Dave to Katie: "So this must be a very exciting time for you. You're in
love with Tom Cruise, and Tom, as far as we can tell, has gone nuts."
- David Letterman to Katie Holmes on the Late Show
"Dear Tom Cruise,
Your lack of belief in the existence of clinical depression tells
me one thing: you didn’t spend $10. to see War Of The Worlds. If vitamins
can possibly help me out of this spiraling funk, please let me know which ones.
Dinos? Pebbles? Freds? Please, I’m crying out for help."
- Alton Brown, Food Network host of Good Eats and Iron Chef America
"Note to Tom Cruise: You are maxing
out. Wearing out the welcome. Becoming less the tolerable and moderately talented
and mildly likable megastar and more like an itchy boil on the deranged ferret
of popular culture, requiring lancing."
- Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist
"Fame is like death: We will never know what it looks like until we've reached
the other side. Then it will be impossible to describe and no one will believe
you if you try. For now, all the conjecture is on our side of the media fence.
And lately it has put Tom Cruise one spoke behind Michael Jackson on the freak
- Sloane Crosley, Village Voice
"If vitamins and exercise alone explain why Tom Cruise is so, um, knowledgeable
and well-grounded, pass the Prozac."
"It's a sign of the celebrity-market bubble
that a bona fide, top-gun movie star has to make such a spectacle of himself
just to stand out from the crowd. There's such a glut of celebrities that they'll
soon have to begin storing the surplus in silos in Iowa."
- Eugene Robinson, Washington Post.
"Whether we can still suspend disbelief, or whether all we can think about while
watching him act is L. Ron Hubbard and Oprah will be measured by his movie's
- Marty Kaplan, Professor of Communications, University of Southern California.
"Tom and Katie got engaged on Friday and, once again, the media somehow found
out about it. If we promise to go see 'War of the Worlds,' will you please make
- Jimmy Kimmel
"His true believer zeal is in-your-face in every single interview now. Haven't
we already been through this with Mel Gibson?"
- Paige Newman, Movies Editor, MSNBC
"Is it fair to expect Cruise to behave "normal"? When you're surrounded by yes-men telling you that every decision you make is correct —
and have the millions to prove it — how could you possibly be expected
to be normal? Just ask Michael Jackson."
- Paige Newman
"I'll never quite be able to see Cruise the same way. It will take more than
Cruise's power of positive thinking to bring back the nice guy with the megawatt
smile. Now, he's the zealot who jumps on Oprah's couch like a love-crazed monkey
and lectures America about our nasty pharmaceutical habits."
- Paige Newman.
"Do whatever you have to to never have a heart attack around Tom Cruise, cause
he would just use his medical expertise to put some duct tape on your chest and
give you some gumdrops. And then he would convince you that the defibrillator
and paramedics who later saved your life really didn't save your life. Just like
people who improve on meds like Stratera and Ritalin haven't really improved
on meds like Stratera and Ritalin."
- The Superficial.com
"His extreme bliss about brand-new girl-pal Katie Holmes was awkward and forced and just really weird. Yet you gave him a pass by not following up when he wouldn't really explain how he and Katie met or when he basically said he hadn't noticed his child was biracial or when he just laughed for five minutes straight. And finally, you didn't ask, "Why
the hell are you jumping around like a crazy person, Tom?"
- E Online
Our use of the term "nuts" is meant, as defined in Webster's, as a reference to an
"eccentric" person. That's all. We do not mean to in any way denigrate or belittle anyone with mental illness. In fact, we take mental
illness very seriously, which is why Mr. Cruise's ill-informed rant inspired us to create this website. We don't have anything personally
against Mr. Cruise, either. We think he's a first-class actor and a humanitarian. We did used to worry that he was a misguided zealot,
but that's all. Now we think he's a dangerous, misguided zealot.