A source tells Us Weekly that the 53-year-old actor is "freaking out” over the anecdotes in Remini's tell-all memoir. Now, the source didn't say if Cruise is jumping on a couch level freaking out or if he's more quietly fuming, but we can't say we find this surprising.
Let's review a few of the claims the former "King of Queens" star made about Cruise in her book and on the press tour:
1. She was disciplined by church officials after she told Cruise to "get a room."
"He was like, forcibly kissing Katie. And I said, 'Hey, get a freaking room.' And uh, well. I was written up for that," she said in an interview with "20/20."
2. Cruise wanted to play hide-and-seek with her and some other famous friends, including Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
"At first I thought he was joking, but no, he literally wanted to play hide-and-seek with a bunch of grown-ups in what was probably close to a 7,000-square-foot house on almost three full acres of secluded land," Remini wrote in her book, going on to say she declined to play because was wearing five-inch Jimmy Choo heels.
3. The actor had a meltdown over cookie dough.
"Once, he wanted to make cookies, and there was a package of prepackaged cookie dough on the counter. He asked, 'Guys, where's the cookie stuff?'" The assistants fluttered around but they didn't point out to him that it was right there on the counter. "Tom seemed like a child who had never been told no," Remini wrote. "Get in the fucking present time, is what you need to do!" he allegedly screamed at his assistant.
4. Remini claims she found Cruise' daughter Suri crying on the bathroom floor at the couple's 2006 wedding.
"I found three women, including Tom's sister and his assistant, standing over the baby, who was lying on the tile floor. I didn't know if they were changing her diaper or what, but the three women were looking at her like they thought she was L. Ron Hubbard incarnate. Rather than talking to her in a soothing voice, they kept saying, 'Suri! Suri!' in a tone that sounded like they were telling an adult to get her shit together."
Remini wrote that she took control of the situation by getting Suri's bottle and asking someone to heat it up, after telling the women, "What are you guys doing? She's a baby. Pick her up!"
5. Cruise's children Isabella and Connor don't have much contact with their mother Nicole Kidman.
Remini wrote that after returning to Los Angeles following Cruise and Holmes' wedding in Italy, she asked the actor's kids if they saw their mother often. Isabella allegedly responded, "Not if I have a choice. Our mom is a f**king SP."
Reps for the Church of Scientology have repeatedly denied claims made in Remini's book and request for comment made by The Huffington Post to Cruise's publicist has yet to be returned -- not that we're holding our breath.
The actor could have somehow managed to remain ignorant of the things Remini is alleging since the Church of Scientology discourages its members from reading anything critical about the religion.
"Nobody in Scientology will read the book … because they see me as an enemy," Remini said in an interview with Howard Stern in October.
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