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Risky business
« on: February 12, 2011, 23:20 »
Tom Cruise allegedly investigated for risky business
Saturday, 12 February 2011 22:19


In 2006, Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone terminated New Jersey native Tom Cruise's contract with Paramount after "Mission: Impossible 3." Redstone explained, "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."

Cruise can have that effect on people. From his breakthrough performance in 1983's "Risky Business" onwards, Cruise has been an A-lister in movies. But while promoting "War of the Worlds" by Steven Spielberg, Cruise made an appearance jumping on Oprah Winfrey's couch and proclaiming his love for new girlfriend Katie Holmes.

Reports surfaced this week that Cruise and the Church of Scientology are under investigation from the FBI over allegations of human trafficking. Cruise reportedly requested the Church to custom-build him a luxury SUV.

The Church of Scientology has caused Cruise problems before. According to the Telegraph, on the Today Show, he clashed with host Matt Lauer over the history of psychiatric medicine, which Scientology opposes. Cruise exclaimed: ‘Matt, you're glib... you should be a little more responsible' "You don't know the history of psychiatry. I do."

The issue had arisen because Cruise had become embroiled in a war of words with the actress Brooke Shields, who graduated from Dwight-Englewood School in New Jersey and attended Princeton, over her use of antidepressants to combat postnatal depression.

Several emails have since emerged which suggest underpaid staffers put almost 9,000 hours into the trailer's construction, earning only $50 a week for their work on the project for Cruise.

According to, former Scientology manager Mark Rathbun exposed various internal emails sent to Scientology boss Dave Miscavige (Tom's best man in his wedding to Holmes), which give us a peek into Tom's strange requests for the design of his luxury bus ... which also came equipped with a "Purification Rundown Program", so wife Katie Holmes could begin her entry into the Church.

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