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‘Top Gun: Maverick’: The only movie review you need if you’re being honest about Tom Cruise

 When Luke Y. Thompson (AV Club) told us he’d screened Top Gun: Maverick but hadn’t been commissioned to write a review, we knew that we needed him to write one for the Underground Bunker. Our association with Luke goes back more than 20 years, to a now defunct publication, New Times Los Angeles, where he []


Scientology royalty: Why it makes sense for Tom Cruise to host the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

 A few days ago ITV announced plans for next month’s elaborate celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, which will be broadcast live from Windsor []

Tom Cruise, looking puffy again between movie shoots, gets booed at SF game

 The San Francisco Giants put Tom Cruise on the Jumbotron last night during Game 2 of the division series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. This set off a storm on Twitter, with lots of jokes about how puffy Tom looked (again) and wondering if he was preparing to play recently deceased SNL comedian Norm MacDonald []

A very brief note on Tom Cruise and his daughter Suri

 Short post []

Tabs keep telling us Tom Cruise is ditching Scientology, and always with zero evidence

 How many times have the tabloids written this story, that Tom Cruise is maybe, perhaps, leaving Scientology, basing that claim on nameless “insiders” whose quotes always turn out to be built on pure []

Can someone let Tom Cruise know that his Scientology bandleader has died?

 In 2004, as part of the plan to turn Tom Cruise into the most gung-ho Scientologist on the planet, church leader David Miscavige threw a special surprise birthday party for the Top Gun actor on the church’s private cruise ship, the []

Tom Cruise said he needed only an hour to sell Scientology: What would he do in that hour?

[Tom Cruise and Judd Apatow]

On Tuesday, we showed you a couple of pages from Seth Rogen’s new book which included a bizarre 2006 encounter with actor Tom Cruise. Among the strange things Cruise claimed, according to Rogen, was that he needed just an hour to convince Rogen and Judd Apatow that everything they thought they []

Seth Rogen: Tom Cruise claimed that Big Pharma is trying to make him look insane

 The Tom Cruise revelations keep coming. On Twitter, journalist Yashar Ali posted a couple of pages taken from Seth Rogen’s new book which contain a wild anecdote about a conversation Rogen claims he had with the Top Gun []

Don’t congratulate Tom Cruise until he gives back the award that really matters

 We learned yesterday that Tom Cruise joined a growing protest against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — the sketchy group behind the Golden Globes awards — by returning his three Globes []

A fight against Scientology ‘disconnection’ now a remarkable illustrated book

 We first told you about Brian Sheen’s struggle to reconnect with his grown daughter Springsong in 2015. []