Movie stars Jennifer Lopez and Jim Carrey have laughed off reports their newfound friendship with Tom Cruise is proof a burgeoning interest in his Scientology religion.
Insiders tell the New York Post that Catholic-raised Lopez has been slowly introduced to the controversial religion by her friend Leah Remini, who stars in US comedy show KING OF QUEENS, while funnyman Carrey is taking introductory courses in the religion.
The media were stunned last month (18NOV06) when Cruise and new wife Katie Holmes invited Lopez, her husband Marc Anthony, Carrey and his girlfriend JENNY MCCARTNEY to their Italian wedding - because the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE star had never been known to socialise with the quartet.
In the past two weeks, Cruise and Holmes have socialised with Lopez and Anthony on at least three occasions.
Despite the couples' new friendships with the Cruises, their representatives insist Scientology isn't their common interest.
Lopez's spokesperson says, "I have no knowledge of this, but I probably wouldn't have a comment on it if I did."
Carrey's publicist adds, "He is not taking classes."