Romance, romance, romance? No, no, no, says George Clooney

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George Clooney tells People the romance rumors are false.ALESSANDRO BIANCHI / Reuters

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By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

If you can't keep the recent George Clooney romance rumors straight, here's a simple cheat sheet: None of them are true.

Hollywood’s sexiest on-again, off-again bachelor is a movie star in every sense of the term.

The "Gravity" star has been rumored to have had recent flings with actress Katie Holmes, model Monika Jakisic, and lawyer Amal Alamuddin. But the gossip magazines are batting .000, Clooney told People magazine on Wednesday.

"Three different stories in three weeks," Clooney said. "I should be an athlete. But, no of course, it's all made up."

Clooney's representative was even more blunt. "George wants this Monika crap to stop," Stan Rosenfield told People. "He wants Katie to get a break, and he wants Amal to be able to prosecute cases without being hassled because she had one dinner with George and four others … I even asked George if these (rumors) were true and he said he never comments on his private life, but in the interest of stopping the harassment of all three of these women, he felt he should."

Holmes seems to have entered the rumor mill after being photographed smiling with and hugging Clooney at the "Gravity" premiere. Alamuddin, who is Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's attorney, was photographed riding in a car with the actor. And while Clooney may have dated Jakisic years ago, he told the U.K. Daily Mail that reports of the two holding hands at a nightclub are false.

Clooney's next film, the World War II art-hunt drama "Monuments Men," was recently pushed back from December to February 2014.