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Cruise Speaks Out About Dyslexia
July 12, 2003
Tom Cruise has gone public with his dyslexia trauma in a bid to convince parents of kids with the learning disorder that there is a solution.
The movie superstar grew up with learning problems, and admits he was frustrated when he couldn’t keep up at school.
His dyslexia almost brought his acting career to a premature end and wrecked his chances becoming a pilot – but then he found help thanks to a learning program he discovered after becoming a Scientologist in 1986.
In an exclusive interview in People magazine, the actor says, “All through school and well into my career, I felt like I had a secret, but then a friend gave me a picture book on Scientology, and through this I was introduced to the writings of L. Ron Hubbard, who had founded the religion.
“Mr Hubbard was also an educator who had been researching the field for decades. He had found that literacy and comprehension levels were declining worldwide, and he developed Study Technology.”
Cruise is now a board member of Hubbard’s literacy foundation, the Hollywood Education + Literary Problem (HELP), and he wants young dyslexics to have the benefit of his findings.
He adds, “I don’t want people to go through what I went through. I want kids to have the ability to read, to write, to understand what people are saying to them, to be able to solve life’s problems.”
And this is from Yahoo!:
DreamWorks Pictures is moving forward on the Beattie-penned “Collateral,” to star Tom Cruise (news) with Michael Mann (news) at the helm. Beattie also is finishing work on “Escape of the Pacific Clipper” for 20th Century Fox.
Cruising for Love? That’s Risky Business for Hollywood’s Top Gun
No doubt, Tom Cruise has the Midas touch for box-office gold, but when it comes to bands of the glittery stuff, let’s just say he ain’t exactly lucky at love. Or rather, staying in it.
In this all-new Love Chain, premiering Sunday, July 20, at 10 p.m., you’ll see how he traded vows with Mimi Rogers only to have the marriage fizzle after he met that fiery redhead from Down Under, Nicole Kidman, on the set of Days of Thunder. Their union lasted nearly 10 years–practically a Hollywood record–but the whole thing went suddenly sour in 2001 in a breakup that left Tinseltown reeling.
So, will Penélope become the next Mrs. Cruz-Cruise? Only time–and Tom–will tell.
In the meantime, there’s plenty of love to go around. In this installment, we’ll tell you all about Tom’s romantic interludes–including a few you that may surprise you. (Cher, anyone?)
To get you fired up, we’ve put together a photo gallery of Tom’s lovely ladies. Take a peek–then check out Love Chain: Tom Cruise.
Dates: Love Chain: Tom Cruise
Premieres: Sunday, July 20, 10 p.m.
Encores: July 21, 1 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; July 23, 5:30 p.m.; July 24, 9 p.m.
Source: E! Online
Thanks to beautiful Chantal!!