TOM CRUISE: SETTING IT STRAIGHT. . . AGAIN

CRUISE-CONTROL BACKLASH?

Maybe it's the endless publicity about Tom Cruise's recently settled $100 million lawsuits against people who allegedly called him gay, but journalists at an advance screening of his new flick "Vanilla Sky" report that when his character uttered the words, "I'm straight!" -- the audience burst into laughter! Questioned afterward, director Cameron Crowe denied that Cruise had asked for the line in the script!