How does Sean Penn keep getting all the chicks? It's a damn mystery. Hopefully he shares some of these secrets before he passes on. From Us Weekly:

A source confirms to Us that Penn treated Kelly and a couple of friends to a "very pricey meal" at Thomas Keller's elite eatery The French Laundry in Napa, Calif., for the Almost Human actress' 35th birthday. (TMZ was first to report the outing, with photos of the pair at the restaurant.)

The insider says that Penn -- whose famous exes include Theron, Scarlett Johansson, and ex-wives Madonna and Robin Wright -- flew up to Napa with a pal on the night of June 23, and met Kelly and her girlfriend for dinner. The two apparently met at a benefit the actor threw for his Haiti relief organization J/P HRO.

"That was their first date, but it was a group setting," the insider tells Us of the birthday feast at French Laundry. "It was more of a 'let's see how this goes.'"