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Rosie’s “Crush” on Tom Cruise

In late 1996, Tom Cruise appeared on Rosie’s show. The exchange was over the top and awkward to say the least.

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by Anonymousreply 49November 25, 2022 12:09 AM

DL discussed this fourteen years ago to the day.

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by Anonymousreply 1November 24, 2022 1:16 PM

I remember watching this as a kid.

Rosie acts little a little dyke!

by Anonymousreply 2November 24, 2022 1:26 PM

How old were you at the time, R2? I was 10, but would have been at school when this aired.

This was also right around the time of JonBenet’s murder.

by Anonymousreply 3November 24, 2022 1:34 PM

R312 I was 12. Rosie's show was on at 3pm where I lived, and school got out at 2.

by Anonymousreply 4November 24, 2022 1:49 PM

Datalounge is slipping; we had to wait a full 2 minutes and zeroes of replies before reply #1 FINALLY dredged up that 14-year-old thread.

Sarcasm aside, it's pretty cool that you were able to find that thread r1.

by Anonymousreply 5November 24, 2022 1:53 PM

This is why I was shocked...SHOCKED I tell you, when Rosie later came out as a pussy licker.

I thought "but...but...what about TOMMY?"

I'm still a little stunned. How could "The Queen of Nice" lie to me on national television like that?

by Anonymousreply 6November 24, 2022 1:54 PM

R6- In real life Rosie O’ Lesbo is the Queen 👸 of Mean.

by Anonymousreply 7November 24, 2022 2:03 PM

Listen, it wasn’t that long ago but times were very different. Rosie played the straight girl with a crush on a movie star because it made her more relatable to her frau audience. Can’t fault her for that.

by Anonymousreply 8November 24, 2022 2:10 PM

She was more a crazed fangurl than in love

by Anonymousreply 9November 24, 2022 2:14 PM

Before Neil Patrick Harris came out he was gushing about his love for Jennifer Love Hewitt. He went so over the top with it that it sounded phony.

by Anonymousreply 10November 24, 2022 2:22 PM

I remember watching this. I remember thinking how ridiculous she acted. Tom Cruise, is just odd.

by Anonymousreply 11November 24, 2022 2:37 PM

Oh shuddup, r6. It’s possible to find someone adorable & not want to fuck them. Rosie always had a thing for movie stars & pop singers.

The crush was sweet. She was a comedian TV host. It’s not like she was lying about WMD in Iraq.

by Anonymousreply 12November 24, 2022 3:06 PM

R9 and R12 I agree. I remember DLers acting like this over Madonna before she went off-the-rails.

by Anonymousreply 13November 24, 2022 3:17 PM

I remember and frankly it was embarrassing for all concerned.

by Anonymousreply 14November 24, 2022 3:28 PM

All she ever said was she fantasized about Tom cutting her grass. Hardly anything steamy 🙄

by Anonymousreply 15November 24, 2022 3:31 PM

Her head looks so huge even aside from her hair

by Anonymousreply 16November 24, 2022 3:51 PM

Ellen is weirder because she’s an open lesbian but sexualized men on her show for fraus.

Rosie was cute. Ellen putting up Justin Bieber’s naked photos on the screen in front of him with a bunch of old horny women in the audience was creepy.

by Anonymousreply 17November 24, 2022 4:25 PM

I can’t even watch this without my butt clenching.

by Anonymousreply 18November 24, 2022 4:27 PM

[quote]Rosie was cute. Ellen putting up Justin Bieber’s naked photos on the screen in front of him with a bunch of old horny women in the audience was creepy.

You sound like a frau. All DLers do is drool over dudes young enough to be their grandsons. What is she supposed to do? Show them a shirtless picture of some old fart.

by Anonymousreply 19November 24, 2022 4:30 PM

How is it different than little queens having meltdowns around their divas ? Why the double standard?

by Anonymousreply 20November 24, 2022 4:43 PM

R19 If Jimmy Fallon posted photos of leaked nudes from a female celebrity like Jennifer Lawrence while she was on the couch humiliated, he’d have gotten his show cancelled.

by Anonymousreply 21November 24, 2022 5:09 PM

The weird thing is that lesbians always appreciate male beauty. They never want to have sex with beautiful men, but they do know how to appreciate them.

by Anonymousreply 22November 24, 2022 5:10 PM

R21 is the biggest frau who ever fraued.

by Anonymousreply 23November 24, 2022 5:12 PM

This clip is probably the most genuine, personable and warm I've ever seen Tammy be. All those kissies for Ro!

Usually with interviewers & hosts he acts creepy, checked out and slightly inhuman with his niceness. This just felt truly sweet in an almost normal way (by his standards).

by Anonymousreply 24November 24, 2022 5:14 PM

I’m 100% gay yet I have crushes on several women.

by Anonymousreply 25November 24, 2022 5:48 PM

Remember that movie where Rosie played a dominatrix on some island? Who thought that was a good idea? I think Dana Delaney was in it too.

by Anonymousreply 26November 24, 2022 5:51 PM

R25 yeah, it does happen. Theoretical adoration and infatuation ('crushes') are different from animal attraction. Pre-pubescent kids have crushes.

