New York, NY (APE) – Tom Cruise today unveiled the new sonogram machine that he purchased for his fiancée Katie Holmes. The purchase was recently discussed with Barbara Walters and will air on November 29 on ABC’s “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2005”. Excerpts of the interview are published in the latest issue of Feeble magazine.
The 43-year-old actor revealed that the couple elected to purchase the sonogram machine endorsed by the Church of Scientology. Cruise has been frequently condemned for his outspoken opinions against psychiatry and in support of the Church of Scientology of which he is a long-standing member. The Church of Scientology as well as the controversial concept of Dianetics were founded by noted deceased science-fiction author L. Ron Hubbard.
Cruise said that the machine cost $400,000, nearly twice as much as a typical top-of-the-line sonogram machine, but states that he feels that it was worth it. The machine was actually purchased from the Church of Scientology and Cruise announced that it will be donated back to the church upon the birth of their child. The couple will use the machine to monitor the fetal growth of their unborn child, and Cruise states that this particular machine has the added advantage of being able to “clear” an unborn child while in the womb.
The proud father then showed off the first picture obtained from their new machine. “It’s a little too early to tell whether it’s a boy or a girl,” said Cruise, “But the baby appears to be healthy. I can’t really tell whether it looks more like me or Katie, but it sure does appear to be awfully reclusive. I had a dickens of a time trying to get it to remain still for the picture. It kept turning away and it was almost as if it was trying to hide.”
The couple will be married sometime in the coming summer or fall, and the child will arrive after it has been completely cleared.