Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is baffled by rumours he is dating Jessica Simpson - insisting the reports make him feel like he's living in a "cartoon."
The pop star was first linked to the rocker in December (09) after they were spotted enjoying a night out together.
Simpson subsequently spoke out to insist that she's single, and she's only been spending time with Corgan while they work on a song together.
Corgan has previously been coy about commenting on the stories of a romance, but he's now spoken out to insist the pair is definitely not dating.
He tells the Chicago Tribune, "The stuff that I've seen doesn't have any bearing to the reality that I'm in. It's like being in a cartoon. It has nothing to do with what's really going on or how I feel.
"I ended up writing part of (the theme song to Simpson's The Price of Beauty TV show). She asked me to help her out."