PopWatch is 1: Tom Cruise wants to heal you

175243__cruise_lCan you believe it? It’s been a year since Entertainment Weekly entered the blogosphere. Let’s look back on some of our finest moments, shall we?

The story: Tom Cruise’s three-day detox plan (April 12, 2006)

The backstory: When Scott Brown joined the PopWatch fold about two months (and 200 blog entries) ago, I have to admit that I feared he might frown on our little blog-ternity party as something less journalistically sound than, say, the thoughtful, serious criticism of stage and screen he had authored for the magazine. So imagine my relief when he submitted his high-sterical (albeit completely fabricated) account of his recovery from heroin addiction with the assistance of one Mr. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV. He’s awesome like that.

(We’ll post a new fond memory every day until June 13, PopWatch’s official birthday. If you have a favorite, post it below.)


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  • Monk

    Oprah is thinking “he must not have taken his meds this morning”:


  • Scientology is a cult and a scam.

    I just saw the most wonderful quote from Tom Cruise (sarcasm for those of you wondering). It went something like “Controversy doesn’t bother me because I know I’m right.”

  • Elle

    Having re-read it, I want heroin a little less. Thank you Scott and Mickey for reminding that Tom Cruise is so awesome.

  • Stephanie

    I have a 5 percent hearing loss due to ear infections just like Elliot Yamin. Cruise cannot heal that. He needs to seriously get a life.

  • Jane

    WHere do you find the staff pictures on this website? Can they onl,y be viewed as links that the editor supplies or can we find out what the other bloggers look like?

  • mon

    So happy this was singled out as one of the great blog moments of the past year. Tom is so awesome!

  • Jess

    Scientologists believe that their upper-level members can control space and time or some sci-fi BS like that. So maybe Tom can go back in time and slap the needle out of your hand before you ever take your first shot of heroine!
    … Or he’s just an attention-hungry, egotistical, crazy celebrity. I’m going with the latter.

  • Esther Kustanowitz

    Why hate on Tom Cruise? After all couchjumping is the perfect hybrid of cardio and strength training. It has been physiologically determined to reduce belly fat, bring down the bad cholesterol, and strengthen your core. And it cures cancer. As long as you contract your abs while you jump. Couchjumping on national television adds resistance.
    Happy birthday to PopWatch, and to me! June 13 must be the Gemini-based nexus of some pop culture energy, or something…

  • ash

    If he had only taken his Ritalin, none of this would’ve happened.

  • Stephanie

    If Woody had called the police, THIS would never have happened.

  • jaqui

    Ok, Scientology can get you off heroin in three days, huh? Then please can some one explain to this poor non-Scieno Clearwater resident why so many are still stopping in the 7-11 for cigarettes? Does this also fall through one of their many loopholes?


    Forget 6-6-06

    Last week, everyone freaked out about the demonic meaning of June 6, because it was 6-6-6, the number of the devil. It of course wasn’t, since it was 6-6-06 which is the day not of the devil, but of a particularly ornery IRS auditor who keeps sending m…

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  • Daniel

    how can somebody want to be brainwashed like him


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