Tom Cruise is moving to Florida to be closer to Scientology & John Travolta

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Tom Cruise is selling off his property. That’s according to sources who spoke to Variety. Earlier this year he listed a compound in the Hollywood Hills, thought to be occupied by one of his sisters, for $13 million, which was dropped to $12 million. Late last year he put his Telluride mansion up for sale for $59 million and then last month he put his giant mansion in Beverly Hills up for sale for $50 million. Maybe he’s just trying to streamline and stop bleeding money in real estate, or maybe he’s become estranged from various family members and no longer wants them living on his properties. Whatever is going on, US Weekly is reporting that he’s moving to Florida to be closer to Scientology headquarters in Clearwater. John Travolta lives down there and is said to have convinced Tom to make the move.

Us Weekly claimed to know why the 53-year-old silver screen veteran is packing his bags.
‘Tom hates living in LA and is relocating to Florida,’ a source said. ‘He thinks all the people in Hollywood are fake.’

The insider added that the Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation star also wants to be closer to the Scientology headquarters in Clearwater, Florida.

And it was fellow Scientologist John Travolta who got the Top Gun star interested in the state, the publication alleged.

‘John loves life there,’ said a source. ‘He inspired Tom.’

The insider also said that Cruise is ‘ready to go.’

[From The Daily Mail]

If this is true, I want to know if Scientology leader David Miscavige is the one who convinced Tom to move as some sort of “circling the wagons” strategy. It’s like the only way things could get worse for Scientology at this point is if they had more high profile defectors and Cruise and Travolta are on the top of the list. Cruise also gets “free” slave labor from Scientology and if he moved to Florida he could pretty much get whatever he wants done on his estate without looking at a single bill. Of course he’s a huge contributor to the cult and he might be selling off his properties to further support Scientology. His net worth is said to be $470 million and he’s still cashing in on the Mission Impossible series and Jack Reacher so he can’t be hurting at all. No he’s just establishing that he’s going to remain in Scientology for the forseeable future. Until Xenu comes to free the chosen ones of their thetans. Or something. I think you have to be fully brainwashed to get it.

In related news, The Daily Mail has photos of Tom’s daughter Isabella’s wedding. Apparently it was a mix of Scientology and Christian rituals and neither Tom nor Nicole was there.

Premiere of 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation'

Premiere of 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation'

Premiere of 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation'

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  1. lurker says:

    It seems bizarre that someone can be so brainwashed and then even in the face of mass public disapproval, still fail to snap out of it. Is he just dumb?

  2. Dibba says:

    Where is his mother? I was reading yesterday about her and Toms’s treatment of his stepfather who helped him launch his career. What a selfish pr$@k Tommy is.

  3. hnmmom says:

    He looks like he is wearing someone else’s hair in those pictures.

  4. NewWester says:

    “He thinks all the people in Hollywood are fake” They are probably more real than that cult you belong to.

  5. Kate says:

    Are he and Travolta close at all? I don’t think I’ve ever even seen a picture of them together, or heard one of them mention the other.

    It’s always seemed like Cruise is insulated even within the celebrity Scientology bubble. Like he’s close with Miscavige and a few of the other top guys, but no one else. If he goes to a Scientology event, it’s to speak or be honoured, he doesn’t actually seem to socialise with other scientologists.

  6. MinnFinn says:

    No state income tax in Florida. Betcha that’s another key reason.

  7. Hichy says:

    There is something weirdly attractive about Tom Cruise. When he did that lip synch thing on Jimmy Fallon he was really hot – I think it’s the way he moves.

  8. AmandaPanda says:

    That is an extremely shiny suit. That’s all I’ve got.

  9. Zapp Brannigan says:

    I read yesterday in a comment in The Daily Mail( I know but stick with me here) that the tax rates in Florida are more favourable and would save him a lot in this move, does anyone know if thats true, (Irish woman here who knows nothing about US tax law/rates, much like Jon Snow)

    Edit: Just saw MinnFinn’s comment, thank you and damn my slow typing.

  10. Brittney B. says:

    Noooooo! We already have too many brainwashed out-of-touch millionaires here. Stay in LA!!

  11. dibba says:

    Cult trying to isolate him more? Someday he will just vanish like his mother.

