Thursday, May 26, 2005
Dr. Tom Cruise
Did I miss something? Did Tom Cruise earn a medical degree in between making movies and romancing Katie Holmes? He must have because that's the only explanation I can come up with for his recent remarks about Brooke Shields.
According to reports, Tom makes the astonishing statement in an Access Hollywood interview that Brooke Shields just needed to take some vitamins for her post-partum depression! Really, that's amazing! And he didn't even need to examine her to make that diagnosis. Apparently, the fact that Brooke resorted to Paxil after months of struggle, and resistance to therapy, makes her a drug addict and seriously misguided.
He than made his pronouncement that depression is chemically based, and that vitamins can make a difference. Really Tom? So Susan Smith, and that woman in Texas who killed all her kids, just needed an extra dose of Vitamin C or A in their diet? Come on! You've just done a disservice to the women out there, who suffer silently with post-partum depression. Instead of seeking the help that they might need, they'll continue to suffer, but now with a mega-dose of One-A-Day.
I've had friends who suffer from depression, and Paxil, Prozac, and lithium saved their lives.
Mr. Cruise then went on to bash Brooke's career. Apparently starring on Broadway and The West End is not enough for Mr. Cruise. Tom, if you think Brooke is so talented, why don't you offer her a role in Mission Impossible III, or does the fact that she took Paxil automatically disqualify her from ever acting with you?
I've never been a huge Tom Cruise fan. I think he's an okay actor with the right material, and an even better movie star. I liked him even less after he left Nicole Kidman shell-shocked by the end of their marriage. And he's wearing even thinner now.
Tom, do us all a favor, stick to what you do best, which is being a movie star. I know you're a devout Scientologist, but that doesn't mean that therapy is all bad. Truthfully, if I didn't know better, I would think Tom was on something. That's the only way I can explain his behavior on Oprah on Monday, dragging poor Katie Holmes out on stage, like a prize cow at the state fair to show her off to the audience.
He didn't seem to care that Katie might be incredibly uncomfortable with the PDA, as long as he's happy. I'm surprised that he didn't show off her teeth to Oprah and the audience. We get that your happy. Just dial it down a notch, would ya.
Is anyone else as uncomfortable as I am with the whole Tom Cruise/Katies Holmes romance?