American singer/songwriter Fiona Apple has rubbished her reputation as a miserable man-hater, insisting she has ditched her woeful ways for good. The 28-year-old once claimed it was "psychologically and chemically impossible for (her) to be happy", and is famed for her glum reputation. But Apple is now convinced she has a far brighter outlook than before. She says, "I'm light years better than I used to be. "People think I'm jaded when it comes to love, full of rage towards men, and have no sense of humour, and that at any given moment you'll find me brooding and crying in some corner. "That's not the case at all."