Actor Jared Leto is highly amused by reports he's dating pop princess Britney Spears, after merely running into the singer at a party.

Tabloids across the globe leaped at the opportunity to print pictures of the pair out on the town in Hollywood together earlier this month (AUG03) - particularly as Leto's former fiancee Cameron Diaz is dating Spears' ex JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.

But the Fight Club actor was left bemused by the allegations

Jared's pal says, "They basically ran into each other at a party. Jared thinks it's hilarious that such a big deal has been made of it all."

28/08/2003 17:20