Russell Crowe Takes To Twitter To Deny Affair
Star dismisses report of canoodling with US TV food critic...
Russell Crowe has hit out at claims that he has been dating a US television food critic.
The Hollywood star, who is [uuid=292d42d2-a916-4a6a-8571-629890210e1f]Billy Joel.
But after seeing the press reports he tweeted: "As soon as I finish this job & can get home, my priority is to try to bring my family back together. These latest reports are false & cruel."
The 48-year-old has been working in New York filming A Winter's Tale with Hugh Jackman.
And the New York Post had quoted a source as saying that Crowe and Lee had been spotted cuddled up in front of a fireplace in a hotel together at 3am - and again later that day.
The source said: "They seemed to be in an intense flirtatious conversation.
"They looked really into each other."
The stress of life on the road has clearly been getting to the star, because two weeks ago he tweeted: "Starting on another film set tomorrow. I need to go home & be with my children. Cannot believe how f**ked up my schedule has become this year.
And when one of his Twitter followers told him that he had the same problem, Russ responded: "I sympathise. I haven't seen mine since late September. Maybe 40 days with them for the year. Won't happen again. All the best."