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Scientology Is Getting Mad at Tom Cruise

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Not the Church itself. No, the Church of Scientology just loves Tom Cruise. It’s the other, boring old non-famous, non-rich, non-telepathic Scientologists who are getting mad at Tom Cruise.

From Radar:

Some people have marveled at how little Tom Cruise has seen beloved daughter, Suri, since he split from Katie Holmes, but RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal he is getting special treatment from the strict heads of Scientology to even have any contact with her.

“They have already bent the rules for Tom,” the former president of the celebrity center, Nancy Many, told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview. “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?” she asked.

“When every other person that I have known of leaves Scientology, which Katie did without speaking of it directly, they are instantly shunned,” explained Many. “By rejoining a Catholic Church right afterwards, she made a very public statement of rejection.”

Within hours of leaving the controversial religion, former members are un-friended on Facebook and in all aspects of their lives – that includes by their children, parents, friends, and everyone they know, said the former celebrity president.

Apart from a fun-filled trip to Disneyland last June, The Days Of Thunder actor has spent far less time than usual with Daddy’s little girl over recent months, and even missed her first day of school on September 11 because he was filming in London.

However, Many is surprised that Tom is allowed to see Suri at all. “I understand that Tom was always busy, busy, busy, before the divorce but Katie would fly Suri to him,” so the changes in his marital state could be just as much of a reason for the estrangement as his religious restrictions.

Last week we discussed the rumors about Tom leaving Scientology over the possibility of the Church forcing him to cut Suri out of his life, and if that was ever a possibility, it’s not anymore. Tom Cruise is probably the single most important (living) Scientologist. He’s not going anywhere. Not now, not ever. So settle in, friends, and make friends with the rage in your souls, Scientologists. Tom Cruise is for life.

Tom Cruise Isn’t Having Fun with Scientology Anymore

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Sorry, Scientology, but it’s true. Tom Cruise doesn’t want to play with you anymore. He would rather just go home, if it’s all the same. Also, he would appreciate it if you just wouldn’t call him for a while. Thanks.

From Radar:

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.”

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-girlfriendPenélope 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.”

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.

How great would if be if this story was real? Tom could finally see all the damage that Scientology has done to his life, and he could start taking steps to fix things. He could find another cool, trendy religion (one that hopefully wouldn’t be so creepy), and he could start doing what he actually wants for a change. He could see little Suri without any problems. He and Katie Holmes could start building a real relationship – friends, you guys, just friends! He could finally settle down with a nice lady (or dude!) and make a life, a real life, for himself. Yes, if there wasn’t a real chance that Scientology officials would try to kill him for learning too much and then leaving, it would be the most beautiful story.

Unfortunately, I really don’t see that happening. Tom is good and brainwashed, and I don’t see that changing, at least not anytime soon. Poor Tom, right?

Here’s Another Lady Who’s Not Afraid of Tom Cruise

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So this is the after photo of Tom Cruise’s latest date, on which he took this lady—who is not the lady he took out earlier in the week—to the Ivy in London, where he reportedly dined with Touched by an Angel actress, Roma Downey, and her husband.

The last woman? Was reportedly dumped for dressing poorly whilst in the presence of Tom Cruise, although if you ask from whence the source cometh, I’d have to say … well, me. This lady is similar in physical features to the other unnamed woman—brunette, and not in her twenties by a stretch—though this lady has infinitely superior fashion sense. Which isn’t saying a lot in comparison to animal-print woman.

All I know is that if Tom’s tripping the lights fantastic with brunettes who are not his ex-wife in an attempt to make his ex-wife jealous, I highly, highly doubt that it’s working. I mean, Katie’s probably already moved  back on to James Van Der Beek anyway.

**Update: The lady in the above photo actually is Roma Downey, I think. It would appear that the photo agency mislabeled the photo, but there is confirmation that the woman Tom was out with on a date is brunette and was … well, there.

