Date: 7th September 2001
NICOLE KIDMAN's publicist has slammed reports that she is dating FABRIZIO LOMBARDO after he accompanied her to the Cannes premiere of MOULIN ROUGE (2001). He also forked out $26,000 (£20,000) on a white-gold, topaz and diamond choker for her. Lombardo is head of the Hollywood film company's Italian operations and an old friend of the actress.
However, Kidman's New York publicist has scotched suggestions of a romance. Speculation concerning their relationship has been riddling the world's press since she split with TOM CRUISE, but the publicist described these reports as "completely untrue". (PDD/WNWPNE/KW)