Not for one minute do I believe that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are really dating. But the rumor does make for interesting blog fodder.

According to TMZ, Kim and Kanye were seen leaving a movie theater together in NYC yesterday. I guess that amounts to a romance in the celebrity world. But in the real world, their “date” is a mere publicity stunt contrived by two narcissists to grab headlines.

Coincidentally, their “date” occurred on the same day (at the very hour) that Kanye dropped a new, disjointed, uptempo tune called “Theraflu” — in which he proclaims his “love” for the self-obsessed reality star.

    And I’ll admit I fell in love with Kim
    ’Round the same time she fell in love with him.
    Well that’s cool, baby girl, do your thing,
    Lucky I ain’t had Jay drop him from the team.

There are several things wrong with this picture: not the least of which is this: Jay Z doesn’t have the power to drop anyone from the New Jersey Nets, much less Kim’s soon-to-be ex-husband Kris Humphries. The aging rap mogul is just a minority investor who owns less than 1% of the team.

The other thing is, typical narcissists like Kanye and Kim K have no capacity to love anyone but themselves. Both Kim and Kanye have trouble maintaining healthy relationships due to their narcissism. So if they’re hoping to use each other for narcissistic supply, they will fail miserably.

But hey, at least they will get all the narcissistic supply they need from the fawning paparazzi, right?