Current Desperate Housewives and former Melrose Place nutcase Marcia Cross is rumoured to be coming out on an upcoming cover of US gay magazine The Advocate.

The rumour, which started on an internet bulletin board last week, has Cross announcing she is in a relationship with another leading actress from a different television series.

The story picked up when former Sydney Star Observer journalist-turned-New York Daily News gossip writer Ben Widdicombe included it in his Gatecrasher column on Sunday, inspiring other news agencies to run with it.

A spokesperson from The Advocate said there was no such cover planned. Cross’s publicist told Entertainment Tonight yesterday the story was completely untrue.

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