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Title: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: rockyslammer on October 17, 2008, 08:43:34 AM
http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/45239/tom-cruise-denies-cliff-plunge-death-reports

make this weekend news worthy guis and guils

regards
Martin


Title: Re: Is Tom Cruise really in NZ?
Post by: Eugene on October 17, 2008, 11:34:45 AM
lole wtf?


Title: Re: Is Tom Cruise really in NZ?
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 29, 2008, 07:19:43 PM
Tom Cruise related...

 Bizarre ceremony set to merge Cruise and Beckham



Tom Cruise is to merge his family with Victoria and David Beckham?s in a special ceremony.

The ?Valkyrie? actor will hold the bizarre service ? during which the families vow to be brothers and sisters and exchange heartfelt speeches - at his wife Katie Holmes? New York town house.

The gesture serves as a Thanksgiving present from Tom - who has two adopted teenage children, Isabella and Connor, with ex-wife Nicole Kidman and a two-year-old daughter, Suri, with Katie - to the showbiz couple.

A source said: ?Tom and David have been friends for years and they and their families spend a lot of time together.

?This year Tom wanted to make a special gesture that would show how much he appreciates their friendship and he thought this would be the perfect way.?

Tom, 46, is also building a replica of the LA Lakers? Staples Centre basketball court in the Beckhams? garden for the soccer ace and his sons Brooklyn, nine, Romeo, six, and Cruz, three.

Earlier this week, Victoria and David gave Katie a standing ovation when they joined Tom in the audience at a performance of her Broadway show ?All My Sons?.

http://www.livenews.com.au/Articles/2008/11/28/Bizarre_ceremony_set_to_merge_Cruise_and_Beckham

Tom if you build me a basketball court you can stick your finger in my ring as well.


Title: Re: Is Tom Cruise really in NZ?
Post by: anonyrat on November 29, 2008, 11:50:58 PM
Weird.

Is this friendship ceremony a scientology ritual, or something Cruise made up all on his lonesome?


Title: Re: Is Tom Cruise really in NZ?
Post by: rockyslammer on November 30, 2008, 07:59:08 AM
this is just another cruise'ism.  Nout to do with scio.

regards, Martin


Title: Cruise and The Complex
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 02, 2008, 01:12:52 PM
I`ve kind of made this the Tom Cruise thread.

December 1st, 2008
Tom Cruise Denies Influence In Pulling Out Anti-Scientology Book From U.K. Amazon
Anne Lu - Celebrity News Service News Writer

London, England (CNS) - Tom Cruise is denying claims he has anything to do with the e-commerce site Amazon's decision to pull out an anti-Scientology book from its shelves.

The ardent follower of the L. Ron Hubbard-founded religion has been blamed when Amazon pulled "The Complex" from their U.K. website. It has been said that the "Top Gun" actor, who is also a top ranking member of the church, ordered the book to be taken out from its shelves.

Five days after the book was published on October 31, the A-list actor allegedly visited Amazon's headquarters in Seattle for his latest film "Valkyrie." It was days later after the reported visit that the website's U.K. branch suddenly stopped selling the book.

The e-commerce site said in a statement, "U.K. law gives us no choice but to remove the title from our catalogue," referring to Britain's strict libel laws.

Author John Duigan, a former scientologist, believes otherwise. He told New York Daily News that he thinks Cruise has influenced the company's decision.

Cruise's reps deny the claims.

"The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology" focuses on the organization and its practices. Duignan co-wrote the expos? with Nicola Tallant.

http://www.gantdaily.com/news/12/ARTICLE/37885/2008-12-01.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 11, 2008, 06:04:00 PM
Britney Spears talks to Katie Holmes.

http://www.p2pnet.net/story/17847


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: OnceBitten on December 11, 2008, 09:38:33 PM
Oh God.  She's welcome to scn and it's welcome to her.

Good luck to them all.


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: anonyrat on December 12, 2008, 12:20:34 PM
Doesn't Britney have bipolar or something? Presumably she uses the dreaded "psych drugs," making her an illegal pre-clear, yus?


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: OnceBitten on December 12, 2008, 12:42:00 PM
The fact that she's got money means far more than LRH's ideas about illegal pcs.  Believe me, I know.  Miscavige has probably re-written that policy anyway.


Title: Tom Cruise has the tech
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 13, 2008, 04:37:17 PM
101 gunman ordered to stay away from Tom Cruise


The Associated Press

7:58 a.m. December 11, 2008

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. ? An Iraq war veteran who waved a gun and an American flag on a Highway 101 overpass and stopped traffic for hours in Santa Barbara last month has been ordered by a judge to stay away from Tom Cruise.

Edward Van Tassel, 28, with help from his sister, has appeared at Cruise's Beverly Hills home three times with hopes of delivering a letter, authorities said.

The order came at a Wednesday hearing where prosecutors were trying to have Van Tassel's bail revoked for leaving a veterans facility where Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge George Eskin believed he would be locked in.

A private investigator who works for Cruise told Eskin that Van Tassel was in a different veterans facility than the judge had expected, one where he could leave freely. The judge did not immediately rule on revoking bail, but said he was leaning toward having Van Tassel returned to jail.

"I certainly did not envision a situation that would enable him to come and go as he pleased," said the judge. "The V.A. let him down, the family let him down and we let him down," Eskin said. "Well, I did."

Van Tassel's attorney Robert Landheer told the judge that the visits to the Cruise home were harmless.

"He is not there to stalk Mr. Cruise as some sort of fan-obsessed person," Landheer said. "He wants to enlist him in his mission to get appropriate remedies for soldiers of the Iraq War."

Van Tassel is charged with several weapons violations stemming from the Nov. 3 freeway episode, when he could be seen on live television wearing a mask and holding a gun. He froze traffic on the highway for more than three hours.

He has pleaded not guilty to conspiring to exhibit a firearm in the presence of an officer, resisting arrest and other charges.

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2008/dec/11/ca-highway-gunman-cruise-121108/?zIndex=21734
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It`s a crazy world Tom.  And it all revolves around you.

PS. As long as Tom Cruise speaks out about and funds scientology
he is fairgame. Not the scio definition... luckily for you Tom.


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 20, 2008, 04:28:09 PM
Premier of Valkyre in Hollywwod.

Anonymous was there.

Short video and item here,

http://www.celebuzz.com/tom-cruise-skips-katies-bday-s73251/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 21, 2008, 07:44:42 AM

Posted on WWP


Extrie! Extrie! Read all about it!

Where's the hoardes of fans?
Where's all the pretty girls?

Here's the eye-witness account of a brave "Anon", at the sad scene of the Lolkyrie premiere:

(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/6880/lolkyrieiu0.jpg)

When we arrived at the spot of the premiere, there were barricades set up along both sides of the street, presumably for the throngs of fans and paparazzi that weren't there. We took our spot across the street from the hubbub against one of the barricades.

We immediately noticed a lot of cops. We're talking between 15-20 just along the front. Some on foot, some on rested motorcycles. We even saw a few familiar faces on the squad: the usual suspects from the LRH Way street closures.

There was a red carpet within a tented area set up so that stretch limos could pull up in front, and the assorted celebs could get out, walk about 5' and file into the tent through a flap door. There was also a bullpen type area to the side of the tent that allowed around 100 fans to hang out and try to catch a glimpse of aforementioned celebs.

The moment we arrived, several fans within the bullpen area started taking photos of us. Two guys sitting at a table in front of the coffee shop, obvious PI types, were doing some fail camera work. They claimed to be there for Tommygirl, but kept their cameras on us the whole time. When an anon called them out, they left the table to go sit in their minivan, parked just across from us and continue filming.

When Tom arrived, he quickly entered and they closed the flap to the tent but only while he was in there. One of the paparazzo on our side of the street came over to tell us that he was in there and that they'd closed the tent. At that point, the Anons started calling Tom and asking him to come out and play. They cited various crimes that his money goes to bankroll, challenged him to come hang out and chat, etc.

Nothing.

No response on Tom's part.

What happened to confronting and shattering suppression?

Boo.

After about an hour, Lizza Uvizl, the woman who ever-so-lovingly filed a restraining order against AGP, came down the street, refusing to look in our direction and briskly walked into the building. AGP just so happened to have been present at the time.

Coincidence?

Around 7:30, when the movie was starting and the assorted celebs were all nestled in with their popcorn, we walked down to the garage entrance to catch people who weren't staying for the movie. A ladyfan who'd been in the tent area came over to chat with us. She'd wanted to leave but the valet guys had her car blocked in the garage. She asked us to give her info on what we had been yelling about and what kind of nasty business CoS was up to. We explained a bunch of stuff, including Fair Game, and she said "Yeah, I heard one of the guys on the corner talking on a radio about where you guys were standing and that you'd moved. I thought that was kind of creepy and excessive."

At least 2 paparazzi got film of us waving our signs around and Shoop hollering when Tom arrived. We also had our photos taken by several different paps. At one point, one of them came over to us and told us that Jenna Elfman apparently overheard Anons and got a nasty look on her face. "You got to her!" they said.

Tee hee.

Fun night, very receptive people on the street, everyone was on their best behavior and it was freakin' COLD. Ya know, for Cali...


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: AnonymousSupport on January 08, 2009, 09:20:25 AM
NZHERALD

Cruise: 'Scientology teachings cured my dyslexia'
1:24PM Monday Jan 05, 2009

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10550549



Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: OnceBitten on January 08, 2009, 10:35:40 AM
NZHERALD

Cruise: 'Scientology teachings cured my dyslexia'
1:24PM Monday Jan 05, 2009

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10550549



Dyslexics are teaple poo


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: rockyslammer on January 08, 2009, 04:06:08 PM
and look at wot Richard Branson did without scientology.  Yes Branson is/was a TRUE sidlexci


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on January 12, 2009, 04:15:15 PM
Tom Cruise talks...mumbles almost incoherently
to Barbara Walters on "The View."

http://www.defamer.com.au/2009/01/we_administer_earthpeople_pills_when_absolutely_necessary_reassures_tom_cruise-2.html

According to Tom Scientology sends people to the doctor.
(Who would be part of the American Medical Association.)

Yet according to Hubbard..

Finding exactly who we're up against on Earth (the AMA)
helped.  But finding exactly what each one of us faces and
how, in the Between Lives Area, bids for a change of mood.

We're not now in this for play.  Our personal futures depend
on keeping going and making no major flubs.  It isn't a question
of is there something else.  There isn't.  Nobody can be half in
and half out of scientology.  scientologists are scientologists
no matter what they do for a living.

If we're going to make this, we have to work at it personally,
administratively and as a group, and work well.

The prize is regaining self and going free.  The penalty for our
failure is condemnation to an eternity of pain and amnesia for ourselves
and for our friends and for this planet.

If we fail, we've had it.  It is not just a matter of getting killed. 
It's a matter of getting killed and killed and killed life after life
forever more.  Even if you have no great reality on this now, you will
soon enough.  But probably you already understand it.

Those guys up there mean business.  We've got to match or better their
energy level and dedication or we lose.

We've been given this priceless chance.

We must make good.

The hour lost on natter, the slow down time because of some petty ARC
break have to be salvaged.

We haven't any time for doubts and maundering.

The next time you hear somebody whining, "Well I just don't know, whine,
whine," kick his teeth in.

We're the elite of planet Earth, but that's only saying we're the
not-quite-gone in the graveyard of the long-gone.  Somehow despite our
condition and the degraded environment we're in, we've got to keep the
dedication and the guts to carry through no matter what comes.  And
carry through.

That's our future.

L. Ron Hubbard.

From HCO PL 30 July 1963 Current Planning 


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on January 18, 2009, 08:45:41 AM
Conner Cruise gets handled.

http://x17online.com/celebrities/connor_cruise/scientology_handlers_handle_connor_cruise-01162009.php


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on January 21, 2009, 08:47:02 AM
                         German critics maul Cruise as anti-Hitler hero


BERLIN (AFP) - German critics savaged Tom Cruise's portrayal of Adolf Hitler's would-be killer in "Valkyrie" ahead of the film's release here this week, but relished a homegrown hero getting the Hollywood treatment.

"Valkyrie" has been one of the most keenly awaited new releases in Germany this winter, thanks to the legendary status of its subject -- Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg -- and a string of controversies during its production.

Although expectations were low here for Cruise in the role of the Prussian aristocrat who dared to make an attempt on the Fuehrer's life, several critics said even those modest hopes were disappointed.

"Cruise forms the flat, expressionless centre of the film around which the input of the remaining cast and crew fades away like a spectre -- and it is not the fault of the eye patch that the wounded Stauffenberg wears," the chief critic of Berlin's daily Tagesspiegel, Jan Schulz-Ojala, wrote.

"The efforts of the other actors seem well-nigh grotesque next to the stony-faced acting of the film's star."

...........http://nz.entertainment.yahoo.com/090119/8/abq9.html


Title: Spiegel ...Germany
Post by: Ididntcomeback on February 05, 2009, 05:34:48 PM
'Valkyrie' Classroom Material Slammed for Omitting Scientology

A German foundation has produced teaching material based on the film "Valkyrie" to stimulate discussion on civil courage. But the booklet has been criticized for failing to mention Tom Cruise's role as a prominent Scientologist.

German foundation Stiftung Lesen wanted to encourage school children to think about civil courage based on the example of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, who tried to assassinate Adolf Hitler. But the teaching material they produced to accompany the new film "Valkyrie," which tells the story of the failed 1944 plot, has attracted criticism for failing to mention star Tom Cruise's role as a prominent representative of the controversial Church of Scientology.

Tom Cruise's role as a Scientologist has sparked controversy in Germany.
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Tom Cruise's role as a Scientologist has sparked controversy in Germany.

Klaus Staeck, president of the Academy of the Arts in Berlin told the Wednesday edition of the Berliner Zeitung it was "a great scandal not to mention in the school materials that Tom Cruise is a central figure in promoting a totalitarian sect."

A spokesman for the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB), which is a member of the foundation's board, told the newspaper that the materials raise the question of whether Tom Cruise's presence in the film "should not be an opportunity to discuss the authoritarian Scientology sect, and to talk about the civil courage of those who were brave enough to leave the sect."

The foundation said Scientology was outside the scope of the material. "The discussion about Cruise and Scientology is a complex one, which cannot be dealt with just in passing," Stiftung Lesen said in a statement justifying its decision not to include Cruise's relationship to Scientology in the booklet. The foundation, which said the movie was ideal for "getting young people more interested in German history," said that trying to combine a discussion of Cruise's personal life with Stauffenberg's role "would run the risk of watering down the real subject of the material, namely the significance of the historical figure of Stauffenberg and his acts."

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Stiftung Lesen is a foundation that promotes reading and counts German President Horst K?hler as its patron. The foundation, which regularly produces classroom materials with film companies, printed 135,000 copies of the 22-page booklet, which includes scenes from "Valkyrie" and has ideas for classroom activities on the subject of democracy and civil courage based on the example of Stauffenberg. The project was supported by Twentieth Century Fox of Germany, which is the film's German distributor.

Scientology is highly controversial in Germany, where it's considered a business rather than a church and is monitored by domestic intelligence agencies. Cruise's role as a Scientologist was repeatedly discussed in the German press while the filmmakers shot "Valkyrie" in Berlin. Stauffenberg's son Berthold Schenk von Stauffenberg said in a 2007 interview that he didn't "like the fact that an avowed Scientologist is playing my father." The film has also sparked a debate in Germany over whether Stauffenberg should be honored as a hero, given his nationalist sympathies.


http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,605426,00.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 04, 2009, 06:13:16 PM
                 Cruise 'misses the plot' in Nazi film


Tom Cruise's film about a plot to kill Adolf Hitler is simplistic and misleading, overstating the Hollywood star's character in real historical events, a Kiwi academic says.

Valkyrie, playing now in New Zealand cinemas, details a failed attempt to blow up Hitler during World War II. The July 1944 bombing was carried out by Claus von Stauffenberg, a top-ranking German army officer.

Waikato University senior German lecturer Norman Franke said Valkyrie dealt simplistically with the motives behind the plot - and shed no light on atrocities committed by the Nazis.

"You get the impression it's just the hero Tom Cruise taking on the whole regime. If you don't know much about the historical background you would almost wonder why he was doing it."

Von Stauffenberg and his brother belonged to a group of artists called Georgekreis, from which many members of the German resistance sprang - another point missed by the film, Dr Franke said.

"Valkyrie doesn't deal with the complex background of the plot such as the group, the influence of poetry, the fact that church leaders and socialists were involved, or the fact they were in constant danger and were always spied on."

Dr Franke said Hitler was targeted in 15 separate attempts to kill him over 12 years.

The film also missed a Kiwi connection to events - Jewish poet Karl Wolfskehl, who had eventually died in exile in New Zealand, he said.

Wolfskehl's anti-Nazi poem Lebenslied inspired some of the plotters to oppose Hitler and carry out the assassination attempt.
           
Dr Franke said there were some positive aspects about the blockbuster movie, which has so far grossed more than $150 million worldwide.

"It's not a total disaster. It is good this movie was made, and it's important to make history accessible to the wider public but over-simplification and over-mystification do not do justice to the men and women who opposed Hitler."

The film has been controversial in Germany, for the subject matter and for Cruise's links to the Scientology movement.

German-born Dr Franke said one of his grandfathers was a member of the Nazi party and the other resisted them.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/1997325/Cruise-misses-the-plot-in-Nazi-film/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 06, 2009, 01:26:54 AM
TOM CRUISE hopes to pull off his own Hollywood Mission Impossible by remaking the classic 1969 Western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, starring himself and close friend John Travolta.

Cruise got the blessing of Paul Newman, who played Cassidy in the original opposite Robert Redford?s Sundance, just months before the film star succumbed to lung cancer last September, an associate revealed.

He intends to produce the remake through United Artists, the ?golden era? studio he jointly owns after helping resurrect it as an MGM subsidiary in 2006.

Cruise, 46, wants to cast himself as Redford?s Sundance, a performance friends say ranks among his cinema favourites, while Travolta, 55, will follow in Newman?s footsteps as Cassidy. The iconic tale of two lovable Wild West bank robbers charmed a generation and garnered four Oscars.

According to a senior executive, Cruise is already interviewing screenwriters capable of recapturing the essence of the original, which took $103million (?70million) at the box office, an almost unheard-of figure 40 years ago.

?It has been a pet project of his that has been on the back-burner for years,? said the executive. ?But now he?s ready to go, and will most likely happily eschew the enormous salary that he normally commands.?

Cruise has banked fees of $25million (?17million) for movies including Minority Report and The Last Samurai but trebled that figure for the last two films in his Mission: Impossible franchise. He earned in excess of $70million (?47million) for each in a deal that gave him a percentage of their enormous profits.

?Butch and Sundance is a labour of love for Tom,? said a source close to the star...


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: useful_anon on April 06, 2009, 02:55:07 AM
whhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaattttttttt butch cassidy and the sundance kid is a wicked movie and given the time it was set in hasnt really dated all to much in my opinion. why the hell would you want to remake it? really hope they dont butcher it.


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: useful_anon on April 08, 2009, 03:13:04 AM
A highly potent strain of medical marijuana is being marketed as "Tom Cruise Purple" by licensed cannabis clubs in Northern California.

News reports claim that cannabis clubs are selling vials of the pot emblazoned with Cruise laughing hysterically.

The Scientology poster boy is considering suing over his image being used to promote marijuana, "of all things". Cruise, along with his fellow Scientologist disciples, is staunchly opposed to psychotropic drugs.

The NY daily news.com reports that staff members they contacted at various California clubs were forbidden to discuss any of the herbal varieties in their "inventory".

However, one weed devotee they interviewed had this to say: "I heard it's the kind of pot that makes you hallucinate."



http://www.thescene.com.au/Trash/Gossip/Tom-Cruise-Toke-Joke/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 30, 2009, 08:23:24 AM
                 Tom Cruise Demands Katie Holmes Quit “Filthy Habit”

Atlanta, GA 4/28/2009 04:03 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

 

Tom Cruise has reportedly demanded wife Katie Holmes stop her “filthy” smoking habit. Sources say the actor was furious when he learned Holmes started smoking again.

“Tom leads a very disciplined life and happily encouraged Katie to follow Scientology and purification detoxes,” says a source. “He’s livid she’s started smoking again is doing everything he can to put pressure on her to quit what he calls a filthy habit.”

Meanwhile, the couple is rumored to be at odds over expanding their family. Holmes allegedly wants to wait to have a second child while Cruise reportedly wants another this year. Holmes and Curies are already parents to 3-year-old Suri. The actor also has two adopted children with ex-wife Nicole Kidman.

http://www.transworldnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?id=85909&cat=2


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 12, 2009, 04:31:49 PM
 TomKat welcome with open arms, say Sydney Scientologists


Submitted by Kiran Pahwa on Mon, 05/11/2009 - 06:31.

   
TomKat welcome with open arms, say Sydney ScientologistsMelbourne, May 11 : The Australian arm of the Church of Scientology are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Katie Holmes, and her husband Tom Cruise to welcome the devotees "with open arms".

The actress is expected to jet into the country for the filming of her upcoming flick Don''t Be Afraid of the Dark, and her better half and three-year-old daughter Suri may also accompany her.

The controversial religious organization is looking forward to welcome the celebrity couple, known for their strong belief in Scientology.

"Of course the church would never be told of their movements, but if they did come we would welcome them with open arms," the Daily Telegraph quoted Aussie spokeswoman Vicky Dunstan as saying.

"Tom has had an association with the Australian branch of Scientology before and if he was to move to Sydney or Melbourne we would love to have him," she added. (ANI)

http://www.topnews.in/tomkat-welcome-open-arms-say-sydney-scientologists-2164954

And don`t forget when Tom was here in New Zealand he donated
0.00000000000000000000000000000000001 % of his income to NarCOnon.

Hope he doesn`t asked to see what the locals did with the one thousand dollars.


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 16, 2009, 03:22:39 PM
                          Woman`s Day  16th June 2009.

Just saw the latest issue of Woman`s day in the supermarket.
"Tom and Kate to seperate "

The article which is visible in every dairy, supermarket, bookstore
and gas station all over the country, says Kate has had enough
and lays the blame squarely on Tom`s weird cult.

Regardless of the merits of the magazine`s claims, it still warns
the general public that Scientology is causing problems in a troubled world.
Not solving them.

If Kate does escape from the cult, she will be blackmailed against speaking out, as was Nicole Kidman.

If you are a Scientologist reading this.
Please take a few weeks off from the cult and re evaluate its actual benefits
to your life, as opposed to its pie in the sky promises.

And ask yourself this...
If Scientology can guarantee to make you into an ethical, all powerful. all knowing being why can`t they make you OT on credit. Their guarantee
should be 100% proof that they`ll get their money.
Get your question answered.
"If scientology can make me into what it claims... Why can`t I do the bridge on credit ??????"


 


 





Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 27, 2009, 11:42:08 PM

 An online poll.

 In the wake of Michael Jackson's passing, who is America's leading whack job?

   Tom Cruise -- Scientology strange.
   Gary Busey -- Metaphysical madness.
   Joaquin Phoenix -- Put-on peculiarity.
   Phil Spector -- Criminal crazy.

Cast your vote here and see the surprising results

http://www.asylum.com/2009/06/26/post-michael-jackson-who-is-americas-weirdest-man/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 03, 2009, 05:50:33 PM
                       Tom Cruise takes Suri to the zoo to see kangaroo


Tom has arrived in Melbourne.

The local cult gets a mention...

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,28383,25726761-7485,00.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 05, 2009, 07:10:33 PM
            Film crew signs 'no questions' TomKat Scientology contracts


KATIE Holmes is about to start filming her new movie, Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, but some questions from the crew will not be allowed.

The Batman Begins actor will begin filming on the closed Docklands set this week, as she, husband Tom Cruise and daughter Suri continue to explore Melbourne's sights and stores.

One film source from the set said that each crew member had signed agreements saying they would not ask the superstar about her religion, Scientology.

The couple, who have braved chilly weather to explore the city and have happily chatted to locals, are notoriously private when it comes to questions or discussions about their religion.

Holmes has never publicly addressed converting to Scientology since she started dating Cruise in early 2005.

The famous family was entertained late on Friday night for Cruise's 47th birthday celebration by singer Kate Ceberano, a fellow Scientologist who has known the couple for years.

Good friend and Crown casino owner James Packer also attended.

Cruise and Holmes are staying at the luxury Crown penthouse after searching Melbourne for appropriate accommodation, including some Toorak mansions.

Crown staff remain tight-lipped about the exact details of the star couple's stay, most likely at the direction of Packer, who has taken a personal interest in their time in Australia.

But Holmes and Cruise have taken advantage of some of Crown's shops, with Burberry reportedly closing its doors during the week to let Holmes go on a shopping spree.

Reports suggested the actor spent $50,000 on an alligator skin handbag, as part of an $85,000 bill, but staff would not discuss any details.

However, a spokesperson did confirm the store does stock an alligator skin handbag worth $50,000 - a favourite with wealthy VIP customers - which is locked away in a private safe.

Cruise was a vocal supporter in the Crown box at the Collingwood-Essendon game at the MCG on Friday night before his party, while his wife appeared less interested in what would be a foreign game.

The Valkyrie actor is no stranger to football - while married to Nicole Kidman in the 1990s, he went to see the Sydney Swans.

It is believed Cruise will not be in Melbourne for the entirety of his wife's movie shoot.

SCIENTOLOGY:

Scientology is a controversial religion based on the theories of science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard.

The church claims Earth is a prison planet, home to the souls of millions of inter-galactic beings murdered by an evil alien overlord named Xenu.

French and German governments have begun actions to ban Scientology.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25734057-2862,00.html

"The biggest overt one could commit is to fail to disseminate Scientology."

May not be an exact quote. But Hubbard definitely wrote that message.





Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 14, 2009, 01:01:18 PM
            Scientology being ripped another asshole in French Media


Laurent Delahousse and his team have done a show on Tom Cruise and
the cult. I did an interview with the reporter earlier this year. The reporter told me it's going to be a 90 minute documentary on Tom Cruise/Scientology.


http://www.purepeople.com/article/qu...ardez_a35378/1

It airs Monday, July 13th around 22:55 (10:55 pm) on France2

I hope someone gets a copy of this and translates it. It should be a good one.
From WWP.  http://forums.whyweprotest.net/15-media/scientology-being-ripped-another-asshole-french-media-49173/#post933395

 PS.   I`ve been told Cruise`s super yacht is being worked on here in NZ
and his helicopter is being serviced out at Ardmore. "Unconfirmed."

 


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 28, 2009, 01:15:49 AM
                          Tom Cruise jets into New Zealand

1:08PM Thursday Aug 27, 2009

A Hollywood superstar has spent 24 hours in the country.

Tom Cruise flew into New Zealand yesterday and flew out today.

Newstalk ZB reported the actor was met at Wellington Airport by filmmaker Peter Jackson.

Wingnut Films spokesman Matt Dravitski said Cruise knew Jackson and wanted to visit his studios.

Mr Dravitski said Cruise was not discussing any future projects with Jackson.

Wellingtonians reported seeing the Hollywood superstar arriving in Wellington and some say they saw him by the Weta Workshop studios in Miramar.

Jackson is producing The Dam Busters and The Hobbit.

He has just completed The Lovely Bones and was a producer for the critically acclaimed District 9.

- NZ HERALD STAFF, NEWSTALK ZB
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10593520


Title: did-tom-cruise-physically-abuse-members-of-the-church-of-scientology?
Post by: rockyslammer on August 28, 2009, 07:59:48 AM
http://glosslip.com/2009/08/27/did-tom-cruise-physically-abuse-members-of-the-church-of-scientology/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 28, 2009, 03:52:43 PM
                      Mission Implausible: De-faming Tom Cruise

                               Sydney morning Herald.

August 28, 2009

Article, photo and comments.

http://blogs.smh.com.au/lifestyle/fearclothing/2009/08/28/cruisingtheru.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 20, 2009, 12:23:36 PM
               Letter from Marty Rathbun to Tom Cruise`s lawyer.

Bertram Fields
Greenberg, Glusker, et al
1900 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA
90067-4590

August 26, 2009

re: Yours of August 26

Dear Bert,

I am sorry to interrupt your vacation, but I want to make sure you fully understand a situation you are clearly being lead to misunderstand.

In spite of your protestation to the contrary, it has become quite apparent you and your client are in fact working on a coordinated defense of Miscavige’s conduct. That you spent five of the twelve sentences of your letter extolling Miscavige’s virtues, while saying nothing in defense of your client speaks volumes.

You apparently chose to ignore evidence of Mike Rinder being battered on more than a dozen occasions and instead used Mike’s purported words uttered years ago in defense of Miscavige. I found that rather telling. That you did not bother to ask Mike – a person you have met and worked with on a number of occasions – despite my invitation to do so and my provision of his contact information – is informative of your client’s position. I know that a renowned attorney such as yourself would normally pursue such evidence with due diligence. Only in Miscavige’s world does an intelligent and thoughtful man like Mike become a non-person with the snap of the fingers.

With respect to your own client, by simply repeating the demand set forth in your original letter to me dated August 7 you have shown that you did not understand what I intended to communicate to you or that your client is under the control of Miscavige.

Your August 7 letter expressed the desire that your client’s name not be associated with me. I responded two days later by telling you that in order to prevent the continuing perpetration of severe and widespread violations of criminal laws and fundamental human rights – and to correct publicly spread blatant lies by Miscavige – it was necessary to communicate that relationship in order to accomplish my humanitarian objective. I provided evidence up through the year I left the Church with links to the accounts of fourteen other people who witnessed the same conduct at issue.

Bert, I only decided to make my knowledge public after reviewing a plethora of evidence – contrary to Miscavige’s PR line that I had perpetrated all of the violent and felonious behavior of his – that after I left, Miscavige’s compound made a sharp turn south towards Jonestown. Several former Miscavige insiders have left since I did. Most, if not all of them, have visited me to help recover from the emotional – and sometimes physical scars – that Miscavige inflicted upon them.

I have hard evidence that Miscavige’s response to my having left was to have the doors to the Hole (ref: St Petersburg Times series) barred and welded shut. He created a literal prison where the majority of the international managers of the Church of Scientology remained locked up for months, and in some cases, even years.

The incidents recounted in the St Petersburg Times Truth Rundown series are like a walk in the park compared to what came later. The Hole became a torture chamber. Literally.

I’ll share one incident I have documented that I believe is apropos to your misguided letter.

A couple years ago Miscavige strode into the Hole to make an announcement to the eighty to one hundred Scientology managers then incarcerated. Miscavige berated them for being far too light in their demands for confessions from three of his favorite targets for degradation, humiliation and beatings. They were Marc Yager who was once the highest ranking official in the Church of Scientology International, Guillaume Leserve the Executive Director International and Ray Mithoff the highest technical executive in all of Scientology. Miscavige informed the gathering that Tom Cruise would be coming to the Int base (the 500 acre compound near Hemet) the next day. This, of course, was taken seriously since the several hundred base staff members were busy that day on the Tom Cruise arrival preparation drill (which includes, incidentally, putting all staff through drills orchestrating every action they perform in front of, or speak in the presence of, Cruise).

Miscavige informed all of the members of International management that he had been telling Cruise all about how suppressive Yager, Leserve, and Mithoff had been to Miscavige personally. He told the executives that he had told Cruise how all other members of management were suppressive to Miscavige too because they refused to beat Yager, Leserve and Mithoff to pulps in defense of Miscavige’s honor. Miscavige said that Tom, as his best friend and most trusted confidante, had vowed to come to the Hole and personally “beat the living shit” out of Yager, Leserve, and Mithoff if the managers failed to do so themselves. Miscavige said that if they didn’t show evidence that they had acted, they all would be bypassed the next day by Cruise. The tantrum was accompanied by the usual ill-tempered and sadistic threats to the executives detailing what would become of them if Tom had to do “their job.”

In response, the mob rushed at the three targeted gentlemen. Fists flew and feet kicked into the three. They continued to pound until Miscavige’s deputy on site determined they had created sufficient evidence. That evidence? Fat lips, bloody noses, black eyes (and the deputy would not let the mob relent until each had two black eyes) and contusions over the faces and bodies of Yager, Leserve, and Mithoff.

Bert, if your client still wants to continue having his name uttered by David Miscavige to perpetrate these types of barbarities and at the same time enjoin me from simply stating a fact that I performed a religious service for him at Miscavige’s direction so that I might continue to lend a credible voice to end these atrocities, then save your firm’s letterhead and send me no more letters.

Instead, go ahead and sue me. I would be happy to see this all aired in court. But, I would be even happier to see you investigate this situation and act to help bring these human rights abuses to an end.

Sincerely,

Marty Rathbun

http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/dm-yscohb/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on October 12, 2009, 04:14:00 PM
          Katie enrolls Suri in a Catholic school

Tom has ARC Break...

Tom and Katie have apparently been fighting bitterly over the education of their daughter -- and it seems that Katie has won the battle and enrolled Suri in Catholic school!

The Daily Mail reports that Katie has enrolled her three-year-old at the Catholic Charities Yawkey Centre For Early Education And Learning in Boston.

The family's in Beantown for the fall while Tom shoots his new comedic thriller Wichita.

Katie, who was raised a devout Catholic, has been listening to her parents who've stressed the importance of a Catholic education, says a source.

"She is not convinced by Scientology and has told Tom that she wants Suri to be educated as a Catholic – as she was. They had been having huge problems agreeing on her school." The source continues, "To say they were having arguments is putting it mildly – but Tom came around to the idea in the end."

But does this mean Katie and Suri are no longer Scientologists?

Tom has always preached that being a Scientologist doesn't preclude you from being a Catholic/Jew/Buddist, etc., so perhaps Suri's just learning a little bit about the Pope as well as L. Ron Hubbard!


Or maybe Katie's really getting ready to make a break!

http://x17online.com/celebrities/katie_holmes/suri_no_longer_a_scientolotot_katie_enrolls_her_in_catholic_school-10112009.php


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on October 22, 2009, 07:33:36 AM
      How did you and Christian Bale develop his character in American Psycho?

It was definitely a process. We talked a lot, but he was in L.A. and I was in New York. We didn’t actually meet in person a lot, just talked on the phone. We talked about how Martian-like Patrick Bateman was, how he was looking at the world like somebody from another planet, watching what people did and trying to work out the right way to behave. And then one day he called me and he had been watching Tom Cruise on David Letterman, and he just had this very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes, and he was really taken with this energy.


http://www.blackbookmag.com/article/mary-harron-reveals-inspiration-behind-patrick-bateman/11810


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on October 25, 2009, 12:17:12 AM
                       Tom Cruise. A homophobic bore ???

http://nz.entertainment.yahoo.com/b/annahiggins/4206/cruises-co-star-calls-him-out/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 09, 2009, 06:44:49 PM
former_scientologist_claims_tom_cruise_threatened_to_beat_disobedient_church_members



http://x17online.com/celebrities/tom_cruise/former_scientologist_claims_tom_cruise_threatened_to_beat_disobedient_church_members-11082009.php

http://gawker.com/5399791/scientology-revelations-presentation-drills-beatdown-offerings-and-tom-cruises-audit-sessions?skyline=true&s=x


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on February 15, 2010, 04:18:28 PM
                 Tom Cruise and 'M:I4' -- the new reality of film deals
                          LA Times...Entertainment section

The 'Mission: Impossible' star is the latest actor to see his share of box-office receipts scaled back to reflect the film industry's new economic realities.

It's hardly a secret that Tom Cruise is no longer Hollywood's top-gun star.

The 47-year-old boyish-looking actor has had a rough stretch, from an embarrassing jumping episode on Oprah Winfrey's couch to the clunker "Lions for Lambs." Many believe that his controversial career has peaked.

Now, in order to revive his big-screen role as dashing secret agent Ethan Hunt in Paramount's "Mission: Impossible IV," Cruise consented to a deal that would have once been unthinkable: He's forgoing a preferential slice of the movie's ticket sales, the sine qua non of clout in Hollywood......

for more...
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-cruise15-2010feb15,0,1129206.story


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 26, 2010, 10:03:28 PM
    Tom Cruise Gay Sex Tape Exposed! Katie Holmes is Beside Herself...


April 24, 2010 08:26 PM EDT (Updated: April 25, 2010 10:59 AM EDT)
views: 5236 | comments: 3

The world was suspicious of Tom Cruise long before his infamous Oprah couch crusade and alas the truth is pouring out courtesy of Amy Scobee.  And there is a gay sex tape as confirmation.

Who?  Amy Scobee spent decades working for the upper levels of the Church of Scientology.  And now that she has finally escaped she is telling the truth behind the lies of this religion and Tom Cruise in her book, Scientology: Abuse at the Top.

Why?  Why after years, I mean years, of loyal service would Amy flip on the Church and Tom Cruise?  Star Magazine reports Amy cites years of mental and physical mistreatment as the reason.

So...what does Amy dish about in her book?  It sounds like a pretty juicy read.  Drug use and gay sex rumors are just a few of the shokcing allegations.  Allegations...maybe not.  Amy lived with Tom Cruise when he was married to Nicole Kidman.  This is firsthand info!  According to Amy, they all had to go through intense confessionals while they studied Scientology.  Tom and Nicole exposed ALL of the skeletons in their closet.  We'll have to read the book to find out all of them!

Although, Amy does give a couple PR nuggets to wet our appetite.  It seems we are going to learn Tom was hooked on drugs and had to drop his addiction in order to join some elite group within the Church.  She says she will not say exactly what he was hooked on but pot and cocaine do not disqualify one from joining the group.  Whoa.  Let your imagination run wild this tidbit!

Also, she claims a gay sex tape has been floating around starring none other than Mr. Tom Cruise.  She has no firsthand knowledge of Tom being gay but a well-known spokesperson for the Church has the tape.  I can tell you my friends out in Hollywood know Tom Cruise is gay.  In fact, they tell me it is definitely true and everyone knows it.  So why deny it publicly...all the time?  Well, the Church frowns on it.  They view homosexuality as a disease and from the sounds of it they are handling it for Tom.  This part actually makes me kind of sad for Tom Cruise.  It must be a very isolating existence when you have to hide your true identity. 

