Date: 20th August 2001
Gorgeous PenÚlope CRUZ is happy to be seen on the arm of Hollywood's hottest man - though just a few short months ago she was vehenemtly denying romance with TOM CRUISE.
British columinist NIGEL DEPMSTER is amused at the Spanish stunner's change of heart - at last week's (ends 18AUG01) premiere of her new film CAPTAiN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN (2001), Cruz lovingly held on to her beau for the cameras. But her attitude has changed drstiaclly since the same film had its London prmiere earlier this year (01).
Dempster laughs, "At the bash in St James' when her film opened in London, and rumours were already flying that she was flirting with Cruise, the Spanish actreess looked me in the eye and said she was not involved with him, adding, 'It is not ture, and the rumours are absolutley rubbish. I don't want to talk about it. '" (NFA/WNTMA)