Breaking: Rumors about Tom Cruise confirmed

posted at 2:11 pm on September 28, 2006 by Allahpundit

I’ve heard them for years and assumed they were false, because let’s face it — if they were true, there would have been proof by now, right?

Well, now there is.

Photos don’t lie, people. Unless they come from Reuters.

Update: I’m outraged!

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Damn! You got me all excited – I thought you meant those other rumors. Know what I mean?

OBX Pete on September 28, 2006 at 2:17 PM

Whatever do you mean, sir?

Allahpundit on September 28, 2006 at 2:18 PM

Come on Allah – you know.

OBX Pete on September 28, 2006 at 2:23 PM

This great episode was just on the other night. This is really one of the best shows on television.

Catie96706 on September 28, 2006 at 2:23 PM

I thought we were talkin’ about the Southpark rumor…

“Dad, Tom Cruise won’t come outta closet!”

Tony737 on September 28, 2006 at 2:23 PM

lol ah ha ha ha….. that looks so fake. But I guess it could be real.

Shack on September 28, 2006 at 2:24 PM

I thought you meant the rumors about his fanciful diet.

Mark V. on September 28, 2006 at 2:24 PM

Obviously a REUTERS original.
fake, fake, fake.
He might be gay, who knows, but that’s his own damn problem.
Back to the real world and the f-ing Border problem.

Kramer on September 28, 2006 at 2:29 PM

It explains Rosie O’Donuts fascination with him.

Valiant on September 28, 2006 at 2:29 PM

I thought it was about the rumor that Tom Cruise is really a Bible Thumping Televangelist, not really a Scientologist. You know that L. Ron stuff is all just for show.

DakRoland on September 28, 2006 at 2:36 PM

Jesus! And to think I come here for news! Oh well, back to the CSM.

james hooker on September 28, 2006 at 2:43 PM

Told this once here before but in case ya missed it last time:

I was out on a triple date, two white couples, me (white) and my date who was black. We were all playing “Who’s your favorite opposite sex celebrity?” and discussing each. I said Halle Berry, my date says Mel Gibson (this was before he lost it) another guy says Jennifer Anniston, his date says Brad Pitt etc etc etc. Then the other girl says Tom Cruise. My date, who doesn’t talk ghetto, says “Tom Cruise? I don’t like him, his grill is jacked.” Well the whole conversation comes to a dead silence. All five of us whiteys are lookin’ at each other and with only facial expressions are asking each other “Huh? His what is jacked? His grill is what? What does THAT mean?” Finally, after what seemed like minutes, to break the silence, one of the other guys said “Somebody stole his barbaque?” She said “No! His teeth are messed up.” He said “Well, why didn’t ya just say his teeth are messed up?” We all laughed, including her. Now, everytime I see this guy at work he says “Hey Tony, who stole your barbaque?” Ha!

Tony737 on September 28, 2006 at 2:53 PM

I thought everyone knew that Tom Cruise was short. That’s why he always used to date/marry short women. Made him look taller in the publicity photos.

Not sure what Katie was thinking here either. This picture makes her look like she is 7 feet tall. Normally heels like this are appropriate form someone like Katie, but not up against someone short like Tom.

Lawrence on September 28, 2006 at 2:57 PM

Katie looks like she’s ready to take on Janet Reno in a dunk contest.

JammieWearingFool on September 28, 2006 at 3:13 PM

I’m still enjoying the rumors that the Holmes/Cruise baby isn’t Tom’s. That man is an embarassment.

E L Frederick on September 28, 2006 at 3:18 PM

I’ll bet a shortie like Tom really has fun with those long legs.

Shmo on September 28, 2006 at 3:31 PM

Looks like a distorted photo of some kind. Could be lens distortion or digitally afterwards, hard to tell. I suppose it could be an odd perspective too. She’s wearing heels and he is short, but it looks like something is exaggerating the effect. It’s very funny though, however it was done.

High Desert Wanderer on September 28, 2006 at 3:48 PM

My wife is taller than he is, and she is tiny! LOL!

DannoJyd on September 28, 2006 at 4:07 PM

I thought everyone knew that Tom Cruise was short. That’s why he always used to date/marry short women. Made him look taller in the publicity photos.Lawrence on September 28, 2006 at 2:57 PM

First of all the PHOTO IS A FAKE. Her midsection has clearly been elongated. While Tom C is not a tall man, he, contrary to rumor, actually prefers TALL WOMEN. His first wife MIMI ROGERS is a tall woman. She can be seen in the semi-finals of the Professional Poker Tour, where she is playing under a sponsors exemption. His second wife NICOLE KIDMAN is also a TALL WOMAN, towering over Tom, so you really have me confused!

