Tom Cruise got booed by the crowd at a Dodgers game: funny or bittersweet?

Tom Cruise

We haven’t seem Tom Cruise in months, right? He’s back. I guess Tom figured we needed a little Tom (heh) in our lives and wanted to see if we missed him. I’ve missed him but accept that Tom’s not gonna be a newsmaker again until he’s got a new woman. A lot of people are surprised that Tom hasn’t trotted out Wife #4 yet. Make no mistake — the CO$ powers that be have held meetings on this very issue. After the big Father’s Day rollout was ruined by the gossip blogs (sorry!), the CO$ must have told Tom to give it some time. That’s fine. I can wait.

Tom Cruise

Do you ever wonder where Tom goes for months at a time? He wrapped filming on Edge of Tomorrow (previously known as All You Need is Kill) months ago. Maybe he was receiving some intensive reprogramming. On Tuesday, Tom stepped out in public to attend a Dodgers game with son Connor. Tom was not well received when the celeb cam found him: “The sight of Cruise on the scoreboard provoked a lusty booing from the crowd.” The crowd was very happy about Bryan Cranston though!

Ouch. Did they really play “Wish I was a little bit taller” while zooming in on Tom? Harsh! That must be a joke. It’s funny as hell, but it can’t possibly be true.

Last night, Tom went out to dinner with pals in West Hollywood. His look for the evening was Mr. Motorcycle Man. Is it hard to drive a bike while wearing high heels? These are the things that run through my mind when considering Tom Cruise.

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

After dinner, Tom got on his little bike and roared into the darkness. He must have felt “the need for speed.

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & Pacific Coast News

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  1. Sonya says:

    Look at Conner!!! So grown and handsome!!!

  2. dorothy says:

    Tom’s star power has diminished substantially because of his ties to Scientology. Used to like him, just can’t get past the cult involvement.

  3. bammer says:

    To go from the number 1 movie star in the world to a national joke must be devastating. Except if you’re Tom? I wonder how he rationalizes this in his Scieno mind.

  4. RobN says:

    Crowds hate celebrities who jump on the fan bandwagon when a team finally gets to the playoffs. Cruise never shows up during the regular season, while Bryan Cranston is a regular and people know it.

    • Eve says:

      Yes, I agree that’s very rude, but I can’t help the sense of schadenfreude.

      This is a man who threw his own career in the toilet by openly endorsing a cult that has ruined many people’s lives. He dug his own grave.

      So…I know it’s rude, I wouldn’t have done it myself, but I can’t feel sorry for him.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      I actually feel sad that he was booed. He’s a human being with feelings too.

    • Anastasia beaverhausen says:

      Yes very. I’ve never understood the whole booing thing. It just seems childish. If a musician showed up hours late for a concert that I get, but this….
      Anyways, I know nothing of the Scientology business but is it really that bad? I mean worse than what some other celebs have gotten into

      • gg says:

        It’s worse than that. It’s a sickening money robbing dangerous cult that breaks up families and kidnaps people, brainwashing them. I wish this were an exaggeration but it’s only the tip of the iceberg. It’s not any religion. They are all about money and control. See: Written by an ex-member.

        They treat their celebrity members completely differently than the others, who they select because they are disenfranchised or less than intelligent, or easy to brainwash in some other way. I knew a person in $cientology and at age 34, he owed over $600,000 to the cult for “courses” and “auditing sessions” – more than he will ever be able to pay back in his life. They teach members how to up their credit limits to give them tens of thousands of dollars, for more “courses”. The guy was a zombie and will never own his own house because he has signed his life away, literally. Other people’s families have been broken up. There is so much. Please educate yourself and share the information. This crime cult needs to stop. They have inside people in police and IRS. Money talks and destroys evidence in court cases, etc. Also see Operation Clambake and Tony Ortega’s writings on the cult.

        Their leader, David Misgavige’s own relatives speak out against the cult and against him and his cruelty. He’s a real piece of work.

      • TrustMeOnThis says:

        Educate yourself. Jenna Miscavige Hill (the niece of the leader, David Miscavige) wrote a book called “Beyond Belief: My Secret Life in Scientology and My Harrowing Escape” which is a good place to start. Pulitzer prize winning author Lawrence Wright wrote “Going Crear: Scientology, Hollywood, and The Prison of Belief” which is also excellent. The latter is an excellent overview and the former is a personal memoir of someone who grew up in the scientology child labor force and (among other abuses) was not allowed to see her parents even once a week.
        We are not exaggerating. Find out for yourself.
        Tony Ortega is also a great resource.

