Tom Cruise got weirdly territorial about the refrigerator on the ‘Mena’ set

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Tom Cruise made news in a few ways yesterday. Leah Remini is promoting her memoir,Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, which reportedly bashes Tom. I can’t wait to see what she says in the actual book, but she has already indicated that Tom is one with CO$. She says anyone who doesn’t kiss Tom’s tush is considered “evil,” and “being critical of Tom Cruise is being critical of Scientology itself.” Guess that means I’m in trouble with David Miscavige.

Another story about Tom is a little bit cute but very funny because I imagine a frustrated Tom. The Hollywood Reporter is about to publish a big story about the making of Mena (where Tom plays the drug-running pilot). They released a teaser article titled “‘Mena’ Shoot Creates Refrigerator Conflict Between Tom Cruise, Doug Liman“:

Movie sets often create a family-like atmosphere, and that was what happened on the new Universal movie Mena. Lead actor Tom Cruise, director Doug Liman and scribe Gary Spinelli shared a house during filming, sources tell THR, with each taking his own floor and using the kitchen and living room communally. No word on why the trio opted for such a living situation — the film centers on an American pilot, played by Cruise, who worked for the late drug lord Pablo Escobar — but apparently it presented some refrigerator conflicts as Cruise follows a much more strictly healthy diet than Liman and Spinelli.

[From Hollywood Reporter]

Can you imagine sharing a house with Tom Cruise? He’d be couch jumping and wanting to talk all the time. There would be a stack of Dianetics books next to the toilet. Hair product would coat every surface in the bathroom. It would be beyond insanity. I’m not sure why Tom had to stay so health-nutty on the set of this film. He barely gained any weight to play a 300-pound dude. He had the perfect excuse to tuck into Ben & Jerry’s, but Tom couldn’t give up his vanity. Yes, I completely believe he was a pain about the refrigerator, and if anyone left a dirty dish in the sink, there was probably Xenu to pay.

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Tom Cruise

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  1. DanaG says:

    With all his money why did he share unless he thought it would be a good opportunity to recruit two new members for CoS? Tom always has a reason and I don’t believe a second he wanted to be mr average. I’m surprised the church allowed him to live with non believers.

    • ladysussex says:

      Exactly! I don’t believe for a second that his CO$ handlers would allow him to share accommodations with non-scientologists. I think this is the real story here, not the fridge. Is Tom demanding some autonomy nowadays? He’s been so immersed in CO$ for years and only around other higher up members for years now. Is he flirting with the idea of spending more time with normal people? Also, these movie sets have catering and craft services. I seriously doubt these three were roomies and cooking their own food in the shared kitchen. Not that it couldn’t happen, it’s just doubtful.

      • Lisa says:

        I remember Frank Darabont working in Cruise’s house on a rewrite or something. Maybe he just likes to do that. #cantbealone Darabont thought it was great because every time he had an idea that Cruise liked, he was like, yep we’re doing that. No studio interference, no notes from the director, just yep we’re doing that!

      • Bridget says:

        Tom Cruise doesn’t have Scientology handlers, nor is he ‘allowed’ or ‘not allowed’ to do something. The man is the #2 in the “Chruch”, he’s the one who decides whether or not someone is allowed to do stuff!

    • Snappyfish says:

      Adore the recruitment angle!!

  2. MrsBPitt says:

    I’m sure Tom is very strict about his diet and exercise…you have to admit, xeno or not, Tom does look great for his age (even though, I’m sure, he has had a little, subtle, work done)…If he wasn’t so cuckoo for cocoa puffs, he might even be hot! But, he can’t hide the crazy from his eyes and that big grin! And I’m sure, Tom got pissed about the fridge…I think, its ALWAYS got to be Tom’s way or the highway!! That’s what happens after having people kiss your ass for years, you think you are King! I can’t wait for Leah’s book….it should be an interesting read!

    • It'sJustBlanche says:

      He does look really good. Crazy, but good. I never found him attractive when he was in his 20s and I don’t really find him attractive now, but you have to admit that he’s held up well.

    • MsGoblin says:

      Yes, he ABSOLUTELY has the best plastic surgeon in town. He doesn’t look “done”; he looks healthy and rested. THAT’s what plastic surgery should do.

    • Eleonor says:

      I agree: he looks good. Damn.

      • vauvert says:

        And he can wear the hell out of a suit. A proper suit. I am so tired of all the stars who come out at premieres looking like bums. Tom may be all the cray he wants in his private life but he does his movie star part properly – focused on his movie and work, engaged with fans during appearances, dressing the part when he has to. I never liked him when he was young but I think he looks great now, through whatever combination of diet, exercise, subtle great work etc. he uses. (This does not mean I approve of his Scientology madness – I don’t. But there are things that he does well, and if he lost the church of insanity, he would be pretty awesome.)

      • Lensblury says:

        @Vauvert Came here to comment on the suits, too. They really are excellently tailored and even seem a bit like works of art.

      • msw says:

        I agree. But i wouldn’t have the guts to say so if others hadn’t chimed in first, ha ha. That blue pinstripe suit is amazing.

        If only I could see him as a harmless little twit and not the psychologically impaired, slave labor using douchebag he actually is.

  3. Div says:

    Part of me thinks it is great that Tom is getting called out on COS, but I also believe that Tom is basically brainwashed at this point and a victim of the cult. Unfortunately, he also victimizes other victims by preaching and adhering to many of COS’s ideals. I actually knew a Scientologist family for a while and it was strange—their kids went to a regular school and they seemed pretty normal. I feel like there must be certain degrees of devoted and crazy, and Tom’s at the extreme end. Also, I totally believe Tom would be weird about food and living with other people. So many stories of him being incredibly odd….

