Actress Kelly Preston has praised fellow celebrity Scientologist Tom Cruise for bringing publicity to their controversial religion.

Cruise, Preston and her husband John Travolta are long-term followers of L RON HUBBARD's Church Of Scientology, which has been labelled a "cult" by some critics.

The Last Samurai actor Cruise has appeared on several TV shows recently to publicise Scientology's belief systems, which teaches that psychiatry and drugs - both legal and illegal, are dangerous.

While Cruise has been attacked by various medial bodies and post-natal depression sufferer Brooke Shields over his "irresponsible" comments, his JERRY MAGUIRE co-star Preston has applauded him.

She tells Fox News, "He's creating awareness. Good for Tom Cruise for bringing it to the forefront."

05/07/2005 09:20