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Is Justin Timberlake preparing Olivia Munn as his jumpoff from Jessica Biel?

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Actress Jessica Biel and singer Justin Timberlake arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity in New York May 3, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT FASHION)

Last week, one of the big stories was Us Weekly calling Justin Timberlake out for cheating on his long-suffering girlfriend Jessica Biel. Once I had read the full Us Weekly piece, I felt strongly that Olivia Munn - JT’s alleged mistress/lover/jumpoff - was the one to leak the story. Maybe not Munn herself, but definitely someone in Team Munn, just because too many of the “unnamed sources” were tilted towards a position of “Poor Olivia, JT lied to her and promised that she’d be his girlfriend, how was she to know that he’s a player, despite all of the evidence?” Plus, I think Olivia figured two things: one, the story would be more sympathetic to her if she leaked it herself, rather than another tabloid reporting a colder version of the cheating story, and secondly, I think she really wants to be JT’s girlfriend, and she’s trying to force him to dump Jessica Biel, or have Biel dump JT.

So… keep that in mind when you’re reading Us Weekly’s follow-up. Either JT is totally pissed about the story coming out and he’s even closer to Biel, or he’s still “in contact” with Olivia Munn:

Justin Timberlake was fuming on the LA set of his new film, I’m.Mortal, October 27, the day Us Weekly revealed he had cheated on Jessica Biel by having a three-day affair with Olivia Munn in September. His rep strongly denied the liaison.

“He was talking on the phone and texting non-stop,” says an eyewitness. “He was in a foul mood and seemed pissed off.”

But bad news and his ensuing bad mood didn’t stop the actor-singer from communicating with Munn, 30 (he rep does not discuss her personal life).

“They have been in constant contact since the story came out,” a source tells Hot Stuff. “Justin says he loves talking to her because she makes him laugh. He wants to keep Olivia hanging on - and break up with Jessica.”

Meanwhile, Timberlake spent Halloween weekend with his girlfriend of nearly four years, in British Columbia (where she’s filming), prompting one insider to speculate, “He doesn’t really want to break up. He’s spending all his free time with her.”

[From Us Weekly, print edition]

For some reason, Biel and JT are sticking to each other like glue. It’s like they both think they need each other… either that, or they really do love each other…? I know some are of the opinion that JT needs his “Hollywood girlfriend” if he’s going to make it to the Oscars (chuckle), and that Biel needs him because he makes her relevant, but I’m going to be bold and suggest that neither of them needs the other one, and that they’d both be much more interesting without each other.

Also, one last story - Star Magazine (via Jezebel) is getting on Us Weekly’s bandwagon, and Star is reporting in this week’s issue that JT’s excuse to Biel was that he’s an “easy target” now that The Social Network is so successful. Right. Anyway, Jessica bought that argument, according to Star’s sources, “even though he’s been cheating on her for years.” Right? How is his attachment to a successful movie any bigger or better than his success as a pop artist?

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 18: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel attend the Paris68 Fall 2010 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Milk Studios on February 18, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

46568, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - Saturday October 23 2010. Olivia Munn joins a host of celebrities at the Bardot lounge second birthday celebrations. Photograph:  Greg Tidwell, PacificCoastNews.com

LOS ANGELES - OCT 16: Olivia Munn arrives at the 2010 Environmental Media Awards at Warner Brothers Studios on October 16, 2010 in Burbank, CA Photo via Newscom

Photo by: Jackson Lee/starmaxinc.com 2010 5/3/10 Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala. (NYC) Photo via Newscom


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