Tabloid Whore!



Tom Cruise is going to grace the cover of the April 9th issue of Parade magazine in what's said to be a very revealing interview. At first I was like, "Oh! Parade! I gotta get that!" and then realized I was confusing Parade with the glossy movie magazine "Premiere." Parade, mind you, is that crappy entertainment magazine insert stuck in with your Sunday newspaper. Egh. So, ET online is scooping some things that Cruise talked about, specifically his childhood and his relationship with his father. I look forward to reading the entire interview, but from these quotes it helps you understand how Tom could have embraced the seduction of Scientology the way he did. It's actually kinda sad.

"I had no really close friend," he reveals in the April 9th edition of Parade magazine. "I was always the new kid with the wrong shoes, the wrong accent. I didn't have the friend to share things with and confide in." Tom reveals that his father was also someone he was unable to turn to. "He was a bully and a coward," he says frankly. "He was the person where, if something goes wrong, they kick you." The headline-making celebrity says the poor treatment actually taught him a lot. "It was a great lesson in my life -- how he'd lull you in, make you feel safe and then, bang!" he says (TW sidebar: um, hello? Scientology anyone?). "For me it was like, 'There's something wrong with this guy. Don't trust him. Be careful around him.' There's that anxiety." Despite their tumultuous relationship, Tom says he did see his father one last time -- after a 10-year estrangement -- while he was terminally ill. "He was in the hospital dying of cancer, and he would only meet me on the basis that I didn't ask him anything about the past," he says. "When I saw him in pain, I thought, 'What a lonely life.' He was in his late 40s. It was sad."
Source: ET Online


Anonymous Anonymous said...

And he has no sense as an adult.

11:24 AM, April 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Puleez! Everyone has some sort of bagggage! You know how many people in the world had to deal with effed up parents? Get over yourself! Maybe he was just a dick even then, totally full of himself, and that's why he didn't have any friends! I do hate to admit that it is a cute pic!

11:48 AM, April 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

boo hoo waah waaah.

I'm sure he's always been the arrogant ass he is now.

Maybe if he'd get some therapy all would be well.


5:03 PM, April 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can not understand why everyone seems hell bent on destroying Tom Cruise. I have never experienced anything like it in my life. Not even the President gets as much flack as Tome Cruise. People are starting websites to boycott him, selling shirts mocking him ect.. Is it jealousy?
I could care less what he does off screen. The fact that he stands up for what he believes in and is not afraid to put his reputation on the line for something he is passionate for is great. I don’t even have to agree with his polotics or his religon to see that he is passionate about making a difference. He runs multiple charities, runs a literacy project and donates his time to world affairs. In the midst of all of this he continues to work and be as creative as he can. To provide entertainment for us. Yes it is just entertainment. And it is for us. It just amazes me how focused people are at tearing him apart. It is like some sick game. To those “South Park” fans angry that he may or may not have had anything to do with pulling those episodes. I don’t know, but I don’t blame him. Freedom of speech is one thing, but the desire to mock and destroy somones image so that you can make money is not free speech. If the National Enquirer printed the same stories they would have been sued. And they have and they lost. Much less allowing Paramount/Viacom a company that Cruise helped put on the map to air such material. Take a pill people, get a life and please let others live the way they choose. He is an actor and a public figure just trying to do what he thinks is right. When did we suddenly become GOD. Give it a break!!

Whatever can be said about Tom, he’s the #1 money making actor in Hollywood. Check out and search for Tom Cruise. The only other actor who comes close to grossing the amount Tom has over the last 20 years is Harrison Ford, and that’s only because he’s more of a franchise type actor with Star Wars and Indiana Jones to raise the figure. But he still falls short of Cruise when you look at movies which stand on their own. Cruise’s only franchise, after all, is Mission Impossible.

Sure, he’s got some issues on a personal level, but he’s still one hell of an actor. Money talks, and the money says he’s the #1 earner. Maybe YOUR personal opinion is different, and that’s fine. But understand something - you are in the minority.

12:16 AM, April 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting novel...i have a few comments on it.

1. South Park makes fun of EVERYONE, every religion and everything. You don't see others pulling episodes and stamping their feet. Hummmm...

2. Not everyone goes around insulting talk show hosts, slamming women who need medication, etc. He is in the public eye and has a responsibility as well. He should keep his mouth shut. Maybe then people will leave him alone. He's opened himself up to what he's receiving. Before he opened his big trap people and the media loved him. Now look...

3. I'm unsure how much longer he will be #1 in Hollywood. He's pissed a bunch of people off. It will be interesting to watch it unfold.

4. Standing up for what you beleive in is one thing. Calling people Glib (which was the wrong word to use by the way) just because they don't agree with you..who has a God complex???

In sum, Mr. Cruise has brough this upon himself. You live in the public life, you have a responsibility. Before he opened his mouth, the world LOVED him. Now, he feels he can do and say reep what you sew.

And good night...

10:34 AM, April 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool! Tom Cruise reads and posts here! Way to defend yourself, dude! Too bad there's still not a single person who thinks you have a good heart or half a brain. GET IT THROUGH YOUR HEAD: YOU ARE NOT A DOCTOR, THERAPIST OR MOTHER THERESA! The thetan is winning the battle with you, man!

12:54 PM, April 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom couldn't post here, he's dyslexic but I bet that was some Paramount rep defending him. The thing that I really dislike about TC is that he is NOT honest. He is gay and everyone at Paramount knows it so why get some D list actress preggos just to promote movies? Just be who you are and if you are not so judgemental towards others then they will not be towards you. However, TC thinks it's his way and if anyone dares to state the "truth" about him he is the smallest biggest bully in town.

I think that frikkin picture makes him look evil which I think he is. He is nothing but a PR machine. I'm sure he doesn't even know what the fuck is true about his life anymore. Remember Paramount does not want any harm to come to their #1 money maker?????

9:25 PM, April 05, 2006  
Blogger Natasha said...

And why is this soooo not a shocker??

Young, Black, and Fabulous

2:40 PM, April 10, 2006  

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