Tom Cruise

A world-famous actor who's been a Scientologist since the late 1980s.

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Tom Cruise and Scientology

When did Tom Cruise join Scientology? What level has he reached in Scientology? Has Cruise received any special recognition in Scientology? When did Tom Cruise start talking more about Scientology?

Tom Cruise in the News

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December 31, 2005 Cruise a Prat? No surprise that Tom Cruise has been named and shamed as the most irritating actor of all time in a new poll. Worse than his nauseating love fest has been Tom's increasingly bizarre outbursts on Scientology. He has blasted women for taking medication to help them overcome post-natal depression, having a right go at Brooke Shields who has been very brave and open about her battle with this serious illness. Press, Tom Cruise
December 20, 2005 Cruise Studied Scientology At Secret Desert Compound Long before Cruise jumped onto talk-show host Oprah Winfrey's couch or blasted Brooke Shields for taking antidepressants, the Hollywood star undertook intensive study and counseling at the compound in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday, citing present and former Scientologists. California, Press, Tom Cruise
December 20, 2005 Cops Eye Tom's Medical Guru Tom Cruise's onetime alternative medicine consultant - a Church of Scientology member and advocate - is the subject of a six-month investigation by Los Angeles police, who are asking the district attorney to indict her and a colleague for fraud, grand theft and malpractice. fraud, Los Angeles, Press, Tom Cruise
November 8, 2005 Star Tom Axes Sis After PR Troubles Tom Cruise has replaced his sister as his publicist after a string of PR disasters. Lee Anne DeVette has been axed following criticism of the Hollywood star's relationship with Katie Holmes, his feud with actress Brooke Shields and his support for Scientology. Cruise will be represented by veteran movie PR Paul Bloch, whose clients include Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Anthony Hopkins. Katie Holmes, Press, Tom Cruise
October 30, 2005 Tom Gets Cult Gong Tom Cruise flew into Britain to receive an award for becoming the biggest-ever cash donor to Scientology. Cruise and his pregnant fiancee Katie Holmes received a standing ovation from thousands of members during a three-day gala meeting of the group. The Diamond Meritorious Award was specially created to reflect his donations of millions of dollars over the years. Last year he was presented with the Platinum Meritorious Award for handing over $2.5million (pounds 1.4m) since joining the sect. London, Press, Tom Cruise
October 10, 2005 How Did Katie Keep Her Secret So Long? Although her conversion to Cruise's religion Scientology means she will not be allowed painkilling drugs and must remain silent throughout the birth, Miss Holmes is said to be 'excited' at the prospect of starting a family with the actor, who has never fathered a child before. Katie Holmes, Press, Tom Cruise
October 9, 2005 Sects Before Marriage Is Wrong, Katie Katie seems so young and vulnerable. I wonder if she is worldly enough to satisfy a man so experienced and powerful. I mean, you can only do so much "nice and sweet" before you have to tell him who's really boss. If this relationship is to have a chance she should start as she means to go on and tell him where he can stick all that rubbish about drug-free labour and silent childbirth. Katie Holmes, Press, silent childbirth, Tom Cruise
October 7, 2005 Katie Facing Cult's 'Silent Birth' Katie Holmes will have to suffer in silence while having Tom Cruise's baby under the weird rules of Scientology. Batman actress Katie, 26, announced she is expecting and is known to be taking lessons in the cult, which fiance Tom follows devotedly. The controversial organisation believes pregnant women must remain silent during childbirth and shun painkilling drugs. Katie Holmes, Press, silent childbirth, Tom Cruise
October 7, 2005 Tom and Katie Expecting Even by Hollywood's skewed standards, the birth of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' baby is set to be decidedly odd. When Holmes is wheeled into the delivery room, she will be under strict instructions not to cry or scream out, no matter how painful her labour. She has agreed to convert to her fiance's Church of Scientology, which insists on "silent births" to avoid traumatising newborn babies. And that is only the start of the sect's unique take on how to bring up children. Astra Woodcraft, Jessica Rodriguez, Katie Holmes, Press, silent childbirth, Tom Cruise
October 7, 2005 The Face: Katie Holmes There is speculation about the extent to which Holmes, who was raised a Catholic, has embraced Scientology, for which Cruise is an evangelist. She has reportedly said that Scientology allows her to continue as a practising Catholic but she has been learning about the sect and has allegedly had a "Scientologist chaperone" with her during interviews. Fans who fear that she doesn't know what she's getting into have set up a "free Katie" website. Katie Holmes, Press, silent childbirth, Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise in the News

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November 8, 2005 Tom Cruise Chooses New PR Rep - Pro Instead of Scientologist Sister Tom Cruise chooses a new publicist, Paul Bloch, replacing his sister, Scientologist Lee Anne DeVette. Tom Cruise