Tom Cruise is set to swoop in to New York to help the city’s ongoing battle with Lex Luthor. And by "Lex Luthor," I mean "the health of city workers exposed to toxins as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks." Tom’s heading up a fund-raising gala on April 19 that’s being thrown to benefit the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project. The controversial, Scientology-led initiative aims to detoxify via "a precise regimen that includes exercise, sauna bathing, and vitamin, mineral and oil supplements," according to its site. Unfortunately, x-ray vision scans don’t seem to be part of the package. But maybe lie detector tests will be employed to help purify some souls.
Tickets for the event go up to $100,000 for an eight-person table. That seems like a small price to pay to be in the presence of a real, live superhero. [New York Post]