Skip to comments.Tom Cruise Less Popular Than Saddam
Posted on 03/24/2006 4:03:16 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
Could actor Tom Cruise be even less popular than a mass murderer?
Respondents in a poll said theyd rather spend the night with deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein than the "Mission Impossible star.
Stuff Magazine asked readers who among four personalities they would least like to share a camping tent with overnight. Cruise took the prize with 41 percent, with Saddam trailing at 39 percent. Sportscaster/celebrity reporter Pat OBrien got 15 percent and actress/comedienne Kathy Griffin, 5 percent.
Its been a bad few weeks for Cruise. He recently "won an unwanted Razzie award at a ceremony acknowledging the year's worst films and stars.
Cruise - who is engaged to pregnant actress Katie Holmes - was given the Most Tiresome Tabloid Target prize for his embarrassing behavior last year, which included the now infamous "couch jumping incident on Oprah Winfreys show, proposing to Holmes at the Eiffel Tower and his gushing pregnancy announcement.
I guess "Sally Weaver" knows now how Jerry felt when she was doing the "Seinfeld is the devil" bit.
Ooooh you and me both!! He's ALWAYS been one of my favs!!
Tom Selleck just has it ALL!!
Yes Well I think Tom is in for a big surprise when she does NOT give a SILENT birth. I expect her to scream her head off!! It just comes naturally.
Ya know.......I've often heard this "couch jumping" thing on Oprah referred to here.....but have NO idea what it was about.
Not being an Oprah watcher, I'm not real sure either. From what I gather from my teenage nieces, he was displaying his excitement about being in love with Katie Holmes (a girl).
Tiny Tom may be a thoroughly obnoxious twerp, but there is no evidence that he has had thousands of people whacked.
"Tom Cruise won't come out of the closet."
(The entire South Park Scientology episode that Tom doesn't want you to see.)
If I had to share a night with any of those four, there's a good chance somebody would die.
Tom Selleck Says He's Not Gay
by Joal Ryan
Aug 29, 1997, 12:15 PM PT
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This week, we learned many things that Tom Selleck is not.
Let's recap. Tom Selleck is not:
a candidate for the U.S. Senate;
a former campaign stump machine for George Bush and Bob Dole.
Here's the background, in order of juiciest stuff first:
The nope-not-gay refutation comes in the September 16 issue of The Advocate, a leading gay and lesbian magazine. Whispers about the so-called truth of his private life have dogged the 52-year-old actor since he hit it big in 1980 with the TV cop show Magnum P.I.
Selleck makes it plain to the Advocate that he's straight and that "it's not anti-gay to say that you're not gay."
The classically handsome Three Men and a Baby star has taken heat in the past for publicly declaring that he was "singularly heterosexual" and vigorously protesting (to the tune of a $20 million lawsuit) a 1991 tabloid story that suggested he was gay--statements some construed as homophobic, or disinformation designed to throw people off his trail. Not so, says Selleck.
"I would have had the same problem--felt the same kind of righteous indignation--if somebody had said I was having an affair with some actress I had never met," he told the mag.
The once-divorced Selleck married former dancer Jilly Mack in 1987. They have one daughter.
Selleck tells the Advocate that he expects gay rumors to start anew with the release of his upcoming movie, In & Out. In it, he plays a gay journalist. Selleck says it took him 30 takes to get a smooch right with costar Kevin Kline. He found the scene "difficult."
As for the Citizen Selleck stuff--that started in a New York Times article. Columnist Maureen Dowd wrote last week that G.O.P. leaders in California were trying to enlist Selleck to run for the Senate.
"Half-truths and fabrications," responded Selleck, a familiar TV pitchman for William F. Buckley's conservative newsmag, National Review.
As for the Bob Dole, George Bush stuff? That was more fodder from Dowd's column. She wrote that Selleck had campaigned for those two Republican stalwarts. Selleck says he did no such thing.
And just to top off this week of denials, Selleck's father, Robert, told a reporter that his famous offspring isn't even a Republican. He's a registered independent with libertarian leanings.
Actor Charlie Sheen refuses to accept the official explanation behind the terrorist atrocities of September 11, 2001, and believes the US government covered up what really happened. Conspiracy theorist Sheen claims New York City's Twin Towers fell as the result of a "controlled demolition." Talking on US radio program The Alex Jones Show on the GGN network, he said, "It seems to me like 19 amateurs with box-cutters taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75 per cent of their targets, that feels like a conspiracy theory. It raises a lot of questions. A couple of years ago, it was severely unpopular to talk about any of this. It feels like from the people I talk to, and the research I've done and around my circles, it feels like the worm is turning." Sheen also cast doubt over the plane that smashed into the side of the Pentagon in Washington DC. He added, "Just show us how this particular plane pulled off these maneuvers... It is up to us to reveal the truth. It is up to us because we owe it to the families, we owe it to the victims, we owe it to everyone's life who was drastically altered, horrifically, that day and forever. We owe it to them to uncover what happened."
Film Actors: Gay Male
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From the silent era forward, gay film actors have made significant contributions to cinematic art and Western culture. While very few gay and lesbian actors have been permitted the luxury of openness, many of them have nevertheless challenged and helped reconfigure notions of masculinity and femininity and, to a lesser extent, of homosexuality.
Because of the peculiar hold that film celebrity has had on Western popular culture, film actors--particularly film stars--have always been the subject of rumor and gossip, which in turn has affected the way they are perceived by others. Literally scores of actors, ranging from silent stars such as Rudolph Valentino and later screen idols such as Cary Grant and James Dean to contemporary stars such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Keanu Reeves, and Tom Selleck, have been rumored to be gay. Sometimes the rumors are true, but often they are not.
ALL HAIL THE DARK LORD XENU! LONG LIVE SOUTH PARK!
I hate camping, but I'd share a tent with Tom Selleck
Me too and I am a heterosexual
"I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it."
Tom Selleck, oh my! I saw an old Magnum P.I. rerun earlier this week at my mother's house. That is one fine looking man.
The question should of been: who would you rather meet in a public bathhouse Tom Cruiser or Saddam?
Yes, that's what Liberace once said, and who are we to doubt him?
I like cruise in risky business and Mission impossible.
I don't understand why he so objectionable.
BABs, katie couric are much worse and annoying.