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At the London premiere of "War of the Worlds" in the summer of 2005, Tom Cruise encountered a gagster equipped with a fake squirting microphone. This encounter took place at the height of Cruise's Oprah couch-jumping, Matt Lauer-debating fame, and Cruise was none too pleased at being the butt of a practical joke so old it had whiskers on it. "Why would you do that?" Cruise demanded. The gagster's response was inaudible, but it didn't seem to be enough to mollify Team Cruise, which escorted the man away, telling him, "You should be ashamed of yourself."