Clooney Dismisses New Girlfriend Rumours

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July 15, 2011 | 4:20am EST

Hollywood hunk George Clooney has spoken out to assert his single status following widespread reports he’s found love again.
Just a month after splitting from Italian model Elisabetta Canalis, the Ocean’s Eleven star was said to have confessed plans to bring a new girlfriend to the Venice Film Festival in August.

But the actor has dismissed the story as “a ridiculous lie”.

He tells, “The Italian press, from Corriere Della Sera to TGCOM, Ansa, NewNotizie, and even Vanity Fair are all running a story that quotes me as saying that I’m bringing a ‘new girl’ to the Venice Film Festival. I never made that statement and it’s not true.”

“It was made up to sell tabloid magazines. It’s a ridiculous lie and should be corrected as publicly as it was originally written.”