Discussion in 'Celebrity News' started by The Wrong Guy, Jan 10, 2017.
Bet he has a fake penis too.
Time for the Scientologists to abandon Hubbard and surrender unconditionally to the terrifyingly powerful Marcabians. May Lord Xenu be merciful.
Box Office: Tom Cruise’s “American Made” Is Dying Abroad with Less Than $20 Million So Far
By Roger Friedman, Showbiz411
I don’t know what’s wrong with Tom Cruise’s “American Made.” Few have seen it, although several top reviewers said they liked it. Doug Liman makes good movies, as we’ve seen with “Edge of Tomorrow” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”
But something has really gone wrong with “American Made.” Universal sent it into some new foreign markets this weekend and yielded just $9 million. The overseas total so far is $19.8 million. And now it’s played in a lot of countries to ambivalence.
None of this bodes well for September 29th, when “American Made” hits US screens. No one I’ve talked to even knows it exists. Of course, Tom is recovering somewhere (Scientology Centre?) from his injuries on the now-stalled “Mission Impossible 6.”
And even if he comes out on crutches on a late night talk show – he can’t do real interviews, obviously – the lack of enthusiasm for “American Made” from far flung places may overwhelm the American release. Universal was hoping to rake in some dough before that, but so far it doesn’t look too good.
Real interviews brings up scientology. Hahahhaa.
America madeTrump, then America made him president. America is fucked.
Why oh why isn't Tom back on his feet by now?
A touch assist is all that's needed to fix him ,or isn't Scientology working for him?
Poor Tom paid all that money to Scientology and getting nothing in return , not even a TA.
His body is broken and his career is in the toilet.
Not sad at all.
The REAL Reason Katie Holmes Won't Go Public With Jamie Foxx EXPOSED | Radar Online
Find out why they've been hiding their love for years!
By Radar Staff
Katie Holmes is keeping her steamy romance with Jamie Foxx under wraps because of a secret divorce deal with Tom Cruise, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Holmes’ divorce from “Mission Impossible” star orders she can’t officially “date” until 2017, an insider told Radar.
“Katie signed a clause in her quickie divorce settlement that prevents her from embarrassing Tom in various ways, like talking about him or Scientology, or publicly dating another man for five years after the divorce,” the source claimed.
“She’s allowed to date, but she cannot do so in a public fashion, and she’s not supposed to let any boyfriend near their daughter, Suri,” the insider added. “Katie wanted out of the marriage so badly, she agreed to the terms — and got $4.8 million in child support, plus another $5 million for herself.”
If she breaks the rules, the mom-of-one could lose the aforementioned money, the source claimed.
Indeed, Holmes’s determination to maintain a perpetually single status in public has raised eyebrows over the years.
When asked about her dating life a few months ago, the actress retorted, “That’s not something I want to answer!”
However, as Radar has reported, the Batman Begins actress has been seeing Foxx since 2013.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star and friend to the 48-year-old actor, Claudia Jordan, even confirmed the relationship and June and revealed that the pair is “really happy.” She quickly backtracked however, when her comments went viral.
Then, on Aug. 13, the covert couple almost blew their cover at Barbra Streisand‘s concert in New York when Holmes openly cheered as her man performed with the iconic singer. She then even joined him in his dressing room!
“They figured it wasn’t a violation of the public rule because security prevented photos. They were so discreet,” the source claimed.
But for now, the spy said, Holmes can’t wait to drop the secrecy!
“At this point, Tom doesn’t care much what Katie does,” the insider said. “But he wouldn’t mind getting his $5 million back!”
As Katie Holmes finally confirms romance with Jamie Fox, a look at the divorce terms she agreed during split with Tom Cruise that sheds light on their secrecy
The actress could not 'date publicly for five years' following their divorce
By Lucy Needham, Mirror Online
For over a year they've been playing down rumours of a romance between them, but now Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx have seemingly confirmed they are a real life couple.
Katie, 28, and Jamie, finally went public after being dogged by speculation as they strolled hand-in-hand along the beach in Malibu.
The reason for them keeping a tight lid on their feelings for over a year - a very impressive feat by Hollywood standards - could be Katie's strict adherence to her divorce settlement with Tom Cruise.
The pair, who were married for six years, were granted a 'quickie' divorce back in 2012 that prevented Katie 'from embarrassing Tom in various ways."
Under the deal, the youngster was to live in New York with her mother – and any contact with her dad was to be supervised to ensure she is not “indoctrinated” by his Scientology beliefs.
Legal papers written by Cruise showed that he did not refer to the former Dawson's Creek actress Katie by her name, only 'Suri's mother' or 'my ex wife.'
More at http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/katie-holmes-finally-confirms-romance-11121418
Glad Tom needs supervision, nobody wants to see Katie holme's daughter become a scientolozombie. Let her choose the path she wishes, and those divorce terms sound very illegal too.
Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes Finally Out in Public As a Couple | TMZ
Until now, seeing Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes out together as a couple was as common as a Bigfoot sighting or riding a unicorn, but not anymore!!!
It took 4 years, but Hollywood's most top secret couple finally packed on the PDA Monday in Malibu, hand in hand in the sand. Though they've allegedly been together since 2013 -- about a year after her split from Tom Cruise -- this is the first time they've been seen doing what lovebirds do.
