Hollywood hunk Tom Cruise opened a new Spanish headquarters for the Church of Scientology in Madrid on Saturday (18SEP04).

The JERRY MAGUIRE star managed a few words of the local dialect during the ceremony and took time out afterwards to meet and greet waiting fans.

Cruise's split with his girlfriend of three years, Penelope Cruz, in March (04) was clearly amicable - her mother ENCARNA and actress sister Monica attended the opening of the HQ near Madrid's international parliament.

It has previously been reported the couple's break-up was down to Cruz being fed-up with Cruise's obsession with Scientology.

20/09/2004 14:06