Cruise Hits Back At Paramount

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LATEST: Tom Cruise and his business partner Paula Wagner have hit back at "offensive" Paramount Pictures, after the studio failed to renew its producing contract with the actor, blaming his controversial off-screen behaviour. The Top Gun star's company Cruise/Wagner Productions worked with the studio for 14 years, jointly producing blockbusters such as War of the Worlds, Minority Report and the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE movies. On Tuesday (22AUG06), the chairman of Viacom - Paramount's parent company - SUMNER REDSTONE announced the deal was not being renewed. Redstone told the Wall Street Journal, "His recent conduct has not been acceptable to Paramount. "As much as we like him personally, we thought it was wrong to renew his deal." Cruise received a barrage of negative publicity last year (05) due to his public displays of affection with fiancee Katie Holmes, his promotion of his controversial religion Scientology and his verbal bashing of the actress Brooke Shields for her "misguided" use of prescription drugs to treat her post-partum depression. However, Cruise and Wagner claim they decided to withdraw from Paramount, with Wagner saying, "For some reason, Paramount has chosen to negotiate in the press. "It's not really the most businesslike approach. We've had virtually no dealings with Mr Redstone. "With War of the Worlds and MISSION: Impossible 3, Cruise helped earn nearly $1 billion for Paramount this year alone." Cruise's agent RICK NICITA adds, "What this says about Paramount is self-evident. It was graceless and it was shocking and offensive."


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THIS IS THE CORE BELIEF OF THE CULT CALLED $CIENTOLOGY:I'm going to tell you a story. Are you sitting comfortably? Right, then I'll begin. Once upon a time (75 million years ago to be more precise) there was an alien galactic ruler named Xenu. Xenu was in charge of all the planets in this part of the galaxy including our own planet Earth, except in those days it was called Teegeeack. Now Xenu had a problem. All of the 76 planets he controlled were overpopulated. Each planet had on average 178 billion people. He wanted to get rid of all the overpopulation so he had a plan. Xenu took over complete control with the help of renegades to defeat the good people and the Loyal Officers. Then with the help of psychiatrists he called in billions of people for income tax inspections where they were instead given injections of alcohol and glycol mixed to paralyse them. Then they were put into space planes that looked exactly like DC8s (except they had rocket motors instead of propellers). These DC8 space planes then flew to planet Earth where the paralysed people were stacked around the bases of volcanoes in their hundreds of billions. When they had finished stacking them around then H-bombs were lowered into the volcanoes. Xenu then detonated all the H-bombs at the same time and everyone was killed. The story doesn't end there though. Since everyone has a soul (called a "thetan" in this story) then you have to trick souls into not coming back again. So while the hundreds of billions of souls were being blown around by the nuclear winds he had special electronic traps that caught all the souls in electronic beams (the electronic beams were sticky like fly-paper). After he had captured all these souls he had them packed into boxes and taken to a few huge cinemas. There all the souls had to spend days watching special 3D motion pictures that told them what life should be like and many confusing things. In this film they were shown false pictures and told they were God, The Devil and Christ. In the story this process is called "implanting". When the films ended and the souls left the cinema these souls started to stick together because since they had all seen the same film they thought they were the same people. They clustered in groups of a few thousand. Now because there were only a few living bodies left they stayed as clusters and inhabited these bodies. As for Xenu, the Loyal Officers finally overthrew him and they locked him away in a mountain on one of the planets. He is kept in by a force-field powered by an eternal battery and Xenu is still alive today. That is the end of the story. And so today everyone is full of these clusters of souls called "body thetans". And if we are to be a free soul then we have to remove all these "body thetans" and pay lots of money to do so. And the only reason people believe in God and Christ was because it was in the film their body thetans saw 75 million years ago. Well what did you think of that story? What? You thought it was a stupid story? Well so do we. However, this story is the core belief in the religion known as Scientology. If people knew about this story then most people would never get involved in it. This story is told to you when you reach one of their secret levels called OT III. After that you are supposed to telepathically communicate with these body thetans to make them go away. You have to pay a lot of money to get to this level and do this (or you have to work very hard for the organisation on extremely low pay for many years). We are telling you this story as a warning. If you become involved with Scientology then we would like you to do so with your eyes open and fully aware of the sort of material it contains. Most of the Scientologists who work in their Dianetics* centres and so called "Churches" of Scientology do not know this story since they are not allowed to hear it until they reach the secret "upper" levels of Scientology. It may take them many years before they reach this level if they ever do. The ones who do know it are forced to keep it a secret and not tell it to those people who are joining Scientology. Now you have read this you know their big secret. Don't let us put you off joining though.
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I have been a fan of CRUISE for many years now as a lot of people have been. I will clarify that a movie fan. I have never thought that he was knock down gorgeous but I have enjoyed his movies from the time he started as a teen. I have never paid much attention to the personal lives of actors but have looked more at the work they do but this thing with Tom has went way past anything I have ever seen. He should learn to sit back and keep his mouth shut, I am beginning to think that he is a blubbering idiot. I think his fame has went to his head, I really for sorry for that little gal he's with now. Bless her heart she has to live with that daily. I hope her Mom and Dad are keeping a close eye on her. How did Nichole stay with him so long and she should have been cheering when he walked out of her life. Redstone made a very sound business decision when he announced that they would no longer be working with Tom Cruise. I am a bussiness owner and I would have done the same thing. I didn't watch his last movie I wouldn't pay money to watch his movie anymore and doubt that I will buy any on DVD. Cruise needs to just cruise on back home and hide in shame!
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I would like to make a comment to the above "splittcell" commentator. I don't understand why some people like splittercell hide their true intentions behind "warmly" and sometimes "sweet" or concerned comments, instead to come straight forward and say what you have to say. I call call such chickens covert hostile or suppressive typ of persons. They often talk good but at the same time pushs the knief so deep into your body that you don't even get it until your death.Tom Cruise is still the greatest movie star in the whole world, despite all the manufactored rumors he gets in his private life, because he is doing great humanitarian works.I am also a businessman.
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Isy, your comment is worded like a true $cientologist, using words such as "covert," "hostile" and "suppressive." Hmm, interesting.
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