The gossip blogs are ablaze with reports that Heroes starlet Hayden Panittiere (ex-Lizzie, Guiding Light; ex-Sarah, One Life to Live) was spotted flirting and exchanging digits with Los Angeles Lakers player Lamar Odom after a Jay-Z concert at the Palladium this past Wednesday. Now of course this could all be innocent. No need for Panittiere's beau/co-star Milo Ventimiglia to panic. Maybe she just wants a little help with her jump shot?
Could Hayden Panettiere (ex-Lizzie, Guiding Light) and Milo Ventimiglia's on-set romance cause problems for their hit NBC series Heroes? Co-star Greg Grunberg may be worried it could. According to TV Guide's Seen & Heard column, Grunberg was overheard at an NBC party saying he had already experienced the pitfalls of a co-stars becoming romantically linked on both Felicity (Keri Russell and Scott Speedman) and Alias (Michael Vartan and Jennifer Garner), but that so far Panettiere and Ventimiglia's relationship had been "great".
I'm not certain which former Guiding Light scribe created the character of Elizabeth "Lizzie" Spaulding, but he or she should be credited for envisioning one of daytime's most star-making roles.
Former Lizzie, Hayden Panettiere (who also played OLTL's Sarah Roberts), is fast becoming one of Hollywood's favorite "It" girls with star turns in Heroes and a hot spokesmodel deal with Candies.
Queen of All Media Perez Hilton seems to love the little blonde spitfire almost as much as he loves Rihanna and Angelina, if you look at how much he covers her-in a positive light no less! Another actress to once carry Liziez's purse pup, Crystal Hunt, is also blazing a trail as both star and producer of The Hicks.
I wonder how long it will be before we see the equally cutesexy (an awesome new phrase I stole from Likely Story!) Marcy Rylan-who is currently occupying Lizzie's Manolos and starred opposite Panettiere in Bring it On: All or Nothing-take Pop Culture by storm?