Skip to comments.Cruise keeps an eye on "fetus"
Posted on 11/25/2005 7:13:46 AM PST by Qwertrew
Tom Cruise has already claimed to know the history of psychiatry. Now he's working on getting acquainted with OB/GYN.
The couch-jumping thesp has acquired a sonogram machine with which to personally track the progress of the fetus currently incased in his fiancee Katie Holmes' womb.
Cruise revealed the purchase during an interview with Barbara Walters taped Oct. 30 for the veteran newswoman's upcoming special, Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2005, scheduled to air Tuesday on ABC. "I bought a sonogram machine," Cruise told Walters. "I am going to donate it to a hospital when we are done."
Somewhat startled, Walters replied, "Wait, you are going to do your own sonogram?"
"Yes," Cruise replied, chuckling.
Sonogram machines, which use ultrasound waves to monitor a baby's development, can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $200,000. No word on how much Cruise shelled out to purchase his own.
Cruise told Walters he did not yet know the sex of his first genetic offspring.
"Barbara, I would tell you," he said. "I would say, 'I know if it's a boy or a girl, and I'm not telling you.' "
"So what do you see?" Walters asked. "A little baby," the actor replied.
The War of the Worlds star also told Walters that he and Holmes would wait to get married until after their child's birth, though it's unclear exactly when that blessed event may occur.
"We are going to get married next summer or early fall," he told Walters. "We don't have a date set yet."
The affianced duo recently departed for Shanghai, where they'll spend a couple of weeks while Cruise films scenes for Mission: Impossible 3.
According to the Shanghai Daily's Website, Cruise and Holmes have been taking in the local sights, including the Chenghuang Temple, a resort featuring old-style architecture, as well as dining heartily on Sichuan cuisine.
And wasn't there some concern a few years ago about frequent ultra-sounds causing hearing problems in babies developing in utero?
What is so pathetic is the number of people/groupies who find him and his ilk (Who can blame them for luvin' the adulation?) so fascinating, wunnerful and worthwhile.
Just to clarify...I meant that Tom Cruise probably makes everyone crazy....not the baby.
Cruise says he sees "a little baby." Don't let his buddies in Hollywood hear that. Doesn't he know it's not a baby and just a clump of cells? (Sarcasm/Heavy)
Maybe they are trying to make the kid deaf at birth. That would make him or her an instant superstar.
Shouldn't the big question be, "Who the hell is the father ?" Assuming he has ever had sex with a female, it is widely believed he is sterile.
But, Lord Almighty, what the hell was Katie thinking ?
I read this, think about his appearance on Oprah, and two words come to mind: mental illness.
This is not meant to criticize your post. I just can't imagine why anyone would care what this kook does! Sometimes I think the best way to deal with the nutcases of the world is to not pay attention to them. Imagine if Cruise, Jackson, Sharpton, Sheehan, and other assorted nutcases never got any print or camera time. They thrive on the attention. Maybe without it they would find something useful (or at least less harmful) to do with their lives.
I'll bet they never get married. But then, who cares.
There's so many babies being born to weird Hollywood parents, married or not, that a baby with normal, married, faithful and unselfish show biz parents will be the odd-kid-out and will have severe psychological problems throughout life.
How does owning a sonagram fit in with his "religion"? To say nothing of not yet being married to the mother of his child. Seems he's picking and choosing what to follow. A "cafeteria Christian" if at all.
That was almost exactly what I said to my husband - "Aw, isn't that cute. Tom's gonna perform his own ultrasounds on that baby Katie got from somewhere."
I bet Cruise knows a little about proctology too...