Tom Cruise outside The Ed Sullivan Theater in New York before her appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman (12/17)
Tom Cruise is dating again. In Touch says he was seen "sweeping" 26-year-old restaurant manager Cynthia Jorge around the dance floor last week at Le Baron nightclub in New York:
The pair first met Dec. 16 at the Lower East Side hot spot Beauty & Essex, where Cynthia works as a manager. As Tom left the restaurant after a meal of sashimi and empanadas with business associates, Cynthia handed the superstar her card, a restaurant insider tells In Touch.So Tom basically knew this chick for around 12 hours before he called her multiple times at work, leaving "insistent" messages. How come when he does that, it's okay, but when I do that, it's called "stalking" and "a violation of my probation"? I'll tell you why. It's because I'm so handsome (and have an extensive, often times violent, criminal history) and all the judges are intimidated by me. Mom even says so!
The bold gesture paid off: The next day, Tom called Beauty & Essex at least twice trying to track down Cynthia -- and was "put on hold for a very long time!" according to the insider, who adds that when he couldn't get her on the phone, the insistent actor got a message to her.
Less than 24 hours later, the duo -- along with some friends -- met up at Le Baron, where Cynthia huddled with Tom in a booth when he wasn't pulling her out on the dance floor. "They did the salsa. He took her in his arms and spun her around the dance floor," a witness gushes. "Tom looked like a pro ... At one point, they began grinding together. It was straight out of Dirty Dancing. Tom seemed to be in his own world, completely smitten."
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