Sharon Stone blames US PRESIDENT George W Bush for the absence of a lesbian kissing scene in CATWOMAN - because of the current conservative climate in America.

BASIC INSTINCT star Stone, 46, was keen to enjoy an intimate moment with OSCAR-winning co-star Halle Berry, but believes a puritanical streak running through the country put an end to any potential girl-on-girl action.

Stone says, "Halle's so beautiful and I wanted to kiss her. I said, 'How can you have us in the movie and not have us kiss? That's such a waste.'

"That's what you get for having George Bush as president."

02/08/2004 14:05