As we reported ... Katie was seen with a ring on her finger in March 2016, but Foxx's rep said it wasn't from him. A year before that, Jamie denied they were even a thing. Still, the relationship was no secret to most in Hollywood -- JamKat just never let on in public.
JamKat? Can we slap a ™ on that ... just in case?
FOR THE LOVE OF XENU
Tom Cruise’s Strange Hold Over Katie Holmes: From Scientology Minders to the ‘Dating Ban’
Rumors have surfaced that a five-year ‘dating ban’ has finally ended, allowing Holmes and beau Jamie Foxx to date publicly. But Cruise’s odd history with women doesn’t stop there.
By Amy Zimmerman, The Daily Beast
This week, in the midst of rising panic and gathering storms, some lucky paparazzi spotted the tabloid equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster.
In an industry of repetitive stories, unsubstantiated rumors, and Bachelor covers, these fateful shots of Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes holding hands on the beach in Malibu immediately made waves. To understand the magnitude of Holmes and Foxx’s PDA, you have to venture back four years ago, to a pre-Trump era when Brangelina was still a thing and nobody knew what a Chainsmoker was. In 2013, photos surfaced of Foxx and Holmes dancing together at a Hamptons charity event. Ever since then, the rumored duo has gone to great lengths to insist that they’re just friends, with varying degrees of success. In an October 2013 interview, Foxx called the dating rumors “one hundred percent not true.” Again in 2015, Foxx strongly reacted to the relationship rumors, retorting, “What I’ve learned about society today is that they’re so thirsty. Especially in tabloid world and social media world, they’re so thirsty to find any story… Sometimes when you read the stuff you’re like, ‘Wow! That’s so not true!’” Holmes has refused to engage with the topic altogether. When pressed on her relationship status in 2016, the actress replied, “That’s not something I want to answer.”
Despite JamKat’s press defensive, there have been numerous leaks over the course of the alleged half-decade that they’ve been allegedly dating. A blurry 2015 photo of the duo holding hands in a recording studio is perhaps the most damning evidence, along with a 2016 interview with Foxx’s friend, reality TV star Claudia Jordan, who gushed that Foxx “is very happy with [Holmes].” Jordan quickly walked back her inadvertent confirmation, subsequently telling ET that, “I have no knowledge of Jamie with Katie at all,” adding, “I’ve never seen them together. He’s never told me he’s dating her.”
Still, as months and years passed, rumors of this celebrity coupling persisted. Anonymous sources insisted on Jamie and Katie’s relationship status and tabloids, sensing a story even bigger and more factually accurate than Jennifer Aniston’s phantom pregnancy, never gave up. While any secret celebrity dating scenario is fodder for a People cover or a clickbait headline, JamKat is a particularly elusive and fascinating pairing. That’s because Foxx and Holmes’ intense secrecy is rumored to be a condition of Holmes’ 2012 divorce from Tom Cruise, which was itself the ending of one of the most widely discussed and analyzed marriages in celebrity history.
Long before Holmes and Cruise started dating, the leading man had a reputation for strange behavior—the alleged result of his close relationship with the Church of Scientology.
One of the main celebrity faces of Scientology, Cruise appeared to have, at some point, handed over the reins of his personal life to the church. In Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Alex Gibney’s 2015 documentary, Marty Rathbun, a former high-ranking Scientologist, confesses that he was assigned to sabotage Cruise’s second marriage: “I was to facilitate the breakup with Nicole Kidman.”
According to the film, Scientology head David Miscavige—a good friend of Cruise’s—became suspicious of Kidman when she began to influence Cruise away from the church. Gibney’s film claims that over the course of their marriage, Cruise even stopped returning Miscavige’s calls. At that point, the documentary alleges, Miscavige resolved to get Kidman out of the picture. Rathbun elaborates that this campaign included spying on/wiretapping Kidman, “auditing” Cruise, and “re-educating” the couple’s adopted children, Connor and Isabella. This all culminated in 2001, when Cruise divorced Kidman.
A 2012 Vanity Fair article claimed that Miscavige subsequently made it his mission in 2004 to find Cruise a new girlfriend. Maureen Orth reported that, “The organization devised an elaborate auditioning process in which actresses who were already Scientology members were called in, told they were auditioning for a new training film, and then asked a series of curious questions including: ‘What do you think of Tom Cruise?’” The search party, Orth reported, eventually landed on Homeland actress Nazanin Boniadi. Between 2004 and 2005, Boniadi reportedly dated the actor: “In a month-long preparation in October 2004, she was audited every day, a process in which she told a high-ranking Scientology official her innermost secrets and every detail of her sex life. Boniadi allegedly was told to lose her braces, her red highlights, and her boyfriend.”
When Boniadi was eventually flown to New York to meet her new boyfriend, she was given a confidentiality agreement “specifically about Cruise,” claimed Vanity Fair. And while the relationship was initially successful, the actress quickly found herself running afoul of both Cruise and Miscavige: “By the third week in January, she was asked to move into Scientology’s Celebrity Centre. Boniadi was told that Cruise ‘wants someone with her own power—like Nicole.’ When she asked why Cruise would not break up with her himself, she was told he was not to be disturbed.” (The Church of Scientology did not respond to The Daily Beast’s requests for comment prior to publication.)
By April of 2005, Cruise was dating actress Katie Holmes, and just one month later he was enthusiastically holding forth on his budding relationship while jumping on Oprah Winfrey’s couch.
