I’m not sure why, exactly, this is news, but it’s still the holidays and things are a bit slow, so today we’ve got a story about Tom Cruise‘s daughter, Bella, celebrating her 21st birthday at Disney World with brother Connor. Well, the “story” is that she shaved her head and is wearing her new buzz cut in style, apparently.
There she is, throwing her hands up with carefree abandon, as you do when you’re 21 and your parents are rich so you have not a care in the world. Also, when you’re just 21 in general. Here’s People’s “coverage”:
In this Instagram post by her brother, Connor Cruise, Bella sports a fresh red buzz cut as she holds her hands high on the Expedition Everest roller coaster at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman‘s daughter, who enjoys trying new things with her tresses, decided to hit the theme park with her brother and dad for fun in the sun in celebration of her 21st birthday.
“Safe to say Disney World was a blast,” Connor, 18, says in the caption.
Well, that’s that, I suppose! I need to do some Googling and read up on Bella, actually – I think both the kids sorta went to live with Nicole when she divorced Tom, right? Do they see much of either of their parents anymore? I feel like Nicole is so caught up in the small biological kids she’s got now that Connor and Bella aren’t really around, but that’s pure conjecture.
December 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Yes, this ignorant piece of shit just said that. Tom Cruise truly believes that being a Hollywood actor and having to sometimes deal with the press/paparazzi is as difficult as being a soldier who may get blown up, lose limbs or his/her life while in an ACTUAL WARZONE. I don’t even know where to begin with that.
Tom Cruise not only thinks he trains harder than Olympic athletes, he believes his job as a professional actor is as grueling as fighting the war in Afghanistan — this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.
As we reported, Cruise recently sat for a deposition in his $50 million libel suit against a magazine publisher that claimed he abandoned daughter Suri — and his quotes are GOLD.
First, the Middle East — Tom says his location shoots are just like serving a tour in Afghanistan, “That’s what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal.
As for his physical training, Tom said, “There is difficult physical stamina and preparation. Sometimes I’ve spent months, a year, and sometimes two years preparing for a single film.” But the kicker, he adds, “A sprinter for the Olympics, they only have to run two races a day. When I’m shooting, I could potentially have to run 30, 40 races a day, day after day.”
Right, so… you being super physically fit and having hard days and getting millions and millions of dollars for it is TOTALLY the same as those who do the exact same WITH no guarantee that they’re going to live another day for VERY little pay. You really hit the nail on the head there, asshole. I literally can’t even talk about this anymore. Thank God Katie Holmes did the smart thing and got Suri out of there.
November 11, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Tom Cruise is suing tabloid magazines for saying he abandoned Suri, and part of that means he had to sit down for a deposition, and that means TMZ got a hold of it and we get to read some of the questions and answers. Hooray! From TMZ:
In the deposition … Cruise squirmed in his chair as the lawyer for the magazine repeatedly asked if Katie fled their marriage because of the Church. Cruise hemmed and hawed, suggesting it wasn’t true, and then the lawyer asked whether “Katie Holmes left you in part to protect Suri from Scientology.”
Cruise answered: “Did she say that? That was one of the assertions, yes.”
Cruise also admitted that Suri is NOT a member of Scientology anymore.
So it sounds like Katie really did split because of Scientology. That’s not news but it’s good to hear.
Not sure if this is worth it, are ya, Mr. Cruise?
November 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Okay, let’s just get one thing out of the way: Abandoning Suri is an incredible name for a band.
Glad we got that out of the way.
I’m going to be very careful of what I say about Mr. Cruise, so here’s what TMZ is reporting:
Cruise just filed docs in his $50 million lawsuit against the publisher of “Life & Style” and “In Touch” magazines for cover stories that claimed he “abandoned” Suri after divorcing Katie in June 2012.
In the docs, Cruise says … “I have in no way cut Suri out of my life — whether physically, emotionally, financially or otherwise.”
He goes on to cite specific times he saw his daughter in person in the months following the divorce, and says … “even during the times when I was working overseas and was not able to see Suri in person, we were (and continue to be) extremely close.”
The docs are pretty revealing … since Tom has said next to nothing publicly about the divorce from Katie.
I will say though, that Tom Cruise is always way too eager to sue. Why does he care so much?
November 7, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise got married in 1990 and stayed together for 11 years before ultimately divorcing, and Nicole has remained pretty mum on the details of their relationship for the past decade. However, the topic came up in a new interview with Vanity Fair, for some reason, and she pretty much admitted that while it all seemed pretty romantic and even intoxicating because they were in the throes of fame, she actually didn’t love him all that much. Ouch!
“I was so young,” Nicole Kidman tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner in the December-issue cover story, reflecting back on her marriage to Tom Cruise when she was just 23 years old. “And you know, with no disrespect to what I had with Tom, I’ve met my great love now. And I really did not know if that was going to happen. I wanted it, but I didn’t want it for a while, because I didn’t want to jump from one relationship to another. I had a lot of time alone, which was really, really good, because I was a child, really, when I got married. And I needed to grow up.”
