Cruise, DeGeneres, Stallone bear torches

LOS ANGELES: Tom Cruise, Ellen DeGeneres and Sylvester Stallone will be among the bearers of the Olympic torch when it arrives in Los Angeles on June 16. They were chosen by Samsung, a sponsor of the Olympic Torch Relay, for their show business accomplishments and their contributions to worthy causes, it was announced Wednesday. The torch also will make stops in Los Angeles, St Louis, Atlanta and New York. The worldwide relay leading to the Athens Games in August will cover six continents. —AP