Heroes hottie Hayden Panettiere was spotted leaving the Village Idiot on Melrose for lunch on Monday, and she seemed to be in a jollier mood than usual!

Hmm, wonder why! An X17 inside source tells us that she was there meeting Daren Kagasoff - star of The Secret Life of the American Teenager - for a date...

Could it be she's finally over Milo? And what about that hunky TV host slash model she was spotted with in Cannes? So many questions!