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Sandra meets up with former flame Matthew

January 10, 2006
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Old flames Matthew McConaughey and Sandra Bullock must have had lots to catch up on when they hooked up on Tuesday night at the People's Choice Awards. The screen favourites, who dated on and off during the Nineties, were both picking up acting gongs at the industry bash.

For starters the Miss Congeniality star no doubt had plenty to divulge on the joys of married life with celebrity mechanic and tattoo enthusiast Jesse James. Then there was the topic of Matthew's own transatlantic romance with his sultry Sahara co-star, Penelope Cruz.

Stepping up to collect his accolade for male action star, the rugged actor certainly looked as if he was enjoying his night out.

The ceremony got off to a dazzling start with a Jessica Simpson rendition of Nancy Sinatra's classic tune These Boots Are Made For Walkin'. The Dukes Of Hazzard star was on good form despite her recent split from husband Nick Lachey. She'd left her Daisy Duke hotpants at home, though, opting instead for grown-up glamour in a poppy-red gown.

Also on hand at the glitzy extravaganza was Lost actor Dominic Monaghan, who had an exuberant red-carpet greeting for American Idol Kelly Clarkson.

One of the highlights of the evening came when a beaming Jennifer Garner took time out from nappy duty to accept her award for best female action star during a satellite link up. In December she gave birth to Violet, her first child with husband Ben Affleck.

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Sandra Bullock proves her enduring popularity as she is named female movie star of the year at the People's Choice AwardsPhoto: © Rexy
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She will have been thrilled to see ex-love Matthew McConaughey, who was there to pick up a gong for best male action starPhoto: © Rex

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