Cruise has gotten a bad rap for his immature behavior regarding his romance with Katie Holmes. Maybe the relationship is all PR, maybe not. Who knows?
But as I am sure you have seen, he was drenched by a phony reporter on the red carpet at the opening of his new movie in London.
But look at the video a bit closer. (choose your favorite online news source, it’s there) Before the water is sprayed you can see the royal blue towel come into frame for a brief moment. Then he is squirted and someone almost immediately hands him this blue towel to wipe his face down. How many royal blue hand towels are usually on the red carpet? And how often are they so handy when a star gets squirted?
Also, the water only hits his face, which is easily enough wiped off allowing him to go on.
The squirter just stands there and says nothing but is holding back a huge grin. Do you really think his plan was to squirt Tom and then stand there and take a tongue lashing from the star?
I posit that it was all staged so that Cruise could handle a difficult situation in a manly and level-headed fashion to repair his recently damaged image.