Tom Cruise gets called out as client of famous Brazilian plastic surgeon

Here are even more photos of Tom Cruise papping himself with his family to promote MI4. The man is just … well, he doesn’t stop. I realize that he’s got a product to sell and has much at stake with this movie, and Kaiser described Tom’s attitude well in terms of “hustle,” but Tom really needs to take a break soon. I’m actually startng to worry about the little fella. It’s simply not healthy to run this hard for so long.

Also, Tom should really think about disappearing for awhile after he finishes up this MI4 publicity blitz because the backlash is commencing in earnest and from more than just a gossip standpoint. Even Reuters has published an article (a really amazing one) entitled “The Curse of Being Tom Cruise” that includes much of what we’ve already discussed here including a bit about those paid fans in Mumbai. Overall, it’s a pretty brutal take on Tom’s public persona and concludes that Tom’s fame is quickly approaching that of a reality star instead of an A-list movie actor.

Now Hollywood Reporter has jumped in with a piece dedicated solely to the topic of Tom’s morphing face, which Kaiser, CB, and myself have already covered at great length. The HR article even discusses the Mail’s piece about Tom’s makeup fetish (which I referenced yesterday) and goes into detail about Tom’s secret professional relationship with a famous Brazilian plastic surgeon:

Tom Cruise, 49, is looking eerily younger than ever. Which leads us to surmise that A. he’s getting some help or B. he’s got a scary portrait in his attic. The actor — who turns 50 on July 3, 2012, — has looked particularly fresh-faced as he promotes his new movie Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol

So what’s his secret? According to the Brazilian mag EPOCA, Cruise has had meetings with world famous Brazilian plastic surgeon Dr. Ivo Pitanguy. Cruise even invited the good doctor to the 2009 Rio premiere of Knight and Day. And on that same trip, Cruise, wife Katie Holmes and daughter Suri, were photographed having a lunch at Pitanguy’s private island in Brazil’s Bay of Kings.

British tabs are already reporting that Cruise has become more concerned with his skin, even using his wife’s creams. Since Dr. Pitanguy’s skin care line, Beauty By Clinica Ivo Pitanguy, is also available at U.S department stores such as Berdorf Goodman, Cruise could indeed be slathering on his friend’s pricey goop. The New York Times has already lauded Pitanguy’s new “It” Cream, the Restoring Formula in his PreVious skin care line. The cost: $300 for 1.7 ounces.

Pitanguy is credited with triggering Brazil’s obsession with plastic surgery. He’s allegedly worked on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Persian Empress Farah Diba, French president Francois Mitterrand and Frank Sinatra. A jet-setting multi-lingual Renaissance man, Ivo is also friends with Carla Bruni, the First Lady of France, Michael Caine and the late Salvador Dalí and Audrey Hepburn, The Times also profiled the good doctor, whose scapel has been said to be “guided by heaven.”

Another aging celebrity we’re keeping a close eye on is Rolling Stone Mick Jagger. Our sources say he’s now using his girlfriend L’Wren Scott’s magical skin potions from Dr. David Colbert, including Colbert’s Intensify Facial Discs, Stimulating Serum, Nutrify and Protect Day Dream and Heal and Soothe Night Cream, available at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and on his website.

If Dr. Colbert’s products can make a difference in Mick’s 68-year-old weathered face, we’re buying this stuff in bulk. And how many Frequent Flyer miles does it take to get to Brazil?

[From Hollywood Reporter]

A plastic surgeon who’s allegedly “guided by Heaven” doesn’t sound like he falls in line with the tenets of Scientology, right? Then again, the usual CO$ rules don’t necessarily apply to Tom. But yes, I totally buy that Katie and Suri were wined and dined while Tom was nipped and tucked.

Tom also appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to talk more about the MI4 stunts. Fallon’s praise was so effusive that I thought the poor guy was going to wet his pants in excitement, and when he called Tom a “manly man,” you could visibly see Tom’s feathers fluff right up. It was a lot like the final act of Black Swan. Anyway, Fallon totally beat Tom in a wreath-throwing contest too, and I bet it secretly killed Tom not to be the very best at something:

Meanwhile, here’s a photo of Katie stepping out alone on Tuesday evening (even robots need some breathing room) to check out the Broadway production of The Cherry Orchard, which sort of irks me because I adore Anton Chekov and even chose my daughter’s middle name based upon a character in that very play. Katie couldn’t possibly understand.

