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LEIGHTON MEESTER AND GARRETT HEDLUND NOT DATING

Garrett Hedlund's representative has dismissed speculation the actor is dating his Country Strong co-star Leighton Meester.

The pair became good friends on the set of the new movie and sparked rumours of a romance when they were reportedly spotted getting close at a Golden Globes afterparty on Sunday (16Jan11).

A source told UsMagazine.com they were "inseparable the entire night" and the actor was "massaging her shoulders" as they left the party together.

But a rep for Hedlund has moved swiftly to deny the reports, telling GossipCop.com, "He is not dating her. (They) went out together with a group."