by Lily Harrison and James Chairman Tue., Jan. 7, 2014 4:22 PM PST
The Legend of Hercules star spoke with E! News while doing press for the upcoming film and said that he does his best to steer clear of what people say about him.
"I stay out of the tabloids, I don't care to be in the magazines, I don't look myself up."
He added, "I don't know all the rumors, but I have an amazing PR team who kind of let me know, 'Just so you know, this is what's being reported,' and then you go, 'Where do they come up with this stuff?' People have edited photos to make it look like you're on a date per se, and this has happened from time to time when I had a girlfriend, or didn't, and now I'm single and very focused on work."
The Hollywood heartthrob addressed the recent onslaught of reports that he's been cozying up to the "Wrecking Ball" singer.
"For Miley, I've been friends with her for six years now and we run in the same circle…it's always interesting when two public figures who might be single are seen together. Oh let's start a rumor that they might be together…I just laugh it off," he said.
But all the speculation swirling the two doesn't seem to bother the former Twilight actor considering he's a close pal of Cyrus.
"She's an amazing girl and she has a great head on her shoulders. I love hanging out with her because she is who she is and she's such a shining star," he explained.
"I'm just focused on work but I'm happy to be friends with her."