Brad Grey’s people finally tell me it’s “nonsense” that Tom Cruise dispatched goons from the Church of Scientology to intimidate him. That’s why I waited to comment on last week’s assertion by the newly revived Radar Online citing “a high-ranking media executive.” The report claims Grey, during his negotiations with Cruise over Mission: Impossible 3, was walking to his car in the Paramount lot when suddenly he found himself surrounded by more than a dozen Scientologists. Supposedly, they pressured him to ease up on the actor. After a terse exchange, Grey got in his car and left. “But the message was clear… He was unnerved by the incident.” Gee, and Hollywood types thought Brad’s posse had leaked this just to get some sympathy on his side.

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