Remember the glee with which we told you about James Franco and Ashley Benson‘s rumored relationship? We’re glad that we stuck to the rumored part, even though we were dying for it to be true, because Franco himself has denied the supposed dating in a piece he wrote for the HuffPo. And reading it made us giggle and frown at the same time. How awesome would it have been if the two were actually together, hanging out at Washington Square Park and holding hands at the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride? We are inordinately disappointed that no dating on the down-low is going down. While Franco’s piece is long and winding and deals with everything he has been up to lately — watching On the Road (a movie he auditioned for) and creating a collaborative film called Tar — but he does address all this Benson bizznezz in the end. “I also hear that I’ve been dating Selena Gomez, Kristen Stewart and Ashley Benson. Hot damn, am I a lucky guy,” he writes. The part that really cracks us up is when he adds, “I wish I had actually gotten closer than the 13th row of the theater in Toronto where Kristen gave her On the Road Q and A, but I didn’t; not only did I not talk to her, I didn’t even go to the SoHo house where I supposedly asked her out on a date. As for Gomez and Benson, those are Bieber’s girls and I wouldn’t dare tangle with the Biebs. I heard he wants to kick my ass. Yikes!” Damn straight, Franco. You don’t ever mess with the Biebs.
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