Tom Cruising Back to Oprah’s Couch

Oprah Winfrey’s staff has had nearly three years to get the shoe prints off the expensive couch Tom Cruise jumped on while expressing his affections for Katie Holmes.

Back then the two had just begun dating. Now Cruise and Holmes are married and the parents to 2-year-old daughter Suri. And you can expect to hear all about the Cruise clan when Tom returns to “The Oprah Winfrey Show” next week. Though, luckily for cleaning crews they won’t need to work overtime to stain guard the show’s furniture since producers say the first of the two-part interview was taped at the actor’s home in Telluride, Colorado.

According to producers, Cruise’s appearance will coincide with the 25th anniversary of his hit flick “Risky Business.” Winfrey’s interview with Cruise from his Colorado compound, will air on May 2, and cover his “family, his life and the future,” according to show producers. Then, on May 5, Cruise will travel to Chicago and appear in Winfrey’s studio to discuss his career and other projects. Friends and colleagues will also reportedly “surprise” Cruise with taped messages honoring his work on the big screen.

Cruise’s last appearance on Oprah’s show included his now infamous couch-jumping incident where he repeatedly hopped up and down on the talk-show host’s furniture while proclaiming his love for then-new girlfriend Holmes.

Not long after the show aired Cruise’s couch-leaping antics spawned countless YouTube and “Saturday Night Live” parodies and the actor became the butt of many a late-night comedians’ jokes.

Despite all the ribbing Cruise did get the girl—-the actor married Holmes in a lavish wedding in Italy in November 2006 just seven months after the actress gave birth to their daughter Suri.

Interestingly, the nuptials took place without Winfrey. (GASP!)

Wonder if she’ll grill him on that oversight next week?

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Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.