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More than three years after he famously called Matt Lauer "glib," movie star Tom Cruise admitted on Monday's Today show that he "came across arrogant."

"After looking at it, it's not what I had intended," Cruise told Lauer. "That's one of those things that you go, 'I could have handled that better.' I didn't communicate it the way that I wanted to communicate it. That's not who I am."

Cruise said he isn't done publicly talking about Scientology or expressing his views on controversial social issues. But only at the appropriate times.

"I just think there's a time and a place for it," he said. "But when people are tuning in to hear about my movie, that's what I'm here to talk about it."

Rocky II, it wasn't. The star was downright humble this time around. Click to enlarge more Tom Cruise pics on and behind the scenes of the Today set ...

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As host of Today, Matt Lauer interview some very interesting people.

He sat down with disgraced beauty queen Tara Conner a few months ago for an engrossing interview. As fascinating as tales of cocaine addiction and girl-on-girl action must have been, however, there's no way they could equate to the wide-ranging tales told by Lauer's most recent subject:

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Pamela Anderson's crotch.

As you can see here, Lauer got up close and personal with a region Kid Rock and others know all too well. Of course, most viewers were probably familiar with this most private of parts already.

After all, Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson made the first foray into the world of celebrity sex tapes, long before Keeley Hazell even thought about spreading her legs for the camera. It was a homemade porn more watched than any movie a nude Tonya Cooley has ever starred in.

Still, Lauer is a top-notch newsman. He probably got some exclusive sound bites from this body part. But as you can see, Anderson's large breasts were jealous of the time spent focusing on her lower half. They're practically popping out in hopes of getting a word in.

Show them some love, Matt. Lord knows hundreds of other guys have.

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Embattled Miss USA Tara Conner, fresh out of rehab, is making the rounds on the talk show circuit in an attempt to rehabilitate her (oversexed, alcoholic) image.

Matt Lauer, host of NBC's Today Show and universally recognized sexy beast, recently became one of the prime stops on Tara's post-rehab tour.

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Neither was into it.

As you can see, Lauer just wants bigger ratings. What is a sober, regretful Tara Conner going to do for him? Now she's just another sweetheart from the South. He'd be better off bringing back Tom Cruise for another debate on the merits of psychiatry.

As for Miss Coke Head USA, her mind is clearly elsewhere as well. Like us, she can't get those pictures of fellow disgraced beauty queen Katie Rees out of her head. We know Tara's into girl on girl action, but keep it together, girl! You're on TV!

Yeah. How these two even carried on a conversation is beyond us. But there's little doubt that Chelsea Cooley and Tamiko Nash were fuming when they watched it.

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Us Weekly has compiled a great list of celebrity quotes from the past week. Here is a sampling:

"The street fighter in me wants to lash out. But the host in me said this is extraordinary television and don't let it end. I knew this would be great TV. [Tom Cruise] had no intention of listening to me…. I was watching this guy come into my living room and not keeping it a professional discussion. He was pointing at me."
â€" Matt Lauer on his memorable on-air disagreement with Tom Cruise over the tenets of Scientology

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"All the positive things that happen to her, it's funny, they always feel like they're happening to me also. We really support each other to an extent where it really feels like it's happening to me."
â€" Peter Sarsgaard on being proud of his wife, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal

"I was a troubled kid. I felt like an outsider. I didn't feel like I belonged, especially in the classroom."
â€" Hilary Swank

"I just got through My Not Favorite Year. There have been a few, and 2006 is on my list. It was a not-favorite year."
â€" Renée Zellweger

"I'm blonde and tanned and normal-sized! I'm sweet, shy, funny, have a big heart and I'm nice - and I like to eat."
â€" Paris Hilton

"I wouldn't call myself a professional break dancer although I did own a nylon Puma suit."
â€" Ben Affleck on his younger years of auditioning for roles and break-dancing

"I think I suffer from mild depression. So to have millions of people go, 'I watched your movie and related' was the ultimate affirmation that I'm not a freak."
â€" Zach Braff on Garden State

"You can get obsessed with it, you're doing all these tricks on the pole and you want to practice them…Now I can climb a pole without using my feet."
â€" Kate Hudson on her hobby of pole dancing

