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ginger_fish668
Jun 24th, 2005, 05:48 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Cruise was all smiles talking about his movie and his fiancee on NBC's "Today" show, but the smile disappeared when Matt Lauer mentioned Cruise's earlier criticism of Brooke Shields for taking anti-depressants.

Cruise got very serious and kept saying "Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt" every time Lauer said he knew people who were helped by anti-depressants.

Shields took them for her post-partum depression. As a Scientologist, Cruise doesn't believe in those kinds of drugs or therapy of any kind.

At one point Cruise told Lauer, "you're glib" and didn't know what he was talking about. Cruise added, "you don't know the history of psychiatry, I do."




Ok, this does it, Cruise can oficially be certified now. :o

Helen Lawson
Jun 24th, 2005, 05:50 PM
Really and truly, I'm expecting a meltdown soon, and Cruise will end up in the nuthouse or in rehab. In my mind, I still haven't ruled out a pill or cocaine problem. To me, he's showing all the signs.

Kart
Jun 24th, 2005, 05:52 PM
I'm expecting a meltdown soon, and Cruise will end up in the nuthouse or in rehab.

I agree.

Probably when his next movie comes out.

Sally Struthers
Jun 24th, 2005, 05:53 PM
Tom's just going throug the midlife crisis phase that all men of his age go through

ginger_fish668
Jun 24th, 2005, 05:53 PM
here's the link, press launch and the video will show.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8344309/

PaulieM
Jun 24th, 2005, 05:54 PM
ok tom needs to stay at home for a bit and stop making an idiot of himself wherever he goes. :rolleyes:

zuluagafan
Jun 24th, 2005, 05:57 PM
tom cruise is CUT!!!! just go home

ginger_fish668
Jun 24th, 2005, 05:59 PM
I happen to like Matt Lauer. Cruise is a jerk. He knows about psychiatry? Please! :rolleyes:

Helen Lawson
Jun 24th, 2005, 06:00 PM
I just thought of it, I think he's going to crack up like Mariah Carey did. He's going to do a few more public things that are strange. Then he's going to be "hospitalized" with "exhaustion" or something after flipping out at home.

At least poor old Mariah was nice about it, just some skanky clothes and some babbling about ice cream, swimming, and rainbows. We didn't have to listen to all this Scientology shit! And I think she was truly exhausted which made her nuts. I think Tom's just nuts.

And you know what, Mariah was right. Some days, all any of us really needs is to eat ice cream, go swimming, and watch rainbows.

ginger_fish668
Jun 24th, 2005, 06:04 PM
Seriously, if anyone has the time, watch the whole clip, to the end. You'll see just how cuckoo this guy is.

Why is he making so many enemies right now?

James
Jun 24th, 2005, 06:07 PM
Tom is really losing it fast. He's being something of a joke right now.

harloo
Jun 24th, 2005, 06:09 PM
Did anyone see Tom on 106 & Park. He was acting so weird, then Katie came out looking like she was homeless professing her love for Tom. I swear this has got to be the most craziest couple in Hollywood.

I wonder will he take a hit at the box office, this reminds me of how Ben lost his fans by over exposing himself with Jlo.

Tom should of kept his original PR person.

Helen Lawson
Jun 24th, 2005, 06:11 PM
Did you see those rumors, I think it was on Fox News or something, that he has a no-sex contract with Katie HOlmes for like 5 million for 5 years and that Scarlett Johansenn, Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Alba all said no? Sounds wrong to me, but who knows these days.

ginger_fish668
Jun 24th, 2005, 06:13 PM
Did anyone see Tom on 106 & Park. He was acting so weird, then Katie came out looking like she was homeless professing her love for Tom. I swear this has got to be the most craziest couple in Hollywood.

I wonder will he take a hit at the box office, this reminds me of how Ben lost his fans by over exposing himself with Jlo.

Tom should of kept his original PR person.


Pat Kingsley. Who I'm sure is having a great time watching Cruise repeatedly humiliate himself. :lol:

Cruise is PATHETIC! I'm boycotting War Of The Worlds.

decemberlove
Jun 24th, 2005, 06:29 PM
Did anyone see Tom on 106 & Park. He was acting so weird, then Katie came out looking like she was homeless professing her love for Tom.

Tom was on BET?? :lol:

tennisIlove09
Jun 24th, 2005, 06:30 PM
I wonder what Nicole thinks of this...

