It's amazing the power a publicist has. One of them calls a tabloid, in this case, the NY Post and Kneepads Magazine and the next thing you know the entire internet is buzzing that Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson are engaged. Wow. The sources say they got engaged over the holidays and it was so romantic. Sure, there aren't any details of the engagement. Sure, they haven't set a date, and no the source has no idea if Rachel and Hayden are happy but they seem happy. Seems covers a lot of ground. I might be smiling and seem happy but inside feel something different. Very tough to get sued when you say the word seem.
So, anyway, considering we have not heard from this fake couple in awhile I decided to see if either of them had a movie coming out. Wouldn't you know it? Both of them are in the new movie New York, I Love You which is going to be released in the middle of April. Wow. Just two short months away. I think it is kind of interesting that even though they allegedly got engaged over the holidays which were two months ago, that we are only hearing about it now two months before their new movie opens up.
This is such an obvious setup but people will just buy right into it and there will be cover stories and wedding planning issues and each one of those stories and interviews will mention the movie which opens in April and how for the price of a ticket you can see this real life couple playing on the screen together. Whatever. If they are engaged, fine, I'm happy for them and I want them to get married tomorrow. Why the f**k not? They have allegedly been dating forever and know everything about each other so why prolong it. Just go get married. It would be a better publicity stunt anyway. Do it. Invite me along and get married. Prove to me it isn't some stunt your publicist came up with. Oh, and Rachel's publicist had this to say about the engagement, "I don't comment on my clients personal lives." What? Of course you do and if Rachel told you to say it you would say it. You comment on their personal lives when it suits you. That is such an asinine quote.
Oh. Good luck to the happy couple.