Paris on Travis: 'He's One of My Dear Friends'

9/15/2006 11:08 AM PDT

Paris on Travis: "He's One of My Dear Friends"

After getting caught playing tonsil hockey with Travis Barker on Tuesday, Paris Hilton had some choice words about the ex-blink-182 bandmate last night.

On her way out of Hollywood nightclub Hyde, a photographer asked the heiress, "What's up with you and Travis Barker?" Paris' reply? "He's one of my dear friends," adding, "I'm single, he's my friend."

Hilton is clearly enjoying the single life!