The saga of Tom Cruise just gets odder and odder, and his behavior is simply lending more credence — well, believability to some of the rumors swirling around him. One tends to think, now, that he was always… well, nuts, but that his now-fired publicist reined him in for public consumption. Now that he has hired his sister–a fellow traveller in Scientology–to handle his public persona, things seem to have gone off the deep end.
As for his truly bizarre “relationship” with a girl young enough to be his daughter… well, someone has come up with a great theory for this new twist:
A friend of mine just got back from LA and heard this scoop about Tom & Katie from someone who works at Universal. The source said that they (Tom & Katie) have a 5-year contract and he’s paying her $8 million. The engagement happened so fast because Rob Thomas’ (Matchbox 20) wife caught Rob and and Tom in bed together and they rushed the engagement so that it would overshadow that scandal.
The soap opera continues:
There have been many stories that supposedly corroborate his sexuality but never a smoking gun. Rumor mongers attribute this to the fact that Cruise goes to great lengths to cover his tracks. We are told that everyone around him signs extensive confidentiality contracts with enormous penalties for indiscretion. (Exhibit A: the 8-page confidentiality contract Cruise’s housekeeper was forced to sign).
Such stories have been around for years and Cruise has evidently attempted to counter them with a series of high-profile heteronormative relationships.
First, Nicole Kidman, then Penelope Cruz, and most recently Katie Holmes. In each instance, the “relationship” is actually a contract that gives the women a boost to their careers, a lot of money, and an elegant lifestyle.
Here is where this particular rumor gets interesting. Not long ago, Marisol, the wife of Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas (who has had to contend with his own rumors of bi-sexuality) found her husband in bed with Tom Cruise causing Cruise’s people to shift into high gear.
First, Mrs. Rob Thomas was bought off for an undetermined sum. Second, Cruise and his handlers set out to immediately find Cruise a girlfriend. Second-tier actresses were targeted. A list was drawn up with Jessica Alba (#1 pick) and three other girls who fell out for various reasons. Originally targeted (#3 I think) but later rejected as “undesirable” was rumor queen Lindsay Lohan. Way down at #5 on the list was Katie Holmes, but that was the one with whom they were able to strike a deal.
Once the contact was signed, photo ops were set up, leaks were made to the right places, and we’ve had celebrity relationship on steroids ever since.
Hey, stranger things have happened, and in the White House to boot.
Oh, just one quick thing while we’re talking about “War of the Worlds”: will we ever have another July 4 pass without some cable channel broadcasting “Independence Day?”