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Robert Pattinson disassociates himself from tabloid stories

Robert Pattinson has a "total disassociation" with stories about his personal life because so many of the reports are pure speculation.

The British actor found himself in the headlines last month (Jul12) when his Twilight co-star and girlfriend Kristen Stewart confessed to an "indiscretion" with married director Rupert Sanders behind Pattinson's back.

The revelation appears to have ended the young couple's three-year romance, but Pattinson is refusing to let the personal heartache interfere with his promotional duties for his new film Cosmopolis, and has sat down for interviews as scheduled this week (begs13Aug12).

During a chat with HLN's Showbiz Tonight, which aired on Tuesday night (14Aug12), the actor admitted he tries to take no notice of stories written about him.

Pattinson says, "Since the first Twilight, you enter this kind of realm where... you get stuff reported about you, and it's weird.

"You start having a total disassociation. I don't talk about that (personal life), loads of people just make it up anyway - it doesn't make any difference."