Word on the street is that Miley Cyrus and Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden were spotted kissing at a Hollywood nightclub on Halloween. They also apparently left the club together IN THE SAME CAR, and there’s photographic evidence of this. E! News reports that two whole sources can confirm the story, so I guess we should start preparing the engagement party posthaste. However, this rumor forces me to ask, is Benji Madden still a thing?
Didn’t we put him in a time capsule a few years ago, along with a bunch of those stretchy plastic choker necklaces and the Tamagotchi? I mean, obviously his brother Joel Madden stayed around so he could marry Nicole Richie and have a couple of kids, but I thought Benji sort of stopped existing as soon as cell phones started getting Internet access. He dated Paris Hilton, for crying out loud. You know who else dated Paris Hilton? Nick Carter. I rest my case.
Then again, Miley Cyrus did dress up as Lil’ Kim circa the 1999 VMAs for Halloween, so maybe she figured her makeout buddy should be similarly retro. According to my quick stop at Wikipedia, Good Charlotte was formed in 1996, so Benji was an acceptable choice. My brain holds him hostage in 2002, however, because I remember having a middle school friend who was so obsessed with the band that she brought a pillow with their faces on it to every sleepover we attended together.
Although the age difference between 20-year-old Miley and 34-year-old Benji is a little iffy, this pairing actually makes a lot more sense to me than Miley and Liam, a relationship which I am still convinced was just a hologram. Or maybe even a Jimmy Kimmel prank. Miley hasn’t commented on the alleged hookup, and I like to think it’s because someone asked if she made out with Benji Madden and she just said, “Who?”
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