Nicole was a beard.  But this was not enough to keep her in the good graces of the Church.  Amy says every hired hand in Tom's house was a spy for the Church.  These maids, babysitters, etc. would report back to the higher-ups with all details related to finances, conversations, agruments, everything.  Eventually, Nicole was considered a threat to the Church.  And poof...Tom divorced her.  Coincidence?  Not likely.

This book is affecting his home life...big time!  Katie Holmes is livid over the truths being exposed in this book.  Katie needs space and time to process what she has learned.  Though surely none of this is news to her.  Neither Katie not Suri are written about in the book.  SO it's not all bad news...right Katie?  As for her whereabouts, Katie flew to LA to celebrate Suri's 4th birthday and dashed back to NYC as soon as could.

Don't be embarrased Katie...almost all women would make the same deal you made!

The book will be available on Amazon May 9th.  Happy reading.

http://celebs.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978195767


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 03, 2010, 09:55:16 AM
                    Tom's Next Mission; Katie's Tortured Life; Nicole Escaped

Scanned article from latest STAR magazine.

Hubbard forgot a precept when he wrote "The way to happiness."

Precept 1. Stay the fuck away from Scientology !!!

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?t=17740


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 15, 2010, 03:55:55 PM

                        Tom Cruise makes 'subdued' Oprah return
Friday, May 14 2010, 23:30 BST

Tom Cruise was 'subdued' during his appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Friday.

The actor, whose manic appearance on the talkshow five years ago made headlines worldwide, was laid-back and controlled during the programme, reports Radar Online.

Cruise, who does all of his own stunts, discussed his new film Knight and Day and was joined by co-star Cameron Diaz. The stars discussed their on-set fun and said that they enjoyed working together.

Winfrey also asked Cruise about his relationship with wife Katie Holmes.

"Things are going good… I love my wife," he said.

It was recently revealed that Cruise was secretly videotaped by an auditor from the Church of Scientology.
Link...
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a218965/cruise-secretly-videotaped-by-church.htm


http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a219993/tom-cruise-makes-subdued-oprah-return.html



Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 18, 2010, 11:58:18 PM
One Day One Destiny (Tom Cruise Scientology Documentary) (Part 1)

French documentary with subtitles

One Day, One Destiny: The story behind Tom Cruise and Scientology. A French documentary by Magneto Presse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvjwIcPEYu4&feature=PlayList&p=1FFBD78E6C35286E&index=0&playnext=1


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: NED on May 19, 2010, 10:49:34 AM
This is a really good Doco!  Thanks for Posting!


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 22, 2010, 05:12:37 PM
                      Yell Xenu at Tom Cruise this Thursday


My friends will be in the audience for Jay Leno this Thursday, June 24. Tom Cruise is the guest. Xenu will be yelled and possibly chanted in an attempt to get the whole audience to chant Xenu to Tom Cruise. That is all. Updates are unnecessary just watch the Tonight Show on Thursday.

http://forums.whyweprotest.net/305-tom-katie/yell-xenu-tom-cruise-thursday-68415/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 22, 2010, 07:05:16 PM
Tom seducing Angelina Jolie with pamphlets ...
Half way down the page.
Gossip magazine.


http://nz.entertainment.yahoo.com/b/amywilliamsgossip/186/in-the-gossip-mags220610/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 27, 2010, 03:46:45 PM
   Plenty here about Tom.
But also a follow up interview with Matt Lauer that you may not
have seen.
It`s interesting to see just how incoherent Tom is.
He answered  one question by starting three different sentences.
It`s as if he gets a clear profound concept in his head but
when he tries to vocalize it, things just fall out of his mouth.

He`s not in very good shape mentally.
It`s as if his brain has been invaded with cotton wool.
But see for yourself.


http://www.blogher.com/tom-cruise-has-taken-us-wild-motorcycle-ride-he-still-too-crazy-love?wrap=blogher-topics/movies-tv&crumb=32394


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 29, 2010, 07:48:05 PM
   Celebritology   The Washington Post


Weekend box office: 'Toy Story 3' wins, but what does poor 'Knight and Day' performance tell us about Tom Cruise?
.......
And that brings us to "Knight and Day," which made $20.5 million over the weekend, making it the least lucrative Tom Cruise opening since "Days of Thunder," if you don't adjust for inflation. Adjust for inflation, and "Knight and Day" looks even worse.

So what happened here? It's tempting, as David Germain of the Associated Press does, to attribute the poor performance to Cruise's couch-jumping, Scientology-promoting behavior in recent years. But, in the same article, Germain also points out that both "Mission: Impossible III" and "Valkyrie" had stronger debuts, and both movies came out when the Katie Holmes engagement/Brooke Shields bashing were fresher in our minds.

Personally, I think a decline in Cruise's appeal is part of the problem, but it's not the only problem. And I don't just say that because I acted as Mr. Cruise's defense attorney in Tom Cruise Court. As, again, Box Office Mojo points out, the less than persuasive marketing of "Knight and Day" didn't do the flick any favors. Oh, and neither did Cameron Diaz. Maybe the movie has a little bit of staying power in it. But with "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" opening Wednesday, it could sputter even further.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/celebritology/2010/06/weekend_box_office_toy_story_3.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 17, 2010, 07:12:41 PM
                      2 and a half stars for Tom`s new film


Kate Roger just gave her review of "Day and Night" starring Tom Cruise and
Cameron Diaz on TV 3 news.

She said it was billed as an action comedy.

It didn`t work as an action film
It didn`t work as a comedy.
But there was good chemistry between Cruise and Diaz.
2 and a half stars...... (Out of a possible 4.)

I`ve seen posters of it at bus stops around Auckland.

I don`t think anyone has missed their bus because of it.



Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 25, 2010, 05:19:43 PM
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Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz to take Top Gear test

Short interview with Diaz and Cruise .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-10726502

More...

http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/cruise-diaz-tame-racing-driver?imageNo=0


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 26, 2010, 09:42:44 AM
  Tom Cruise on Top Gear.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trCay7xWRAE


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 06, 2010, 09:37:40 AM
                 No One Wants to Pay Tom Cruise to Be In Movies Anymore

According to Vulture, the fading-to-a-near-invisible-point onetime box office draw will be paid SAG minimum wages to act in Mission Impossible 4: The Fourth Time Around It's Probably Pretty Possible. That's basically the death of clout right there.

OK, sure, Cruise will still have a back-end deal that secures him a chunk of profits once Paramount recoups its investment, but still. Tom Cruise is working for scale! Apparently studios just don't trust his selling potential anymore, probably looking at his latest disappointment, this summer's blink-and-you-missed-it Knight & Day, as confirmation of his diminished bankability.

Probably the real conversation everyone should be having is if Mission Impossible 4 should be happening at all. That Pixar genius Brad Bird is attached to direct is intriguing, and J.J. Abrams' third installment was actually quite good, but the picture will need a lot more than the rusty ol' Cruise razmataz to get it off the ground. (He may, in fact, be hurting its chances of success at this point.) Obviously Paramount knows that, so they're gonna give Cruise his ducats only after they get theirs, sort of like he's a sleazy, TV ad ambulance chaser lawyer. The presence of pouty little lord fauntleroy David Ellison, a Hollywood wannabe heir to a vast fortune who produced and acted in the dreadful bomb Flyboys, as a co-financier proves that Paramount is being extra cautious about this whole thing. It's a difficult mission indeed.


http://gawker.com/5605650/no-one-wants-to-pay-tom-cruise-to-be-in-movies-anymore


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 09, 2010, 07:58:24 PM
                 TOM Cruise’s adopted daughter quitting $cientology ?


TOM Cruise’s adopted daughter Bella wants to live with her mom Nicole Kidman – because she’s desperate to break away from the Church of Scientology, according to a new report.

Britain’s Look magazine alleges Bella — who is home-schooled by her aunt Cass, Tom’s sister — plans to leave Los Angeles for Nashville, Tennessee, in December when she turns 18.

“It seems like Bella may have had enough of the tough rules she has to live by as a Scientologist and she’s told Nicole she wants to move in with her,” said one source.

“Nicole’s thrilled, but Tom desperately hopes she changes her mind.”

The source also revealed that Tom’s wife, actress Katie Holmes, will be upset by Bella’s decision.

“Katie will feel like she’s been stabbed in the heart by Bella’s news,” said the insider. “She sees herself as her mother, best friend and confidante. It must be heartbreaking.”

The source says Bella turning her back on Scientology — of which Tom is a high-profile member — will be embarrassing for the Top Gun star.

“This means that Bella would be leaving a religion that Tom’s one of the most high-profile faces of,” blabbed the mole. “That could be embarrassing for him."

http://www.showbizspy.com/article/209634/tom-cruises-daughter-quitting-scientology.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 16, 2010, 04:18:49 PM
Jerry O'Connell 'scared of Tom Cruise'
Sunday, August 15 2010, 19:45 BST
By Daniel Sperling

Jerry O' Connell has revealed that he is still scared of a backlash from former co-star Tom Cruise after mocking his religious beliefs in a viral video.

The 36-year-old actor has yet to reunite with his Jerry Maguire colleague since posting a spoof of the infamous series of leaked Scientology videos starring Cruise back in 2008, and admits that he is still fearful of how the Mission Impossible star will react.

"I saw him from a distance and got the hell out of there," O' Connell revealed to E!, adding that he never intended for the video to cause any offence.

O'Connell, who recently enrolled in an LA law school, is next appearing in big-budget B-movie Piranha 3D, which is due for release in the US and UK on August 20.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a261969/jerry-oconnell-scared-of-tom-cruise.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5Zv3X_Hlck


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 16, 2010, 11:39:13 AM
               Tom Cruises Love Lounge


According to Marty`s blog this  is an auxiliary office adjoining Cruise’s airplane hangar.
A love nest that DM built for TC

 4 photos

http://forums.whyweprotest.net/325-mark-marty-rathbun/tom-cruises-love-lounge-71698/



Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 19, 2010, 10:54:57 AM
German Comedian talks about Tom Cruise at 3 minutes 27.

Subtitled.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r96Ib2QhTY


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 15, 2010, 05:02:59 AM
   Tom Cruise Death defying stunt in Dubai.  Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_QXKgYqg4c


http://forums.whyweprotest.net/305-tom-katie/toms-stunt-dubais-tallest-building-73575/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 19, 2010, 03:12:58 PM
 Tom/Katie live in different homes.


Britain's Grazia magazine is reporting that Katie Holmes
is taking steps to distance herself from Tom Cruise by moving away from the controlling environment of the $35m mansion.

"Katie just wanted a small retreat where she can just go alone, or with Suri, to have a more normal and private life
," a source said.

"She craves privacy and freedom. Katie can totally relax there and walks around in her pajamas, can talk freely to her family on the phone and sits outside in the backyard by the pool. It's very cozy and relaxed.

"She has even appointed and vetted her own staff, none of which are affiliated to Scientology.

"Whatever people might think, Katie is doing things of her own accord. She's sick of people saying she's controlled."

http://thebosh.com/archives/2010/11/katie_holmes_taking_steps_to_distance_herself_from_tom_cruise.php


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 19, 2010, 03:21:09 PM
    Why can`t Tom Cruise even finish a sentence unless it is a script ?

A warning to viewers. You are about to hear from a man who has had his brain fried.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFRxvC05p24


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 09, 2010, 04:12:58 PM
                Lonely Katie Holmes: Abandoned by Tom Cruise

                       Katie's devastated as he misses their anniversary

Katie Holmes probably thought she'd be showered with expensive gifts and taken to a luxury resort for her fourth wedding anniversary - after all, she's married to one of the richest stars in the world.

But Now can reveal that instead Katie, 31, was left in floods of tears when husband Tom Cruise, 48, couldn't find the time to fly home from Dubai, where he's filming Mission: Impossible 4.

His schedule even restricted her and daughter Suri from visiting him on set, sparking whispers that the couple's four-year marriage is under strain.

Left home alone in LA, Katie also faced the realisation that she has no one to turn to in Tom's absence.

‘She feels he's a controlling husband and has driven away her close circle of friends,' says an insider. Even her former confidante Victoria Beckham isn't that close any more.

‘Katie thought their anniversary was the perfect opportunity to sit down with Tom and spend quality time with him,' our source adds.

‘But when Tom told her that he couldn't fly home, she realised how lonely she was.

‘Katie hoped that no matter what happened, even if things weren't perfect they'd have a friendship but he's totally ignoring her and focusing on work.

'She was worried that once she stopped going to Scientology gatherings it would cause problems in their relationship and she's wondering if her fears are now coming true.'

Former Scientology follower Amy Scobee tells Now: ‘If she wanted no part of Scientology, then they wouldn't stay together.'

Tom and Katie's representatives were unavailable for comment.

See the latest pictures of sad Katie Holmes in Now magazine dated 15 December 2010 - out now!

SEE PICTURES! Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise see the sights in Brazil>>
SEE PICTURES Katie Holmes enjoys a day out with daughter Suri Cruise in New York>>


http://www.nowmagazine.co.uk/celebrity-news/509305/lonely-katie-holmes-abandoned-by-tom-cruise/1/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 18, 2010, 04:13:52 PM
          KNIGHT AND DAY Blu-ray Review


Tom Cruise is a movie star, still, but only just. He of couch jumping and scientology fame went from being the definitive American leading man into a subject of parody – partly of his own making. All stars eventually go through a period where their fan base outgrows or changes on them, but there is definitely a dividing line with Cruise. And yet he is still a star, and a film like Knight and Day highlights that fact. Throughout the film, Cruise gives off the smile and charm that made him famous, in a role that plays (albeit briefly) with his reputation of being a little unhinged. He costars with Cameron Diaz in a film about a secret agent who keeps dragging along Diaz while being chased by bad agents (headed up by Peter Sarsgaard. My review of Knight and Day on Blu-ray follows after the jump.

http://www.collider.com/2010/12/17/knight-and-day-blu-ray-review/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 24, 2010, 04:09:59 PM
                             Have TomKat separated?

                       ????????????????????

Katie dumps bully Tom and his sciento beliefs.

Following years of speculation sources have confirmed that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are filing for divorce, citing his Scientology beliefs and bullying as the main reasons.

The couple were forced to announce their split after news of their separation was leaked on Tweeter by a reputable showbiz source who revealed, “Rumours spreading among the M:I:4 production office that Cruise will be single very soon.”

Sources claim the couple, who’ve been married for four years, are finally ending their relationship after Katie insisted she wouldn’t allow Tom to bully her anymore and refused to be ruled by his scientology beliefs.

“Katie says he’s not the man she married,” spilled a pal. “He’s a control freak and she can’t cope with his behaviour anymore. He has stopped her from living the life she wanted.” Adding, “And while she put up with that she couldn’t accept him doing the same to daughter Suri. That’s when she decided enough was enough.”

‘You Won’t Control Suri’
Katie’s desperate to escape the clutches of Scientology and is increasingly worried about the effects the lifestyle may have on Suri who she heavily relies on for comfort, something Tom condones. “According to Scientology belief you shouldn’t smother your children with attention,” revealed a source. “Katie is furious by this idea and refuses to listen. She hates how Tom is turning their child into a recluse.” Renowned for not having any friends Katie recently invited a small group of young girls to join Suri on a playdate aboard a crusie ship. “She wants Suri to be popular. She doesn’t want her to feel lonely like she does. And she certainly doesn’t want her adopting her dad’s Sciento beliefs,” insisted a pal.

Ex wife Nicole Kidman divorced Tom in 2001 for the same reason. “She didn’t like him forcing his strange beliefs on their adopted kids, Connor and Isabella,” spilled a source. “She also hated how he ruled her life.”

Katie Wants Control
“Tom is renowned for being in control in that relationship,” spilled an insider. “Katie thought marrying him would help launch her career, but after Suri was born Tom demanded she focused on being a mum.” Adding, “Katie was forced to take roles that wouldn’t keep her away from home for too long while Tom was constantly jetting off to various destinations for major blockbuster movies.”

“Katie feels Tom’s suffocating her,” insisted a pal. “The split is the best thing for her. It offers a new lease of life.”

Sources say, on hearing about Katie’s plans to divorce, Tom demanded the 32-year-old flew over to Vancouver where he was filming. Yet, it wasn’t to reconcile but put on a publciity stunt to throw off the press. “Tom likes to control what the press see. He’s actually quite smart when it comes to fooling them,” spilled a source.

He later flew Katie to New York to celebrate her 32nd birthday. Yet, while the couple tried to put on a front, the actress looked severely depressed. “Her face said it all,” insisted a source. “Though they were together she walked ahead on her own. She didn’t want to be near him. She can’t stand him anymore.” Adding, “She’s given up. She can’t fake it. The constant pretence is taking its toll.”
“The spilt will be immediate,” added a pal. “Katie will spend Christmas at home with her own family where she plans to iron out divorce strategies with her dad who’s a divorce lawyer.”

Fresh Start Like Nicole
Taking control of her life again, Katie has accepted an offer to return to Broadway. “This is a big dig at Tom,” revealed a source. “It’s a major role that jealous Tom wouldn’t have allowed.” Adding, “She’s getting extra helpers to look after Suri and is starting a new life. She’s seen how successful Nicole has done without Tom and she wants that too.

And, with the star taking on a new role in the drama Extremities, in which she plays a woman who tranforms from a victim to the tormentor, it seems life could be imitating art...

Sleazy Husbands' Club
The news of Tomkat’s separation comes hot on the heels of news of Tom Cruise and David Beckham’s illicit secret boys club, which the wives are banned from.

As club members, the Hollywood hotties are regularly cruising around LA late at night – and we all know what happened when Hugh Grant was caught doing that!

Victoria, who originally encouraged David’s friendship with Tom, now fears the newly singleton may become a bad influence on her man. “David has become far more dominant in the relationship since hanging out with Tom,” spilled a member of the Beckham entourage. “Victoria wants David to spend less time with Tom, but David is insisting he needs less time from her.”

Far from cruising for women, the men apparently claimed the club is just a way for them to spend time on their motorbikes away from the prying lights of the paparazzi, but Vic feels desperately insecure about her hubby cavorting around late-night LA’s sleazy underbelly, particularly with Beck’s track record. “David has been distancing himself from Victoria for quite some time. She is never seen out with him and the boys anymore,” insisted an insider. “Tom has given David advice on how not to be controlled by his wife and finally it seems the footballer has the upper hand.” But could the boys new covert club be the final straw for dominant Vic?


http://www.ahlanlive.com/27640-tomkat-separated


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on January 02, 2011, 03:59:05 PM
Talk of Tom Cruise Abandoning Scientology In 2011, Hits Online Sportsbooks

January 1st, 2011 – Written By Bonnie

One Hollywood star that keeps himself and his family out of the spotlight is Tom Cruise. Tom landed his first leading role back in 1983 with Risky Business, which turned into what we refer to today as a classic. Tom Cruise quickly became a must have in Hollywood and some of his more popular films include Top Gun and Mission Impossible. Tom has been nominated for numerous Academy Awards and Golden Globes but one of his most talked about appearances comes from a talk show.

In 2005 Tom was the most talked about Hollywood star after displaying a childlike behavior when describing his love for Katie Holmes. Tom surprised not only Oprah, but the entire viewing audience with his sudden leap of love on to Oprah’s couch when appearing on her talk show. Some found it to be quite romantic, while others claimed Tom seems to be heading down a path to crazy land.

Tom Cruise is one of the many actors to take interest in Scientology, a body of beliefs and related practices. most controversial new religious movements and although many do not believe it is a religion at all, people continue learning about Scientology and making their own decisions as if the practice is right for them. It seems to be a Hollywood thing and those involved are not afraid to speak of the this new religious movement.

Tom has been a big supporter of Scientology ever since his first wife, Mimi Rogers, who is expected to of introduced Tom to Scientology. Talk of Tom leaving Scientology has reached online sportsbooks and entertainment betting odds are being offered on whether or not his will make it official.

Will Tom Cruise officially abandon Scientology between the dates of January 1st 2011 and December 31st 2011? All decisions by sportsbetting.com are final.
12/31/2010     Yes +116

http://www.sportsbookgurus.com/news/talk-of-tom-cruise-abandoning-scientology-in-2011-hits-online-sportsbooks


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on January 05, 2011, 09:23:08 PM



                   Nicole Kidman: My kids chose to live with Tom

Nicole Kidman stars as a mother dealing with the pain of losing a child in the movie “Rabbit Hole,” but in real life, she’s dealt with the difficulty of being separated from her kids.

She revealed in an interview with Hello! magazine that the two children she adopted with Tom Cruise, Isabella, now 18, and Connor, 15, spend most of their time with their dad.

The 48-year-old actor lives in Los Angeles with wife Katie Holmes and daughter Suri, 4, whereas Kidman has made her home in Nashville with husband Keith Urban and their two-year-old daughter, Sunday Rose.

“They live with Tom, which was their choice,” Kidman, 43, told the magazine. "I'd love [for] them to live with us, but what can you do?"

She explained to Marie Claire magazine in 2007 that the reason Isabella and Connor chose to live in L.A. after Kidman and Cruise separated was because, well, the California city is a "big draw" for kids.

"When children are teenagers, they have a say in where they want to be," Kidman said at the time. As for their upbringing? "Yes, they're being raised as Scientologists," she told Marie Claire. "I don't want to go there."


http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/23/nicole-kidman-my-kids-chose-to-live-with-tom/?iref=obnetwork


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on February 03, 2011, 07:54:53 PM
                Tom Cruise’s Life Controlled by Sinister Cult

Posted on January 31, 2011


The internal Church of Scientology documents reprinted below demonstrate Tom Cruise’s personal personnel are chosen, handled and controlled by David Miscavige’s personal office.   The originator of the communication is a Church of Scientology staff member.  She works full time on Miscavige’s and Cruise’s vehicles.   The recipients of the communications are as follows:

COB Asst RTC – Shelly Miscavige (since sent to a Miscavige gulag) was Miscavige’s personal assistant for two decades and his wife.

COB Comm RTC – Laurisse Stuckenbrock in that capacity filtered ALL of Miscavige’s communications.  She usurped Shelly Miscavige’s position when Miscavige sent his own wife to the gulag.

As one can see from the second document all upper Scientology organizations and networks are involved in assisting Miscavige control Tom Cruise’s life. 

“CCI” stands for Church of Scientology Celebrity Center International

“ASI” stands for Author Services Inc – LRH’s personal organization when he lived, now reduced to serving as an arm of Miscavige’s celebrity control network.

“RTC Rep”  the representative of Religious Technology permanently posted in Churches of Scientology around the world.  The reps are trained and conditioned to carry out the intentions of David Miscavige, even when they counter the policies of Scientology Founder L Ron Hubbard.

I attempted to have this all play out in private, see:

http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/top-gun-flies-air-cover-for-dm/

http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2009/08/26/top-gun-and-hired-gun-put-on-notice/

http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/for-whom-does-bert-fields-work/

However, Cruise’s personal lawyer didn’t want it that way.  Though one might not be able to comprehend such insanity,  lawyer Bert Fields is also controlled by Miscavige  along with other personal agents of Cruise, including immediate family members of Cruise. 

If this post can somehow be brought to Tom’s attention, I recommend the following to him personally.  Suggested first steps of the route out of the byzantine trap Miscavige has constructed around him:

a) Watch the original Manchurian Candidate with Frank Sinatra.

b) Watch the remake of Manchurian Candidate with Denzel Washington.

c) Watch the entire Bourne Identity series with Matt Damon.

If you would like others to see this post – please disseminate this url, http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/  .  The one listed as number one on google when searching “marty rathbun” or even the name of this blog “Moving On Up A Little Higher” was planted there by  Miscavige’s intelligence network to divert public from finding this site (that url dead ends).  That Radical Scientology operation was executed  the day after I posted another internal church document detailing Miscavige’s utter control of every aspect of Tom Cruise’s life, http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2011/01/26/tom-cruises-scientology-buses/ 

Again, pass this along to your friends, asssociates, and family, http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/.

Stay tuned; this is only the tip of the iceberg.  And judging by recent events the fall out from all this promises to be rather intense.

‘The truth, though often fought, always in the end prevails’ – L Ron Hubbard

THE INTERNAL CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY DOCUMENTS:

COB ASST RTC                                                                                                    13 July 2005

DIR VEHICLES

cc: DIR I&R ASI

COB COMM

Re: JOSHUA HARRIS

Dear Sir;

In a phone call approximately 2 weeks ago you told me to get Josh handled as he had turned in his resignation to Michael Doven and I am now reporting compliance.

What was ordered:

Get Josh handled.

What was done:

Josh has been handled so as to remain at Odin.

He realized that his actions were not greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics and wants to stay at Odin, be the driver and get his exchange back in with Mr. Cruise and then ask for promotion.

He has been over this with Michael Doven as regards what he is qualified for at Odin and will ask for the promotion once he feels that he has his exchange back in as well as a suitable replacement has been gotten. He definitely feels he can do more for Mr. Cruise directly on films and has communicated this to Michael.

He really wants to ensure that whoever the driver is, is qualified and can handle the motorcycles as well.

In the last 10 days he has finished Personal Values and Integrity Course, How to handle relationships with others Course, UPS AND DOWNS IN LIFE COURSE (2nd time), and how to start a successful marriage course.

He is starting STCC this weekend.

He called this evening to tell me that is staying at Odin absolutely; 2 days ago he still was undecided when he talked to me. He also thanked me for repeatedly telling him in the last couple of weeks that he was full of crap for wanting to leave and it was not the greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics – as it wasn’t.

Based on his phone call tonight I wanted to send this compliance and let you know. He was extremely uptone and very happy to tell me he was staying at Odin.

This is ok.

 Ml,

COB ASST RTC                                                     14 July 2005

DIR VEHICLES

cc: DIR I&R ASI

COB COMM

CCI RTC REP HFA

Re: JOSHUA HARRIS

Dear Sir;

Thanks very much and I am answering your question to me concerning what Josh wants to be promoted to. CCI RTC Rep HFA is answering you separately on the questions to her.

Josh told me he wants to be Michael Doven’s Assistant i.e. be a Production Assistant on film production under him and take this load.

He feels he has experience to do this – he has been a Production Assistant on a number of other films such as One Time in Mexico, Terminator 2 etc.

He is still in a 2D with Jen Hammond in present time. She has been getting an overhaul and the RTC Rep is reviewing this and getting you a report separately on her handlings.

If anything else is needed – please let me know.

 

This is ok.

Ml,

http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on February 27, 2011, 10:08:26 AM
    Thursday 24th Feb 2011
Xenu.Net webmaster Andreas Heldal-Lund was interviewed (15minutes) live on Doc Thompson 700WLW Cincinnati, Ohio (which also appears to be syndicated to 1140 WRVA Newsradio, Richmond, Virgina).

Podcast is available here:

Subject ...Tom Cruise...Slave labor.


http://media.ccomrcdn.com/media/station_content/1209/110224_3_docthompson_1298568559_19834.mp3?CPROG=PCAST&MARKET=CINCINNATI-OH&NG_FORMAT=&SITE_ID=1209&STATION_ID=WLW-AM&PCAST_AUTHOR=700WLW&PCAST_CAT=News_Talk&PCAST_TITLE=Doc_Thompson_Podcast

Or find it on the list here...

http://www.700wlw.com/cc-common/podcast/single_podcast.html?podcast=docThompson.xml


Interview is 15 minutes and then...

Great interview with Andreas, but what I liked even more was this guy Bob, who called in after Andreas was finished.

He talked about how he got involved with Scientology, back in the seventies. He thought the training was bizarre. Like
the TR with "do fish swim, do birds fly?", over and over again. They did that at Narconon too. Drove me crazy. And you had to go on until you didn't have to laugh anymore. You couldn't even blink. Just keep looking at your twin, staring each other in the eye, and ask:"do birds fly?"
This guy Bob, on the radio, got involved in it through his wife. After 6 weeks he kicked out the scientologists and filed for a divorce. :bshelp: He couldn't stand the birds and the fishes anymore. Nor his wife.

And I totally get that. :mrgreen:

Thanks for the link, I had a great time laughing out loud.


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 04, 2011, 01:27:32 PM

                   The High Cost of Celebrities Gone Wild

The bad behavior of stars such as Charlie Sheen can have a big impact beyond the bad press. Just ask CBS and Warner Bros.

...........One of Hollywood's biggest falls from grace followed a string of headline-grabbing incidents involving Tom Cruise in 2005, starting when he espoused a Scientology belief that drugs should not be used to treat psychiatric ailments and criticized actress Brooke Shields for using drugs to treat her postpartum depression. Then followed a tense interview with Today show host Matt Lauer and a couch-jumping appearance on Oprah Winfrey's show that spawned dozens of parodies on Google's (GOOG) YouTube. Viacom (VIA.B) Chairman Sumner Redstone told Vanity Fair that Cruise cost the company's Paramount studio $100 million from the diminished box office of Mission: Impossible III.

The career of the longtime A-lister hasn't fully recovered. Cruise's most recent film, Knight and Day, sold $76 million in tickets in the U.S. That's his second-weakest box office performance since 1999. Cruise spokeswoman Amanda Lundberg had no comment.

..........

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_11/b4219018506135.htm


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 30, 2011, 04:01:16 PM
                           Isabella Cruise to move in with Kidman?
Wednesday, March 30 2011, 02:24 BST
By Rebecca Davies, Entertainment Reporter

Isabella Cruise has reportedly decided to move in with her mum Nicole Kidman.

The 17-year-old, who has lived with father Tom Cruise since he and Kidman got divorced, has allegedly developed a close relationship with her mother over the past few years and wants to live a low-key life with her and husband Keith Urban in Nashville.

A friend of the family told Grazia magazine: "When her parents divorced, she chose to stay with her dad because that was the only life she knew. But over the years, she's become closer to Nicole. They talk on the phone every day. Katie does her best to bond with Isabella, but can never be as close as Nicole. There is friction.'

Another source told In Touch: "Tom is caught in the middle, as Bella is clashing with Katie because of her bond with Nicole. Bella is saying she's moving in with Nicole as soon as she can.

"Katie and Tom are protesting Bella moving in with Nicole because Bella will likely stop her Scientology studies."

Kidman has said on various occasions that she misses Isabella and her brother Connor and "absolutely loves" them both.

Last year, she admitted: "I'd love them to live with us, but what can you do?"

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a311809/isabella-cruise-to-move-in-with-kidman.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 16, 2011, 03:43:27 PM
April 14, 2011 | 8:54 pm

                   Should the Simon Wiesenthal Center honor Tom Cruise?

Let’s for a moment put aside the indelible image of Tom Cruise giddily love-jumping on Oprah’s couch. Even slightly deranged movie stars deserve to fall in love.

Let’s instead go with another image, perhaps also perplexing to digest, but one the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance would like you to see: Tom Cruise, humanitarian.

Picture it: There he is rolling up his custom-made sleeves in Rwanda. There he is again, hugging orphaned children in Haiti. And after that, it’s “Top Gun” redux, as he flies his cargo-loaded jet into Tsunami-stricken Japan.

Or was that George Clooney?

If those images are hard to see, it’s probably because I made them up. And if this subjective measure of what makes a humanitarian seems unfair – sources in Cruise’s camp assure me he’s the consummate philanthropist and gives away “tens of millions”– it’s probably because it is. But even so, tapping Cruise with a “humanitarian” award still seems an odd choice, since one authentic and indisputable aspect of his image is as public champion for the Church of Scientology—and that impenetrable behemoth is reportedly under investigation by the FBI for alleged human trafficking.

The fact that the Wiesenthal Center plans to honor Cruise on May 5 with the 2011 Humanitarian Award is either brilliant strategy or terrible hypocrisy. And it has Tom-lovers-and-haters alike in a tizzy.

One online message board oppugning Cruise’s worthiness quipped, “Hey I know another actor for this prize”—and followed with a wacky photo of Mel Gibson. Another online forum that caters exclusively to “ex-Scientologists” contained a thread around the question: “Do you believe that Tom Cruise is a humanitarian, like within the context of all the other humanitarians who actually did something humanitarian? Like, I don’t know, someone who raised money and went out and cleared landmines, or someone who worked and risked their [life] to stop an actual genocide?”

To be fair, many of the Wiesenthal Center’s honorees from the entertainment industry do not do that type of work. And, yet, every year the center hosts a swanky dinner in Beverly Hills for titans of the industry, the centerpiece of which is the bestowal of the Humanitarian Award—the museum’s highest honor—upon individuals who ostensibly promote human welfare, but perhaps more importantly, can get their friends to write big checks to the museum. Hollywood, as you might imagine, is quite good at this, and over the years recipients have included luminaries like Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Douglas, Amy Pascal, Will Smith, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.

Under these criteria—since Cruise is apparently a big giver and obviously a big star—he would seem a natural fit. Perhaps his religious/spiritual affiliations should not matter; why assume that his chosen spiritual system holds any kind of sway in influencing his values? How horrifically unfair to expect public spokespeople to be held accountable for the interior affairs of the organizations they represent.

“Tom Cruise cannot be responsible for an entire religion,” film director Brett Ratner, who sits on the Wiesenthal’s board of trustees said to me by phone last week.  “You can’t say he’s the reason the religion is doing what it’s doing. That’s like saying, ‘The Jews killed f———Jesus; why am I a Jew?’”

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is, after all, home to the Museum of Tolerance, which preaches openness and understanding, “promotes human rights and dignity” and is dedicated to “raising awareness about contemporary issues” (as stated in the tribute invitation). Yet, to the chagrin of some, honorees are not selected based upon their religious persuasion but rather, their commitment to the museum.

Rosalie Zalis, senior vice president of Pacific Capital Group and a Wiesenthal trustee said Cruise has been a “major giver” to the museum for almost two decades, and that he’s been a supporter of the Holocaust Studies program.

“There aren’t too many other people, besides Spielberg and Katzenberg, who have really supported Holocaust studies the way he has,” she said. And she is hardly bothered by the unruly elephant in the room: “I don’t know anything about Scientology,” she said. “It’s just like Islam—as we say ‘not all Muslims are terrorists,’ but to date it seems most terrorists have been Muslims, and yet, you can’t condemn all Muslims. Just because someone is a Scientologist, you can’t condemn them as a trafficker.”

When Lawrence Wright, writing for The New Yorker, first reported the investigation into the Church of Scientology in a lengthy expose published last February, the rumor mills spun into high gear. Picking up on the scandal (without verifying its veracity, because it’s the New Yorker, after all) news aggregates blared headlines implicating Cruise: “Scientology Under FBI Investigation For Work Done For Tom Cruise,” ran one headline, posted on The Huffington Post on Feb. 8. Follow-up calls to the Los Angeles FBI offices to confirm the story’s facts were fruitless, since official policy prohibits officers from confirming or denying an investigation.

“It’s true that the FBI doesn’t normally confirm or deny an investigation, but this was an exception,” Wright, the author of the 25,000-word story wrote in an email, adding, “I can’t really disclose why that is or how it came about. I can tell you that nothing I heard from the FBI involved Cruise.”

Phew.

“We should not engage in any guilt by association,” Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Wiesenthal Center said. He is focusing on Cruise-the-individual, not Cruise-the Scientology missionary. “We’ve given a medal of valor to the Pope. Does that mean we agree with everything the church has done? No.”

Hier added that the museum is accustomed to taking flack for its high-profile choices, which are determined by the entertainment dinner chairs: Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey, CAA Super-agent and partner Kevin Huvane, Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Barry Meyer, Universal Studios president Ron Meyer and Fox Filmed Entertainment CEO Tom Rothman. As it often goes in Hollywood, the bigger the celebrity, the bigger the corresponding controversy.

“When we honored Ted Kennedy a long time ago, we received an enormous amount of criticism – enormous!” Hier said. “Because of Chappaquiddick. But we honored him as a great senator and a person who contributed to society. So if you’re asking me if this is the first time we’ve received letters or emails? Not by any stretch of the imagination.”

This could require some Cruise control. One insider suggested Cruise’s handlers may have pressed for the recognition, a little positive PR to keep his image pristine (not that they’d admit it isn’t). For the Church of Scientology, humanitarianism appears to be a value: the official Website lists six different educational projects advocating social responsibility, including programs for criminal rehabilitation and increasing literacy.

Of course, it’s possible Cruise is one of those “quiet givers” who donates munificently to a plethora of organizations. According to the Website looktothestars.org, an online organization that tracks celebrity giving, Cruise has supported the Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition, the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation and Mentor LA; he also serves as a board member for the Hollywood Education and Literacy Project, a position for which he received an Excellence in Mentoring Award, in 2003, from the National Mentoring Partnership.

All nice things, Tom Cruise, but does giving away lots of dough a humanitarian make?

That’s a question the Wiesenthal Center’s leadership should ponder, for themselves, at least, if not for their viewing public. Because it could be that for the world’s biggest box office draw, writing a check is easy. Even in Hollywood, plenty of celebrities go much further—Clooney, Angelina Jolie and Sean Penn, for instance—all glamorous movie stars who don’t need to prove their justice work, because we’ve seen it.

Mission Humanitarian: Possible.

http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew/item/should_the_simon_wiesenthal_center_honor_tom_cruise_20110414/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 22, 2011, 08:51:12 AM

By Tony Ortega
The village voice

                  Tom Cruise's Daughter Leaves Him Over Scientology?
 Thu., Apr. 21 2011 @ 10:09AM
Comments (62)
Categories: Scientology

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/04/tom_cruises_dau.php


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 28, 2011, 06:58:06 PM

         Tom Cruise's Daughter Isabella Moves In With Nicole Kidman (Video)

The rumor is that Tom Cruise's daughter Isabella is fed up with scientology.  She reportedly moved out of Tom's house and moved in with Nicole Kidman in Nashville.

Tom and Nicole adopted Isabella in 1992 and son Connor in 1995. Cruise filed for divorce in February 2001, and the marriage was dissolved that year.

Cruise's publicist denies it, but a former scientologist says Isabella and Connor were encouraged to cut ties with their mother Nicole after the divorce.

Other rumors suggest Isabella moved in with Nicole because she clashed with Tom's current wife, Katie Holmes.

