Rihanna Squashes Josh Hartnett Rumors

The singer says she can't hit the clubs without being linked to someone

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Rihanna is hoping to put to rest once and for all the rumors that she and Josh Hartnett had a fling this fall.

“This is what really happened,” she tells Allure in its January issue, according to the Associated Press. “He and my management, they have each other’s contact information. I went to [the New York club] Pink Elephant, and he came by. All of a sudden, the next day, I’m seeing that we were kissing and hugging up each other.”

The 19-year-old singer’s denial comes after Hartnett, 29, earlier dodged the question on a morning talk show.

“You can’t even go out with a friend who’s a celebrity and have a good time without people making [bleep] up,” Rihanna tells Allure. “Well, at least he’s good-looking, right?”

Rihanna, who recently nabbed six Grammy nominations for her smash-hit song “Umbrella” and platinum album Good Girl Gone Bad, also addresses speculation that there is tension between her and Beyoncé, now that Rihanna is Jay-Z’s new protégé.

“When we see each other we say hi,” Rihanna says. “We’re not enemies, but we’re not ‘friends’ friends.”

She also has a message for anyone who doesn’t like her bob haircut. “It made me stand out as an artist,” she says. “I don’t care who likes it – this is me.”

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