Tom Cruise criticised NBC ‘Today’ show host Matt Lauer on Friday when Lauer mentioned Cruise’s earlier criticism of Brooke Shields for taking antidepressants. Cruise told Lauer he didn’t know what he was talking about. “You don’t know the history of psychiatry. I do,” Cruise said.

The interview became more heated when Lauer, who said he knew people who had been helped by the attention-deficit disorder drug Ritalin, asked Cruise about the effects of the drug. “Matt, Matt, you don’t even — you’re glib,” Cruise responded. “You don’t even know what Ritalin is. If you start talking about chemical imbalance, you have to evaluate and read the research papers on how they came up with these theories, Matt, OK. That’s what I’ve done.”

Cruise also said: “Scientology is something that you don’t understand.

It’s like you could be a Christian and be a Scientologist.” “You know what? There’s always cynics. There always has been. There always will be,”

said Cruise. — Agencies