A-Rod Bats Around the Madge Bush

12/5/2008 5:15 AM PST
Alex Rodriguez and Madonna have been hangin' in Mexico City, in Miami, in NYC, in the Hamptons, and who knows where else.

And yet A-Rod insists to People they're just friends, and even claims they've never been on a plane together. (Oh, really?) As for reports they're buying a place together, A-Rod says, "That is absolutely ridiculous and not true."

Kind of like when they were denying a relationship at all -- except Alex just happened to spend all his free time with Madge's closest pals.