Is Tom Cruise gay? Rolling Stone founder reveals the 'super-secretive' reason why he thinks so
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Jann Wenner, the co-founder of Rolling Stone, has made a huge claim about Tom Cruise. The media mogul, who has met several celebrities throughout his career in journalism, believes that the actor is secretly gay.
In his forthcoming memoir 'Like a Rolling Stone', the 76-year-old opened up on his encounter with Cruise which led him to believe that the 'Mission: Impossible' star was hiding the truth about his sexuality. Jann said that he had once written a Rolling Stone profile of the actor, which allowed him to meet Tom's mother and sister.
Spilling the beans on the time he met Tom on a guided tour of a Scientology Center, Jann said, as per Page Six, "It seemed he was opening up, but in the end he said nothing; he thoroughly deflects," adding, "you walk away thinking you know the guy, but all you know is that here is a confident and extremely polite man. He wouldn't even reveal whether he was for or against [President] Bush."
Jann was surprised by Tom's super-secretive nature, which made the media magnate question, "What the f**k is he guarding? Why is he in a super-secretive cult?" It further led him to think, "He is a great talent. He is Super Tom. All his secrecy gave rise to the suspicion that he was gay."
The book, set to be released on September 13, contains several shocking claims, including one about Angelina Jolie. The former US Weekly owner revealed that in 2005, a photographer who worked with the Weekly received a tip from Angelina Jolie, who was staying at a resort on the coast of Africa with Brad Pitt. He was still married to Jennifer Aniston at the time.
The duo had worked together on the movie 'Mr and Mrs Smith', which had generated plenty of rumors that they were also an off-screen couple, although nothing had been confirmed. The photographer was not only told where the pair were staying but also given details about the time of their daily walk, along with a suggestion of where and how the duo could be “secretly” photographed. “We got the photo, we got the proof,” Wenner writes in his book. "We had the worldwide scoop, the debut of Brangelina." He added, "The tipster was Angelina."
In 1967, Jann founded Rolling Stone magazine along with his mentor Ralph J Gleason, in San Francisco. In 1977, Rolling Stone shifted its base of operations from San Francisco to New York City. The magazine's sales dipped briefly in the late 1970s and early 1980s after an allegedly slow response in covering the emergence of punk rock. By 2006, the magazine's circulation was at an all-time high of 1.5 million copies sold every fortnight.
Jann conducted and wrote many of the magazine's interviews. His famous interviewees included Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry, and Barack Obama.