Tom's Geography Needs Work

Star confuses Brazil with Spain
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2009 12:02 PM CST
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes pose for pictures during the red-carpet premiere of Cruise's film "Valkyrie" in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Tom Cruise is on a roll with the gaffes as he promotes Valkyrie in Rio de Janeiro, the New York Post reports. First the star tried to be cute by saying hola and gracias to reporters—forgetting that Brazilians speak Portuguese, not Spanish. Cruise also said he loves Brazil for its samba and tango dances—though the tango originated in Argentina. (Read more Tom Cruise stories.)