Out of everyone in Hollywood, why him? Is it anti-Scientology bigotry? Is it because he's short? Is it because he's successful? Is it because he defied early criticism and became a good actor?
Maybe it's a stew of all those things, but a couple of memorable incidents seem to come up the most:
***ONE: He went off on Matt Lauer (and Brooke Shields, indirectly) when he blasted the use of psychiatric drugs.
For some reason the general public takes no issue - as the shouldn't, btw - with the director of Anchorman or Nora Ephron writing political commentary for The Huffington Post, but if Tom Cruise expresses his opinion on prescription drugs then he's a wacko.
***TWO: He jumped on Oprah's couch because he was excited about his love for Katie Holmes.
Wow.... how totally contemptible.
So, for whatever reason, the next round of gossip blogger bile directed at Cruise is because he wants to produced a lustful film starring him and his wife Katie Holmes. From an unnamed studio executive:
‘They’re looking at remaking Last Tango In Paris, but anything sexy with a good story appeals,’ a film studio executive tells Now.
‘Tom’s looking for something that’s cutting edge and sexy, but also accessible.
'He’s thinking along the lines of Basic Instinct – a movie that has a mainstream plot, but also some intense sex stuff.'He hasn’t found the script yet, but both he and Katie are reading a few that could fit the bill.’
While remaking Last Tango does sound painful (remaking Bertolucci is like doing a radio edit of Mozart), why not redo Basic Instinct? It's not like the original was anything to begin with.
Some Guardian blogger guesses that perhaps Cruise wants to "prove his love" to Holmes by making this movie and/or wants to "enshrine their love-making as a major motion picture". Or, as I think, maybe Cruise just wants to make an erotically-themed movie with his wife. (GASP!) You know, she IS an actress after all.
I mean, really people. There are some Grade A imbeciles to go after in Hollywood, so how about backing away from Tom Cruise for awhile, yeah?