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Porn Star Clears Up Queer Cruise Rumors

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Despite years of denials, In Touch decided to stoke the fires of Tom Cruise’s dubious sexuality. Rather than relying on the actor’s heterosexual claims, however, the tab-rag decided to take the word of a former porn star. Via Popnography:

Though Tom’s camp has repeatedly denied the talk, it has persisted over the years, with two men even claiming to have had affairs with him — tales which Tom was willing to challenge in a court of law. Now, after conducting an extensive investigation of the gay rumors, porn star-turned-private investigator Paul Barresi is speaking to In Touch about his findings. “Everything I’ve found and everything I know points to Tom being heterosexual,” Paul tells In Touch.

Barresi claim to have spoken with two men who claimed to have bedded Cruise. One man, says Barresi, came clean, while the other demanded cash money. The PI goes on to speculate that the rumors came from disgruntled Scientologists: “I believe the rumors about Tom being gay come from his detractors-most of whom are former Scientologists… He is the biggest target.” We’re still not convinced.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Nov 26, 2007
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  • 18 Comments
    • Dawster
      Dawster

      i’m pretty sure the gay “rumors” were circulating long before Tom was getting fucked in the ass by Xenu (Xemu?).

      Nov 26, 2007 at 2:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tim
      Tim

      Who cares!

      Nov 26, 2007 at 2:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hells kitchen guy
      hells kitchen guy

      Who cares? let me repeat that, WHO CARES? Wait, one more time, WHO THE FUCK CARES?!?!?!?!?

      Nov 26, 2007 at 3:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ProfessorVP
      ProfessorVP

      Who cares? The people who run the movie industry, and all the people who work in it care. They believe that once an actor is known as gay, people won’t pay $10 to see him kiss girls and fight the bad guys. There is a reason there is not one single out gay male leading actor. No, Ian McKellen and Rupert Everett, as good as they are, are not leads. The reason is that- right or wrong- a gay actor is not credible in a straight role. We are talking about a multi-billion dollar industry. To imply that nobody cares is completely wishful thinking and not reality-based.

      By the way, the number of out gay males on professional sports teams: zero.

      Nov 26, 2007 at 4:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • spunkbox
      spunkbox

      I fucked Tom. He put on crotchless ladies panties and insisted I call him Tabitha. His hole was loose, too.

      Nov 26, 2007 at 4:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ToddC
      ToddC

      If Tom Cruise was gay, I’d have cared about 15 years ago as a lust object with possibilities. Now he’s such a freak and, if gay, so incredibly closeted that I’d rather *not* have us claim him.

      Nov 26, 2007 at 5:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GranDiva
      GranDiva

      As hot as Paul Baressi is/used to be, he doesn’t really carry that much credibility as a private investigator or, indeed, as a human being in general. Remember, Baressi was the guy who ran to the tabloids about his affair with John Travolta back around the time that Travolta was just starting another batch of bad movies (I believe, in fact, that Travolta, whom Baressi was employed by as a personal trainer) got a walk-on part in Perfect.

      Point being, Baressi’s credibility has been called into question numerous times over the past thirty years.

      Nov 26, 2007 at 5:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gregg
      Gregg

      Wasn’t Paul Barresi paid by Cruise in the past? Why should he be objective?

      Nov 26, 2007 at 5:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hells kitchen guy
      hells kitchen guy

      ProfessorVP: the reason why Sir Ian isn’t a leading man is because he’s, like 80 years old. And Ruppert Everett WAS a leading man in a couple of films. After he came out. Harvey Feirstein played Tevya on Broadway (opposite Rosie’s Goldie). Alan Cumming has had several roles opposite female love interests. And Portia de Rossi was playing with men on her TV show after she came out. And richard chamberlain has been playing leading men, after he came out. I could go on, but the point is: WHO CARES?!?!?

      Nov 26, 2007 at 6:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ProfessorVP
      ProfessorVP

      I did not mention Portia because I did not mention lesbians in general. The audience doesn’t care. I also didn’t address the issue of Broadway actors; nobody cares. Film is different.

      Rupert Everett is not a leading man. A leading man has his name over the title. People would say, “Let’s go see Rupert Everett,” as people would say, “Let’s go see Dustin Hoffman.” Everett is not a star. And Ian McKellen is not 80, he’s not even 70 yet. And he’s been out for years. There is not one single gay male film actor of lead star caliber who is out because, let us face it- a lot of people care.

      That said, Tom Cruise will always face gay rumors because, well, he just seems gay. And not one single person who believed he was gay before Katie and Suri likely changed his/her mind after his huge PR blitz. In fact, it may have lost him votes in the straight column.

      Nov 26, 2007 at 6:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bitch Republic
      Bitch Republic

      I’m pretty sure Tom hired this guy to try and put the squash on the gay rumors. DUH.

      http://www.BitchRepublic.net

      Nov 26, 2007 at 7:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hells kitchen guy
      hells kitchen guy

      “Tom Cruise will always face gay rumors because, well, he just seems gay”
      Always nice when gay men themselves buy into the most viscious, ridiculous stereotypes of themselves. Kind of like “looking Jewish,” Professor?

      Nov 26, 2007 at 7:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ProfessorVP
      ProfessorVP

      Yep, someone like Tom Cruise, who actually might be straight- who knows?- does seem gay, whereas someone who actually IS gay, Anthony Hopkins, was never on the radar. He just didn’t seem gay, but to keep his salary high, had a wife anyway.

      You want to be silly and childish and deny reality, Hells? Go ahead. OK, saying that Barbra Streisand, Ed Koch, Joe Lieberman and Jackie Mason look Jewish is a lie, the figment of the imagination of hateful people! See? I’m humoring you. Grow up.

      Nov 26, 2007 at 9:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      he’s not hot anymore… so who cares??

      Nov 26, 2007 at 9:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hells kitchen guy
      hells kitchen guy

      “You want to be silly and childish and deny reality, Hells? Go ahead. OK, saying that Barbra Streisand, Ed Koch, Joe Lieberman and Jackie Mason look Jewish is a lie, the figment of the imagination of hateful people! See? I’m humoring you. Grow up.”

      WTF?!? Dude, you’re just weird.

      Nov 27, 2007 at 9:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cwm
      cwm

      Maybe he wouldn’t “seem gay” as much, if he hadn’t chosen a stage name which sounds like the pseudonym of a gay porn actor.

      Nov 27, 2007 at 12:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ProfessorVP
      ProfessorVP

      But cwm, Rock Hudson sure seems like a gay porn name, but rubes believed he was straight. Never heard a peep about Treat Williams or Richard Long either. Tommy, like G. Clooney, just can’t pull off the hetero act. Even Travolta is better.

      Speaking of rubes- Hi, Hells. You sure told me off. Brilliant, that “weird” riposte. I actually thought I was quite clever and knew something about life. But when you said I was weird- well, I felt (I am making a tiny one-inch gesture with my fingers) THIS big. You win, genius.

      Nov 27, 2007 at 6:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brett smith
      brett smith

      i would still have sex with paul baressi whether it be gay, st8, or bi. anything he wanted to do is fine bi me

      May 27, 2008 at 3:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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