Star's fury over claims by Diana author Andrew Morton:
• Daughter by Katie Holmes "conceived like Rosemary's Baby"
• Nicole Kidman "feared blackmail" over sex tapes made with Scientologists
• Scientologists "planted meadow of flowers for Tom and Nicole to run through"
• Cruise's next mission is to recruit David Beckham
Tom Cruise has become the de-facto second in command of the Church of Scientology, according to a new biography - which makes an extraordinary attack on the star by comparing his 20-month-old daughter Suri to the Devil's child in the film Rosemary's Baby.
Andrew Morton's unauthorised biography claims Scientology has taken over the 45-year-old actor's life, with its officials selecting many of the staff at his Hollywood mansion.
The biographer of Princess Diana alleges Cruise is consulted by Scientology leader David Miscavige on "every aspect of planning and policy" and is tailoring his career to fit the aims of Scientology.
Miscavige is said in the book to have gone to extraordinary lengths to charm Cruise, even ordering his staff to plant a field full of wild flowers at a Scientology base in California after Cruise had told him of his fantasy to run through a wildflower meadow with his then newlywed wife Nicole Kidman.
The New York Post has an article about the book here.
In March 2004, Cruise cut ties with longtime agent Pat Kingsley for speaking out against Scientology as bad for his image, the book relates. "From that moment, she was doomed," Morton quotes a "Hollywood insider" as saying.
The relationship with Cruz - and hers with Scientology - also ended in 2004. Cruise tellingly showed up without her at the Golden Globe Awards. She had just come back to the country after being with her father, Eduardo, who suffered a heart attack months earlier in Spain. Eduardo considered Scientology to be offensive, writes Morton.