June 24, 2005

Tom Cruise criticized NBC ''Today'' show host Matt Lauer on Friday when Lauer mentioned Cruise's earlier criticism of Brooke Shields for taking anti-depressants. Cruise told Lauer he didn't know what he was talking about. ''You don't know the history of psychiatry. I do,'' Cruise said.

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I wasn't going to post on him, but after I read this interview that DC Media Girl has where he says:

Cruise: I’m a helper. For instance, I myself have helped hundreds of people get off drugs. In Scientology, we have the only successful drug rehabilitation program in the world. It’s called Narconon.

SPIEGEL: That’s not correct. Yours is never mentioned among the recognized detox programs. Independent experts warn against it because it is rooted in pseudo science.

Cruise: You don’t understand what I am saying. It’s a statistically proven fact that there is only one successful drug rehabilitation program in the world. Period."

Then watching him with Lauer I couldn't help myself. (memo to publicist/sister: keep him away) I'm sure Tom's been studing with Bill Frist because hey...if Frist can use a video tape to make a diagnosis, I guess Tom can treat cancer with Flintstone chewables. Maybe Tom Delay can be helped by Cruise on that other problem. ( see video below )

(Update): Jeralyn askes: What is it With Tom Cruise and Drugs? Tom Cruise is actually doing us all a favor. He's doing more to drive people from Scientology than all the proselytizing against it ever could....read on

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