Kirstie Alley, Tom Cruise

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Kirstie Alley clearly has Tom Cruise's back.

The actress is coming to her fellow Scientologist's defense in the wake of the latest Vanity Fair cover story, which alleges, among other things, that the Church of Scientology auditioned a female member named Nazanin Boniadi to be the Hollywood top gun's girlfriend before he got together with Katie Holmes.

"I think whenever you have articles written that are third and fourth parties' opinions, it's like the game Gossip and you don't get the truth," Alley tells Entertainment Tonight. "I think that a magazine of that caliber should have interviewed him, and then they would get the truth."

The former Cheers star also spoke out regarding Scientology itself, saying, "I think that probably all religions sound bizarre to people who are not the practitioners of them."

She adds, "To me, it's so normal, and probably 90 percent of the crazy stuff I hear isn't true."

While Cruise himself has remained mum regarding the article's claim, his attorney, Bert Fields, told E! News exclusively last week that Vanity Fair's story "is essentially a rehash of tired old lies previously run in the supermarket tabloids, quoting the same bogus 'sources.' It's long, boring and false."

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