The remarks by Viacom Inc. Chairman Sumner Redstone signaled the end of one of the most lucrative production deals commanded by an A-list Hollywood star and followed other signs that Cruise's stature had been damaged by his conduct during the past year.
Although Cruise recently topped Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's 100 most powerful celebrities, his latest film, "Mission: Impossible III" opened in May to lower-than-expected ticket sales. Days later an opinion poll showed his star power had dimmed considerably in the eyes of the public.
It's only a matter of time before Tom FREAKS.
Those execs over at Paramount had better
Beware of the Wrath of Cruise.