HollywoodLife Tries To Trick Readers With “Selena Gomez Sees Justin Bieber” At Tanning Salon Story

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Selena Gomez Justin Bieber Tanning Salon

By Shari Weiss

Selena Gomez Justin Bieber Tanning Salon

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HollywoodLife will write almost anything about Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, just for the sake of traffic and money. The webloid once again proved it on Monday night with an “exclusive” (cough) headline blaring, “Selena Gomez Sees Justin Bieber At Luxury Tan & Makeovers.” Not so fast.

The webloid wrote, “Selena Gomez, 22, probably wasn’t expecting to see Justin Bieber, 20, at her tanning salon, Luxury Tan & Makeovers, in Calabasas on Dec. 27, but it turns out that she was in for a big surprise when she walked through the doors of the famous studio.” Oh? The site went on, “No matter where Selena goes, she just can’t seem to escape her ex. Before jetting off to Dubai to bring in the new year, the singer caught a glimpse of Justin, and you’ll never believe what she saw.” Oh?!

HollywoodLife continued, “Our spy says Selena came with a girlfriend and when she walked into the salon she saw her ex!” OH?! So, Bieber was getting a treatment at the same time Gomez arrived, right? WRONG! The webloid then quoted its “eyewitness” as saying, “It was such a coincidence because when Selena walked into the salon, Justin Bieber was on TV. He was on an old episode of the MTV show RIDICULOUSNESS with Rob Dyrdek.”

SERIOUSLY?! HollywoodLife set up an article in which readers were meant to think Gomez and Bieber had an unexpected, in-person run-in, even tweeting, “OMG! Selena Gomez saw Justin Bieber at her tanning salon. Find out what happened!” THEN the outlet “exclusively” revealed more than halfway through its story that Gomez SAW BIEBER ON TELEVISION.

Gossip Cop always knew that HollywoodLife was not above misleading readers, especially when it comes to Bieber and Gomez. But this attempt to trick people for the sake of clicks, a deplorable bait-and-switch move employed by the very worst in the tabloid media, represents a new low. Rather than reporting genuine information, HollywoodLife continues to use less-than-honest methods to generate pageviews. Is there any doubt why Gomez herself says, “HollywoodLife is never true. Ever.”?

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