Spanish actress Penelope Cruz says rumours of her being lesbian don't die away because she helps to keep them going.
Cruz and actress Salma Hayek became close friends seven years back when Cruz moved to the US and their friendship started off a lot of gossip. But the rumours spread when Cruz groped Hayek's behind at a press conference while they were promoting the movie "Banditas", said newsweek.com.
Cruz said: "I grabbed Salma's ass just to keep things moving, because everyone was a little slow. And of course, the energy changed when I did that. There are magazine covers in Mexico describing us as these lesbians because of that. A lot of people were saying we were lovers."