Don't Mess With Tom Cruise

January 11, 2008 By:
Don't Mess With Tom Cruise

Whether you love him or hate him, Tom Cruise is without a doubt one of the most powerful celebrities in Hollywood. Messing with Cruise can either land you in jail, or on Hollywood's black list--I don't know which one is worse!

Marc Gittleman, the man who admitted attempting to extort $1.3 million dollars from Cruise in exchange for stolen pictures from his wedding to Katie Holmes, just barely escaped jail time but was slapped with a hefty fine.

U.S. District Judge George King fined Gittleman $3,000 and gave him two years probation after lawyers on both sides agreed a prison sentence or home detention was unnecessary.

Gittleman said in court he had "brought unimaginable shame upon myself and my family". He added, "I'll be working the rest of my life to make it right." He won't be working in Tinsel town, I'll tell you that!