Credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images Photo: Ellen Page at the Premiere of The East, May 28, 2013

Remember when there was all that are-they-or-aren't-they dating talk about Ellen Page and Alexander Skarsgard? Good times.

Whenever two people are co-stars or just pose together, they get linked. Now that Ellen has publicly come out as gay, she's getting linked to the women she hangs out with instead of the men. Equal opportunity Rumor Mill!  

OK! magazine has a new headline reading "Shailene & Ellen: They're Dating," saying Ellen is dating Shailene Woodley. The story said the movie stars are "longtime friends, but things have turned romantic."

However, Gossip Cop was told by a source close to Shailene that the story is "not true." Shailene's team even reportedly told the magazine "there is no longtime friendship and certainly no relationship" but that didn't do the trick to stop the story.

Shailene and Ellen posed together on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards, and maybe that was all it took to get the rumor started.



Anyway, celebs get used to dating rumors; when you’re co-stars, it could be taken as a sign that you’re doing your job right to create the illusion of a real relationship. It took The East co-stars Ellen and Alex a while to set the record straight that they were just friends, after dating rumors spread for a while, just based on their chemistry together.

But they do seem to be good friends. Ellen came out in a Valentine's Day speech earlier this year, and Alex recently told Glamour magazine, "I'm extremely proud of her for being so strong and coming out and helping other young girls and guys out there. She's a great inspiration for other people. And the way she did it was so eloquent, so well spoken and she's so intelligent."

Yep, she’s a catch — just not Shailene’s catch, apparently.

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