Sumner Redstone, the crazy studio boss of Paramount, has spoken out on why he fired Tom Cruise. He said he took the advice from his wife, because according to her Tom had become hated by both men and women.
He says, “He was embarrassing the studio. And he was costing us a lot of money. $100 million, $150 million on Mission: Impossible III. It was the best picture of the three, and it did the worst.”
“Paula (his wife), like women everywhere, had come to hate him. The truth of the matter is, I did listen to her. His behavior was entirely unacceptable to Paula and to the rest of the world. He just didn’t turn one (woman) off. He turned off all women, and a lot of men. When did I decide (to fire him)? I don’t know. When he was on the Today show? When he was jumping on a couch at Oprah? He changed his handler, you know, to his sister (LeAnne Devette)–not a good idea. The explosion was good. It sent a message to the rest of the world that the time of the big star getting all this money is over. And it is! I would like to think that what I did, or what we did, has had a salutary effect on the rest of the industry.”
Sumner sounds just as crazy as Tom if you ask me. Those two should’ve stuck together and been shipped off to Insane Island. I’m sure one exists. In other TomKat news, the pair will apparently marry at the Mussolini compound in Italy. The massive villa was Benito Mussolini’s hideout during World War II.
A source said, “Katie recently visited the hotel with Victoria and fell in love with it instantly. It’s an ideal place for Tom and her to tie the knot because it’s hidden away by dense greenery on the landward side, while the view on the opposite side which overlooks the lake is stunning. Katie was made aware that Mussolini used it as a war-time base, but she seemed more interested in the fact that the likes of Grace Kelly had stayed there.”
They are basically getting married in a bomb shelter? How fitting. Angelina Jolie is rumored to show up, but I doubt. That ho is too good to be associated with a bunch of nuts!