Tom Cruise Gets A Lift

We all know that Tom Cruise is short. He’s 5 feet, 7 inches tall and his wife-to-be, Katie Holmes, is between 5-feet-8 and 5-feet-9. So how was is that Tom Cruise was able to make direct eye contact at the L.A. opening of M:I3, while Katie was wearing heels?

So how is it that Tom could stand with her eye to eye, when he should have been staring at her chin?

The most plausible answer appears to be lifts — which, when built inside the heel of a standard dress shoe, can easily add inches.

After viewing photos of TomKat at the L.A. opening, where their knees were at the same level and Cruise’s trousers were pooling around his ankles, Manhattan podiatrist Rock Positano said: “If the pants are all the way down to the ankle, you really can’t see how much heel the person has.

“There’s a lot of ways you can camouflage lifts,” said Positano. “Occasionally we will see people who put lifts in their shoes for height, but we don’t do it and we don’t recommend it. Someone could hurt their knees or throw their backs out.”

Tom will be showing off his softer side this coming Mother’s Day. He has reportedly purchased $900 worth of pink peonies in a Limoges vase,” a source tells the Scoop. “He had the card signed, ‘Dear Mommy, Happy first Mother’s Day. Lots of Love, Suri and Daddy.” How cute.

To tidy up a few Tom Cruise loose ends:

- What ever happened to the “The Baby is Xenu’s” banner?
– Tom Cruise’s name is prime for puns.
– You don’t need to change your movie-going behavior. See MI3 if that’s what you want to do… just don’t buy tickets for it!

More images of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes taking a stroll, after the jump.

Tom becomes a guy to look up to [Lowdown]
Tom Cruise gets serious about Mother’s Day [The Scoop]

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