Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent fuel dating rumours

Los Angeles: In one of the most unusual hook-ups of Hollywood, rapper 50 Cent is reportedly dating comedienne Chelsea Handler.

The dating rumours surfaced after a picture of the two of them looking cosy together in a bar in New Orleans was published online.

TMZ were first to run with the picture and according to the US website the `Candy Shop` hitmaker and Handler were getting "very hot and heavy".

The two are both known as being controversial in their chosen fields, 50 Cent as a rapper and Handler as a late night talk show and comedienne.

"It`s more of a hookup thing, whenever they are in the same town," said a source.

Handler, who hosted the MTV Video Music Awards, is staying mum on the subject, promising however to address the rumours on her talk show.

Handler`s controversy ratings recently shot up with the disclosure of a `sex tape` that the 35-year-old made when she was an up and coming, struggling comedienne.