This is going to be some May sweeps for Oprah Winfrey. First Barbara Walters babbles on about being down with the swirl and now Tom Cruise attempts to have a rational, sane interview the Big O.
Both interviews are to air this month, but the Cruise get because the restraining order Oprah's couch cushions took out three years ago is still in effect.
Because of this round two had to take place far from Harpo Studios at Cruise's home in Colorado.
The Associated Press reports that Tom did his best to appear not crazy, highlighting all the non-batshit insane things he did with Oprah including showing her Suri's room and explaining all the weirdness circulating about him -- from getting pissy with Matt Lauer to railing against psychiatry to babbling about the wonders of Scientology to being a douche to freaking out his fans, moviegoers and the like.
Much of the rest of the interview involved Cruise shooting down various rumors and reports.
He said ex-wife Nicole Kidman still has a relationship with the two children they adopted during their marriage and stressed that the two share custody. He said he loves Holmes' family, calling them "amazing people."
Asked about skeptics who believe that his relationship with Holmes is a public relations stunt, Cruise said, "That's laughable to me. I don't know what to say."
Oprah faced her own trauma by taking on her Cruise PTSD. I know it was hard. Oprah loves celebrities, from Barack Obama to Julia Roberts. She'd never had one go feral on her, violently attack her couch cushions and start extolling his love for Joey Potter. It was all so troubling all she could do was spend lots of money on shit she didn't need then start giving away cars until she finally felt better.
I'm proud of you, Oprah. If you can face down your demons, I can watch a Tyler Perry film ...
In the not immediate future.