She was married to Humphrey Bogart, you know
Lauren Bacall knows how to hit 'em where it hurts. After bristling at journalists last year who fawned over Nicole Kidman, saying, "She's not a legend. She's a beginner. What is this 'legend'?", Lauren turns her steely gaze on Tom Cruise. She calls his recent behavior "inappropriate and vulgar" and goes in for the kill by declaring, "The word 'great' stands for something. When you talk about a great actor, you're not talking about Tom Cruise." (Oh, no you didn't!) I almost feel sorry for Tom, but then I remember that he has a bajillion dollars, very comfy blinders on, and a gorgeous little trained monkey, so I'm sure he'll bounce back fine. Can't argue with Lauren Bacall, though—living legend, and all.
Bacall rips into 'vulgar' Tom Cruise (NY Daily News)