British movie heart-throb James Purefoy had to enlist the skills of his publicist to help him fight off the amorous attentions of a notorious groupie.

The Resident Evil hunk, 40, was socialising at the post premiere party for his latest film Vanity Fair at New York bar TAJ last Monday (16AUG04), when he was accosted by serial groupies and hat designer IVY 'SUPERSONIC' SILBERSTEIN.

Supersonic explains, "It was love at first sight. I gave him my number. But his publicist said to him point blank, 'You are going home alone tonight.'

"He kissed me on the lips when he left and I pulled a Gene Simmons (Kiss singer) tongue-attack move."

Supersonic claims she had an affair with Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher while he was married to Patsy Kensit and also had a fling with Six Feet Under actor Jeremy Sisto.

23/08/2004 10:41