  5. Christin says:

    Once there was a time when he was considered cute and normal.

  6. Kiddo says:

    Edge of Tomorrow sounds like a melodramatic soap opera title in a skit on SNL.

  7. Willa says:

    I don’t care for Tom Cruise, but his son was there. Must have sucked for Connor. :-(

  8. GeeMoney says:

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen…

    I still think that Tom Cruise is a good actor, and part of me is sad for him.

    It’s too bad that he’s so heavily involved in Scientology… that “religion” is a such a joke.

  9. Jegede says:

    I’m sad to hear this.
    I had an older cousin who was researching military relations fo the past UK/USA/USSR and he used a Few Good men as one of his go to references. He met Tom and told us there was no nicer human being.

    Also all the years Cruise has been in the industry, there’s never been complaints about divadom, difficulty or treating co workers like s-h-i-t.

    He’s one of the genuinely nicer stars crossing over from the 810s. He really does not deserve this contempt. IMO

    • Kiddo says:

      I’m guessing it all has to do with ties to CoS, and reports that have him as the #2 guy in charge, when there are many many allegations of abuse from followers, including some that involve Cruise, himself (not paying people to do work). I can’t say whether they are true or not, but there have been enough, that it’s difficult to ignore. I’d say that the couch jumping didn’t do him any favors either.

    • Lisa says:

      I grew up very much enjoying watching TC, but now, I generally avoid seeing his movies in the theaters because I don’t want even a little bit of my money going to Scientology.

      I think he’s a good actor, and I wish he would cut his ties with the Co$ and go back to making really interesting movies. He was so good in A Few Good Men, Born on the Fourth of July, Magnolia, Rain Man, etc. However, he’s the one who chose this path and has stuck with it even after it’s become clear that the Co$ is seriously messed up, so I don’t have much sympathy for him.

    • Mia4S says:

      @Jegede, no nicer human being?! Good try but that’s overselling it more than a bit! It’s words versus actions. Is he very nice and not a diva while working? Sure, I buy it. He’s also proped up a cult that has destroyed lives, separated families, and he himself has profited and been given luxury gifts from unpaid labour (allegedly :-) ). A “nice” human being with huge wealth and power would not do this, ever.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        IMO, the Cos most likely used and manipulated him. He was their best bet for a well loved mascot. I kind of doubt that he was given any of the ugly details, as they were probably very dependant on his financial contributions and mascot status.

      • TG says:

        And nice human beings don’t have wives who need to escape from them to save their child from a cult. Nice people also don’t allow others to assist in alienating their children from their mother. There is nothing nice about this soulless monster. I know someone who had to escape her husband and she was lucky because 20 years later he killed his second wife one day before she was planning her escape from him with their child.

    • lucy2 says:

      I’ve always heard that too – he’s extremely nice. But I think it’s all part of his act, it’s how he thinks he’s supposed to act to coworkers and fans. And his actions with CO$ negate any niceness, I think.

    • mercy says:

      I believe it. I’ve always got the impression that he was awesome to work with.

      I feel embarrassed for him, but not sure I can muster up pity because of the Scientology connection. They’ve damaged too many lives. Then again, maybe he is a victim of it in some respects as well.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      Yes, so nice that his ex-wife needed burner phones and an actual escape plan to get out of his life.

      I grew up liking TC’s movies (Top Gun, anyone??). Now I have zero interest in supporting him with even one cent.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Looking back at it, I’m honestly surprised that there wasn’t more coverage of HOW Katie escaped. I would’ve thought that the women’s groups (any group on rape/abuse) would’ve been all over that.

        Because if my friend or sister felt the need to use BURNER PHONES to plan/get a divorce, there’s a problem. And generally that problem is the other person. I think the fact that she used burner phones and the like gets glossed over. Because what would’ve happened to Katie if she had gotten caught?

      • TG says:

        Oops sorry I made my comment about the wife escaping before I read yours. It is really disturbing how some people ignore the facts and common sense.

      • Itsa Reallyme says:

        Katie’s story seems like it would make a great suspense movie.

    • Shannon1972 says:

      Rob Lowe wrote in his autobiography that he wasn’t very pleasant to work with when they were filming The Outsiders. Maybe it’s hindsight, but apparently his “intensity” weirded out the other actors and they steered clear.

    • gefeylich says:

      He is super-professional and courteous to colleagues and crews, which I suppose does count for a lot.

      But his unwavering, blinkered support of Scientology is beyond the pale. It’s his life, of course, but he’s in the upper echelons and doesn’t have to deal with the abuses doled out to rank-and-file members, nor does he appear to care much about them. As more and more unsavory things are uncovered about Scientology, Cruise just smiles and keeps quiet, his silence being tacit approval of the church’s excesses and abuses. That’s the reason he was booed.

