Tom Cruise gets pranked

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    News story

    A fake reporter at the London "War of the Worlds" premiere gave Tom Cruise a face-full of water as he stopped to answer questions. Instead of walking away, Cruise stayed and asked the prankster why he did it, repeatedly calling him a jerk.

    The fake reporter and his camera crew were reportedly part of a "comedy team" but may be charged with assault.
     
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    It's funny because I seem to have two different opinions on this.

    Part of me says that it's not really that funny just to squirt him with water while giving an interview and its also quite rude. I would have probably done the same thing as Cruise.

    The other part of me says that Cruise could have been a bit friendlier and just accepted it as a joke and not really humiliated the reporter as much.

    I definately don't think that he should be charged though.
     
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    Considering how this jerk with the swollen ego has tried to force his scientology cult on fellow actors and studio executives, coupled with his puerile insensitive remarks berating Brooke Shields for taking medication to overcome her post partum depression, I think that he got off lightly.

    At over 40 years of age, he really needs to grow up!
     
  5. garybUK Guest

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    Lukily the term 'Jerk' doesn't really have much meaning over here... very funny... who does tom cruise think he is anyway. Moron.
     
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    I saw it on SKY News this morning... personally Cruise should've turned round and lamped the chump. :p
     
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    I don't know, personally I would have just laughed. But that's why I don't get squirted in the face with water or hit by pies (like Bill Gates) or pelted with eggs (like Arnie the Govenator). I don't take myself too seriously.

    Plus, you know, nobody has any idea who I am...
     
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    Ditto. Or at least have his minders do it for him ;) :p
     
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    I think TC was perfectly justified. It wasn't funny or imaginative at all...
     
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    Hey, I like TC and all (even if he was rude to my Stepdad), but it was a little funny. It wasn't a great prank, but the fact that he got so mad at a little water in his face. I once had someone spray my crotch with water right before I had to go out on stage in front of a large audience. It looked like I pee'd my pants. Now that was a funny prank! :D
     
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    Judging by Tom's face, I reckon he was up for a bit of a rhumble. ;)
     
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    Yes, I can see even London has the same idea about crime as the US.

    You charge people with assault if they toss water or beer at an actor or athlete.

    But let the actors and athletes go if they walk over and punch the guy, repeatedly.
     
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    I'm the same – normally I'm all for pranks on celebs, but hearing Cruise talk on the news this morning – he actually sounded quuite upset over it.

    He is unusual in that he spends hours with his fans at premieres, signing autographs and leaving personal answer messages on their phones etc. So when someone takes the p*ss on the day it must be pretty frustrating.

    They picked the wrong guy to pull a prank on. Next time go for someone who isn't so accomodating.
     
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    IMO, the prank wasn't even imaginative. Come on, squirting a person in the face with water? That's the best they could come up with? Prettly lame "comedy" team.


    Or maybe I'm just grumpy this morning.
     
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    No thats the heart of it,making easy cheap news.
     
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    Here's a link to the "interview":

    Water prank

    Personally I think he handled it very very well. Come on, water squirting?!?! It's not even funny.
     
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    This stunt isn't even funny. I think the best humor for these sort of celebrity interviews came when an asian reporter would ask them an open-ended question, and then would keep the mic "live" and wouldn't say anything. The interviewed subject would keep talking and the jokesters would time how long the celebrity would keep talking. Now that was funny.
     
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    I'm no TC fan but I thought he was totally justified and remarkably restrained. IOW - he handled it pretty well I thought.

    I would have chinned the prankster :)
     
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    I think TC did pretty well considering. I probably would have lashed out too. It isn't that water in the face is such a big deal by itself, but the lack of respect and the fact that he does usually cater to his fans decently well, adds up to piss him off pretty quick when some lesser beings pull something like this.

    Personally I would have gone for the headbutt to his nose and then pulled back, and Boondock Saints style would have said "Funny, FUNNY, FUNNY!!!, you muther-fu****" then smiled and continued down the line of reporters and fans. Now thats classy :D
     
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    Since when is something like this a "prank"? Yeah, I know some 5 year olds that may think its funny, but really its just rude. I for one would have had some of my lackeys beat the stuffing out of the "comedy team".

    Now what would have been funny is to see them try to pull this "prank" on someone like 50 Cent, or Dr. Dre or our dearly departed Tu Pac. Not quite so funny then (for the "comedy team, I mean), is it? My guess is that they wouldnt have the sack to try it on anyone but pretty boy Tom C.
     
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    I would love to watch this tv show that the guy was working for. If all they can come up with is squirting someone with water, I wonder what else these gods of comedy can come up with. I bet Ashton wished he would have thought this up for punked, but he can't copy such a amazing stunt now :rolleyes:
     
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    He should have been grateful - it's sweltering in London. 33?C ain't funny here.
    Pretty childish really though.
     
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    Yeah, he's pretty decent to his fans. I was at a Vanilla Sky premiere a few years ago and he just walked right up to the crowd and shook hands and gave us autographs. None of us had been "cleared" or anything, we were just people off the street...
     
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    I'm sooooo sick of hearing about TC all the time! Pleae make it go away!

    Arrrggghhhhhh!!!!!!
     
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    i think he probably was justified...especially in the last few years, as tabloid reporters have put people in danger repeatedly (from princess di all the way through lindsey lohan's accident a few weeks ago) which is bound to put celebrities on edge.
    and yea, its a pretty dumb prank.
     

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