One minute they're posing for the press - the next they're running from the spotlight. Celebrity Damage Control is an hour-long factual series about celebrities who were caught committing crime or something just plain wrong and embarrassing yet managed to survive the scandal with careers intact and in some cases even flourishing afterward. From driving under the influence, to shoplifting, to tax evasion, to beating up paparazzi, or being the victim of an embarrassing blackmail scam, Celebrity Damage Control unveils Hollywood's most notorious celebrity scandals and reveals what celebrities did to survive the upheaval. Robert Downey Jr., Sean Penn, Charlie Sheen, Hugh Grant, Mel Gibson, Rob Lowe and many more have all had a brush with the law and Celebrity Damage Control examines every case with commentary from public relations agents, pop culture experts and lawyers to find out why celebrities are forgiven and deemed innocent by the public - even if proven guilty.
Few actors have ever enjoyed the success experienced by Tom Cruise. From comedy to drama to action movie star, Cruise has a versatility that allows him unparalleled range. While his all-American persona takes a massive hit after the public learns of his love for the Church of Scientology, his popularity truly jumps the couch following a disastrous appearance on Oprah. Has America’s biggest movie star pulled the curtain back too far – revealing that the real Tom Cruise isn’t the man his fans thought he was?