Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds may be engaged very soon, although her rep is denying it. A close source tells Ben Widdicombe of Gatecrasher that an engagement is on the way.

The couple have been an item for almost a year. Reynolds ended his engagement to fellow Canadian Alanis Morissette last February, and by April he was spotted on a date with Johansson at the Odeon in Tribeca, looking very much in love.

Johansson herself had a high-profile relationship with actor Josh Hartnett. By coincidence, a friend of that ex-couple told me last week, "Josh has the funniest picture of Scarlett on his phone. They're at home having dinner and she's brandishing a carving knife over a chicken like a slasher, and making a face.

I just wish Scarlett would do another interesting movie. I don't really care who's she with, but I think she's a great actress.