TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Wacko Dupes Cruise as Heath's Dad

1/29/2008 10:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tom Cruise and Heath LedgerIt's almost too sick to say, but an impostor posing as Heath Ledger's father got Tom Cruise to console him over the phone, and nearly convinced John Travolta to buy him a plane ticket.

The New York Post reports that the unnamed hoaxster even got the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home, where Heath's body was held, to book him a hotel room at the Carlyle Hotel, and talked to Tom Cruise directly, who consoled him, not knowing who he was.

The crazy person also reached Travolta, and reportedly almost got him to pay for a flight from Oz. Heath's actual father, Kim Ledger, is in New York now in advance of the burial.

J.Lo – Not Pushin' Just Yet


Jennifer Lopez and Marc AnthonyShe may be close, but Jennifer Lopez still hasn't started giving birth to her twins, despite reports.

Marc Anthony's rep confirms to Usmagazine.com that reports saying Mrs. Anthony is in labor are "not true ... Everybody figures it is happening around now so they have started throwing out the story hoping they will be right."

TMZ contacted numerous New York area hospitals and medical sources, and there's no word yet of any little Lopezes.

Party Favors: Jacko Loses His Nanny ... "Maroon" Frontman Likes His Absinthe


Michael Jackson's longtime nanny, Grace Rwaramba, is out of the picture for the moment, reports FOX News, because she's got cooties. "She's sick, she's got something, and Michael hates germs," says a source. "She's over at her luxury condo in Las Vegas." ... TMZ spies spotted Adam Levine, recently single, gambling his singledom away at Playboy Club at the Palms on Friday night, and drowning it in the green depths of Le Tourment Vert absinthe, which he can get only at the Palms.

22 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

puppy balls rock    

FRIST DUMMBIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jlo you suck. ugly fur wearing skank

2375 days ago
2.

Lenn K.    

People are sick and horrible to dupe Tom Cruise like that. There's a special place in hell for people like this.

2375 days ago
3.

kfb    

WOW thats so sad about the Heath thing!!Did Hath have a well??RIP!!

2375 days ago
4.

Silly Lilly    

WOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWW The person that did that is OBVIOUSLY mental. How rude and messed up can you be (re the ledger impersonation)..... horrid.... just horrid.....people are psycho.

WHY is his poppa in NY??? I thought they went to LA? Arent they going to Australia? Poor people stalked by that crazy religious group.

Michael who? LOLOLOL.....

2375 days ago
5.

wtff?    

Not sure if I believe this story about an imposter contacting TC, JT...how likely is it that the imposter got all of their phone numbers, muchless actually spoke to them over the phone?

This may be just another PR stunt by Camp Cruise to get sympathy. It's just really hard to believe anything that he, his robot, or his reps say. None of them have any credibiltiy anymore. I

2375 days ago
6.

appauled by the stalkarazzi    

That is so horribly sad and cruel for some sick SOB to be impersonating Heath's dead in order to gain access to the stars.

Hope they find the sicko. That's not a prankester but a staulker in waiting!!!

2375 days ago
7.

kfb    

WOW THATS SO SAD ABOUT THE ALL HEATH THING!!DID HEATH HAVE A WELL???RIP!!!

2375 days ago
8.

Mikey    

Sciencetologists are dumb as s***.

Hey Cruise, send me a ticket to take a ride on Bransons spaceship so I can met up with L Ron Hubbard the science fiction writer!

2375 days ago
9.

Jessica Sierra    

PUSH IT OUT ALREADY J-LO! LOL

2375 days ago
10.

Sherry    

KK it's called a "will"

2375 days ago
11.

What Would Xmas Be Without Warrants Served In Annas Death    

Not that it would easy to dupe a Scientologist. That probably took some real work.

2375 days ago
12.

Ms Kris    

Oh please.
Mr Short Divorce can NOT leave people alone

Just because this has been the entertainment news story for a week HE HAS TO STICK HIS SHORT SELF IN JUST TO GET HIMSELF POSITIVE PUBLICITY?

Go way would be the best thing. Leave people alone

2375 days ago
13.

BigBoyBC    

This story about the imposter posing as Heath Ledgers father, did they (Tom & John) know the Ledger family? I'll bet not, says more about how stupid and arrogant Tom Cruise and John Trovolta are. Why would a greaving parent contact them, if they didn't know them? But their scientologist, so they know they and only they can help. SUCKERS!!!

2375 days ago
14.

pjblogger    

Pushing them (babies) out? I don't think so! This diva won't break a sweat. She'll have a C-section.

2375 days ago
15.

steve    

the headline should be "Wacko dupes Wacko" or "Wacko Vs. Wacko"

2375 days ago
| 1 | 2 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web