Date: 18th July 2001
A top Hollywood columnist has slammed the budding romance between TOM CRUISE and PenÚlope CRUZ as a publicity stunt.
TODD GOLD appeared on TV show ACCESS HOLLYWOOD and had no qualms about branding the relationship as "an old-fashioned Hollywood set- up. "
Gold believes the MI:2 star is manipulating the press because "he needs good publicity. " The couple appear in upcoming CAMERON CROWE film VANILLA SKY (2001) together, which Gold cites as a reason behind the outing of the romance.
When asked how long he thought the partnership would last, Gold admitted he imagined the couple would 'split' after the film's premiere. (ES/WNWUN/RP)