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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.

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KirstenC    

I thought Scientologists just "knew" things. They saw a person and KNEW they were the only ones who could help. Tom Cruise got what he deserved; it's a good lesson in humility.

2408 days ago
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TOTOT    

DAMMN JLO YOU SO DAMMMN FAT

2408 days ago
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nancy    

Awwwww....TMZ thinks the Cruise/Travolta story is "almost too sick to say"?? Oh, TMZ is so SENSITIVE. So caring.

I don't think it's "sick." It was a scam. And I don't believe the story, either. Unless Travolta and Cruise are really that stupid.

2408 days ago
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paisley40    

Is anyone surprised that le' whore Levine is single again? He probably has a standing bedroom at the Playboy Club. Let's face it, his last girlfriend was no winner either - she slept with him on the first night they met! Then, thought nothing of it when Levine announced this to the world on the Howard Stern Show. Distasteful people - both!

2408 days ago
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Anonymous    

Aren't they all Scientologists? Accuse me of tinfoil-hattery but I wonder if this has anything to do with the ongoing "war" certain internet sites have with Scientology. They're resourceful ppl and I've been hearing through the grapevine about RL psi-ops on Scientology and it's members. Didn't think they'd hit this far or this low.

2408 days ago
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angela    

FOX NEWS is a load of BS. But this is TMZ, so nevermind.

2407 days ago
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katie    

not sure: but a picture in the daily news shows Michelle Williams with two body guards and one looks like the guy who is always with Katie Holmes...see how NICE TOM may be.. he loaned her his man! anyway... maybe you all can find out whether that is right or not...

2406 days ago
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