by Free Britney at

In Touch Weekly is reporting that Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden, who split from Paris Hilton less than a month ago, is dating Britney Spears.

“They’ve been on a few dates,” a snitch close to Madden revealed. “They met once at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills for dinner in a hotel suite.”

We highly doubt this is even a little bit true. However, the absurd rumor apparently stems from Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, and her manager, Larry Rudolph, creating a list of potential new boyfriends for the recovering pop star.

The list supposedly included:

  • Good Charlotte rocker Benji Maden
  • Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford
  • Occasionally beaten actor Jesse Metcalfe
  • Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps

A source dished to the celebrity gossip magazine: “Larry made some phone calls and Benji ended up being the most interested in being fixed up.”

Wow, Michael Phelps wasn't interested? You've gotta be kidding. That would have been a great couple. Too bad Caroline Pal really has him whipped.

According to the report, Rudolph would love to use Benji and Britney’s burgeoning new romance to promote her new album, Circus, and world tour.

“He plans to make a big, splashy announcement to help publicize her upcoming tour,” says a source. We'll be sitting here holding our breath.

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by Free Britney at

Like an old married couple, Paris Hilton and Benji Madden went for a stroll recently in cheesy, matching, lame, pastel color-coordinated outfits.

While our first impression was that this fashion statement was kind of cute, the socialite can not be described as such under any circumstances.

Mugler Shot

Benji loses major points with us, too, because aren't he and Joel supposed to be at least semi hard? Come on, dudes. Pull it together now.

Please us your thoughts and opinions, celebrity fashion critics. What do you think of Paris Hilton and Benji Madden's fashion: Love it or shove it?

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