Cruise regrets 'Today' outburst

December 15, 2008 4:08:56 PM PST
It took a few years, but Tom Cruise says he regrets the tongue-lashing he gave Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" show the last time he was on.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Cruise says he didn't intend to come across as arrogant when he criticized Brooke Shields for taking anti-depressants in 2005. The conversation grew heated when the star told Lauer he was glib and didn't know about psychiatry.

Cruise, who has been a Scientologist for 25 years, agrees with the religion's long-running campaign against psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry.

The mea culpa comes as Cruise is making rounds on talk-shows to promote his new movie, "Valkyrie."

Cruise stars as a would-be assassin of Adolf Hitler in "Valkyrie," which is to be released December 25.

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