Rumors started when: Cameras flashed and the paparazzi tongues wagged in unison when Taylor Swift walked the red carpet with the Lorax. Usually, the country singer prefers slim, toned young men with pretty hair and six-pack abs -- as opposed to furry, orange monsters -- so many wondered if she'd gone off the deep end and fallen for a Dr. Seuss character.

The scoop: It turns out they're just friends, but we're keeping a close eye on them.