Time to fish that life-sized cardboard Justin you stole from the movie theater out of the garbage, because apparently Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are not dating. Rumors of their cuddly IHOP date last week made us suspect the two were getting into some hot hand-holding action, but Gomez denied having Bieber fever at Z100′s Jingle Ball in New York Friday. “It was pancakes! Oh my gosh!” Selena exclaimed, adding that Justin is “one of my best friends…It was just pancakes!” Hey, where we come from, a trip to IHOP is like a vacation in the Bahamas: if Justin Bieber takes you there, you kind of expect a ring.
“Who doesn’t like pancakes? We were both performing in the same place so we went and had pancakes together. That’s all it is. All innocent,” Gomez also told MTV. The singer added, “I love Justin. When he first started to come over from Canada his manager contacted me and he just said that he would like to meet me and he was just such a good kid…I feel like a big sister now, ’cause I want to protect him.” Hmmm, we don’t typically don’t eat breakfast while holding our little brother’s hand and cuddling, but then again we don’t like anything distracting us during Pancake Time. Wouldn’t want anyone to do lose a finger… [Photo: Getty Images]