"Dad-to-be Tom Cruise has vowed to eat the placenta of his newborn baby and plans to dine on the umbilical cord too.
The actor's bizarre plans are sure to shock his legions of fans but the Hollywood heavyweight insists he plans to cook the unusual meal after fiancee Katie Holmes gives birth.
The 43 year-old star told America's GQ magazine: "I'm going to eat the placenta. I thought that would be good. Very nutritious. I'm going to eat the cord and the placenta right there." "
I am almost without words. My gut reaction is to channel the Church Lady and say, "Well, isn't that special," but it's just not doing these feelings justice. Possibly this is a completely normal thing to do in certain areas of the world. Possibly it's sacred and steeped in much tradition and thought and holiness. Here, though, in the U.S. and no matter how nuts it is out there, in L.A., too, this is just flat-out, unmistakably, undoubtably bat-shit crazy.
I'll give Crazy Tom Cruise this, though. He's certainly keeping us entertained.