Movie beauty Nicole Kidman has slammed reports she's dating her "jogging partner, MIKE" - insisting she doesn't know anybody by that name.

The Cold Mountain beauty was baffled by recent claims she was secretly romancing the mystery man in Coldwater Canyon, Los Angeles, because she has never even visited the leafy area.

She says, "Mike? Well, I haven't even been to Coldwater Canyon because that's in LA and I'm in New York.

"I do cope with it OK, but it's just strange because you go, 'Well who is that?' I don't have a jogging companion or even an acquaintance called Mike and I don't think I've ever been jogging in Coldwater Canyon."

04/08/2005 11:13