The actors address reports that they're seeing each other

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated January 19, 2006 08:00 AM

Los Angeles neighbors George Clooney and Teri Hatcher supposedly have been spotted around Southern California together, leading MSNBC to ask Clooney’s rep just how serious things are.

“What is your definition of a date?” replied Stan Rosenfield, spokesman for the 44-year-old Syriana Golden Globe winner.

The Desperate Housewives star, 41, has apparently said: “If I went on a date with George Clooney I would not be talking about it.”

Rosenfield later clarified his earlier statement. “I spoke with George, and this is what he told me. ‘The rumor-reports, etc.’ that I’ve had ‘several dates with Teri Hatcher’ is not true, but if it was true, you’d be the first to know.'”

Clooney has kept his romantic life under wraps, despite occasional reports about his on-again, off-again relationships with ex-flames Lisa Snowden and Krista Allen. At Monday night’s Globes ceremony, he was asked on the red carpet when he was getting married.

“Tonight sometime,” he snapped back, clearly making a joke.