Speaking to HitFix tonight in New York City, actor Nicolas Cage disputed a report by the National Inquirer that he'd hired a "voodoo woman" to remove a curse from the set of his latest movie, "Sorcerer's Apprentice."

Cage tells HitFix, "You may have seen around on the internet or different magazines seem to have no intention of checking their facts.  I did not hire a Voodoo Priestess to break a hex on the set.  That's 100% false.  And I don't know why tabloids don't call up and ask before they print this gobbly gook."

According to a report from the Inquirer, Cage made the request after two car accidents in two days left bystanders injured on the "Apprentice" set last month.  A source told the rag:

“Everyone was shocked when the voodoo woman arrived on the set. She was wearing a long black and purple dress had long stringy hair - and carried a broom. She sprinkled ‘Voodoo Dust’ on the pavement as she chanted weird phrases to frighten bad spirits.”

Cage claims the magazine did not contact him to verify the bizarre story.

Co-starring Jay Baruchel, Monica Bellucci and Alfred Molina, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is currently shooting all over lower Manhattan and is set for release on July 16, 2010.

With over a decade of experience in the movie industry, Ellwood survived working for two major studios and has written for Variety, MSN and the LA Times. A co-founder of HitFix, Ellwood spends his time relaxing hitting 3’s on the basketball court and following his beloved Clippers.