According to journalist Tony Ortega, who’s covered the church since 1995, “Katie made the effort initially to become a Scientologist herself, and then escaped later.” Ortega told The Daily Beast about the actress’ Scientology handler, Jessica Rodriguez, who was reportedly assigned to accompany Holmes during the Batman Begins press tour, recalling, “Jessica was answering questions for Katie in interviews, and it was really, really weird.” Rumors of strange behavior and restrictions abounded during the couples’ six-year marriage. (Miscavige was Cruise’s best man at his and Holmes’ 2006 wedding.) According to one particularly striking claim, Cruise allegedly insisted that “his wife stay silent while she was giving birth to baby Suri,” in keeping with Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s belief that absolute silence ought to be maintained throughout delivery.
As The Daily Beast previously reported, the final straw allegedly came when Holmes began to suspect that she would soon be separated from her and Cruise’s young daughter, Suri: “When Cruise and Holmes split in 2012, it was amidst rumors that the star feared her husband was planning to ship their daughter Suri off to Sea Org—an elite training division of the Church that requires its members to sign a ‘billion-year contract.’” Cruise and Holmes’ hasty settlement, which was finalized just 10 days after Holmes filed for divorce, reportedly stipulated that Suri would have no relationship with the Church of Scientology. Unfortunately, this agreement appears to have wreaked havoc on Suri’s relationship with her father, as the two are rarely seen together. In late June, InTouch reported that Cruise hadn’t seen his 11-year-old daughter in person in “more than 1,381 days.” This alleged separation is less shocking in light of the church’s practice of “disconnecting” congregants from family members who disapprove of Scientology.
A RadarOnline report from last year alleged Holmes and Foxx’s secrecy may also be a result of that high-stakes divorce settlement. The gossip site published a source who claimed that, “Katie signed a clause in her quickie divorce settlement that prevents her from embarrassing Tom in various ways, like talking about him or Scientology, or publicly dating another man for five years after the divorce.
“She’s allowed to date, but she cannot do so in a public fashion, and she’s not supposed to let any boyfriend near their daughter, Suri,” the source continued. “Katie wanted out of the marriage so badly, she agreed to the terms—and got $4.8 million in child support, plus another $5 million for herself.”
And the timing works out: Holmes and Cruise finalized their divorce in June 2012, meaning that the exes have only recently passed the five-year mark. If the rumors are true, Holmes and Foxx are now free to shout their love from the couches without fear of reprisal from Holmes’ bizarre ex.
Tom Cruise Feels ‘Betrayed’ By Katie Holmes & Jamie Foxx’s Secret Romance
It always hurts if an ex ends up with one of your friends, but it’s especially painful when everyone involved is famous! We’ve got EXCLUSIVE details on how Tom Cruise is feeling so betrayed by Jamie Foxx dating his ex-wife Katie Holmes, according to a source.
By Beth Shilliday, Hollywood Life
We’ve got a bro-code violation going on! Tom Cruise, 55, and Jamie Foxx, 49, were once pals, as the megastar recruited the actor to star with him in 2004’s action film Collateral. They remained friendly up until the Annie star began dating Katie Holmes, 38, just a year after she divorced Tom in 2012 in such a dramatic way. Four years later, Holmes and Foxx have finally taken their romance out into the open, but the Mission: Impossible star has aware that they were a couple for some time and isn’t thrilled that his friend would date his former wife.
“Tom has known about Katie and Jamie’s secret relationship since the beginning and it has always bothered him that they were hooking up. While Katie and Jamie did their best to keep things a secret from the world, Tom is too well-connected and found out about them shortly after their romance began,” a source close to Tom tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“Tom is shocked and upset that Katie is dating a costar he once considered a close friend. He feels betrayed by both of them,” our insider adds. Katie broke away from Tom and the Church of Scientology in such a public way, serving him with divorce papers in June of 2012 when he was away on location in Iceland filming a movie. While she and daughter Suri, now 11, remained holed up in New York for months, Katie started going to more social events in 2013, and it was in August of that year that she met Jamie at a Hamptons gala.
The two were rumored to be secretly dating on the down-low for four years now, apparently out of respect for Tom by not making their relationship public and going to great lengths to never be photographed together. But now that over five years have passed since she filed for divorce, the couple apparently were less careful about keeping the romance out of the public eye. They were spotted over Labor Day weekend holding hands together while walking down the beach in Malibu and didn’t appear to care that the paparazzi captured the PDA.
Too bad cruise, you won't own him, narcissist!
Katie Holmes "Doesn’t Care" If Tom Cruise Is "Furious" Over Jamie Foxx Is Fake News Story | Gossip Cop
A new report claiming Katie Holmes “doesn’t care” if Tom Cruise is “furious over” her romance with Jamie Foxx is simply a pile of lies. It’s the latest fake news story manufactured by HollywoodLife, a site that has repeatedly been shown to publish made-up articles. Gossip Cop can once again expose the outlet for fabricating yet another tall tale.
Continued at https://www.gossipcop.com/tom-cruise-upset-katie-holmes-jamie-foxx-fake-news/
I am still amused, and choose to relish the notion of Mr Cruises ire.
Take That Tom! Katie Holmes Embraces Therapy & Jamie Foxx To Get Revenge On Cruise | Radar Online
Scientology opposes traditional psychotherapies.