    • Luca76 says:

      The unforgivable sins are the slave labor he’s used for work on his homes, the alienation he’s enacted against Nicole, and his abandonment of Suri. He may be a victim of a cult but it seems to have turned him into a gleeful sociopath.

      • Div says:

        I definitely agree that he’s a sociopath. I just think it’s tragic all around. Tom is a victim of COS who cruelly victimizes other victims of COS. I really hope the government cracks down on COS one of these days, like they have in Europe. I sometimes wonder about the COS family I knew and if they got drawn deeper into the insanity or whether they broke free.

      • Lisa says:

        Rich people live in a bubble and think poor people are stupid. I think he’s creepy, and that he is fully a part of Scientology and knows exactly what’s going on.

      • lucy2 says:

        Agreed – believe whatever you want, but when you hurt others with those beliefs, you deserve to be called out.

  4. Belle Epoch says:

    That cutesy picture in the blue suit is nauseating. His fake smile is creepy and not convincing at all. He’s acting ALL THE TIME. So who is Tom Cruise, really? Just an illiterate robot programmed by Muscavige to bring in money? It will never end, will it?

    • antipodean says:

      Hopefully it is in the process of being ended, or at least it’s teeth being drawn. If the IRS were to review it’s religious status, it would be all over bar the shouting. One can only hope that the on going lights being shone at this snake oil cult will eventually lead to its downfall. There will always be sheep who will be willing to be mislead on this grand scale, but with education and information on the dangers of this particular sect, hopefully people will become more aware of its insidious dealings and philosophies.
      Also, where is Shelley?

  5. Jem says:

    Sharing a house with Tom? I dunno could be fun. For starters, I’d stock the community fridge with nothing but junk food.

  6. Sweet says:

    It’s heartwarming to see a genuine self made success story. I’m astounded to see someone staying on top of their career for 30 long years. A true inspiration to one and all. Love you Tommy.

    Leah Remini will be an internet sensation when the book comes out but she will make little to minuscule impact outside it.

    • Naya says:

      I wouldn’t be so sure about that. It all depends on how much she reveals about the Celebrity Center and Miscaviage. If she confirms that auditing sessions are used for extortion or that some other method of manipulation is use then this story will go mainstream in a very very big way.

      • Sweet says:

        I’m absolutely sure Leah will do whatever it takes to get maximum attention. But in the real world we have bigger fish to fry and will have no impact as I said. If Going Clear didn’t impact TC neither will has been TV actress’ book

      • noway says:

        I wouldn’t be so sure Sweet. Things have a way of blowing up with littler things than Leah’s story. The Bill Cosby scandal is the perfect example. It was talked about for decades then one comic makes one joke about him, and all hell breaks loose. I think it is about time COS breaks loose too.

    • Katherine says:

      I wouldn’t be so sure about that, considering how much light has been shone on CoS already. Thankfully, certain people have continued to shine a light on their abusive practices. They can’t run from that forever, no matter how many Hollywood celebrities are on their payroll.

  7. Loopy says:

    there was probably Xenu to pay-BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHa

  8. Wannabeparisian says:

    Somebody ate MY sandwich? MYYYY SANDWICH?!

    That scene from Friends is All I could think of haha

    • Esmom says:

      This is kinda what I expected the story to be, instead it was really kind of a non-story.

      I also can’t imagine him sharing a place or cooking for himself, unless the director and/or writer somehow thought this would help the film in some experimental way.

    • belle de jour says:

      I’d want to see the barely passive-aggressive notes left on the fridge.

  9. Jules says:

    Someone’s had lots of Botox..

  10. Decorative Item says:

    I doubt that he has prepared his own meals in decades.

  11. funcakes says:

    If I had to share a house with Tom I would keep myself locked (locked to keep him out so he will not recruit) away in my spacious bedroom, complete with bathroom and small personal refrigerator, so I could avoid his crazy juice.

  12. Christin says:

    I’m not seeing how the excerpt supports him being ‘weirdly territorial’ about the fridge. It says he follows a more strict diet than the other two. Could be as simple as he made a comment (or two) about what they were drinking or eating.

  13. Ben Dover says:

    Maybe it’s because he saw the Key Master in there.

  14. Patricia says:

    He’s just so embarrassing anymore. And all I can think of is how he abandoned his own child because the child’s mother dared to resist his cult.
    Can you imagine any actual religion promoting its followers to ABANDON THIER OWN CHILD due to a difference in belief with the child’s other parent? Never. It’s completely insane, just like every other detail we ever learn about this cult.

    • mary b says:

      “Can you imagine any actual religion promoting its followers to ABANDON THIER OWN CHILD ”


  15. Texasgurl says:

    lmao@ at there was probably Zenu to pay!

  16. LA Juice says:

    Not TC fan by any means, but I get why he didn’t fatten up for the role. He’s getting older now- it gets a lot tougher to lose the extra fat once you put it on after you hit 40. And he’s in his 50s, correct? Also, Tom Hanks (probably) got the ‘betes, probably from the yo-yo wieght loss and gain over his career. yoy-yo dieting just is not good for your health or metabolism or endocrine system.

    • Jane says:

      I’m definitely not a fan either, but I don’t think we should blame him for not wanting to be 300 pounds. It would feel terrible, and be extremely unhealthy, especially for a man of his age. I would never gain 150+ pounds for a job, and I bet Bedhead wouldn’t either. It has nothing to do with vanity and everything to do with health.

      He’s still a crazy piece of sh*t, though.

  17. Able says:

    I think they lived in the same house for one day in order for the marketing story to be generated.