"About 10 years ago I said, 'Such a shame I never was a teacher.'"
â€" Oprah Winfrey on her decision to open a school in South Africa

"Because, I mean, I didn't learn to swim. I grew up in Wyoming and all the water there is like freezing cold because it's glacier runoff and I didn't learn to swim until i was like 21. My wife Margherita actually taught me how to swim in the pool at Columbia University."
â€" Matthew Fox

"I just don't understand women who go out with younger men. Even women who date men only five years younger than them, I can't relate to it. . . .I would understand sleeping with a 60-year-old more."
â€" Cate Blanchett

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They've gone through some rocky times - are they divorced? are they not divorced? - but Matt Lauer and his wife, Annette, are now happy and healthy ... with a new born baby at home.

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The couple's third child, a son named Thijs, was born earlier today.

"The baby was born this morning at 9:37 a.m. in New York City. He weighed 7 lbs., 4 oz.," Today spokesperson Megan Kopf said. "Mom, Dad and baby are all doing well."

The baby's unusual name - pronounced "Tice" - is a shortened form of Matthijs, which is Dutch for Matthew. No, it doesn't make sense for us, either. How normal does Jayden James Federline sound now?

"Annette is Dutch and in following with her heritage, the baby was given a Dutch name," said a source. Or maybe we should say, "a thsource."

Thijs joins brother Jack, 5, and sister Romy, 3. Despite the name mockery, we are very happy for Lauer and the Mrs. We hope they're as happy as Petra Nemcova and James Blunt.

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You loved the use of their current and former talk shows in that headline. Admit it. Here at THG, we do more than report on Lindsay Lohan car crashes. We like to keep it interesting and diverse, which leads us to the (hot) image below:

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In an unexpected showdown of sexy talk-show gods (and goddesses), Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira go head-to-head, holding huge portraits of themselves in suggestive beach poses. Ellen DeGeneres is also in this picture, but not holding a similar shot of herself. Which is okay. She looks a little too much like Owen Wilson for our taste.

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Just when rumors of their romance had quieted down, Mario Lopez and Eva Longoria have seemingly let the cats out of the bag again. So to speak.

Yes, that is the pair dressed as a couple of supposedly friendly felines for Halloween, but we have our questions:

Beautiful Eva
  • Where was Tony Parker?
  • Where was Karina Smirnoff?
  • Who actually dresses in as boring a costume as a cat these days?

It almost makes Leonardo DiCaprio seem creative with his outfit selection this year.

Meanwhile, in a battle of sordid Saved by the Bell alums, the Screech sex tape still trumps any dirty Slater shanningans. But we've got our eye on you, A.C. and Eva.

We've also got our eye on Matt Lauer. He looks incredibly similar to Johnny Depp in this Jack Sparrow costume. Now THAT's how you do Halloween!

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Is Matt Lauer leaving his wife for President Bush?

No, of course not. But that doesn't mean the Lauer union is going along smoothly.

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As they await their third child together, Matt and his wife, Annette, are trying to keep their marriage from dissolving.

On Sept. 13, Annette filed a petition in Manhattan Supreme Court seeking a split from her husband, but, according to Rush & Molloy, the former model is withdrawing the petition, and a rep for the couple says today that they're "not getting divorced."

Don't worry about the confusion, guys. Anna Nicole Smith didn't really get married, either.

Last spring, the Lauers separated, then reconciled. It's unclear when the baby is expected, but this much is certain: Lauer really IS frickin ripped!

Check out those goods again, Annette, before packing your bags.

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When it comes to Matt Lauer or Matthew McConaughey, President George W. Bush had made up his mind: he's voting yes ... on rock hard abs!

Before sitting down for an interview with the Today show host, President Bush shared his latest reading material with Lauer. And this photographer.

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Stay the course ... of your workout regimen!

While Bush is yet to comment on the Suri Cruise pictures, we're sure that's next in line for the president as he aims to view anything that doesn't have "9/11 Commission" sprawled across the front cover.

We hope our Laguna Beach reviews are next!

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