VIDEO: Tom Cruise Says MTV Wanted Him To Host Awards Show; Explains Les Grossman Dance With J-Lo

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Jun. 15 2010, Published 9:55 a.m. ET

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Tom Cruise dished on his memorable MTV Movie Awards appearance dancing with Jennifer Lopez as his Tropic Thunder alter-ego Les Grossman, in a joint interview on Good Morning America Tuesday with Cameron Diaz to promote their upcoming action-comedy, Knight And Day.

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"How it came about was, MTV came to me and they wanted me to host the show, and I just didn't have time because we were working on the film, so I said, ‘How bout I do Les Grossman -- how bout Less Grossman produces the show for you?’" Cruise said via a satellite feed from in Austria, where the stars were promoting the film.

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Cruise said with that in mind, he recruited his good friend Jennifer Lopez to join him for the dance.

VIDEO: Tom Cruise As Les Grossman

"Instantly, I told her and she just started to laugh -- she just started laughing," Cruise said. "It was really fun working on her with that, and she was brilliant."

The appearance was such a talker that Cruise will reprise the Grossman role in a feature film, as reported last week.

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Knight And Day reunites the Vanilla Sky co-stars as a pair of fugitives whose run from the law is mostly jeopardized by each other; the film hits theaters June 23.



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