Tom Cruise Pledged His Love For Katie Last Night

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Last night at the Waldorf-Astoria, the Friars Club saluted Tom Cruise with its Icon Award, so I was there like a top gun, all cocked and sitting at full attention.

Tom's Rock of Ages costar Alec Baldwin MC'd a lineup of speakers like Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kevin Pollack, but Jerry Lewis, who was supposed to present the award to Tom, got sick and didn't show.

That didn't stop Elie Wiesel--I'm serious--from stepping up to the podium and gushing about Jerry's genius, though he stopped short at mentioning the comic's unseen holocaust classic, The Day The Clown Cried.

And then it was back to Tom Terrific.

After various stars sang and/or sang praises, Broadway's Rock of Ages cast did a killer performance, and then out came our star, all smiles and earnest gratitude.

He said he was humbled to get the award "in the footsteps of Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant, and Frank Sinatra."

He gushed about Jerry Lewis. ("You showed the world what is possible because you cared so much.")

And he carried on about another absentee, Katie Holmes, saying, "My wife made this suit for me. She's an amazing woman. She couldn't be here. She's in China, working....Suri's my date this evening."

And she looked darling, let me tell you.

Anyway, there was not one mention of Scientology all night, especially since attendee Philip Seymour Hoffman is not playing L. Ron Hubbard in that upcoming movie.

Just lots of "craft" talk and upbeat stories and even birthday cake celebrating 50 years of a glinty American icon who onscreen and off seems intent on trying to save the world.

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Rainez024
Rainez024

Perhaps we should stop praising Tom Cruise and the like, and start investigating instead. A completely different picture would be presented if people could get past the public image of this man that is foisted off to all of us by the mainstream media. WAKE UP.

Guest
Guest

I have never found Tom Cruise attractive, even before he got tangled up in Scientology. And now that the horrific abuses perpetrated in deep, dark secrecy by his "church" on its Sea Org members are being made public, he's way past unattractive. Google is your friend, Tom: Debbie Cook, Gerry Armstrong, Mark Headley, Jefferson Hawkins, Kate Bornstein, Lisa McPherson, exscn.net, Operation Clambake. And if you choose to turn a blind eye instead of educating yourself, shame on you.

Crusin for Travolta
Crusin for Travolta

I heard Katie buttered her strap on later that night, and that they picked up some rough trade for a sandwhich.

Payne
Payne

Katie's off to China??? To make more suits in a sweatshop???

Monsieurpatric
Monsieurpatric

Ever wonder what might have been say with a master's in fine arts, maybe a Ph.d...perhaps the pursuit of a master craft such as chiselling wood rather than souls for T.C.  His faith started as Mr. Hubbard's fury with the I.R.S. and his initial inability to deduct his yacht as an office expense.  Sail on.

Bea
Bea

Officially enters icon status. Good for him!

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

Elie Wiesel???  Now I'm truly hearing the "Twilight Zone" theme music in my head...um, and are babysitters that hard to find?  Or is this her "apprentice-ship?"  We know she's used to "high" heeled shoes already.

Payne
Payne

Well, at least he does occasionally make some good movies and he's good for the industry. Good for him.

Steinhope
Steinhope

I wish they had roasted him instead of toasted him!

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