Tom Cruise will not be making up with the Golden Globes any time quickly.
Host Jerrod Carmichael took sharp purpose on the celebrity actor and the Church of Scientology of which Cruise has been a outstanding member — simply seconds earlier than introducing the actor’s Prime Gun: Maverick co-stars Glenn Powell and Jay Ellis — throughout the awards telecast airing Tuesday on NBC.
Because the present returned from a industrial break, Carmichael got here on stage holding three Golden Globe statues.
“Backstage, I discovered these three Golden Globe awards that Tom Cruise returned,” Carmichael stated to laughter within the Beverly Hilton Resort, alluding to Cruise famously sending again his Globes in protest of the Hollywood International Press Affiliation’s lack of Black voters in 2021.
“I’m simply the host… however I’ve a pitch,” stated Carmichael. “I feel possibly we take these three issues and change them for the secure return of Shelly Miscavige.”
That, proper there, is extra brutal than something famed Globes Ricky Gervais provocateur ever stated throughout his notoriously edgy internet hosting duties in roasting Hollywood and the HFPA.
So who’s Shelly Miscavige?
The spouse of Scientology chief David Miscavige has been not been seen publicly since 2007. Ex-Scientologist-turned-whistleblower Leah Remini has claimed that Shelly, who reportedly served as Cruise’s movie star “handler,” is lacking. Remini even filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Division in 2013.
Amid all of the hypothesis about Shelly’s whereabouts, the Church of Scientology has maintained that she is just dwelling a non-public life. The LAPD closed the case “inside hours” of receiving her grievance, in line with Remini, however in November she published a lengthy Twitter thread alleging the police was in cahoots with the non secular group.
On Tuesday, Remini was fast to share a video of Carmichael’s bit on Twitter, thanking the host and again asking, “Where is Shelly????”
Powell and Ellis, in the meantime, remained professionals. They proceeded with their pre-written banter about performing with Cruise earlier than presenting Finest Supporting Actress in a Tv Sequence as if Carmichael hadn’t simply savaged their famed co-star on stay tv.