Selena Gomez Throws Down the Gauntlet

By: Betsy Waldman / October 24, 2008

For someone who’s so charitable, Selena Gomez can be awfully sly and catty.

The Wizards of Waverly Place actress seems to be ratcheting up the mounting feud between herself and arch-rival Miley Cyrus by making a sideways play for Cyrus’ older boyfriend, Justin Gaston.

Gomez tells Us Magazine, “I honestly think she’s adorable. I think she’s really sweet, and I think that he’s really cute, too. I wish them all the luck.”

Do you hear that, Miley Cyrus? Selena Gomez thinks your boyfriend is “really cute.” And as for the seeming compliment to Miley, presumably Gomez’s exact wording—which probably went something like, “I honestly think she’s adorable, but she wouldn’t be so attractive after her face was slammed into a curb a dozen times“—was edited for space.

Gomez went on to assert that she’s “not dating” rumored beau Nick Jonas. Translation: she wants Justin to know that she’s very much available.

Stay tuned, people; this could get ugly. Beautifully, beautifully ugly.