Drew Barrymore and Kirsten Dunst have “awkward run-in” backstage at SNL

Kirsten Dunst is dating Justin Long, the guy Drew Barrymore paraded all over the Hollywood earlier this year, from January to around July when they confirmed their breakup. Unlike Barrymore, who told the press that she was so happy with Long that her “cheeks hurt,” Dunst keeps her personal life much closer to her chest, and denied even knowing Long when asked about him in a recent interview. (It’s possible the interview was conducted before Dunst hooked up with him, though.)

Dunst and Barrymore were both backstage at Saturday Night Live over the weekend to support different friends who were in the show. They’re said to have had “an awkward run-in” that was deflected by James Franco, who tried to make a joke and shuffle them apart. They were both also at the after party for the show, and took care to stay well away from each other:

First, the two starlets were both backstage for the Saturday Night Live broadcast. Drew was on hand to hang with good pal Cameron Diaz, who was making a cameo on the show, while Kirsten was there to cheer on her Spider-Man co-star James Franco, who had been given hosting duties for the week.

“Drew and Kirsten had a really awkward run-in,” one witness tells OK!. “James had to deflect the situation by making a joke and walking away with Kirsten while Drew then fumed about it to Cameron.”

And then later in the evening, the tension was thick in the air at new NYC hotspot Wildwood Barbeque, where the cast, musical guests Kings of Leon, and an entourage of other Manhattan celebs like Gossip Girl stars Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley, Blake Lively and Chace Crawford, went to celebrate after the show.

“Both Drew and Kirsten were there,” says one partygoer. “But Kirsten didn’t want to be near her, so they stayed far away from each other the entire night.” Keeping their distance was a complicated matter, as both actresses kept having to step outside for cigarette breaks.

[From OK! Magazine]

I have a newfound respect for James Franco after being thoroughly amused by his performance in Pineapple Express. You can picture him coming to the rescue like this, but this story is scant on the details. Did Barrymore and Dunst give each other the evil eye like baby Maggie and the unibrow evil baby on the Simpsons? Did they talk smack to each other at all? I want to know.

It was never really clear why Barrymore and Long broke up. Some tabloid reported that Justin broke up with Drew because she was drinking too much, but that sounded like pure speculation. There was also a story after their breakup that Long dropped out of an upcoming film with Drew, Whip It!, after she dumped him and broke his heart.

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  1. chaz says:

    between the two of them they’ve pretty much slept with everyone in Hollywood….. i’m just surprised it doesn’t happen more often!

  2. vdantev says:

    Justin Long makes Shia Labeouf seem macho by comparison.

  3. Obvious says:

    Poor Justin. You really ned better taste.

    But Props to my man James.

  4. elisa says:

    Franco had a cover story in Men’s Vogue (?) (I think) and apparently he takes a lot of classes at UCLA while filming. (More than I could…) I think I remember that he already has his BA and is going to NYC for his master’s. Anyone know what I’m talking about? Anyone?

  5. Codzilla says:

    OK, I’ve spent the last 10 seconds trying to care about these three, and it’s just not happening. 🙄

  6. Kaiser says:

    I have no problems believing that both Drew and Kiki are *this* immature and that both have *that* bad taste in men (Kiki dating Jake G. was a fluke). 😕

  7. emma says:

    elisa, i believe that james got his bachelor from ucla and is now studying at columbia for his masters.

  8. Spike says:

    “In 2008, Franco received his undergraduate degree in English from UCLA.[35] He moved to New York to attend graduate school at Columbia University’s MFA Writing Program and New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.”

    I give him mad props for being cross enrolled. I’m really impressed by him.

  9. elisha says:

    elisa, check his wiki page for all the details.

    This article was really important for me, because up until now I though James Franco and Justin Long were the same person.

  10. miss_kitteh says:

    I think Justin Long is adorable. He’s just the kind I would have gone for in high school or college. (Loooong time ago.)

  11. GuessWho says:

    Don’t care, still love me some Drew.

  12. Eve says:

    If Drew dumped Justin, then why would she care who he was dating next?

  13. whatevs says:

    I think I read in Us Weekly awhile ago that Drew broke up with him cause she visited a psychic or something. She also supposedly said he was too young. Don’t know if it’s true or not. I think if I were Drew I’d be really annoyed, this is the second time the Dunst has dated/hooked up with one of her boyfriend’s after she broke up with him.

  14. I choose me says:

    Love Drew, I’m meh about Kirsten but I don’t think either one is going to settle down anytime soon. They’re both single girls who like to party and are just dating and having a good time. I also get the feeling that Justin knows what’s what and is just having fun with the ladies himself.

    For all we know they might have a f-buddy system going on. Hollywood’s a dirty, dirty place. Or maybe that’s just my imagination. :mrgreen:

  15. Jeanne says:

    All three of them are kinda awkward people anyway.

  16. Jenni says:

    Justin is gorgeous – I’ll have him!! Drew is stupid!!!!

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