Tom Cruise flashed his best Hollywood smile as he greeted a hotel ballroom packed with journalists in Mexico's capital earlier this week.
He was in town to promote his new film, "Mission: Impossible III," which opens in theaters Friday, but did his best to put to rest at least one whacky rumor swirling around the birth of his daughter with fiancee Katie Holmes.
Holmes, 27, gave birth last month in Los Angeles to the couple's daughter, Suri.
When a reporter asked about a widely circulated comment Cruise made in an
interview with GQ magazine about eating his child's placenta, Cruise laughed
and said, "That's ridiculous."
He later said he doesn't pay attention to media reports that criticize his