GLIB TWO: Tom Cruise Going Back To "Today" And Matt Lauer

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Tom Cruise is heading back to the "Today" show and an interview with Matt Lauer on Monday, 2 1/2 years after his last appearance when he called Lauer "glib" and criticized Brooke Shields for taking anti-depressants. (SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH IT AGAIN)

The interview will be live on Monday to promote Cruise's movie "Valkyrie."

The full press release is below.

Meanwhile, Cruise talks to the new issue of People magazine and admits of the infamous interview of '06, "I think I could have handled things better."

That same year he couch-jumped on Oprah, about which he laughs now. Cruise called the incident on Winfrey's show, "My year of jumping dangerously."

PRESS RELEASE:
America's favorite Top Gun returns to America's favorite morning program. More than three years after Tom Cruise's unforgettable interview with Matt Lauer, the three-time Oscar-nominated actor returns to "Today." On Monday, December 15, Cruise will sit down once again with Lauer for a live interview in Studio 1A.

Cruise will talk to Lauer about his latest historical thriller, "Valkyrie," and his role in the much buzzed-about film. The legendary actor will also chat about his distinguished career, his family, including wife Katie Holmes, and children Connor, Isabella and Suri and their life at home.

The entire interview will also run on TODAYshow.com. Photos from the interview will be available on http://www.nbcumv.com or by contacting Megan Kopf, megan.kopf@nbcuni.com.

Jim Bell is the executive producer of "Today" (Monday - Friday, 7-11 a.m.).

WATCH THE 2006 PSYCHIATRY-BASHING INTERVIEW: