Onlookers at eaterie Nobu tell Us Weekly magazine they "held hands like a couple" and were "very touchy".

A spokesperson for Jackson insists they are just friends celebrating her mother's birthday.

Jackson was jilted by Federline - the father of her two youngest children KALEB and KORI - when he began dating pop princess Spears in April 2004, who is now expecting her first child with him.

06/07/2005 05:10