By Mandi Bierly
June 29, 2009 at 11:58 PM EDT

Because I needed a break from the current news cycle, I decided to go to my happy place, which is currently The Hangover‘s Bradley Cooper. While the answer to Best Week Ever’s Michelle Collins’ NSFW query remains a mystery, Cooper did recently comment on two other burning questions: What was he doing having dinner with Jennifer Aniston (don’t even pretend like you didn’t send that link to friends with a frowny face) and what hair product does he use?

As for Aniston, he told People, in French, apparently, since he was at a Louis Vuitton menswear event in Paris, “She’s a friend of mine. Simply, simply, just a friend….In America, it’s not like it is here. She’s someone who is super, super known. Famous. If someone says ‘hello’ to her, it’s given that he’s fallen in love with her. So, no. No. She’s a very, very interesting woman, but she’s simply a friend.” (Point for saying that Aniston isn’t A-list in France; point taken away for referring to her as “very, very interesting.” Pretty sure she’s one “very” — tops.)

Moving on to “the hair,” we go to Allure‘s Daily Beauty Reporter blog. They cornered him at the Whitney Art Party in NYC, and asked how he creates that “perfectly messy lion’s mane.” Cooper told them it’s a two-step process: Redken Rewind 06 Pliable Styling Paste and “the other is this product I discovered years ago on a set — you can only buy it online, but I can’t say what it is because it’s a secret.” (Point for how color-coordinated our bathroom sink would be since I’m a Redken Rough Paste 12 Working Material girl; point taken away for him using more product than me.)

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