James
Jun 24th, 2005, 06:33 PM
I wonder what Nicole thinks of this...

She's happy she decided to leave when she did. :lol:

Helen Lawson
Jun 24th, 2005, 06:33 PM
I wonder what Nicole thinks of this...

The rag sheets that I've been reading (primarily the National Enquirer) say that she's really angry, does not approve, and is confused. The article says that Tom always taught Nicole NEVER to talk to the press about personal things and always stressed privacy in relationships and that you don't share these types of things with the media. She can't understand what's going on.

apoet29
Jun 24th, 2005, 06:43 PM
So he's read the history of psychiatry and now he's an expert? Now he feels that he has the right to tell people how to treat their illnesses? What an asshole! I guess if he believes in a religion that states that aliens populated the earth, anything is possible.

Personally, I think this is the real Tom. The old Tom was nothing more than a wonderful PR campaign successfully put together by a wiley publicist. I think Tom is a big control freak, particularly with his women. When Mimi, Nicole and Penelope wouldn't play ball, he immediately dumped them. I think he decided to choose a girl instead of a woman so he could have someone to control. All I can say to Katie is that a gilded cage is still a cage.

I think the movie will do well. It is a Spielberg film and that practically guarantees summer box office. Besides, I have really some really good reviews of the film on IMDB where people have admitted that even though Cruise's recent behavior is off-setting, that the film is great and that he does a fine job in it.

Personally, I will go and see the film because I am a big sci-fi fan, but someone really needs to tell Tom to shut up.

Rocketta
Jun 24th, 2005, 07:28 PM
Did anyone see Tom on 106 & Park. He was acting so weird, then Katie came out looking like she was homeless professing her love for Tom. I swear this has got to be the most craziest couple in Hollywood.

I wonder will he take a hit at the box office, this reminds me of how Ben lost his fans by over exposing himself with Jlo.

Tom should of kept his original PR person.

omg, I can't believe he went on 106 & Park! :lol:

He's really doing the advertising for this movie...btw, nothing is going to stop the success of this movie because one he's not the only big name....two it's a blockbuster action movie, three it's about aliens, and four the other big name is Spielburg (sp?)

Also, haven't watched the video but Tom should've refused to answer the question. However, if he did and then Matt kept on looking for controversy, I don't respect that either.

Also, I've heard some nasty things about the powers to be on the Today show so who knows. They fired a guy because he wanted to go on the Oprah show and talk about his kidney disease and surgery eventhough he let the today show do a segment first.

Lord Nelson
Jun 24th, 2005, 07:52 PM
I like Tom Cruise movies and he is one of my favourite actors but he really is arrogant on the daily show or whatever Lauer's show is called' I know about psychiatry and its dangers, you don't' I somewhat agree with him on drugs but it is the abuses of drugs not the taking of drugs that is the danger. Also why is Holmes being filmed? They should not alway be exposed to the media like that. People will get tired of them.

SelesFan70
Jun 24th, 2005, 08:23 PM
Hollywood is officially Hollyweird! No offense to Sally, Helen, or Joan of course, but I'm sure they'd agree. ;) To me, he seems to be on some sort of drug...perhaps LSD. :eek: That cult has to control his mind somehow.

harloo
Jun 24th, 2005, 09:25 PM
Tom was on BET?? :lol:

Tom is an honorary black man. He has an adopted black son.;) :lol:

BigB08822
Jun 24th, 2005, 11:24 PM
I really wanted to see War of the Worlds and I still do, but now I refuse to see it. He has shoved himself down my throat way too much and is pressing his beliefs on everyone whether we like it or not. Sorry, but I will not be seeing his movie because of him.

PaulieM
Jun 25th, 2005, 12:05 AM
tom and katie are seriously becoming the new bennifer, they are annoying, with a totally overblown and rushed relationship that they are shoving down everyone's throats, it's only a matter of time until this blows up and is forever remembered through a stream of never-ending jokes.

WorldWar24
Jun 25th, 2005, 01:06 AM
So he's read the history of psychiatry and now he's an expert? Now he feels that he has the right to tell people how to treat their illnesses? What an asshole!

He lost it completely! He's so dumb about the subject and so patronizing, it almost seems like he's a scientist. He's not. He has dislexia and went through hell in school, so if he had benefitted from the medication dislexic kids have now, maybe he wouldn't be so sure about fixing everything with communication and exercise :retard: He clearly hasn't fixed his IQ. An intelligent person doesn't become a fanatic and doesn't dismiss other possibilities like this.

