While in Germany last week promoting Vanilla Sky, Church of Scientology follower Tom Cruise met with U.S. ambassador Dan Coats and lobbied to improve the Church's status in that country — where it is not officially recognized. Germany believes Scientology masquerades as a religion to make money, and some Scientologists are even barred from government jobs. Incidentally, Coats later attended a screening of stink bomb Vanilla Sky — which certainly couldn't have helped Cruise's cause.