When asked about the unreal level of fame she endured during her marriage to Cruise, Kidman says, “There is something about that sort of existence that, if you really focus on each other and you’re in that bubble, it’s very intoxicating, because it’s just the two of you. And there is only one other person that’s going through it. So it brings you very close, and it’s deeply romantic. I’m sure Brad and Angelina have that—because there’s nobody else that understands it except that person who’s sleeping right next to you.”
Nicole is married to Keith Urban now, so that’s obviously who she considers to be her “great love”, which is fine and well. To be honest, I think Nicole and Tom did pretty well – 11 years is nothing to shake a stick at in Hollywood, but it again begs the issue: can Hollywood relationships last, especially between two massively famous people at the height of their careers? Obviously Nicole and Keith are doing pretty well, but who knows if it’ll stay that way.
October 31, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Tom Cruise dodged all sorts of reports that before marrying Katie Holmes he “auditioned” women to be his wife. That he rented out space in a Scientology center and mislead many women into thinking they were auditioning for a film when in reality, he was trying to skip over the whole “dating thing” right into “Imma wife you” mode.
It’s been rumored that Erika Christensen, Scarlett Johansson, and Jessica Alba auditioned for the role of Mrs. Cruise. Recently, actress Nazanin Boniadi told Vanity Fair that she auditioned for Cruise in 2004. They “dated” for about 2 months before Tom moved on. Ms. Boniadi (aka Nora from How I Met Your Mother) was basically punished by the “Church” of Scientology for being dumped by Cruise and left the organization.
Anette Iren Johansen, ex-Scientologist, is coming forward with her audition experience. Everything she says sounds legit based on what I’ve studied about Scientology but there’s one thing that isn’t completely working for me — she’s not an actress, she’s got no fame, and thus it doesn’t make sense that she would even be in the running. One of the reasons Cruise left Boniadi was because she wasn’t “famous” enough. Johansen had only made appearances in Scientology magazines and training films (which is what she thought she was auditioning for). So I don’t get why she would be considered. Regardless, her story is interesting. From The Underground Bunker:
… She noticed right away that there was something unusual about this project. There was a makeup team, for example, which she’d never seen before. She wanted to keep it light, but the woman in makeup told her it was important for this audition to be made up with eye shadow and glossy lips.
And that was the other odd thing about it — everyone working on the audition was a woman.
Anette sat down before the camera, and instead of giving her a script, they just asked her about herself.
“They asked me so many questions about my life, my family background, everything I’d ever done in Scientology. There was a lot of talk about Tom Cruise at that time — he had just been in Norway [hosting] the Nobel Peace Prize concert.”
It seemed odd, but she got through it. Another strange detail: no one else seemed to be taking part in the auditions.
Before she could leave, she was required to sign a waiver, promising not to mention anything about the audition. (Another thing that hadn’t happened at earlier auditions.)
About two weeks later, she received a phone call from a man in California who identified himself as “Golden Era Productions, international management.” She was at the org’s canteen at the time, in a room with other people. He told her that he had some private questions to ask her, so she went to a nearby bathroom and locked herself in.
“I got a call from a top guy at the main base in L.A. He said it was regarding my audition and that he needed to ask some very private questions,” she says.
“He asked, ‘Do you have any sexual perversions?”
She told the man that she didn’t have any perversions. (She was between boyfriends at the time.)
He thanked her, and told her he might be back in touch with her. But she never heard anything else about the audition or from Golden Era.
We called Marc Headley, who worked on some of these auditions before he left from the International Base.
“That was for Tom Cruise, absolutely,” he says.
Headley worked on technical projects at the International Base in California before he left early in 2005. At one point during the summer of 2004 he was asked to watch a highlight reel of the auditions that had been made for Tom Cruise.
“Those are the exact same questions that they were asking the other girls,” he says.
“The reason the sexual question came up was that they had some girls with histories that weren’t so great. So they were being careful. This girl has to be perfect in all ways.”
We asked him why Scientology would be going as far afield as Denmark.
“It was slim pickings in Los Angeles. In LA there were a lot of pretty girls, but they had a lot of baggage, by Scientology standards.” [...] The auditions didn’t stop until he found Katie later in 2005. So even if he was with one of the girls, they were still working it, casting for the next season of Scientology’s version of The Bachelor.”
After the audition, Anette realized that there seemed to be no film that came out of it.
Holy f-ck, that last sentence makes the hairs on my arms stand up. It sounds like creepypasta.
I’m not quite buying that LA was such a wasteland that they had to outsource to Denmark, especially for a nobody. But this doesn’t mean that I am Team Scientology or Team Cruise. That will never happen. I’m glad she got out.