  10. Thiajoka says:

    I suspect it’s his ties to Scientology that has the crowd booing–his former PR person quit because he wouldn’t stop publicly associating himself with the “religion” as I remember. It has done a lot of PR damage to him. The song about being short was kind of a low-blow.

    Okay, I didn’t intend that pun, but I will let it stand.

    • holly hobby says:

      Actually if I remember correctly, Pat Kingsley, his former PR person who has since retired from the business, was fired by Cruise at the behest of CO$ because she made the mistake of telling him to stop the rhetoric and just stick to career talking points.

      This was during the couch jumping, make believe relationship with Katie, Brooke bashing hey day.

      He hired his sister to be the PR person and she screwed up pretty royally too. He’s back with a reputable PR firm but I’m not sure who.

      I bet he regrets not listening to Pat Kingsley!

  11. littlestar says:

    I know I would be upset at getting booed at, but it’s Tom Cruise, he seems to be living in another dimension, nothing fazes him. I doubt it bothered him much, maybe just hurt his ego a little. So I’m going to go ahead and say I think it’s funny. Especially knowing he’s A-Okay with slave labour and the Co$.

    P.S. I was thinking awhile ago that it’s pretty telling he hasn’t been seen with Suri in who knows how long, since the months after the divorce?

  12. Malificent says:

    I’m thinking he looks rather “refreshed” in these photos. Maybe a little down time in Brazil with his favorite doctor?

  13. gg says:

    LOL at “lusty booing from the crowd”. Lie down with Zenu, get up with fleas …
    He must be used to it by now. After all, he can float and disappear, right? Must make up for all that hate he’s garnered.

  14. Ann Carter says:

    At the end of the day, he is a U.S. citizen and his freedom to practice whatever religion he wants is guaranteed and protected. Is CO$ sketchy and evil? Yes. It’s day will come..I’m so discouraged by the cruelty. It’s everywhere and it’s accepted, encouraged and applauded? We’re in trouble.

    • gg says:

      Baloney. If you proudly associate yourself with a crime organization, you get what you get. This is not a religion, it’s a tax front for a crime organization. They do not worship, they merely gather private information on individuals, using it against them to continue to rob them of ridiculous amounts of cash and keeping them stuck in their cult for their lives, and teach them to ignore doctors and anybody that will catch them out in their crimes.

      Oh, and they kidnap and murder people. So I have no pity. Would you be upset if A. H!tler was booed?

      See Item 22 on this comment board for further information and read OPERATION CLAMBAKE and Tony Ortega on the despicable cult $cientology if you’re still this much in the dark about this horrible organization. The administrators should all be in jail.

    • Izzy says:

      CRAP. The First Amendment was intended to protect FREEDOM. A so-called religion that uses fear, intimidation and illegal surveillance to keep its congregants in line, is NEITHER religion NOR freedom.

    • anon33 says:


      And, we, also as US citizens, also have the right to make fun of him and dislike him, and that speech is also protected. Why does this have to keep being explained to people??? No one is violating his rights. NOBODY. GMAFB

  15. Mayamae says:

    I wonder if there’s any truth to the claim they were actually saying “Cruise”. I was at Bush stadium once and a player was at bat and it seemed like they were booing him. I was shocked because St Louis fans are very respectful and they rarely boo anyone – especially not their own players. Anyways, the player was JD Drew and they were simply chanting his last name.

    I don’t mind if its true because he’s an ass, and I am a lifetime Cardinals fan.

  16. Dawn says:

    So I find this bittersweet. I think back to Risky Business and Top Gun and think what a job CO$ has done on him. I blame his first wife for getting him into that awful cult, Mimi what’s her name(?). Anyway I still like him as an actor because he can be good but that CO$ stuff really turns me off and that goes for all the members.

  17. teehee says:

    No its not hard to ride with heels ;) If I can do it, he can.

  18. Barbara says:

    I also like him as an actor. And I think the crowd booing is uncalled for, but I wish he would open his eyes to what we all see regarding that so called church.

  19. doofus says:

    booing is the LEAST that he deserves.

    he takes full advantage of slave-labor and is essentially #2 of an insidious, abusive cult that kidnaps people and holds them against their will.

    and while I agree that he is super nice and gracious to his fans, he is NO WAY like that to the women who his cult auditions to be his girlfriend/wife, and he was ALLEGEDLY very mean and verbally abusive to Holmes. Which is what an abuser does. puts on a different persona so the public says “I can’t believe he’d ever do THAT!” and is a completely different “dictator” type behind closed doors. sometimes, the only time an abuser is exposed is when something like the “Rihanna incident” goes public.

