"This chump is the biggest star in the universe?"
I just watched a re-run of Letterman with Tom Cruise on, and it was either one of the best segments I've ever seen on there, or one of the worst. I'm really not sure. But it was bizzare.
Through the entire interview, there seemed to be a slight disconnect between the two, which happens from time to time with Dave, and Tom was laughing at a random things - a little odd, but nothing too strange. But then, when he gets to telling this story about how he almost killed a guy when he was flying by depriving him of oxygen, Cruise just totally lost it. He couldn't get the story out, because he was laughing so much. He was crying. At one point, he even hocked an accidental loogie, which only caused him to lose it even more. Letterman was amused, but not nearly as much as Cruise.
Anyway, this was from a few weeks ago, but I don't remember hearing anything about this incident in other media. Sure it wasn't as outlandish or embarrassing as Farrah Fawcett's breakdown or Quentin Tarantino wasted off his ass on Leno, but the sheer magnitude of the star at hand would seem to have made it slightly buzz-worthy.
On another note...
I can't remember ever seeing two late night talk shows on the same network re-running appearances by the same personality back-to-back on the same night. But tonight, Dax Shepard was interviewed on both The Late Show With David Letterman and the late Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn. Either it was a wacky theme night at CBS late night, or somebody wasn't paying attention.