Is Tom Cruise on a Date?

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I would assume the answer is “No, absolutely not, Tom Cruise is not on a date and you wanna know why? Because Tom Cruise’s people would never let Tom Cruise date a woman who might happen to be close to his own age and who might have a wrinkle or two here or there, and also, Tom Cruise‘s people wouldn’t allow Tom Cruise to date someone who wore leopard or cheetah print and had really bad fashion sense in general.” No way. This lady’s got to be a Scientology auditor or something, for sure.

Yes, that’s a long answer, but it’s the most thorough one I can come up with, and when it comes to Tom Cruise, being thorough is key.

But regardless, yes, Tom Cruise was photographed while hanging out with this woman in the wee hours of the morning at London restaurant, Mayfair, at 2:30 AM. According to the Daily Mail, Tom and his friend were seen trying to find another club to hit up after Mayfair closed:

After leaving the restaurant, the couple were spotted trying to find a nightclub to continue their night. However, things didn’t go well for the pair, as their first stop of Boujis club was closed for refurbishment, before they were denied entry to celebrity favourite Annabel’s because it was nearing closing time.

The unnamed companion was even driving Tom around like she was some sort of star-struck chauffeur, occasionally turning her head to look back at her passenger while smiling a shit-eating grin and trying to play coy for the cameras.

Anyway, friends, lovers, babysitter … who knows—I’m just amazed that Scientology allowed Tom to hang out with this woman’s outfit in public. That’s probably the most shocking thing about all of this.

Quotables: Kirstie Alley Defends Tom Cruise (Probably Because She’s a Scientologist, Too)

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“I think whenever you have articles written that are third and fourth parties’ opinions – it’s like the game Gossip and you don’t get the truth – I think that a magazine of that caliber should have interviewed him, and then they would get the truth. I think that probably all religions sound bizarre to the people who are not the practitioners of them. … To me it’s so normal, and probably 90% of the crazy stuff I hear isn’t true.”

Kirstie Alley on the controversial Vanity Fair piece that outed Tom Cruise as nothing more than a highly-controlled robot who has no say in any major decisions of his life.

To be fair, Maureen Orth, the woman who conducted and compiled all of the Vanity Fair interviews and composed the article as a whole, persistently attempted to get Tom’s side of the story for the piece, but was denied each and every time, so, no, Kirstie Alley, there are not “third and fourth” parties involved here that the magazine would have preferred to interview instead of Tom, it’s because CRAZY SCIENTOLOGY doesn’t allow Tom to speak for himself or for anyone else that he may or may not care about.

Jeez Louise.

Is It Time to Feel a Little Sorry for Tom Cruise Yet?

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Our friends at Bohomoth have brought up a pretty interesting point—that Tom Cruise isn’t exactly the mastermind of psychosis that we’ve come to know in the past decade, and that he’s just a puppet in the grand scheme of things, a gigantic, shiny, talking head for the Scientology cause.

From Bohomoth:

I’ve started to feel really sorry for him lately. He’s been floating around Europe looking ever skinnier and that worries me, because when Scientologists are going through heavy-duty auditing, they live on a diet of brown rice and beans and run on a treadmill for hours every day.

The rest of the time they sit around holding tin cans (I’m not making this up, they’re just all so brainwashed they are beyond thinking anything of it all by this time) and answering prying questions fired at them from an auditor.

He looks like a broken shadow of a man, doesn’t he? But not nearly as fragile as he would be IF he knew what was going on around him and in the big wide world.

Apparently, a prominent former high-ranking Scientologist tells Bohomoth, his internet is restricted, so Tom’s pretty much unaware of the raft of negative publicity currently drowning Scientology.

The control they have over him is that extensive.

Now several high-ranking Scientologists have left, (another two left just yesterday) they’re all supporting each other and all agree that the real villain is David Miscavige, not his PR puppet and prize winner of new recruits Cruise.

