Britney Spears & Benji Madden: Sure, why not?

There’s about to be a gunfight at the Herp-K Corral. Britney Spears and Benji Madden have been “secretly dating,” according to In Touch. The two were supposedly hooked up by Britney’s manager Larry Rudolph who’s hoping to use their relationship to promote her upcoming tour. Via PopCrunch:

“They’ve been on a few dates,” a snitch close to Madden revealed in the December 29 edition of the tab. “They met once at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills for dinner in a hotel suite.”
So far, things are blossoming smoothly for the rumored lovers.
“She appears to like Benji a lot, and he seems to really like her.”
According to the In Touch spy, Britney’s manager worked with Papa Jamie Spears to create a list of potential boyfriends for the pop icon. In addition to Benji, the list also included Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford, actor Jesse Metcalf, and Olympian Michael Phelps.
“Larry made some phone calls and Benji ended up being the most interested in being fixed up.”

Of course, Benji Madden was the most interested. He just got dumped by Paris Hilton. If somebody asked him “Hey, Benji, want to date a ham sandwich?”, he’d probably throw on a tux and buy flowers. I mean, God, he just wants someone to hold him close and say “Everything’s gonna be alright – unless you’re having an outbreak then, Jesus Christ, get off my bed.” Is that too much to ask? *sigh*

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