Get the scoop in the video below!

http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2011/04/27/tom_cruises_daughter_isabella_moves_in


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 28, 2011, 07:01:47 PM

    Star Magazine Puts Katie Holmes Apology on the Cover

Interesting bit of synchronicity for trailblazing media watchdog GossipCop.com. The same week that TV Guide Network announced it is developing a new show based on the outlet, Star magazine has been forced to issue a major apology (and charity donation) to actress Katie Holmes, for a story first debunked by the website. On the cover of the January 20th issue, Star equated her fondness for Church of Scientology e-meter treatments to a serious drug addiction.

Certainly, Star and its glossy ilk get stuff wrong all the time. But it’s not every newsstand-day that a $50 million (now settled) lawsuit forces one of these mags to eat celebrity crow by teasing a subsequent apology on the very same cover. In bold white letters across the top of this week’s issue, the American Media publication declares: “Star Apologizes to Katie Holmes – Inside”

When GossipCop first arraigned the Star cover story (“Addiction Nightmare — Katie Drug Shocker!”), it suggested that the entire magazine’s staff might benefit from “intense reporting rehab.”

http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlla/star-magazine-katie-holmes-lawsuit-church-scientology-treatment-settlement-apology_b27475


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 14, 2011, 01:21:33 PM

        Paulette Cooper's Statement on Tom Cruise Winning a Humanitarian Award

By Tony Ortega, Thu., May 12 2011

Last week, at a ceremony in Beverly Hills, the Simon Wiesenthal Center gave Tom Cruise its annual Humanitarian Award. As we pointed out earlier, this did not go down well with people who wondered why such a famous pro-justice organization would give an award to a man almost synonymous with Scientology, a "church" that splits up families, relies on menial labor conducted under harsh conditions, and that is being investigated by the FBI, we hear, for those practices. One of the people stunned by the decision of the Simon Wiesenthal Center is Paulette Cooper, a Holocaust survivor and perhaps the most well known investigator of Scientology.

Her 1971 book, The Scandal of Scientology, was among the first to expose the organization's bizarre beliefs and toxic practices. For this, she was the subject of an outrageous campaign of payback by Scientology. One plot, to get her arrested for issuing bomb threats that she didn't make, was only uncovered when federal agents raided Scientology's offices in 1977 and found evidence of the scheme against Cooper. Google her name for more details on the incredible harassment she survived. Earlier today, she sent me this statement she wanted made public. -- Tony Ortega


On May 5th, Scientologist Tom Cruise was given a Humanitarian Award in LA by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Whaaatt?? Who will they award next? Mel Gibson for his anti-Semitic rants? Jews for Jesus for their great job converting Jews?

As a survivor of the Holocaust, and the author of a book titled The Scandal of Scientology -- and subsequently the victim of a 15-year campaign by Scientology to try to destroy me for speaking out against them -- I am shocked. How can a (Jewish) human rights organization, like SWC -- supposedly dedicated to education about the Holocaust -- give such an award in good conscience?

In my work many years ago exposing Scientology, I saw so many Jewish (and non-Jewish) families bankrupted, and destroyed, as Scientology members cut off from their families and their religion. I also witnessed (and was victim of) their "Fair Game Policy," stating that "Enemies of Scientology" can be " tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed."

I know of another group that also believed their enemies could be destroyed. As a result, my mother and father and most of my family died in Auschwitz.

According to the Scientologists, Tom Cruise has disseminated Scientology's teachings to 1.1 billion people. While that figure, like so many of theirs, is patently ridiculous, he has reached a lot of people. And that has given Scientology respectability, acceptability, and a following that does no good for the Jewish people.

I hope those contributing to the SWC reconsider their values, just as the Wiesenthal Center has obviously reconsidered theirs.

Paulette Cooper Noble
Author of The Scandal of Scientology

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/05/paulette_cooper.php


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 15, 2011, 04:09:36 PM
          How Miscavige Ruined Tom Cruise (continued)  By Marty Rathbun


The despatch below from Tommy Davis  to the head of the Office of Special Affairs Network concerning Tom Cruise is revelatory in several respects.  I have included some comments in between certain paragraphs in the following document to clarify and provide context.  All inserted comments by me are in italics.  The rest of the text is the original document in full.

For those who are concerned about me being a little tough on Tom, I invite you to use the search function on this blog with his name and see how thoroughly I put him on notice about the serial human rights violations his support of Miscavige has wrought.  I probably would not even have posted this, except that I saw the Int Scientology News New Years 2011 edition with Tom Cruise front and center of the two page Shrine spread worshiping at the feet of his lord, Miscavige.  Publication of such would absolutely require Tom’s personal green light.  Ethics gradients, my friend, and believe me to date they’ve been light.

               The internal church of Scientology memorandum:

CO OSA Int                                                                          9 January 2006

SVP CCI                                                                    cc:       D/CO Ext OSA Int

PR Chf OSA Int

CO CCI

Pres CCI

D/Tech Sec 4A CCI

Re: Yours of 8 Jan

Dear Sir,

Thanks for the ack.  It was a bad oversight on my part to have not sent that debrief to Mr. Rinder.  Thanks for doing that.  I would very much like to see his plan on MI3.  Mr. Cruise and I have been having a lot of comm on the subject and I want to make sure I am in the loop.  I still have catching up to do myself in this area.

There are a few things that have been coming up that I would like to touch base with you on that are on a similar line.

One thing is that he told me today that he has been asking for regular CCHR briefings and has not been getting them.  He mentioned that when he used to get them they were just suppressive as they were filled with MUs, etc.  I told him I would handle this.  I did brief him a bit on the recent feedback from the CCHR tours and the recent Time magazine article on Ritalin.

Tom used to carry a dictionary he was so big on word clearing. But, now that he is D/COB it is “suppressive” when someone uses a word that he does not understand.  This is the vicious victimology practiced by Miscavige. Ask anyone who spent much time around him, he is very good at convincing those around him that the world is out to get him, his stewards, his cooks, his secretary, the groundsman, his staff, his wife, his mother, his father, the US government, the psychs, you name it.  He is being attacked by “suppressives” at every hand. Guess he got his tight friend to buy into that crap too. By the way Tom knows about psychiatry (despite the misunderstood words) and you, Matt, don’t.

The other thing is that I would like to get a new briefing for him on the results of his dissemination and PR actions.  I.E. what is the count of kids off drugs now?  New FDA or CCHR products as a result?, etc.

I think the point I am harping on here with all of this is that the MI3 press tour is coming and it will be on us before we know it and we have to be prepared.  That means briefings on what is happening in the EU, Japan, Mexico, surveys from those areas from the marketing units, buttons, etc.

Translation:  Tom Cruise is being provided with church of Scientology surveys which will give to him the “buttons” to push in his press conferences in different countries in promoting his movie Mission Impossible 3, so that Tom can a) become more of a star and make more money and b) promote Corporate Scientology objectives.

He asked me to draft a note to Sarkozi (he is Interior Minister now isn’t he?) for him then there is Pinault (the French billionaire T met on the Collateral tour who owns FNAC, the major EU electronics, music, books store, etc.) and those two are just France.  What do we want to do there?  What about Spain?  I don’t want to just leave this all up to COB to figure out because you and I both know he will if we don’t do it now.

Translation: Tom Cruise’s correspondence with world leaders is being drafted by church of Scientology hack Tommy “two tone” Davis so that David “low toned” Miscavige won’t have to bypass, and kick the living … out of Tommy for having to do so.  Tommy can’t even spell the leaders’ names and doesn’t quite know their positions; but hey, in the scheme of things they are just riff raff.  After all, Tom knows that Dave is the “leader of leaders”.  To make sure it stays that way he is going to insulate himself from any information about the actual world leaders, and he is going to prove it by having the church communicate to those leaders for him. Guess what Opinion Leaders of the world who have confided in Tom Cruise?  Every word you’ve said has gone back for processing and handling to the “church” of Scientology.

COB made it clear that the message for him is to promote the film.  Be the biggest movie star ever, etc.  He is pumped about this and is already on a full create on getting proficient with his planes, cars and motorcycles, and just doing cool intense bigger than life movies star stuff.

Translation: By then there was already severe repurcussions from DM’s previous coachings of Cruise (to wit, Matt Lauer meltdown, Oprah psychosis) so Dave is doing the 1.1 thing:” Tom, just go out there and be a movie star, just like I always told you.”  Remarkably, Tom is “pumped” about that, and with the direction from his guru is going to dive into movie star valence with reckless abandon, because that is what COB has directed.  Interesting how date coincident with COB’s message to Tom to “become the biggest movie star ever”, Tom steadily fell from approaching that target and instead plummeted toward becoming the biggest laughing stock in town.

However at the same time we need to nail down the exact DA docs that can be used when he does these interview or when Paul and Arnold do the pre-interview preps.  Like the one doc that DAs the silent birth, or the sonogram crap, or even the psych stuff.  I will of course have the guys in my office all over this but I want to have the line in very tight with you, Karin and Linda.

Also, I am working with Michael to ensure Paul Bloch and Arnold Robinson are on track and on message, that they are getting T’s stats as a star out there and that they ride over and out create and stay above the  BS.  I’ll be meeting with them with Michael this week when I get back.  I also want to work out how to attack these “year end list” people who are saying he is voted as “most annoying” or “most irritating” as I don’t believe them.  I think getting Paul or Arnold to demand from these magazines the actual survey results/raw data, the numbers, the questions asked for the survey, etc.  They can not let this crap slide with out a fight but make sure that it never looks like it is T who is behind it or cares about it or create a new sit by digging into it.  They are going to get to the bottom of things like why TC has not won a People’s Choice award in ten years.  The point is that more pressure has to be kept on Paul and Arnold to get out there and be proactive.  The kind of pressure that will counteract the negative SP pressure they are getting from the press and their PTS comm lines, etc.

Ok, when Tommy says that “I” don’t believe the polls that consistently voted Tom “most irritating” and the like, he means David Miscavige doesn’t believe it.  Tommy, and anyone else for that matter on those lines, is not allowed to have an opinion let alone express one.  DM was already ordering Doven and Tom’s sister to gather Tom’s stats and ordering they be “slammed dunked” on every publication that attempts to say a negative thing about his tight friend as early as 02/03.  In other words, DM is the source of turning even Tom’s outside professionals (publicists in this case – and as you will see later his agents and attorney in later documents) into robots carrying out terribly unpopular, ill-advised strategies that cemented the uber-mirco-manage, laser head image they wanted to erase.

I think this is it for now.  I will for sure come and see you guys when I am back and we can catch up on all of this.

ML, Tommy


http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/how-miscavige-ruined-tom-cruise-continued/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 25, 2011, 08:44:55 PM
Tom cruise is the Cult member as he continues on his journey through the unrealistic belief system of Scientology.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCc2Z4zcn_g&feature=related


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 05, 2011, 12:55:02 PM
                              The Story behind the Tom Cruise Video Leak

    If you are completely uninterested in Old Guard history and drama then skip to the bottom for the tl:dr.

    I’m writing this account of the leak of The Tom Cruise Video to set the historical record straight. I’ve leaked lots of stuff but this one needs to be accurately reported on because this leak was a huge turning point in the
    anti Scientology community and our efforts to expose the cult.



    THAT WACKY TOM CRUISE VIDEO OR SCIENTOMOLOGY.

    Back in 2007 I received a copy of Scientology’s 2005 IAS (International Association of Scientologists) Event DVD featuring that now famous Tom Cruise video clip of him receiving the Medal of Valor from the Scientology dictator and tyrant, David Miscavige. The video that basically set Anonymous into action after Scientology tried to take the video down

    I had originally reported on the 2005 IAS event back in November of 2005. You can see my anonymous post on the event here: http://www.xenu-directory.net/accoun...n20051114.html

    For 5 years I posted anonymously as Cerridwen on a.r.s (alt.religion.scientology). At that time I was still a trusted Scientologist in good standing and the cult did not know I was attending their events and reporting on them. I used to love to attend Scientology events and make my reports and had fun making OSA nuts that there was a “spai” in their ranks. I was the ultimate troll at that time. They finally outed me but that’s for another story.

    There are actually two videos for the 2005 IAS event, I was only sent part II which is pretty much the Tom Cruise Part of the event. Part I was never sent to me but if you read my report above you can get some of the highlights of this event. Part II of the event is approximately an hour and a half long and I believe there are copies of the entire 1:30 somewhere on the net. If you haven’t seen the full 1:30 video of this event it’s worth the watch, because there’s closer to a half an hour of the Tom Cruise/DM lovefest, not just the 9 minute video you see on the net.

    When I originally watched the leaked 2005 IAS event video I was like, “meh”. Been there, done that. I had no idea of the importance of this at that time. It was just another Scientology event full of bullshit and lies.

    The anonymous Scientologist that originally sent me this video, told me they were pissed off that DM had ordered all Scientologists to watch it 3 times. The anonymous Scientologist thought it was a huge insult to Scientology staff and Sea Org members to make Tom Cruise the # 1 Scientologist because he was rich and famous. Many others had dedicated their life to Scientology and it was a slap in the face to them from both DM and Tom Cruise.

    And for the record, I do not know who this anonymous person is. I deliberately do not ask for names or locations or any information from people who send me stuff as I don’t want to know. I delete all my emails and don’t keep copies. I make sure that whoever sends me stuff has no “data trail” back to them. Having spent 5 years being anonymous and criticizing the cult makes me fully aware of the absolute “terror” that they inflict on people who want to speak out. Also I was concerned that if I am ever involved in a Scientology deposition, I didn’t want to know the names of the people who leak things to me, and over the years people have anonymously sent me quite few emails, magazine and videos from the cult in hopes that I would leak them. I’ve done a lot of work and there’s still more that needs to be done if for no other reason than to just have info available and searchable.

    One other thing, before I talk about the Tom Cruise Video. I was really lucky in that I fell in with a bunch of really loving, wonderful, diverse and sane wogs on my journey out of Scientology, including Kady O’Malley, Tikk, PTSC (muldrake), and Dave Touretzky. These 4 never been cultists were very helpful in getting me out from under the Scientology mindfuck and back into the real world. Except for a few, I pretty much avoided the exes, because there’s always so much drama with them.


    OK back to the TC video.

    So in Aug of 2007 I have the 2nd SP Party. See pix here.

   http://www.flickr.com/photos/11433596@N02/sets/72157601440177280/with/1119235824/


    All of the SP’s at the 2007 Party gather in my living room and I play the Tom Cruise video (after swearing everyone to secrecy). It gets huge LOLs but still none of us really are aware of the potential of this video until I send it to my good friend and accused evil gypsy queen by the moonbat fringe, that friend is Patricia Greenway.

    Patricia had been working closely with Andrew Morton on the Tom Cruise biography “Tom Cruise—An Unauthorized Biography”. She was basically his lead research assistant and whip cracker.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/10/books/10masl.html

    I sent the entire Part II video to Patricia thinking she’d love it based her work with Andrew Morton and his gathering of info on Tom Cruise for the Bio.

    Patricia and I discussed it and we decided it would be great to release this video at the same time Andrew’s biography on Tom Cruise was released. That way, we could do a slam dunk and get the book promoted and show the video to back up Andrew’s assertions on Tom Cruise’s relationship with the cult.

    Andrew Morton’s book was scheduled for release on January 15th of 2008. The idea was to have someone from Andrew’s staff hand over the Tom Cruise/IAS event DVD to Dateline NBC or the Today Show so that when Andrew went on his PR Book Tour, NBC would have the Tom Cruise Event DVD to show.

    The DVD was handed over to NBC a few days before Andrew’s scheduled interview and they (NBC) freaked out a bit and said they could not show this DVD due to copyright laws, however, if the DVD was on the internet, they could download it and use it, as it was then public information and a news story.

    So I’m like, WTF!!!

    I had no idea how to get this done. While I knew how to post anonymously I had no idea how to upload a file to the internet.

    Anywayz, I decide to have a pow wow on irc with a few hard core critics one of them being Xenubarb, on what to do about getting this video up on the net for NBC to download.

    It was decided that I would contact Mark Bunker of Xenu TV and ask him to get this up on a Megauploader or Mediafire type site and then have NBC and other media download the videos for use.

    I Fedex’d Bunker a copy of the entire Tom Cruise DVD and emailed my request as above. Bunker agreed to do it.

    Mark Bunker and I really didn’t have any kind of working relationship as he and Patricia Greenway have massive drama between them and I’m a friend of Patricia’s. So things have always been tense between Bunker and I. He basically never trusted me as he thought I was one of Patricia’s evil clones, or something like that. Patricia’s face twists up at the mention of Bunker’s name.

    But I digress, in an attempt to explain some of the personal dynamics of this situation.

    Instead of doing what I asked, Bunker uploaded the TC video clips to his Youtube account and sent out a message to his various media contacts, and pointed them to his Youtube account. This was not what I wanted. I didn’t want them posted on Youtube, I wanted them posted to a place where others could just download the file, but Bunker for some reason decided to put them on his Youtube account.

    What happened after that was sort of a blur for me. Within hours of Bunker putting the links up, he took them right back down. Bunker wrote to me that he took down the links as he was scared of what the cult would do to him for posting the links. I was like WTF! Why did he post it to youtube, why not just upload it quietly and let the media grab it. Why was he backing off after saying he’d do it?

    This put me in a really tight spot because time was running out and I need the video to get on the net so NBC could grab it, before the scheduled Andrew Morton interviews. Timing was everything.

    You have to understand that no one in this little circle of SP’s knew anything about uploading videos or files to the internet.

    The one person who did know was my friend Emma of ESMB, who at the time was royally pissed off at me because I acted like a hard core asshole toward her, so I couldn’t ask her

    There were a trusted handful of critics with a copy of the DVD and Emma was one of them.

    Even though she was beyond pissed off at me, I wrote to her and asked for her help. I needed the TC videos clips uploaded and anonymously mailed to media outlets. She did it. Emma’s always been like a sister to me. We have fought a few battles and our love and friendship has been stronger each time. So she gets to work on it while continuing to chew me out for my retardedness.

    I also contact xenubarb who also had a copy of Tom Cruise DVD gifted to her, and asked her to help me get the TC video clips up on the net.

    Xenubarb is a woman of action, and she jumped on her motorcycle and drove it to LA so that Mark Ebner could upload them to his site and direct Gawker, Radar, NBC etc. to go get them.

    In fact, Barbz and Ebner stayed up all night and edited a few 9 minute clips with paragraphs of written info and marking time codes.

    Despite Bunker, I now had a few different people uploading it and getting the word out. At that time, I honestly didn’t give a rat’s ass WHO got it on the web for NBC to grab, I just wanted it done. It’s pretty sure, after looking at all the details that xenubarb and Mark Ebner are the ones that finally made it happen, not that it matters because Emma, Patricia and a few others were all working to make it happen as a team effort all while dealing with massive OG drama in the mix. It was crazy wild, but we got it done.

    Once it hit the net. All hell broke loose!

    The result was that within a few days, Anonymous decided that they were going to take Scientology on for trying to censor the internet and stop the free flow of information. Within a month there were over 9000 anonymous protesters outside the different Scientology buildings and bringing world wide attention to the our favorite crazy cult.

    And hilarity ensued.

    I don’t take credit for anything other than having the DVD anonymously sent to me and then working with a small group of not retarded and dedicated OG so we could get the information to the web. What happened after that was not my doing. I just sat and watched and smiled and laughed a whole lot more.

    The real hero is the anonymous Scientologist that sent me the video.

    Hugs to you all for being part of the dismantling of this dangerous cult.

    Patty

    TL;DR It was a group effort.

    or

    TL;DR I am the Evil Queen and Anonymous is my Spawn. ;-)

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?24610-The-Story-behind-the-Tom-Cruise-Video-Leak


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 11, 2011, 12:16:25 AM
               New Idea magazine    

  Tom & Katie’s shock Scientology split


It was the highlight of the Scientology social calendar – a chic soiree to mark the 42nd anniversary of the group’s Celebrity Centre International in Hollywood. The Church’s A-list – John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Priscilla Presley, Juliette Lewis and Jenna Elfman – came out in force, happily parading their beliefs on the red carpet. Yet two of the controversial religion’s leading lights, Tom Cruise and his wife Katie Holmes, were nowhere to be seen at the event. Now insiders are speculating that Tom and Katie have quietly defected from the controversial religion.


http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/new-idea/news/magazine/article/-/10187205/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 18, 2011, 11:17:27 AM
               Tom Cruise Scientology Video - ( Original UNCUT )


The video that kicked it all off is about 80,000 views from the 7 Mil mark and it is still getting hundreds to thousands of hits per day. Let the countdown start till we hit the mark! If you can promote the video, please do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFBZ_uAbxS0&feature=player_embedded
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This.... one day later.
7,002,090


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 25, 2011, 09:51:11 AM
                      Posted in Comments section of the village voice
article on Tom Cruise...
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/09/tom_cruise_top_25_crippling_scientology.php



+++++How does Tom Cruise cozy up with Miscavige when there are 10's of thousands reports in every kind of media that the “Leader at the Helm” is a predator ?  BFF with a predator ?



+++++Does Tom Cruise feel it is really okay to personally enhance his real estate, his Motor Home, his Telluride and other properties by Sea Org Members  working 60-80 hours  a week for $25 weekly



++++++I’ll scratch your back, you scratch  mine.    Tom Cruise’s interference with the State Department  while he receives such personal INNUREMENT   is scandalous.



READ MORE (Wikileaks recent leaks)

Wikileaks: U.S. State Dept. shills for Scientology




Wikileaks: U.S. State Dept. shills for Scientology




Office of Ursula Caberta, Tuesday, November 13, 2007

It was a typical fall day in Hamburg, Germany; cloudy skies, periods of sunshine and a cool 35 degrees F. Ursula Caberta was talking on the telephone with the Russian Ambassador in Berlin.

They were discussing the possibility that the Russian government might place the Church of Scientology under surveillance by the internal security police as had happened in Germany.

Eventually Russia, like Bulgaria and most of the other Eastern European nations, had also discovered, experienced and disapproved of the revenue relationships between the Church of Scientology, the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises or W.I.S.E., and its various member businesses, as well as many of their business activities, human rights violations and the church’s subversive global totalitarian political agenda.

A mere thirty minutes later two senior officials from the United States General Consulate in Hamburg were shown into Ursula’s office. The United States Consul had telephoned her a few days earlier and had invited her to a meeting at the Consulate.

Ursula had refused saying she was too busy and would not set foot upon American soil again after being treated by the United States legal system the way she was in the Lisa McPherson case. “If you want to come to my office I’m able to fit you in for a few minutes on Tuesday the 13th.” Now the two American diplomats were seated before her. An older man and a younger woman.

The older of the two American diplomats asked, “What are you working on?” Ursula smiled. “You could have read that in my reports and the Consul-General could have asked me that on the telephone.” The two diplomats frowned in unison. The older one, now clearly the spokesperson, sheepishly responded. “We’re here because we do not want to see any problems between the United States and German governments over Scientology.” Ursula’s smile changed to laughter.

“We do not have a problem with Scientology because we treat it for what it is. You have a problem with Scientology.” The younger consular official joined in saying “In the United States we have a different view of Scientology than some of you in Germany.”

Ursula leapt on her. “In Germany we see Scientology as an extremist political group. The United States does not. Well, you are dealing with Islamic terrorists and we are dealing with Scientology terrorists. My opinion is that we have to ban Scientology and its infiltration tactics.”

The younger of two consular officials asked why? Ursula smiled again. “You need to read my book,” she said. The young U.S. Consulate officer beamed, “We bought five copies and sent them to the State Department in Washington.”

The senior Consulate official spread a little flattery. “The best book on Scientology ever published,” he said. “Is it an official book?” Ursula smiled again while thinking “these stupid Americans.” “No, it is my book, but my boss, the Minister presented it with me so I am certain that he is in agreement with my opinions.” “That is very fortunate for you,” said the senior U. S. Consulate official sarcastically.

Ursula bristled and tersely responded, “In Germany we have the freedom to both work for the government and to write books.” The senior Consulate official blushed. “You must inform the United States State Department that your book contains only your personal opinions on Scientology and not the official position.”

Ursula was tiring of the arrogance of these two American diplomats. “No,” she snapped. “I will advise my State Department in Berlin and you can talk to them. I told your Consul-General that I will never set foot on United States soil again. I’ll tell you why. [She recounted the story from above re her hotel subpoena and deposition in the Lisa McPherson trial and the Heller v. Caberta case].

I can give you lists of people who we have helped leave Scientology after years of being brutalized by terror and deprived of their human rights. In a free country, like Germany, I can look after them.” The two U.S. Consular officials were speechless. After a long silence the senior Consular official spoke again. “The United States State Department is very concerned about Scientology too and it does not want to have any new problems with Germany over the Scientology issue.

Can you please talk to someone in my State Department? Maybe we do not know what is really going on with Scientology.” Ursula looked incredulous as she said, “Don’t be stupid. You know what is going on with Scientology. I hope that one of their top leaders that have defected will call me and receive political asylum from Germany because he cannot get any help from the U.S. government.”

This time the senior U.S. Consular official looked triumphent and pounced.  “So you are serious? That is what Tom Cruise says in his letters to the State Department, on Scientology.” It was Ursula’s time to smile. “What Tom Cruise says in his letters to the State Department?

I published one of them in my book. I think that is why you are really here. Thank you for helping me in Europe. Did you know that the person Tom Cruise refers to as LRH (L. Ron Hubbard) wrote that millions of people can be thrown into concentration camps and exterminated. Maybe you in America call Scientology a religion but the whole organization is against human rights whatever you want to call it in America.

As for not offering former American senior Scientology officials requiring asylum and immunity from prosecution in Germany, in exchange for their testimony, the United States had granted ________ , a German scientologist, political asylum and  an immigration visa in the United States because of alleged German government surveillance and persecution  of the Church of Scientology.”

She picked up a news clipping from a stack on her desk and handed it to the two diplomats. It was a report on the U.S. Government’s granting of political asylum to the German Scientologist. Ursula then went over to her book case, removed a white three ring-binder titled, “The Hard Sell Pack” and flicked through the pages in front of the two consular officials. “Does that look like religious literature to you?

It looks like aggressive commercial marketing and expoitation to me.” Ursula’s secretary buzzed on the intercom. Her next appointment, a former cult member, was now waiting. Ursula rose and started showing the two U.S. Consulate officers to the door. “Well, we just want to be sure that there are no problems over Scientology between the United States and Germany,” the senior U.S. Consular official repeated.

Ursula was feeling repetitive too. “In Germany we no longer have a problem with Scientology. But you in the United States do.”



Office of Ursula Caberta, Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ursula was in her office, meeting with her senior staff attorney, when she received a follow-up telephone call from the senior political/commercial official at the United State Consulate General’s office in Hamburg. The American diplomat got straight to the point.

They had been disturbed by what they had heard and seen when they had met in her office two days ago. They were especially concerned to know the reasons and evidence supporting her position that the Church of Scientology should not be considered a church but instead a totalitarian political organization engaged in criminal activity, unlawful medical practice, commercial activity and money laudering.

Ursula responded that the request was crazy. “You have all of the information in the United States. You know why the Church should not be tax-exempt.” The American Diplomat responded that they still needed a document listing her reasons and the evidence that she has for her views. “I am not allowed to tell you that.

Why do you need it? Who needs it?” said Ursula. The American diplomat hestitated and then said, “It is only to inform State Department officials in Washington.” Ursula lowered her voice and slowed her speech. “If you will not tell me who needs such a document, why and for whom, then I will have to have the approval of my boss, the Minister of the Interior.

In my experience your U.S. State Department should be requesting the information from me through the German State Department. Please do it the proper and official way for this information concerning Scientology.” The American diplomat sighed, “So you want an official United States government letter that requests your reasons and evidence for saying the things you do in your book?” “Yes,” said Ursula. “But why do you want it? You are U.S. citizens.

I get my best information from U.S. citizens living in the United States.” The American diplomat almost spoke over Ursula with his response. “Is that how you got a copy of the letter from Tom Cruise to the Secretary of State?” Ursula laughed. “Oh, you are back to the Tom Cruise’s 2003 letter that I published in my book.

The letter in which Tom Cruise thanks the U.S. State Department for being so helpful in the Church of Scientology’s battles in Europe and with the various European governments. Then you should request the information in the proper and official way from State Department to State Department.

Karen de la Carriere


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 14, 2011, 04:08:30 PM
Is Tom Cruise's Son Trying to Escape Scientology to Embrace Christianity?

Tom Cruise's son, Connor, is possibly trying to break free from the cult clutches of Scientology and is now wearing Christian symbols in an apparent attempt to rebel against his father and maybe even convert to Christianity.

An article in In Touch says the 16-year-old son of Cruise and Nicole Kidman has led a difficult life devoid of love from his superstar parents and is currently “rebelling” against his father and Scientology.

“He’s starting to rebel against his father and the other components in their life, maybe even Scientology,” a source told the magazine. Connor has also been seen wearing crosses and recently showed up on the red carpet of an event wearing a large Jesus head pendant prominently around his neck.

“Connor is at a crossroads in his life. He’s been pushing for more freedom - he wants to drive a car and date whomever he chooses,” the source told In Touch.

Connor might also be converting to Christianity. However, it is still unknown for sure if he wants to dump Scientology for Jesus, but if he does, his movie star father might cut all ties with him, in a practice called “disconnecting,” according to Ex-Scientology Kids (ESK), a website about people who grew up in Scientology households but later left the “Church.”

According to ESK, “Disconnection is a Scientology practice of cutting all ties and all communication with someone who is declared a Suppressive Person (evil) by the Church of Scientology. This may include family, friends, loved ones, work associates, acquaintances, or anyone else found Suppressive by the Church.”

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“Disconnection is a very touchy topic among Scientologists and critics both,” the website says. “Scientologists believe that Disconnection is generally a necessary action that, when undertaken, benefits the group as a whole. Critics believe this is an extremely harmful practice akin to emotional blackmail that destroys families and interpersonal relationships.”

According to a gossip website, Connor is current attending a Scientology high school in rural Oregon that teaches methods created by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology.

http://global.christianpost.com/news/is-tom-cruises-son-trying-to-escape-scientology-to-embrace-christianity-61641/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 27, 2011, 04:29:51 PM
               Mail Online.


Is religion causing problems between Tom Cruise and wife Katie Holmes? Cruise is a follower of the Church of Scientology, which believes humans existed as ‘Thetans’ on other planets, and the idea is said to have inspired his new film Horizons, being shot next year. But Katie is said to have begged him to pull out of the movie. ‘It so clearly has a Scientology theme and she thinks it will drag up a whole load of Scientology press again,’ says an LA spy. ‘Katie just wishes he’d leave the whole thing alone. He promised her he would stop being public about his religion and they skipped a Scientology anniversary last month to go to a Katy Perry concert. Katie is sure it will sink her career if she’s depicted as a Scientologist again.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2066727/KATIE-NICHOLL-Nigella-beware--Sophie-Dahl-dishing-second-helping-TV-show.html#ixzz1esQ3HuNW


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 08, 2011, 03:36:50 PM
                

                        Tom Cruise Paid Fans In Mumbai (Photo)

Tom Cruise arrived in Mumbai, India in promotion of his latest Mission Impossible flick. Apparently, there were throngs of screaming fans anticipating his arrival. Of course, Tom is a huge movie star — here in the U.S. You might think that he’s got world renown status, but I guess that’s not the case. As it turns out, Tom’s “screaming fans” were just paid actors! Who knew?!?

First Post reports (via VideoGum):

    When the world’s biggest star and possibly the most famous Scientologist on earth, Tom Cruise, stepped out of the Mumbai domestic airport on Saturday with his entourage, little did he know that the screaming crowds he was waving out to were not his Indian fans at all!

    In fact, the 200-and-odd people gathered there didn’t even know who he was and they couldn’t care less. They had been hired at the rate of Rs 150, or $3 per person approximately, by a model coordinator to do the same!

    “Tom kaun? I don’t know who he is or what he does. We were told to come here by 1pm today and wait for a foreign VIP to come out of the airport gate and scream and shout when he came. None of us know who Tom is. There was a buffet lunch also for us and we were paid Rs 150 for this job today. We do this for television shows and other such events where crowds are required,” said one of the junior artistes at the airport, who was hired as an excited Tom fan.

http://earsucker.com/2011/tom-cruise-paid-fans-in-mumbai-photo/

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Cheering squad paid to greet Hollywood star
200 screaming fans to welcome Tom, at only Rs 300 per head

Some of them did not even know who the actor was, “but Rs 300 for an hour is easy money”


By the time Tom Cruise landed in Mumbai on Saturday evening, a couple of hundred eager fans had managed to line the pavement across the airport's VIP exit, even though the time of his arrival had not been made public.

As the Hollywood star emerged from the gate, in a blue shirt and aviator sunglasses, the air was buzzing with screeches and elated, incoherent howls.

There was banner-waving, and much cheering and chanting. Cruise, who's been travelling around the world to promote his new film Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, is used to such a reception wherever he goes. This time, however, there was an Indian twist to the tale.

The crowd gathered at the airport had been paid to be there by the organisers of his trip, with the price ranging from Rs 200 to Rs 400, depending on how ‘experienced’ each member of the cheering squad was.

A few of the ‘fans’ were not even sure who they were welcoming, despite chart-paper placards reading, “we love Tom Cruise”, “Tom - chak de India”, and “Tom Cruises”.

Three girls from Mankhurd, among the most vocal members of the crowd, for example, did not exactly know what Tom Cruise did. “We’re not certain,” one of them told Mumbai Mirror, “but Rs 300 for an hour outside the airport is not bad.”

More enquiries revealed that the trip’s organisers had hired an agency that specialised in arranging for crowds for celebrity events.

An official from that agency, who was present at the airport, said that each person was paid an average of Rs 300 to be a part of the crowd and cheer for Tom for 15 mins. “We asked them to reach here by 4 pm as we were told that he would arrive at 5:15,” the official told this newspaper on condition of anonymity.

As far as the police were concerned, however, the paid crowd had its advantages. “Mobs that randomly gather to see celebrities can be extremely unruly and tough to control. A hired crowd is better. It behaves itself and listens to us,” said a security officer outside the terminal.

When contacted, a top official from Wizcraft, the company organising Tom Cruise’s India trip, denied any knowledge of a ‘paid’ arrangement. “We are not aware of this. Your information is incorrect,” Sabah Joseph, one of the directors of the company, said.

Cruise was at the airport for no more than 10 minutes. He waved at the crowd, posed for photographers, and was whisked away to the Taj Mahal hotel in Colaba, where a rooftop party was held with a guest list including Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.

Tom Cruise had landed earlier on Sunday in New Delhi, from where he went to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, accompanied by his MI4 co-star Anil Kapoor. A special screening of the film will be held for 1,500 fans at IMAX, Wadala on Sunday.

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=15&contentid=20111204201112040241431899715736b


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 18, 2011, 10:18:50 AM
          'Mission Impossible 4' - Thrilling Action, Disappointing Cinema

By IANS, Saturday, 17 December 2011, 11:36 IST

Film: "Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol": Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton; Director: Brad Bird; Rating: ** 1/2

Visually, two things that instantly transcend the immediate boundaries of a viewer's intellect to land straight inside are sex and violence. Thus brands that can no longer appeal to your intellect, or are too lazy to try, resort to either or both. That brand can either be a product or a movie star.

This is indeed a trend observed among male movie stars. Ageing stars, who no longer have the confidence of their youth, resort to movies that have an overdose of sex and violence. If you have followed Tom Cruise's selection of films lately, you would have observed an over-reliance on action at the cost of other factors. "Mission Impossible 4" is no different.

He unabashedly stays within the confines of done-to-death cliches to give you not a film, but a roughly stitched collage of some very well done action sequences. Thus, what is sacrificed at this altar of dreary cliches are story, characterization, plot, subplots... basically everything that makes a film a fun watch.

The story of "Ghost Protocol" is simpler than the elaborate charades you made up as kids. Smoked out of a Russian prison, Ethan Hunt and his renegade team, have to hunt down a Russian scientist with launch codes for nuclear warheads and save the world.

Along the way there are some lame dialogues, some pretences at making up subplots and a star way past his prime, trying desperately to hold on to the action genre like his character hangs to the ledge of a building.

After seeing "Ghost Protocol" as a discerning viewer, you'll realize that Tom Cruise has lost the plot, figuratively and literally. All his recent films have been shoddy excuses in the name of cinema, but had very good action. The Church of Scientology does not seem to be helping our star. He needs to enroll himself in the church of cinema.

The action scenes do not disappoint. They are elaborately conceptualized, beautifully shot and adeptly edited to make you sit at the edge of your seat. Tom Cruise might have forgotten other things, but he hasn't forgotten the art of choosing the best action team in the industry.

The film thus ends up being a never-ending action ride from the windows of the world's tallest building, to the tunnel under the world's worst prison to the streets of Mumbai and into a parking lot apparently located in India, but which you know will not exist in the country for the next few decades.

If you want to watch the film for it being shot in India, and for Anil Kapoor, you'll be sorely disappointed. Only two minutes of actual India make it to the film. The other shots thought to be filmed in the country, have actually been shot in Indian localities of North America. Kapoor barely has a few minutes' role as a lecherous business tycoon. It's not enough either for his fans or his detractors.

The mission impossible for a star is thus actually mission simple. If you indeed choose to accept mission stardom you get to date beautiful women, hobnob with the richest men and pretend as if your existence mattered. Sadly, cinema, in such pursuit of name and fame, becomes a necessary evil to be shot, chased and exploded out of a film just like its villains.

http://www.siliconindia.com/shownews/Mission_Impossible_4__Thrilling_Action_Disappointing_Cinema-nid-100821-cid-50.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on January 14, 2012, 08:18:51 AM
                        How Scientology spied on Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

Tony Ortega, editor-in-chief at the Village Voice in New York, reports this morning that the top man in the Church of Scientology used Michael Doven, then Tom Cruise's personal assistant, to get reports from inside the actor's household between 1991 and 2005. (Doven is now a photographer of celebrity Scientologists for magazines, Ortega says.) The best information on Doven's activities comes from the church's former number two executive, Mark Rathbun, the Voice reporter says.