You should hear me talk about male footballers, you wouldn't think I was a goldstar who's repulsed by penis irl. If I was interviewing one of MY stupid team blorbos, I'd be acting giddy just like Rosie here.

by Anonymousreply 27November 24, 2022 5:59 PM

Not uncommon at all for lesbians to have crushes on pretty gay mens

by Anonymousreply 28November 24, 2022 6:09 PM

Dykes think it's cute to play act a crush on men just as gays go all precious on women.

by Anonymousreply 29November 24, 2022 6:51 PM

Tom gets way too into talking about planes & cars in this interview. Why did he think this audience would be interested in hearing about specifics of that?

by Anonymousreply 30November 24, 2022 7:53 PM

Tom Cruise at this age kind of gives Mason Mount

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by Anonymousreply 31November 24, 2022 8:18 PM

I have a crush on Dame Judi Dench

by Anonymousreply 32November 24, 2022 8:21 PM

It was all fake. Part of the Rosie PR persona.

by Anonymousreply 33November 24, 2022 8:23 PM

[quote]The weird thing is that lesbians always appreciate male beauty. They never want to have sex with beautiful men, but they do know how to appreciate them.

I can appreciate a beautiful woman and I don't want to have sex with them, r22. Why is that weird? It's called being objective.

by Anonymousreply 34November 24, 2022 8:26 PM

R22 "lesbians always appreciate male beauty." That's bs. Just go to LChat. They find all men ugly and repulsive. It's the gay men that appreciate female beauty. There are more threads on here about beautiful women than there are about men.

by Anonymousreply 35November 24, 2022 8:27 PM

Rosie in leather

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by Anonymousreply 36November 24, 2022 8:53 PM

Fatty McFatfat in leather.

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by Anonymousreply 37November 24, 2022 8:53 PM

[quote]I can appreciate a beautiful woman and I don't want to have sex with them, [R22]. Why is that weird? It's called being objective.

It would be weird if you were talking about it all the time on TV when you're closeted about your homosexuality.

And no, it's absolutely NOT "called being objective." Beauty is subjective, as posts on DL show again and again--and which is why we have the old adage about the eye of the beholder.

by Anonymousreply 38November 24, 2022 9:06 PM

R37 what's interesting (or, sad and disturbing) is that by today's Tammy Slaton-level definition of fat or obese, Rosie isn't all that big. She's just chubby.

by Anonymousreply 39November 24, 2022 9:14 PM

I wouldn't be too hard on Rosie. There is a tradition of talk show hosts having a "crush" on certain guests. It adds a little excitement to the interaction. It's harmless.

Letterman went though a period of having a "crush" on Teri Garr. Later, he had a "crush" on Amy Sedaris. They just had nice chemistry and played it up.

by Anonymousreply 40November 24, 2022 9:22 PM

Tom Cruise has always been nuts. It really shines through in this interview.

by Anonymousreply 41November 24, 2022 9:22 PM

We're talking about being objective about the beauty of the opposite sex in general, r38. I don't want to have sex with a woman, but I can be objective about the beauty of the female form. I've had platonic crushes on the opposite sex. It isn't like Rosie wanted him to do her doggy style.

by Anonymousreply 42November 24, 2022 9:30 PM

This reminds me of how much I used to love to watch her talk show like it was always pretty entertaining and she always had really awesome musical guests and I enjoyed her interviews. however watching this it seems like she changed her voice for the show I'm trying to think did she always sound like that while doing the show.

by Anonymousreply 43November 24, 2022 9:36 PM

r43 the video is over 25 years old so naturally she would sound different than she does now. Women's voices change a lot after menopause

by Anonymousreply 44November 24, 2022 11:17 PM

🎵 Tommy, can you hear me???? 🎵

by Anonymousreply 45November 24, 2022 11:20 PM

Mary Harron, director of American Psycho, once claimed that Christian Bale had seen Tom Cruise on David Letterman, and that's what he based his Patrick Bateman on.

I think Harron actually got it confused. Cruise's one time on Letterman, several years before this, he was pretty normal. The timeline of the development of the movie lines up perfectly with THIS interview being the one he used to create Bateman. Even when this first aired, I remember thinking Tom Cruise seemed absolutely insane.

by Anonymousreply 46November 24, 2022 11:30 PM

I was also a kid when Rosie's show was on and it aired at 4 pm. I would watch sometimes depending on the guests.

by Anonymousreply 47November 24, 2022 11:39 PM

I was working, but we had these things called VCRs and I would record her show and watch it when I got home 🤔

by Anonymousreply 48November 24, 2022 11:41 PM

Rosie was in her element the first few seasons. She’s an excellent interviewer and a quick wit.

by Anonymousreply 49November 25, 2022 12:09 AM
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