Tattle: Justin & Rihanna? Selena ain't so

An anonymous source close to Justin Bieber and Rihanna said the pop stars performed an impromptu "duet" at a hotel in New York during the taping of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
An anonymous source close to Justin Bieber and Rihanna said the pop stars performed an impromptu "duet" at a hotel in New York during the taping of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Posted: February 08, 2013

WHETHER you're interested in celebrity silliness or a career in public relations, the following is a perfectly planted gossip item.

According to Life & Style magazine - in an exclusive conversation with an unnamed friend of Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber - the reason Selena broke up with the Beebs is because he cheated on her.

Duh.

With Rihanna.

Huh?

That's right, Rihanna.

You can stop laughing now.

It has "devastated" Selena, the friend tells Life & Style. "It really cut like a knife because it happened in February of 2011, when Selena and Justin had been dating for months and were falling in love. It's caused Selena to question their entire relationship."

Hey, everyone else has been questioning their entire relationship.

An anonymous insider told Life & Style that Justin and Rihanna (merely saying both names together makes Tattle chuckle) spent time together in November while taping the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York. "During breaks," the source said, "they'd sneak away to the Hotel Giraffe."

For a little necking?

"They were alone. Their security made sure of it. Hotel staff blocked off the entire floor for them."

Yeah, so Justin would have a lot of room to run and hide.

A Justin rep denies anything physical happened with Rihanna, which is believable since Justin wasn't crushed like a walnut.

The "friend," meanwhile, believes that Justin will never kiss and tell for fear it will let down his fans.

"Justin would never admit to it; he would never tell anyone he messed around with Rihanna."

Because she would punch him in the face.

So why is this a perfect plant?

It gives Justin macho sex cred being linked with Rihanna at the same time it allows him to be a good boy and deny any actual linkage. It gives Selena cover because what girl wouldn't be mad if her boyfriend was hooking up with Rihanna. At the same time, it makes Selena sympathetic, because who can compete with Rihanna?

Best of all, the whole notion of it is really funny.

Autism acts

Toni Braxton's autistic son, 9-year-old Diezel, makes his acting debut in "Twist of Faith" (Lifetime, Saturday 8 p.m.) and he could have had a bigger role except Toni didn't want to put too much pressure on him.

"He was supposed to play my son initially, but by the time we worked out the shooting schedule, school had started," she said.

"Even though he's considered high-functioning right now, he wasn't in the past, and that's why I thought him carrying the movie and trying to do the movie and tutoring would have been too much for him," she said.

"He was a little disappointed at first, but I think in the end, he's happy about the turnout."

* The first-ever autism-friendly performance of the Broadway hit "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will take off this spring. Tickets go on sale Thursday.

The Theatre Development Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides access to live theater, said Wednesday that it bought all the tickets for the April 27 matinee at the Foxwoods Theatre and will offer them at a discount for children and adults on the autism spectrum. Tickets range from $35-$80.

The Spider-Man musical will be the fifth show in the fund's autism-friendly program. The first was Disney's "The Lion King" in October 2011, followed last year with performances of "Mary Poppins," a second performance of "The Lion King" and one of "Elf: The Musical." Each time, the shows got enthusiastic feedback from grateful families.

The shows have been slightly altered to make those with autism more comfortable, including cutting jarring sounds and strobe lights. Quiet areas with beanbag chairs and coloring books, staffed by autism experts, also will be created inside the theater for those who might feel overwhelmed.

TATTBITS

* Tattle finally figured out who's

"Chasing The Saturdays" on E!

The Wanted.

The boy band has also signed on to do an E! reality series.

The British fivesome announced Wednesday that its show will debut in June. A news release said that the behind-the-scene series will be "unvarnished" and "nonglossy."

Plus there's the possibility of appearances by Lindsay Lohan as Max George's friend with benefits.

Steven Michael Quezada,

who plays federal drug agent Steven Gomez on the Albuquerque-based "Breaking Bad," is seeking to win a seat on the city's school board.

Three of Quezada's four children attend the Public Academy for the Performing Arts, a charter school where the actor has been active on the governing board.

He's running unopposed, so he has a good chance.

Sean Lowe, of "The Bachelor," who's having a tough time weeding out the fame whores vying for his roses, tells Life & Style magazine, "I think I might be wasting my time."

Sean has thus reached the same conclusion as Tattle when it comes to "The Bachelor."

- Daily News wire services

contributed to this report.


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