Saturday, March 18, 2006

Tom Cruise is Trapped in the Closet

First Isaac Hayes and now couch-jumping Tom Cruise gets in on the act. Cruise, upset with the possibility that the episode of the hit animated Comedy Central series South Park which directly mocks the cult of Scientology (entitled ‘Trapped in the Closet’) would be repeated on cable television, censored the program by threatening to not promote his upcoming project, Mission: Impossible III. Paramount Pictures, the motion picture studio behind Cruise’s third installment in the Mission: Impossible film franchise, which is owned by Viacom which also owns Comedy Central, balked at the threat and pulled the episode from the airwaves. Doesn’t this constitute blackmail? And they say the Bush Administration is secretly manipulating the media? Who checking liberal Hollywood then?