Irish heart-throb Colin Farrell has lashed out at reports he is dating pop babe BRITNEY SPEARS - but has labelled the singer "a great kisser".

The Phone Booth actor, 27, was photographed smooching the TOXIC star at the New York premiere of his film The Recruit in January 2003, and recent reports have claimed the two celebrities have renewed their romance.

But Farrell smirks, "There was the 'fact' that I was dating Britney Spears. Not true.

"She came down to visit, to see SAM (Samuel L Jackson) when we were making S.W.A.T. in LA and she hung around a bit.

"A great girl. A great kisser. But that's as far as it went. And goes."

03/05/2004 17:24