And, they agree that he’s pretty much holding and controlling Tom against his free will.

Many of them still practice Scientology as a religion described by L. Ron Hubbard, but want nothing to do with the cult as run by David Miscavige saying the abuse of basic and not so basic human rights have become insupportable.

And, they’re all openly telling Tom to let the scales fall from his eyes regarding to Miscavige and LEAVE Scientology and have been doing so for three years now.

Boho makes really, really good points, and the human rights-lover in me says that there’s probably a lot that’s spot-on with all of this weird Scientology-manipulation that’s going on. However, I don’t think Tom is as lily-white as some people do. No, because Tom Cruise has spent decades upon decades cultivating his “perfect” public image, and wouldn’t allow anything—even the Church of Scientology—to move in on that and taint it in any way. Remember Rob Lowe’s book? How he talked about how mechanically poised Tom was, even back in the eighties? Here’s an excerpt:

“He’s open, friendly, funny, and has an almost robotic, bloodless focus and an intensity that I’ve never encountered before.” In New York for the second round of auditions, Lowe finds that Cruise is “already showing traits that will make him famous; he’s zeroed in like a laser.” “We check into the Plaza Hotel. I am taken aback at the luxury and spectacle of the lobby…. The front desk tells us we will be sharing rooms,” Lowe writes of the actors’ arrival in the Big Apple. “In a flash, Cruise is on the phone to his agent, Paula Wagner. ‘Paula, they are making us share,’ he says…. The rest of us are staggering around like happy goofs….. ‘O.K., then. Thank you very much,’ he says like a 50-year-old businessman getting off the phone with his stockbroker. ‘Paula says it’s fine.’”

And you know what? I think that Tom probably has that same kind of obedience to anything that’s going to point him in the right direction and make him look “good” in the public’s perception. No, I think that everything Tom does, whether it’s prompted by the CoS or his PR team (undoubtedly appointed by the CoS) or even his own sense of what’s best, is calculated to the point of 99.999% accuracy in achieving admiration in one way or another.

I guess, in short, yeah. Maybe we should feel a little sorry for poor, “manipulated” Tom Cruise. But not that sorry.

Another Day in Stupid Lindsay Lohan Tweets

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So remember how we were talking about Tom Cruise and his weird Scientology wife-auditioning thing that he did a few years back when Katie Holmes won her round-trip ticket to Crazyville? Well Lindsay Lohan‘s throwing her hat into the ring on this one, and making statements in Tom‘s defense (sort of). From Lindsay’s Twitter, in response to that Vanity Fair article:

I just want everyone & @TomCruise to know, that I have/had NO part in the VF story.. Nor has anyone in my life, personal and work related.

ROFLCOPTER! OMG! … And wait. “Nor has anyone in my life, personal and work related”? In what world is that good grammar? Forget it.

You know, what Lindsay’s doing here, guys, is trying to make herself appear more relevant than she actually is (surprise, surprise). Because while there were rumors that Lindsay was on Tom’s shortlist a few years ago for bridal material, Scientology sources came out and nixed that, revealing the “official” list, which included Scarlett Johansson, Erica Christensen, Sofia Milos, Jennifer Garner, and Jessica Alba. Please note that the name “Lindsay Lohan” was nowhere on that list, because come on. Even Tom Cruise has f-cking standards, as batshit crazy as he is.

And speaking of standards, Tom wanted the lovely Nazanin Boniadi to get rid of her braces and highlights, so can you just imagine the veritable laundry list that Lindsay Lohan would have to take care of in order to even be considered for general candidacy? Meth, fleas, lesions, and crack teeth, just to name a few, but doubtless there’s a zillion other things the higher-ups in the Church of Scientology could probably whip out and slap Lindsay in the face with like a flaccid penis, desperate for one last hurrah.

All I know is that you’re definitely in a bad way (AHEM TOM CRUISE) when Lindsay Lohan starts throwing your name around the Twitterverse. Sheesh.