25 August, 2006

Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Empathising With Brooke Shields

The Daily Mail tells a new side to the story of Tom Cruise's tumble from Paramount.

Paula Fortunato, 43, the wife of 83-year-old Sumner Redstone, the Viacom chairman who sacked Cruise, took a dislike to the actor after he publicly criticised the actress Brooke Shields for using post-natal anti-depressants.

You and me both, Paula. You and me both. Although in my case I think the dislike happened a few years ago and was just confirmed by the Brooke Shields idiocy.

Redstone estimated that Cruise's off-screen behaviour cost his latest movie, Mission: Impossible III, between £50 and £75 million in lost box office revenues even though the film was, he said, 'the best of the three movies' in the action series.

I can vouch for this--at least in part. We specifically didn't see it because we didn't want to support Cruise. Of course, our two unpurchased tickets were not 25 million pounds apiece, so I'm sure there were others out there like us.

Sources say Fortunato told her powerful husband, "I never want to see another Tom Cruise movie again".

You and me both, Paula. You and me both.


At 12:45 PM, August 25, 2006, Blogger dolphin said...

I didn't see MI:III ethier. In part because MI:II was HORRIBLE, but also in part because when I see Tom Cruise anymore I immediately think "apesh*t crazy" and that makes it hard to think of him as his character.

At 7:04 PM, August 25, 2006, Blogger SistaSmiff said...

Tom never did do much for me in the sacksy department. I liked him in Jerry Maguire and Risky Business (I snuck in to see that one many times back when.)

The whole Brooke Shields thing totally lost me on him.

At 7:44 PM, August 25, 2006, Blogger Chance said...

I always gained confidence that Tom was one of the few men of whom I am actually taller. (I hope that's good grammar, I tried to avoid the preposition at the end).

At 12:50 PM, August 27, 2006, Blogger melusina said...


At 9:20 PM, August 27, 2006, Blogger Emmett B said...

I don't know that I would say that I would specifically boycott a movie because of his stupidity, but I just don't want to see his movies. Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn say stuff that is over the top sometimes and I still would go see their films. But then again, they don't have the ick factor involved. But then again, they actually make good movies.

At 1:19 PM, August 28, 2006, Blogger Malia said...

I haven't seen I, II or III and I don't plan on it either.


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