Lindsay Lohan’s a lesbian? When did that happen? Turns out Star magazine first reported LiLo’s girl-on-girl romance in summer 2007—centuries ago, in celebrity gossip. Gawker explains why it took us so long to catch on.
- Because gay Hollywood couples try to hide it: Holding hands in public? Domestic errands as a duo? If starlets are getting hot and heavy, they also hide from the paparazzi, yet Lindsay and Sam flaunted their togetherness—genius!
- Because we’re tired of getting teased: Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman exchanging steamy glances in W; salacious rumors surrounding Salma Hayeck and Penelope Cruz. The girl-on-girl romance rumor mill has cried wolf too many times to pique our interest.
- Because it set the celebrity blogosphere on fire: Sure, we’re easy to titillate, but when standing within 5 feet of someone gets the gossip rags’ gaydar buzzing, we tend to temper everything with skepticism.