Thursday, January 19, 2006

Tom Cruise kills South Park episode

Everyone's fave Looney Tunes character has his panties in a knot:
UK TV viewers will not get to see an episode of South Park which shows Nicole Kidman and fellow Scientologist John Travolta attempting to coax a fictional Tom Cruise character out of a closet, with Kidman saying: "Don't you think this has gone on long enough? It's time for you to come out of the closet. You're not fooling anyone."

Naturally, the robustly heterosexual (sic) Top Gun star took exception to this when Trapped in the Closet aired in the US. The episode also showed Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard having a pop at the Cruise character's acting abilities, and Cruise reportedly waved the legal big stick at Paramount and threatened to sue if the offending programme was ever shown again.
Well, at least he isn't killing Oprah this time.