Are Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o dating or what? The two Best Supporting Oscar winners are rumored to be supporting each other, if you know what I mean, though I'm not sure that I know.
The stunning "12 Years a Slave" actress weakly denied the gossip on "Ellen" last week. "You know, it's crazy 'cause when I read these rumors, they're so detailed that even I start to question whether they're true or not," Nyong'o said. "I know I've believed them in the past and now I guess I can't believe anything."
Her rumored paramour, on the other hand, who won for his role as a transgender AIDS victim in "Dallas Buyers Club," announced last night toE!'s Ryan Seacrest that, yes, he's dating a Best Supporting Actress nominee, but not Nyong'o: 84-year-old June Squibb.
"Let's put the rumors to rest," he joked with "Nebraska" star Squibb. "We are indeed dating and it's great."
He added, "I've been having fun. I hope she is, too."
Cute, but Leto should know that I am basically taking all this jokey denial as confirmation that he and Nyong'o really are together. If they're not, they should be. They should at least make their Oscars kiss.