    "Doven was there the entire time, reporting to Miscavige everything that Tom was doing," Rathbun told me. When I asked Rathbun how he knew that, he answered in Scientology jargon: "How do I know that? Because I was on that line."

    "Doven was personally reporting to you what Tom was doing?" I asked him, for clarification.

    "Absolutely," Rathbun answered. "He'd be telling me what was happening with Nic [Nicole Kidman], what was happening in the household, what was happening between Tom and Steven Spielberg. He had been reporting to us from the early 1990s." After 1996, Rathbun says, Doven was making those reports directly to him, and Rathbun was in turn giving the information directly to Miscavige.

    In 1998 or 1999, Claire Headley says she too became part of those communications while she worked with Rathbun at the Religious Technology Center, one of Scientology's entities at the church's secretive desert base.

    "I was a party to the conversations that Doven was supposed to be, you know, feeding us information and getting Tom back on lines," she says. "I do remember that Doven's reporting led up to retrieving Tom.

That's a reference to the church luring Cruise back into Scientology after a period of estrangement that reportedly triggered the surveillance.

http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2012/01/how_scientology_spied_on.php

http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2012/01/tom_cruise_scientology_spy.php


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on January 30, 2012, 04:43:20 PM
                            Was Tom Cruise's Assistant a Spy for the Church of Scientology?

Submitted by Amore Magazine on Jan 29, 2012

The Village Voice posted a very interesting article last week about how the Church of Scientology’s leader had Tom Cruise’s assistant (another Scientologist) provide him with daily reports on the actor's life.

The spying started once Tom began seeing Nicole Kidman and he began to slowly cut ties with the church at the persistence of his soon-to-be bride and her parents. Unhappy to let a big star (and obvious obsession) pull away, the church's leader planted a spy to ensure that their aggressive plan to coax him back was tailored according to whatever weaknesses or problems Cruise had been facing.

So basically they spied on him, manipulated him, and then brainwashed him. Fun times!

The Church's defected second-highest ranking executive participated in these daily briefing calls and alleges Tom's assistant would tell him what was "happening with Nic [Nicole Kidman], what was happening in the household, and what was happening between Tom and Steven Spielberg." The reporting began in the early 1990s.

See, this is what happens when you roll with the Scientologists. You get your phone bugged, you are consistently followed around town by a non-descript white moving van, and someone goes through your trash. You can’t even trust your assistant.

Is this a church you would want to call you own?

Maybe I am just old school. I prefer a church where I only have to show up on Sundays or maybe even just major holidays. No one asks questions, they are just happy you are there and hopeful you will drop a large chuck of change in the offertory basket. I prefer a relationship with my Priest that is distant and cordial. They don’t need to know that I watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians while running on my treadmill or that sometimes I watch Jersey Shore while my daughter plays with her blocks beside me. I like them to think I pray regularly and spend all my free time giving back to others. Why bother them with the reality that I usually reserve praying for finding parking spots and sometimes when faced with attending an 8:00 am service or sleeping in my pillow usually wins?

An additional highlight from the article:

Tom Cruise talks to ashtrays.

"Cruise, who was coming off his star turn in Days of Thunder, was spending a lot of time at the base as church leader David Miscavige groomed him to be an ideal face for the movement. Part of becoming a more advanced Scientologist meant that Cruise needed to learn how to "audit" -- or counsel -- other church members. Headley was chosen to be audited by Cruise, and the two spent hours and hours performing standard Scientology "training routines." As Headley explained to me in 2009, these drills included Cruise instructing Headley to talk to ashtrays, bottles, and books.”

Have you ever had a meaningful conversation with a water bottle?

I can’t even get my husband to listen to me half the time. So how does one get an ashtray to talk back to them?

-Kate Casey

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/entertainment/was-tom-cruises-assistant-spy-church-scientology


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on February 01, 2012, 03:36:13 PM
                        Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's daughter Isabella set to marry

    by: Sarah Fitzmaurice
    From: Daily Mail
    February 01, 2012

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/tom-cruise-and-nicole-kidmans-daughter-isabella-set-to-marry/story-e6frf96o-1226259225223


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on February 23, 2012, 09:14:33 AM
Screenwriter Michael Bacall Says Les Grossman Script is “Pretty Heartfelt,” Confirms It Was Written for R Rating

There were plenty of reasons to love Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder when it came out in 2008 — for starters, it’s just really freaking funny — but one of the film’s most pleasant surprises was an inspired turn by Tom Cruise as hotheaded studio exec Les Grossman. The performance came at a time when Cruise’s popularity had dropped to an all-time low, thanks to his off-putting Scientology rants and his whackadoodle declarations of love for Katie Holmes. It’s no exaggeration to say Les Grossman helped to put Cruise back in the public’s good graces.

Not surprisingly, talk of a Les Grossman spinoff began swirling soon afterward. Actual progress on the film has been kinda slow, however, and it’s been a while since we’ve heard much about it. We still don’t know when cameras will roll or what the plot will be, but screenwriter Michael Bacall (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) recently dropped a bit of info about what to expect from the film whenever it finally happens. Read his comments after the jump.....


http://www.slashfilm.com/screenwriter-michael-bacall-les-grossman-script-pretty-heartfelt-confirms-written-rating/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 16, 2012, 08:17:01 AM
              South Park's Best Celebrity Cameos

Whenever a celebrity shows up on South Park, you know things are about to get messy. The long-running animated series has no time for fame whoring, and stars that wander into town usually get massacred.

http://www.ugo.com/tv/south-parks-best-celebrity-cameos-tom-cruise


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 20, 2012, 06:42:14 AM
                    FBI Worried Scientology Leader Might Escape on Tom Cruise’s Plane          



 http://www.ticklethewire.com/2012/03/19/fbi-worried-scientology-leader-might-escape-on-tom-cruises-plane/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 20, 2012, 06:49:45 AM
                                   Freedom of expression under attack

    Law Library

Written by  Damian J. Penny Posted Date: March 19, 2012

   


Britain’s plaintiff-friendly libel laws are so infamous, they’ve even inspired a gag on South Park. In the notorious “Trapped in the closet” episode, young Stan Marsh — thought to be the reincarnation of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard — announces that the “religion” is a giant scam. Scientologist Tom Cruise, furious at this gross insult to his faith, declares, “I’ll sue you — in England!”

The real-life punch line: “Trapped in the closet” did not air on British television, because of the very real possibility that Cruise would successfully sue any broadcaster who tried.

A 2002 Vanity Fair article about legendary New York restaurant Elaine’s was neither written by a Brit nor published in Britain, but that didn’t stop film director Roman Polanski from successfully suing the magazine for an allegedly defamatory anecdote included in the piece. (Supposedly, he was trying to pick up women at Elaine’s shortly after the murder of his wife, Sharon Tate. A jury found that this was devastating to Polanski’s reputation, which had been completely unsullied until the magazine came out.)

And then there’s Saudi banker Khalid bin Mahfouz, who used the British courts to sue American author Rachel Ehrenfeld over allegations in her book about terrorism financing, which had never been published in Britain. Or Holocaust-denying “historian” David Irving, who sued U.S. author Deborah Lipstadt for being labelled a Holocaust denier in one of her American-published books. Irving lost (in a court battle recounted in Lipstadt’s excellent book History on Trial) but it’s damning enough that the British legal system allowed him to think he had a case.

When it comes to the issue of defamation, Britain’s court system is overwhelmingly tilted toward plaintiffs, and in practice, these plaintiffs are usually much more wealthy and powerful than those who so offended them. Things hit rock bottom when corporations and football stars started obtaining “super-injunctions” which not only prevent anyone from spreading the allegedly slanderous allegations, but even revealing the existence of the injunction itself.

In You Can’t Read This Book, Nick Cohen, a columnist for Britain’s Guardian and Observer newspapers, identifies today’s major threats to freedom of expression. The British legal system, which affects defendants all over the world (like Ehrenfeld, whose connection to the U.K. was that a few British people bought her book through Amazon) is just one. The idea that religious believers have a “right not to be offended” is another.

When the Ayatollah Khomeini issued his 1988 fatwa calling for the murder of Salman Rushdie, the western media and literati — with a few dishonourable exceptions — rushed to his defence. By 2006, when the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten came under fire for publishing cartoons of Mohammed, something had changed. While the cartoonists were placed under armed guard, and angry mobs around the world attacked anything that even looked Danish, the consensus seemed to be that Jyllands-Posten — and, by extension, Denmark — had been asking for it.

The Internet is hailed as a magnificent tool for fighting censorship and government or corporate control, and Cohen concedes that, in some cases, it’s worked. Any Briton who wants to watch “Trapped in the closet” or read about Polanski’s dating adventures can easily find it online.

That’s a double-edged sword, of course: radicals and would-be censors have been adept at using the Internet as well. For example, the story of the “blasphemous” Danish cartoons went viral, with more embellishments added the further it spread.

Moreover, Cohen makes a point that Internet enthusiasts tend to forget: the web is available to the oppressors, too. Democracy activists may use Facebook and YouTube to spread their message, but dictators can use the same services to mass their supporters in response. The governments of Belarus and Iran use the web to track dissidents. China has built the world’s most advanced Internet “firewall,” with the help of western technology companies. Google withdrew from China rather than censor its search results. Its competitors have not.

I take issue with Cohen’s condemnation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which, people tend to forget, came about after a political documentary wasn’t allowed to air on television. It’s too bad Canada didn’t rate so much as a mention, either, despite our own wrangling over the issues raised in You Can’t Read This Book. (Among Canadian media outlets, for example, only Ezra Levant’s Western Standard magazine published the Danish Mohammed cartoons and promptly found itself on the wrong end of a human-rights complaint.)

Otherwise, there is little to criticize about his important, enlightening, and often infuriating book that illustrates how freedom of expression remains under sustained attack in what should be the freest era in human history. I recommend you read You Can’t Read This Book while you still can, especially before the British legal system gets its hands on it.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/4087/freedom-of-expression-under-attack.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 29, 2012, 04:09:23 PM
                          Interesting "Blind" Gossip about A-List Star *cough* Tom Cruise *cough*

    http://blindgossip.com/?p=41523

    For anyone not interested in clicking through, this "blind gossip" site allows people to post gossip by unnamed sources. Commenters then post who they think the gossip is about.

    Thought this one might be of interest to this crowd:

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    Top Actress Is An Ice Cold Control Freak
    [CDAN] Let me start off by saying that this actress is A list. Huge star. Academy Award winner. Quite possibly also the coldest person on the planet. The only emotion you will ever see from this actress is on the set. Even when she has something truly awful happen to her, she shows nothing on the outside. Rage on the inside and she will make you pay, but solid calm on the outside.

    Anyway, our actress has been married before. She is also currently married. Our actress has had a plan from day 1. Not day 1 of her career, but day 1 of meeting another individual who became a central part of her life and changed her from someone warm and funny to the coldest person alive. He should know because he is the coldest man alive. He told her she needed a plan and in the first week they were together he made her list out hundreds of goals and objectives for herself. Everyday he drilled her on the goals and objectives and asked her what she had done about each one. The grillings could last hours and he hammered at her over and over. At first she was scared and wanted to leave but he kept her there. He basically turned her into a prisoner. She became a totally different person and became focused only on reaching those goals.

    Fun was removed from her life. Everything had to have a purpose. There is no wasted motion or effort. If you go outside, you have to have a reason. When you hit a red carpet, there are certain things you must do everytime. The dress you are going to wear should not be about the way it makes you feel, but the message you are trying to share or convey. Gestures are not random, they should all be planned. Touching yourself or your partner or not should be planned. Our actress maps out every second of everyday.

    After her split from The Controller, our actress got involved for a short time with a celebrity who is on everyone’s wish list. She fell for him hard for about three days. It seemed to last longer but it was three days. She just could not enjoy herself with a guy who was so free spirited and out of control reckless. This is an actress who just like in her public life plans everything in her personal life too. Sex? She knows exactly what she will do and when she will do it. She has three or four different programs that she follows. Her current husband actually gets no sex at all whatsoever. They sleep in separate bedrooms much as she did in her past relationship. She runs his life. He also used to be a free spirit, albeit one with some issues. Yes, she straightened those out, but has changed him into a machine. The actress believes that children are props that are used to advance a career and play a part in success. They are to be brought out and displayed when it is most advantageous. New movie? Bring out a child. New job somewhere? Bring out a child. Someone writes they have not seen a child in sometime, bingo, one of the people hired to look for such things brings it up and the child is produced the next day.

    Our actress used to do a lot of drugs and booze. Now? Nothing. She eats barely any food and expects the same of her husband. Surprisingly though, despite his past issues she lets him have several drinks each night and even to smoke pot. She thinks it keeps him more docile. She has been beaten before by him when he was sober so she lets him drink and smoke but only in the house and without friends there. Friends? The couple has no friends. She got rid of his friends a long time ago just as her friends were banished when she met The Controller. Our actress has exactly one friend. Brought out now once a year for lunch. Her husband? None. Although he gets along well with the security guards.

    Our actress has sex with exactly one person. Her trainer. Has been with him for years and years that way. Exercise and then sex without fail several times a week forever. Yes, it even goes back to her time with The Controller because he did not have time for such things. His only rule about the sex with the trainer? Had to be in the house and the trainer signed a brutal confidentiality agreement.

    The one problem in the plan of the actress after all these years is that no matter how hard she tries she cannot make people go see her movies. She still has not figured out though that she might be the problem and not others. If a movie bombs she never speaks to the people involved again. If it does well. she basks in the glow and takes all the credit. With all the bombs she has had over the past few years most bridges have been burned. She is still working her plan, but now her career seems to be out of her control. Lately she has started to follow a new plan to get her in the good graces of the public. Dutiful wife and mother. The problem is after so many years of not caring, it is tough to believe that she really ants to be either.

    Actress:

    Controller:

    Free Spirit:

    Husband:

    Friend:



Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 05, 2012, 09:18:38 AM
    New Tom Cruise movie trailer

"Rock of ages"

http://crabbygolightly.com/mt/2012/04/new_rock_of_ages_trailer_rubs.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 21, 2012, 10:02:55 AM
                             
                      Tom Cruise’s Daughter Isabella Cruise In Danger Living In The Slums

http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2012/tom-cruises-daughter-isabella-cruise-in-danger-living-in-the-slums-0420/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 08, 2012, 08:57:45 AM
                Tom Cruise Shows Off Guns In Shirtless Cover For W Magazine

Written by Instinct Staff | Monday, 07 May 2012

http://instinctmagazine.com/blogs/blog/tom-cruise-shows-off-guns-in-shirtless-cover-for-w-magazine?directory%3D100011


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 13, 2012, 04:23:12 PM
                 Cruise portraying long haired rock star cannot lessen actor's reputation
Posted: May 12, 2012 -


....I recently asked Facebook friends to mention any movie actor whose work they purposely avoid. A number of answers surprised me. But excuse my jaw for dropping when the name Tom Cruise arose.

What?

Tom Cruise?

Three-time Academy Award-nominee Tom Cruise?

Mind you, Cruise does strikes me as an underrated veteran at times in need of a personal publicist.

I say underrated only because Cruise has that distinct ability to be able to read a script and (usually) figure out whether he can make a character believable.

To his credit — and yes, even with Maverick (“Top Gun 2”) and Ethan (“Mission Impossible 5”) on a list of possible, not definite, future films — Cruise never has depended upon sequels.

I say “in need of a personal publicist” because let’s face it, when moviegoers hear his name, many first recall his lecturing about Scientology or his jumping one or two too many times on Oprah’s couch.

Being deemed offbeat or overbearing is not the fastest route to consistent Oscar consideration, not even in Hollywood....

http://lubbockonline.com/entertainment/2012-05-12/kerns-cruise-portraying-long-haired-rock-star-cannot-lessen-actors#.T682Z8UbzGg


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 16, 2012, 03:25:25 PM
Tom Cruise Talks Scientology, His Penchant for Suing and Those Rumors: "I Hear It, I Read It, I Get It"

            Tom does an interview with Playboy (Is that still around?)

Read more: http://au.eonline.com/news/tom_cruise_talks_scientology_his/316351#ixzz1v01urfJk


HERE IS THE COMPLETE INTERVIEW

http://www.playboy.com/playground/interviews/playboy-interview-tom-cruise


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 18, 2012, 02:48:51 PM
                                            Open Letter to Tom Cruise

References:

David Miscavige Violates Tom Cruise’s Confessional
http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2010/05/07/david-miscavige-violates-tom-cruises-confessional/

You Were Put On Notice in August 2009
http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2009/08/26/top-gun-and-hired-gun-put-on-notice/

Your Good Name Was Invoked in the Worst Kind Of Bullying
http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/45-days-in-the-hole-final-purges-part-4/

Tom,

As the recent email cycle below between a National Enquirer ‘journalist’ and myself clearly demonstrates, you have nothing to fear from me or the independent Scientologist community.  As a matter of well-demonstrated fact, we have your back.  As the referenced posts above clearly demonstrate you have every reason to continue to distance yourself from Miscavige (any perceived ‘leadership’ abilities notwithstanding) and corporate Scientology.  In case you hadn’t noticed I share your recently expressed claim of a distaste for bullies.  You too can do something effective about the one you and I helped to empower.

Marty

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From: mark rathbun <mcrseabrook@yahoo.com>
To: ”Robinson, Belinda” <brobinson@nationalenquirer.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: JOURNALIST interested in interview…
Belinda,
     Thanks, but no thanks.
Marty
From: ”Robinson, Belinda” <brobinson@nationalenquirer.com>
To: mark rathbun <mcrseabrook@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 3:12 PM
Subject: RE: JOURNALIST interested in interview…
Hi Marty,
Thanks for your reply.
My editor however wants you to know that The Enquirer is prepared to pay you at least $20,000 [twenty thousand]
for some of the confessional stuff you got from Tom Cruise. In addition, we would promote your new book, and a major Enquirer cover story about it would likely bring a flood of offers from publishers.At the very least, will you grant me the opportunity to come and interview you in Texas about as much as you are prepared to say about Tom Cruise – including the same information you told The Independent.

I look forward to hopefully coming out to see you.

Belinda Robinson
The National Enquirer
Reporter
646.935.6048 (office)
347.651.4492 (cell)
e-mail: brobinson@amilink.com<mailto:brobinson@amilink.com>
From: mark rathbun <mcrseabrook@yahoo.com>
To: ”Robinson, Belinda” <brobinson@nationalenquirer.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 1:37 PM
Subject: Re: JOURNALIST interested in interview…
Belinda,
    No thanks.  I won’t ever disclose secrets confessed to me in auditing. Ever.
Marty

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From: ”Robinson, Belinda” <brobinson@nationalenquirer.com>
To: ”mcrseabrook@yahoo.com” <mcrseabrook@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:26 PM
Subject: JOURNALIST interested in interview…

Hi Marty,
I’m a reporter for The Enquirer in New York.
I got your e-mail address from Guy Adams, a journalist with The Independent in the UK.

I sent a letter to your ‘Bayshore Court, Ingleside on the Bay’ address via FedEx yesterday, which I hope that you have received.

However, in case you didn’t get that letter, I wanted to touch base with you to let you know we’re interested in your story about your time as Inspector General for the Church of Scientology.

We are truly fascinated by your time at the helm of this organization and would like to interview you specifically about what you may know about Tom Cruise and his secrets — as you performed auditing on him.

We would like to offer you compensation for an on-the-record interview about any of Tom’s secrets, which you, and no one else knows.

If you’d like, we can also work with you if you do not want to put your name to the story but will still give us some information on Tom Cruise.

Please feel free to get in contact with me by phone or e-mail: 646.935.6048 or  brobinson@amilink.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards.

Belinda Robinson
The National Enquirer
Reporter
646.935.6048 (office)
347.651.4492 (cell)
e-mail: brobinson@amilink.com<mailto:brobinson@amilink.com>

http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/open-letter-to-tom-cruise/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 18, 2012, 07:45:17 PM
Blogistan, Scandalous

                                Renegade Scientologist Turns Down the National Enquirer

By Richard Horgan on May 17, 2012 10:30 PM

Guy Adams, LA-based correspondent for UK’s The Independent, recently traveled to Texas to interview Marty Rathbun. The resulting article made it clear why this former high-ranking (and now self-proclaimed “independent”) Scientologist has become such a thorn in the side of the Church since publicly resurfacing in 2009:

    His blog, Moving on Up a Little Higher, gets around 10,000 hits a day. It has been visited a total of six million times, is credited with encouraging scores of former Scientologists to quit, and has broken a string of sensational news stories about the Church, including film director Paul Haggis‘ resignation, in 2010, and January’s decision by Debbie Cook, a senior member of Church clergy, to quit in protest at what she called its “extreme” fundraising. Almost every former Scientologist I have spoken with checks it daily.

True to form, Rathbun has shared another dramatic post today. He reveals a recent email exchange with Belinda Robinson, a reporter for the National Enquirer, during which he was offered $20,000 to spill his Tom Cruise auditing-session secrets. Rathbun had zero interest in the payola journalism pitch, but he does use it as an opportunity to link to some older pieces and warn the actor:

    As the recent email cycle between a National Enquirer “journalist” and myself clearly demonstrates, you have nothing to fear from me or the independent Scientologist community. As a matter of well-demonstrated fact, we have your back. As the referenced posts above clearly demonstrate you have every reason to continue to distance yourself from [David] Miscavige (any perceived “leadership” abilities notwithstanding) and corporate Scientology…

Rathbun has previously claimed that Miscavige entertained guests with snippets from private Cruise confessionals conducted in 2001 at LA’s Celebrity Center.


http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlla/guy-adams-marty-rathbun-national-enquirer-scientology-david-miscavige_b62397


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 09, 2012, 02:33:18 AM
                              Latest New Idea.

STRESSED KATIE’S TEARS OVER TOM’S HOT AUSSIE MODEL

Looking tired, drawn and a shadow of her former self, Katie Holmes is said to be reeling over her husband Tom Cruise’s raunchy antics with sexy Australian model Abbey Lee Kershaw, 24.

http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/new-idea/news/magazine/article/-/13858306/issue-24-this-week-in-new-idea/

 Woman`s Day...

Woman’s Day
CELEBRITY HEADLINES
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes living apart
Monday, June 4, 2012

"Katie doesn’t like to stay in the Cruise compound all the time because it’s totally dominated by Scientology."

Clutching hands last week, Katie Holmes and little Suri were, as always, two peas in a pod. But not for the first time in recent months, there was one noticeable absentee – dad Tom Cruise. And while the couple are quick to blame conflicting film schedules as reason for their increasingly separate lives, close friends tell Woman’s Day that something far more serious is afoot – and they lay the blame on an “ongoing conflict” between Tom, 49, and Katie, 33, over their six-year-old daughter’s involvement with the Church of Scientology.

One impeccably placed source explains that the tension is so bad, Katie can’t bear to live full time under the glare of Scientology. “I’d call Tom and Katie semi-detached rather than separated, but there’s no question Katie’s been moving away from the religion for the past couple of years,” says the insider.

“Katie doesn’t like to stay in the Cruise compound all the time because it’s totally dominated by Scientology. It can create an oppressive atmosphere, so she uses a second home a few miles away where she and Suri can escape from the madness.”

Katie’s reluctance to immerse herself in Tom’s controversial religion – of which he’s the proud poster boy – is a far cry from when she married him. “In the early days she made a lot of sacrifices for Tom – not least, joining the church herself,” explains the source. “She comes from a strong Catholic background, but she wanted to show how serious she was about the relationship.”


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 20, 2012, 10:15:58 AM

            Rock of Ages debuted this weekend, and tanked (as predicted and expected.)


"Contrast that with this weekend’s newcomers which each should have earned over $20M because of their star power. But New Line/Warner Bros’ Rock Of Ages (3,470 theaters) fell to earth with a thud. Which Hollywood expected because the pic had been tracking poorly for weeks (and even went down at one point week to week). The studio felt the 1980s period piece was a hard sell to younger moviegoers. I suspect the problem was casting. Russell Brand has been repellant to moviegoers, while Tom Cruise as iconic rocker proved just too incredulous for audiences. The PG-13 musical is looking to open to only $15M this weekend after taking in just $5.3M Friday and $5.4M Saturday. Given that the pic was based on the Broadway warbler, it did worse than the studio expected and far worse than Mamma Mia which with the same pedigree opened to $27M. Warner Bros was holding out hope for this $75M-budget pic, thinking that a good CinemaScore could generate great word of mouth and therefore great legs for the film. It didn’t materialize: audiences only gave Rock Of Ages a mediocre ‘B’. There’s just no way to save this s(t)inker with hack director Adam Shankman at the helm: in fact, weekend gross may fall below $15M by Monday."

http://www.deadline.com/2012/06/box-office-yawn-tom-cruises-rock-of-ages-and-adam-sandlers-thats-my-boy-open-mediocre/

                        Tom Cruise Has Worst Opening Weekend Ever with “Rock of Ages”

I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say this has been Tom Cruise’s worst opening weekend for a movie in like, forever. Even the terrible “Valkyrie” and the mundane “Knight & Day” had better starts than “Rock of Ages” on Friday night. It took in $5.3 million, giving it a shot at a $16 million weekend. Each of those of other movies did much better, and of course the “Mission Impossible” movies dwarfed that number. Cruise got tagged as the “star” of “Rock of Ages” playing Stacee Jaxx, a moronic big haired rock singer of the Eighties. Cruise can’t sing, the movie is derivative, and the reviews have not been great. Altogether, “Rock of Ages” is a bust. From the opening scene of people singing along to “Sister Christian”–ripping off “Almost Famous”–you know we’re in trouble. For a rock singer with groupies, Cruise has not heat either. “Rock of Ages” doesn’t bode well for Cruise creating new characters. And his paycheck is barely covered by these proceeds. Meantime, Adam Sandler’s crappy “That’s My Boy” did even worse–a $4.6 million Friday, a weekend of $14 million if lucky. Will this stop him? I doubt it, and of course, “Grown Ups 2″ is filming now.

http://www.showbiz411.com/2012/06/16/tom-cruise-has-worst-weekend-ever-with-rock-of-ages?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 30, 2012, 08:52:47 AM
                                            Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorcing


Posted: Friday, June 29, 2012 1:49 pm | Updated: 2:46 pm, Fri Jun 29, 2012.

JAKE COYLE AP Entertainment Writer | 0 comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing, bringing an end to one of Hollywood's most unexpected marriages, one that spawned euphoric couch-jumping on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and endless speculation in the tabloids.

After five years of marriage, Holmes filed for divorced from Cruise on Thursday, said Cruise's lawyer Bert Fields.

This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," Holmes's attorney Jonathan Wolfe said Friday. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."

"Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children," Cruise's representative, Amanda Lundberg, told The Associated Press. "Please allow them their privacy to work this out."

Cruise, 49, wed the 33-year-old Holmes in 2006 in an Italian castle after publicly declaring his love on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." His starry-eyed celebration (in which he famously jumped on the studio couch) was a public display that forever after altered the moviegoing public's perspective of the action star.

The couple has a 6-year-old daughter, Suri, who has herself become a staple of the tabloids and celebrity magazines.

Their plan to divorce was first reported by People magazine.

Holmes appeared to have filed anonymously, a method of divorce filing legal in New York.

Cruise has two children with his previous wife, Nicole Kidman. The actor was also previously married Mimi Rogers.

This is Holmes' first marriage.

Cruise and Holmes had a whirlwind romance — the "Dawson's Creek" actress confessed she had a childhood crush on the "Top Gun" star — and were engaged at the Eiffel Tower. An elaborate wedding followed before a Church of Scientology minister.

"I can't be cool. I can't be laid-back," Cruise said on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." ''Something happened and I want to celebrate it."

But the couple's romance was instant fodder for the tabloids, who nicknamed them "TomKat" and chattered about everything from the couple's fights and Suri's shoes to Holmes' conversion to Scientology.

Cruise showed up alone to premieres for his new musical film "Rock of Ages." Holmes also was absent from an award ceremony earlier this month at the Friar's Club, where Cruise was given the fourth ever Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award.

Cruise said at the time that Holmes was overseas and the family would reunite in Iceland for Father's Day.

Cruise also recently starred in 2011's "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol" and 2010's "Knight and Day."

Holmes' recent films include Adam Sandler's "Jack and Jill" and the made-for-TV movie "The Kennedys," in which she played Jackie Kennedy.

http://www.idahopress.com/news/national/tom-cruise-and-katie-holmes-divorcing/article_5496978f-8503-58ab-9700-90812c842890.html

http://www.3news.co.nz/Tomkat-to-split/tabid/418/articleID/259618/Default.aspx

http://in.news.yahoo.com/tom-cruise-katie-holmes-seek-divorce-report-173324406.html

http://www.itemlive.com/articles/2012/06/29/updates/updates15.txt

http://www.heatworld.com/Celeb-News/2012/06/Tom-Cruise-and-Katie-Holmes-to-divorce/

http://www.salon.com/2012/06/29/farewell_tomkat/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tom-cruise-katie-holmes-timeline-divorce-343591

http://www.ok.co.uk/celebrity-news/view/50980/Tom-Cruise-and-Katie-Holmes-to-divorce/

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/358047/20120629/cruise-holmes-divorce-rumors-celebrity.htm

Plenty more...



Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 01, 2012, 10:39:15 AM
       
             Here are the google news alerts regarding scientology in the last 12 hours.

Strike three for Cruise as Holmes puts Suri before Scientology – Brisbane Times
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
Likely duplicate(s): Google News/The Age
1h       Scientology at the root of rift – Himalayan Times
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
1h       TomKat declawed – Himalayan Times
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
1h       First pics show Cruise in Iceland, day after Katie divorce shocker – nypost.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
1h       Unlucky number? ALL of Tom Cruise's marriages ended when wives reached 33 – Daily Mail
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
2h       Why Katie Holmes Filed For Divorce From Tom Cruise In New York – laist.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
2h       Exclusive - Katie Holmes: &#39;I wanted Suri to have a normal life&#39; – heatworld.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
2h       Scientologists celebrate at church rededication – Buffalo News
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
Likely duplicate(s): Google News/Buffalo News, Google News/Buffalo News
2h       Tom Cruise, Katie Homes Divorce Caused by Scientology? – Enstarz
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
2h       Scientology Played a Part in Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes&#39; Split, Source Says – eonline.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
2h       Katie Holmes Rented Secret Apartment Before Divorcing Tom Cruise [TomKat] – gawker.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
2h       Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorce may center around Scientology – The Imperfect Parent
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
2h       Was Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes marriage made for Hollywood? – contracostatimes.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
2h       Scientology Played a Part in Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' Split, Source Says – E! Online
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
3h       Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' Divorce: Scientology Won't Recognize Their Split – Gather Celebs News Channel
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
3h       Bill Maher Suggests George Zimmerman Serve As Mitt Romney&#39;s VP – VIDEO
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
3h       Custody, images at stake in Cruise-Holmes divorce – 9news.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
Likely duplicate(s): Yahoo! News/la.com, Yahoo! News/cbs8.com, Yahoo! News/denverpost.com, Yahoo! News/globegazette.com, Yahoo! News/seattletimes.nwsource.com
3h       Scientology Reportedly Pushed Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes Apart – Cinema Blend
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
4h       Katie divorcing Tom - and demanding sole custody – New Zealand Herald
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
4h       Tom Cruise Marriages End When Wives Are 33, Scientology Established On ... – PerezHilton.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
4h       Church of Scientology will not recognize Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorce – thecelebritycafe.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
4h       Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes &#39;clashed on parenting&#39; – digitalspy.com.au
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
Likely duplicate(s): Yahoo! News/digitalspy.co.uk
4h       Did Scientology Destroy Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' Marriage? – Daily Beast
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
4h       Custody, images at stake in Tom Cruise?Katie Holmes split – theoaklandpress.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
4h       Katie Holmes Filing In NYC Could Screw Tom Cruise – realitytvmagazine.sheknows.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
4h       Tomkat Memorial Haikus – boiseweekly.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
4h       Ah. Marital bliss. – Patheos (blog)
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
5h       Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise divorce: Custody, images at stake – dailyfreeman.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
5h       Did Katie Holmes file for divorce to spare the kids from Scientology? – The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. (blog)
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
5h       Katie Holmes was getting tired of Scientology – andPOP
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
5h       Tom Cruise Dating Video: Celebrity Scientologist Seeks Discreet Female – huffingtonpost.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
5h       Tom Cruise &quot;deeply saddened&quot; about Katie Holmes divorce – heatworld.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
5h       Katie Holmes Broke Up With Tom Cruise Over Scientology – Vulture
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
5h       Is Tom Cruise Jinxed? All Of His Wives Leave Him At 33. – Gather Celebs News Channel
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
5h       Tom Cruise Wants A Peaceful Divorce! Hopes Katie Isn't 'Contentious!' – PerezHilton.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
5h       Scientology tied to Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes split – Houston Chronicle (blog)
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
6h       Katie Holmes couldn't take the Xenu scene anymore, divorce – monstersandcritics.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
Likely duplicate(s): Google News/Monsters and Critics.com
6h       Suggs snubbed by Prince William – monstersandcritics.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
6h       ?TomKat? split after five years of marriage – manilatimes.net
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
6h       Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise divorcing over Scientology? – Hollywoodnews.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
6h       Actor Tom Cruise Was In Buffalo – wgrz.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
6h       TomKat Divorce Update: Possible Reasons For The Split – The Inquisitr
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
6h       Katie Holmes No Longer In Cruise Control, She's Steering On Her Own – Guardian Express
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
6h       Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce 'won't be recognized by church of ... – Daily Mail
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
6h       Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorcing – philstar.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
Likely duplicate(s): Yahoo! News/mydesert.com, Yahoo! News/fox8live.com, Yahoo! News/pjstar.com, Yahoo! News/idahopress.com, Yahoo! News/timesfreepress.com, Yahoo! News/sg.news.yahoo.com, Yahoo! News/blog.zap2it.com
6h       Custody and credibility at stake as Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorce – theglobeandmail.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
6h       Katie Holmes leaving Tom Cruise due to Scientology – Examiner.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
6h       Battle for Suri Cruise – thespec.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
7h       I want a divorce – smh.com.au
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
7h       Holmes hires lawyers and tells Cruise it&#39;s OVER I want a divorce – smh.com.au
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
7h       Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes divorce to center around custody of Suri – lehighvalleylive.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
7h       Katie, Nicole & Mimi: All Were 33 When Their Marriages To Tom Cruise Ended – radaronline.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
7h       Scientology Drove Katie Away & We Are Surprised It Took This Long (VIDEO) – The Stir
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
7h       Katie Holmes files for divorce from actor Tom Cruise – latimes.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
Likely duplicate(s): Yahoo! News/latimes.com.feedsportal.com
7h       Tom Cruise learned of Katie Holmes divorce moves on set in Iceland – latimesblogs.latimes.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
8h       Who Gets The House? Inside The Many Homes Of Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes – radaronline.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
8h       Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes: Custody, images at stake in their divorce – washingtontimes.feedsportal.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
8h       Custody, images at stage in Cruise-Holmes divorce – washingtontimes.feedsportal.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
Likely duplicate(s): Yahoo! News/laramieboomerang.com, Yahoo! News/globegazette.com, Yahoo! News/njherald.com
8h       Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes Divorce: Custody, Images At Stake – huffingtonpost.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
8h       Will Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes&#39; Divorce Be One of Hollywood Nastiest Custody Battles? – forbes.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
8h       Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Divorce Scientology and Suri Are the Culprits – PolicyMic
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
9h       Custody of 6-year-old Suri, superstar images at stake in Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce – startribune.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
Likely duplicate(s): Yahoo! News/brandonsun.com
9h       Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes Were Plagued By Rumors – mtv.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
9h       Child custody, public images at stake in Cruise-Holmes divorce; Tom says he was blindsided – nhregister.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
9h       Katie Holmes filed for divorce due to &#39;Tom Cruise&#39;s staunch belief in Scientology&#39; – newkerala.com
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Yahoo! News
Likely duplicate(s): Yahoo! News/in.omg.yahoo.com
9h       Sports Talk – ABC Online
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 — Feed: Google News
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Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 21, 2012, 10:20:13 AM
It's been a cruel summer for Tom Cruise.

The face of Scientology was snapped leaving Los Angeles' Madeos restaurant Sunday night, just hours after news broke of the death of director Tony Scott, who he worked with on two of his key films, Top Gun and Days Of Thunder.
                        Tom Cruise Somber After Colleague Tony Scott's Death

Cruise, looking very upset, wore sunglasses and looked to have missed a shave as he focused on his phone.

PHOTOS: Tom Cruise Somber Following Tony Scott's Death

The late director -- who police say killed himself by jumping off a Los Angeles bridge -- once called his two-time leading man "a magnet for women."

PHOTOS: Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes’ Relationship Through The Years

Cruise, 50, is less than two months removed from estranged wife Katie Holmes filing papers to end their five-year marriage.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/08/tom-cruise-tony-scott-photos-top-gun-days-thunder

Just read that Tony had been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/08/tony-scott-dead-death-bridge-suicide-director-top-gun-video-brain-cancer


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 02, 2012, 09:20:27 AM

   Tom Cruise’s Scientology Marriages: The Secret Wife-Auditioning Process Before Katie Holmes, Revealed
By Vanity Fair
3:30 PM, September 1 2012


http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/09/tom-cruise-scientology-marriage-katie-holmes


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 02, 2012, 04:03:13 PM
                                              Nazanin Boniadi
Who is she ?  Follow this link...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2197036/Church-Scientology-auditioned-women-Tom-Cruises-wife.html?ito%3Dfeeds-newsxml

Posted on September 1, 2012 by martyrathbun09 | 7 Comments

As Scientology Inc. (the church of Scientology) has so idiotically already spread all over the comments section at Vanity Fair, Nazanin Boniadi is a good friend of mine.   Naz is a courageous woman who was ruthlessly exploited by David Miscavige and Tom Cruise several years ago.   Because of the nature of the bond of trust I share with Naz, there is not much I can share with you about her.  But, since her name and a version of her story are about to go viral, there is something that people ought to know about Naz.   For years, Naz has known that she could make international headlines and perhaps forward her fledgling acting career by blowing the whistle on Tom Cruise and his bff David Miscavige.  But, Naz chose not to do so.  She wanted to be judged only by the merits of her skills and abilities.  Instead, she intelligently decided on more quiet and effective means she could apply to effectuate change in the monstrous institution that so inhumanely attempted to exploit her and others.  Naz quietly and dedicatedly went about establishing a career powered and supported only by the quality of her talent.   She found time also to forward the cause of effectively taming the beast.  On a personal level, in four short years she became a well-employed actor and recognized, effective human rights activist.

