Let's talk about Tom Cruise. Because, say what you will about his batsh*t crazy shenanigans, it's kinda tough not to like the guy (is it that smile??), and so, despite said shenanigans, we just keep on caring about what he does. Besides, no matter what he does, he does it so damn entertaining-ly! Like auditioning girlfriends, for example. At least that's what ex-Scientologist Marc Headley says Cruise did in his new book Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology, and I'm inclined to believe his story, especially the part about what happened when Cruise's ex, Iranian-born Homeland actress Nazanin Boniadi, found out about the dozens of hopefuls who "tried out" for the real-life role of (maybe) Mrs. Tom Cruise.
Apparently Headley wrote about watching the audition tapes in Chapter 28 of his book, which Boniadi read before running into the author at a wedding party in 2010 -- where she approached Headley:
“This girl wants to know all about these audition tape ... She’s like, ‘When did this take place?’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t know, November, December 2004' ... She starts crying, gets up, and runs out of the room. She was going out with Tom Cruise in December of 2004 -- we were still auditioning girls then. That was Naz. That was the first time I ever met Naz ... Based on her reaction, she was in love with the dude.”
Ouch. That must've stung -- though probably not as bad as when Cruise reportedly enlisted a third party to dump Boniadi because she was neither "affectionate" nor "famous" enough (Scientology big shot David Miscavige reportedly didn't care for her very much, either). And I bet the breakup was nowhere near as degrading as the "punishment" Boniadi allegedly received for telling a pal about the relationship's demise (and thusly breaking a signed confidentiality agreement): She was (again, allegedly) forced to clean bathrooms with acid (?!) and dig ditches in the middle of the night.
YIKES. Between Leah Remini's very unflattering Scientology testimonial, the now infamous Katie Holmes departure, and this new book, Scientology could be in serious trouble.
PS: If I mysteriously "disappear" after this post is published, don't be surprised.
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