Good news for a certain population of feverish fans in love with a 16-year-old Canadian singer: Justin Bieber isn't getting serious with fellow teen-pop sensation Selena Gomez, after all.

At least that's what Gomez, 18, told MTV News this weekend at Jingle Ball 2010, where she firmly denied that her recent outing with Bieber at a Philadelphia breakfast spot was proof of a new romance. (Like, can't two friends dig into some tasty flapjacks and syrup without launching the next great American love story?)

"It was pancakes. Who doesn't like pancakes?" she said. "We were both performing in the same place so we went and had pancakes together. That's all it is. All innocent."