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(Updated 24 Jun 05)

Really Bad Things Overheard During Tom Cruise's Press Conference in Paris, France

"What does Tom Cruise have to say that anyone gives a *@#& ....OH, is that Nicole?! Nicole, Nicole, over here!!" (redbarron1010@aol.com)

"I heard the engagement ring came off a VERY expensive cigar!" (cmndrnineveh@aol.com)

"You had me at 'Take those old records off the shelf...'" (old.curmudgeon@hmoforum.com) Don't be silly, that movie was out before she was born.

"Anybody got some mustard?" (bhsmrtgrrl@yahoo.com)

"Psst, Katie, go get me a Le Big Mac and some Freedom Fries." (rod.renner@juno.com)

A rumor that Katie Holmes has been brainwashed by Scientologists into believing Tom Cruise is really 25 years old. (mikepena@verizon.net) It MUST be effective….Tom believes it, too.

"Kinda makes me wish I was back on the Jackson case." (GrigsbyOK@hotmail.com)

"I won't believe this is a REAL relationship until she asks him to take out the garbage." (maxcel200@aol.com) Hmmm...I could say something really mean about Katie Holmes...but...uh...she's no Mimi Rogers. Ouch! Did I say that??

"You don't have to be a rocket, or even Christian Scientist, to see this one's a dud." (maxcel200@aol.com)

"Don't worry, Katie and I aren't going into this Eyes Wide Shut..(heh heh)" (Airfarcewon@aol.com) …followed by a masked reporter telling Tom, "Remove your clothes!"

Convincing the public that he really loves her. Otherwise known as Mission Impossible 3. (tpanner@inorbit.com)

"Katie, if I've told you once I've told you a thousand times, just because I am a Scientologist does not mean Stephen Hawking is marrying us." (guitartexn@aol.com)

The word "amazing," like a zillion times. (lacee7700@aol.com) For the love of God...make them STOP!!!!!

"Well, I converted another one to Scientology." (tphyll@aol.com)

"Why do I have to get dragged out of bed just because he got lucky in his?" (DaphnetheRed@yahoo.com) Okay, it's time to explain the facts of life, dear. See, when a boy celebrity and a girl celebrity each have a summer movie coming out, they perform a natural, beautiful act known as a "publicity stunt"…

"I think Tom's been doing some whisky business!" (Airfarcewon@aol.com)

"Do you plan to not be gay for this one, too?" (scalpel@aol.com) Not that there's anything wr...wait...that would be there's something wrong with that...uh...oh forget it.

"I see Tom Cruise is here with his daughter..." (Airfarcewon@aol.com)

"Hey, didn't we used to take this guy seriously?" (Jdoveraz@aol.com) I think he jumped the shark about the same time he jumped on Oprah's sofa.

"We agree, Monsieur Cruise...you are, indeed, to acting what Scientology is to religion." (williemelmoth@aol.com)

The winners:

I'm sure it was just a slip of the dumb…errrr, I mean, 'tongue'...

"This is the only girl I've ever loved, I'm not Kidman.....I mean, kidding, you." (skibip@aol.com)

Please, don't encourage him...

"Tom! Who do you plan on being engaged to for your next film?" (tpanner@inorbit.com)