Ellen DeGeneres
to bear Olympic torch

Ellen DeGeneres,
Tom Cruise, and Sylvester Stallone will be among the
bearers of the Olympic torch when it arrives in Los Angeles
on June 16. They were chosen by Samsung, a sponsor of
the Olympic Torch Relay, for their show business
accomplishments and their contributions to worthy
causes, it was announced Wednesday. The torch also will make
stops in St. Louis, Atlanta, and New York City. The
worldwide relay leading to the Athens Games in August
will cover six continents. (AP)