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Tom Cruise’s life is run by Scientology, duh

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In what’s the least surprising bit of news ever, an anonymous “source” came forward recently to tell the world a big fat secret known by few (and by few I mean everyone with a working brain): Tom Cruise‘s entire life is run by Scientology. Literally, every part of it. Surprise!

“Scientologists run Tom’s life,” a source tells Us of Katie Holmes‘ ex, 52. “They are obsessive, and he is brainwashed by them.”

Another insider adds, “Tom has minders with him at all times, and he’s rarely in touch with family members who aren’t Scientologists.”

Yeah, that makes sense to me. But you know what – who cares? At the end of the day, Tom is a grown ass man, and if he wants to let a cult run his life, why not? It’s not hurting anyone else. Except, you know, the people in the “church” who go missing, are ex-communicated or otherwise destroyed for speaking out. Those people might not be so lucky.

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Tom Cruise has “tantrums” if he doesn’t do his own stunts

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Tom Cruise has always made it a point in interviews to bring up the fact that he does all his own stunts because he’s totally fit and heroic. He’s performed nearly every stunt in his Mission Impossible movies and a bunch of others that I’m too lazy to IMDB because I’m not a Cruise fan, but needless to say, he’s a bit of a daredevil. Apparently so much so that he throws “tantrums” on sets if the director prefers to use a stunt double.

From Page Six:

It all begs the question — with millions upon millions of box-office dollars on the line, how on earth does one of the world’s biggest movie stars get the insurance to tempt death?

“He stomps his feet and fights for it and tells [the studio] that basically if they don’t [let him], he’s not going to do the movie,” laughs Wade Eastwood, the movie’s stunt coordinator and Cruise’s friend. “When he wants to do something cool, he’ll fight to the death in order to do it.”

Brian Kingman, the managing director for Gallagher Entertainment, which insures studio films, says that safeguards and qualifications make it possible for big stars to do their own stunts — if someone’s willing to pay.

“I mean, if you’ve got enough time, talent and money, anything is insurable,” he says. “All insurers want to know is that things are done safely and any risk is a reasonable one.”

Brad Bird, who directed the last “Mission,” has said that Cruise’s role as a producer on his films gives him the leverage to do it all.

But most action stars don’t get the chance to do their own stunts because they don’t have the power to make it happen.

“You’ve got a lot of actors that get close, like the Hugh Jackmans of the world and the Daniel Craigs — but Tom Cruise and Jackie Chan are the only two I know that do a hundred percent of it themselves,” says Eastwood.

Apparently this really doesn’t matter to anyone else – most stars just don’t want to do their own stunts. I can’t really hate on Tom for wanting to. It’s dangerous, sure, but if you’re a thrill-seeker, of course you’re going to want to perform these insane, impossible feats. I’d shit myself and wouldn’t hesitate to bring in a stunt double, but to each his own. The tantrums are a bit corny, but we are talking about Tom Cruise here.

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‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ gets its first trailer

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Did you love the first several Mission Impossible films? Do you feel like you need another? You’re in luck, because Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is coming out on July 31st and the first trailer for the movie is here!

It’s got action! It’s got flying! It’s got Tom Cruise! What’s not to love?

Admittedly, I’ve never seen any of the other Mission Impossibles because it’s not really my thing, but I’m sure this movie will be one of the most anticipated of the summer and do really well at the box office.

Will you see Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation?

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Tom Cruise is a pervert, tapped Nicole Kidman’s phone for the sake of Scientology

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Tom Cruise is the Church of Scientology‘s million dollar baby, if you will. He’s the face that holds the religion cult together, and they’d never want to mess that up, so they keep him on a tight leash. So much so, in fact, that Tom apparently allows the church to completely and entirely run his career and finances. Yikes!

A documentary called Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief premiered at Sundance over the weekend, based on the book of the same name by Lawrence Wright. The documentary revealed some pretty crazy shit about the Church in general and Tom Cruise in particular (especially in re: his marriage to Nicole Kidman) and The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on the 2 biggest things:

1. The Church of Scientology allegedly wiretapped Nicole Kidman’s phone. According to the film, Scientology was not keen on Tom Cruise’s marriage with Nicole Kidman because her father was a psychologist, making him an enemy in the church’s view. During the marriage, Cruise distanced himself from the church, particularly when the couple moved to England to shoot Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. In its effort to bring Cruise back into the fold, the church made efforts to undermine the relationship and, at Cruise’s request, allegedly hired a private investigator to tap Kidman’s phones. The church also worked to turn the couple’s son and daughter against Kidman, convincing them that she was a “suppressive person.”

4. A former top Scientology official describes church leader David Miscavige as privately mocking Tom Cruise for his “perverted” sex life — but doesn’t elaborate. Several former officials describe Miscavige’s rise as church founder L. Ron Hubbard’s successor, and the film features abundant footage of him addressing the faithful at church gatherings. One striking example is Miscavige’s dramatic declaration of victory in Scientology’s battle with the IRS for nonprofit status, complete with a pyrotechnic display. Former church officials including Mike Rinder and Tom DeVocht then offer allegations of Miscavige’s increasing paranoia and abusiveness, recounting stories of beatings at his hands. They also describe their experiences in “The Hole,” a prison-like facility on the church’s property near the California town of Hemet, and tell how Miscavige forced them to play a crazed game of musical chairs to the tune of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Losers were supposed to be expelled from the church, but the former members say they were so brainwashed that they fought to remain despite the abuse. Miscavige relented and let them stay.

There were some other revelations, obviously, and while I couldn’t give less of a shit about Scientology, I would totally watch the documentary. It’s so crazy to me that we can recognize the insanity of shit like the Heaven’s Gate cult and stuff, but people still take Scientology seriously (I know you could make that argument for all religion, but I’ll just leave that here).

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Are Tom Cruise And Laura Prepon Doing It?

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Tom Cruise may have found a new Scientologist girlfriend, and it may be Laura Prepon. Why all the “mays”? Because his camp is denying it. That goes against what Page Six reported here:

Tom Cruise hasn’t been lonely since breaking up with Katie Holmes. He’s been secretly dating fellow Scientologist Laura Prepon, who plays a lesbian drug dealer on “Orange Is the New Black.”

P.R. reps for the two denied any romance in November after the actors were spotted enjoying a cozy dinner at the Manor Hotel in Los Angeles.

However, my source on the Left Coast says Cruise and Prepon are still seeing each other, but they are being extremely careful to keep it secret. “It’s the buzz on the set of her show,” the insider told me.

Daily Mail reports that not only is Cruise’s rep denying the dating rumors, but goes on to add that the two have “never even met.” Daily Mail also cites reports from Grazia magazine about a date the two went on, in which Cruise picked her up in his fancy-ass car and brought a “vintage bottle of 1979 Merlot” to their dinner, where they “spent three hours laughing and joking.”

Okay, so here’s how this works: anything Tom Cruise says isn’t true, is true. Anything Tom Cruise denies is real. Anything Tom Cruise’s people say is false, isn’t. You get where I’m going here? That’s just been his pattern.

We better be careful about what we say though, because we don’t want to get suedSo we’ll just say they may or may not know each other. Okay, Tom Cruise? That work for you?

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Tom Cruise’s Daughter Shaved Her Head

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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.

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Tom Cruise Thinks His Job Is As Hard As Being a Soldier In Afghanistan

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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.

From TMZ:

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.

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