Tom Cruise: Highest paid actor and general monster to Katie Holmes and Dawson’s Creek shark
UNFATHOMABLY, Tom Cruise has been announced as the highest paid actor in the world, according to Forbes magazine’s annual list. Surely he’s been in bugger-all films for some time now, thanks to that whole Scientology Business?
According to Forbes, he earned an estimated $75m (£48m) over the last 12 months, thanks largely to the rampaging success of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. However, while he’s been earning coins, it is also rumoured that he’s been a berk with his soon-to-be-ex, Katie Holmes.
Holmes, of course, has filed for divorce and alongside rumours of Scientology spies going after her, the split seems focused on the small matter of Holmes trying to save her daughter, Suri, from undergoing Scientology auditing. During ‘sec checking’, the subject holds up electrode handles on a device called an electropsychometer and then asked a series of personal questions so that Scientology quacks can help locate ”areas of spiritual distress.” Or, if you prefer, help children spy on their parents, if you believe the naysayers.
It has also been claimed Katie dumped Tom because she was worried that Cruise wanted to send Suri to the Sea Organisation – a floating Scientology school.
But far worse than all that (okay, maybe not) is the gossip that Tom Cruise banned Katie Holmes from a Dawson’s Creek reunion. While Holmes was game, Tom was not, with a source telling US Weekly: “[Producers] were begging her to sign on for a reunion movie. Tom said absolutely no way and thought going backward would be bad…. [Katie] didn’t care how ‘low-brow’ he thinks Dawson’s Creek is. She wanted to do the movie and reconnect with her fans. And have fun – something she rarely does anymore.”
Tom Cruise’s PR, it’s over to you…
Photo: Katie Holmes, left, with her former fiance Chris Klein as they arrive for the premiere of “American Pie 2” in this file photo from Aug. 6, 2001, in Los Angeles.