Friday, July 28, 2006

CRUISEWATCHâ„¢: The Blanding of Ricky Bobby


It has come to my attention that the television commercials for the new Will Ferrell romp Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby may be the latest victim of the Tom Cruise censorship crusade.

The commercials were altered this week to delete Ferrell's cry of "Help me, Tom Cruise!" (in the scene when Ricky Bobby thinks he's on fire) and replaced with "Help me, Oprah Winfrey!" Apparently the man who claims he can't remember the last time he's had a common cold due to his Scientology Super Powers doesn't want word getting around that he also has the power to extinguish fire.

Fortunately the online trailer for the film still retains the Cruise line . . . but for how long?

Any information regarding the nature of this sudden change should be sent immediately to johneats[a]google.com (just replace the "[a]" with a "@"). We will continue to monitor this story as it develops.

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