Tom looks like he's on drugs, he had a strange look even before the issue came up. He's going through that period in life, when he is not respected by his peers(he'll never win an Oscar) and he let the best woman on the planet go, Nicole, and he finally sees his mistake, but it's too late

Rocketta
Jun 25th, 2005, 01:39 AM
I don't get the thought that Tom lost the best woman in the world...sorry...Nicole is a big bore and if she is happier without Tom she sure doesn't look it in interviews or maybe that's just her lack of personality. :o

I agree he should dial back the coverage of his relationship. However, there are many celebs who talk about their religion and he should have the right to as well even if we don't agree with him.

I don't put him and Katie in the same category as Bennifer because he didn't cheat on a wife to be with her....and Katie didn't take a full page ad in Variety to let Tom's significant other know that she was after him or should I say already had him. That relationship started at the bottom of the barrel.

Now if Tom and Katie are fake or if they don't love each other and are just f*cking they are grown and unattached it's ok. I don't plan to buy or go see a movie based on who's screwing who.

I think the whole Brad Pitt/ Angelina Jolie is much much much worse because either he cheated on his wife or they are playing a game and letting people believe he cheated on his wife just for the buzz to surround a movie...either way not nice to use Jennifer like that.

Kabezya
Jun 25th, 2005, 02:16 AM
Tom is an honorary black man. He has an adopted black son.;) :lol:

Isn't he going to be at the BET Awards?

Rocketta
Jun 25th, 2005, 02:18 AM
Tom is an honorary black man. He has an adopted black son.;) :lol:

plus he's good friends with Oprah....and was at her legends night. ;)

CC
Jun 25th, 2005, 02:21 AM
If I heard correctly, War of the Worlds cost $180 million to make. Tom is desperate to make back the money or his ass is grass.

PaulieM
Jun 25th, 2005, 11:45 AM
I think the whole Brad Pitt/ Angelina Jolie is much much much worse because either he cheated on his wife or they are playing a game and letting people believe he cheated on his wife just for the buzz to surround a movie...either way not nice to use Jennifer like that.
this one pisses me off too, i'm so over hearing about it. i'm also probably the only person on the planet that doesn't like angelina jolie so i find it extra annoying and stupid.

moby
Jun 25th, 2005, 12:57 PM
His facial contortions were a tad discomforting, and yes he's a definitely ditzy for a 42 year old.

I think what he's saying is that the key to true happiness in life is to seek a resolution to our problems, and not simply put them aside and forget about them, which is what some drugs may do to you. I agree to a large extent. His viewpoint was too extreme though, and seemed to exclude those with genuinue chemical and hormonal imbalances :shrug: It didn't help that he wasn't very coherent overall (but then many people aren't either), so maybe that's what detracted from his message about how drugs are not the best solution.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jun 25th, 2005, 03:42 PM
Really and truly, I'm expecting a meltdown soon, and Cruise will end up in the nuthouse or in rehab. In my mind, I still haven't ruled out a pill or cocaine problem. To me, he's showing all the signs.

All the signs point to a melt down honestly. It happens, but I'm sure he'll come out of it.

Meesh
Jun 25th, 2005, 03:51 PM
tom and katie are seriously becoming the new bennifer, they are annoying, with a totally overblown and rushed relationship that they are shoving down everyone's throats, it's only a matter of time until this blows up and is forever remembered through a stream of never-ending jokes.

Tom/Katie is way more annoying for me then Bennifer...

He really does look crazed, drugged or something... Wonder what he would do if someone wore a FREE KATIE t-shirt from that new website to one of his premieres/appearances :lol::lol:

http://www.freekatie.com/

sadsmiley
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:59 PM
I think they're both insane. I saw a clip of some press gathering and katie holmes went right up to a camera unannounced and univited with some crazed look and said 'i'm so happy, I couldn't be happier'.......WTF? :o

Steam
Jun 25th, 2005, 08:18 PM
Tom's just going throug the midlife crisis phase that all men of his age go through

My friend's father countered that statement with a "He's not going through a midlife crisis, he's going through a LIFE crisis."

