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Pom-poms in hand and cheerleading outfit fitting snugly, Hayden Panettiere looks ready to spread a little cheer Thursday on the N. Hollywood set of her hit show, Heroes. This is sweet news, but has us a little bit confused.

After all, production has been shut down for some time... or so we thought, given the writers' strike. Our celebrity gossip coverage of Hayden has also been quieter as she and now-confirmed boyfriend Milo Ventimiglia have kept a low profile.

Anyway, why ask questions. We're just glad to see our girl hasn't dropped off the Earth. Here's a long awaited photo of the adorable Hayden Panettiere ... 

Save the celebrity news site! More Hayden Panettiere pics please! 

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The romance between Heroes stars Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia has been an open secret for months - in part because of their 12-year age gap.

"They were tired of avoiding questions and of all of the effort of keeping it secretive," a Panettiere source tells Us Weekly.

Hayden Panettiere in Lingerie

Hayden, 18, who plays Milo's niece on Heroes, was also worried about her reputation. "She didn't want people thinking she is a 'ho' because she jumped from one relationship into another," a source close to her said.

But Milo Ventimiglia, 30, had a crush on his co-star since she was dating Stephen Colletti of Laguna Beach fame. They broke up last summer.

Who can blame Milo Ventimiglia for his crush on this adorable star?

"He always had a crush, but really let her know the minute she broke up with Stephen," a source close to Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia said.

Since Panettiere still leaves with her mom and brother, it's a good thing, a source tells Us, that Ventimiglia has her family's approval.

"Milo is such a good guy, honest and sweet," says a source. Besides, says another source, "She is really like a 30-year-old."

We're not sure how that works, but you kids run with it!

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Aww. So cute. It's official: Milo Ventimiglia is so hittin' that!

By that, we mean our girl Hayden Panettiere. While this would normally spark extreme jealousy and bitterness among our staff members (see John Mayer and Minka Kelly), we have no problem with Milo. So he's kind of our man!

Hi From Hayden

For a long time, Hayden Panettiere, 18, and Milo Ventimiglia, 30, have been doing their best to deny any co-star lovin' between them. But it looks like their cover has finally been blown and the Heroes stars have gone public.

The twosome was spotted going on a shopping excursion, then later at the movies, where they took in Atonement, in L.A. Nothing says dating like making out in the theater while Keira Knightley nude appears on screen.

Here's Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere (combined age 48) ...

Can't get enough of Hayden and Milo? Heck, how could you possibly?

You can't deny that these two make an awfully sweet couple, right?

Check out TMZ's gallery of Halo photos for many more shots...

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The celeb gossip we accepted as fact for so long yet could not officially confirm has arrived: Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere are totally a couple!

Having previously denied a relationship, the two Heroes stars are now being considered an item by various celebrity news sources.

Jailbait

"Hayden's mom adores Milo. She thinks he's so cute," a family friend tells People. "She tells her friends that he's her boyfriend. She's very proud."

On a December trip to N.Y. City, Milo Ventimiglia hung out with the entire Panettiere family.

"He's even met her grandparents. He fits in perfectly with the family. Milo jokes around with her little brother, Jansen," a source dishes. "They're buddies."

When the two hotties are together as a couple, "they're affectionate and they're very comfortable around each other. He really takes care of her, even down to the little things like giving her a back massage and going with her to work."

A rep for the smoking hot teen actress responded: "We do not respond to inquiries from the media regarding Ms. Panettiere's personal life."

Since grinding and cozying up at an Emmy Awards after-party in September, the two have dodged rumors that they were dating - even though, by November, they were clearly closer than ever, being together publicly at benefits and other events.

When asked just before Thanksgiving about the reports of a possible romance with Hayden Panettiere, Milo Ventimiglia laughed, then paused and said: "She and I are close friends. It's only natural that people are going to couple us together."

As for age gap between Milo and Hayden - he is 30, she is 18 - the friend adds, "At first it doesn't seem like there's a big age difference, but then you do see it... He's more proper and reserved, and she's still playful and very girly."

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At the Capri Film Festival in Italy this weekend, Hayden Panettiere looks absolutely thrilled to be sitting next to Lindsay Lohan.

Lindsay, conversely, was up to her usual, promiscuous tricks.

Collapsing

"After a day out and about in Capri, Lohan headed back to her hotel," a source said. "[She had to get ready] for her date with the Italian Charmer she picked up a few hours earlier: Roman bartender Alessandro Di Nunzio."

Panettiere, meanwhile, looks like she's just trying to avoid being sullied by Lohan's presence. The Heroes actress also may be trying to avoid all celebrity news outlets right now. How come?

