HollywoodLife Spreads False Robert Pattinson & Nettie Wakefield Dating Rumor

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By Daniel Gates

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Jay Penske’s HollywoodLife, which has lied about Robert Pattinson many times, just got caught repeating lies again. The blog, which spreads lies, recently helped to circulate a report from The Sun claiming Pattinson is romantically linked to Nettie Wakefield, a London artist.

“They were very touchy-feely,” said the original story. “They were trying to keep a low profile but Rob teased Nettie by messing with her hair and they had a flirty play fight. Afterwards they were giggling like teenagers.” HollywoodLife wrote that Pattinson and Wakefield “are reportedly turning into more than just friends.”

Later, the webloid repeated the rumor, out of context, in a completely unrelated story about Kristen Stewart going for a drive in Los Angeles. “As rumors of Robert Pattinson striking up a romance with Kristen Stewart’s friend Nettie Wakefield surfaced, Kristen was seen driving around Los Angeles with her BFF CJ Romero,” reported HollywoodLife. “Is she leaning on CJ during a hard time?”

The blog said that, like anyone, Stewart needed a friend when her “former flame is spotted out with a potential new love interest.” But after outlets with actual sources busted the Pattinson-Wakefield rumor, HollywoodLife was forced to backtrack with a story called “Robert Pattinson: The Truth About Rumors He’s Dating Nettie Wakefield.”

And guess what… they’re NOT dating! But even after admitting that Pattinson and Wakefield are not a romantic item, HollywoodLife still couldn’t help itself. It concluded its story by asking, “HollywoodLifers, should Rob date Nettie?” Maybe HollywoodLife should start reporting instead of taking every opportunity to stoke controversy.

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