Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini's book 'Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology' is the tome that just keeps on giving. Now it's been revealed that Tom Cruise once had a hissier while attempting to "bake cookies".
Picture the (alleged) scene. Leah and her husband, Angelo Pagan, had been invited to Tom and Katie's home when Cruise decided he wanted to make cookies for his guests. Us Weekly reports that he: "quickly became upset when he couldn't find any ingredients in his kitchen. He began to reportedly scream at his assistants, even though there was a batch of prepackaged cookie dough on the table in front of him.'Guys, where's the cookie stuff?' Remini recalled Cruise saying. 'Goddamn it! Can I just get the stuff for the cookies, guys? Get in the f**king present time, is what you need to do.'"
While Katie reportedly attempted to calm him down by whispering in his ear, and his aides were too much in a flap to point out that the dough was already on the table, Remini felt obligated to salvage the situation: "Tom seemed like a child who had never been told no," Remini writes. "The whole scene was so painful to watch that I had to step in. 'Oh, wait,' I said, as if I had just discovered something. 'Tom, is this it?' Cruise replied: 'Oh, thanks.'"
In case you're wondering how Remini and Tom became neighbourly enough to call into each other, she reckons she leapt on to his radar "after she made a $1 million donation to the International Association of Scientologists (IAS)." Buzzfeed reports that: "After talking briefly at the Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles, Remini writes that Tommy Davis - Cruise's church liaison - began extending invitations for her to spend time with Cruise. She eventually became part of his entourage, which was “a small group of heavily contributing, with-the-program Scientologists.' She notes that Kirstie Alley and John Travolta were noticeably absent - 'I had heard that Tom didn’t like them,' she says."
Speaking of her decision to leave the church after 30 years, the 45-year-old said of Nicole Kidman: "During this confusing early period, I sometimes felt adrift. But I had one figure I kept front and center in my mind to keep from going crazy: Nicole Kidman. That's right, Tom Cruise's ex was my guardian angel. Although I never met her or attempted to meet her, I thought about her a lot... While I stared at the dark ceiling at night, unable to sleep, I would say to myself, 'Remember Nicole Kidman.' She was declared an SP and left the church, and she’s doing okay. Her career is still going, and she has a husband and family... Just remember Nicole Kidman. She left and she's okay..."'
Other revelations include her refusal to "play hide and seek with Tom Cruise and Will Smith." When she blamed her Jimmy Choos on her inability to run around, Tom allegedly responded “Well, good. So you’re ‘It,’ then,” and tagged her before running off to hide." There was also the time when Leah allegedly found Suri Cuise lying on a bathroom floor: "“When I opened the door, I found three women, including Tom’s sister and his assistant, standing over the baby, who was lying on the tile floor. Rather than talking to her in a soothing voice, they kept saying, ‘Suri! Suri!’ in a tone that sounded like they were telling an adult to get her shit together." Apparently Leah started to tell them to cop on, saying: “What are you guys doing? She’s a baby. Pick her up!” - before grabbing Suri’s bottle and heating it up. "I'm no mother of the year, but even I knew that she was probably hungry and tired."