Damn! You got me all excited – I thought you meant those other rumors. Know what I mean? OBX Pete on September 28, 2006 at 2:17

Tom Cruise in NOT GAY!!! I have known Tom Cruise professionally for over twenty years. When we first met it was on the set of the film, “All the Right Moves”, in which he was the star and I was a “co-star”, acting in my first film. Tom is extremely gifted, to this day he remains the most dedicated actor with whom I ever had the pleasure of working. I have thanked God over the years that my fledgling acting experience was with him, because his work ethic rubbed off on me. Tom was known to call actors at 3am and ask if they wanted to rehearse, even then, his enthusiasm was hard to refuse. People have maligned Tom for years, even back then. First off, he’s very handsome, a lot of people are put off by that, being easy on the eye myself, I’m not. We shot a football movie together. Tom flew in his girlfriend at the time, who I’m sure would laugh in the face of those rumors, her name was Rebecca DeMournay,co-star of “Risky Business” and she is fine as wine! He went on to eventually marry Mimi Rogers and later Nicole Kidman if that’s gay, I’m in!

Tom Cruise is one of the most honorable men I have ever met. As I stated, his starring vehicle was my first role, anywhere! In the process of filming a testosterone filled football movie, the two of us got into a “little scuffle” one day. The details are unimportant, it was smoothed over by all on the set and Tom and I even had a “Food Fight”, after which everything was back to normal and filming continued. A small discomfort remained because in the argument that led to the scuffle, Tom was out of order and was throwing his new found star power around a bit. Who wouldn’t? It was his third movie as a star and he was already in the seven figure money! No biggie, happens all the time. After the film, Tom went on to become the biggest movie star of all time, bar and second to, none. I became a “star” of much lesser magnitude, starring in numerous t.v series and a couple of Academy Award nominated films, (film nominations only so far, not me…YET!).

In 1992, ten years after filming “All the Right Moves”, I was starring in the Broadway hit, “A Few Good Men”, this was BEFORE the film starring Tom. The film was put up as a play AFTER it was brought by Cruise because it would be five years before there was a break in his acting schedule. Written by Aaron Sorkin of “West Wing Fame”, the play was a huge hit. Average audiences numbered over 2500 patrons. At the L.A. Premiere, Rob Reiner, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, were among the hundreds of celebrities present. Because of his associaton with the film, Tom was anxious to congratulate the cast backstage. Tom looked the same as he did when we shot the movie, I didn’t. Rail thin in ’82, I was now about as muscular as Evander Holyfield, in ’82 I had an Afro (last vestiges of the Soul Train generation folks), in ’92 I was bald, playing a hard core Marine. So he didn’t recognize me and he wouldn’t have known my name from the program because during the interim, I had adopted a stage name (even minor celebrity is hard on your relatives!). The actors lined up back stage and the dignitaries walked down the line, well wishing and congratulating. After receiving Nicoles congrats as well as those of Rob Reiner, Tom stopped in front of me and stuck out his hand. “Incredible performance” he said, I said, “Tom it’s Keith”, he looked up at me more intently, then he grabbed me in a bear hug and began to WEEP. He sobbed uncontrollably and kept apologizing effusively. He said, “I’m sorry. I’m so sorry to have ever treated another human being the way I treated you”. AND HE WOULDN’T LET GO. (no it was not “gay’). The other actors, none of whom knew of my association with Cruise, were stunned. Here is the biggest star in the world, hugging and sobbing all over this, moderately known black actor! My career wouldn’t take off for about six months, when the recently filmed “Awakenings” would come out and be nominated for Best Picture, so I was “nobody”, get it? I kept consoling him, embarrassed as all heck that this guy was hugging me and wouldn’t let go! I kept saying, “Tom it’s all right, no big deal”. To me it was water long since under the bridge but not to Tom. Not to this guy who was publicly apologizing in front of EVERYONE. The events of that day long ago bothered this man ten years later, concerning the way he treated a minor actor in his starring vehicle. I have not known many people prior to, or since, with this kind of integrity. This is who Tom Cruise is. Keep this in mind the next time some one tells you a “rumor”, or he jumps on a couch!

Soothsayer on September 28, 2006 at 4:37 PM

Hey all that matters is that Xenu’s baby is happy and healthy.

Iblis on September 28, 2006 at 4:37 PM

The picture isn’t faked nor ‘shopped. It is, however, only ‘Reuters’ level accurate.

