imageThe usual gossip over who’s kissing who takes an odd twist this week—even for Hollywood.

First, there’s Sean Penn. He’s in the lead role for “Milk” about the assassinated San Francisco supervisor and gets to plant a peck on James Franco (photo), the uber hot Hollywood actor of “Spider-Man” fame.

After the exchange, Penn was so excited that he called former wife Madonna, who has kissed off her brother for his new tell-all book.

Mr. Franco said:

“After our kiss, Sean texted Madonna and said, ‘I just popped my cherry kissing a guy. I thought of you. I don’t know why.’”

Really, though. Who wouldn’t be excited with such a cherry-popping experience with Franco?

Then there’s Lance Bass. You know, the gay former boy bander. Last night during “Dancing with the Stars,” Bass danced to “I Kissed a Girl” and planted one on dance partner Lacey Schwimmer.

Schwimmer, a diehard former NSync fan, looks like she still has a thing for Bass. Judge Len Goodman doesn’t share her enthusiasm. As good as the couple’s dancing is, Goodman consistently scores them low because he doesn’t like all the hip-hop moves in their dances. But he other two judges enjoy the couple’s energy and the studio audiences have been enthusiastic. That makes it odd to see Bass with just 20 points after Monday’s performance, putting him in the bottom half of the remaining competitors.

Bass as the bottom. We’ll leave that one alone.