The Washington Times reports:
The Boston Phoenix said its reporter, Gary Sussman, asked Cruise at a press conference promoting the new movie "War of the Worlds" to talk about his religion in the context of the movie's theme -- an alien invasion of Earth from outer space. The paper said Cruise "snapped" in response to the question.
"What paper are you from?" said Cruise.
Neither this nor any other report I've seen has provided the full account. I saw the exchange on television and the reporter asked about whether the theme of the movie resonated with Cruise's religion. Cruise asked why that might be the case and the reporter responded with a reference to how Scientology includes beliefs about aliens visiting Earth in the distant past.
Cruise's response here was something like "That's not true."
I'm pretty sure that Cruise is far enough along in his Scientology training to have been made aware of Xenu and all the nutty alien stuff, so why would he not be honest about Scientology's beliefs?
Oh, right, because he doesn't want people to realize that he believes all that nutty alien stuff. I guess I can't blame him.
In case you haven't seen it yet, I came across a video of Tom Cruise murdering Oprah. That laugh will give me nightmares....