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Matt Lauer Comes to Tom Cruise's Defense

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Aug 24, 2006 | 10:26am EDT

Tom Cruise has gained support from an unlikely ally--Today show host Matt Lauer, who sparred with Cruise last year over the use of anti-depressant drugs.

Cruise famously called Lauer "glib" during the interview while touting his Scientology beliefs and the evils of psychiatry.

Lauer came to the star's defense on Wednesday morning on his show, saying, "Maybe he speaks out about Scientology and some people don't like that, but what about the stars who are in and out of rehab every week?

"Is that any worse? And yet you find movie companies still in business with them."

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