Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Word: Rashida is NOT dating John Mayer

So yesterday HollyScoop ran an item saying Rashida is dating John Mayer. It was based on a pretty outlandish story, IMHO, about a supposed romantic date at the Chateau Marmont, during which Mayer borrowed some guy's guitar and serenaded her in front of everyone. Everyone including Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, who led all the other diners in wildly cheering them on.

Thankfully, the story is not true and they are not dating.

This morning GossipCop relayed a message from Rashida's rep:
An “exclusive” from the generally good Hollyscoop announced, “John Mayer Dating Actress Rashida Jones,” and went on to note that on Friday night the musician “found himself new prey and he’s going to extremes to impress her.”

According to the blog, Mayer and Jones were “on a romantic date” at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, and at one point the “No Such Thing” singer “took the guitar from someone who was performing… at the Chateau and performed an impromptu performance for Rashida.”

Well, John Mayer did NOT have a “romantic” (or any type of) date with Rashida Jones. “She was having dinner with friends – totally independent of him,” her rep told Gossip Cop. The rep for the “Parks and Recreation Star” added, “He came over to the table she was at with her friends, said hello to everyone, [and] asked if he could play the guitar that her friends were already playing.” Mayer’s “performance was not directed at anyone,” including Jones, the daughter of music legend Quincy Jones.

I think it's funny that Rashida, who doesn't normally discuss her personal life at all, was so quick to deny dating John Mayer! :D