Tom Cruise -- Otherwise Engaged

1/8/2009 1:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It's pretty clear ...Tom Cruise is not going to Jett Travolta's memorial in Florida today, because he is currently in NYC taping "The View."

Cruise -- who is really close to John Travolta and Kelly Preston -- is at the ABC studio right now, taping the episode that normally is broadcast live -- it will air tomorrow (the delay is because of Prez-elect Obama's speech).

Interestingly, Travolta did not attend Tom's star-studded 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes.