Sunday, March 05, 2006
And the loser is? Tom Cruise
The A-list actor whose blockbuster hits, including last year's "War of the Worlds," won the Razzie award on Saturday for "most tiresome tabloid target."
The Razzies, which parody self-congratulatory Hollywood award shows such as the Oscars by roasting the worst of Tinseltown, this year added the "most tiresome" category to salute "the celebs we're ALL sick and tired of."
Cruise won the award for his "antics with fiancée Katie Holmes." Cruise professed his love for the actress in an appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" last May where he jumped up and down on a sofa like a man possessed.
Cruise's behaviour spawned a slang phrase "jump the couch," meaning a defining moment when you know someone has gone off the deep end, providing endless material for late-night comedians.
Cruise then proposed to Holmes in June at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and announced their engagement the next day at a news conference, prompting speculation it was all a publicity stunt to promote their summer films -- "War of the Worlds" for Cruise and "Batman Begins" for Holmes.
Cruise, a member of the Church of Scientology which eschews psychiatry, almost beat himself out for the award. He was also nominated for his attack on psychiatry and anti-depressant drugs made in an interview on NBC's "Today" show last June.
On the program, he said "psychiatry is a pseudoscience," and said actress Brooke Shields should have used vitamins rather than anti-depressants to battle postpartum depression.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) By Mark Egan