    “At the end of the day, he is a U.S. citizen and his freedom to practice whatever religion he wants is guaranteed and protected.”

    agree, but no one saying he CAN’T practice it…and further, if the “religion” you practice is nothing short of a cult, you are going to get sh*t for it. as with “freedom of speech”, where you have the freedom to say whatever you want but you damn well better be prepared for people to react to WHAT you say, you better be prepared for people to criticize the “religion” you practice and the policies/tenets they follow.

  20. Dimebox says:

    From Yahoo News yesterday: ” France’s top appeals court has upheld a fraud conviction against the Church of Scientology totaling hundreds of thousands of euros, for taking advantage of vulnerable followers…The original ruling, while stopping short of banning the group from operating in France, dealt a serious blow to the secretive movement best known for its Hollywood followers, such as John Travolta and Tom Cruise.”

    So, hooray for France which doesn’t even recognize CoS as a religion, but as a business!

  21. Norah says:

    Dislike this trained CO$ monkey from the bottom of my heart… But when we resort to making jokes about his height, how is that different from someone calling Melissa McCarthy untalented and oh by the way she’s fat and gross? He’s lame and pathetic and sad not because he’s short, but because he’s lame and pathetic and sad.

  22. mercy says:

    Wow, really? They cheer for practically everyone! I guess people are as sick of seeing Scientologists take over every classic old building in L.A. for their nefarious purposes as I am, not to mention the of squads of leaflet-pushing L.Ron-bots offering “free personality testing!” to unsuspecting tourists and naive young people.

  23. cyndi says:

    The mouse and the motorcycle. :p (loved that book as a kid!)

  24. missmerry says:

    Cruise’s career is a perfect example of why people who are famous for acting should keep their mouths shut about their personal opinions and personal lives.

    He has had a great career. He’s a crazy person, most actors are, but for the public to turn on him to the point of booing his image on a jumbo screen?!…that’s because he shared how crazy he was with the World. His films aren’t spectacular these days, but they’re not bad, he’s still got it in a way, but every time you see him now, all you think of is the personal stuff, not his body of work (In my opinion).

    I don’t understand why an actresses opinion on anything outside of fashion or makeup or their own industry should be discussed. Just because they’re famous, doesn’t mean their opinion is valid. (Though I guess it depends on if you’re talking about Scarlet Johanson or Amy Poehler, they choose their words very differently in interviews I think)

    I think it takes away from their careers if they share too much. I don’t want to know what actresses look like walking around LA, or what their family life is like. I want to see them as their characters and I want to believe they are their characters, not just an actress acting as a character…

    I don’t care about how you raise your kids or what religion you practice, just shut the fuck up, start saying ‘no’ to personal questions and let your talent speak and carry you.

    I know that’s not how the industry works anymore, but I think it’s a shame.

    • Hakura says:

      @Missmerry – I completely agree w/you, Re: Actors/Actresses now being expected to share every aspect of their personal lives, & it now being a ‘must’ for the world to know ‘everything’ about them as people.

      I think it not only takes away from the craft itself, but makes it even harder for them to convincingly portray characters, & avoid letting themselves be too obvious (since now, people know what to watch for) & slip through.

      Plus it annoys the hell out of me that it’s created an extremely potent arrogance, where all actors/actresses think that their opinions on completely unrelated topics (like politics) are somehow more important than everyone else’s. In that regard, they’re no different than the average person.

    • mayamae says:

      I think in the effort to “get closer to their fans”, they over indulge in social media. They then get no sympathy when they complain they have no privacy.

  25. Penelope says:

    Scientology has killed Cruise. He could be on top of the world but instead people think he’s a nut.

    Connor is gorgeous!

  26. tifzlan says:

    I’m in a very odd position when it comes to Tom Cruise because i like his movies and i think he is a fine actor (not the best, but still pretty good) but then there’s the whole Co$ thing going on so it’s like, ugh………

  27. my .02 says:

    Actually, the song is called “I Wish” by Skee-lo (not to be confused with Cee Lo Green).

  28. Delaina says:

    While this item made me laugh out loud, the comments from Celebitchy’s awesome readers make me very happy.

    I applaud CB, Bedhead and Kaiser for continuing to feature stories relating to the CO$.

    Educating people to the dangers of this insidious cult is THE best form of defense.

    THANK YOU!!!