  12. Belle Epoch says:

    He is very, VERY dumb. He was unable to read and was “functionally illiterate” in school, which he now attributes to dyslexia. I read somewhere that “Tom does not read,” which I find horrifying. The site that talked about his teeth and his brain said his father was “mildly retarded” and TC might have a genetic condition that can cause retardation. (The pieces certainly fit, but nobody knows.)

    I watched the video again – the one where is is wearing a black turtleneck and laughs really inappropriately – and you can tell he has no thoughts of his own. He is the PERFECT Scientology robot. He is very simpleminded, so they tell him what to think. He is literally incapable of seeing what garbage it all is.

    Incidentally TC is completely unapologetic about sending people off to their boot camp (where it is said they made someone clean the bathroom floor with his tongue). He says repeatedly you’re either “in or you’re out,” and if you’re out he wants nothing to do with you. I’m sure he can’t handle questions or other points of view.

    At this point he is supposed to be telepathic and able to move things with his mind. I wonder if it occurs to him that he isn’t, and can’t?

    • Birdix says:

      dyslexia ≠ dumb… hoping you didn’t mean that.

      • soxfan says:

        I know-I am a learning specialist and I work with dyslexic kids every day. They are far from dumb-they just learn differently. They also have been fighting that stigma all of their lives-thanks for perpetuating that ignorant fallacy,

      • Belle Epoch says:

        BIRDIX no of course not!!! (I’m somewhat dyslexic myself!) My impression is that most dyslexics are NOT “functionally illiterate.” His handlers just grabbed the dyslexia label to excuse the fact that he can’t and doesn’t read. I think he has bigger problems, especially if there is something wrong with his frontal lobes!

      • Birdix says:

        Got it, thanks for clarifying. A close friend and my ex both are functionally illiterate-they are both brilliantly successful, one as a painter, the other a photographer. And both hide their dyslexia and inability to read as much as they can because of the shame of not being able to read, people not understanding, etc. The brain is complex, people don’t realize how many different ways there are to live drawing upon different parts of it.

      • Belle Epoch says:

        My son wasn’t much of a reader in elementary school, so he developed an amazing ability to remember everything he heard. The brain has its ways of getting things done. Interesting about your friend and your ex being highly creative and intelligent, but not wired for reading. I’m assuming they must have excellent critical thinking skills to be so successful? I don’t think TC is capable of critical thinking, or even original thought. He’s a blank slate. How else could he respect a madman like L Ron Hubbard and accept all his insane ideas without question? The stuff Scientology presents gets weirder and weirder the higher up you go, and TC is #3 in their cult. Hasn’t he figured out by now that he cannot control space, time, and matter (or whatever he’s supposed to do)? It seems like he is terribly threatened by Suppressive Persons. Why does he have to erase them from his life? Probably because he truly can’t handle any contradictory thoughts. And Muscavige laughs at him behind his back.

    • msw says:

      Honestly, his behavior (completely separate from his belief in aliens, etc.) fits the traits of numerous mental health disorders. Scientology has no problem exploiting it.

    • Crumpet says:

      That thing about his ‘genetic condition’ is totally bogus. He does not have one giant front tooth which can be a hallmark of the condition, he was born without one upper incisor, a very common thing actually, and it caused a slight shift of all his teeth to one side. Check out some of his big smile pics and it can be seen very clearly.

      He may not be Mensa material, but his intelligence is normal. His emotional intelligence is a whole ‘nother matter.

    • Prim says:

      Retarded is an extremely offensive outdated word. Please don’t use it.

    • Pumpkin Pie says:

      I don’t think he’s dumb. He is definitely intelligent, he is an actor, producer and one can’t do any of these successfully if they are not rational and intelligent. And there are people who are intelligent and evil at the same time. And the co$ IS evil. And VILE. Funny how evil and vile have exactly the same letters.
      Maybe TC doesn’t have emotional intelligence or empathy, with this I would absolutely agree.

    • Emily C. says:

      Being enmeshed in a cult makes normally intelligent people unintelligent. Intelligence is not a stable metric. It can be, and is, manipulated. Just as people can be educated in order to think critically and understand the world around them, they can be taught the opposite. Cruise knows what Scientology tells him, and looks at the world through the lens it shows him. That makes him incredibly ignorant, and makes his thought processes wildly off.

