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Selena Gomez is not fixated on whether or not she'll run into The Weeknd at Coachella, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can bust this story, and explain how a certain webloid is taking real news and twisting it into fake news.

On Tuesday it was announced The Weeknd will headline the 2018 Coachella Music And Arts Festival. That's the real news. Now two days later, HollywoodLife is claiming to know how the Canadian performer's ex-girlfriend feels about his gig. That's the fake news. This reaction story was only concocted to capitalize on the highly-anticipated announcement of the event's lineup. No one close to Gomez actually spoke with the site, one she openly detests, about the subject.

But what is the blog actually claiming, anyway? Well, HollywoodLies, as it's known, is alleging Gomez is in a "tough situation." "The songstress wants to attend (naturally) but that means she'll need to do some carefully planning [sic] to avoid running into her ex, Weeknd," contends the outlet. A so-called "source" is quoted as saying, "Selena now has to pick and choose when to go to Coachella because she wants to spend time with friends and see Beyonce but she is not going to be seen anyway near The Weeknd's set and she doesn't even want to be in the area the day he performs."

"She doesn't want to ruffle feathers with Justin [Bieber] and she doesn't want to have people talk about her being there at the same time as him. It is a headache that she would rather not deal with and she is making plans now to make that weekend as stress-free as possible," continues the online publication's supposed snitch. But these assertions are needlessly dramatic, which is one way to tell that they're manufactured.

First off, if Gomez wants to see Beyonce perform, The Weeknd would have no bearing on that considering he's scheduled to hit the stage on different days. Second, the notion that the singer-actress is now in January trying to figure out her plans for an event in April is ridiculous. While tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, as celebrity who can get VIP access, Gomez doesn't have to decide months in advance if and when she plans on attending the shows. Also, a lot can change in the next few months; there's no telling what the status of her love life will be.

And lastly, the idea that Gomez would be panicked about having a "run-in" with The Weeknd at a music festival is rather silly given that they will undoubtedly be at the same events in the future. Both are singers and both are going to attend, for example, music award shows. It will be impossible at times to avoid being in the same place. Plus, given that Gomez told Billboard in November that she and The Weeknd have a "true friendship," it doesn't make much sense to claim that she's now "dreading" seeing him, even if she does have a new boyfriend.

Of course, Gossip Cop would be remiss not to mention that HollywoodLies is the same webloid Gomez told fans is "never true, ever" in an Instagram post she's since removed. Those in her inner circle know how she feels about the blog and would not go spilling to it her feelings, positive or negative, about The Weeknd or anything else. We've actually confirmed this on multiple occasions, with our contacts repeatedly stressing that the site is just making up stories about her.

And it seems quite apparent here that simply because the Coachella lineup was announced with The Weeknd as a headliner, a fake narrative tying that real news to Gomez was crafted. In fact, Gossip Cop won't be surprised if HollywoodLies tries peddling a similar "exclusive" as the festival nears just to exploit the timing of the event itself. We'll be sure to separate fact from fiction then, too.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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