Hollywood star Renee Zellweger was so angry with a newspaper's claims she is dating another man, just weeks after her split from husband Kenny Chesney, she stormed into its office to berate the guilty reporter.

The New York Post linked Zellweger with former boyfriend, Irish singer Damien Rice, in a report in its PageSix column.

The actress was so angry she called the columnist from the reception of the paper's Manhattan office and asked to see him.

Zellweger then denied the claims she was planning a trip to visit Rice, telling the journalist, "(It was) hurtful. It wasn't true, it made me look slutty."

Zellweger split from Chesney last month (SEP05), just four months after their whirlwind marriage.