George Clooney dismisses romance rumours

Updated: Jul 16, 2011, 09:12 AM IST

London: Hollywood actor George Clooney has rubbished reports that he found new love, calling them "a ridiculous lie".

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.

"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," quoted him as saying.

"It was made up to sell tabloid magazines. It`s a ridiculous lie and should be corrected as publicly as it was originally written," he said.