ashley benson james franco dating selena gomez getty Ashley Benson and James Franco together has Selena Gomez ticked off   reportA new couple alert hit the celebrity scene this week when Page Six reported that “Spring Breakers” co-stars James Franco, 34, and Ashley Benson, 22, have been spotted canoodling around New York and Los Angeles recently.

Now Radar Online has added another piece to the puzzle. The site reports that Benson was dating singer Justin Bieber‘s friend Ryan Good, in the process becoming fast friends with Bieber’s girlfriend Selena Gomez, who reportedly got Benson the part in “Spring Breakers” where she met Franco.

An inside source tells Radar, “Selena feels used and kind of punched in the face seeing as though she got Ashley the role and Ashley just used the opportunity to break her friend’s heart.”

“After Emma Roberts turned down the role because she didn’t want to gain weight for it, Ashley practically begged Selena to get her in front of producers for the part. She did, because she thought they were all friends, but it was clear early on that Ashley had something going on with James,” the insider finishes.

The insider also says that Ashley slowed things down with Ryan as soon as shooting for “Spring Breakers” wrapped and then flew to NYC to see Franco.

Oh, what tangled webs we weave.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."