David Miscavige and Tom Cruise took measures to prevent Naz from achieving any noteriety – for obvious reasons.  But, Naz was undeterred.  She made it in spite of Tom Cruise and David Miscavige.

Maureen Orth is one of a dying breed of real investigative journalists in America.   Through incredible persistence and remarkable savvy Orth was able to find enough corroboration to tell Naz’s story in Vanity Fair without Naz uttering a word about it. See Vanity Fair’s teaser here.

Should it turn out that Orth’s painstaking effort to piece together the truth through second and third hand sources fall short of the whole truth and nothing but the truth, stay tuned here.  I am likely to the be the first to correct the record.  We will always have Naz’s back.

http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/nazanin-boniadi/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 04, 2012, 10:37:50 AM
                                          Tom Cruise slams ‘lies’

added: 3 Sep 2012 // by: Film-News.co.uk Newsdesk


Tom Cruise has dismissed reports that Katie Holmes was recruited as his girlfriend.

The actor was forced to strike back at claims members of his Scientology religion helped him pursue and win his now ex-wife Katie Holmes. The article published in the American monthly magazine Vanity Fair claims officials went on a hunt for a new wife for Tom in 2004.

"Lies in a different font are still lies — designed to sell magazines," Tom Cruise's representatives told Radar Online.

Tom's marriage to Katie lasted five years and together they had daughter Suri. Katie was awarded custody of Suri when the couple divorced last month.

Because New York law requires that all divorce documents remain sealed, the exact terms of the settlement are not publicly available.

Tom and Katie's divorce was finalised just weeks after Katie filed to end their marriage.

http://www.film-news.co.uk/show-news.asp?H=Tom-Cruise-slams-%E2%80%98lies%E2%80%99&nItemID=14166


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 05, 2012, 08:24:00 AM
                             Tom Cruise – Hunkered in Miscavige’s Bunker

Posted on September 4, 2012 by martyrathbun09 | 68 Comments

The Vanity Fair affair is not going to be pretty.   As folks are preparing for the Cat 4 or 5, I want the record to be crystal clear that I put Tom Cruise on notice more than three years ago that this was coming.

Tom Cruise Put on Notice in August 2009
http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2009/08/26/top-gun-and-hired-gun-put-on-notice/

You can check the history of this blog to see that I gave him every opportunity to consult his conscience and choose an ethical course.  Instead, he chose to hunker down in David Miscavige’s bunker.

A little word of advice to Tom from L. Ron Hubbard: paraphrased, it is never too late to trim your sheets.

Nazanin Boniadi represents the tip of an iceberg.

http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/tom-cruise-hunkered-in-miscaviges-bunker/


                 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/celebritology/post/on-tom-cruise-and-that-vanity-fair-story-about-his-alleged-pre-katie-holmes-girlfriend/2012/09/04/57b4d496-f6a9-11e1-8253-3f495ae70650_blog.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 05, 2012, 03:35:33 PM

        Scientology Says Vanity Fair Article Is Hogwarts 'Hogwash', Paul Haggis A Liar

If anybody thought that Vanity Fair's recent article exposing Scientology's wife-hunt for Tom Cruise was going to cause the organization to fess up, you were wayyyyy off!

As usual, their publicists are hardcore denying any truth to the story of how Nazanin Boniadi ALMOST got herself into some risky business after the Church selected her to marry the A-list star.

Calling Maureen Orth's piece "hogwash," a rep stated:

    "The entire story is hogwash. There was no project, secret or otherwise, ever conducted by the Church to find a bride (audition or otherwise) for any member of the church. The allegation and entire premise of the Vanity Fair article is totally false . . . We have been denying this ridiculous tale now since it first appeared in print four years ago."

Paul Haggis didn't think it was too ridiculous though. The acclaimed filmmaker, who left Scientology in 2010, CONFIRMED the allegations. But boy does the Church have words for him!

The same statement denying Shelly Miscavige's operation "Marry Tom Cruise" bashes Haggis as the rep continues:

    "[Paul Haggis is] a status obsessed apostate who exploited a tenuous connection with Scientology to grab headlines via a publicity stunt whereby he 'resigned' from the Church where he had not been an active parishioner for decades. He is doing the same again — attempting to grab headlines and falsely slander his former religion. No Church members were 'used,' nor were they punished, nor silenced. This is totally false."

The statement even suggests Haggis himself had a romantic relationship with Boniadi because he cast her in his film, The Next Three Days. Scientology's proof of implied relationship? Google!

The rep added:

    "Did he reveal to you the relationship he was having with Nazanin Boniadi? We discovered this simply by Googling his name and hers. Here is our question: is it Paul Haggis who started a relationship with Boniadi while auditioning and casting his last film, The Next Three Days? What is the motivation here? Both Paul Haggis and Nazanin Boniadi are members of a small self-proclaimed 'posse' of anti-Scientology apostates founded by self-admitted liars and suborners of perjury," the rep adds. "This posse has been selling stories to the highest bidder for years . . . In recent weeks, they have exploited this high profile divorce in any way they can by spreading lies to draw attention to themselves so they an make money shilling their self-published books."

It seems the controversial religious organization will never crack and believes that denial is the best policy when it comes to protecting dirty little secrets.

http://perezhilton.com/2012-09-04-scientology-rep-denies-vanity-fair-and-paul-haggis-wife-hunt-allegations#.UEbH_ZZeK1w


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 06, 2012, 05:50:08 PM
             Scientology Allegedly Videotaped Tom Cruise During Personal Audit Sessions
By Vanity Fair


2:45 PM, September 5 2012


With actor Tom Cruise “highly prized” by Scientology, organization head David Miscavige reportedly wanted to ensure he was mated with a devout follower to guard against the actor’s “drift” away from the group. Consequently, according to Maureen Orth’s sources in “What Katie Didn’t Know,” Cruise—without his knowledge or consent—was secretly videotaped via hidden cameras disguised in a lamp and a piece of furniture during his “auditing sessions,” which are akin to recorded “confessions.” Those tapes—as well as written reports of what occurred during the sessions—were then personally delivered to Miscavige at his Gold Base headquarters in Hemet. And according to several of Orth’s sources, Miscavige made the contents of Cruise’s and other high-profile celebrities’ audits public while in social settings:

    “I know he did it with [the reports of] Lisa Marie Presley, back in ’95, when she was married to Michael Jackson, and I know he did it a number of times with Kirstie Alley. I saw and heard him,” Claire Headley[(who worked directly under Miscavige)] tells me. “He loved to dish about celebrities,” says Tom De Vocht, Miscavige’s former close aide, who went on to run Scientology’s large operation in Clearwater, Florida, where Scientologists from all over the world go to study. According to De Vocht, Miscavige—often joined by his wife, Shelly—would whip out a bottle of Macallan scotch at two, three in the morning in the Officers Lounge, play backgammon, and read the Cruise reports with a running commentary. “He’s probably got a lot of embarrassing material,” De Vocht says, adding that Miscavige’s comments were usually about Cruise’s sex life. “He would roll his eyes and say, ‘Jeez, can you believe it?’” All the while, Miscavige claimed to be Cruise’s best friend.

.....

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/09/scientology-videotaped-tom-cruise


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 06, 2012, 08:28:43 PM
                 Five More Jaw-Droppers From Vanity Fair's Story on Tom Cruise and Scientology

Wed., Sep. 5, 2012

Vanity Fair sure didn't play favorites with its October 2006 cover boy.

Six years after Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes introduced daughter Suri to the world on the cover of the society-probing magazine, Vanity Fair's latest issue features an exposé on the most controversial relationship in Cruise's life—the one he has with Scientology.

The mag had already let slip a huge shocker from Maureen Orth's story—that General Hospital and How I Met Your Mother beauty Nazanin Boniadi was being groomed to be Cruise's third wife before it obviously didn't work out. (For the record, the church denied the "preposterous allegations" in Orth's story and Cruise attorney Bert Fields called the article a "rehash of tired old lies.")

Five things about Nazanin Boniadi

But, no shocker here, the oozing-with-detail article had plenty more to reveal. Here are five more jaw-droppers from the cover story:

1. Nicole Kidman Was a Real Downer: Scientology considered Cruise's Catholic second wife a "Suppressive Person," one who could interfere with his spiritual well-being, and the same went for her psychologist father. Per the article, a church member who was monitoring Kidman's progress was made to sleep on the floor and perform manual labor as punishment for losing her grip on the actress. Their adopted kids, Connor and Bella, took a course on "S.P.'s" and rejected Kidman—and her movies!—after their parents divorced, according to an ex-member. (Cruise's first wife, Mimi Rogers, was a Scientologist, but an ex-member says that church chief David Miscavige played a role in the breakup of both marriages. Miscavige then served as Cruise's best man when he married Holmes.)

2. Penélope Cruz Stuck to Her Guns: The church dismissed Cruise's girlfriend (remember Cruise & Cruz?) as a "dilettante"—you know, an admirer of the arts, unlike Cruise...?—after the practicing Buddhist refused to get involved with Scientology.

Ex-Scientologist Paul Haggis stands by Vanity Fair's version of events
PlayTom Cruise isn’t the only actor in Hollywood holding girlfriend auditions. See what actor Seth Green’s been plotting all along.
PlayThe singer shows off her wild side in a studded leather dress. Also hear Britney dish on her relationship with fiance Jason Trawick.
PlayThe First Lady hits a fashion home run in a Tracy Reese dress at the Democratic National Convention. Get details on her stunning style.

3. Scientology Frowns on Threesomes: The gals who were up for the role of Mrs. Tom Cruise, including Boniadi, went through an extensive auditing process and were entreated to divulge the most intimate details of their sex lives. Apparently, no one who had ever engaged in a ménage à trois was welcome—and that left one lady out of the running! We can only wonder, however, if the adventurous soul happened to be Sofia Vergara or Scarlett Johansson, both namechecked as two early-stage candidates.

4. The Guy Behind Tom's Toys: John Brousseau, a former Scientologist internal security officer and Miscavige's ex-brother-in-law, said he was tasked with imposing cleanliness and order on Cruise's Beverly Hills estate after Cruz had moved out but some of her things were still there. Brousseau also says that he oversaw the maintenance of Cruise's homes in L.A. and Telluride, Colo., his $1 million trailer, a tricked-out limo, his 40-foot Blue Bird motor home with the "most kickass TV-and-stereo system in the world," a fleet of motorcycles, a Ford Excursion with a custom wood interior and a private airplane hangar. The former staffer also offered that Cruise and Holmes looked early on like "a picture-perfect couple who seemed genuinely happy."

Tom & Katie: Anatomy of a split

5. Tom Never Broke Up With Nazanin: Before it all went south, Cruise researched his potential bride's ideal date and, after taking her on a presumably private tour of the Empire State Building, treated her to sushi at Nobu and ice-skating at Rockefeller Center (which was closed down for the occasion, natch). They didn't spend the night together after their first date, but Cruise reportedly told her, "I've never felt this way before." That was October, though. By November 2004, Cruise wanted her to have a tooth filed down and her mother was being shut out of her life. The couple went to Telluride for New Year's, where Boniadi reportedly fell off a snow mobile and was denied pain medication. The following day, after insulting Miscavidge in Cruise's eyes, she was flown back to L.A. with members of Cruise's staff and it was further downhill from there. She was eventually asked to leave the actor's home and was never broken up with by the man himself.

http://au.eonline.com/news/343519/five-more-jaw-droppers-from-vanity-fair-s-story-on-tom-cruise-and-scientology


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 07, 2012, 08:05:24 AM
                            Tom Cruise Made Scientology Break Up With Nazanin Boniadi For Him!

Maureen Orth's Vanity Fair exposé on Scientology's hunt for Tom Cruise's third wife is nothing short of cray cray, but hold on to your hats because there is PLENTY more where that came from.

We heard all about how the Church was originally grooming actress Nazanin Boniadi for the role of a lifetime, which famously went to Katie Holmes after Boniadi pissed off both her A-list boyfriend and his BFF, David Miscavige. Now we've learned of a few MORE disturbing deets from the story that hits newsstands TODAY!

After a short, but intense courtship, the actor's relationship with Boniadi went way south, way fast. By January of 2005 she was asked to leave his home and move into the organization's Celebrity Centre, but get this…Cruise couldn't even break up with her himself!

A Scientology official had to break the news to her and informed the poor girl that her man could not be disturbed!

When she asked for an explanation, the official reportedly informed her that their prince “wants someone with her own power—like Nicole." The bearer of bad news allegedly explained the situation like this:

    “Naz, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.”

No wonder she "had a total and complete breakdown" after the split! Tom Cruise not only dumped her in the worst and most selfish way possible, but she was then sent down to a Scientology center in Florida that treated her like some kind of slave.

The Church is in full blown denial of these events, but there are just so many disturbing details pouring out from ex-members and other sources that it's hard NOT to believe. And there's still A LOT more to be revealed…so stay tuned, folks!

http://perezhilton.com/2012-09-06-tom-cruise-scientology-nazanin-boniadi-vanity-fair

Scientology Screened 'At Least Two Dozen Women' For Tom Cruise, Set Him Up With Another Beautiful Actress!

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/09/scientology-girlfriend-tom-cruise-yolanda-pecoraro


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 07, 2012, 11:23:27 AM
Read The Letter The Church Of Scientology Sent To Vanity Fair For Its Tom Cruise Article

Ashley Lutz   | Sep. 6, 2012,

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-church-of-scientologys-rebuttal-to-vanity-fair-for-tom-cruise-article-2012-9#ixzz25jd83x5M

                                     Dozens of women screened for Cruise


               http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/7631928/Dozens-of-women-screened-for-Cruise



Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 08, 2012, 04:26:16 PM
Tom Cruise Dumped By Penélope Cruz Because Scientology Was 'Third Wheel In Their Relationship'

It sounds like the Church of Scientology has done more harm than good in Tom Cruise's life.

Not only has David Miscavige allegedly recorded and mocked the actor's secrete confessions — without his consent — but the religion scared off Penélope Cruz too!

Following his divorce with Nicole Kidman, Cruise fell deeply in love with his Vanilla Sky co-star and dated her for three years.

He was hoping she'd become his third wife, but after the seksi actress began to feel like Scientology "was the third wheel in their relationship," she delivered a crushing blow by dumping him. A source close to the situation explained:

    "Tom had absolutely planned on proposing to Penelope, and they had openly discussed marriage during the three years they were dating. Tom was head over heels in love with Penelope and could see them spending the rest of their lives together, and she felt the same way. However, Penelope pulled the plug on the relationship because she felt that the Church of Scientology was the third wheel in their relationship."

Even though the religion got in the way of their happiness, Penélope doesn't have anything against it. In fact, she even "admired Tom's dedication to it" at one point, as the source continued:

    "Penelope doesn't have anything against the Church, but it just wasn't her thing. She admired Tom's dedication to it, but it wasn't her cup of tea and wasn't something she wanted to give her life up for."

The Mission: Impossible star's rep says "it's ridiculously false" that his religion got in the way of his romance with Cruz, but after reading Vanity Fair's controversial cover story, it's hard NOT to believe that at least some of this stuff has to be true.

Eight years since their split, Cruz is happily married and shares a child with Javier Bardem, while the other Cruise is not happily married but shares an adorable child with Katie Holmes.

http://perezhilton.com/2012-09-07-tom-cruise-dumped-by-penelope-cruz-over-scientology#.UErIkpZeK1w


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 12, 2012, 07:52:48 AM
                Fears For Tom Cruise As Star Apears To Be Working Himself Sick

Tom Cruise has left fans speculating about his health by appearing worryingly thin after his split from wife Katie Holmes.

Usually every bit the action star, his thin look is made all the more puzzling by the fact that he is currently filming action sci-fi thriller 'All You Need Is Kill', and as such the star should be in peak condition for his role as a soldier who takes on an alien invasion before discovering he's in a 'Groundhog Day' situation.

The filming is taking place in Watford at Warner Bros. huge Leavesden complex, and the 'Jerry Maguire' actor has been seen in London during a break, attending the Globe theatre but not looking himself.

Fears For Tom Cruise As Star Apears To Be Working Himself SickFears For Tom Cruise As Star Apears To Be Working Himself Sick

Cruise was showing signs of weight loss two weeks ago when watching son Connor DJ, he now appears even thinner (Photo: WENN.com)

Fellow star Matthew McConaughey has also shed the pounds in a similar way, but his weight loss is due to playing an AIDS victim in an upcoming movie, and if anything Tom's is more drastic and without any explanation.

Although he still has the muscles of the man who became an action legend in 'Mission Impossible', gone is the healthy bulk, replaced by a gaunt look that means the actor just doesn't look like the ageless star he was in the past.

And it appears friends and family are also fretting about the actor's work load, urging him to stop and take a break from work, with one insider telling Grazia last month: "Tom's friends and family have urged him to take a break, but he has brushed off their concern.

"He is refusing to slow down and is trying to soldier on. He doesn't seem to be himself. He hasn't been working out like he normally does and doesn't appear to be eating well at all. His clothes just hang off him."

Even at the best of times Tom is known as a notoriously hard worker, telling us at the premiere of previous film 'Rock of Ages' that while others partied he was grafting, "I had a different existence, I was on movie sets, you know studying film so that whole world was different, but I went to the concerts and I'd seen them [the bands featured in Rock Of Ages] play live, but it was a different experience. I was getting my head down studying movies."

Yet his punishing schedule appears to be taking its toll, as it seems that not even Tom Cruise is superhuman.

PHOTOS: Did Scientology cause Tom's split with Penelope Cruz?
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Lamar Odom ‘Begging’ Khloe Kardashian To Stop Filming Baby Problems
Fears For Tom Cruise As Star Apears To Be Working Himself Sick

http://uk.omg.yahoo.com/news/fears-tom-cruise-star-apears-working-sick-114219553.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 14, 2012, 07:38:17 AM
'I Catered Tom Cruise's Wedding And Didn't Get Paid'

Sinar Parman joined the Church of Scientology in 1978 and worked as a personal chef to founder L. Ron Hubbard, his successor David Miscavige, and — on the days he visited Scientology's HQ — Tom Cruise.

Parman says he became so close to Miscavige and Cruise that he was selected to cater Cruise's wedding reception. Parman claims he wasn't paid a fee for the meal and was stiffed on his expenses, he tells Business Insider.

The incident was "one of the last straws" for Parman, who says he then quit the church and fled its California compound with his wife.

His escape from the religion didn't last long — he claims the church's security personnel chased him down and persuaded him to re-enter life inside the secretive church. He remained inside Scientology for 20 more years before becoming disillusioned enough to leave permanently.

Here's Parman's story, told in his own words, which we've edited lightly for brevity and clarity.

Note: We left two messages requesting comment from the Church of Scientology, but have yet to hear back.

I was born in Indonesia but I left there when I was 7 and when to school in the U.S. I went to high school in Los Angeles and then UCLA. I did a chef apprenticeship in Los Angeles because I didn't know what I wanted to do, but everybody needs to eat!

At the same time I got into Scientology. I paid for a lot of courses at the mission and a lot of auditing. I had maybe paid for 400 hours of auditing [a type of counseling]. It was only $50 an hour. I felt like I had a lot of gains. So I changed my career; I wanted to be on staff in Scientology place.



L. Ron Hubbard
I was on staff at the Los Angeles Org starting in 1977. I was approached by some recruiters and was asked if I wanted to cook for L. Ron Hubbard at La Quinta.

There were security procedures, certainly. You're not supposed to talk to reporters. If there are any people with subpoenas, you're taught how to handle it. There were also rattlesnakes at that time, so we were told how to kill rattlesnakes. In 1977 there was an FBI raid in Los Angeles, so this was 1978. It was basically a secret base. We all had to use fake names.

I was shown around and I met Hubbard outside the kitchen of his house, which was called Rifle. He was bigger than his pictures. He had big mutton chop sideburns and a cowboy hat and dark sunglasses you could see it was him but he was bigger than life. I was in awe. I was a little bit shy. He said hello. I was like wow, I was starstruck. But he was fine. After that I started cooking for him. At that time he was on a fish diet. It was rough. In Palm Springs, Indio, there was nothing around. There was no fresh fish it was all frozen.

  Continued on Page 2

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/chef-sinar-parman-slams-tom-cruise-2012-9#ixzz26NdlqJe0


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 18, 2012, 11:16:37 PM
Tom Cruise Vanity Fair Story: Church of Scientology Calls Magazine "Bigoted"

by Josh Grossberg Mon., Sep. 17, 2012

The Church of Scientology has posted online an eight-page letter its lawyers sent to Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter on Aug. 16 vehemently denying the allegations contained in its October cover story in which the magazine claimed that church officials had organized secret auditions to find a wife for Tom Cruise in 2004 before he met Katie Holmes.

The missive launched a full-scale attack on the article's writer, special correspondent Maureen Orth, accusing her report of being filled with "shoddy journalism, religious bigotry and potential legal liability." It also asserted Vanity Fair's staff and contributors lacked journalistic integrity by relying on "demonstrably false" insinuations about Scientology leader David Miscavige, particularly the notion that the latter is somehow a "kind of third wheel" in the Top Gun actor's relationships and marriage, while purposely ignoring magazine employees who knew the church leader personally.

Read the full letter here...
http://au.eonline.com/static/news/pdf/VanityFairLetter2.pdf

"If rabid anti-Scientologist/anti-David Miscavige apostates long ago kicked out of the Church are considered 'sources' of information, then certainly a respected and objective Vanity Fair employee with no axe to grind and who has seen Mr. Miscavige at Church convocations and celebrations year after year in the present time is a far better source of information," wrote attorney Jeffrey Riffer.

The letter added that Orth's inquiries into the religious organization, especially its auditing practices, are "blatantly bigoted."

"Ms. Orth shows no sensitivity to Scientology's religious beliefs as she apparently hasn't a clue what those beliefs are," continued the letter, adding that the "very tenor of Ms. Orth's questions concerning such matters, on the order of 'By the way, do you take sugar in your coffee?' evidences her total ignorance and lack of respect for the beliefs of Scientologists."

Five more jaw-droppers from Vanity Fair's story on Tom Cruise and Scientology

The legal eagle went on to add that the magazine research relied on a "rogues' gallery of unreliable 'sources'" and amounted to nothing more than "tabloid gossip."

A publicist for the magazine told E! News that the letter by Riffer was written during the time Orth was writing the article, not in response to the story. Vanity Fair previously told CNN, "we absolutely stand by Maureen Orth's story."

Cruise's attorney, Bert Fields, has also blasted Vanity Fair's piece. While Oscar-winning writer-director, Paul Haggis, who renounced the church several years ago in a highly public split and is now considered an "apostate," stuck up for Nazanin Boniadi, the ex-Scientologist who is reported to have gone through the church's audition process before briefly dating Cruise.

http://au.eonline.com/news/346561/tom-cruise-vanity-fair-story-church-of-scientology-calls-magazine-quot-bigoted-quot?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-movienews&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_movienews


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 19, 2012, 08:25:58 AM
 Former Scientology Chief Says Church ‘Tried to Stop’ Cult Film ‘The Master’; Labels Legal Letter to ‘Vanity Fair’ Over Controversial Tom Cruise Article ‘Hot Air’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Submitted by Celebrity News Wire on September 18, 2012

The highest ranking defector of the Church of Scientology has labeled the organization’s scathing eight-page letter to Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter as nothing more than “hot air.”

Mike Rinder – the Church of Scientology’s one-time chief spokesman and executive director of the Office of Special Affairs — said Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise and the actor’s close friend David Miscavige, the leader of the controversial organization, “have lost all credibility” in the wake of the sensational magazine report that claimed the organization embarked on a secret project to find the actor a girlfriend following his 2001 divorce from actress Nicole Kidman.

“The cease and desist letter to Vanity Fair was hot air. Period. Miscavige and Tom Cruise know they cannot sue as they could never be cross-examined under oath,” Rinder, who left the church in 2007, told Celebuzz.

In the rebuttal letter, revealed on Monday, the Church rejected editor Carter’s controversial October cover story claiming Cruise, 50, auditioned actress Nazanin Boniadi as his wife.

Jeffrey K. Riffer of the law firm Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP accused the magazine of “shoddy journalism.”

“If rabid anti-Scientologist/anti-David Miscavige apostates long ago kicked out of the Church are considered ‘sources’ of information, then certainly a respected and objective Vanity Fair employee with no axe to grind and who has seen Mr. Miscavige at Church convocations and celebrations year after year in the present time is a far better source of information,” the attorney wrote.......

http://www.americansuperstarmag.com/celebrity-news/former-scientology-chief-says-church-%25E2%2580%2598tried-to-stop%25E2%2580%2599-cult-film-%25E2%2580%2598the-master%25E2%2580%2599-labels-le


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 20, 2012, 07:16:05 AM
                Tom Cruise Publicist: He Never Forced His Religion on Katie Holmes
By Richard Horgan on September 19, 2012 10:45 AM

As part of their evaluation of how fallout from the scandalous Vanity Fair October cover story might affect the way Tom Cruise promotes his next movie (Jack Reacher), THR reporters Daniel Miller and Kim Masters share a couple of interesting official denials of the magazine’s Nazanin Boniadi claims.

The first comes from attorney Bert Fields, who says that if someone were foolish enough to believe Maureen Orth’s article, “even she [the reporter] doesn’t claim that Tom knew what she claims the church was doing.” The other is delivered by Cruise’s 42West publicist Amanda Lundberg (pictured). She says the VF piece was nothing but “lies designed to sell magazines” and then adds this bucket of cold water:

    Lundberg denies that Cruise ever forced his religion on Holmes. “He has a right to believe what he wants to believe,” says Lundberg. “Do I think fans care about it? No. Do I think he owes anybody an explanation? No. He has a job to do, and he does it better than anybody. He has nothing to apologize for.”

Tony Ortega (outgoing Village Voice EIC) and Marty Rathbun (former top-level Scientologist) have both blogged about the impact of Scientology on Cruise-Holmes. But Lundberg is having none of it.

        http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlla/tom-cruise-jack-reacher-bert-fields-amanda-lundberg-scientology-katie-holmes_b71939

  Tom Cruise Abandons Suri Cruise For Scientology

http://celebbabylaundry.com/2012/09/tom-cruise-abandons-suri-cruise-for-scientology/

                   How Tom Cruise Plans to Fight Scientology Backlash

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tom-cruise-scientology-jack-reacher-katie-holmes-371459


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 27, 2012, 07:28:50 AM
                                Is Tom Cruise Pulling Back From Scientology? Shocking New Report Surfaces

Could Scientology's most famous ambassador be parting ways with the church?

A shocking report in the new issue of Star magazine, which hits newsstands Friday, details recent twists in Tom Cruise's life that's spurred speculation the Days of Thunder star might be inching away from the controversial institution he's become synonymous with.

“Tom hasn’t admitted that he’s definitely leaving Scientology for good,” an insider says of the new developments. “But he’s distanced himself from those in the church and has been hanging out with good friends who aren’t part of the religion.”

PHOTOS: Katie Holmes Steps Out Without Wedding Ring

Sources say an introspective Tom, 50, is weighing the damage his affiliation with the controversial church has done in his relationships with ex-wives Katie Holmes and Nicole Kidman, as well as ex-girlfriend Penélope Cruz.

“Tom’s been leaning on friends who have different perspectives, getting advice on moving on from Katie as well as on everything he’s been going through with Scientology,” the insider said. “He’s finally seeing that being such an advocate for Scientology hasn’t served him as well as he’d hoped -- he’s gone through three divorces, and his public perception has sunk to an all-time low.”

PHOTOS: The Many Homes Of Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes

And if that didn't provide enough food for thought, the Mission: Impossible star is pondering what impact his devotion to the cause might have in his relationship with his only biological child, Suri, who Katie holds primary custody of. Tom has shown to be a very devoted father to Suri in the past, setting up some difficult decisions to make if the church drives a wedge between he and his daughter in the future.

For more on these shocking developments, check out the new issue of Star magazine, on newsstands Friday.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/09/tom-cruise-scientology-star-magazine-katie-holmes-suri

         MAG: Tom Cruise May Leave Scientology

http://www.gossipcop.com/tom-cruise-leaving-scientology-quitting-religion-katie-holmes-divorce/

      http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2012/tom-cruise-quits-scientology-0926/

                                  PEREZ HILTON
               
http://perezhilton.com/2012-09-26-tom-cruise-considers-leaving-scientology-menu-divorce-loneliness-suri#.UGPoalGcR70


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 28, 2012, 08:02:39 AM
                 Tom Cruise reportedly "leaving Scientology for good" according to new reports

 Apparently Tom has had enough and is looking to extricate himself from the community.

The actor has been involved with the religion for decades.

Tom has recently divorced from ex-wife Katie Holmes, whom he shares six-year-old daughter Suri with, and his beliefs have come under public fire.

“Tom hasn’t admitted that he’s definitely leaving Scientology for good,” source told Star magazine.

“But he’s distanced himself from those in the church and has been hanging out with good friends who aren’t part of the religion.”

Tom has had failed marriages with Katie, Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman and also experienced a high-profile split from ex-girlfriend Penélope Cruz.

The thespian evidently attributes his relationship breakdowns to his affiliation with Scientology.

“Tom’s been leaning on friends who have different perspectives, getting advice on moving on from Katie as well as on everything he’s been going through with Scientology,” the source said.

“He’s finally seeing that being such an advocate for Scientology hasn’t served him as well as he’d hoped -- he’s gone through three divorces, and his public perception has sunk to an all-time low.”

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/independent-woman/celebrity-news-gossip/tom-cruise-reportedly-leaving-scientology-for-good-according-to-new-reports-3242504.html#ixzz27hb4cpUG


                      SEPTEMBER 27, 2012

                                  Tom Cruise may be easing up on the Scientology

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/juice/content/tom-cruise-may-be-easing-scientology


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on October 02, 2012, 08:37:09 AM
                                Tom Cruise: Scientology Gives Him Special Treatment

TOM Cruise is getting special treatment from Scientology.

According to RadarOnline, church insiders are reeling that Cruise is still allowed to have contact with his daughter Suri following his divorce from Katie Holmes — because the six-year-old is no longer involved in the church.

“They have already bent the rules for Tom,” the former president of the celebrity center, Nancy Many, told Radar.

“If Tom was any other Scientologist, including lesser celebrities, he would not be allowed to continue seeing and maintaining communication with Katie or Suri, because they are no longer in Scientology.

“So far, because of who he is, Cruise has spent time with Suri, which has already upset the parents and children of existing Scientologists who can’t talk to their loved ones. If he is supposed to be a Scientologist, why don’t the rules for every other member apply to him?

“When every other person that I have known of leaves Scientology, which Katie did without speaking of it directly, they are instantly shunned.

“By rejoining a Catholic Church right afterwards, she made a very public statement of rejection.”

http://www.showbizspy.com/article/252481/tom-cruise-scientology-gives-him-special-treatment.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on October 03, 2012, 04:29:27 PM
                  Tom Cruise tells hotel: Kick out your guests so I can have dinner on my own
Exclusive
By RYAN PARRY and GRAEME CULLIFORD
Published: 06th September 2012
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TOM Cruise insisted that a hotel chuck out all of its guests — so that he could dine there without being bothered.

The Mission: Impossible actor, 50, made the demand when he tried to book an executive suite at the ten-room boutique venue.

But it was rejected by the “outraged” manager. A source said: “Who does Mr Cruise think he is?

“The hotel was full. It would have been unfair to other guests.”

The superstar — holidaying in the Adriatic to get over his divorce from Katie Holmes — still tucked into his meal.

He got the restaurant of the five-star Forza Mare hotel in Dobrun, Montenegro, to deliver a seafood banquet to the luxury yacht he turned up in on Sunday.

Cruise, with two bodyguards after flying from London on his weekend break, set sail again in his yacht Lady S next day. He later boarded a private jet out of the country.

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/4523060/Tom-Cruise-tells-hotel-Kick-out-your-guests.html#ixzz28Ctljjsm


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on October 22, 2012, 07:21:39 AM

                                The National Enquirer says Tom Cruise is having a mid-life crisis

    Tom Cruise
    October 21, 2012

http://www.examiner.com/article/the-national-enquirer-says-tom-cruise-is-having-a-mid-life-crisis


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on October 27, 2012, 06:31:03 PM
                         Rumor: Tom Cruise Gives Scientology "Black Eye" by Missing Fundraiser


By Gossip Cop, Fri, October 26, 2012

“Is Tom Cruise, Scientology’s most high-profile emissary, ready to cut ties with the controversial religion that appears to be driving a wedge between him and his 6-year-old daughter, Suri?” asks In Touch.

The magazine, picking up on discredited rumors while also completely contradictingits own story from just two weeks ago, interprets Cruise’s absence from a recent Scientology fundraiser as a “powerful statement” against the faith, and an indication he might be leaving it.

“Tom not being there is a public black eye” for Scientology, explains an In Touch source.

The tabloid explains that if Cruise stays with the church, he’s expected to “shun” Katie Holmes in the wake of their divorce.

“Complete separation from his daughter is inescapable,” claims a so-called “expert” for the magazine.

Except… that’s absolutely NOT true.

In fact, Cruise just sued for $50 million over similarly false claims that he’d “abandoned” Suri.

The tabs are obsessed with the notion that he is being forced to choose between his daughter and Scientology, and the allegations continue to be totally wrong.

Cruise did not “snub” Scientology by missing one event, despite what In Touch might believe.

A rep for Cruise tells Gossip Cop the mag’s speculation is “all false.”

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/entertainment/mag-tom-cruise-gives-scientology-black-eye-missing-fundraiser


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on October 27, 2012, 06:35:07 PM
                                     RADAR ONLINE

Tom Cruise Sued For $34 Million, Accused Of Being 'On The Prowl' & 'Likely Impregnating Octo-Mom'

An outrageous lawsuit was filed against Tom Cruise earlier this summer in which a man is seeking nearly $34 million in damages and custody of the actor's daughter, Suri Cruise, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

Filed in Delaware on July 5, 2012, under the Whistleblower Protection Act, Slim Shady Holmes (you can see where this is going…) alleges that Suri is being "brainwashed" into Scientology, that he witnessed Tom "dancing in his underwear with John Travolta" and claims that Tom is "on the prowl" and will likely "impregnate the Octo-Mom next."

EXCLUSIVE DOCUMENTS: See The Lawsuit Filed Against Tom Cruise For $34

The complaint is riddled with spelling and grammar errors and name-drops numerous famous people including Katie Holmes, Matt Damon, Jeff Gordon, George Zimmerman, Posh Spice (Victoria Beckham), Keith Urban, Jackie Chan and Saddam Hussein.

"Tom Cruise got a tatoo [sic] of Kat Von D on his inner thigh," the document reads. "Cruise would indoctornate [sic] Suri Cruise with repeats of Dawson Creek… Tom Cruise pretended he was the last samurai, attacked me, killer clowns from outter [sic] space, and the milky way candy bar company, and mr. goodbar was a witness."

The documents were mailed from an address in New York City belonging to a Korean barbecue restaurant that we're guessing Slim Shady frequently eats at.

PHOTOS: Hollywood Stars Who Are Scientologists

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/10/tom-cruise-sued-34-million-outrageous-lawsuit-custody-suri


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on October 28, 2012, 06:38:58 PM
                            Tom Cruise has still got faith - and a mega-medal to prove it

By Mail On Sunday Diary

PUBLISHED:  27 October 2012

 


Tom Cruise was guest of honour at a lavish Scientology event in West  Sussex – quashing rumours that he had left the controversial sect.

About 2,500 guests paid up to £2,000 each to be in the company of the  Hollywood star who had reportedly been distancing himself from Scientology since his shock divorce in June from actress wife Katie Holmes, 33.

Cruise, 50, broke off from shooting his new movie, All You Need Is Kill, to attend the 28th Anniversary Patrons Ball for the International Association of Scientologists on October 20 at the church’s UK headquarters at Saint Hill Manor near Gatwick.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2224212/MoS-DIARY-Tom-Cruise-got-faith--mega-medal-prove-it.html#ixzz2AZbHVG1d
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Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on October 29, 2012, 12:09:38 PM

Tom Cruise made allegiance to Church of Scientology clear; wears medal proudly

    Tom Cruise
    October 28, 2012

The 28th Anniversary Patrons Ball for the International Association of Scientologists held at Saint Hill Manor in West Sussex, drew 2500 guests. According to Sunday news the event cost £2,000 per person. Tom Cruise attended wearing a medal of valor previously awarded him to Cruise by The Church of Scientology.

An insider told the Daily Mail: "Tom was with a girl with cropped black hair who was wearing a red velvet dress. He was seated at a table of 12 in a special VIP area. Many guests approached him to shake his hand at the end of the meal.

Daily Mal and Radar Online both commented on how Tom appeared to put at rest the rumors that he is ready to leave Scientology as he navigates his personal life.
Tom Cruise puts reports like this video report to rest.
Video: Tom Cruise May Leave Scientology For Katie Holme

    "He looked at home and stood up to sing along to the Scientology anthem at the end before leaving a little earlier than everyone else. Tom seemed delighted that there were so many well-wishers," said the insider. "It was his first major public appearance at a church event since his divorce and it seemed pretty clear that he hasn’t left the religion."

Thursday news reports indicated that there were 20 protesters voicing their views about Scientology with signs and megaphones.

Earlier in the year we reported that Tom and the Church of Scientology were seemingly at a crossroad. Last week Pop Trigger did a video report that Tom was ready to leave Scientology. His personal life in crisis due to his divorce from Katie Holmes, and reports that church members were angry because he did not shun Suri - seem to be settled out now, according to Radar Online.

