LATEST: Paris Hilton has vehemently denied reports she kissed a girl at the weekend (30/31AUG03) - with her mother blaming free hospitality on the story.

PAGE SIX website reported yesterday (03SEP03) that the hotel heiress had been spotted smooching INGRID CASARES, a former friend of sexually provocative singer Madonna, on the dance floor of Miami club PRIVE, after performing some provocative moves together.

However, blonde Hilton has denied she locked lips with Casares - not least because she was with her boyfriend, SUM 41's Deryck Whibley.

She tells the gossip website, "We were dancing but I never kissed her. We're just friends. Besides, I was with my boyfriend the whole time."

And Paris' mother Kathy Hilton blames businesses trying to take advantage of her daughter to gain some publicity for the reports.

She opines, "The fabrication that Paris was romantically involved with Ingrid Casares is a desperate attempt to promote various businesses.

"I warned my girls that when you accept plane tickets and hotel accommodations, there is no such thing as a free lunch."

04/09/2003 17:10