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Old 05-31-2005, 03:51 PM   #121
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Because it helps their career to play along with his I'm-not-gay schtick?
lol. That was my thought also.
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The male lead in "Endless Love" was Martin Hewitt.

And James Spader was such a bastard in that movie...every time I see his face, I remember how mean he was in that film. He really chewed up the scenery in that one!
Thank you Diane

The scene I can recall in which Tom Cruise appears, he is laughing outside the burning house. Do you recall that bit?
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Thank you Diane

The scene I can recall in which Tom Cruise appears, he is laughing outside the burning house. Do you recall that bit?
You're welcome, Beli!

I do remember a scene where Tom was sitting around, I think on a porch, talking to Martin Hewitt's character and maybe a couple of other people? I had forgotten he was even in that movie, but I looked up his credits on the imdb database, and there he was! BTW, his character was named "Billy."
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You're welcome, Beli!

I do remember a scene where Tom was sitting around, I think on a porch, talking to Martin Hewitt's character and maybe a couple of other people? I had forgotten he was even in that movie, but I looked up his credits on the imdb database, and there he was! BTW, his character was named "Billy."
Thats the bit I remember. They were setting fire to the porch

(well, not really because the house burnt down but you know what I mean)

I wish we were in the same city, Diane. This is not the first time we have both discussed daggy old 80's movies and music. Good stuff
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Found a great article about Tom's appearance that reflects my attitude toward it (yes, I think he's gone mad):

From the Magazine | Arts
Is Tom Crazy in Love?
Or is he just crazy?

Hollywood goes bananas after the show-biz top gun's monkeyshines on Oprah

By RICHARD CORLISS

Posted Monday, Jun. 06, 2005

He's 42, he looks about 28, and on Oprah last week, he behaved as if he were 14.
Ostensibly on the show to plug his forthcoming movie, Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds, Tom Cruise tried to count the ways his professed passion for actress Katie Holmes had changed his life. He chanted the mantra "I'm in love" as if his soul could speak only in an Oscar Hammerstein lyric.

A cheerleader for Team Katie, he bounded from his seat, genuflected before his startled host, jumped on the couch and pumped his fist, NBA-finals style.
"I don't know what happened to you, boy," said Oprah Winfrey at her guest's baby-chimp antics.

Still in an orgasmic daze, Cruise replied, "Man, I don't know either."

A few phlegmatic souls saw Cruise's effusion as the heedless enthusiasm of a top dog in puppy love.

Others found the relationship, and his trumpeting of it, implausible. But for Hollywood, ever ready to flash sharp knives and sharper tongues, Cruise was a superstar in a Three Mile Island meltdown.

To all the media heavy breathers--in tabloids, on the gossip shows and blogs--this was big, Michael Jackson big.
Was it all a star's desperation not to proclaim his love but to be loved? "Once you get to the 'I want you to like me' phase," says Josh Baran, a crisis-management p.r. consultant, "then you are lost in confusion. Because now, not only do people not like you, but they think you are creepy and weird. It becomes a caricature, a pathology, and that is what we seem to have now with celebrities like Tom Cruise. You sell your soul to get people to love you."

Others, noting that Cruise's press rep is his sister Lee Anne DeVette, see an isolation from reality. "He probably feels that Oprah performance is a total, 100% success," says a Hollywood insider. "No one around him will tell him anything other than what he wants to hear," according to an acquaintance, who says Cruise doesn't read newspapers or use a computer. "He only knows what they show him." And what Cruise won't be allowed to hear is the giggling behind his back.

"The worst thing for a matinee idol," the acquaintance says, "is to have people laugh at him when he's trying to be serious."

It would be goofy indeed if a porn video could make Paris Hilton's career, while one grand-Oprah aria could torpedo Cruise's. But Hilton swims in less elevated waters--the septic tank--than he does. He's Tom Terrific, the very likable guy with the laser intensity and the prom-king smile. Through two busted marriages (with actresses Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman) and questions about his commitment to Scientology (about which he's increasingly ardent--there was a Scientology tent on the War of the Worlds set), Cruise has frolicked in the clean mainstream. For ages. His claim to fame, Risky Business, was 22 years ago. He's been a star longer than Humphrey Bogart was.

So you'd think he would know how to project--and protect--himself in public. His greatest strength as an actor was that he played Tom Cruise brilliantly. As a Mission Impossible hero and a Collateral villain, he got audiences to feel the pleasure he took in being watched. And as an interview subject, he took care to be amiable but reveal little.

Now he's playing the impulsive adolescent and the dispenser of stern advice. He slammed doctors for giving kids Ritalin and criticized Brooke Shields, the star of Cruise's first film (Endless Love, 1981), for her brief dependence on prescription drugs. Her response: "Tom should stick to saving the world from aliens and let women who are experiencing postpartum depression decide what treatment options are best for them."

Moguls will endure fewer of Cruise's crotchets if his box-office numbers slip. His movies still gross $100 million or more in North America, but the profits are shrinking. Not that there's much competition; the only actor whose films regularly gross higher is Will Smith.
Nothing lasts forever, however, including film stardom. And Cruise is mistaken if he thinks he can reach younger moviegoers by acting their age.

Or maybe he's experimenting with a new form of postmodernist performance art, or put-on, to get back in the spotlight. "People haven't been talking about Tom Cruise like they have in the past couple of weeks," says veteran publicist Liz Rosenberg. "I mean, [his public affection for Holmes] is a little freaky to watch, but that's what enthralls people about it."

As an admiring publicist put it, "As usual, Tom has the media exactly where he wants them." That's for sure. All he did was spend an hour with Oprah--and, look, we wrote a page about him.

--Reported by Lina Lofaro/New York and Desa Philadelphia/Los Angeles
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did anyone see him on leno? he did the couch thing a bit...
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Scientology is eating his brain....
Yes, that's the first thing that came into my head when I saw the photos.
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missed him on Leno. I was watching Russell Crowe on Letterman. But I did see Katie Holmes on Letterman the (next?) night. She kept saying he was a wonderful man (or something to that effect), and that she too was in love. Fawning...

Are we making bets on marriage by the end of the year?
And then are we making bets on the length of it?

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I saw her on Regis and Kelly this morning; and she kept looking down and wouldn't make eye contact with anyone when she was talking about him.

Either she's shy about that sort of stuff, or she's a really bad liar.
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Tom Cruise went out with Heather Locklear?
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First thing I thought when I saw him?

He's off his meds.
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Hold onto those sofa cushions: Tom Cruise is coming back to The Oprah Winfrey Show.

“Tom will be doing the Oprah show,” Cruise’s rep Julie Polkes tells PEOPLE. “He is really looking forward to it.”

The show, which will appear in two parts during May sweeps, will celebrate Cruise’s career since his breakout role 25 years ago in Risky Business.

One part will be shot in-studio before a live audience. In the other, Cruise will show Winfrey around his Telluride mountain retreat and do a portion of the interview at the home.

In May 2005, Cruise memorably jumped up and down on Winfrey’s sofa and proclaimed, “I’m in love!” with his then-girlfriend Katie Holmes, whom he later married.

Cruise’s return to The Oprah Winfrey Show was first reported by MSNBC.com. — Elizabeth Leonard and Mike Fleeman
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