Because insiders have confirmed that her and co-star Milo Ventimiglia are, in fact, an item. Scandalous!

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Because she lights up the room with her smile (and has a couple of other awfully attractive features), we are required to post this Hayden Panettiere photo below ...

A Sexy Hayden Pic

You're welcome for satisfying your morning Hayden Panettiere fix.

Hayden is seen here announcing the nominees for the upcoming Golden Globe Awards. Who's nominated? Who cares! As long as we get to see more Hayden Panettiere photos, she could be speaking total gibberish for all we know.

Seriously. This girl is so beautiful, she could have told us Jessica Simpson was up for best actress and we would be too transfixed with Hayden's beauty to notice.

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Hot Panettiere alert! Looking sexy as ever, Hayden is joined by mother and manager Lesley and friends on a chilly Saturday morning in New York City.

Lesley Panettiere rocked out a pair of black leather below-the-knee boots, while Hayden Panettiere, 18, opted for a pair of thigh-high boots. Wow.

Nail Biter

Long Island natives Leslie and Hayden Panettiere in the Big Apple.

The Heroes star and mom were in town because Hayden is going to present at the Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Friday.

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Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere was in Washington, D.C., on Friday, speaking to 22 students from across the country who were honored for environmental achievements as part of the Forecast Earth Summit, sponsored by The Weather Channel.

As her comments showed, our girl seems to be developing quite the activist streak... and we must say, she's quite the natural holding that Weather Channel mic!

Hayden Panettiere Fashion

We'd get our weather forecasts from Hayden Panettiere if we could. Every morning would be bright and sunny with a 100 percent chance of sweltering heat!

If you know what we mean. Today's forecast was overcast the last time we looked, but got about 10 degrees hotter since we saw these Hayden Panettiere photos!

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Just call Hayden Panettiere the next Angelina Jolie.

Well, at least in terms of the Heroes' star's activist streak.

Wladimir Klitschko Pic

"Absolutely, I would take that," Panettiere told People. "She was definitely one of my inspirations growing up and she was definitely somebody I looked up to."

While Angelina Jolie is a strong advocate for humanitarian causes, the Heroes star is making headlines for her work on behalf of marine mammals.

A warrant was issued for Hayden Panettiere in Japan after she and other activists attempted to protect dolphins from being slaughtered by local fishermen.

Hayden Panettiere looks up to Angelina. And most others. She's 5'1"!

"I grew up near the Hudson River in New York. I didn't grow up in the water; I don't surf," she said. "People think I surf because of the footage. I was just in a panic and happened to paddle really fast. I was hauling butt out there!"

Hayden Panettiere credits the success of Heroes with helping give her both the inner strength and the star power to bring attention to these types of issues. But the show's success can be viewed in yet another way by Hollywood's teen queen:

"It has completely ruined my personal life. I mean, you walk out the door and you've got 10 cameras in your face. Obviously everything in my life is on display whether it be true or false ... 99 percent of it false."

For now, Hayden Panettiere says her job is about all the social life she can handle, and she prefers a quiet night at home over any sort of club scene.

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As 2007 draws to a close, it's time to reflect and pay tribute to the stars who made this a year to remember. On that note, The Hollywood Gossip is announcing its 10 finalists for its first annual Celebrity of the Year award.

They've given us their best, their worst and, in a more than a few cases, their naked pictures. Now it is time for us to give a little something back with this special feature, because without these celebrities, we are nothing.

Hayden Panettiere: Sexy Cowgirl

We previously profiled the adorable little Suri Cruise at #10. Now, without further delay, we present Celebrity of the Year finalist #9 ... Hayden Panettiere!

As of this post, we've covered 981 different celebrities since The Hollywood Gossip debuted in mid-2006. But few bring as much to the table as Hayden.

Cover girl good looks, loads of talent, a bubbly personality, rampant over-exposure, maturity mixed with youthful exuberance, personal life speculation, constant material for inappropriate jokes about her age - the list goes on and on!

Fortunately, Hayden Panettiere - a Long Island native who stars on one of our favorite shows in Heroes - turned 18 this year, making us feel a little less dirty about our crush on her. But just look at her. Can you blame us, really?

Hayden Panettiere's middle name is Leslie. But it might as well be Sunshine.

Whether she's wearing that cute cheerleader uniform on the NBC show, dining out with friends at Koi, posing for 10 magazines per month or trying to save the dolphins in Japan, Hayden makes our world a little brighter and a lot more fun.

So here's to you, Hayden Panettiere. We'll buy you a drink in 32 months when it's legal for us to... as long as you haven't gone bonkers and checked into rehab prior to that. Please, Hayden. We beg of you. Don't go Lindsay Lohan on us.