04/28/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT
• During a taping of her show in Las Vegas, Oprah Winfrey revealed secrets
about her exclusive interview with Tom Cruise
. Winfrey said that she asked Cruise about everything from Scientology to his couch jumping escapades on her show. But she failed to ask if he could handle the truth.
• The Today
show segment, "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?" -- which follows the TV host to mysterious locations around the world -- began Monday
. First stop: Al Roker
is rolling out the big guns
for its final season. Besides rumors that Noah Wyle
and Anthony Edwards
are returning, Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett
will appear on the medical drama. Apparently, there's an emergency that requires immediate groove resuscitation.
• Because of falling ratings for American Idol
, producers are talking about putting the fan favorite audition segments
in later episodes as flashbacks. Hey, it works for Lost