I always had a good opinion of Tom Cruise. I thought he was in some good movies and despite the Scientology he seemed like a cool guy. Then I read the Sports Guy on espn.com talking about him after the Oscars and how fake and over the top he was acting that night. It was something that was so obvious but something that I never really gave much though to until then. I have looked at him differently ever since then and his recent actions have definitely not stopped that. What a sad end to his legacy this whole endeavor will be.

Hawk
Jun 25th, 2005, 11:05 PM
There's no such thing as a chemical imbalance :rolleyes: ok buddy! Whatever you say :p

So he doesn't believe in drugs or therapy? What do you do if you have a problem? Take vitamins..exercise and hope it solves itself? :rolleyes:

Seriously he sounds like a fruit loop :p

$pencer
Jun 25th, 2005, 11:09 PM
Matt got lucky. Look what crazy Tom did to poor Oprah :lol:

http://www.geocities.com/christopherisenegger/ShowLetter.gif

ToeTag
Jun 25th, 2005, 11:10 PM
Oh I wish I had seen the little bitch fest between Lauer and Cruise. Maybe Cruise is going through male menopause. Hot flash must of hit during the interview.

Meesh
Jun 26th, 2005, 12:28 AM
They have it on Best Week Ever on VH1 so you might be able to catch it there. THat's how I saw it.

moon
Jun 26th, 2005, 06:06 AM
They have it on Best Week Ever on VH1 so you might be able to catch it there. THat's how I saw it.

Also, I think they might show a "part 2" on the Today show on Monday. I thought I saw a commercial during the Wimby coverage that said they would. I was doing something else at the time, so I can't be sure tho.

ceiling_fan
Jun 26th, 2005, 10:09 AM
In an interview in Australia that was on about a week ago, Cruise kept getting offended when he was asked questions that he didn't know how to answer. He was like, "no you're crossing the line there with your question...", only because he had no way of justifying himself :o

bee
Jun 26th, 2005, 10:44 AM
In an interview in Australia that was on about a week ago, Cruise kept getting offended when he was asked questions that he didn't know how to answer. He was like, "no you're crossing the line there with your question...", only because he had no way of justifying himself :o

I think I saw that....
The reporter was asking about Nicole Kidman being the love of his life before...
Then he suddenly snapped.... you are crossing the line...

Which the reporter answered... No, but your fans would want to know...
Which Tom said ... No.. you wanted to know... not the fans...

Tom is acting a bit weird....

Veritas
Jun 26th, 2005, 02:31 PM
I don't think this is funny at all. It's just sad to see how Tom, who's been a big Hollywood power since the 80s, has been steadily falling out of sorts since his divorce from Nicole. Whether it's the Scientology or a personal crisis, I feel more sorry for him than amused or disgusted.

All this he's doing - getting into arguments with the media and talk show hosts; doing all sorts of crazy stunts; and marrying for the *counts* 3rd time - are usually things that happen to people when they're in their late teens, 20s, and maybe in their early 30s. It's not the sort of thing that people go through in mid-life. It's very scary because it's really all mental. I never thought Tom would be such an unstable guy. I never would've believed Mariah Carey would have any 'breakdowns' (pun not intended) until I saw her in that video clip of 'Lover Boy' (hot, yes; sane, no).

I guess it all just shows that no matter how high up you get, there's a big risk that you're going to be brought down by something that money probably can't fix.

I hope he'll get out of this - I really do - but all this has made me think of Tom not in his 'Mission Impossible', 'Minority Report', 'Last Samurai' days, but as a headcase who needs a Dr. Phil moment QUICK SMART!

No Name Face
Jun 26th, 2005, 02:37 PM
Tom's gone crazy. It's official.

Rocketta
Jun 26th, 2005, 03:46 PM
I think I saw that....
The reporter was asking about Nicole Kidman being the love of his life before...
Then he suddenly snapped.... you are crossing the line...

Which the reporter answered... No, but your fans would want to know...
Which Tom said ... No.. you wanted to know... not the fans...

Tom is acting a bit weird....

That is crossing the line....what now he's suppose to answer for why his marriage broke up years and years ago? Everybody says they are in love and should believe the person is the love of their life or why else would they get married? :confused: I can't imagine every celeb getting asked about an old wife/girlfriend when everyone knows they are with someone else. That was a foul question.

Tom's problem is that he has shown the media that he can be perturbed by their assinine questions and that's always bad because the media is evil and getting Tom agitated will be their only mission from now on.

