50 ways to fire Tom Cruise

Contest Info

  • Started: 8/24/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 8/26/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 21
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
50 ways to fire Tom Cruise
Contest Directions: "Paramount Pictures has ended its 14 year production deal with Tom Cruise citing that his off-screen behavior was unacceptable to the studio." There were a number of things that were bugging Paramount about Tom Cruise - the check list included: eating placenta, Oprah Show couch-jumping, publicly strange relationship with Katie Holmes, picking fights with Matt Lauer about Ritalin, and dull remarks about Brooke Shields. In addition, Paramount was looking for any reasonable explanation that Suri Cruise does exist, but after months of Tom's dancing around the subject and not showing the baby to them (or to anybody else), Paramount started to get a feeling they've been a victim of a huge scam. Finally, last week Sumner Redstone, whose company owns Paramount Pictures, personally asked Tom "Where's Suri?", and Tom Cruise answered "You don't know the history of psychiatry. I do." That's when Paramount decided to fire this Scientology clown and all his circus. The bottom line is the 44-year-old man has to act his age, or his actions will be as unpredictable as Mel Gibson's words on a moonlit night in Malibu. And Hollywood studios prefer stability to a behavior worthy of a monkey which was shot out of a cannon into an elephant's ass.
In this contest we ask you to show how Paramount Pictures could let Tom Cruise know he's fired - memos, official letters, billboards, post it-notes, postcards, magazine covers, or any other creative ways of your choice. If you choose the letter/memo type of entry you are encouraged (but not required) to make the letter/memo with attached photographic evidence of Tom's actions that were the reason for firing. Keep in mind that any entries including smaller text may not look/read good in resized version, unless you prepare them in 500 pixel wide image before submission.
P.S. There may be 50 ways to leave your lover and there must be even more ways to fire Tom Cruise. It'd be nice if we could pull at least 50 entries in this contest. But quality is always of "Paramount" importance, even Tom Cruise knows that.

Contest Info

    • Started: 8/24/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 8/26/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 21
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
21 pictures
  • Nicole Kidman Cutting Off Tom Cruise's Head

    Nicole Kidman Cutting Off Tom Cruise's Head
  • Paramount Memo Firing Tom Cruise

    Paramount Memo Firing Tom Cruise
  • Greeting Card with a Razor Blade for Tom Cruise

    Greeting Card with a Razor Blade for Tom Cruise
  • Tom Cruise Holding a Gun To His Head

    Tom Cruise Holding a Gun To His Head
  • Tom Cruise Fired From a Cannonball

    Tom Cruise Fired From a Cannonball
  • Donald Trump Dires Tom Cruise

    Donald Trump Dires Tom Cruise
  • Skywriting Plane Tells Tom Cruise He's Fired

    Skywriting Plane Tells Tom Cruise He's Fired
  • Out of Work Tom Cruise

    Out of Work Tom Cruise
  • Tom Cruise and Donald Trump

    Tom Cruise and Donald Trump
  • Tom Cruise Fired by Paramount

    Tom Cruise Fired by Paramount
21 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Actor Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures have ended what was a 14 year relationship, a 14 year production deal. The relationship ended on Wednesday. Sumner Redstone, the Chairman of Viacom, the parent company of Paramount, stated that Cruise's off screen antics were the reason why Paramount wanted to sever ties with Cruise. Redstone told the Wall Street Journal that Cruise's behavior was unacceptable to the company. Cruise, who has been considered an A-List movie star, has been involved in a number of damaging situations in recent times. This has included is couch hopping ranting on the Oprah Winfrey Show to his bashing of popular actress Brooke Shields in regard to depression. His most recent film brought in lower than anticipated revenue. Many people who are polled about Cruise now have a negative impression of the actor. Cruise has become the butt of jokes and is a common target of tabloid gossip. With that said, he and his fiance, Katie Holmes, recently gave birth to a daughter, Suri, who is Cruise's first biological child.