Yeah, no. Not really. But he wants you to think that he is. Perception is reality, people! According to Star Tom’s PR people have put together a public appearance DO list to help boost his flaccid persona.
The Valkyrie actor’s overworked publicity team has put together a multipoint plan to bring him back to screen-idol status. Some of the dos and don’ts: You won’t hear Tom lecturing any talk show hosts (think: Matt Lauer!) about Scientology from now on. Also, to be more connected to the audience, he will stop wearing sunglasses on the red carpet, an insider tells Star. His PR team has also nixed showing up at premieres in fancy cars. “They don’t want him to seem arrogant during the recession!” are next to go.
But the flacks’ No. 1 priority? Winning back Tom’s female fans! Research showed that women turned against him after he criticized Brooke Shields‘ use of postpartum depression meds. So now Tom is making a concerted effort to appear on women-friendly programs like The View. “It’s all very calculated,” the insider says. are next to go.
Tom’s wife, Katie Holmes, is benefiting from the new rules, too! When they step out together, he has to be less hands-on. “Tom needs to quit grabbing her arm and pulling her around. The idea is to make him the kinder, gentler Tom, not a controlling husband with a Stepford wife.” are next to go.
As far as I’m concerned – if a team of people have to give you a list of things to stop doing so you don’t appear to be an arrogant asshole then you, my kind sir, are an arrogant asshole. There really are no two ways around it. I’ve never had even the tiniest most remote sexual feeling towards Tom Cruise. His mega denture smile, floppy hair, and shoe lifts do absolutely nothing for me. The fact that he’s practically miniature is just the icing on the cake. But I know that my taste is not everyone’s taste. So is this media makeover going to be enough to put you back in Tom’s corner? Can he win back your affections with his supposed charm?