California - A celebwatch site is determined to get to the bottom of a Boxing Day prank that's claimed to have outed the Twilight star.
Los Angeles based LA HagFagSlagMag.con sources said today a tacky martial arts Christmas card signed 'Hunky' probably sparked the offending rumor.
Featuring some festive Young Bloods dressed in leather hot pants 'and a bit of tinsel' the card was spotted hanging at Lautner's Valencia, California family home.
This morning local cleaning woman Felacia Spongebag who 'does' the neighboring property twice a week was fired mysteriously from her $20-per-hour domestic position.
Someone who's never met her 'but knows the editor' of the iconic Los Angeles celebwatch site is pointing the finger at several entertainers suspected of involvement in the 'cruel' hoax.
"It has to be a Justin Bieber gag," Denzil O'Bleary commented, "I see the bookies make him 5/1 favorite for this bit of festive leg-pull."
In fact online bookies Aintgottaprayer.con make Bieber only second favorite with British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen taking the 3/1 spoils following a fanzine opinion poll last night.
"Sounds like a classic 'Bruno' sketch forming," Mrs Spongebag's publicist retorted, "he's notorious for it, you know."
A host of other also-rans - including Russell Brand and pointless UK reality TV twins Jedward - are also in the frame.
Fortunately Taylor Lautner is having none of it - although close pals have said 'that doesn't imply celibacy, of course'.
Selena Gomez is one witty gal.