Date: 7th January 2001
The matinee-idol looks of Hollywood actor TOM CRUISE have taken a hammering for the sake of his latest film VANILLA SKY.
The hunky star's character has his face disfigured in the film after a car crash -but movie executives are so worried that the TOP GUN star's appearance will shock fans that they're going to great lengths to keep him out of sight from star-seekers.
A member of the production crew says, "If a fan drops dead with shock we'll have a serious lawsuit on our hands." Cruise now wears a hooded cloak to spare unwitting onlookers from distress. (TM/WNSOB/KW)