Crafty Katie Holmes is throwing some backhanded shade on ex-husband Tom Cruise and Scientology, RadarOnline.com has learned, by parading her romance with Jamie Foxx and lauding psychological therapy — which the church disdains.
“Katie says therapy is the ONLY thing that saved her and daughter Suri from her suffocating marriage to Tom and the clutches of the church,” a source revealed to RadarOnline.com exclusively. “Now she wants to pass on the benefit of her experience to help other women who’ve weathered similar nightmares.”
Though Holmes, 38, escaped Cruise (and Scientology) in 2012, she’s determined to continue being an advocate of therapy. So it may be no surprise that her next role is in the adaptation of the best-selling self-help book “The Secret.”
“Katie hopes to use the film to become a self-help guru and completely defy Scientology’s views of therapy,” said the source.
The actress had refused offers to write an explosive tell-all about her stifling marriage to Tom and the iron fist of the church. But she’s finally gone public with the worst-kept secret relationship ever — her romance with Cruise’s longtime pal Foxx — and is now happy to show it off to the world.
“She loves the fact this will be the ultimate slap in Tom’s face!”
Katie Holmes NOT Embracing Therapy And Jamie Foxx To Get Revenge On Tom Cruise, Despite Report | Gossip Cop
Katie Holmes is not looking to get “revenge” on Tom Cruise, nor is she making a movie about therapy that will attack Scientology, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim. We’re told it’s complete “nonsense.”
According to RadarOnline, Holmes is getting some “backhanded revenge” on Cruise and Scientology by “parading her romance with Jamie Foxx and lauding psychological therapy, which the church disdains.” A so-called “source” tells the website, “Katie says therapy is the only thing that saved her and daughter Suri from her suffocating marriage to Tom in the clutches of the church.” As if that quote didn’t sound made-up, the supposed “source” continues, “Now she wants to pass on the benefit of her experience to help other women who’ve weathered similar nightmares.”
The often disproven site further asserts that Holmes is “determined to continue being an advocate of therapy. So she picked her next movie role, in an adaptation of the enormously best-selling self-help book ‘The Secret,’ because of its therapeutic value.” The alleged “source” goes on to maintain, “Katie hopes to use the film to become a self-help guru and completely defy Scientology’s views of therapy.” The outlet concludes its off-base story by contending that Holmes’s relationship with Foxx and her participation in the movie The Secret will be the “ultimate slap in Tom’s face.”
Despite RadarOnline’s sweeping claim, Holmes has not been a vocal “advocate of therapy.” The contention seems to have been made-up to support the site’s highly inaccurate premise. Additionally Holmes has no desire now to get “revenge” on Cruise, nor did she ever before during the intervening five years since she left him. Also, far from “parading her romance,” the actress and Foxx have kept their casual relationship extremely private.
The website continues its wrong streak by asserting that Holmes joined the cast of the film adaption of The Secret to “defy Scientology’s views of therapy.” Apparently, even though “The Secret” was a giant success and everyone talked about it 11 years ago, the unreliable outlet has no clue what it’s about. The main theme of the book is that people can control their futures by believing the universe will deliver what they want through envisioning and willing their desires. It has nothing to do with therapy.
Virtually everything stated in the RadarOnline article is a falsehood. Gossip Cop is not entirely shocked, since the site doesn’t have a stellar record when it comes to reporting about Holmes. For instance, one year ago, we busted the outlet when it wrongly asserted that Holmes and Foxx would get married at her Michigan vacation home. That, of course, never happened. And a rep for Foxx recently told Gossip Cop that the Oscar-winner is most assuredly not going to marry Holmes.
And just a few days ago, we busted the site when it untruthfully claimed that Holmes was meeting Cruise to discuss Foxx. Gossip Cop has been assured by sources close to all three parties that that will happen in a week from… never. Much like its previous false reports, the latest article about Holmes looking to get “revenge” on Cruise and attack Scientology is a fabrication. A Holmes insider calls the site’s new story “nonsense.”
Meanwhile all of that "nonsense" is adding to the mounds of information against the cult. Hahahaha.
Moss wins Emmy for portraying totalitarian cult victim and doesn’t care what you think about it
By Tony Ortega, September 18, 2017
Meanwhile, there was another drama unfolding last night at the Emmy awards that really got noticed Down Under.
Nicole Kidman won the award for Lead Actress in a Limited Series for her role in HBO’s Big Little Lies. And when she picked up the award, she took time to thank her two young daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret: “I have two little girls — Sunnie and Faith. And my darling Keith who I asked to help me pursue this artistic path. And they have sacrificed so much for it.”
No mention, however, of her two older children with Tom Cruise, Isabella and Connor. Whoops.
“Nicole Kidman has delivered the perfect acceptance speech at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards — but there was one small oversight that stuck out to some viewers,” said News Corp’s Australian website, news.com.au.
Why would Kidman leave off mention of her adopted older kids? Well, former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder had one answer:
They have been taught she is a Suppressive Person and treat her as such.
More at https://tonyortega.org/2017/09/18/m...ctim-and-doesnt-care-what-you-think-about-it/
Well, she was talking about family members who made sacrifices so that she could do the work she received the award for. Typical awards-show speech acknowledgement. The older kids are adults who don't live with her and don't rely on her for anything, so they didn't really sacrifice anything when Mom went back to work, did they? This would be true whether or not anyone in the family ever had anything to do with Scientology.