I’d say it was taken with a wide – ultra-wide lens. I’ve got one that will let me take a full-length portrait from within arm’s reach of a person but it will introduce some distortion.

If you look at their feet you can see he’s barely behind her but he is behind her.

Now look at her left elbow and hand – notice how large the elbow looks? You’ll also notice that her head appears rather large. All symptoms of a very wide angle lens. It greatly exaggerates the distance between things. A long lens does the same thing but in the opposite direction, making it look like a house is right at the foot of far off mountains.

My guess is the photographer used the lens to be able to get full-length shots at close range and an editor chose this one because it told a ‘story’ he wanted to tell.

KCSteve on September 28, 2006 at 4:45 PM

Ha! Actually, I think we already knew that… What disturbs me is how ugly Katie Holmes looks there. She used to be hot but she looks like she was just plucked out of an alley right there.

Anyway, like I said, I think we all knew he was short but the side by side comparison is hilarious. Reminds me of this fake “man with giant cat” photo we’ve all received in an email at some point.

RightWinged on September 28, 2006 at 7:01 PM

Isn’t it funny how blog posts about celebritards bring out all the crazies? HAHAHAHAHAA!!! Crazy obsessed star-pluckers!

bamapachyderm on September 28, 2006 at 7:20 PM

Toothy Tom is irrelevant no matter how high the heels.

doingwhatican on September 28, 2006 at 7:34 PM

Soothsayer on September 28, 2006 at 4:37 PM

I met you once. My sister did some voice over work with you on a few episodes of a certain short lived animated series… Jay. I also briefly met you on the set once when I tagged along with my sis on one gig she did on a comedy TV series. She’s also done several other walk-on’s with you on a couple of other series episodes. I won’t say anything else about who you are (or who my sister is), but yeah, small world. I would like to say though, if you don’t mind, that I’m glad to see you are well since what happened. My sis told me about it a couple of years ago.

Anyway… I suppose you could vouch for Mr Cruise and I’ll take your word for it then ;)

SilverStar830 on September 28, 2006 at 7:53 PM

Isn’t black supposed to be slimming?

Oh, drats. Kate’s dressed in black, too.

So much for my theory.

Kokonut on September 28, 2006 at 9:46 PM

28mm lens.

Full disclosure: is Soothsayer a Scientologist?

wordwarp on September 28, 2006 at 11:04 PM

No expert here, but something’s off about that photo. In addition, the pavement is on a slant–the grill is slanted down to a drain. He’s on the low side.

Anwyn on September 28, 2006 at 11:05 PM

I met you once. My sister did some voice over work with you on a few episodes of a certain short lived animated series… Jay. Anyway… I suppose you could vouch for Mr Cruise and I’ll take your word for it then ;) SilverStar830 on September 28, 2006 at 7:53 PM

Thank you so much for those kind wishes Silver Star. And YES I am FINE! Thank you so much for asking! It’s amazing what you can survive with the Lord’s help. May God bless you and your sister.

Soothsayer on September 28, 2006 at 11:06 PM

Full disclosure: is Soothsayer a Scientologist?
wordwarp on September 28, 2006 at 11:04 PM

HAHAHAHA, ROFLMAO! Warp! You cracked me up bro! No sir, I am not a Scientologist, I am a born again, water baptized in JESUS’ NAME, tongue talking, soldier in the army of the Lord, my friend!

Soothsayer on September 28, 2006 at 11:10 PM

Okay, just checking.

For the record, I’ve heard from very gossipy gay guys who really do know who’s gay in the city, that Tom Cruise isn’t gay, he’s just crazy.

wordwarp on September 28, 2006 at 11:12 PM

Soothsayer, what a story! I’ll be watching for you on my TV.

Anwyn on September 28, 2006 at 11:14 PM

You probably know my friend Don Franklin, great guy, one of the best.

wordwarp on September 28, 2006 at 11:14 PM

My questions is… why the hell is this on Hot Air? I dislike Tom Cruise as much as anyone who likes good acting should (no offense, Soothsayer), but why on earth is there a thread about him being short? Who cares? Lots of people are short and lots of people have issues about it. Is this relevant to what Hot Air is about?

Not remotely.

theholyhermit on September 29, 2006 at 1:23 AM

Lighten up, Francis.

wordwarp on September 29, 2006 at 8:50 AM

..short people got no reason,
..short people got no reason,
..short people got no reason to live…

How true.

honora on September 29, 2006 at 10:36 AM

So Keith, When I met Tom he appeared to be 5 foot 5 1/2 inches tall…maybe you can (maybe you wont) verify that? just for the world of HA.

shooter on September 29, 2006 at 1:08 PM