“Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt –“

By Brian 

I feel compelled to mention this. By now you’ve heard, or seen, the story: Matt Lauer asks Tom Cruise about the criticism of Brooke Shields; Cruise quizzed Lauer (Do you know what Aderol is? Do you know Ritalin?); Then he Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt’s:

LAUER: The difference is —

CRUISE: No, no, Matt.

LAUER: This wasn’t against her will, though.

CRUISE: Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt —

LAUER: But this wasn’t against her will.

CRUISE: Matt, I’m asking you a question.

LAUER: I understand there’s abuse of all of these things.

CRUISE: No, you see. Here’s the problem. You don’t know the history of psychiatry. I do.

You see? Here’s the transcript and the video. Tidbits:

> The AP headlines the story “Cruise Clashes With Lauer On ‘Today’ Show.”

> Gawker says more of the taped interview will air on Monday.

> Al Roker blogs: “Tom oughta pipe down about people he doesn’t know about situations he hasn’t experienced. You’re an actor, not a med student.”