Jerrod Carmichael Shades Tom Cruise, Scientology

Tom Cruise was a no-show on the 2023 Golden Globes, however that didn’t cease host Jerrod Carmichael from taking a dig on the actor — with the assistance of his longtime faith, Scientology.

“Backstage I discovered these three Golden Globe awards that Tom Cruise returned,” the 35-year-old comic mentioned in the course of the awards present on Tuesday, January 10, referencing the trophies that Cruise gave again to the Hollywood International Press Affiliation in 2021 amid controversy concerning the lack of variety.

Carmichael continued: “I’ve a pitch. I believe, possibly, we take these three [trophies] and change them for the secure return of Shelly Miscavige.”

The host is referring to Scientology chief David Miscavige’s spouse, who Leah Remini has maintained has been lacking for years. The King of Queens alum has claimed that being punished for asking questions on Shelly’s absence from Cruise and ex-wife Katie Holmes’ wedding ceremony in 2006 was one of many essential incidents that prompted her to go away the faith.

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Scientology reps have repeatedly denied allegations that Shelly is lacking up to now. Extra not too long ago, course of servers have reportedly tried to find David greater than 25 occasions to serve him with a federal trafficking lawsuit through which he’s named as a defendant however have failed to seek out him. David’s attorneys advised Tampa Bay Instances in a press release that their consumer being named within the go well with is “a part of a litigation technique to focus on the chief of the faith for harassment.”

Remini, in the meantime, took to Twitter amid the Globes to react to the comment, tweeting: “WHERE IS SHELLY???? #GoldenGlobes #GoldenGlobes2023.”

Through the broadcast, Carmichael’s quip left the viewers stunned and led to a clumsy transition to Cruise’s Prime Gun: Maverick costars Glen Powell and Jay Ellis presenting Finest Efficiency by an Actress in a Tv Collection — Drama. (Zendaya gained for Euphoria, however wasn’t in attendance.)

The 2 actors went on to make their very own jokes about Cruise, noting that “if anybody is certified to current a supporting performing award, it’s two individuals who labored with Tom Cruise in Prime Gun: Maverick” as he requires loads of coaching for his movies.

At previous Globes, Cruise took dwelling the award for Finest Efficiency by an Actor in a Movement Image — Drama in 1990 for Born on the Fourth of July and in 1997 for Jerry Maguire. Three years later, he gained finest supporting actor for Magnolia. Prime Gun: Maverick, in the meantime, is up for Finest Movement Image — Drama. Woman Gaga’s “Maintain My Hand” from the soundtrack misplaced Finest Unique Movement Image Music to “Naatu Naatu” from RRR.