October 1, 2005
Tom Cruise is a Moron, Part XXII
Tom Cruise was the victim of a recent Internet scam in the form of a fake press release posted on the British Website Pressbox.co.uk that claimed the actor would be giving a series of lectures on metal-health issues.
The release, purportedly issued by the actor's lawyer, Bertram Fields, claimed that Cruise would be bellying up to a podium at Los Angeles' Scientology Celebrity Center to discuss topics such as "How Psychiatry Invented Schizophrenia and What Scientologists Can Do About It" and "Handling Sexual Disorientation: Out of the Closet and into the Auditing Room."
Tom actually had his attorney respond to this obviously fake (and funny) press release, with the usual humorless intensity. When is this dude going to figure out that making loud public pronouncements and filing kajillions of lawsuits whenever someone writes a spoof article about him or suggests he is less than 100% heterosexual only draws more attention to the subject at hand? Wait. Let's read the funniest part again:"Out of the Closet and into the Auditing Room."