Tom Cruise: Mission Improbable

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Tom Cruise, 46, has finally come to the same realization that everyone else reached years ago: He has a public perception problem, and it needs fixing.

Ever since Tom jumped on Oprah Winfrey's couch and yelled at Matt Lauer, he's come off as a little....creepy.

Cruise and his advisers have embarked on a multi-pronged campaign to repair this image problem, according to Star.

The magazine reports that Cruise:

  • Will stop lecturing TV talk show hosts about his religion of Scientology. No one likes to be converted on TV.
  • Will refrain from wearing dark sunglasses on the red carpet to appear to be more connected to the audience.
  • Will stop showing up to premieres in fancy cars because handlers don't want him to seem arrogant during the recession! (Does this mean he'll take cabs?)
  • Last but not least, Cruise's main goal is to reconnect with his alienated female fan base.

Cruise's formerly loyal ladies haven't been thrilled with him since he criticized actress Brooke Shields' revelation that she used anti-depressant meds to cope with postpartum depression.

Cruise will continue to appear on women-oriented shows like The View and will stop taking wife Katie Holmes, 30, by the arm.

"Tom needs to quit grabbing her and pulling her around. The idea is to make him the kinder, gentler Tom, not a controlling husband with a Stepford wife. It's all very calculated," sources say.

What do you think? Can Cruise overhaul his image or is he already too far gone? Give your diagnosis in the comments section.



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  • sister727

    Of course he's gonna try and make up for all the stupid crap he's been doing the last few years. He HAS to. NO ONE LIKE HIM ANYMORE!!! Too little, too late is where I'm at with this goof. Why did he have to wait until Valkyrie came out to apologize to Matt Lauer?? Why is he doing any of the stuff he's doing right now to rekindle his "flame" with his fans? Because he's realizing that no one's going to his movies. Thank God for the poor scientologists who are ordered to go see his movies or Valkyrie probably wouldn't have even come in 4th place on opening night. If I only had one word that would describe Tom Cruise and his "improved behavior" it would be TRANSPARENT!!! Everything he's doing and why he's doing it is so obvious. The guy has to be TOLD by his PR's how to behave himself in public so people will like him again??? How sad. You would think after all the money he spent becoming a "better person" or "a more supreme being" through scientology, they could have at least taught him that much.

  • pdxtophat

    RobertLindblad; As a fellow critic of Scientology I appreciate what you're trying to do here, but you need to get your facts straight. I'm pretty impressed that you manage to get the first post on almost everything I find though. L. Ron Hubbard didn't say that to his sons on his death bed. That quote comes from the early '50s when he was starting up with Dianetics and just beginning to get into the cult business with Scientology. His sons were not present as he died, because he died in hiding from the American government out in the (I think it was Californian?) desert. Why was he in hiding? 'Coz his cult, Scientology, was responsible not only for the single largest infiltration of the US Government in History, (go ahead and Google "Operation: Snow White"), but also for destroying the life of Scientology Critic Paulette Cooper, (Google "Operation: Freak Out"). On topic though- Yes, shoe lifts would be a fantastic start. I for one would enjoy a jolly good laugh if he wore some of those goth-ish platform shoes! Heee heee heee!!!

  • hispanicatthedisco

    He should start with shoe lifts. Definitely shoe lifts.

  • robertlindblad

    Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard on his deathbed told his son "You know how to get rich... start a religion." admitting that Scientology is nothing but a fictionally created story. Scientology is nothing but a corporation that thrives off the ignorance of it's followers by selling them and whoever else books, and courses on how to "improve" themselves spiritually. One of their expensive scams is that they will sell you for extremely large amounts of money a series of books that in the end are supposed to teach you how to walk through walls.... and after spending long hours of self deceptive meditation, a lot of money, and reading you become brainwashed to believe that you can actually walk through walls and when you try to and end up bumping your nose against the wall you are told that you couldn't do it because you're not ready yet however there are more books and courses available that will someday make it possible for you to do so for larger amounts of money butt not really. Scientology = manipulative corporate scam brainwashing moneybaggers club Scientologist = manipulated misguided fool I know someone who got sucked into that Scientology I didn't know he was a Scientologist until one day, about 4 years ago, he said "Rob here's a book you should read." He passed me Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard. I laughed and said "L. Con Flubbfart ha forget it." For the first time in the years since I've known the guy he displayed anger and I'm talking very angry!!! Verbally with an agressive face. After that display he went on to talk about the ability to walk through walls, he hasn't reached that level but he plans on getting there etc...