Now that Mission: Impossible III is just weeks away, every movement that Tom Cruise makes will be reported and scrutinised by the whole world. Maybe someone should tell him, we don’t think he’s noticed.
Because – although Tom Cruise jumping around on a chair recently can be written off as a knowing, jokey reprise of his most embarrassing moment – Tom Cruise ordering giant posters to be erected in his mansion instructing Katie Holmes to remain completely still and silent throughout her imminent childbirth might been seen as being slightly less endearing.
It’s become fashionable lately to bash Scientology – let’s face it,
anything that annoys Tom Cruise (DVDs), John Travolta and Kirstie Alley in one
sweep is a freaking bargain – what with the recent Issac Hayes / South Park
affair. And, if the news of what chair-leaping Tom Cruise has put up all over his
house is true, the Scientology baiting looks set to continue a little
Katie Holmes is pregnant. That’s good news for Tom Cruise, who can exercise all his impulse sonogram fetishes while rubbing Katie’s baby bump in order to promote his new films, but not such good news for Katie Holmes.
As a newly paid-up Scientologist, Katie Holmes must follow the
Scientology rules. And one of those rules is that she – and all
birthing staff – must remain absolutely silent throughout childbirth.
Most people assumed that this was just a vague rule, and that it would
be mostly ignored while Katie popped her baby out, but it looks like
Tom Cruise was a little more serious about this rule than we imagined.
According to reports, sets of six-foot tall ‘birthing boards’ were
recently delivered to the home of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes,
reminding Katie just how silent she has to stay as she delivers the
baby. One of these giant posters is said to read:
"Be silent and make all physical movements slow and understandable."
At least, we think they were birthing boards. Another, more logical, explanation is that Tom Cruise had them made to remind himself not to act like such a tit while he’s promoting films.
[story by Stuart Heritage]