London: Hollywood actor George Clooney has dismissed rumours about the existence of a new girl in his life, post his split from Elisabetta Canalis.

The 50-year-old actor, who announced his separation from the Italian model last month, was reported to have mentioned about his plans to bring a new girlfriend to next year's Venice Film Festival.

But Clooney has now dismissed the story as a "ridiculous lie", reported a website.

"It was made up to sell tabloid magazines. It's a ridiculous lie and should be corrected as publicly as it was originally written," said Clooney.

The 'Ocean's eleven' star and Canalis parted ways after dating for one year. The reason for the split was Canalis' revelation about her plans to settle down at some point in life, while Clooney had vowed to never marry again.