Cruise dumps sister for veteran publicist - 2005-11-08
After a tough year of negative media exposure, Tom Cruise has dumped his sister as his main publicity representative.
In her place, Cruise, 43, has hired veteran Hollywood publicist Paul Bloch to promote him and his production company, Cruise-Wagner Productions, according to Hollywood trade paper Daily Variety. Bloch is also co-chair of publicity firm Rogers & Cowan.
Lee Anne DeVette, the actor's sister, took over from his longtime representative Pat Kingsley in March 2004. According to a statement from Cruise, DeVette will now be responsible for representing his charity work.