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Cruise not banned by Germany after all



Tbdcruise070207 Looks like reports earlier this week that Tom Cruise couldn’t film parts of his new flick Valkyrie on German military bases because he is a Scientologist were untrue.

According to “The source of the Valkyrie controversy seems to have stemmed from a posting on the Web site of conservative German member of parliament Antje Blumenthal. Blumenthal posted a statement Friday claiming that Defense Minister Franz-Josef Jung had pledged to her that Cruise would not get permission to shoot because of the purported danger posed by his Scientology.”

In fact, members of the ministry are now saying it would welcome application to shoot on location. The only monkeywrench may be one of the sites is now a memorial, and houses offices of the defense ministry. We’d like to hear what they think the “purported danger” Scientology poses may be.

[Photo: Cruise in the Netherlands this week. Getty Images]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:15am]


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