Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Newsflash: Tom Cruise to Sue Forbes

Found this little gem online at Pug Bus.

Tom Cruise Miffed at Forbes over Gay Slurs
By Chip Hilton

Jun 17, 2006, 06:18 HOLLYWOOD - Tom Cruise reacted angrily to his selection as Forbes magazine's most powerful celebrity in the world. What should have been vindication of Mr. Cruise's antic declarations of love for Katie Holmes and his agitated promotion of Scientology turned to bile instead over Mr. Cruise's reaction to several terms used in Forbes' announcement.

Mr. Cruise, who has long been sensitive to persistent rumors that he is gay, was said to be "incensed" at the use of "back-end earnings" in the following sentence: "In a bad year for movies, [Mr. Cruise] still made $67 million on back-end earnings for War of the Worlds, so people are still going to theaters to see him."

Mr. Cruise was further annoyed at the use of "butt" in this sentence: "Despite becoming the butt of many late-night jokes, Cruise and his omnipresent grin . . .."

Although some people suggested that Mr. Cruise is blowing the use of "back-end earnings" and "butt" out of proportion, he is clearly not in the mood to turn the other cheek.

"My client expects an apology or he is prepared to seek legal redress from Forbes," said Mr. Cruise's publicist Ben Stein. "He bends over backwards to accommodate people, and he gets the shaft. He isn't going to take this lying down."

Forbes is not the first to be subjected to rough treatment by Mr. Cruise. Last year he threatened to sue biographer Andrew Morton, who had hired Los Angeles private investigator and former gay adult actor Paul Baressi to probe on-going speculation that Mr. Cruise is gay.

In related news, Hershey, Pennsylvania, known as the Sweetest Place on Earth, has rescinded its invitation to Tom Cruise to serve as the grand marshall of its annual Chocolate Highway parade.

3 Comments:

Blogger MaryF soliloquized...

That's BAD!!! BAD BAD BAD!!

;)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 9:38:00 AM  
Blogger Jana DeLeon soliloquized...

This guy is a nutbag! I've never liked him and now the rest of the world will figure out why. He's ALWAYS been a nutbag.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 7:35:00 AM  
Blogger Marley Gibson soliloquized...

He's just...coo coo!!!

Thursday, June 22, 2006 12:23:00 PM  

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