Marc Malkin from E! News is reporting that lurve may be in the air for New Moon star Taylor Lautner who has been spotted spending time with Disney starlet Selena Gomez. According to the report (augmented by new photos of the pair in close proximity making their exit from having lunch together), the couple have been hanging out together in Vancouver, Canada where his new film The Twilight Saga: New Moon is currently in production. Could Taylor be using his Twilight Saga cache to couple up with a Disney princess?
Move over, Pattinson, Stewart and Reed! Make room for Taylena! Taylor Lautner, 17, is the latest New Moon-er to be hit with romance rumors. Reports say he’s gone on a few dates in Vancouver with Disney darling Selena Gomez, 16. As everyone knows by now, New Moon has been shooting in the Canadian city for the last month. Gomez is also there filming Ramona and Beezus from Beverly Cleary’s popular children’s book series. We’ve got details on where they’ve been spotted and what they were doing: Taylena hit Caffe Artigiano yesterday for a little morning get-together. With Gomez’s mom in tow, they ordered two of the coffee shop’s signature lattes before sitting at a table to chat for about 30 minutes. “They were very low-key and kept to themselves,” an eyewitness tells us. “Nobody bothered them.” In fact, the staff seemed unfazed by Taylena. Photos show the cozy duo jumping into the same SUV while being protected by a big, burly, tattooed bodyguard. A source also confirms that the two recently had dinner at a local outpost of the Old Spaghetti Factory. The only fuss came from a small group of girls “who were really excited” but were too shy to approach them, said our source. Whether the twosome is really sweet on each other remains unclear, but we definitely approve of this pairing. Seriously, the cuteness factor on Taylena is up there with puppy dogs and kittens, don’t ya think? And let me tell you, I’ve met and talked with both of them. They are two of the nicest aw-shucks kids around. Never do I hear anything bad about them. They’re friendly, smart, gracious and humble. Meanwhile, get ready to see a lot more of Mr. Lautner. Remember that shot of the shirtless New Moon werewolves that was released earlier this week by the studio? Well, I hear similar pics of Lautner are on the way.
OMG … Taylena! I love it! I suppose a name like Taylomez or Selautner might work as well but I could live with Taylena. Hahahaha … and another generation of celebrity romance is born. This news will prolly only serve to cause legions of Taylor Lautner fans (affectionately called Taylor Tots) to go screaming into their pillows … or off to burn effigies of Selena. I suppose it’s possible that these two kids are really getting “involved” but it’s also just as likely that they are hanging out together in order to whip up some more attention to the two of them. New Moon could always use more press … as could Selena Gomez, who I’m sure is just waiting for Miley Cyrus to slip up so she can step in and take her place as reigning Disney queen. I suppose we should err on the side of positivity and assume that these two crazy kids are hanging out because they like each other and not because their publicists are making them … right?