If I were Tom Crusie’s agent, right about now I’d be pulling him aside and give him this little bit of advice. SHUT UP and just be pretty.
Let me get this out of the way first. As an ACTOR, I am a fan of Tom Cruise. I’ve yet to see him in a film where he’s been weak, and that’s really saying something when you consider how many films the dude has been in. However, the man is starting to come down with a little celebrity disease I call “Russell Croweism”. It’s a condition that some very talented and gifted actors get when they seem to develop an overwhelming desire to self destruct their careers.
The saga continues with Cruise as he was being interviewed on The Today Show by Matt Lauer. Lauler asked Crusie about his criticism of Brooke Shields for using anti-depressants. Cruise then accused Lauer of not knowing what he was talking about. It got worse:
“You don’t know the history of psychiatry. I do,” Cruise said. The interview became more heated when Lauer, who said he knew people who had been helped by the attention-deficit disorder drug Ritalin, asked Cruise about the effects of the drug.
“Matt, Matt, you don’t even – you’re glib,” Cruise responded. “You don’t even know what Ritalin is. If you start talking about chemical imbalance, you have to evaluate and read the research papers on how they came up with these theories, Matt, OK. That’s what I’ve done.”
Oh… well excuse me DR. CRUISE. How dare anyone question your vast medical knowledge! You are obviously all knowing and the rest of us should just shut up. We shall just remain silent and bask in your glory.
Will someone give this man a knock on the head please?!? I bet Steven Spielberg is on his way over with a baseball bat as we speak to shut Cruise up until after the release of War of the Worlds. Since when did the golden boy of Hollywood become such a jackass?!?! I guess I should write to Nicole Kidman Mimi Rogers and ask them.