Later, Katie stepped out with Suri and Tom (photographed separately below) for yet another late night:

Suri, in an unusual gesture, seemed perfectly happy to interact with the paps:

Finally, here’s Tom walking by his lonesome behind Katie and Suri, which is strange because he usually likes to be front and center:

Photos courtesy of Fame

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  1. lucy2 says:

    He’s definitely doing something.
    This paparazzi frenzy seems mild in comparison to the MI film he promoted by “wooing” Katie and proposing.

  2. becky says:

    Dr. Pitanguy is probably 80 something years old, I very much doubt he still operates on anyone. He has been considered the best, and his team is top of the line. He did make exceptions and operated on royalty and the such in the 90s, the rest of the people just get his team. I will never get work done anywhere but his clinic.

  3. Seal Team 6 says:

    I totally believe it — he has had work done, and it was stupid of him to do it. I find Cruise quite loathsome on many levels, but he was definitely aging very well, and was very handsome.

    • dahlia1947 says:

      There are a ton of celebrities who definitely SHOULD NOT have gotten plastic surgery! People are just jealous cause the work looks REALLY GOOD.

      • Samantha says:

        I agree–his work is very tastefully done. Plus, I really think that harping at Tom for getting work done, when pretty much every other actor and actress in Hollywood does it too, is kind of silly.

  4. Sillyone says:

    That bottom pic barely resembles him…With that being said I can’t stand that man and the only movie that I have ever watched that he was in was Top Gun and that was to see Val Kilmer with no shirt–now Val needs to keep on all his clothes and wear a ski mask, of course I wish Cruise would do the same. Blech.

  5. atlantapug says:

    I agree, his high octane, everything is awsomely awsome all the time attitude, and “hey take pics of me and my happy family, hey over here!!!” persona is just getting more and more scary.

    He needs to chill the eff out and act more normal because it is very offputting to watch.

    Oh, and yes, his face looks tweaked, for sure.

  6. Hautie says:

    It is better to get those little tweaks now.

    If Cruise wants to continue to work and be the handsome lead… then you got to have some tweaks done. Before the face work is flat out obvious.

    Look at Harrison Ford.

    He should have done a mini-lift in his 50’s. To tighten up his jaw line. If he was to do it now… it would be painfully obvious he went in and got that shit pulled up. 🙂

    Ohhhh and Robert Redford had some really bad work done on his face… he waited too late, to try to be sly about it. And his eyes still don’t look good.

  7. L says:

    Wait-no one’s going to call Katie out on wearing the same tights the Duchess does? Methinks those kinds of tights might be coming back (shudder)

    While Tom looks refreshed, his jaw line is looking wonky.

    • Lia says:

      I thought the same thing. In many of the latest pictures of her, Katie is clearly copying the Duchess’ look.

  8. Azurea says:

    I’m beginning to think the true robot in the family is Suri. Apparently she just doesn’t feel the cold!

    • MJ says:

      No kidding! Who lets their kid walk the streets of NYC at night, in mid-late December, with strappy heels and no tights? Ugh.

      • NYC_girl says:

        It’s been freakishly warm here the past few days – almost 60. But the kid should still be properly dressed and not wearing sandals. When I was 8 or 9 I had a pair of slip-on shoes that had a heel – I LOVED them. But it was also the 70s and I thought I was Olivia Newton-John in Grease.

    • Snowflake says:

      No shit! it must be a long walk from the door of their private car to the front door of wherever they’re going!

      • LP says:

        Private car? Why, they must be ree-uch! (read in Jed Clampet’s voice) Lol, why would you point out that their car was private? Like they have to share it with the neighbors or something? How utterly weird.

  9. Eve says:

    Dr. Ivo Pitanguy is brilliant, but I don’t think he performs surgeries anymore.

    I believe that if Cruise had work done in Brazil — by Brazilian plastic surgeons — they could have been trained by/studied with Pitanguy, but it’s unlikely that the man himself was the one performing the operation.

  10. JupiterMoon says:

    Pitanguy and his team are the ones who make older brazilian soap stars look great. They are the top; if he’s getting something done (he is!) Pintaguy is the way to do it.

  11. Rhiley says:

    I rewatched TC’s indoctrination video last night. I found it interesting because he goes on and on about how Scientologists are the only ones who know and the only ones who can do, more than scientists, politicians, professors, lawyers, etc., and yet when David Letterman asked him Dubai dude had no clue about it’s culture, people, traditions other than it has a really high building. He lives in a pathetic, flimsy little bubble and it looks like it is about to pop.

    • Hahaha says:

      Whateves. M:I-GP is running to packed houses. He has more blockbuster movies lined up for release or in production. I see no back lash.

