Tom Cruise Named "Flakiest Man Alive"
Movie star Tom Cruise, who recently bounced on Oprah Winfrey's couch to declare his love for starlet Katie Holmes, was named "Flakiest Man Alive" in this week's Psychiatry Today, just as rumors are circulating that Cruise and Holmes may be splitting up.
"Cruise exhibits classic symptoms of egocentrism and narcicism," the magazine wrote. "While he falls short of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual's definition of a psychiatric disorder, his behavior signals a deeply conflicted personality and an inability to commit. He's also got way to much damned time on his hands."
Runners up in the magazine's annual roundup of "Flakiest Personalities" include George Clooney, Rosie O'Donnell, Courtney Love, Madonna and Vice President Dick Cheney.
But the magazine said Cruise stood out because of his televised argument with "Today" show host Matt Lauer about anti-depressant drugs and his condemnation of actress Brooke Shields for taking them to treat post-partum depression. "His crude and, I daresay, uninformed remarks about psychiatry didn't help his case much," said Dr. Edwin Neumiller, editor of Psychiatry Today. "He is what we in the mental health community refer to as 'a moron.' "