Tom Cruise has been named the tackiest star of the year in a US newspaper poll.

The movie hunk's famous couch-jumping declarations of love on TV show OPRAH and his public "rants" against psychiatry and postpartum drugs have been blamed for his dishonourable position at the top of the Los Angeles Daily News list, which is voted for by readers.

Cruise beat Paris Hilton and Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston to the top spot.

The top five is:

1. TOM CRUISE

2. PARIS HILTON

3. WHITNEY HOUSTON + BOBBY BROWN

4. Jude Law + Sienna Miller

5. Anna Nicole Smith