Hollywood star Matt Dillon is secretly dating one of the stars of the new series of reality TV show The Apprentice.

Sexy senior government manager TARA DOWDELL, 28, has been reportedly dating the TO DIE FOR star for over a year, even though she describes herself as "single" on her profile for the show, in which she is bidding for a job working for billionaire tycoon Donald Trump.

The pair were spotted kissing in New York earlier this year (05), before Dowdell first appeared on television screens.

But there are no clues about her secret in her online The Apprentice profile. Dowdell lists her interests as "Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross and John Coltrane" and her favourite movies are "thrillers. I like having to figure something out. USUAL SUSPECTS and Silence Of The Lambs are some of my favourite movies" neither of which star her top secret beau.

15/02/2005 13:48