Actress Bai Ling has blasted reports of a romance with THE WRESTLER star Mickey Rourke.
The rumour mill was sent into overdrive after The Crow actress was spotted attending a party with Rourke in Los Angeles in January (09), with witnesses insisting the pair were kissing at the bash.
But a spokesperson for the Chinese actress has now dashed speculation she deliberately befriended the star to raise her own profile, insisting they are just pals.
Her representative tells New York gossip column PageSix, "While Bai Ling, who is single, has dated a lot during her career, she isn't some 'whore' who hooks on to rising actors.
"She considers Mickey Rourke a friend. He sent a car for her. She never had an interest in dating him. The next day it was all over the tabloids... Though she is an iconoclast with her fashion, too often she's mislabeled as a tawdry (Breakfast At Tiffany's character) Holly Golightly."