In Other News...Tom Cruise, Brangelina, and Russell Crowe

by | June 28, 2005 | Comments

Tom Cruise‘s War of the Words has pit him against many foes in recent months — Brooke Shields, those water-squirting pranksters, and the "Today" show’s Matt Lauer — but now, he’s pissed off a nation of shrinks. In a statement released Monday, the American Psychiatric Association, representing over 35,000 mental health professionals in the United States, called Cruise’s televised denouncement of psychiatry last Friday "irresponsible" and maintained that the "War of the Worlds" actor is among a minority who challenge the scientific validity of the practice. Cruise, who started the beef when he blasted Shields for using Paxil to cope with post-partum depression, was appearing on the "Today" show to promote his upcoming movie when he called psychiatry a "pseudo science," insisting to interviewer Lauer, "You don’t know the history of psychiatry. I do." Earlier this month, Cruise matter-of-factly told Entertainment Weekly that, as per his research, Carl Jung was a former Nazi-newspaper editor and methadone was originally known as "adolophine."

Mysterious are-they-or-aren’t-they duo Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may have a new earth-shattering secret to hide from the wondering public, as rumors have surfaced that the pair have a baby on the way. According to the NY Post, Jolie is "in her first trimester" with her "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" co-star, who has been spotted playing Daddy to Jolie’s 3-year old adopted son, Maddox.

And finally, an official suit to be filed this week against Russell Crowe following his phone-throwing incident has brought to light further details of the temper tantrum the "Cinderella Man" actor threw earlier this month. Nestor Estrada, the concierge who was on the receiving end of Crowe’s rage, alleges in his lawsuit that the telephone was not the only object thrown; Crowe also hurled a ceramic bowl at his target, which was caught on a hotel security camera and witnessed by two bystanders. Also captured on film was a victorious Crowe, taking a post-chucking bow and assuming a karate stance.