  29. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Tom Cruise publicly criticized Brooke Shields both personally and professionally, because Brooke needed medication for her postpartum depression. It was none of his business, he didn’t know what the hell he was talking about, and it was unprofessional. In my book, if CRUISE thinks he has a right to act like that, then EVERYONE ELSE has a right to criticize Cruise in whatever way they want to, as well. He deserves to be treated the same way he treated others.

  30. Jayna says:

    When a man is sitting with his son, I think it’s rude to boo him or make fun of his height. That’s his dad that he lives. He’s fair game otherwise.

    • Hakura says:

      That was my only issue w/it. But to be fair, they may not have realized that it was his son. (Those who don’t really keep up w/Tom’s personal life may not realize that he has an adopted son, or that said son would be an adult). I wouldn’t have booed, personally, but I do understand why people would want to take shots at him, as public as he is about $cientology.

  31. Lark says:

    I’m not a fan of Cruise, but I think it is incredibly shitty to boo him when he has his son next to him.

  32. Deeana says:

    I think it is quite telling that Cruise was spontaneously booed. Especially in Los Angeles.

    And of course it is because of his association with the Church of Scientology. This man is not just a “member” of this so-called “church”, he is a mind controlled, brainwashed puppet of it. He is their “chief” celebrity. And he is a prime recruiter for it.

    Does he know of the corruption, the dishonesty, the physical, mental, emotional and financial abuse that takes place within the Cof$? Put it this way, I don’t think he WANTS to know. So I guess he makes sure he “doesn’t know”.

    At this point Tom Cruise is an aging movie star -and yes, obviously he’s had “work” – with three failed marriages whose is stuck inside an insane cult. Perhaps he’s genuinely wondering why he was booed.

    Nobody else is.

  33. rudy says:

    Tom Cruise deserves more than boos. He should be arrested along with Mr. Miscarriage for Kidnapping, Robbery, Murder, etc.

    The CULT of Scientology is a very very dangerous organization. They split families apart, they abuse children, they fleece clients of all their money.

    The curtain is finally coming down on this Cult.

    There are so many sites now but the one with the most info, if you are interested, is Tony Ortegas blog., The Underground Bunker.

    Tom Cruise sees what he wants and disregards the rest.

  34. homegrrrrl says:

    Really, amercicans? I mean, boo him at movie premieres, don’t.give him a dime of attention…
    But to boo him when he’s with his son…not cool. Just rude.

  35. themummy says:

    I’m positive Connor is his biological son.

    Also, I know it’s easy to pick on Tom for being short, but that seems like unnecessary bullying to me. So what if he’s short? Who fucking cares? Lots of men are short. Since when is it ok to tear someone down for something like that? I realize he makes himself an easy target, but there’s so, so much to pick on him for without picking on something he has no control over. I think he’s a total creep, personally, but the fact that he’s short is no more of use to me than the fact that he has brown eyes. Who cares?? We don’t mercilessly degrade and pick on women who are too tall, ya know? And before anyone says, “Well, he tries to be taller and wears LIFTS!” Well, so what?? Of course he wants to seem taller since he has to fit into leading man requirements…and I doubt he wears lifts all the time or even at all either. Every time people yell “lifts!! lifts!!” I look at his shoes like crazy and they look like ordinary shoes worn by every other guy to me.

    Now that I’ve defended Scientology-cult-whack job creep-o I need a shower or something.

    Gah, celebitches! ;)

  36. Meanchick says:

    Sorry. Love T. Cruise. Not a fan of Scientology, but I’ll take a slice of Tom Cruise any day!!

  37. Who cares says:

    The Tom Cruise hating is getting old, and it’s just one more tiresome example of how crowds – in this case, the online internet crowd – almost always devolve into lynch mobs, people uniting in their hate and patting each other on the backs for being sheep. I’ve no doubt that Scientologists are a bunch of kooks, but I also believe that all other religions are too, with the possible exception of the more secular Buddhists. The Scientologists just haven’t been around as long as the others, and in the end that’s the only thing that really differentiates an established religion from a cult, time and popularity. Let’s not forget that Christianity itself was considered by most of the civilized world as a crazy cult in its early days.And I think it’s ridiculous for people to be so spiteful towards Cruise because of all the “terrible” things Scientology has done to many of their members. Because, again, every other religion out there has done equally terrible things and continue to do so – so if you belong to one of those and you’re up on your high-horse about the Scientologists, you’re a hypocrite. And the early Christians were encouraged to make themselves separate from the world, even disowning family who were considered “apostates,” etc. Sound familiar? Many Christian denominations today still follow such practices. You people really need to come back down to earth.