Tom Cruise must be counting the hours until ‘War of the Worlds’ opens and he can return to his normal life as a movie star instead of being scrutinized by practically every media outlet in existence. Today, James Verini suggests in Salon that his new outspoken-ness about Scientology might be related to his spiritual ascension within the Church. And recently, in response to a question in an online forum, even WaPo media critic Howard Kurtz– not known for paying much attention to Hollywood– made an wisecrack at Cruise’s expense.
Howard Kurtz: Tom Cruise is welcome to come on my show any time he wants. Especially if he brings Katie.