I say it was a slow news day.
People Are Criticising Nicole Kidman For Only Mentioning Two Of Her Children In Her Emmys Speech
The actress did not thank her two children with Tom Cruise.
By Angelique Thompson, Harper’s BAZAAR Australia
Nicole Kidman has been praised for her powerful acceptance speech at yesterday’s Emmy Awards. Winning best actress in a limited series for her role in Big Little Lies, the actress took the stage to make raise awareness about the realities of domestic violence. However, her speech has also caused some controversy.
Accepting her first Emmy award, the actress tearfully thanked her family at the end of her speech.
“I am also a mother and a wife. I have two little girls, Sunny and Faith,” Kidman said, making reference to her children with Keith Urban. “This is yours. I want my little girls to have this on their shelf and to look at it and go, ‘Every time my mama didn’t put me to bed, it’s because of this. ”
Absent from the list were her two adopted children to ex-husband Tom Cruise, 24-year-old Isabella and 22-year-old Connor, which immediately drew disappointment on Twitter.
“Just heard the silence of Nicole Kidman not thanking her two older kids,” one person wrote. Another added, “How heartbreaking is it that when Nicole Kidman talks about her children, she doesn’t even mention the older two?”
Some people have suggested that Kidman may have a potentially strained relationship with her two older children, as she does not support Scientology. However, just last year Kidman considered her work in Lion as a “love letter” to Isabella and Connor.
“It was important to me because I’m a mother with adopted children,” Kidman told Town & Country. “That’s why I wanted to do it. I relate to that. I feel that for my own children who are adopted.”
Nonetheless, Kidman’s speech did highlight the difficulties of working parenthood, which at this time, affects her two young daughters, eight-year-old Faith, and six-year-old Sunday Rose.
More at http://www.harpersbazaar.com.au/cel...-thanking-only-two-kids-in-emmys-speech-14365
Tom Cruise NOT Working On Custody Deal With Katie Holmes For Suri, Despite Report
By Gossip Cop Staff
Tom Cruise is not working out a custody deal with Katie Holmes for their daughter Suri, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can correct this falsehood. We’re told it’s “untrue.”
In a piece titled, “Tom Cruise Custody Deal Over Suri,” the National Enquirer alleges the actor and his ex-wife have “agreed to meet for the first time in years.” Tipping off that the story is fabricated, the supermarket tabloid first notes that news of the supposed meeting broke right as Holmes and Cruise’s “five-year divorce contract has come to a close.” But as Gossip Cop has previously reported, the rumor that Holmes had a five-year dating ban in her divorce settlement from Cruise is a myth.
Next, the magazine quotes a so-called “insider” as insisting in unnatural language that Cruise “needs to show Katie the respect of one-on-one dialogue and work out a regular visitation schedule with Suri, plus come to terms with the fact Katie is dating his former friend Jamie Foxx.” After pointing out that Cruise hasn’t been been publicly photographed with his daughter Suri since 2013, the tabloid’s source maintains, “Tom is open to meeting Katie,” and will probably bring someone from Scientology along. The publication alleges Cruise has been “ordered to turn on the charm” with Holmes by officials in the church.
Curiously, the tabloid doesn’t actually ever offer any specifics of Cruise’s proposed custody plan. Instead, it has its seemingly made-up source quoted as expositorily saying, “[Cruise is] 55 now, and his recent fall on the set of ‘Mission impossible 6,’ where he broke his ankle, made him realize he’s not getting any younger. He needs to work out the few relationships he still has left.”
Interestingly, this same publication, which now notes that the actor hasn’t seen Suri in four years, falsely claimed in December 2016 that Cruise “recently reconnected” with Suri in “a charming English village.” As Gossip Cop accurately reported at the time, the tabloid’s story was 100 percent false. It’s also the same unreliable magazine that absurdly maintained in 2016 that Cruise believed Suri was possessed by an “evil spirit.” That, of course, was also a lie.
Notwithstanding the Enquirer’s record for being provably wrong, Gossip Cop looked into the tabloid’s tale. We’re told the magazine’s premise about Cruise hammering out a custody deal with Holmes over Suri is made-up. A Holmes insider assure us it’s all “untrue.”
How weird does a celebrity have to be before we stop watching their films?
""But I’m also interested in Cruise because of what he reveals about what audiences will accept in their stars. Now, all celebrities are a bit weird, so when one is known for being Weird Even For A Celebrity, you know they are probably crossing over from “adorably eccentric” to “actually quite scary”. It’s been known for a while that Cruise crossed that line when he started wanging on about Scientology. But it is genuinely interesting how people just shrug off stories of his troubling relationships with women.
Last week it emerged that Cruise’s ex-wife Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx are in a relationship, after having kept this a secret for at least four years. This would be hard to do under normal circumstances, but is frankly Oscar-worthy in the case of two celebrities. It is also so contrary to modern celebrity ethos, which treats romance as a branding opportunity, that it seems downright alien. By contrast, Holmes and Foxx waited to reveal their relationship until almost five years to the day that she got divorced from Cruise, and it is being widely reported that this is because, in order to secure a quick divorce, Holmes had to agree to not date anyone “publicly” for half a decade."
