Comedian David Spade has rubbished reports he is dating actress Heather Locklear, insisting the two are just friends. Locklear announced she was splitting from husband Richie Sambora earlier this year (06) and US media reports had linked the former MELROSE PLACE star to the comedian. Spade hosts THE SHOWBIZ SHOW on US network Comedy Central and Locklear stopped by a party to wish him well. He explains, "My show had a party and she came by and that turned into all this. "She came by and sat next to me, which was nice of her. She is a pretty girl and sweet, but that turned into a little bit of a situation. "I feel bad for her being connected with me. That's always a chink in the armour. But I'm not that bad of a deal. "I've got a job, I'm ambitious!"