Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel are no-shows at casino opening

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A few weeks ago, an account of an impending break-up was reported by The Chicago Sun-Times. They claimed that Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake had been having some problems and were about to end their relationship at any moment, contrary to all of the “they’re so in love” reports that have been widely circulated.

Add another notch on the rumor bedpost: JT and Biel were supposed to make an appearance at a casino opening last week, and now people are treating their absence as a harbinger of relationship doom. PR Inside has more:

Pop star Justin Timberlake and girlfriend Jessica Biel fuelled reports their relationship is in trouble after they failed to show up at a casino opening.

The couple, dating since 2007, has recently been dogged by rumours they plan to split, with a source telling U.S. newspaper The Chicago Sun-Times: “Things are not going as smoothly as (Biel and Timberlake) would want people to think they are.”

The stars then added to the speculation when they failed to deliver a scheduled promotional appearance at the launch of an Indiana Live Casino in Shelbyville, Indiana on 13 March (09).

And their absence infuriated many members of the 8,000-strong audience.

Guest Marian Flemming says, “It was ridiculous. They promised us that Justin and Jessica were going to be here, so we came down to check out the new casino and had hoped to see the two stars. When they did not show up, we simply felt cheated.”

[From PR Inside]

Since there’s no rumor of Timberlake getting sued for his failure to appear, I suppose it either wasn’t a paid appearance, or Timberlake has already given back his appearance fee. By the way, who goes to a casino opening in Shelbyville, Indiana to see JT and Biel?

So are they breaking up? To my eyes, JT has looked “over it” for a while, and Biel has always seemed a little clingy. Maybe I’m totally wrong, but is Justin Timberlake really such a prize in a boyfriend? Perhaps Jessica could just call it a day and move on to bigger and better things.

Here are Justin and Jessica sneaking out the side door of the William Rast Fashion Show at the Tent in Bryant Park in New York on February 16th. Images thanks to Pacific Coast News.

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  1. Baho says:

    They were probably huddled under a blanket somewhere reading Emily Bronte and crying.

  2. HEB says:

    Maybe they drank too much JT tequilla

  3. Wow says:

    Wasn’t it recently reported that they had already moved in together in NY?

  4. posterboy says:

    I don’t get what these women see in Timberlake. He’s boyish, not manly at all.

  5. Kerry says:

    I guess she’s manly enough for the both of them

  6. the original kate says:

    a casino opening?! in shelbyville, indiana?! that is hilarious.

  7. sterling says:

    Shelbyville… isn’t that the rival town in The Simpsons? LOL they’re really booking the prime appearances!

  8. morgs says:

    Move on to bigger and better things?
    This might be the biggest and best she can get.

    Totally agree that he has looked over it for awhile. She looks super in-lurve with him, but he doesn’t look to reciprocate it.

  9. What says:

    she’s a clinger on who looks like a caveman, poor justin he and brit should at least be friends if it wasnt for his ego

  10. Shay says:

    I doubt they were even booked to come. When the local news tried to dig into why they didn’t show up the PR firm wouldn’t take interviews. Also usually these type of arrangements require the celeb to be paid some amount of money before hand or atleast have their plane ticket purchased. The casino has made no claim that they were stiffed out of money or expenses. This isn’t even the biggest issue surrounding the casino. The fact that they used Obama’s voice and likeness to sell the casino in print, radio, tv, and billboard ads was a much bigger deal. A lot of people complained and Obama’s camp requested that the ads be pulled.