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'Dead Accounts' co-star Josh Hamilton has 'crush' on Katie Holmes: source

New York Daily News
By Confidenti@l

Katie Holmes is single, though maybe not ready to mingle.

A source close to the recently divorced actressí Broadway play "Dead Accounts" says Holmes has a not-so-secret admirer on the Great White Way: her co-star Josh Hamilton.

The 43-year-old actor, who plays Phil in the play, which opens Nov. 29 at Music Box Theatre, "is really crushing on [the former Mrs. Tom Cruise] and is making that clear to her every opportunity he gets," according to our insider. "Heís always nearby, in her face, during lunch, [and during] breaks."

Itís also worth noting that Hamiltonís married to producer Lily Thorne, with whom he has a young son.

But the source says Holmes doesnít seem interested in casting Hamilton as her real-life leading man.

"Sheís been nice [and] polite, but ultimately uninterested in a romantic relationship with him," says our source.

"She doesnít want any stress at rehearsals or on the stage, so she has yet to unequivocally tell him to back off."

Thereís another reason the single mother of a 6-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise, is tip-toeing around Hamiltonís admiration.

"Sheís very aware to avoid any bad P.R. and any gossip in the often catty behind-the-scenes Broadway world," according to our insider.

Another insider says that Hamilton aside, Holmes isnít looking for romance anytime soon.

"Sheís really focused on her career and Suri right now. She spends a lot of time at rehearsals, with her daughter, and at the gym," explains that source. "And thatís basically about it. Sheíll get back to dating sooner or later. But itíll probably be later."

It was announced in June that Holmes filed for divorce from her A-list actor and Scientologist hubby, Tom Cruise, after five years of marriage. The divorce was finalized in July.

Representatives for the show and for Holmes couldnít be reached for comment.

Hamilton has previously appeared in "Proof" and "The Coast of Utopia." Holmes and Hamiltonís "Dead Accounts" also stars Norbert Leo Butz with Judy Greer and Jayne Houdyshell.