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    Thumbs down Tom Cruise book ditched by UK publishers

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    Andrew Morton's unauthorised biography of Tom Cruise will not be published in the UK.

    Macmillan said the the book was not a "good read" after omitting potentially libelous segments due to criticism from the Church of Scientology.

    The book was released in America earlier this year amid controversy and reached the top of several bestseller lists.

    A Macmillan source told the Daily Telegraph: "Although it was published in America, Cruise had so many complaints that by the time our lawyers had been through it, there was nothing left but red ink.

    "We have explored every possible option, but have concluded that once the potentially defamatory sections are taken out, there is not enough left to make a good read.

    "Understandably, Andrew is very upset, but apparently he thinks that he may have more luck with another publisher. Good luck to him."

    The writer and US publishers St Martin's Press have been threatened with legal action, but the case has not been taken to court.

    The book includes allegations that Cruise is the second-in-command in the Church and that he is consulted on every matter of planning and policy.

    Morton also suggests that the Hollywood star picks his romantic relationships and movies to benefit the organisation's aims.

    Showbiz - News - Cruise book ditched by UK publishers - Digital Spy

    Shame, I'd like to have read it

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    Just order it from Amazon.com...they'll ship it over for you.
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    Yeah, I was just about to say something to that effect - TG for Amazon.com, eh?
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    I didn't even know I could do that, thanks!

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    Such bullshit. I fucking HATE Co$. Creepy bastards.

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    From what I've heard about this book, there is absolutely nothing good in it all ... and if you've been around the internetz a time or two, there's nothing really new either. Big disappointment.

    I saw the book in Wal-Mart on Friday and I wasn't even tempted to flip through it, much less buy it. I was more excited to see Gordon Ramsay's newest cookbook.

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    It's official.

    NOBODY GIVES A SHIT ABOUT TOM CRUISE!

    Even those that hate on him and the CO$.

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    I posted this at the BI thread but its interesting to note that despite the threats of being sued- nothing has happened to Morton or the publisher.

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