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Cruise: Movies Are Like Fighting War

... Horrible Insult or Bad Joke?

11/11/2013 9:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Tom Cruise's statement that shooting his movies feels like going to war in Afghanistan ... has sparked a huge backlash -- especially on Veteran's Day. Do you believe Tom's attorneys when they say it was just a joke?

Plus, imagine Charlie Sheen's crazy custody war with Brooke Mueller as a reality TV show! Someone in Hollywood wants to make it happen. Would you watch?

And, Spike Lee tweeting the wrong address for George Zimmerman's house has come back to bite him -- the couple that actually lives there is now suing him ... and one of them joins us to explain how badly their lives have been affected.

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(0:00) Tom Cruise compares being an actor to being a soldier in Afghanistan -- was he joking ... and if he was ... was it still out of line?
(10:00) Sarah Palin rips Levi Johnston for being a "deadbeat dad."
(14:00) It's the best/worst idea for a reality show ever -- after we found out Charlie, Brooke, Denise and the Medical Director of the DCFS all live in the same neighborhood.
(18:00) "Sex and the City" star Gilles Marini joins us to talk about going full-frontal -- after Michael Fassbender complained about all the talk about his penis.
(24:00) Spike Lee is being suing by the family who claims their peaceful life was ruined after he mistakenly tweeted out their address believing it belonged to George Zimmerman. We're joined by the woman who owns the house.
(29:00) Miley Cyrus lights up on stage at the Euro VMAs ... should we even care?
(32:00) UFC stud Chael Sonnen joins us to talk about his big upcoming fight -- and the recent bullying exposed by the Miami Dolphins situation.
(36:00) The floor is yours!
(41:00) Ben Affleck -- doesn't bat an eye at a parking ticket.
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16.

jess    

how insulting to any veteran. huge ego slip on TC behalf... and you know he meant it, this guy very carefully crafts what he says and does media wise. i think it's time for TC to get his ship out orders OR G-- FORBID DONATE ONE OF THOSE MOVIE SALARIES TO A VETERANS ORGANIZATION!!!!

WHAT A PUTZ.
(often it can be what folk do off screen to make me become a fan, cruz just did the opposite)

315 days ago
17.

Wow ...    

Spike Lee better settle this suit, before it goes before a jury. What he did was beyond wrong.

315 days ago
18.

Chucky Mapoo    

You can see Miley's penis on that video

315 days ago
19.

Chucky Mapoo    

Miley Cyrus gets Moose Knuckle

315 days ago
20.

D-INCARNATION    

It was hilarious when Chael said Anderson Silva was playing in the mud while he was talking about technology and current events with his friends..

315 days ago
21.

jheryn    

Even if it was a "Bad Joke" it was still an insult. I don't believe it was a bad joke, however. I think was just the result of his over inflated ego having control of his mouth. What an epic douche bag.

315 days ago
22.

Y.T. Houx    

cruise's lawyer made the comparison, first, and he was only comparing the amount of time that making a movie takes someone away from home then the sleazy defense atty twisted it around, now idiot TMZ is trying to exploit it sleazy tactics allthe way around

314 days ago
23.

DogsRule    

GOOD! Spike Lee, one of the Biggest Racists Around!

314 days ago
24.

spearit    

Hope today TMZ you state the truth about what Tom said. Watched ET last night and they stated the truth. Tom never said that movies were like fighting in Afghanistan.

314 days ago
25.

RaineeDrops    

Horrible insults, self absorbed insensitive jerk.

313 days ago
26.

thenewmrsmorgan    

Do you all know that 10,000 our more people are dead Get over it , its clear that he didn't mean it that way omg it was the other lawyers job to twist his words into conflict

313 days ago
27.

Sstaples0718    

Every time he opens his mouth he looks like a bigger and bigger ahole

286 days ago
28.

Kram    

I watched toms movies for years from taps on... I speak for most when I say f..k y.o tom we are done with your stupid comments about how hard you work!!! Harrison Ford has said it the best "acting is a trade not a profession". And "I've been lucky to not have to work for a living, for the most part". (See you tube interview with ford flying). The problem is that Tom actually believes the people and church around him, that he is justifying his pay with "hard work". Research is something lawyers do or doctors or college students or detectives/ police..... Actors research just what they need for the part and move on...the word is glib with out looking glib. The only "journey" actors go on is a flight or hiking, characters are a scratch of a journey. You keep believing that you are actually earning that $, the only real thing these actors are doing is assisting in employing all the real hard workers behind the scenes of their movies. Would I decline work as an actor at those pay checks "hell no" but I would keep it real and give back. No hater here just tired of the drama from these actors...my advise .."keep your drama on the screen we were never really buying it"!

254 days ago
29.

Kram    

I watched toms movies for years from taps on... I speak for most when I say f..k y.o tom we are done with your stupid comments about how hard you work!!! Harrison Ford has said it the best "acting is a trade not a profession". And "I've been lucky to not have to work for a living, for the most part". (See you tube interview with ford flying). The problem is that Tom actually believes the people and church around him, that he is justifying his pay with "hard work". Research is something lawyers do or doctors or college students or detectives/ police..... Actors research just what they need for the part and move on...the word is glib with out looking glib. The only "journey" actors go on is a flight or hiking, characters are a scratch of a journey. You keep believing that you are actually earning that $, the only real thing these actors are doing is assisting in employing all the real hard workers behind the scenes of their movies. Would I decline work as an actor at those pay checks "hell no" but I would keep it real and give back. No hater here just tired of the drama from these actors...my advise .."keep your drama on the screen we were never really buying it"!

252 days ago
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