Hey, Star magazine, why is Tom Cruise afraid of Aussie journo Bryan Seymour? - 2015-07-13
Back on July 2, your proprietor asked his colleagues for some help. Star magazine had announced that Tom Cruise was leaving Scientology, and we thought it was awfully convenient for the story to come out just a few weeks before the press circus around Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation starts up. Now, with so many other media outlets repeating the Star's fact-free story like it was gospel, entertainment reporters would be off the hook, and wouldn't have to hit Tom with tough questions about Alex Gibney's documentary Going Clear.
For fun, since we assumed Star had been played by Tom's PR people, we asked a few fellow reporters to help us compile a list of tough questions that reporters should ask Cruise when he finally makes himself available in advance of the movie.