About four months ago, I didn’t really have any strong feelings about Rachel Bilson. I thought she was cute and harmless and boring, and likely engaged to a young actor who beeped significantly on my gaydar (Hayden Christensen). Then, seemingly all of a sudden, Bilson was an old-fashioned, Paris Hilton-type famewhore. She was going to the opening of an envelope, walked every red carpet, and making sure she got herself pap’d every other day. Along the way, she and Hayden split up and Rachel somehow played that into even more “candid” paparazzi shots and appearances at fashion shows, random gossip pieces and red carpets. And before you say “She wasn’t calling the paparazzi on herself” – please. Like anyone would give a sh-t enough to say “Hey, I hear MOVIE STAR Rachel Bilson is going to be walking her dog today!” She’s not Angelina Jolie. She’s not even Jessica Biel. She’s like a less talented Ashley Greene, and that’s saying A LOT. Anyway, what did all of this famewhoring get her? A part in a movie. With Kate Bosworth. And Bosworth got top billing. Yeah… it really doesn’t seem worth it.
Anyway, People Magazine has a stupidly suspicious piece about how Rachel and Hayden are back together now:
After calling off their engagement in August, Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen are giving their romance another shot.
“They’re dating again,” a friend of the actress tells PEOPLE.
And they’re not hiding, either.
Last week, Christensen was seen leaving Bilson’s house in Los Feliz, Calif. With Bilson based in Los Angeles and Christensen living in Canada, distance was reportedly one of the main reasons for the split.
Christensen, 29, and Bilson, 29, met on the set of Jumper in 2007, and got engaged in December 2008.
So what’s this about? Did they both come to the understand that two irrelevant people somehow make a barely relevant couple? Is this some kind of famewhore negotiation process, where they’re both just in it for some extra press? How about this: instead of calling the paparazzi on yourself week after week and getting your publicist to plant items in People, you just get some work and focus on it. Keep your head down and work on your craft. What’s that? Your “craft” is walking red carpets and pushing stories about who you’re hooking up with? Maybe she should even leave Hollywood for a year or two, and go do some stage work, or even charity work. Oh… wait. Famewhoring is all that Rachel is capable of, right?