Date: 10th April 2001
Actor PAUL HOGAN has slammed his fellow Australians - for turning against TOM CRUISE since his split with NICOLE KIDMAN in February (01).
According to the CROCODILE DUNDEE (1986) star, Cruise was endeared to the country by his marriage to Australian-born actress Kidman, but since their separation, many Aussies have rejected the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (1996) star.
Hogan explains, "Tom was Australia's favourite son-in-law before he and Nicole split - they loved him. But since things turned bad, they've sided against him. I understand the interest, but now they've taken sides, which is wrong." (RGS/WNV/NFA)