  13. paola says:

    How can a father agree to pay for their daughter’s wedding but not be in it?
    Something VERY shady goes down in this family.
    I’m sorry for Nicole. Actually.. I’m sorry for anybody involved.

  14. Lisa pizza says:

    Just watched his lip sync battle. He has the best smile. Jimmy Fallon is the best. He always looks like he’s having so much fun.

  15. leigh says:

    He’s pretty much lived in London full times for the last few years, as far I’ve heard.

  16. MrsBPitt says:

    I truly believe that Tom has no emotions or thoughts of his own…He is always “on”, always acting! And, I don’t think he even knows it! I saw him on Oprah once, and she asked him about Connor being half black, and how he felt about that…and he said, “he’s my son, he is just my son”…which is wonderful, but the WAY he said it, sounded like he was saying it in a movie! I hope I’m making my point clear….it’s was the same interview, when he jumped on the couch, and I thought he scripts his life….

  17. Poor Florida. Can it really handle all that extra crazy in it’s borders? I mean…It’s already known as the state where crazy happens. That’s not going to improve when Tommy brings his fillers, lace fronts and lifts to town.

  18. Zingara says:

    I’m glad this wasn’t a long story and there weren’t too many comments when I came on. Reading about TC started giving me the creeps and I came over all shuddery, so I’m clearing off this one.

  19. Jayna says:

    John Travolta doesn’t even live close to the headquarters. He’s over in Ocala, Florida out in the country. That’s what he lives there and why he lived in South Daytona in a fly-in community before that. When his planes got too large, he moved over to Ocala to have his backyard airstrips. Clearwater is way over on the west coast. John flies everywhere. To go over to the Scientology center, he could just as easily fly quickly in his plane from anywhere. He moved to Ocala for a reason, his planes. And he’s got lots of other homes also elsewhere. It’s not like he and Kelly are parked in one place.

  20. We need the gif of Bugs Bunny sawing Florida off the map.

  21. Crumpet says:

    ‘He thinks all the people in Hollywood are fake.’

    But Xenu, now…. he’s real? Ach, the mental twisting that Scientology incurs.

  22. Manjit says:

    He just makes me feel sad. He always looks so tightly wound to me. He needs to develop a liking for cocktails!

  23. kri says:

    He will never leave Scientology. Not even Tay Tay could lure him away. And maybe he and Travolta will be happy together. But I really think the winner here is that evil Puppet Master Miscavige. God! So scary.

  24. Kaye says:

    I like how the article referred to him as the “Top Gun” star, as though he hadn’t done anything noteworthy since then.

  25. Tara says:

    I have no respect for Tom Cruise and John Travolta because they know about the human rights abuses being done towards children on a ship, but they don’t care because they believe Scientology is needed for their career and their egos are boosted by it. That evil cult needs to be stopped. They hide behind the religion label to claim they are being discriminated against if someone dares to question them. Sick of so-called religions getting away with human rights abuses that under any other circumstances would land someone in jail.

  26. FuefinaWG says:

    I clicked on the DM wedding pictures: the wedding dress and bridesmaids outfits are really bad. And if she’s a make-up artist/hairdresser for Vidal Sassoon … OMG …

  27. Bread and Circuses says:

    I feel like I should hate that shiny blue suit, but I kind of love it.

    I am, however, the sort of person who un-ironically loved all of Lady Gaga’s wilder fashions too.

  28. ickythump says:

    Floridas not far enough ….wish some being,any being WOULD come and take this nut job away ‘ he really is a piece of work. And why is this slave labour and abuse allowed to continue? I hate to think about those poor kids waiting for someone to rescue them and no one comes.

  29. Nude says:

    Doesn’t Florida provide significant tax benefits as well? But I’ll believe he’s moving for HO$.

  30. MND says:

    I actually checked out the Telluride mansion and thought it was pretty good but I wasn’t giving him a cent over $55 million . So negotiations broke down.

  31. Goodnight says:

    It’s always kind of funny when people talk about Xenu like he’s their god, because he’s actually more akin to the devil and most Scientologists know nothing about him. The only god in Scientology is L. Ron.

    I hope this isn’t true for the sake of the poor people who would become full time slaves to Tom… although I’m sure he has/had plenty in LA too. There are Scientologists everywhere, sadly.

  32. Katie says:

    Listen, we already have enough lunatics in florida. Please don’t move here, tom.