ADAPTATION star Nicolas Cage has poured scorn on reports he has reconciled with ex-wife LISA MARIE PRESLEY - by going on a string of dates with former flame KRISTEN ZANG.

The OSCAR-winning actor had been spotted dining out with his ex-spouse, leading to rumours they had patched up the problems that wrecked their short marriage.

However, according to gossip website PAGE SIX, Cage has more recently been seen out with Zang - who was the first love of Titanic hunk LEONARDO DiCAPRIO.

Cage and the 29-year-old beauty were engaged from 1992 to 1994, but their relationship broke up when he met his first wife Patricia Arquette.

Cage's representative ANNET WOLFF told Page Six, "We don't comment on clients' personal lives."

20/08/2003 17:21