hayden-panettiere mark sanchez not datingHayden Panettiere's publicist was very adamant at the Vans Custom Culture Contest Finale in Manhattan on Thursday night that her client not be asked any personal questions (i.e. about her possibly dating New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez).

Thankfully Panettiere had no such compunction and was happy to address the Sanchez rumors, which sprung up after the two were spotted grabbing lunch from In-N-Out Burger in Laguna Beach, Calif. on Memorial Day.

"We are absolutely not dating!" Hayden said at the event at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, where she was judging a competition/art showcase of custom shoe designs from high school students from across the country.