Tom Cruise did NOT leave the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church left him!
Long before he became the world's most famous Scientologist, the A-list actor aspired to become a Catholic priest!
Tommy Mapother, as he was then known, even attended a seminary school in Cincinnati before the priests caught him hiding a stash of hooch and begged him to never return!
Described as a mediocre student, Tom apparently smoked cigarettes and drank booze all the time (he was a maverick well before staring in Top Gun)!
A friend of Tom's says they were effectively expelled after stealing liquor from priests!
His classmate revealed
And here you thought our favorite action star just saved lives in Mission: Impossible sequels!
When Australian billionaire James Packer was at his lowest — his marriage was failing and his cellphone company was hemorraging millions — it was Scientology and the organization's unofficial celebrity spokesperson who helped drag him thru a rough patch!
James took part in a candid interview Down Under last night, and he spoke about how Tom Cruise helped change his life for the better.
Somebody is single and finally ready to mingle!!
We caught him leaving a London club at 3am this morning and who knows what brand of risky business transpired last night??
Other beautiful A-listers at the poppin' party
As usual, their publicists are hardcore denying any truth to the story of how Nazanin Boniadi ALMOST got herself into some risky business after the Church selected her to marry the A-list star.
Calling Maureen Orth's piece "hogwash," a rep stated:
Talk to us, Mav!
Tom Cruise endured a lot these past few months, from his split with Katie, to ensuing custody complications with Suri, and now with the tragic death and apparent suicide of his dear friend Tony Scott.
Friends and family close to him are worried all these stresses are simply too much for one man to handle!
They think he should take some time to find himself but they say getting him to take vacay is mission impossible!
A source said:
So, so sad.
Janet Carroll reportedly passed away Wednesday in NYC after suffering a long illness, and is survived by son George and daughter-in-law Lauren.
You may best remember Janet Carroll as Tom Cruise's trusting mother in the iconic 1983 film Risky Business, but the seasoned actress appeared in Memories of Me, Enough, Forces of Nature, Married with Children and Melrose Place among MANY others.
Janet was also a veteran stage actress, and began her fruitful career at the Kansas City Starlight Theatre.
A memorial service will be held Saturday in New York at the Advent Lutheran Church.
We only hope she has found her peace.
Our hearts go out to her family and friends during this difficult time.
[Image via WENN.]
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