American Made: How Tom Cruise Redefined His Career After the Couch Jump, Film by Film
By Ryan Bort, Newsweek
There have always been two of him: Tom Cruise the star— somehow cocksure and eager to please—who, by 26, had become the ideal of a Hollywood leading man, deftly juggling romantic comedy, serious acting and action movies. (In 1996 alone, he got an Oscar nomination for Jerry Maguire, and launched a billion-dollar action franchise, playing Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible.) And Tom Cruise the man, always a little problematic thanks to his involvement with Scientology—a connection that seemed more quirky than strange until his divorce from Nicole Kidman in 2001, blamed in part on the Church.
And then, in May 2005, Cruise made a giddy spectacle of himself on The Oprah Winfrey Show, jumping up and down on the host’s sofa, pumping his fists in the air, declaring his love for soon-to-be-wife Katie Holmes. The moment went viral on YouTube, launched just months before. It was at once infectious...and deeply weird.
A month later, a second helping of weird: During a heated exchange with Matt Lauer on the Today Show, Cruise railed against antidepressants and psychiatry, both frowned upon by Scientology.
It’s hard to describe how negatively the press and Hollywood viewed Cruise after those events. Headlines declared his career was toast. Yet 12 years later, he remains one of the globe’s biggest box-office stars; he was the highest-paid actor in 2012, and his films, as of September, have grossed $9 billion worldwide. More bad publicity (his divorce from Holmes, the damning Scientology documentary Going Clear) and notable flops (most recently The Mummy) followed. However, even if the media continue to regard him warily, for the right project, moviegoers still show up. Gone are the romantic comedy roles and any sense of Oscar ambition, but Cruise clearly knows how to hang on, with or without suction cups. A timeline of lessons learned.
Continued at http://www.newsweek.com/tom-cruise-american-made-film-guide-couch-jump-669158
Tom Cruise's Seemingly Impossible Mission: Reviving His Fizzled Career
By Rob Cain, Forbes
For an actor whose name is synonymous with Hollywood superstardom, Tom Cruise hasn’t successfully opened a movie in a long time. It's about time he acknowledged that he's now entered the latter stages of his career.
Here are a few facts about Cruise’s movie career that may surprise you:
He’s never had a movie gross $1 billion at the global box office (17 other lead actors have, including Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey, Jr., Shia LaBeouf, Vin Diesel, Sam Worthington, John Boyega and Daniel Craig). And only one of his films has come even remotely close: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, with $900 million.
His last top 10 movie was Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which finished seventh in 2011.
Apart from his Mission: Impossible films, he hasn’t had a movie finish in the annual top 25 since 2008, when Tropic Thunder finished 23rd. His last 10 non-Mission: Impossible films finished 27th, 56th, 33rd, 41st, 38th, 84th, 45th, 35th, 23rd and 127th (!!) in their respective years.
Not for lack of trying, but he’s never had a successful movie franchise apart from the Mission: Impossible series.
He’s only had two movies finish No. 1 on the domestic box office chart for the year in which they were released, and both were three decades ago: Top Gun in 1986 and Rain Man in 1988.
All of his moderately-budgeted films — American Made, Lions for Lambs and Magnolia — were box-office flops that lost money for their investors.
Cruise is currently in the worst five-year stretch of his 35-year movie career. His average box office numbers have fallen steadily in each five-year period since the early 1990s, and that’s not even adjusting for inflation. His latest release, American Made, will only make the numbers worse. His global box office-to-budget ratio has also been in freefall, and has fallen to an average below 3.0, which given his big salary and perks, is barely financial breakeven territory.
Once admired for his savvy career choices and his status as a box office magnet, Cruise simply hasn't exhibited those powers in a long, long time. He once had eight pictures in a row gross over $100 million domestically, back in the days when $100 million was a lot of money, but his last three films in a row have failed to come close to that mark. Indeed, apart from those career-saving Mission: Impossible movies, only one of his last ten pictures has reached $100 million, and that just barely, when Edge of Tomorrow grossed $100.2 million in 2014.
Conventional wisdom had it that Cruise's offscreen behavior, like his devotion to Scientology and his bizarre couch-jumping episode on Oprah Winfrey's show, negatively impacted his career. Those things are probably true, but they've been part of his public persona for a long time, and if his formerly huge fanbase hasn't gotten past those things by now, they probably never will.
Cruise's future plans don't seem to hold much promise. He's doing another picture with American Made director Doug Liman called Luna Park, which may be a mistake given the tepid reception that the current picture has received. Liman and Cruise work well together — American Made is good fun, and their previous joint effort, Edge of Tomorrow, was terrific — but they just haven't been able to ignite much enthusiasm at the box office. He's also got Top Gun: Maverick in pre-production, but that could easily go the way of such overdue, unwanted sequels and reboots as Ghostbusters and Blade Runner 2049.
Continued at https://www.forbes.com/sites/robcai...ble-mission-how-to-revive-his-fizzled-career/
Let cruise fall and fffaaaaaallllll.
Tom Cruise childhood friend: Tom’s family told me he doesn’t want to see photos of Suri online
By Tony Ortega, October 19, 2017
Earlier today, one of our eagle-eyed researchers brought our attention to a Facebook group where a woman was making a pretty startling claim.