      ETA: If TC had praised Dubai too much, it would not have gone down well with the majority of Americans. He did well to gloss over the question

      • Rhiley says:

        Oh he praised it and praised it but knew nothing about the region except that they have a really tall building and an indoor ski hill.

    • OK says:

      What else could he have talked about Dubai apart from the ski hill and the building? It’s human rights record, petro dollars? He is a movie star, he said what he had to say. End of story.

      • Rhiley says:

        My point is don’t go on and on about how Scientologists are the only people who know how to solve the world’s problems, as he does in the indoctrination video, and then when asked a pretty standard question about a region he supposedly loves say, “I really don’t know; I was just filming a movie there.” How can you solve the world’s problems if you don’t have a basic understanding of how it works.?

  12. Melbeezy says:

    If he has that much money to spend on plastic surgery and expensive face creams, you would think he’d have someone construct a different pair of ‘lifts’!!

    I know someone mentioned a while back that those shoes must reek, and I totally agree. It’s like he’s worn them nonstop for years now!

  13. Mae East says:

    You gave your daughter the middle name Anya, so Katie Holmes attending the theater offends you? lol

    • OzMom says:

      LOL, right?! I didn’t see the connection either. If Bedhead can understand the play why can’t Katie?

  14. Sigh. says:


    Did that HR “article” have “paid advertisement” at the bottom? It was *awfully* specific with various products allegedly used by Cruise and Jagger, and where they can be purchased, huh?

  15. Lenna says:

    I would love to be a fly on the wall for just one day inside that family dynamic. I wish they would put some tights on Suri…but not those ugly, unflattering “Working Girl” era shiny things Katie’s wearing.

  16. lisa says:

    I still don’t believe he has had work done. He like many look younger with short hair.

    I don’t see all these surgery claims with other actors that still look quite young for their age.. Rob Lowe, Jason Bateman, Jared Leto and a few others. I think rest and sleep.

    Tom just has those kind of genes. And it is also his facial structure. I just don’t see all this plastic surgery everyone else is talking about.

    • KsGirl says:

      In the vast, vast majority of these cases (of celebs looking fresh and well rested) the reason you don’t “see” surgery is because it’s extremely well done. That’s the whole point of having good work done. And yes, Pitanguy’s clinic is the place to do it, if you can afford it.

      • Ruffian9 says:

        Exactly. Yes, he’s had work. Yes, it’s good. His whole face looks, I don’t know, narrower. Not tight, but more ‘fitted’. It’s great work. But let’s not deny he’s had it done.

  17. Silk Spectre says:

    Dang, you’re really shoving Cruise down our throats this week. I just watched MI4 and he looks his age in that flick. He absolutly had GOOD work done before his promotion tour.

    I read somewhere that the paid fans got somewhat around 5 bucks, CHEAP in every way!!!

  18. Happymom says:

    What the hell is Katie wearing in these pictures?? It looks like she got dressed in the dark.

  19. crtb says:

    He looks great!!!! He should hand out his doctor’s cards to many of his Hollywood friends who have messed up their faces and bodies. He is a perfect example of what good plastic surgery is suppose to look like.When you made millions of dollars there is no excuse for bad doctors

  20. mln76 says:

    After reading this I flashbacked to an old story about Tom going to Brazil once or twice a year to ‘freshen up’ that i heard a few years ago so I buy that this story is true. Tom may have good genes but he’s getting work done very subtle unlike his ex but it’s happening.

  21. Girl says:

    They take that kid out all hours, don’t they.

  22. the original bellaluna says:

    Yeah, he needs to take a much needed “press break.”

    And a fur coat with sandals in NYC in December? Oh, Suri, you’ve just lost some fashion points. 😉

  23. Victoria says:

    Tom Cruise is deliciously crazy. But not in a Anne Heche kind of way. More so, in a “I gotta do whatever it takes to keep the Scienexortionists from blowing my cover! You want me tap dance on a chair with a ball on my nose while professing my love for Scientology? Sure!” way.

    And is Suri actually kind of smiling? OMG 2012 is definitely the end!

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Now why did you have to go and ruin a perfectly good morning? 😉 2012 is right around the corner!

  24. truthful says:

    he’s an aging crazy short lunatic, that is becoming very scary.

    he’s had work done for sure..

    and I hated the movie, alot of stuff all happening at the same time.

