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Unlike most avowedly straight actors who have been rumored to be gay, former Hobbitses Elijah Wood doesn't freak the hell out and call his lawyers. Instead, he throws back his head and laughs and laughs:

“There’s one that’s called elijahwoodisveryverygay, which is actually a personal favorite of mine, it’s absolutely hilarious,” Wood said, reports World Entertainment News Network. “It’s this kind of joke Web site that maintains that they have proof that I am very, very gay in various photographs — photographic evidence (of me) holding hands with a male.”

Wood says some of the “photos” are pretty realistic. “I was actually at a film festival once... and this fan came up with a gift... I open the gift in front of all these people that I’m talking to and it happens to be a photo from one of these Web sites of me and [LOTR co-star] Dominic Monaghan making sweet love,” Wood explains.” If you didn’t know any better, it kinda looks real. These people have a lot of time on their hands and my hat’s off (to them) because it’s very good work.””

Wood is obviously so comfortable with his sexuality that he's not afraid to wreak havoc with everyone else's. That picture of his face emerging from a plywood birth canal probably did some profound psychic damage to fellow breeders. Our nightsweats won't abate for weeks.