Her name is Maryann Carter, and she runs a public Facebook group called “Tom Cruise Media,” which has a little more than 3,000 members. On Tuesday Maryann, who is in Kentucky, put up an announcement in the group, asking that her fellow Tom Cruise fans refrain from posting photos containing Cruise’s daughter Suri in them. When one of the other members asked for clarification, Maryann claimed that the request had come from Tom Cruise himself:
We contacted Maryann and had a lengthy online chat with her and then talked to her on the phone. Here is what we learned.
Maryann became close to Tom Cruise when she was 21 and Tom was 16 (He was Tom Mapother then, before he took on his famous stage name). Photos of her with Tom emerged recently when Tom’s girlfriend of the time, Diane Cox, came forward with a story about their time together.
“I heard she got megabucks for it,” Maryann tells us. Maryann claims that she and a man who appeared in the photos sued the Daily Mail for publishing the photos without their permission, so we’ll be careful and just provide you a link to one of the photos rather than post it here. Maryann is the one on the right.
At the time, she tells us, she would often have long conversations with Cruise on the telephone. “We used to have long talks, and he always listened to me. I’m five years older.” And she was disappointed when his family soon moved away to New Jersey for his junior year in high school. “He didn’t want to go! He was very upset. He almost stayed with his Aunt Sue Anna,” she says.
But some family members related to Tom’s mother, Mary Lee Pfeiffer, remained in Kentucky, and Maryann says she has stayed close friends with them, including a female cousin that she did not want to name.
She tells us that it was the female cousin who asked her recently not to post photos on the Facebook group of Suri. And she insisted that the cousin was only passing on a request that came from Tom Cruise himself.
“I do know for a fact he said he couldn’t stop it, but he would prefer that nothing of Suri be on his group,” she says.
We pressed her again: Was she sure the cousin wasn’t just making the request for herself, but that it was a request actually coming from Tom Cruise? Twice more, she insisted that was the case.
When we told her we were surprised that a star as huge as Tom Cruise would care what was said about him or shown on a Facebook group with only 3,300 members, Maryann said that Tom is “supposedly” concerned about what Suri is seeing about herself online now that she’s old enough, at 11, to look for herself.
When we told Maryann that this explanation didn’t make a lot of sense to us, she agreed with us. “It’s Scientology,” she says.
Maryann acknowledged that Cruise’s image in the U.S. has taken a beating over his association with Scientology and because he seems to be avoiding his own daughter, which Maryann finds very troubling.
Thinking back to her long talks with Cruise, Maryann says she wishes he’d pick up the phone today. “If I could have an hour with him, I really think I could get through to him. TC has some big issues in his life,” she says.
There’s no question that Tom Cruise is a dedicated Scientologist, and so reports that he’s been avoiding his daughter have naturally raised questions about whether his involvement in Scientology is responsible for it. When Katie Holmes broke up with Cruise in 2012, she caused huge embarrassment to Scientology, and usually that’s enough to get someone declared a “Suppressive Person” by the church, which would make Suri, her daughter, a “Potential Trouble Source,” because she’s connected to her SP mother.
But in conversations we’ve had with former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder, he was skeptical that church leader David Miscavige has formally given these labels to Katie and Suri, since Cruise is such an important celebrity to the church. Rinder suggested that Miscavige’s style is that he might casually criticize Katie in Cruise’s presence, and then Tom took the hint.
Either way, it’s troubling that Cruise would avoid his own daughter, and even more surprising that he would not even want to see reminders of her at an online group dedicated to worshiping him as a movie star.
Maryann told us that although she was willing to forward Tom’s request to her Facebook group, she’d like to get the chance to talk some sense into him.
“Tom needs his ass whipped,” she told us.
Taek thaaat tom!
Movie Meltdown! Tom Cruise Furious Over New Flick Attacking Scientology
The actor demands Hollywood ‘stop using' his religion 'as a punch line.’
By Radar Staff
Tom Cruise and his handlers are freaking out over a new movie that he’s convinced is a thinly veiled takedown of Scientology, RadarOnline.com has learned.
The flick in question is the upcoming Fox thriller The Empty Man, and involves a secretive group attempting to summon a terrifying supernatural entity that “may be responsible for a string of mysterious disappearances in a small midwestern town.”
“As far as Tom and his Scientology friends are concerned, the movie’s use of a Scientology-like self-improvement system and spiritual organization really crosses a line,” an insider told Radar. “(The) murder and missing persons story is nothing short of fear mongering.”
Cruise, 55, is said to be especially disappointed that some of his closest friends and business partners are behind the film.
“Tom expects a lot better from a studio like Fox, where he’s made some very big films in the past, like Minority Report,” the source continued. “It’s especially dismaying to Tom because both he and the film’s star, James Badge Dale, are close friends with Joe Kosinski, who will be directing Tom next year in Top Gun 2.”
Cruise, who has been a proud Scientologist for nearly 30 years is defending the church against yet another attack.
“Tom’s position is that people need to stop using Scientology as a punch line, especially in scary movies like The Empty Man.”
We got catfished! Tom Cruise’s ‘friend’ rooked us with a lot of lies
By Tony Ortega, October 30, 2017
Well, we should have known it was too good to be true. On October 19, we reported that Maryann Carter, a woman in Kentucky, had posted to a Facebook group that Tom Cruise, through a family member, had requested that photos of Suri Cruise no longer appear on the group. “She is no longer part of his life,” Carter said.
