"It was more than fun, and it was more than great," Tom says of the Legends Ball. "It was historic. What Oprah did by acknowledging those women...they've not only had an impact on women, and African-American women, but on men, and on the world. They really have changed the culture for the better. It's a great inspiration."
Tom said that he recently talked to War of the Worlds director Steven Spielberg about his new love, and Steven also commented on the state of Tom's bliss. "[Steven] said, 'Man, you look so happy.'" Tom explains. "I love relationships. ... It just happened. I kept looking [at Katie] and thinking, 'This woman's amazing.' I'm happy that I'm with her. She's amazing, and I'd think the same of her even if she wasn't with me—she's just amazing."
"I don't want to disappoint her," Tom says. "That's something I have to discuss with her personally, but you know..."
Tom is working on War of the Worlds with friend/director Steven Spielberg again after their blockbuster hit Minority Report. Steven gave Tom 84 pages of the script for his birthday, and said, "You've got to read this!" Tom says he was immediately on board.
"We decided to make this movie, and it's incredible the people that came together," Tom says. "We didn't compromise on anything. I never felt rushed. ... It was always a huge epic picture, but it's a very personal story."
"Working with Tom," Steven says, "is one of the greatest gifts I've ever been given by this business.
"I hope that Tom will say a little bit about War of the Worlds [on the show] and you don't just obsess about Tom and Katie, Katie and Tom," Steven jokes. "Talk a little bit about War of the Worlds because we're opening really soon!"
"It's Dakota here in Australia filming Charlotte's Web," she says, "and Oprah, I know you are in this movie too, and I just want to let you know that your goose is behaving like a true lady. You would be real proud of her!
"I was real excited about meeting Tom the first time," Dakota says. "He came over and said, 'We're making War of the Worlds, baby!'
"Tom, I just want to thank you. You made me a better actress. I'll never forget my memories with you and I love you!"
"Good to meet you, man," the "regular" Tom says. "People always say, 'Where's the real Tom Cruise?' I say, 'I am the real Tom Cruise—I'm just not the rich, famous, good-looking one!"
Tom runs to the green room to grab his girl. "What does this feel like when you grew up wanting to marry Tom Cruise," Oprah asks Katie, "and now you're standing here holding his hand in front of millions of people?"
"I know!" Katie says. "I'm glad I was a big dreamer."