    Tom in the lead is tiring and not beleivable for me. My man, wanted to see it and he started watching his watch to see when it was going to be over.

    but he’ll never admit it, LOL

    and this coming from a long time die hard fan

  25. Kim says:

    Tom has obviously had work done but it looks good i think. Not to much or to drastic. Katie has also had quite a few tweaks done in past yrs but in very small doses and very much in moderation so not obvious BUT look at how different her nose is from when she first married Tom. Whole different nose.

  26. Violet says:

    Poor Suri’s feet are going to be ruined by the time she’s 10. Whatever Tom is doing — sacrificing chickens, getting fillings, storing a portrait in the attic — is definitely working, he looks great.

  27. Lauren says:

    Different Katie nose. Kate still has awful stumpy legs.

  28. Kimberly says:

    I’ll get a lot of backlash but

    whenever I see a picture of Suri I hold back the vomit. Ugly ass child. Her eye color doesn’t cover up the ugly ass face.

    whenever I see a pic of Katie I shake my head and think, “God what a horrible actress that her D-list husband can’t help.”

    whenever I see Tom I think, “Old ass hasbeen who just doesn’t get that he’s over. Tom it’s like your stuck in the past, and it ain’t pretty.”

    ya i won’t be seeing MI4. Haven’t seen the last one either since the 2nd was so dumb.

  29. joancrawfordhangers says:

    The JF interview made me really uncomfortable.

  30. e.non says:

    not just tweaks to the face; but i bet some lipo too… photos of him shirtless a few months ago showed an awfully lumpy torso..

  31. buckley says:

    Bwahahaha…I watched Jimmy Fallon.
    Who knew Tommy’s mission impossible would be a wreath throwing contest.

  32. Hellen says:

    I swear he had something done to his UPPER LIP. He usually shows a lot of teeth and gums when he smiles, but now he looks like he can’t quite move his lip so much. I call Botox, along with some facial filler.

  33. mk says:

    Whatever he’s doing he looks great… And I don’t know about his fame lowering to that of a reality star… Ya everyone loves to bash him and of course he’s crazy, but he’s still Tom Cruise. I think the craziness even adds to his mystique a bit.

    • april says:

      I agree. He looks great whether he had anything done or not. If he did, it’s subtle and it works.

  34. dahlia1947 says:

    And the doctor is riding Tom’s coat tails for some publicity. Yay him.

  35. Jordan says:

    Hmmm, gotta say, maybe all of Hollywood should use this doctor or his team, if they are going to go ahead with plastic surgery.

  36. dahlia1947 says:

    Tom seems very gracious in the interview. And he looks great!

  37. Em says:

    Tom is the man. I’m looking forward to seeing his new flick. No one does it like Tom anymore.

  38. Cerulean says:

    Tom Cruise acts like he’s in the throes of a serious nervous breakdown and I think that makes people uncomfortable. He just seems off and there is no good tangible reason for it.
    He makes me embarrased for him and its an unpleasant feeling.

  39. Adrien says:

    TBH, he doesn’t look younger than his actual age. He looks every inch 49…a great looking 49. This Dr. Pitanguy is doing a good job.

  40. Andie B says:

    If he has had stuff done it has been done in a very subtle way. He looks great, and always has. I do think he is a strange man, but his personal life is none of my business. I have always loved his movies.

  41. Sean says:

    He has had a lot of work. And they did a fabulous job. I wish I looked that young now. And I am several years younger. But I am about a foot taller than he is. And not stupid and crazy…so I guess I got the decent end of the deal

  42. bagladey says:

    Tom looks good.

  43. cruiz2 says:

    Just watched video and agree – work done!!! At least he didn’t talk about “amazing” K & S PR team. Jimmy knows best!!! Competitive Tom – you think?

  44. Veronica says:

    I think he’s had a midface lift

  45. Dr Fine says:

    Tom actually looks much better to me. He now resembles Chris O’Donnell.

  46. Jayna says:

    I just saw MI Ghost Protocol tonight, and he looks freaking amazing, but he looks like a man in his 40s, but doesn’t look 49. Lots of closeups. He has forehead lines, smile lines, some lines around his eyes and neck. His body was really beefed up in a good way. I never realized he had such a great ass. And his stunts off the building, wow, and running he did exhausted me. And i have always found him to be a solid actor. He’s a movie star for a reason, and this movie shows it. If he has had any work done it is very minimal.

  47. Jayna says:

    Hasbeen? LOL that’s funny. He may be nutty with his Scientology but has always brought it in movies.

  48. Shibby says:

    he looked old and nasty in Mission!

  49. Shibby says:

    He looked old in Mission Impossible…

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