UPDATE: Russell refuted the dating rumors, saying he wants his family back.

Original story:

Everything Russell Crowe does is intense, so why should talking to a woman be any different?

Russell and his wife of nine years, Danielle Spencer, split back in October. Page Six's sources spotted Russell, 48, getting cozy with Billy Joel's ex-wife Katie Lee, 31, around 3 a.m. this past Sunday at the Greenwich Hotel. “They seemed to be in an intense flirtatious conversation,” an unnamed spy told Page Six. “They looked really into each other.”

They were spotted at the same spot later on Sunday, around 2 p.m. Russell is in New York filming A Winter's Tale and a production-related source told the site Katie has been seen around with Russell, but just casually.

So it sounds like they aren't an official "couple," but maybe this is a sign that Russell is back in the dating game.

Source: Page Six

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