When we contacted Maryann, she told us that she had known Cruise when he lived in Kentucky, was five years older than him, had had long phone conversations with him, and had remained in contact with a cousin on his mother’s side who lived in Kentucky.
None of that, it turns out, is true. After other members of the Facebook group complained that Maryann had fooled them as well, we talked to Maryann today and she confessed that she had made up virtually all of it.
She’s 64 and nine years older than Cruise, not five years as she had told us. Although she grew up in proximity to the Cruise family, she never knew him personally. And although she knows of the cousin who lives by her, she doesn’t actually know the cousin.
When she was confronted by other members of the Tom Cruise Facebook group, Maryann quit the group. She tells us that she has done some community theater, which is where she thinks she might have gotten some of her acting ability.
We got totally rooked, and we apologize to our readers and to Tom Cruise personally.
We will be taking down our previous story.
— Tony Ortega
Too bad it wasn't true...
The Radar story smells fake to me. Scientology's response to fictionalized versions of itself has always been to pretend that there's no resemblance whatsoever between the fictional organization and their own, therefore, unless someone involved in the project has explicitly stated it was based on Scn, there's no reason to think anyone would suspect as much.
And, in fact, there really are a lot of wacko "self-improvement, spiritual" groups out there, any number of which could have served as inspiration for a fictional destructive cult.
I can't see Cruise breaking with this long-standing practice now.
(Heh, heh. I said "Cruise breaking." How's the ankle, Tom?)
Tom Cruise On Romantic Mission Over Elisabeth Moss
Scientology bosses crazy over would-be couple!
By National ENQUIRER Staff
Tom Cruise NOT Pursuing Romance With Elisabeth Moss, Despite Report
By Andrew Shuster, Gossip Cop
Tom Cruise is not pursuing a romance with fellow Scientologist Elisabeth Moss, despite a completely inaccurate tabloid report claiming the famous church members may soon become a couple. Gossip Cop looked into the situation and we can exclusively set the record straight.
According to the National Enquirer, the movie star recently invited Moss to a “cozy” dinner in the hopes of wooing her. A so-called “source” tells the magazine, “Ever since his marriage to Katie Holmes ended in disaster, Tom has been looking for a woman who was already part of Scientology. He tried to bring Kate into the religion and it obviously didn’t work out very well.”
The outlet’s questionable insider adds, “Elisabeth seems like the perfect choice. She understands the demands of Scientology and a show business lifestyle. Both she and Tom have made the mistake of having relationships outside of Scientology and they don’t want to do that again. They are perfect for each other.”
It should be noted, however, the Enquirer has a very poor track record when it comes to accurately reporting about the actor’s love life. Earlier this year, Gossip Cop busted the outlet for falsely claiming Cruise was having “secret romantic meetings” with Angelina Jolie. We also called out the magazine for wrongly reporting Cruise was dating Paula Patton, his co-star in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Naturally, Gossip Cop was quick to question to tabloid’s latest romance claims.
Our doubts were confirmed after checking in with a source close to the situation, who exclusively assures us the publication’s report is simply “not true.” Cruise never asked Moss out on a dinner date, nor is he pursuing a relationship with the actress. It seems the Enquirer simply took two famous Scientologists of the opposite sex and decided to concoct a fake romance between them, because there’s no accuracy to any of this.
EXCLUSIVE: Connor Cruise chooses Scientology over love | Now To Love
Nicole Kidman's son is single once again, thanks to his controversial faith.
She cut all ties with Scientology after splitting with Tom Cruise but Nicole Kidman’s only son, Connor Cruise, is so engrossed in the controversial religion it’s even forced his girlfriend to call time on their romance.
Phylicia Bugna, 26, confirmed to Woman’s Day she’s broken up with Connor after about 18 months of dating, claiming she refuses to be “sucked in” by his extreme Scientology beliefs.
The stunning deep-sea fishing expert, who first met Connor, 22, during an angling competition
in his hometown of Clearwater, Florida, says the pair are no longer in contact.
Phylicia insists Connor’s devotion to Scientology played a major factor in their break-up.
“For the record, I am not nor will ever be involved in Scientology,” she says.
“My beliefs are in nature and the earth, and I’m not trying to be tied to anything dealing or pertaining to Scientology.”
The two were pictured together a number of times on social media during their relationship, and Connor regularly liked Phylicia’s sultry bikini shots, but they have now unfollowed each other on Instagram.
The blonde bombshell, who has a history of traffic offences and was arrested for battery before the case was dismissed, has since moved to Oregon
– as far away from her DJ ex as possible.
Still, it appears Connor isn’t too heartbroken.
He was recently spotted cosying up to Tajikistan model Karina Komil, who also tagged him in a snap of herself captioned “Good night” along with lightning bolt emojis.
To find out more on Connor's love life and why his mother Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban are the neighbours from hell, get the new issue of Woman's Day - on sale now!
This one is pretty much the same as the article above.
Tom Cruise’s Son Connor DUMPED By Sexy Girlfriend Over His Extreme Scientology Beliefs
Plus, see the stunning Russian model the celebrity spawn has already moved on with!
By Katy Forrester, RadarOnline
This is from Tony Ortega's article Best Shoops 2017, by "Mark".
More at https://tonyortega.org/2017/12/31/s...ear-is-in-the-books-at-the-undergound-bunker/
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