We do agree with Radar, it appears that Cruise is letting the world know that he is still a Scientologist. Attending the event would not have spoken the message as clearly as attending wearing his Freedom Medal of Valor award. The award is of significant size, measuring about four inches across, and was created just for Cruise. The medal spoke volumes to the fans that are listening.

http://www.examiner.com/article/tom-cruise-made-allegiance-to-church-of-scientology-clear-wears-medal-proudly


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 04, 2012, 06:27:12 PM
                TOM CRUISE IS FACING COURT CULT QUIZ

TOP Gun star Tom Cruise is to be quizzed in court about life as a Scientologist in a legal battle with two American magazines, writes Mike Parker.

The actor has filed a £31million lawsuit against In Touch and Life & Style over claims he has “abandoned” daughter Suri, six, since his divorce from Katie Holmes in July.


Part of their settlement means that Suri cannot be raised under Scientology guidelines and should be free to choose her own religion when she is old enough.


Last night a senior source at a sister magazine, owned by German publishing giant Bauer, revealed that 50-year-old Cruise will be “vigorously cross-examined” in court.


The source said: “He will be asked about how his two adopted children with his second wife Nicole Kidman were home tutored by Scientology members.


“And he is also going to be asked whether he intended the same for Suri and whether she was taken away by her mother specifically because of that.”


Unless the civil action is settled privately it will be heard early in the New Year at Los Angeles Superior Court.


Cruise says all claims of neglect are “ridiculous”.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/280555/Tom-Cruise-is-facing-court-cult-quiz/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 13, 2012, 10:35:05 PM
                          the Daily Mail apologise to Mr Miscavige and Mr Cruise.

    In common with other publishers, we published an article on 14 October 2012 which repeated allegations that Tom Cruise had been cooling his close friendship with Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, that Mr Cruise may have become disillusioned with the Church and that Mr Miscavige had purchased an aircraft hanger for him. We now accept that the allegations are not correct and apologise to Mr Miscavige and Mr Cruise.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/article-2231771/Clarifications--corrections.html#ixzz2C1C2ZUBF
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Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 15, 2012, 05:55:16 AM

                                  Nicole Kidman Speaks About Tom Cruise Marriage

Nicole Kidman hardly ever speaks out about her past marriage with Tom Cruise, but find out what she’s now spilling about one of Hollywood’s once-revered unions.

Kidman was “smitten” for Cruise when she met him, and admits the couple ended up in their own little bubble after becoming dependent on each other. Tom’s Scientology beliefs were a huge problem too. Sounds like he needs to find a wife who’s a Scientologist next instead of hoping any other person will put up with his weird religion!

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/entertainment/nicole-kidman-gives-rare-interview-tom-cruise-marriage-video


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 25, 2012, 08:23:47 PM
              Tom Cruise chooses Thanksgiving with Suri over Scientology bookathon (Video)

http://www.examiner.com/article/tom-cruise-news-suri-chosen-over-major-scientology-bookathon


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 29, 2012, 06:59:40 AM
                       Tom Cruise Decides To Give Up Scientology for Daughter Suri Cruise

BY Cate Meighan on November 28, 2012

                                In Touch magazine

http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2012/tom-cruise-decides-to-give-up-scientology-for-daughter-suri-cruise/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 11, 2012, 12:19:46 PM
 Tom Cruise Scientology Allegations: Alleged Auditioned Girlfriend Speaks Out Against Church & Famous Ex In Rap Song

Posted: 12/10/2012

Tom Cruise's ex-girlfriend, Nazanin Boniadi is speaking out against the Church of
Scientology in the form of a rap song which name checks some of the most famous faces in the organization.

Gawker posted a video shot by former Village Voice editor and veteran Scientology watchdog Tony Ortega, featuring an anti-Scientology rap by Los Angeles-based Italian producer Titziano Lugli.

Boniadi, the actress and former Scientologist that Vanity Fair's Maureen Orth alleged was auditioned by the church to be Cruise's girlfriend back in late 2004, participated in the rap -- which is the first time she's spoke out against the church.

Boniadi was not quoted in Orth's article, and reps for Cruise denied that the actress ever auditioned to be his significant other, so her participation in the song is the first proof of her disenchantment with the church.

In the song she raps:

"This ain't no road to freedom / It's a blind alley, like Kirstie Alley / Travolta, and Cruise, but we ain't no fools."

It's significant that Boniadi name checks Scientology's three famous members, including Cruise. According to Ortega, Lugli had written more lines for her that spoke directly to the way she'd allegedly been treated by Cruise, but she said she'd rather sing another song that she'd written -- a ballad about her "'faith' being betrayed by someone who was going to be visited by 'demons.'"

Orth alleged in her Vanity Fair article that after Boniadi was dismissed by Cruise, she finally broke down in tears to a "friend" about her ordeal with the actor. She was allegedly punished by Scientology officials, who made her scrub toilets with a toothbrush, clean bathroom tiles with acid and dig ditches in the middle of the night. She was later sent out to hawk Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s "Dianetics" on street corners.

Click over to Gawker to listen to the rap...   
http://gawker.com/5967150/tom-cruises-ex+girlfriend-and-other-former-scientologists-lash-out-in-never+before+heard-anti+scientology-rap?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&utm_source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/tom-cruises-ex-girlfriend-nazanin-boniadi-speaks-out-scientology-rap-song_n_2272626.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 13, 2012, 07:03:02 AM
Tom Cruise Had Prospective Staffers Undergo Rigorous Testing At Scientology Celebrity Center, Says Source

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/12/tom-cruise-prospective-employees-scientology-center-tests-says-source


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 27, 2012, 04:50:37 PM
                  Inside Tom Cruise's Date Night With a 26-Year-Old

In touch magazine...

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?29802-Inside-Tom-Cruise-s-Date-Night-With-a-26-Year-Old


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 28, 2012, 06:12:17 AM
                    Tom Cruise Demands Massive Security For Videotaped Deposition In Wiretapping Case

Tom Cruise is embroiled in a scandalous wiretapping lawsuit, and RadarOnline.com has exclusively obtained the court papers that show the extreme measures he has employed to ensure the security of his videotaped deposition.

Cruise, 50, and his lawyer Bert Fields were sued for $5 million by magazine editor Michael Davis Sapir in 2009 for allegedly using private investigator Anthony Pellicano to illegally wire tap Sapir.

PHOTOS: Hollywood Stars Who Are Scientologists

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Cruise sat for a three hour videotaped deposition on December 18, 2012, but he insisted that the taped interview be conducted and held under tight security so that the contents of his testimony are never released to the public......

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/12/tom-cruise-videotape-wiretape-lawsuit-security


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on January 10, 2013, 06:44:13 AM
                Scientology's Seduction of Tom Cruise, Role in Nicole Kidman Split Detailed

Seven page article...   The Hollywood reporter

Wow !!!

THR's exclusive excerpt from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lawrence Wright 's new book reveals how the church came between Cruise and Kidman, leader David Miscavige's intense courtship of the star, Bill Clinton's advice to the actor on how to lobby Tony Blair, and how Cruise once told Miscavige, "If f--ing Arnold can be governor, I could be President."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/how-scientology-seduced-tom-cruise-409686


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on January 10, 2013, 06:02:49 PM
                      Tom Cruise in plea to Tony Blair on cult’s tax

TOM Cruise wanted Tony Blair’s help to make the Scientology cult a tax-deductible charity, according to a new book.

It claims he asked former US President Bill Clinton to use his friendship with former PM Mr Blair to help the cult get a greater foothold in the UK.

But the star was told he would be better off contacting his wife Cherie who would “understand the details”.

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief claims nothing came of the talks.

In 1999, an application for charity status in England was rejected as it had no “public benefit”.

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/4735803/Tom-Cruise-wanted-tax-break-from-Tony-Blair-for-Scientology.html#ixzz2HY9EzDNF


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on January 11, 2013, 06:47:51 AM
Church of Scientology denies extraordinary claims that Nicole Kidman was a 'gold digger who faked conversion when she married Tom Cruise'

    New book titled Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief
    Written by Lawrence Wright who won Pulitzer Prize winner for 9/11 book
    Author makes string of allegations about Scientology and Tom Cruise
    Focuses on Cruise's relationships with Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes

By Sara Nathan

PUBLISHED: 17:32 GMT, 10 January 2013

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2259714/Church-Scientology-denies-claims-new-book-Lawrence-Wright.html#ixzz2HbFtnr00



Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on February 05, 2013, 05:58:57 AM
                  Tom Cruise: Scientology and I can help you, Britney Spears

Tom Cruise reaches out to Britney

Read more at http://www.nowmagazine.co.uk/celebrity-news/542015/tom-cruise-scientology-and-i-can-help-you-britney-spears1#J9q5L1QDPpf6sbyI.99


http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2013/tom-cruise-recruiting-britney-spears-scientology-0204/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on February 16, 2013, 07:44:05 AM
      Tom Cruise's Tabloid Lawsuit: Publisher Demands Details About Actor's Relationship With Suri Cruise


Tom Cruise's $50 million lawsuit against Bauer Media Group is going to get nasty, and Suri Cruise is right in the middle of all of it.

In October, the 50-year-old actor filed a defamation lawsuit against the publisher of Life & Style and In Touch magazines, over a story that suggested the actor had abandoned his 6-year-old daughter Suri, since his divorce from actress Katie Holmes. Cruise's attorney, Bert Fields, called the story a "vicious lie," adding, "Tom is a caring father who dearly loves Suri. She's a vital part of his life and always will be. To say it in lurid headlines with a tearful picture of Suri is reprehensible."

Bauer Media has stood by its story, claiming the reporting was "substantially true," and they plan to fight the libel suit by proving there were no false statements made.

In court documents filed on Feb. 14, lawyers for Bauer are requesting a laundry list of information about Cruise's relationship with his daughter.

Bauer's lawyers have requested a complete rundown of Cruise's schedule; the extent to which he was in contact with Suri after his separation and divorce from Holmes; the expectations for Cruise's contact and visitation schedule with Suri and the terms of the divorce agreement; his history of separation from Suri since her birth; Suri Cruise’s mental and emotional state following her parents’ separation and divorce.

Lawyers have also requested information about the role Cruise's membership in the Church of Scientology may have played in his decisions regarding his visitation and communication with Suri, as well as the history of all the lawsuits the actor has filed over the years.

The extensive discovery process is poised to possibly expose personal information the actor doesn't want made public, and lawyers for Cruise shot back with an equally lengthy list of discovery demands for Bauer Media about its policies and practices with regard to publishing stories about the actor, his family and the Church of Scientology.

In documents filed on Thursday, Cruise's legal team has requested that Bauer release the identities of the magazine's sources and disclose its policies and practices for obtaining information, paying sources and verifying the credibility of said sources.

Cruise's lawyers have also requested that the media company detail its "history of bigotry and hatred toward minority religious groups and their members," which The Hollywood Reporter notes is likely in reference to a recent report from The Wrap, which claims the German publisher hold assets, including at least one magazine appealing to neo-Nazis, and is involved in distributing Nazi-themed porn movies.

A briefing is scheduled for Feb. 28 for both sides to plan addition hearings pertaining to requests.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/15/tom-cruise-tabloid-lawsuit_n_2691391.html

                Tabloid Being Sued by Tom Cruise Wants Intel About His Daughter’s ‘Mental State’

http://starcrush.com/life-style-tom-cruise-lawsuit/



Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on February 19, 2013, 06:38:58 AM
                  Tom Cruise’s lawsuit against tabloid could explode in his face

 Feb 18, 2013                             The Windsor Star

Tom Cruise’s $50-million lawsuit against a U.S. tabloid that said he abandoned daughter Suri after the end of his marriage is turning into a bitter, no-holds- barred battle.

NBC News notes that one reason celebrities seldom take on the tabloids is because they’re “subjected to the discovery process.” In other words, what may come out in court can be far worse than the original libel.

Cruise filed the lawsuit against the Bauer Media Group — publisher of Life & Style — over an article that suggested the Jack Reacher star had abandoned Suri.

The litigation was nasty in the pretrial phase. Now it’s gotten worse.

This week, both sides outlined what they are seeking in discovery and it is extensive.

Bauer Media, represented by lawyer Alonzo Wickers, unleashed the following wish list, NBC reported:

— The extent to which Cruise was in contact with Suri after his separation and divorce from actress Katie Holmes.

— The expectations for Cruise’s contact and visitation schedule with Suri and the terms of the divorce agreement.

— And a big one: The role that Cruise’s membership in the Church of Scientology played in his decisions regarding his visitation and communication with Suri.

— Suri’s mental and emotional state after the separation and divorce.

* Cruise’s claim and long history of litigation of when he’s felt slighted by the media.

But Cruise’s longtime lawyer, and Hollywood’s go-to libel man, Bert Fields, said: “Tom doesn’t go around suing people. He’s not a litigious guy. But when these sleaze peddlers try to make money with disgusting lies about his relationship with his child, you bet he’s going to sue.”

Bauer also wants to depose Aaron Moss, another of Cruise’s lawyers. He is resisting.

For his part, Cruise is seeking:

— The identity of the magazine’s sources and all communications with those sources.

— Bauer’s policies and practices with respect to obtaining information, paying for sources, verifying the credibility of sources with whom the writers and editors may not have spoken to.

— Bauer’s practice of publishing stories about Cruise.

— Bauer’s alleged history of bigotry and hatred toward minority religious groups and their members.

The document obtained by NBC said Bauer will attempt to exert journalistic shield privileges to protect the identity of its sources.

The “bigotry” reference alludes to the German-owned company’s alleged antipathy to Scientology. It also could pertain to a recent report suggesting the publisher holds assets appealing to neo-Nazis.

Of course, if the matter isn’t settled by next fall, it’s possible the world will have the curtain pulled back on the operations of the tabloid — and the personal life of Tom Cruise.

http://www.windsorstar.com/entertainment/Cruise%2Blawsuit%2Bagainst%2Btabloid%2Bcould%2Bexplode%2Bface/7979735/story.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 06, 2013, 07:51:50 PM
                                Tom Cruise tabloid lawsuit moves to private mediation



LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - If you were hoping to watch Tom Cruise's legal battle against "In Touch" and "Life & Style" publishers Bauer Publishing Company play out in public, you're out of luck.

Cruise's lawsuit against Bauer has been moved to private mediation, according to papers filed in U.S. District Court in Central California on Friday.

The move was expected; a motion filed last month indicated that the case would move to private mediation if the suit wasn't settled 45 days prior to the final pretrial conference. And judging from comments issued by Cruise's attorney Bert Fields since the suit was filed, the "Top Gun" actor doesn't seem to be much in a settling mood on this one.

Cruise filed his $50 million defamation lawsuit against Bauer in October, claiming that Life & Style and In Touch said he had abandoned his daughter, Suri, following his split from wife Katie Holmes.

Fields has adamantly denied the tabloids' reports, calling them "a disgusting, vicious lie." He's also characterized Bauer as "serial defamers."

Bauer has countered that its claims about Cruise are "substantially true."

As reported last month by TheWrap, Cruise's legal team said that it expected to seek discovery relating to Bauer's alleged "history of bigotry and hatred toward minority religious groups and their members" - presumably, in reference to Cruise's membership in the Church of Scientology.

Attorneys for Bauer said that they would likely seek discovery for the "role, if any, that Plaintiff's membership in the Church of Scientology played in his decisions regarding his visitation and communications with Suri Cruise after his separation and divorce."

http://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/tom-cruise-tabloid-lawsuit-moves-private-mediation-013820629.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 06, 2013, 07:59:33 PM
                                     The Story behind the Tom Cruise Video Leak

    If you are completely uninterested in Old Guard history and drama then skip to the bottom for the tl:dr.

    I’m writing this account of the leak of The Tom Cruise Video to set the historical record straight. I’ve leaked lots of stuff but this one needs to be accurately reported on because this leak was a huge turning point in the
    anti Scientology community and our efforts to expose the cult....

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?24610-The-Story-behind-the-Tom-Cruise-Video-Leak&highlight=cruise+video


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 19, 2013, 04:21:22 PM
                            Tom Cruise, Bert Fields Win Dismissal of Pellicano Wiretapping Suit



Tom Cruise and attorney Bert Fields have won a summary judgment dismissing a lawsuit filed by former Bold magazine editor Michael Davis Sapir, who claimed Cruise and Fields had hired private investigator Anthony Pellicano to wiretap him.

In a hearing at the Central Civil West courtroom in Los Angeles, Judge Elihu M. Berle ruled that the statue of limitations had expired on Sapir's claim.

The statue of limitations argument was one of four grounds on which the defendants' lawyers had argued for dismissal – but defendants' attorney Brian A. Sun of the Jones Day law firm told TheWrap that Berle dismissed the case on those grounds alone and didn't consider the other arguments.

In 2001, Sapir offered a $500,000 reward to anyone who could produce video evidence that Cruise was gay. When he issued a subsequent press release claiming to have obtained such a video, Cruise filed a $100 million defamation suit. That case was settled in November 2001, with Sapir publishing a retraction, saying it was someone else in the video.

Sapir later claimed that at the time the 2001 suit was ongoing, he was investigated by Pellicano at the behest of Cruise and Fields. He charged that his phone was wiretapped by the controversial Hollywood investigator, who is currently serving time in a Texas prison on racketeering and wiretapping convictions.

But Sapir did not file his $5 million lawsuit against Cruise and Fields until December 2009, well after the statue of limitations in the California Code of Civil Procedure had expired.

The defendants' lawyers also argued that Cruise, Fields and the Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP law firm, also a defendant in the case, did not hire Pellicano to work on the Sapir case; that Sapir had no evidence that Pellicano had tapped his phone; and that in the 2001 settlement Sapir agreed not to make any further claims against Cruise and Fields.

Those arguments, according to Sun, are now moot, unless Sapir appeals and wins.

http://za.omg.yahoo.com/news/tom-cruise-bert-fields-win-dismissal-pellicano-wiretapping-221812731.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 04, 2013, 07:43:43 AM
                          Scientology opponents plan protest at Cruise premiere

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Anti-Scientology campaigners are urging Tom Cruise to speak out against the organisation as he visits Dublin today for the European premiere of his latest film.

Campaigners are planning a protest at the premiere of the movie 'Oblivion', which screens at 6pm this evening at the Savoy cinema.

Ex-Scientologist Pete Griffiths says the Hollywood star is the public face of Scientology, and he needs to come clean on how destructive it is.

He claims the church is fraudulent and abusive.

"The sad thing is that scientologists are told not to read what critics have to say about them, so he's in a bit of a bind," Mr Griffiths said.

"Plus the fact that he's also very, very famous - that makes for a very difficult situation for him and I can totally appreciate the bind he might find himself in."

http://www.carlow-nationalist.ie/2013/04/03/scientology-opponents-plan-protest-at-cruise-premiere/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 10, 2013, 08:28:39 AM
                         Tom Cruise Finally Discusses Katie Holmes, Divorce


By ICYDK, Tue, April 09, 2013

Tom Cruise has opened up about his divorce from Katie Holmes for the first time, admitting, “I did not expect that.”

The actor is speaking publicly about his divorce last year. “Life is a challenge. You are 50 and you think you have everything in order and suddenly it hits you, that’s what life is all about.”

Katie Holmes, 34, left Tom just five days shy of his 50th birthday. He now says it gave him “an incredible amount of time to reflect” as he celebrated his 50th.

    The former couple entered negotiations almost straight away and last month a settlement was agreed with Katie being given primary custody of their six-year-old daughter, Suri, and Tom getting extensive visitation rights.

    Neither couple have ever given a reason for the split but rumours persist Holmes was unhappy with the control the religion Scientology had over the family.

    Speaking to German TV Cruise said getting stuck into work helped him get over the heartbreaking split.

    ‘Life is like a tragic comedy, you need a sense of humor,’ said Cruise.

    The pair married in a lavish ceremony in Italy in November 2006 after meeting in April 2005.

    Daughter Suri was born in April 2006 and played a star role in their nuptials.

    The star – who was previously married to Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two children, Isabella, 19, and 17-year-old Connor.

I recently read Amy Scobee’s book “Abuse at the Top,” which is about Scientology. It is SCARY this “religion.” I can’t imagine why anyone would even think about being a part of it. It’s a really interesting read, if you are wanting to learn more about the scary things that happen behind the doors....

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/entertainment/tom-cruise-opens-about-his-divorce-katie-holmes-first-time-i-didn-t-expect


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 13, 2013, 07:47:20 AM
                      Olga Kurylenko: Tom Cruise’s Next Scientology Bride? (PHOTOS)

Tom Cruise is currently promoting his next big blockbuster ‘Oblivion’, and his co-star in the film is Olga Kurylenko, former Bond girl and soon to be Tommy’s next Scientology bride. At least, if Tommy and his minions have their way.

According to a new report from OK! Magazine, sparks have been flying between Olga and Tom, so much so that Tom is considering making her his next robot bride. Ok, that part wasn’t actually in the report, but you can bet that it’s true.

OK! reports that insiders at the Moscow premiere of the film saw Olga and Tom being giggly and flirty, and claim, “Watching them on the red carpet, it’s clear she really suits him. Tom and Olga got on like old friends from day one.” This source also added, “There’s genuine chemistry there. Tom’s ready to date and she’s his ideal woman.” Tom is apparently trying to take it slow because of Olga’s purported relationship with Danny Huston, with the source adding, “Tom’s trying to be respectful, but there’s enormous speculation from the Oblivion promo tour that something’s up.”

So there’s two sides to this story. On the most obvious, non gossipy version, Olga has indeed been dating Danny Huston for more than two years, although they have their ups and down like any other couple. And of course, everyone know what’s up with our dear Tommy after he get left by Katie Holmes last year – you know, when she pulled a fast one over him and got the heck out there using burner phones and secret underground escape routes [ok, so we're exaggerating a little]? So now, of course Tommy’s looking for his next Robo bride. Scientology’s Golden boy can’t be without a bride – no, it simply won’t do, especially with several big budget movies coming out in the next few years. For Oblivion, he got lucky that Olga was scheduled to do press with him – but is there any truth to the flirting rumors?

Here’s how I look at it – Tom’s under pressure to find a new bride, and one that’ll be easily integrated into the Scientology world. Olga seems like a good fit, and there’s no questioning that she fits the beauty ideals. However, she does seem to be an independent woman with her own mind and her own life, and she has a boyfriend. So this ‘flirting’ that the insider supposedly saw is probably dear Tommy trying his hardest to seem heterosexual, with Olga trying her best not to freak out at his crazy eyes. Any bets on whether Tom decides to try to move on to his other Oblivion co-star, Andrea Riseborough once it becomes clear that Olga’s not interested? Tom’s team have already tried to make this happen with Julianne Hough, so it’s only a matter of time before they find their next target.

Los Angeles premiere of ‘Oblivion’ at Dolby Theatre on April 10, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2013/tom-cruise-girlfriend-olga-kurylenko-dating-couple-scientology-bride-0412/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 13, 2013, 11:11:52 PM
                                  Tom Cruise Bans Scientology Haters From Oblivion Premiere


Tom Cruise is what we would call a rabid Scientologist. If you’re not a couch jumping follower of L. Ron Hubbard, then he basically wants nothing to do with you. What he does want, however, is your money. Spend that hard-earned paycheck on his movies at the theater and watch his already fat bank account get fatter.

If you happen to be a media outlet who’s rather large and has talked smack about his controversial religion, then you are not welcomed at his movie premieres. So says TMZ:

    Banned from the red carpet this week — US Weekly, Life & Style, In Touch and The Hollywood Reporter.

    Cruise is particularly pissed at THR, which has written more than 20 unflattering Scientology stories in less than a year. As for the tabs, he’s upset that they’ve been snarking at Suri.

Apparently, Tom’s special kind of crazy has been long-running in his ancestry — or so he thinks! This guy is actually convinced that his Irish ancestors were special and one was actually what was referred to as a “famine hero”.

Read all about that craziness at our pals’ site Bohomoth. Seriously, this is the kind of crazy that you just can’t make up.

http://earsucker.com/2013/tom-cruise-bans-scientology-haters-from-oblivion-premiere/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 14, 2013, 07:54:04 AM
                Tom Cruise and Isabella Cruise Battle As Her Fiance Eddie Frencher Quits Scientology Cult

When Katie Holmes decided to pull the plug on her marriage with control freak, Tom Cruise he praised two people for helping him get through one of the roughest times in his life, his kids Connor Cruise, 18, and Isabella Cruise, 20. Both have stayed loyal to their father, even going so far as to shun their adoptive mother, Nicole Kidman, when she and Tom split back in 2001.



Isabella had been very loyal to Scientology and has been dating Eddie Frencher for years with the full expectation of marriage eventually. Eddie was until recently a member of Sea Org, part of Scientology’s Clerical Order. He left the organization with minimal notice and on the outside looking in, Sea Org is the ultimate freedom killing, life commitment to the cult. Eddie must have experienced some pretty horrific stuff to decide to abruptly leave and that decision is likely causing conflict and crisis for Isabella.

Leaving Scientology usually means that other loyalists will choose to shun you and so Isabella is likely caught between the two men that she loves most. According to the April 22nd print edition of In Touch, she is already showing signs of separating herself from Tom’s church of choice and it’s not sitting well with him. He has raised Isabella to understand that she’s expected to be a stellar example in the church so to see her falter will certainly lead to the actor being pressured to take some sort of action.

Will Tom decide to shun Isabella as he did her mother years ago? Will there be more permanent dissension in the Cruise family? Will Isabella ultimately choose Eddie over her father? Would it surprise you if Scientology took another relationship from Tom? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2013/tom-cruise-isabella-fight-battle-fiance-eddie-frencher-quits-scientology-sea-org-0413/

                   Tom Cruise Recruits Lindsay Lohan For Scientology Rehab

Tom Cruise is once again trying to get us to believe Scientology is the answer to all the ills of the world. Hollywood Hiccups is reporting Tom has reached out to Lindsay Lohan, and he wants her to join his cult.

Tom got in touch with Lindsay through his son, Connor Cruise. Connor exchanged numbers with LiLo while they were working in Brazil, and he passed it on to Tom. The Scientology Wizard has been the cult’s biggest and most famous cheerleader. I’m not sure if Tom is really interested in helping Lindsay. He may be using her as a pawn to spread more propaganda for the science fiction, alien based organization.

Tom and fellow Scientologist Kirstie Alley have both said the cult helped them overcome things that were detrimental to them living a full life. Tom used Scientology to overcome Dyslexia. Kirstie Alley was able to kick a drug habit through the organizations programs. However, I’m not sure Tom can help Lindsay. She is still in denial that she is in a lot of hot water and her behavior is unacceptable. Every chance Lindsay gets to redeem herself she blows. Lindsay’s last hope for showing her talent and proving she can be a real professional was appearing on her guardian angel Charlie Sheen’s show Anger Management. Lindsay discredited her critics the first day of shooting. But day two Lindsay was up to her old tricks.

On March 26th Lindsay posted on her Facebook page a picture of her dressing room door and wrote on her wall “Day 2, going great! Can’t wait for you to see this! #angermanagement ♥ “

I think Lindsay was excited to be on the show but her narcissism got in the way once again. If Lindsay isn’t ready or interested in getting help Tom will be wasting his time trying to help her. The only way LiLo will turn her life around is if everyone around her stops pitying her. She has had more than enough chances to prove her critics wrong. When Lindsay is alone and has only herself to depend on she will start to see she was wrong and will really want to get her life back on track.

Lindsay Lohan at the ‘Scary Movie V’ Los Angeles premiere at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on April 11, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2013/tom-cruise-recruits-lindsay-lohan-scientology-rehab-0413/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 15, 2013, 08:40:51 AM
                                             Isabella Cruise to quit Church of Scientology

THE adopted daughter of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise is reportedly on the verge of leaving the Church of Scientology after her boyfriend's recent defection from the controversial religion.

Isabella Cruise - who continued practising Scientology after Kidman and Cruise split in 2000 (which is long believed to have driven a wedge between her and her mother) - is said to be following the path of boyfriend Eddie Frencher, who has left the organisation's highest order, known as Sea Org, and was supposedly shunned by members for doing so. According to US site Celeb Dirty Laundry, Isabella hopes to marry Frencher.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/cruise-to-quit-church-of-scientology/story-fncynkc6-1226620303840


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 15, 2013, 08:59:19 AM
                             Tom Cruise Gets Crackin’ With Jimmy Fallon

photo

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/04/tom-cruise-cracks-egg-on-his-head-late-night-jimmy-fallon-video/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 19, 2013, 01:38:03 PM
                  MOVIE REVIEW: Tom Cruise’s latest sci-fi flick is cheesy, boring

 It’s easy to understand why Tom Cruise was so intent on sinking into “Oblivion.” After all, it’s exactly the sort of cheesy, awkward sci-fi junk his savior L. Ron Hubbard (“Battlefield Earth”) used to crank out before he ventured into the lucrative field of cult religion. And junk is what “Oblivion” is all about.

Resembling a dumbed-down “WALL-E,” the flick, directed by the visually gifted, but narratively inelegant Joseph Kosinski, is a smorgasbord of futuristic clichés served up with minimal appeal.

Set in 2077, 60 years after the requisite apocalypse, “Oblivion” centers around Cruise’s Jack Reacher, oops, I mean Jack Harper (Who says Cruise doesn’t know Jack?), a guy you could love only if he were the last man on Earth. And guess what, he IS the last man on Earth. And soon, once he completes his mission of pulling the shades down on our tapped-out planet, he and his lovely lover in the sky, Vika (the amazing Andrea Riseborough from the Madonna-directed stinker “W.E.”), will be joining what’s left of the other earthlings on the Saturn moon Titan.

Being that this is a movie about one man saving mankind from heavily armed alien invaders, don’t count on Jack becoming a Moonie. He has some serious heroics to tend to, beginning with stumbling upon the hibernating body (and, oh, what a body) of his long-lost wife, Julia (the impossibly gorgeous Olga Kurylenko). My, how opportune, especially when Jack has been experiencing so many flashbacks of late to the days before aliens seized Earth and stripped it of all its people and resources. Could this be the epiphany that will turn the drone-like Jack into the fierce fighter the ex-Marine used to be? Well, duh. And who says a diminutive Scientologist can’t whip a universe full of killer bonbon-shaped drones?

Certainly not Kosinski, who puts his David-like star through some pretty grueling paces while vanquishing all the foreigners hating on America, err, I mean Earth. But it’s not nearly as exhausting as watching him do it, accompanied only by a monotonous, ear-splitting score by M83 that sounds more like an M-80 exploding inside your head. It’s so loud you can barely hear the obligatory alien assault weapons blasting away in the background.

Well, at least some one was having a blast. I know I wasn’t. I was bored silly, and a little bit saddened to see Oscar-winners Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo joining forces to waste their superior talents on an inferior movie so soon after their despicable “Olympus Has Fallen.”

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Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 26, 2013, 07:46:07 AM
                                   Tom Cruise struggles to remember his best movie quotes

You may be able to rattle off every line from "Jerry Maguire," but that doesn't mean Tom Cruise can.

While promoting his film "Oblivion" on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" Wednesday night, the movie star was asked to quote lines from his biggest blockbusters. Unfortunately, Cruise had trouble with two of the five films.

"Uh, 'You had me at "hello,"'" he said for 1996's "Jerry Maguire," a line that you may remember actually belonged to his co-star Renee Zellweger. With a little prompting from actress Emily Blunt, Cruise quickly corrected his answer to "You complete me."

See also: Russell Brand: Tom Cruise had no interest in converting me to Scientology

When Leno asked for a "Rain Man" quote, the 50-year-old actor hesitated with the 1988 classic to the point that Blunt took pity on him.

"Help him out!" she yelled at the audience. ("I'm an excellent driver," an audience member shouted out.)

Cruise had no problem with one of his earliest films, 1983's "Risky Business" ("Sometimes you gotta say 'What the f---'"), though he did worry about swearing.

"We can't say that on television, can we?" he asked Blunt. She assured him they would bleep it out.

VIDEO

http://ca.omg.yahoo.com/blogs/the-juice-celeb-news/tom-cruise-struggles-remember-best-movie-quotes-154657032.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 28, 2013, 08:40:45 AM
                   Lost In Translation: Bizarre Video Shows Tom Cruise Making Dumplings (Sorta)

http://laist.com/2013/04/26/tom_cruise_being_weird_again_making.php


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 08, 2013, 08:31:56 AM
                              Tom Cruise confirmed for Mission: Impossible 5

Actor returns for fifth Mission after success of Ghost Protocol – reportedly with Jack Reacher's Christopher McQuarrie in tow


  Tom Cruise has officially signed on to star in a fifth Mission: Impossible film following the spectacular success of Brad Bird's Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol last year.

    The fourth instalment in the long-running spy saga achieved positive critical notices and pulled in almost $700m across the globe, the highest sum for a film starring Cruise. Now Deadline reports that Christopher McQuarrie, the screenwriter-turned-director who worked with the world's most famous scientologist on his recent film Jack Reacher, is likely to step in for part five.

Cruise will once again play daredevil special agent Ethan Hunt, who is charged with a variety of assignments by the shadowy Impossible Missions Force. Few other details are known about the new film, such as whether sidekicks Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Simon Pegg are likely to have another outing after the success of Ghost Protocol.

Deadline also reports that a sequel to this year's Jack Reacher, the big-screen adaptation of Lee Child's popular series of books that controversially starred Cruise in the title role, is in the works. McQuarrie's film took $216m worldwide and attracted mainly decent reviews. Further future projects for the action icon include a Guy Ritchie-directed take on 60s spy show The Man from UNCLE, in which Cruise will star as Napoleon Solo.

   http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/may/07/tom-cruise-mission-impossible-5


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 26, 2013, 09:55:41 AM
                       Tom Cruise Won't Star In 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' After All

Posted: 05/24/2013

Perhaps it's time to cry uncle? According to Deadline.com, Tom Cruise won't star in the Warner Bros. reboot of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." because of scheduling conflicts with "Mission: Impossible 5." Cruise was first attached to "U.N.C.L.E." back in March.

Cruise becomes just the latest high profile star to flirt with "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." before leaving it by the wayside. The project, an adaptation of the cult television series that ran from 1964 through 1968, was first set up in November of 2010 as a Steven Soderbergh film with George Clooney in the starring role. That didn't last long, unfortunately, as Clooney was forced to exit the film in August of 2010 after suffering a back injury. Soderbergh searched far and wide for a replacement -- names tossed around included Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender -- before leaving himself in November of 2011. Warner Bros. replaced Soderbergh with Guy Ritchie just one month later.

In addition to Cruise, "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." also stars Armie Hammer. Deadline.com notes that the "Social Network" star is still attached to the film.

For more on Cruise's exit and why he couldn't do both "U.N.C.L.E." and "Mission: Impossible," head to Deadline.com.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/24/tom-cruise-man-from-uncle_n_3332875.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 27, 2013, 08:36:39 AM
          Isabella Cruise Abandons Tom Cruise and Reconnects with Nicole Kidman — Scientology Crisis?

I wonder if Tom Cruise and his Scientology finally pushed his daughter Isabella Cruise away. We recently told you about her musician boyfriend, Eddie Frencher, stepping away from the controlling cult and how it was going to put Isabella in an awkward position. Her father was likely going to follow the rules and shun Eddie, leaving Isabella stuck in the middle. If she was made to choose sides then it’s very clear that she chose her boyfriend and that path has led her back to adoptive mother, Nicole Kidman.

According to the June 3rd print edition of GLOBE, Isabella has been spending quality time with Nicole and her step sisters and she’s also been going to the studio with Keith Urban. This is a huge development for the family, as Isabella has shunned Nicole for years because Scientology directed her to cut her unbelieving mother from her life. She’s now rebuilding that relationship and loving her time with Keith. He gave her a guitar and also is anxious to work on a project with Eddie.

Tom must really be losing it. Think about it — last year he lost control over Katie Holmes and watched as his youngest daughter Suri was led by the hand away from the practices that he insists on. Now Isabella has also gone over to the other side and seemingly has turned her back on what he values most. Tom only has his son Connor left to try to control and my gut tells me that won’t last for very long.

Do you think Tom is upset to see his family ultimately betraying the religion that he has shoved down their throats? Will he be on the outs with everyone eventually? Do you think he cares or is it just a matter of doing what’s expected of him? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2013/isabella-cruise-abandons-tom-cruise-and-reconnects-with-nicole-kidman-scientology-crsis-0526/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 18, 2013, 08:44:38 AM
                                      This is massive BREAKING NEWS -- TOM CRUSIE PEDOPHILE ALLEGATIONS

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?32103-This-is-massive-BREAKING-NEWS-TOM-CRUSIE-PEDOPHILE-ALLEGATIONS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hiSBYsK1iMk


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 18, 2013, 11:38:40 PM
Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible: Ex-Scientology Executive Reveals How Church Tried To Convert His Former Lover Penelope Cruz

Posted on Jun 18, 2013                             RADAR ON LINE

The man who helped the Church of Scientology create its’ iron grip on Tom Cruise has detailed how Cruise’s Vanilla Sky co-star, and ex-girlfriend, Penelope Cruz was audited by Scientology during the pair’s three-year relationship.

Mark “Marty” Rathbun, who was Inspector General of the Church, spoke out in a new documentary that aired in Britain on Monday night titled Scientologists at War, detailing how Church leader David Miscavige had him personally work on a hush-hush project in the ’90s — to help the Hollywood mega-star.

PHOTOS: Hollywood Stars Who Are Scientologists

The former high-ranking church member revealed how the controversial religious organization showered its’ poster child Cruise with their services and staff to help him overcome his divorce from Nicole Kidman, and subsequent introduction to Cruz.

“Cruise started making some noises about getting some help [from the Church of Scientology, and] Miscavige had me drop me everything,” Rathbun told the Channel 4 expose, which provided a rare insider view of the controversial religion from those who have renounced their membership.

According to Rathbun, Cruise “became number one priority” and he soon found himself catering to the Top Gun star’s every emotional need — providing the best Scientology could offer.

“I helped him on his divorce from Nicole and then I was auditing him and I was helping him get Penelope auditing,” recounted the former top lieutenant. “I was helping him in all aspects of his life.”

