Remember the SAG Awards? The first presenters of the evening were Justin Timberlake and Kate Hudson, and I wrote “I think Jessica Biel should definitely keep her eye on JT and Hudson, because they seemed very, very friendly. Too friendly.” Well, now the Enquirer has pretty much based an entire story on that observation. The gist is that Kate has “set her sights” on JT and that she’s convinced that JT and Jessica Biel are pretty much dunzo. What’s weird is that there’s no mention of any of the alleged hookups Kate and JT have maybe had in the past – they’ve been rumored to have had flings a few times. Why do I have such a memory for this crap? Here are the highlights:
“Kate’s always had a thing for Justin, and after reading that his romance with Jessica Biel is over, she’s decided to make her move,” a close friend told the Enquirer.
“They’ve known each other for years, but up until now, the timing has been bad.”
At the SAGs, “Kate flirted with Justin outrageously that night, and he was all over her… they exchanged numbers in the green room.”
Rumors persist that the love affair between Justin and Jessica has all but crumbled and that both are ready to move on. “Kate wouldn’t dream about stealing another girl’s guy. But in Hollywood, most people believe JT and Jessica are now all but over. They’re certainly not red-hot for each other anymore.”
“Kate wants a man who is easy to be with. And that’s certainly Justin… but Kate’s not rushing into anything. She’s always had a crush on Justin and she’s following her instincts.”
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, February 15, 2010]
First off, Kate needs to find a real man. Not JT, not Alex Rodriguez, not Owen Wilson (who I actually like, but who seemed to easily dominated by Kate). Kate needs to date someone with his act together, who isn’t going to fall for Kate’s succubus ways. JT is not that guy. JT is the guy who would tap it and quit it in a half an hour or less. Second point: at what point does public perception about a couple’s eventual breakup become “cheating” or “infidelity”? Granted, I don’t think Jessica and JT are going to be around much longer either, but will Kate be blasted as a boyfriend-stealer if she makes a play (or continues to make a play) for JT?