Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson by Jeff Vespa/ Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson by Jeff Vespa/

Is it all much ado about nothing? Tongues have been wagging in the wake of quotes Lindsay Lohan "gave" to the syndicated radio show Loveline, saying that she and DJFF Samantha Ronson have been dating "a very long time." But was LiLo merely playing along and following the lead of show host Ted Stryker?

Lohan's publicist is shooting down the media's spin that what came forth late Sunday evening was her client coming out as a lesbian. "There was no confession," Leslie Sloane-Zelnik tells So, Linds was merely copping to a close friendship with SamRo? "Yes," says Zelnik.

It was Ronson who first spoke to Loveline - in the midst of her DJ set at TV Guide's Emmys after-party at The Kress - to discuss her pals DJ AM and Travis Barker's recent plane crash. She then handed the phone to Lohan.

After a bit more talk about the plane-crash tragedy, Stryker said to Lo, "You guys, you and Samantha, have been going out for how long now?" As Lohan laughed at the query, Stryker offered, "Like two years, one year, five months, two months...?" Lohan responded, half-laughing, "A very long time." The rest, as they say, is history. (Audio of the actual exchange can be found here, at the 6:00 mark.)

What's your take? Was Lohan merely following the radio show host's lead, and sarcastically "confirming" his come-on? - Matt Mitovich

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