PHOTOS: Bella Cruise’s Vacation Album

Scientologists claim the process of auditing clears negative influences in order to heighten spiritual awareness and access untapped potential.

Everything was designed to obligate Cruise to the Church and its’ head honcho Miscavige, who would later be the actor’s best man at his wedding to Katie Holmes.

“Once Miscaviage was able to hobnob with Cruise again, he was done with me,” Rathbun said.

“He [Miscaviage] actually tried to denigrate me a little bit in Tom’s eyes. I was his biggest opinion leader having salvaged his marriage, his kids, his family life — even his career. It was crazy. Miscavige had to try and undermine me in front of Cruise.”

From Thetans to Xenu! Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Scientology

Cruise and Cruz, once consider Hollywood’s most influential power couple, split in 2004 after three years together. He later remarried while the Spanish actress, 39, is now pregnant for a second time and married to Javier Bardem.

In an eyebrow-raising 2012 Vanity Fair expose, investigative journalist Maureen Orth reported that the reason for the Cruise-Cruz split was because the Oscar-winning actress would not give up her Buddhist beliefs and adapt to the Church of Scientology.

Miscavige, Orth reported, referred to Cruz as “dilettante” when he discovered she wouldn’t quit her religion.

According to the Church, Rathbun is “an anti-Scientologist, desperate and delusional.”

PHOTOS: Isabella And Connor Cruise Take Their Convertible For A Spin

It was said he was “expelled from the Church for violating Scripture” and has “a history of malfeasance.”

But his claims about Cruise’s leading a life in a gilded cage are consistent with other ex-Scientologists.

Amy Scobee, a former high-ranking Church executive who fulfilled various management positions — including at the Celebrity Centre sector — during 27 years in the Church, previously detailed how she and other influential staffers were assembled to establish Cruise’s seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom $35 million home with Kidman and their children, Isabella and Connor, in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

It was finished with the best staff Scientology dollars could engage, she said.

PHOTOS: Life After Scientology For Jenna Miscavige-Hill

“It was a confidential project that I was not allowed to discuss with any other staff member… it was being run directly by Miscavige and his wife,” Scobee — who “blew” the organization (Scientology speak for an unauthorized departure) in 2005 — previously told this author.

“To that effect, it was a privilege: an honor to set him and Nicole up. But the clear goal was to ensure that he was set up with Scientologists only around him. Now that I am out of the Church, I have discovered that it is against the law, because the Church was using members to give him special favors. Members working for him, directly. Putting together his sound theater, cooking, various work.”

As a result of the extravagance bestowed upon him, Scobee said Cruise turned over multiple facets of his life to the Church — including, according to Rathbun, his private confessions.

“I audited a number of intensives of confessionals on Tom Cruise from July through November 2001,” Rathbun, who left the Church in 2004 and is now an independent Scientologist, wrote on his popular blog three years ago. “By order of Miscavige, many of those sessions were secretly recorded by a well-concealed video camera and voice recorder system built into the VIP auditing room at Celebrity Center International.”

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/06/tom-cruise-penelope-cruz-church-scientology-documentary/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 19, 2013, 08:53:54 AM
                           Tom 'tried to convert Penelope' to Scientology

Tom Cruise allegedly tried to convert Penelope Cruz to Scientology, according to a new documentary.

The 'Mission: Impossible' actor is said to have enlisted the help of Church leader David Miscavige in the early 2000s to help him convince his then-girlfriend and 'Vanilla Sky' co-star to allegedly drop her Buddhist beliefs and convert to his religion.

Mark 'Marty' Rathbun, who used to be Inspector General of the Church, spoke out in a new documentary called 'Scientologists at War' on Britain's Channel 4, telling how top Scientologists were tasked with pandering to Tom's every need - including helping him recruit Penelope for auditing, which is the cleansing of negative influences in order to heighten spiritual awareness and access untapped potential.

Marty said: "Cruise started making some noises about getting some help [from the Church of Scientology, and] Miscavige had me drop me everything.

"I helped him on his divorce from Nicole and then I was auditing him and I was helping him get Penelope auditing. I was helping him in all aspects of his life."

The 50-year-old Hollywood superstar "became number one priority" for the Church, but Marty was left reeling when Miscavige - who was Tom's best man at his wedding to Katie Holmes - shunned him after all his efforts to help the A-list actor in the wake of his divorce from Nicole Kidman.

According to RadarOnline.com, Marty said: "Once Miscaviage was able to hobnob with Cruise again, he was done with me. He actually tried to denigrate me a little bit in Tom's eyes.

"I was his biggest opinion leader having salvaged his marriage, his kids, his family life - even his career. It was crazy. Miscavige had to try and undermine me in front of Cruise."

Tom and Penelope split in 2004 after three years together, with his Scientology beliefs later reported to be the main cause of their break-up.

Penelope is now married to Javier Bardem and the couple have a two-year-old son Leonardo and are expecting their second child.

Tom and Katie divorced in June 2012, after six years of marriage, and they have a seven-year-old daughter, Suri, together.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/entertainment/tom-tried-to-convert-penelope-to-scientology-597850.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 29, 2013, 08:37:27 AM
                  Cher Shares: Tom Cruise Was One Of My ‘Top Five’ Lovers [Video]

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/820667/cher-tom-cruise-top-five-lovers/#gpcWfDPykP5urrxA.99

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a494304/cher-tom-cruise-was-one-of-my-top-five-lovers.html

http://www.newnownext.com/cher-tom-cruise-dated-sex-interview/06/2013/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 01, 2013, 08:30:25 AM
                                  Tom Cruise Hires $50,000 Per Week Security For Suri

Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise reportedly spends $50,000 a week on bodyguards to protect his seven-year-old daughter Suri. According to Contactmusic, the Oblivion star was forced to hire high-class security to control the constant paparazzi who follow Suri and his ex-wife Katie Holmes.

While the 50-year-old superstar is always surrounded by two rings of plain clothed security agents, that number goes double for his daughter.

It's been a year since Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Cruise, but it was only recently that he opened up about it. Meanwhile, rumours have swirled that Holmes left Cruise because she didn't want their daughter to fall into the world of Scientology, the controversial church of which the actor is a devoted follower and benefactor.

"I didn't expect it," Cruise said about the end of his five-year marriage to the Dawson's Creek star. He later added that he "had an unbelievable amount of time to think about it" and then threw himself into his work.

He also stated that life is a challenge. "To be 50 and to have experiences and to think you have a grip on everything, and then it hits you -- this is it, what life can do to you," he told ProSieben.

 
"Life is a tragicomedy. You need to have a sense of humour," Cruise added.

After the apparent shock of his divorce wore off, Cruise seems to have become happier, according to Rock of Ages director Adam Shankman. The Hollywood film-maker told Us Weekly that Holmes is doing well too.

"They are incredibly happy," Shankman said about the former lovers. "I've just been emailing with [Tom]. He's coming back. He's shooting [his next movie, All You Need Is Kill] in London and seems as happy as a clam. I know he sees his daughter," he added.

The couple, known previously as TomKat, married in Italy in 2006. It was the first marriage for Holmes and the third marriage for Cruise, who was previously married to Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman.


http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/484783/20130630/tom-cruise-suri-katie-holmes-divorce-scientology.htm#


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 24, 2013, 05:55:12 AM
                                            Nicole Kidman Slams Tom Cruise Marriage, Declares She’s ‘Happy’ Now

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/08/nicole-kidman-tom-cruise-divorce-happy-now/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 27, 2013, 08:21:02 AM
                                  My Tom Cruise audition



  http://anetteiren.com/my-tom-cruise-audition/


 Also see Tony Ortega Thread...

http://tonyortega.org/2013/08/26/anette-iren-johansen-i-was-auditioned-to-be-tom-cruises-wife/

                                      Former Scientologist Claims to Have 'Auditioned' to Be Tom Cruise's Wife


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tom-cruise-scientologist-claims-have-614561

http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/85344/annals-of-scientology-tom-cruise-girlfriend-tryout-era-continues

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/i-also-auditioned-to-be-tom-cruises-wife-says-second-former-scientologist-8786726.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 08, 2013, 04:05:15 PM
                                       Cruise ‘holds wife auditions’
 
September 08, 2013
 


Tom Cruise is reportedly eager to avoid a “disastrous” love match.
The Hollywood star has been single since splitting from his ex-wife Katie Holmes last year. It seems he is eager to settle down and is looking for a new relationship. However, Tom is apparently choosy when it comes to love. According to British magazine Grazia, the 51-year-old actor is looking for someone who has been a member of the Church of Scientology for at least five years and is involved in the entertainment industry.


The lady also apparently has to be brainy and in her mid to late 30s.
“Tom needs to be strict about his criteria because he wants to avoid a disastrous match and he needs them to understand his hectic lifestyle and all that comes with it,” a source told the publication.
A dating service has reportedly been set up within the Church of Scientology to help Tom find the perfect partner.
So far it seems that one possible candidate has been found. She is described as an “unidentified actress” who is friends with Orange Is the New Black actress Laura Prepon. Tom was apparently introduced to the lucky lady at a recent gala event at the Scientology centre.
“Tom seemed impressed but he’s keen to see who else might be out there,” revealed an insider.
The star was recently linked to actress-and-model Jessica White, who is also a Scientologist.
Last month, former Scientologist Anette Iren Johansen claimed she had been “auditioned” to be Tom’s wife in 2005.

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/entertainment/08-Sep-2013/cruise-holds-wife-auditions


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on October 17, 2013, 11:42:12 AM
                                                      Cruise booed, Cranston cheered!!
                     

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1813238-dodgers-fans-boo-tom-cruise-go-crazy-for-bryan-cranston-at-nlcs-game-4


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on October 21, 2013, 07:32:58 AM
                                         
                                             Jerry O'Connell's parody of the Tom Cruise scientology video


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=L5Zv3X_Hlck


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on October 25, 2013, 01:30:57 PM
                              Tom Cruise’s ex was in tears over Scientology auditions

Marc Headley had just released his explosive book about the deepest, darkest secrets of Scientology, “Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology,” when he met actress Nazanin Boniadi on Feb. 19, 2010.
He was at a wedding party in LA with a group of other ex-Scientologists when a beautiful brunette approached him, wanting to know more about Chapter 28 of his book — the one that detailed the casting process of finding Scientology poster boy Tom Cruise a girlfriend....

http://nypost.com/2013/10/23/who-needs-tom-cruise-scientology-gal-speaks-out/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 07, 2013, 12:40:21 AM
             Tom Cruise Calls Suri Abandonment Stories "Disgusting," Says Daughter Doesn't Need Protection From Scientology

Tom Cruise said that he had no choice but to keep fighting.
In a sworn deposition he gave in his ongoing $50 million defamation case against publisher Bauer Media, the movie star used the word "disgusting" in reference to two stories printed in In Touch Weekly and Life & Style in July and October of 2012 that claimed that the actor had chosen Scientology over daughter Suri Cruise following his split from the child's mother, Katie Holmes.
"What I find most disturbing is that I have to sit here and look at this photograph of my daughter with ‘Abandoned by Daddy'—to me, that is what sticks out the most," Cruise said in his Sept. 9 deposition, referring to a print copy of one of the cover stories in question, according to court documents obtained by E! News.
PHOTOS: Tom Cruise: Movie star
"'He chose Scientology over Suri for good,'" he continued reading, per the U.S. District Court filing. "'Has he chosen Scientology over Suri for good?' ‘Abandoned by Daddy.' I mean come on, that is absolutely disgusting. That is absolutely disgusting. And I have to tell you, with everything—listen, I am a public person, I absolutely understand. For me there is—I tolerate a tremendous amount and I am very privileged to be able to have the life that I have and I believe that.
"But there is a line that I draw for myself and...and that's it. And I asked for an apology," Cruise declared. "I asked for a retraction. They denied it, wouldn't do it and then published that you know—this is the second one," he added, referring to the In Touch story.
Regarding why he insisted on filing suit, Cruise stated, per the transcript: "It's very simple. This is something that could have gotten handled easily. And I understand, listen, with the Internet...you know I have been doing this for 30 years. I've lived through the whole change and incarnation and there is a point where—and this is it for me. So that is how I feel about it."

Asked if he considered accusing Bauer Media of all sorts of nefarious doings to be a proper litigation tactic, he responded: "I don't know if it is a proper litigation tactic or not. The one thing that—all I wanted basically was for them not to print that I abandoned my daughter and that I chose my religion over my daughter, that's what I want."


"That is what I wanted," Cruise continued. "I wanted an apology. They didn't do it. And they did it again. Is that ethical?"
As for how things actually are between him and his 7-year-old daughter, Cruise wrote in a two-page statement included in the massive sheaf of court documents that, while shooting back-to-back films immediately following his and Holmes' divorce last year, he and Suri talked regularly and he got regular updates from her mom.
He did acknowledge actually seeing Suri only a few times between June 2012, when he and Holmes separated, and Thanksgiving of that year.
Cruise's longtime attorney Bert Fields told E! News as much back in February, shortly before the lawsuit was ordered into private mediation.


Bauer first fired back at Cruise's suit back in December 2012, stating that its magazines' stories were "substantially true," adding that their publications "do not assert verifiably false facts, and/or constitute rhetorical hyperbole or subjective statements of opinion."
Cruise further stated in his deposition that Holmes left Scientology following their split—and that he found the question of whether Holmes divorced him to protect Suri from Scientology "offensive."

The child is not practicing Scientology and "there is no need to protect my daughter from my religion," the actor said.
The next hearing pertaining to the case is scheduled for Nov. 26.

http://au.eonline.com/news/477924/tom-cruise-calls-suri-abandonment-stories-disgusting-says-daughter-doesn-t-need-protection-from-scientology?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 08, 2013, 08:40:25 PM
                         Tom Cruise: I didn’t see Suri for 110 days; Scientology made Katie Holmes flee

In a stunning Sept. 9 deposition, Cruise confessed that Holmes dumped him to spare their daughter, Suri, now 7, from the sect, and also admitted that he only saw his daughter 10 times between the middle of June and Thanksgiving. The admission was sparked by a $50 million lawsuit accusing Life & Style and In Touch magazines of defaming him in 2012 stories claiming he'd 'abandoned' Suri.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/tom-cruise-admits-katie-holmes-left-protect-suri-scientology-article-1.1510304#ixzz2k2dZNyHT

Tom Cruise FINALLY Admits Scientology Played A Role In Katie Holmes Divorce: ‘There Is No Need To Protect My Daughter From My Religion,’ He Fights Back In Angry Deposition

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/11/tom-cruise-katie-holmes-deposition-suri-scientology-bauer-lawsuit/
                                               


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 09, 2013, 07:31:20 AM
                Tom Cruise Explains Why He’s Taken 24-Hour Trips for Scientology and Not for Suri, in Leaked Deposition Papers

                                                Vanity Fair

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2013/11/tom-cruise-suri-deposition


                           Tom Cruise: Why I Didn't See Suri for 100 Days

                                                   People

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20753702,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 09, 2013, 04:49:15 PM
           Scientology VS. The Nazis! Tom Cruise & Lawyers Accuse Magazine Publisher Of Secret Ties To Nazism In Bitter Libel Lawsuit

Posted on Nov 7, 2013

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/11/tom-cruise-scientology-nazism-bauer-magazine-katie-holmes-suri-lawsuit/

http://www.canoncitydailyrecord.com/canoncity-sports/ci_24484384/tom-cruise-admits-scientology-helped-wreck-his-marriage

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/tom-cruise-admits-scientology-contributed-to-his-split-113110800791_1.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 09, 2013, 08:57:45 PM
                                              Tom Cruise has royally pissed off our veterans..

I have been posting on all the veteran's groups that I can think off.... Fox News, CNN & MSNBC are all over it...

Smurf

Tom Cruise: My work as an actor is as hard as fighting in Afghanistan

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/11/08/tom-cruise-my-work-as-actor-is-as-hard-as-fighting-in-afghanistan/?intcmp=features

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/cruise-compares-working-movie-set-serving-tour-afghanistan-report-article-1.1511177

http://perezhilton.com/2013-11-08-tom-cruise-acting-as-tough-fighting-afghanistan

http://www.inquisitr.com/1023664/tom-cruise-acting-is-as-hard-as-fighting-in-afghanistan/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 13, 2013, 06:46:20 AM
                                          Tom Cruise Used Intimidation Tactics To Squash Stories — Read The Threatening Letters To Journalists

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/11/tom-cruise-lawyers-intimidation-tactics/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 15, 2013, 06:42:25 AM
                    Tom Cruise's Scientologist sister Lee Ann De Vette 'to be deposed' in magazine legal battle

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2507197/Tom-Cruises-Scientologist-sister-Lee-Ann-De-Vette-deposed-magazine-legal-battle.html#ixzz2keAOvcoj


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 27, 2013, 07:13:05 AM
                                Tom Cruise 'on cloud nine' after date with fellow Scientologist Laura Prepon

26 NOVEMBER 2013

Tom Cruise was on "cloud nine" after a date with actress Laura Prepon, whom he has been friends with through Scientology.

PHOTO...  article..

http://www.independent.ie/woman/tom-cruise-on-cloud-nine-after-date-with-fellow-scientologist-laura-prepon-29786518.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 28, 2013, 07:01:39 AM
                                          Judge Tosses Tom Cruise’s Nazi Argument In $50M Libel Case Against Magazine Publisher
Posted on Nov 27, 2013

Tom Cruise‘s bid to connect his legal foe Bauer Media to Nazism and Hitler worship has failed, after a judge overseeing the star’s bitter defamation lawsuit ruled the publisher did not have to reveal whether it had any ties to alleged anti-semitism.

In a Los Angeles federal district court, Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian said Bauer’s potential Nazi sympathies were outside the scope of the case, The Wrap first reported.

As RadarOnline.com revealed, Cruise’s high-powered attorneys had been making the disturbing accusations for almost 12 month as part of their defamation lawsuit against In Touch and Life & Style magazines over cover stories which claimed the Oscar-nominee had “abandoned” his daughter, Suri, in the wake of his divorce form actress Katie Holmes....

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/11/judge-tosses-tom-cruises-nazi-argument-in-50m-libel-case/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 06, 2013, 07:44:28 AM
                            Tom Cruise’s $50 Million Lawsuit: Magazine Publisher Wants Him to Pay Their Legal Fees
Tom Cruise’s  legal troubles are getting worse. Emag.co.uk has learned that the magazine publisher he is suing for $50 million for libel and slander is fighting back – and asking the judge to order the actor to pay a portion of their legal fees.

Lawyers for Bauer Publishing are asking Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian to order Cruise to pay $35,000 in legal fees associated with his attempt to tie the company to alleged anti-Semitism in his lawsuit over the publisher’s claim that he “abandoned” his daughter, Suri Cruise in the wake of his divorce form actress Katie Holmes.

Cruise, a devout Scientologist, failed in his bid to connect Bauer to Nazism and Hitler worship, after the judge ruled the publisher did not have to reveal whether it had any ties to alleged anti-Semitism.

In a Los Angeles federal district court the judge said Bauer’s potential Nazi sympathies were outside the scope of the case and Bauer steadfastly denied having any Nazi ties or allegiances.

The judge had ordered Cruise to pay 50 percent of Bauer’s fees at the last hearing. According to new court documents obtained exclusively by Emag, “defendants’ litigation team billed a total of 165.2 hours on this motion….”

Cruise’s high-powered attorneys have been making the disturbing accusations for almost 12 month as part of their defamation lawsuit against In Touch and Life & Style magazines.

In one letter to Bauer’s legal counsel, Cruise’s lawyer wrote:

This relentless defaming of Mr. Cruise and his Church is less surprising now that we have discovered Bauer’s long and disgraceful record of religious hatred and bigotry. This appalling record goes back to the 30s and 40s, when Bauer Publishing was a fawning admirer of Hitler and the Nazis, publishing glamorous portraits of Der Führer … They also published vicious caricatures  of Jews that were so popular in Germany at the time. Bauer’s conduct didn’t stop with the war’s end.

Bert Fields continued, “Since then, it has distributed neo-Nazi magazines, as well as Nazi-themed pornography and has engaged in anti-semitic rants.”

Magistrate Judge Chooljian must sign off on the request by Bauer Publishing.




http://emag.co.uk/tom-cruises-50-million-lawsuit-magazine-publisher-wants-pay-legal-fees/5323


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 10, 2013, 09:41:41 PM
                                                  Scientologists used as free labour for Tom Cruise, lawsuit says

Former members of the controversial Church of Scientologist claim in new court documents they were used as free labour for the religion’s most famous follower — Tom Cruise.

Affidavits recently filed by 15 ex-Scientologists allege they were at the beck and call of the Mission: Impossible star for tasks that included car repairs and other errands. The mission apparently was to keep Cruise happy.

The affidavits were filed Dec. 3 by Monique Rathbun who has launched a suit against the church and its enigmatic leader, David Miscavige.

John Brousseau — a former member — has been outspoken in the past about how he allegedly worked hundreds of hours for free for the actor.

“In or around 2004, I was directed by Miscavige … on several occasions to do specific projects relating to Tom Cruise,” alleges the affidavit, published by the Village Voice. The allegations have not been proven in court.

Among the tasks Brousseau alleges:

* A complete renovation of the actor’s Beverly Hills mansion.

* An overhaul of Cruise’s mountain vacation home in Telluride, Colorado.

* Construction of a customized motorhome for Cruise.

For his work, Brousseau claims he was paid a pittance: $1 an hour. Other former Scientologists claim they acted as nannies, cooks and maids for the star.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/Scientologists%2Bused%2Bfree%2Blabour%2BCruise%2Blawsuit%2Bsays/9265443/story.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 14, 2013, 05:50:57 AM
                                       Tom Cruise Was Told to Cool It With Scientology by Former Publicist

http://au.eonline.com/news/490262/tom-cruise-was-told-to-cool-it-with-scientology-by-former-publicist


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 20, 2013, 03:59:15 AM
                                 WHEN IT COMES TO LEGAL BILLS, TOM CRUISE IS CHEAP

Tom Cruise may be a millionaire many times over, but he’s not forking over his hard-earned cash… especially to the people he’s taken to court.

Forget the $50 million at stake in the defamation lawsuit he filed against In Touch and Life & Style magazines, they won’t get one penny more than what Cruise (and his lawyers) think they deserve.

In new legal docs filed Dec. 10, and obtained by Entertainment Magazine, Cruise is firing back at the defendants’ bill of $73,000, to which Cruise has to pay over $36,000.

Bauer Publishing’s legal team says they worked over 165 hours on just one motion for a protective order in the high profile case, which Cruise’s legal eagles call “grossly excessive” and any work actually done was “unnecessary” to the case anyway.

Cruise’s legal peeps even want the court to omit entire categories altogether because the hours claimed have nothing to do with the motion. But also because their responses were simply cut and paste job they refer to as “identical boilerplate objections.”

Other hours, 39 to be exact, the actor’s attorneys claim weren’t to “meet and confer,” but to do research Bauer’s attorneys repeated in multiple motions (so basically the superstar won’t pay for the same thing twice.)

Cruise’s legal team continues to slam Bauer in an effort to get out of paying the big bucks by pointing to the defendants research in “reporting on [Cruise] and Scientology by other news organizations.”

“Cruise’s theory that a pro Nazi/anti Semitic/anti Scientology conspiracy among the Bauer family members in Germany caused the reporting about him in Life & Style and In Touch is also premised on the faulty notion that because of this religious bigotry the two magazines reported on Scientology in general, and Cruise in particular, in a manner different from the reporting by other publications,” wrote the defense team.

Only, Cruise’s high paid lawyers dispute that: “The only thing these articles prove is that Scientology is a target for widespread discrimination. But regardless of the motives of other magazines, this does not change the fact that Defendants in our case were motivated by their demonstrable bigotry and animus toward Plaintiff’s religion.

“Having created their strawman argument out of whole cloth, Defendants proceeded to spend scores of hours and thousands of dollars gathering and reviewing other negative media articles about Mr. Cruise and his religion,” which his lawyers call “irrelevant.”

So just how much change is Cruise willing to spare ? Only $18,259.

That’s a drop in the bucket for Forbes’ highest paid actor in 2012, who made over $205,000 a day, which is roughly over $8,500 an hour.

http://emag.co.uk/comes-legal-bills-tom-cruise-cheap/16528


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 21, 2013, 08:23:13 PM
                                       Tom Cruise Drops Tabloid “Suri Abandoned” Lawsuit After Depositions Damage Image

After realizing that his public image is taking a massive hit with all these depositions, Tom Cruise has dropped his $50 million tabloid lawsuit against Life & Style for alleging that he abandoned Suri Cruise after his divorce.
I’m guessing he was advised to file the lawsuit by his brilliant [not] lawyers, since Scientology’s method always seems to be attack first and think later. He even released a statement saying, “The assertion that I ‘abandoned’ Suri after my divorce is patently false. I have in no way cut Suri out of my life — whether physically, emotionally, financially or otherwise.”
Unfortunately, taking the case to court caused Tom a lot more discomfort than if he had just left it alone. He was prodded into revealing details about his actual relationship with his daughter, and intimate details regarding his divorce to Katie Holmes. It turned out that Tom actually hadn’t seen his daughter for almost three months after the divorce, and in fact, he’s only seen her a handful of times since then. He claims that he never ‘abandoned’ Suri, but his actions certainly say otherwise.

Of course, that’s not even counting the awkward deposition transcripts that have leaked regarding his affiliation with Scientology. In the long run, Tom realized that he made a mistake in filing this lawsuit and he was probably ill-advised in the first place. By filing the lawsuit, he just ended up opening himself up to a lot more speculation into his private life, which is the last thing his public image needs right now.
The motion to dismiss the suit was filed on Friday, agreed between Tom and Bauer Media, Life & Style’s parent company.

What do you guys think of the dismissal? Do you think Tom made the right choice in backing down, realizing that he wasn’t winning and only making things worse for himself? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2013/tom-cruise-lawsuit-dropped-suri-abandoned-life-style-bauer-scientology-tabloid-suit-1220/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on January 22, 2014, 03:54:08 PM
                                         Scientologist Tom Cruise Grants Wish After Leah Remini and Kirstie Alley Feud? [RUMORS]


http://www.classicalite.com/articles/5379/20140121/scientologist-tom-cruise-grants-wish-leah-remini-kirstie-alley-feud-rumors.htm


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on February 20, 2014, 05:55:57 AM
                                                           Blind item - guess who?
Another creepy Tom Cruise story.


http://www.laineygossip.com/

Old Grudges Blind Riddle

Remember his big snub?

Turns out it had something to do with his perfect wife. You wouldn't think anyone could hold anything against her -- the ideal mother, the supportive spouse -- but this goes back years, when she was a candidate for a set-up. A very powerful man set her up with a single man who needed a girlfriend. A professional meeting turned into him knowing everything about her -- too much about her -- and a very strange gift: wildlife. She ran the f-ck away and didn't look back, offending the major Hollywood player who tried to broker the romance. He was so disappointed in her that he put out the word -- he won't work with her anymore. And eventually, when it came for her now-husband to rise to acclaim, and against his own project no less, he called in every contact he could to make sure that the husband's name wasn't included, though in the end, even he couldn't control the outcome.


..............

I figured this one out right away.

Perfect wife - Jennifer Garner
Husband - Ben Afflick
Very powerful Man - JJ Abrams
Single man who needed a girlfriend - Tom Cruise
Project husband got screwed on - Star Wars

................

http://www.lermanet.com/cos/tom1.htm

(from BFG)

Well Tom Cruise wanted one girl more than any other - Jennifer Garner.

"How do we get to Jennifer Garner? Somebody who knows Jennifer? Good idea - who do we know that knows Jennifer? JJ Abrams!!! He does the Alias shows with her. Let's have him do a project! We already have a director for the next Mission Impossible installment, damn! I've got it, we will fire the current director that is contracted to do the movie and get JJ on board. Once JJ is on board we will get Jennifer on board and that's it -we have her!"

So once JJ Abrams is on board, Tom finds out from JJ that Jennifer Garner has a big thing for tigers. Tom figures this is a sure way to get her. What does he do, he buys here a freakin' tiger. Not a tiger skin, not a tiger stuffed animal toy, a real live freakin’ TIGER in a cage and all.

Jennifer is so freaked out that she thinks Tom is nuts! Turns out the tiger was not the best idea.

......................

http://www.thewrap.com/awards/movies/article/why-jj-abrams-owes-his-movie-career-tom-cruise-96171
http://www.contactmusic.com/news/j-j...rs-job_3467882

Produced By Conference: Why J.J. Abrams Owes His Movie Career to Tom Cruise

Abrams told attendees that former Paramount chief Sherry Lansing had an aneurysm when Tom Cruise said he would direct 'Mission: Impossible III"

J.J. Abrams' four movies have grossed more than $1 billion at the box office for Paramount, but the studio only worked with him because Tom Cruise forced it to, the director and producer said at the Produced By Conference on Saturday.

Cruise was about to star in the third “Mission: Impossible” movie for another director, but when that director couldn’t do it, Paramount was left searching for someone new. Cruise invited Sherry Lansing over to his house — with Abrams in attendance.

“When Tom said we’ll delay the movie a year, and J.J. is going to direct it, I watched the head of the studio have an aneurysm,” Abrams joked.

........................

Abrams - J.J Abrams Pips Ben Affleck To Stars Wars Job

J.J. Abrams has reportedly beaten actor and 'Argo' director Ben Affleck to direct the newly-adapted 'Star Wars' franchise by Disney.J.J. Abrams is directing the new 'Star Wars' film.

The 'Star Trek' filmmaker has made a deal to helm the first installment of the newly adapted Disney franchise, due for release in 2015, despite having ruled himself out of the project last year - even though he was a fan of George Lucas' original movies.

The Wrap also reported that Abrams beat actor and award-winning 'Argo' director Ben Affleck to take the top spot in the feature, which 'Little Miss Sunshine' screenwriter Michael Arndt is penning.

.......................

Do I win the Gossip Queen award?

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?34954-Blind-item-guess-who


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 11, 2014, 03:09:18 AM
                      After his famous parents split Connor Cruise was estranged from his second home ... now he’s back


http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/after-his-famous-parents-split-connor-cruise-was-estranged-from-his-second-home-now-hes-back/story-fnilxh2p-1226849556338


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 04, 2014, 08:12:54 AM
                                   Tom Cruise To Make Mad Men Star Elisabeth Moss His Next Wife – Report

Tom Cruise has already failed at marriage twice, but a new report from the National Enquirer claims that he’s found his perfect match in Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss. Maybe the fourth time’s the charm – the third marriage sure ended horribly, no charm there.
This time, he made sure to find another devout Scientology member, instead of trying to indoctrinate another poor actress into joining the religion. While Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes were certainly high-profile marriages that helped his Hollywood status, they didn’t exactly help his connection to Scientology. In fact, Nicole reportedly almost got him to give up on the religion, and we obviously know the Katie Holmes fiasco led to the public starting to question Scientology for the first time.
But this time, a source adds that everyone is on board the Elisabeth Moss train, explaining, “Friends think it would be great for both of them – and Scientol­ogy. Scientology leaders will be delighted to have their lead­ing member become involved with another celebrity Scien­tologist.”
The source also adds that Elisabeth and Tom are made for each other, explaining, “Lizzie is beautiful, smart and a little quirky. She can hold her own in the spotlight, and marry­ing Tom would be good for both their careers. She has no children of her own and would be an ideal candidate to have one with Tom.”

Is it me, or does this sound more like wishful thinking than actual truth? This report is laying out all the reasons that Tom and Elisabeth would be perfect together, not claiming that they’re actually together. And they’re not wrong – Elisabeth has a great career and she’s definitely a devout Scientologist. There would be little drama over their marriage, at least of the Scientology-related variety. However, I still think she’s too quirky to be Tom’s wife, and I don’t know that she needs the raised public profile that the marriage would give her. I think she’s perfectly happy staying where she is, and I don’t think the fame of being Tom’s wife is all that appealing to her.


http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2014/tom-cruise-elisabeth-moss-date-wife-marry-engaged-couple-scientology/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 14, 2014, 07:21:09 AM
                                    ‘Like A Puffy Pillow!’ Tom Cruise’s New Look Raises Eyebrows After A-Lister’s First Major Outing Of 2014

Tom Cruise‘s recent appearance at the Jameson Empire Awards in London — marked by an unusually shaggy mane and puffy cheeks — provoked whispers the perennial A-lister might have made some alterations to his 51-year-old face, RadarOnline.com is reporting.

“Tom’s face looked like a puffy pillow,” an eyewitness told Star. “Everyone there couldn’t stop talking about how different he looked.”

Dr. Anthony Youn, a famed plastic surgeon who has not treated the Vanilla Sky hunk, gave our friends at Star his professional opinion on whether the Mission: Impossible hunk has spent some time under the knife in light of his night out in London, his first major public outing in four months.



“Tom could be swollen from a recent injections of a filler like Sculptra,” the doctor told Star. “This treatment is typically used to fill in gaunt faces, and it can cause facial swelling.”

A source close to the situation said that the Risky Business star has “gotten terribly insecure when it comes to aging” — and it ties into his bachelor status over the past two years.......

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/04/tom-cruise-plastic-surgery-mid-life-crisis/RS=%5EADA1klSVlxdOThV6r9l9A6tKwok.5Q-/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 18, 2014, 08:14:53 AM
                                              Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon? Here's the rumor roundup


                                                            LA Times

April 17, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
Despite reports to the contrary, reps for Tom Cruise and actress Laura Prepon have denied that their clients are dating.
Cruise's rep shut down rumors by telling the Daily Mail that not only has Cruise, 51, not been dating the "Orange Is the New Black" actress, but the two have never even met.
And a rep for Prepon, 34, told Us Weekly on Thursday that reports linking the pair are "not true."
PHOTOS: Famous Scientologists
Gossip Cop also gave the rumor a zero on its "Real or Rumor" scale, citing a source close to the "Mission Impossible" actor saying "they are not dating."
However, reports insisting that the romance was still on have still been swirling online despite denials from both camps.
British mag Grazia first reported the alleged romance in the fall, indicating that the fellow Scientologists had been trying to keep it under wraps.
In November, the pair were reportedly spotted having dinner together at the Manor Hotel in Los Angeles and Cruise picked her up in a vintage car and had a bottle of 1979 Merlot waiting for her. (Wait, didn't the rep just say they never even met?!)
PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2014
Still, Page Six columnist Richard Johnson asserted Thursday that the actors were an item "but they are being extremely careful to keep it secret."
"It's the buzz on the set of her show," an insider told the publication.
Prepon, of "That '70s Show" and "How I Met Your Mother," plays a lesbian drug dealer on the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black," which returns June 6. So it's not like the reports aren't helping promote her upcoming project...
But last November, an insider also told Us Weekly that Cruise and Prepon "see each other at some functions, but they are not dating."
Cruise's last high-profile relationship, with "Dawson's Creek" alum Katie Holmes, ended in summer 2012, when the pair announced their split after seven years of marriage. The pair also has a daughter named Suri, 7, together. Before that Cruise was married to Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman and Mimi Rogers.
PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities
Since Holmes, the "Jack Reacher" star has been romantically linked to New York restaurateur Cynthia Jorge. He's also been seen sharing meals with "The Other Woman" star Cameron Diaz and his ex, Penelope Cruz, the Mail reported.
In 2007, Prepon split with longtime boyfriend Christopher Masterson, brother of her "That '70s Show" costar Danny Masterson, after seven years of dating. She reportedly dated "Greek" and "Californication" actor Scott Michael Foster after that, Us Weekly reported.


http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/gossip/la-et-mg-tom-cruise-laura-prepon-dating-rumors-scientology-20140417,0,88595.story#ixzz2zB0lgie6


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 18, 2014, 08:25:35 AM
                Connor Cruise Battles Tom: Gains Weight, Rejects Scientology and Parties Like A Jet-Setter!


Tom Cruise may be an absolute diehard Scientologist but none of his family seems to be following his lead. Instead of choosing a life deeply connected to the, er, church 19-year-old Connor Cruise has instead opted to enjoy a life traveling from one DJ-ing gig to another. Of course there is a whole lot of partying going on in between and it’s beginning to show in Connor’s appearance. According to the May 26th print edition of The National Enquirer, Connor has been photographed smoking cigarettes and looking awfully bloated lately — two things which Tom does not approve.
Apparently Tom was over the moon when Connor spent a hot minute dating Alanna Masterson, a 25-year-old actress currently starring on The Walking Dead, but that ended as suddenly as it began. Alanna is a devoted Scientologist and Tom was hoping that some of her solid beliefs would rub off on Connor. Instead, Alanna’s father refers to Tom as “The Prince of Darkness” and all but forbade her to date Connor.
That rejection doesn’t seem to have been to difficult for Connor to take as he was spotted partying and frolicking with a mystery blonde in Mexico. My guess is that Tom is having a much harder time with it because it means one less situation to help keep his son in check. Do you think that Tom sees Connor’s weight gain and smoking as a sign that he might be living life a little too hard in the fast lane? Is Connor better off like this than being a Scientologist living under his father’s thumb? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2014/connor-cruise-weight-gain-rejects-scientology-parties-tom-cruise-furious/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 07, 2014, 07:59:28 AM
                                                                    Tom Cruise, Scientology and me

By David Farrier.                                                           TV3 News

http://www.3news.co.nz/Tom-Cruise-Scientology-and-me/tabid/418/articleID/347332/Default.aspx


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 21, 2014, 08:55:55 AM
                                        Matt Lauer Says Tom Cruise's "Glib" 2005 Incident Was His Most Awkward Interview Ever
CELEBRITY NEWS
JUN. 11, 2014

Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/matt-lauer-says-tom-cruise-glib-interview-was-his-most-awkward-ever--2014116#ixzz35DOZ1qkq


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 27, 2014, 09:12:21 AM
                                 David Beckham and Tom Cruise spotted on catch-up in London pub
25 JUNE 2014
David Beckham and Tom Cruise were seen having a chilled drink together on Monday in a London pub.

The famous pair were seen in The Cow, in West London's trendy Notting Hill, sitting at a corner table and sharing a bottle of red wine while David also sipped on a pint of ale.