CooCooCachoo
Jun 26th, 2005, 05:18 PM
He kind of scares me, though it wasn't as bad as I expected it to be. I wouldn't want to be discussing something with him, cause he is extremely stubborn, arrogant, thick and narrow-minded :help:

Fantastic
Jun 26th, 2005, 05:28 PM
Rocketta, that Australian 60 Minutes interview was taped a month prior to Tom going public about his relationship with Katie but shown a few weeks after that. The interviewer had no idea what Tom's relationship status was. I doubt even Tom knew which actress he was going to unveil at that point.

But what did Tom expect? Nicole is an Australian. Tom was being interview by an Australian journalist for a show that would be broadcast throughout Australia. A simple answer like "I'm not in love with Nicole anymore but we're still friends" or something like that would have sufficed.

The whole "religion" of $cientology is just so weird and wrong. Ron L. Hubbard is probably laughing his ass off at all these dim celebrities who are paying truckloads of money to support his organization. A lot of the theories sound like something out of a science fiction novel. It almost sounds like a satire on the Christian denominations that somehow got out of control that it ended up becoming a money-making scheme for Hubbard. Most of the principles of well-being are based on common sense that any counsellor or psychiatrist could recommend to anyone who was suffering from a crisis in confidence or lack of communication skills. But it's the theory on how man evolved from aliens and populated the earth that seems to tickle the funny bone.

Rocketta
Jun 26th, 2005, 08:04 PM
Rocketta, that Australian 60 Minutes interview was taped a month prior to Tom going public about his relationship with Katie but shown a few weeks after that. The interviewer had no idea what Tom's relationship status was. I doubt even Tom knew which actress he was going to unveil at that point.

But what did Tom expect? Nicole is an Australian. Tom was being interview by an Australian journalist for a show that would be broadcast throughout Australia. A simple answer like "I'm not in love with Nicole anymore but we're still friends" or something like that would have sufficed.

The whole "religion" of $cientology is just so weird and wrong. Ron L. Hubbard is probably laughing his ass off at all these dim celebrities who are paying truckloads of money to support his organization. A lot of the theories sound like something out of a science fiction novel. It almost sounds like a satire on the Christian denominations that somehow got out of control that it ended up becoming a money-making scheme for Hubbard. Most of the principles of well-being are based on common sense that any counsellor or psychiatrist could recommend to anyone who was suffering from a crisis in confidence or lack of communication skills. But it's the theory on how man evolved from aliens and populated the earth that seems to tickle the funny bone.

um, but he was with Penelope for three years after Nicole, why would anyone think he was still in love with Nicole? Maybe if they did family vacations and lived next door to each other like Bruce Willis and Demi Moore but I don't get it. I understand asking about her or maybe asking about the dual parenting thing but love? :speakles:

apoet29
Jun 27th, 2005, 01:09 PM
Regarding the Australian interview, I only saw bits and pieces of it, but I did see where the interviewer asked Tom about Nicole. From what I saw, the interviewer did not ask Tom whether or not Nicole was the love of his life. The interviewer asked Tom what the nature of his relationship with Nicole was at this time. Were they friendly or not friendly? Etc. I think that is a pretty fair question for a divorcee. All Tom had to say was yes, we are friendly for the kid's sake or no, I don't want to answer that because that is a personal question. Tom has been in this business for a long time. He KNOWS how to act in an interview.

"Sluggy"
Jun 27th, 2005, 01:16 PM
Tom's just going throug the midlife crisis phase that all men of his age go through


Me thinks so too, maybe he needs to go take the girls shopping and a nice vaca on the joysee shore. thats my remedy at least, maybe you and Hel will accompany me on a shopping spree? :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Helen Lawson
Jun 27th, 2005, 01:52 PM
Me thinks so too, maybe he needs to go take the girls shopping and a nice vaca on the joysee shore. thats my remedy at least, maybe you and Hel will accompany me on a shopping spree? :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Anytime, hon!

"Sluggy"
Jun 27th, 2005, 01:55 PM
Anytime, hon!

Success! :) :worship: Just got a new CC with 4K max on it :) (its not much but its a start, no interest for 1 year) :angel: There just are not Sensible Parisiennes left in this darn city.

tennislover
Jun 27th, 2005, 04:02 PM
poor guy, i almost feel pity for him....
who can save him?