Its no surprise that the recent news about Tom Cruise’s weird behaviour has sent many of us shaking our heads in disbelief or even disgust. From being your typical, ego-centric Hollywood actor, Tom has morphed into a fanatical madman.
It all began with his jumping on Oprah’s couch like a loon (a cheesy one at that) with the fist-pumping declarations of love. Then came the argument with Matt Lauer on mental health. Then another argument with poor old Brooke Shields when he claimed that her post-partum depression did not exist (the gall!). And finally all this very strange paranoid hiding of Katie and the baby.
So when Paramount announced that they were dumping him, I was rather glad. And the reason why, confirmed by the spokesman of Paramount’s Chairman Sumner Redstone is because of Cruise’s conduct. Good on you!
Here’s the official report:
Viacom Inc.’s Paramount Pictures won’t renew its film-production contract with Tom Cruise, a spokesman for Chairman Sumner Redstone said. Redstone, who is chairman of Viacom and CBS Corp., told the Wall Street Journal the contract wasn’t renewed because of the actor’s conduct. ”As much as we like him personally,” Redstone is quoted as saying, ”we thought it was wrong to renew his deal.” He cited Cruise’s ”recent conduct” as the reason.
Originally posted on August 23, 2006 @ 10:24 am