Expectant father Tom Cruise has succeeded in preventing the broadcast of an episode of South Park. According to The Register, the actor demanded that one particular episode, which has already aired in the US, was not shown in England. In the episode an animated Nicole Kidman (Cruise’s ex-wife) and John Travolta attempt to lure Cruise out of a closet in which he has shut himself, subtley referring to rumours that Cruise is gay. There are also jibes at Cruise’s devotion to the Church of Scientology.
According to TheRegister.co.uk, Paramount has agreed not to show the episode again, after Cruise complained. A source tells the site, “Tom is famously very litigious and will go to great lengths to protect his reputation. Tom was said not to like the episode and Paramount just didn’t dare risk showing it again. It’s a shame that UK audiences will never see it because it’s very funny.”
An excerpt from the offending episode has popped up on the Internet however, so it would seems that British fans may get to see it after all.