“I have to echo what you and others had said about Cruise being damaged goods, especially when my girlfriend declared ‘no interest whatsoever in seeing another Tom Cruise movie,’ including ones where things explode and the early word is strong. Do you think it’s a gender thing? Are guys more forgiving of a star’s very public ‘private’ life as long as they deliver the goods on screen, while women can’t shake the fact that the guy they’re supposed to be cheering for on screen is something of a nutter in real life?” — Brad Abraham