The long-time friends were watched by stunned onlookers, many of whom shared the sighting on social media site Twitter....

http://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/2014062519574/tom-cruise-david-beckham-london/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 19, 2014, 08:00:17 AM
                                                          Tom Cruise on Cover of National Enguirer
...
BEHIND closed doors, a furious TOM CRUISE is at the center of two explosive scandals that could blow the lid off his private life, The ENQUIRER has learned.
While the Hollywood megastar has long insisted that he is not a homosexual, nightmare rumors -- said to be about Cruise and his sexuality -- have made it into print.
The incredible claims and outrageous allegations involving same sex love affairs appear in Amy Sohn’s new book “The Actress.”
The so-called “roman a clef” offers a thinly veiled version of Cruise’s life -- complete with sham marriages and “fake looking relationships with women,” say reports.
Sources close to the superstar say that Cruise is “fit to be tied” over the fictional book’s claims about his life.
Not only that -- but an explosive lawsuit as well that may expose details of his private life!
For the FULL STORY with ALL the details – it’s ONLY in the new ENQUIRER – on sale now!

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?36483-Tom-Cruise-on-Cover-of-National-Enguirer


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 23, 2014, 03:15:25 PM
                                      Keeping up the faith: Tom Cruise pays a visit to the Church of Scientology in London

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2701886/Keeping-faith-Tom-Cruise-pays-visit-Church-Scientology-London.html#ixzz38G2vXo22



Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 19, 2014, 07:47:47 AM
                                      Tom Cruise’s Son Leaves Scientology For Spiritual Journey In Morocco

The church of Scientology has suffered yet another blow to its reputation this week as reports came to light that another high profile Scientologist celebrity has left the Church.

Radar Online reports that a source close to Tom Cruise’s son Connor Cruise told them that Connor has distanced himself from the Church in favor of exploring other spiritual paths, currently looking into Islam in Morocco.

The source revealed, “Connor is in Morocco right now doing some soul searching. He is on a spiritual journey.”

Connor Cruise, who is an aspiring DJ, took to his Instagram account to share his new spiritual path with his friends and followers, posting a picture of himself in Morocco along with the caption, “#Simplicity #Africa #Morocco #Kasbah.”

The insider said that Connor’s trip is more than just a vacation though, “Connor is no longer as interested in being a member of Scientology,” the source said................

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1482832/tom-cruises-son-leaves-scientology-for-spiritual-journey-in-morocco/#RtoUlpXj5G0v9ThI.99


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 24, 2014, 11:25:33 PM
                                       Juliette Lewis Insists Tom Cruise Is Victim of Anti-Scientology Conspiracy Theory

Read more: http://www.doverpost.com/article/20140923/News/309239997#ixzz3EEPTKpnb


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 01, 2014, 07:25:44 AM
                                     Tom Cruise Lists Ranch with No Secret Bunker for $59M

Photos

http://curbed.com/archives/2014/10/30/tom-cruise-telluride-home-for-sale.php/RK=0/RS=UCTZWJMDuAZnQQn8jno.ISF38yE-


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 11, 2014, 05:44:49 AM
                    Tom Cruise Net Worth: Was Tom Cruise’s Stars Fading With Scientology, How Much Is His Worth In 2014?

http://www.foodworldnews.com/articles/8366/20141109/tom-cruise-net-worth-s-stars-fading-scientology-much-2014.htm



                              Scientologist Tom Cruise and Operation Fromage

http://www.examiner.com/article/scientologist-tom-cruise-and-operation-fromage


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 28, 2014, 06:40:21 AM
                                   
                                                       HBO’s pending Scientology doc likely to anger Tom Cruise

Maria Puente / USA Today | November 26, 2014

http://www.religionnews.com/2014/11/26/someone-alert-tom-cruise-hbo-wrapping-bombshell-scientology-documentary/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 01, 2014, 08:08:15 AM
                                      Tom Cruise’s BFF David Miscavige Makes Kooky Scientology Claims

Posted on Nov 29, 2014

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/11/tom-cruise-david-miscavige-scientology-supernatural/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 10, 2014, 05:52:49 AM
                                 Tom Cruise's Daughter Isabella Ditches Hollywood and Scientology to Work as a Hair Stylist in London

http://www.musictimes.com/articles/19260/20141208/tom-cruise-isabella-cruise-connor-cruise-scientology-vidal-sassoon-hair-stylist-london-school-academy-new-friends-changes.htm


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on January 05, 2015, 07:57:59 AM
                                Is Mission Impossible 5 about to Run into Issues Due to Tom Cruise’s Scientology


Posted By: Kazem SedighzadehPosted date: January 04, 2015


http://masterherald.com/is-mission-impossible-5-about-to-run-into-issues-due-to-tom-cruises-scientology/6569/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on January 09, 2015, 05:55:48 PM
        Tom Cruise Furious At Keith Urban And Nicole Kidman – They’re Encouraging Connor Cruise To Abandon Church Of Scientology!


http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2015/tom-cruise-furious-at-keith-urban-and-nicole-kidman-encouraging-connor-cruise-scientology-abandon/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on January 27, 2015, 06:07:43 AM
                                                 Documentary says Tom Cruise had Nicole Kidman’s phone tapped

http://nypost.com/2015/01/26/documentary-says-tom-cruise-had-nicole-kidmans-phone-tapped/


I wonder if anyone from Gibney's team saw Nicole at Sundance? She was there on Friday night promoting her new film. I'm sure her publicists will be very busy answering calls this week.

http://news.instyle.com/2015/01/24/nicole-kidman-sundance-film-festival-2015/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on February 28, 2015, 04:12:52 PM
                                 Throwback Thursday: When Tom Cruise Found Love — and Scientology

                             This story first appeared in the March 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/throwback-thursday-tom-cruise-found-777312


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 07, 2015, 06:09:52 PM
                                                   Tom, Katie and Suri: A Scientology Story


Two subjects from the documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief open up about the faith’s most famous practitioner, Tom Cruise, and his Katie Holmes dilemma.
People always knew Tom Cruise was a Scientologist, but they didn’t know the extent of it. That all changed in January 2008, when a video was released on YouTube featuring Cruise in a black turtleneck proselytizing like a man possessed.

The nine-minute video, shown at a 2004 International Association of Scientologists meeting, is set to the Mission: Impossible theme and reportedly was used to attract new converts to the faith.

“I think it’s a privilege to call yourself a Scientologist, and it’s something you have to earn, because a Scientologist does,” says a committed Cruise. “He or she has the ability to create new and better realities and improve conditions.”

He adds, “Being a Scientologist, when you drive past an accident, it’s not like anyone else. When you drive past, you know you have to do something about it because you know you’re the only one that can really help.”

For the first time, people saw Cruise for who he really is.

But there’s more. In Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, in theaters March 13 (and on HBO March 29), a large portion of it is devoted to Cruise—Scientology’s most recognizable face....

More...

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/06/tom-katie-and-suri-a-scientology-story.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 17, 2015, 06:44:06 AM
                                            Bart & Fleming: On Alex Gibney’s HBO Scientology Documentary And Tom Cruise

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business.

http://deadline.com/2015/03/tomcruise-scientology-going-clear-hbo-1201392231/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 18, 2015, 06:14:46 AM
                                                              How Tom Cruise saved me from Scientology

By the author of "The Complex.... John Duignan

http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com/2015/03/tom-cruise-saved-me-from-scientology.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 19, 2015, 04:01:27 PM
                    Tom Cruise is selling his Beverly Hills mansion that was rumoured to be a Scientology retreat for $13 million

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/tom-cruise-selling-13-million-la-mansion-2015-3#welcome-to-tom-cruises-beverly-hills-mansion-that-hes-currently-selling-for-13-million-the-home-is-right-off-of-the-famous-mulholland-drive-1


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 25, 2015, 08:16:52 AM
                                      Penelope Cruz ‘Too Catholic’ for Tom Cruise? Ex-Scientology Member Spills Details!

http://www.latinopost.com/articles/15995/20150323/penelope-cruz-catholic-tom-cruise-ex-scientology-member-spills-details.htm




                                        Here's Why The New Scientology Doc 'Going Clear' Calls Out Tom Cruise

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/24/alex-gibney-tom-cruise-scientology_n_6930660.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 03, 2015, 04:08:40 PM
                                          Tom Cruise must ditch the vile cult of Scientology NOW before Hollywood ‎ditches him

By PIERS MORGAN FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 13:13 GMT, 2 April 2015 |


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3023123/PIERS-MORGAN-Tom-Cruise-ditch-vile-cult-Scientology-Hollywood-ditches-him.html#ixzz3WDRfuKwz
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Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 05, 2015, 06:07:24 AM
                                     How Scientology almost ruined Tom Cruise's career and 'Mission: Impossible' saved it

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/tom-cruise-career-from-scientology-to-mission-impossible-2015-4


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 11, 2015, 06:01:52 PM
                                          Tom Cruise’s Odd Scientology Bromance


The Daily Beast spoke with ex-Scientology officer Tom DeVocht, a subject of the doc Going Clear, about Cruise’s close relationship with Scientology head David Miscavige.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/09/tom-cruise-s-odd-scientology-bromance.html


               Change: Tom Cruise Doesn’t Fight Back as Internet Swells With Stories About Not Seeing Daughter Suri

http://www.showbiz411.com/2015/04/09/change-tom-cruise-doesnt-fight-back-as-internet-swells-with-stories-about-not-seeing-daughter-suri


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 13, 2015, 07:39:54 PM
                                    Report: Scientology Leader Sabotaged Tom Cruise’s First Marriage To Mimi Rogers

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2015/04/tom-cruise-mimi-rogers-divorce-scientology/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 16, 2015, 08:45:15 AM
          Scientology Feud Exposed! Tom Cruise Secretly Slammed John Travolta To Church Leaders, According To Blockbuster New Video


Posted on Apr 15, 2015

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2015/04/tom-cruise-john-travolta-feud-scientology-tapes-reveal-claims-fight-over-battlefield-earth/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 15, 2015, 08:11:48 AM
                                                                        French film director says Tom Cruise is "dumb as a cigar"


Jean-Pierre Mocky, a French film director, actor, screenwriter and producer, recently published a BOOK titled Je vais encore me faire des amis! ("I'm going to make some more friends!"), in which he writes candidly and with humor about persons he has encountered throughout his life. In a section about Stanley Kubrick, Mocky describes an evening in Paris in 1999 during which Tom Cruise tried to RECRUIT him to Scientology (p.172, unofficial translation):

"[Stanley Kubrick] died in March 1999, two months before the release of Eyes Wide Shut, his last movie. I was invited to the preview screening in France, which was attended by Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. She arrived on stage an hour late, and for this, just to set the mood for us, her then film partner and husband harshly reprimanded her in front of the audience in the UCG Normandie theater! The screening was followed by a dinner at the Man Ray, which used to be a very famous restaurant on the Champs-Élysées: Nicole Kidman chose to stay away (out of fear, no doubt, of prolonging the bickering), and I found myself at a table with Tom Cruise, with whom I spent two interminable hours. I learned at least that he's fascinatingly dumb. Not only did he speak exclusively about his own precious self, in more than glowing terms, of course, but after a logorrhea in which he sang me the praises of Scientology, this deluxe traveling salesman tried outright to convert me; the only thing that was missing was the membership APPLICATION and my signature at the bottom right! When the time to leave finally came, I wondered how people with minds so flat can possibly lead such careers. And I'm still wondering."

The host of a March 22 TV talk show brought up the "He's fascinatingly dumb" quotation, and Jean-Pierre Mocky reiterated what he wrote, adding: "He's dumb as a cigar!" The host and the audience found Mocky's comments hilarious.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1kuAZANjMM


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 03, 2015, 09:32:24 AM
                                                       Tom Cruise in Bogota on July 4, 2015 for Church of Scientology opening


The Colombian entertainment TV show "La Red" reports that Tom Cruise will be in Bogota on July 4 for the inauguration of a Church of Scientology. This is briefly mentioned at 1:38:09-1:40:15 in the video posted online (in Spanish).
La Red, May 31, 2015   http://www.caracoltv.com/programas/entretenimiento/la-red/video-321981-capitulo-omar-geles-prendio-la-parranda-la-red?pid=0

The cohost who reported Tom Cruise's July 4 visit to Bogota also pointed out that Scientology is responsible for the breakup of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's marriage

The scoop about Tom Cruise on the "La Red" show was also quoted in an article:
Tom Cruise vendría a Colombia, pero no para actuar, sino a predicar sobre cienciología

http://www.pulzo.com/entretenimiento/350401-tom-cruise-vendria-colombia-pero-no-para-actuar-sino-predicar-sobre

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?39622-Tom-Cruise-in-Bogota-on-July-4-2015-for-Church-of-Scientology-opening


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 20, 2015, 05:14:19 PM
                 ‘Mission Impossible 5’ Star Tom Cruise Found New Love On Lola Kirke? Does Scientology Approve Of The ‘Gone Girl’ Actress?

http://www.franchiseherald.com/articles/29824/20150619/mission-impossible-5-star-tom-cruise-lola-kirke.htm


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 02, 2015, 07:15:32 PM
                                      Tom Cruise Shocker: Quitting Scientology For Daughter, Suri — Report

http://hollywoodlife.com/2015/07/01/tom-cruise-leaving-scientology-church-suri-cruise/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 06, 2015, 07:32:13 AM
                            Tom Cruise Leaving Scientology: Actor Will Face Fierce Battle For Leaving Church, Insiders Say

http://www.inquisitr.com/2225344/tom-cruise-leaving-scientology-actor-will-face-fierce-battle-for-leaving-church-insiders-say/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 08, 2015, 04:53:04 PM
                                     Sorry, But Tom Cruise Is Not Leaving Scientology — And He Probably Never Will

http://www.thefrisky.com/2015-07-07/sorry-but-tom-cruise-is-not-leaving-scientology-and-he-probably-never-will/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 13, 2015, 07:51:26 AM
                                       UK's Sunday Times Magazine Cover Story - Tom Cruise and Going Clear


Sunday Times cover story today - "Is Tom Cruise on a mission to self-destruct?".

The article covers 6 pages and is hugely critical of Scientology.

See a preview here: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/Magazine/

It covers all of the information about Cruise from Going Clear plus it mentions the background of Scientology including the FBI raids of the 1970's, Hubbard's wife being imprisoned, Hubbard escaping justice by going to sea etc.

Of course it mentions the xenu story and Target 2 and calls Miscavige Tom Cruise's "soulmate".

It covers the Sea Org - "100-hour working weeks for $50", "women who aren't allowed to have children", "freeloader debt", "the notorious Rehabilitation Project Force".

Another amusing quote: "Like Cruise, Miscavige had been a weakling at school, plagued by asthma and allergies. He'd never had the final growth spurt of his friends".

Interestingly it also mentions Ron Miscavige Snr and his yet-to-be-published book "If He Dies, He Dies" and the CofS's response - "bullshit".

Six pages of entheta in one of the UK's most prestigious publications.

Tick tock Tom and Dave.

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?39970-UK-s-Sunday-Times-Magazine-Cover-Story-Tom-Cruise-and-Going-Clear


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 13, 2015, 10:24:22 PM
                                                       Tom Cruise vs Bryan Seymour


From Clamosauraus Rex and The Wrong Guy on WWP:

The Wrong Guy said: ↑

Today there's a new report about Bryan Seymour. Unfortunately it's subscription-only. Here's all I was able to see from the search previews:

Q&A: ABC news baulks at department transfer plan

The reason Seymour has been sent to the sin-bin? His extensive coverage of Scientology. Seymour believes any journo speaking to Cruise for movie puff-pieces should grill him about Scientology given he is the cult’s …

He suggests a few choice questions: what do you say to the female Scientologists forced to have abortions? What did you know about Scientology bugging your ...

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/subscribe/news/1/index.html?sourceCode=TAWEB_WRE170_a&mode=premium&dest=http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/qa-abc-news-baulks-at-department-transfer-plan/story-fnab9kqj-1227439280358&memtype=anonymous


Clamosauraus Rex was able to extract this from a back door.

Tom Cruise bans journo

One of the world’s biggest movie stars has blacklisted an Aussie journalist. Paramount Pictures has told Channel Seven Bryan Seymour is the one reporter not approved to do an interview with Tom Cruise during promotions for his new Mission Impossible movie.

The film network passed on the instruction in writing during negotiations about which Seven reporter would interview Cruise. The reason Seymour has been sent to the sin-bin? His extensive coverage of Scientology.

Seymour believes any journo speaking to Cruise for movie puff-pieces should grill him about Scientology given he is the cult’s most famous follower. He suggests a few choice questions: what do you say to the female Scientologists forced to have abortions? What did you know about Scientology bugging your ex-wife Nicole while you were together? Why did L Ron Hubbard write in Dianetics that homosexuals are mentally ill perverts? And if top executives who have left the cult say they’re ashamed of Scientology and it’s practices, why aren’t you?

“That should start a conversation,” Seymour told Diary.

It’s doubtful any of Seven’s reporters — or any media outlets’ for that matter — would dare upset Cruise or risk ruining a relationship with Paramount by asking anything that even comes close to those questions. It’s a pity the cult of celebrity supersedes the task of exposing an actual cult.

https://whyweprotest.net/threads/aus...2#post-2545868

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?39975-Tom-Cruise-vs-Bryan-Seymour


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 22, 2015, 02:51:21 AM
                             

Posted in: Celebrity News Posted: July 21, 2015

                                                                Why Nicole Kidman Refuses To Talk About Scientology

http://www.inquisitr.com/2269224/why-nicole-kidman-refuses-to-talk-about-scientology/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 22, 2015, 08:13:24 PM
                                      Movie star Tom Cruise builds sinister studios to boost Scientology

http://www.catholic.org/news/ae/movies/story.php?id=62151


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 24, 2015, 05:00:46 PM
                                             

Posted in: Celebrity News Posted: July 23, 2015

                                            Tom Cruise: Is Star Leaving Scientology? Madly In Love Once More?

http://www.inquisitr.com/2276251/tom-cruise-is-star-leaving-scientology-madly-in-love-once-more/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 25, 2015, 10:36:29 PM
                                             Tom Cruise 'Banished' His Niece From Family For Making Out With a Boy

http://jezebel.com/tom-cruise-banished-his-niece-from-family-for-making-ou-1719940956


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 30, 2015, 05:50:33 PM
                              Teflon Tom Cruise Dodges Scientology Controversy in ‘Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation’

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/29/teflon-tom-cruise-dodges-scientology-controversy-in-mission-impossible-rogue-nation.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 31, 2015, 08:01:40 PM
                             Tom Cruise Bans Scientology, Dating Questions for Interviewers on ‘Mission: Impossible’ Media Blitz (Exclusive)

http://www.thewrap.com/tom-cruise-bans-scientology-dating-questions-for-interviewers-on-mission-impossible-media-blitz-exclusive/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 04, 2015, 09:28:07 AM
                                    Tom Cruise: Reporters banned from asking actor about Scientology

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/tom-cruise-reporters-banned-from-asking-actor-about-scientology-10433992.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 12, 2015, 09:29:13 AM
                                        Tom Cruise Reveals Despair is What Made Him Join the Church of Scientology in Leaked Video

http://www.movienewsguide.com/tom-cruise-reveals-despair-made-join-church-scientology-leaked-video/82387



                        Nicole Kidman Rejects Talking About Church Of Scientology, The Cause Of Her Divorce With Tom Cruise

http://www.movienewsguide.com/nicole-kidman-rejects-talking-church-scientology-cause-divorce-tom-cruise/76436


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 26, 2015, 04:24:09 AM
                                     Podcast: Brian joins Mike to to discuss Paul Haggis' criticism of entertainment journos

http://entertainment.ie/man-cave/Podcast-Brian-joins-Mike-to-to-discuss-Paul-Haggis-criticism-of-entertainment-journos/369318.htm


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 27, 2015, 05:55:16 AM
                                   Paul Haggis Criticizes Journalists For Not Asking Tom Cruise About Scientology

"You’re just a PR person at that point. Shame on you."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paul-haggis-journalists-tom-cruise-scientology_55db8001e4b0a40aa3abd0a1


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 28, 2015, 05:30:10 AM
                                     Actor abandons step-dad on deathbed, skips funeral


Tom Cruise reportedly turned his back on the man who raised him by staying away from his deathbed and eventually missing his step-father's funeral. Fingers are pointing to his return to Scientology. (Fingers are pointing at sloppy journalism.)


http://pulse.ng/celebrities/tom-cruise-actor-abandons-step-dad-on-deathbed-skips-funeral-id4107926.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 29, 2015, 06:27:25 PM
                   Going Clear Director Alex Gibney Thinks Journalists Should Ask Tom Cruise the Tough Questions About Scientology

http://www.vulture.com/2015/08/alex-gibney-tom-cruise-should-talk-scientology.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 31, 2015, 05:02:42 PM
                                   Tom Cruise Ignored Dying Step-Father John South, Skipped Funeral – Refused to Join Scientology?

http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2015/tom-cruise-ignored-dying-step-father-john-south-skipped-funeral-refused-to-join-scientology/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 01, 2015, 07:29:09 PM
                EXCLUSIVE - She was almost Mrs Tom Cruise: Norwegian beauty and ex-Scientologist claims Church leaders 'tricked' her into a 'screen test' and then grilled her about her sex life in search for star's mate

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3212910/She-Mrs-Tom-Cruise-Danish-beauty-ex-Scientologist-claims-Church-leaders-tricked-doing-screen-test-grilled-sex-life-search-superstar-s-mate.html#ixzz3kTBR42Ih
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Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 15, 2015, 01:59:43 PM
                                 Tom Cruise movie crew members in plane crash that kills 2 in Colombia

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/12/americas/colombia-small-plane-crash/


                                      2 members of Tom Cruise movie crew die in plane crash in Colombia

http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-film-crew-colombia-crash-20150913-story.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 27, 2015, 04:39:36 PM
                                  Tom Cruise 'hasn't seen daughter Suri for 801 days' amid reports of Scientology friction

http://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/622265/Tom-Cruise-father-not-seen-daughter-Suri-801-days-Scientology-divorce-Katie-Holmes


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 05, 2015, 03:51:52 AM
                        EXCLUSIVE: Inside the 'bromance' of Tom Cruise and Scientology leader David Miscavige: How they gamble and smoke cigars together and share a special language - but Miscavige secretly recorded the movie star

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3303988/Inside-bromance-Tom-Cruise-Scientology-leader-David-Miscavige-gamble-smoke-cigars-share-special-language-Miscavige-secretly-recorded-movie-star.html#ixzz3tMrjzmZP
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http://www.inquisitr.com/2606562/tom-cruise-was-obsessed-with-david-beckham-becoming-a-scientologist-claims-former-scientology-church-member/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 14, 2015, 06:35:34 AM
                   Tom Cruise's Plans For Suri: Report Claims Tom Wants To Reintroduce Himself To Daughter Suri, Involve Her In Scientology


Read more at http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2015/12/13/tom-cruises-plans-for-suri-report-clai#UwzMgvc7AxM0rgu6.99


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 31, 2015, 02:32:07 AM
                                                              Cruise puts Sussex pad on market

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11567287


                              Tom Cruise Lists His Home Situated Near Scientology's U.K. Headquarters For $10 Million

http://www.jobsnhire.com/articles/32629/20151230/tom-cruise-sells-his-home-situated-near-scientologys-u-k-headquarters-for-10-million.htm


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on January 05, 2016, 09:16:50 PM
                        Is Tom Cruise In A Cult? Scientology Love Bombing And Mind Control [Videos, Photos]

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2679935/tom-cruise-cult/#2p6V37ppQKOGQ9RI.99


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on January 22, 2016, 09:15:45 PM
                                      Leave Scientology Alone: A Defense of a Religion That's Better Than Yours


http://www.laweekly.com/arts/leave-scientology-alone-a-defense-of-a-religion-thats-better-than-yours-6484011

This article is why one needs the facts before they have an opinion. idcb


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on January 31, 2016, 06:57:31 AM
                              
   
                                                                 The Inquisitr


                                  Is E! Debuting A Series About Tom Cruise's Hunt For A New Wife Called 'The Arrangement?'

... to the rules of Scientology. Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes all found Cruise's chosen religion suffocating, and headed for the hills.



  http://www.inquisitr.com/2750977/is-e-debuting-a-series-about-tom-cruises-hunt-for-a-new-wife-called-the-arrangement/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on February 19, 2016, 06:49:39 PM
                                      Tom Cruise Fears New Scientology Expose? Founder’s Great-Grandson Reveals The Twisted Secret

http://www.youthhealthmag.com/articles/39679/20160218/tom-cruise-scientology.htm


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 08, 2016, 06:57:56 AM
                               Tom Cruise Marrying Again; To Battle With Katie Holmes For Custody Of Suri: What’s True?

http://www.movienewsguide.com/tom-cruise-marrying-battle-katie-holmes-custody-suri-whats-true/171883


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 22, 2016, 07:32:25 AM
                              EXCLUSIVE: Scientology 'life coach' to John Travolta and Tom Cruise's children tells how she was forced to spend THREE YEARS in 'prison' for kissing a girl and escaped the Church by downing a bottle of bleach

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3495181/Scientology-life-coach-John-Travolta-Tom-Cruise-s-children-tells-forced-spend-THREE-YEARS-prison-kissing-girl-escaped-Church-downing-bottle-bleach.html#ixzz43ZFt0r00
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Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on April 07, 2016, 07:14:59 AM

              EXCLUSIVE: A sprawling English estate fit for a king... of Hollywood! Tom Cruise set to pull up stakes and move to Saint Hill Manor, the former home of founder L. Ron Hubbard at Church of Scientology UK headquarters

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3525209/A-sprawling-English-estate-fit-king-Hollywood-Tom-Cruise-set-pull-stakes-Saint-Hill-Manor-former-home-founder-L-Ron-Hubbard-Church-Scientology-UK-headquarters.html#ixzz454k2hmmJ
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Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 04, 2016, 05:47:14 PM
                              EXCLUSIVE: How David Miscavige lured Tom Cruise into Scientology with a ‘charm offensive’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3571281/How-David-Miscavige-lured-Tom-Cruise-Scientology-charm-offensive-included-street-car-races-shooting-trips-gourmet-meals-prepared-L-Ron-Hubbard-s-personal-chef.html#ixzz47fBKU8rs
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                      Tom Cruise’s Daughter With Katie Holmes, Suri, Disappointed Of Him?

http://www.morningnewsusa.com/tom-cruises-daughter-with-katie-holmes-suri-disappointed-of-him-2375614.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 09, 2016, 08:54:08 PM
     Tom Cruise’s Absence On Daughter Suri Cruise’s Birthday Left Her Heartbroken, Report Says Amid Rumors Scientologist Is Moving To UK


http://www.ibtimes.com/tom-cruises-absence-daughter-suri-cruises-birthday-left-her-heartbroken-report-says-2365912


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 12, 2016, 08:04:58 PM
        Scientology leaders are scrambling to protect the church and its most valuable asset, Tom Cruise, from a huge amount of exposure.


Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/3063751/scientologys-attempts-to-protect-miscavige-and-cruise-against-tell-all-book-backfires/#8kmLkXWMOJfD1KJd.99

  http://www.inquisitr.com/3063751/scientologys-attempts-to-protect-miscavige-and-cruise-against-tell-all-book-backfires/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 16, 2016, 05:56:56 PM
                             Tom Cruise Leaving Scientology Report NOT True


http://www.gossipcop.com/tom-cruise-leaving-scientology-annabelle-wallis/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 07, 2016, 07:55:49 AM
                      Katie Holmes’ Ex Tom Cruise Remains Hollywood’s Lead Action Star Despite Rumors Against His Church Scientology?

http://www.hofmag.com/katie-holmes-ex-tom-cruise-remains-hollywoods-lead-action-star-despite-rumors-church-scientology/166887


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 24, 2016, 03:22:02 PM
                     
                                          Tom Cruise Suicide Bombing Threat to Scientology 'Allah Akbar, Tom'

 Tom Cruise has been pulled into the middle of a police investigation surrounding a potential suicide bomber who made alarming threats to the Church of Scientology.

Cops say the man called the Church back in April asking, "Are there any bombings I can do?" The man, who ID'd himself as a Muslim, said he "liked to do suicide bombings."

According to police docs, the caller began singing, "Allah Akbar, Tom Cruise" ... the phrase some terrorists have used as they attack. He then hung up.

The LAPD is now on the hunt for the man ... with a search warrant forcing AT&T to ante up phone records. 

http://www.tmz.com/2016/07/23/tom-cruise-scientology-suicide-bombing-threat/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 02, 2016, 07:29:54 AM
                    EXCLUSIVE: Actress who called Tom Cruise a 'narcissistic baby' in an audition to be his girlfriend claims she was blacklisted by Scientology even though she was John Travolta’s friend and coughed up $1million

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3714679/Actress-called-Tom-Cruise-narcissistic-baby-audition-girlfriend-claims-blacklisted-Scientology-John-Travolta-s-friend-coughed-1million.html#ixzz4G6vEU94G
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                                 Ex-Scientologist: Tom Cruise Is ‘A Narcissist, Insecure, & Babyish!’

http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/tom-cruise-scientology-cathy-schenkelberg-girlfriend-audition/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 10, 2016, 05:26:49 PM
                                                    Ex-Hollywood Agent Spills Tom Cruise’s Scientology Secrets In New Tell-All

Inside the hush-hush meetings with feared leader David Miscavige.

http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/tom-cruise-scientology-secrets-agent-tells-all/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 24, 2016, 08:46:12 AM
                                    Suri Cruise 2016 News & Update: Scientology Expert Explains Tom Cruise Absence In Daughter's Life

Aug 23, 2016 01:48 AM EDT | By Kathleen Nava

http://www.gamenguide.com/articles/40397/20160823/suri-cruise-2016-news-update-scientology-expert-explains-tom-absence.htm


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on September 27, 2016, 05:33:53 PM
                Tom Cruise Spied On Ex Nicole Kidman’s Friend Russell Crowe, Feared Cheating


The paranoid actor ordered fellow Scientologists to tap his calls.

http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/tom-cruise-spied-ex-nicole-kidman-friend-russell-crowe/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on October 22, 2016, 07:17:55 PM
                         Tom Cruise Talks Scientology For The First Time In Years

Plus, the actor reportedly moving into new church penthouse.

http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/tom-cruise-scientology-interview-penthouse/

http://www.inquisitr.com/3626511/tom-cruise-defends-scientology-its-a-beautiful-religion/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 04, 2016, 05:26:16 PM
                  New penthouse plans in downtown Clearwater fuel Tom Cruise, Scientology rumors

http://www.tampabay.com/news/growth/new-penthouse-plans-in-downtown-clearwater-fuel-tom-cruise-scientology/2301271


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 22, 2016, 04:10:37 PM
                  ‘Humiliating!’ Scientologist Tom Cruise Had Secret Hookup With Lesbian Porn Star!

http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/tom-cruise-lesbian-porn-star-personal-assistant-scientology/

https://theblemish.com/2016/11/scientology-forced-tom-cruise-break-girl-lesbian-porn/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 26, 2016, 08:13:08 PM
        Is Tom Cruise leaving Scientology? Actor wants to quit religion for good to spend time with Suri

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/tom-cruise-leaving-scientology-actor-5994072


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 08, 2016, 04:50:57 PM
                     
                   Nicole Kidman Writing Book Exposing Tom Cruise & His Scientology Secrets — Report

Wed, December 7, 2016

http://hollywoodlife.com/2016/12/07/nicole-kidman-writing-scientology-book-tom-cruise-secrets/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on December 25, 2016, 06:23:53 AM
                             How Tom Cruise became so hated in Hollywood

Read More: http://www.nickiswift.com/34655/tom-cruise-became-hated-hollywood/?utm_campaign=clip


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on February 05, 2017, 04:40:11 PM
                          
                                            Tom Cruise In Love With 'M:I' Co-Star, Snubbed By Suri Cruise?


The Inquisitr

It seems that the feeling is mutual between Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson, but the Church of Scientology may come between them just like they ...



 http://www.inquisitr.com/3949657/tom-cruise-in-love-with-mi-co-star-snubbed-by-suri-cruise/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on February 14, 2017, 06:53:09 PM
               Tom Cruise's mum dies aged 80 and is remembered with Church of Scientology memorial

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/tom-cruises-mum-dead-aged-9812404

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/2856884/tom-cruises-beloved-mother-mary-lee-south-dies-aged-80-after-years-of-poor-health/

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz/587945/Tom-Cruise-mother-dies-Mary-Lee-South-Scientology

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4220950/Tom-Cruise-s-mother-Mary-Lee-dies-80.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on March 24, 2017, 01:27:14 AM
                      Why Tom Cruise once felt ‘persecuted’ over Scientology beliefs

http://pagesix.com/2017/03/22/why-tom-cruise-once-felt-persecuted-over-scientology-beliefs/


http://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/articles/1132882/tom-cruise-persecuted-scientology


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 12, 2017, 08:55:59 AM
                                                 
Tom Cruise's Scientology Girlfriend Exposes The Nightmare She Went Through Because Of Him!
Celebrity Insider (blog)


New and shocking reports revealed that Scientology messiah Tom Cruise is prone to "temper tantrums" and has "violent tendencies!" His dictator-like ...



http://celebrityinsider.org/tom-cruises-scientology-girlfriend-exposes-the-nightmare-she-went-through-because-of-him-37356/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on May 23, 2017, 07:22:47 AM
       Just Cruise-ing by? Tom cuts a lonely figure on the balcony of his Sydney hotel after a quick visit to a Scientology centre minutes after landing in his private jet

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4529056/Tom-Cruise-pictured-solo-visit-Scientology-centre.html#ixzz4hpyKHOuG
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Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 10, 2017, 07:13:00 AM
 
                                     How come no one asks Tom Cruise about Scientology?

http://nypost.com/2017/06/08/how-come-no-one-asks-tom-cruise-about-scientology/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 11, 2017, 07:05:11 AM
                      Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy” Takes in $2.7 Mil Thursday Night: Have Suri, Scientology Scandals Undermined Popularity?

http://www.showbiz411.com/2017/06/09/tom-cruises-the-mummy-takes-in-2-7-mil-thursday-night-have-suri-scientology-scandals-undermined-popularity


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on June 24, 2017, 05:14:53 PM
                        Matt Lauer Plays Tom Cruise in Recreation of Infamous Interview

'Today' show host wears wig, goes all-out reading script from tense June 2005 interview

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/matt-lauer-plays-tom-cruise-recreates-infamous-interview-w489484


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 10, 2017, 06:01:35 PM
                       Video: Hollywood star Tom Cruise spotted checking out Auckland's Church of Scientology


                                                              VIDEO


https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/entertainment/video-hollywood-star-tom-cruise-spotted-checking-aucklands-church-scientology

                                                         another video

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11888406


                                                          More

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2017/07/tom-cruise-visits-church-of-scientology-in-auckland.html

                                                          More photos

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4681010/Tom-Cruise-visits-16-million-Scientology-HQ-Aukland.html


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 12, 2017, 04:40:22 PM
                                       Tom Cruise Combats Reporter In 60 Minutes Australia Interview

Published on Dec 4, 2014

All credit to 60 minutes Australia.
Reporter: Peter Overton
Producer: Lincoln Howes, Sandra Cleary

June, 2005: Mirrored as it is important to see the mindset of an indoctrinated Scientologist.
Tom Cruise Shills for the *Church* of Scientology by insisting reporter do a 4 hour study of Scientology before the interview.
But even then, Cruise could not hold his cool and
Cruise in the Persona of David Miscavige starts ATTACKING the journalist Peter Overton. in response to simple questions. His social veneer masking his attack dog training reveals itself.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DChVRGoQXIc


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 18, 2017, 04:04:37 PM
 Florida man says Church of Scientology threatening him after he shared video of new Tom Cruise penthouse

http://www.crimeonline.com/2017/08/17/florida-man-says-church-of-scientology-threatening-him-after-he-shared-video-of-new-tom-cruise-penthouse/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 19, 2017, 03:46:52 AM
             Tom Cruise Broke His Ankle Doing ‘Mission Impossible 6’ Stunt, Wonder If Scientology Will Heal This

https://theblemish.com/2017/08/tom-cruise-broke-ankle-mission-impossible-6-stunt-wonder-scientology-will-heal/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on November 01, 2017, 06:07:12 AM
                           Movie Meltdown! Tom Cruise Furious Over New Flick Attacking Scientology

The actor demands Hollywood ‘stop using' his religion 'as a punch line.’

http://radaronline.com/videos/tom-cruise-new-movie-empty-man-attack-scientology/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on February 15, 2018, 04:41:54 PM
                     Tom Cruise Move To Clearwater Expected To Finally Happen In 2018

https://www.newstalkflorida.com/featured/tom-cruise-move-clearwater-expected-finally-happen-2018/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 14, 2018, 08:13:10 AM
                       
                           Tom Cruise: Val Kilmer is ‘doing great’ after bizarre Scientology treatment

https://canoe.com/entertainment/celebrity/tom-cruise-val-kilmer-is-doing-great-after-bizarre-scientology-treatment

http://www.hollywoodnewsdaily.com/2018/tom-cruise-believes-he-and-scientology-are-responsible-for-val-kilmers-throat-cancer-recovery/12655


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on July 19, 2018, 03:57:08 PM
                      Scientologists Plan To Bring Tom Cruise Back From The Dead!

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2018/07/tom-cruise-scientology-healing-gurus-touch-assist/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 04, 2018, 09:17:48 AM
                    Seth Rogen Had to Tell Tom Cruise What Internet Porn Is

https://theblemish.com/2018/08/seth-rogen-had-to-tell-tom-cruise-what-internet-porn-is/


Title: Re: Tom Cruise News thread
Post by: Ididntcomeback on August 16, 2018, 07:35:55 AM
            EXCLUSIVE: Tom Cruise's son Connor is following in his father's footsteps as he moves into Scientology's religious retreat The Sandcastle, an exclusive resort-style complex in Clearwater for church VIPs

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6056245/Tom-Cruises-son-Connor-moved-Scientologys-elite-Sandcastle-retreat.html