Cruise Responds to Balki

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Yesterday, in a spectacular interview with the Onion's AV Club, Bronson Pinchot alleged that Tom Cruise made homophobic comments on the set of Risky Business. According to a statement from Cruise's publicist, "Obviously this is so far removed from who Tom Cruise is as a person, this must have been said in jest." As a commenter points out below, it's unclear whether this is referring to Cruise's statements or Pinchot's — presumably Pinchot's, but if tapes of Cruise should happen to emerge, we suppose this covers him too. Nice work, publicist! [TV Guide via Movieline]