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Tom Cruise Is Out There

by | 24th, August 2006

THERE was a time when the worst thing a Hollywood superstar could be was gay or a communist.

Now they’re being outed for being anti-Semitic (or outing themselves, as is alleged with Mel Gibson), and for wearing pointy hats.

The latest news from Tinseltown is that Scientologist Tom Cruise has been dropped by Paramount Pictures. After 14 years of working together, a period that has taken in such hit movies as Top Gun and Mission: Impossible, studio and star have parted company.

Sumner Redstone, the chairman of the studio’s parent company Viacom, explains. “As much as we like him personally, we thought it was wrong to renew the deal. His recent conduct has not been acceptable to paramount.”

Redstone continues: “It’s nothing to do with his acting ability. He’s a terrific actor. But we don’t think that someone who effectuates creative suicide and costs the company revenue should be on the lot.”

Redstone does not mince his words. There is no talk of “creative defences” and how it is wrench to let Tom go.

The story is that

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