Masseur to the stars THIERRY CHICKPORTICH has been sentenced to 18 years in jail for raping a string of French women. The 47-year-old Frenchman, who has worked his 'golden fingers' on stars like Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, was offered statements of support from actress Emmanuelle Beart, among others, but they didn't keep him out of prison. A French court found Chickportich guilty of sedating young clients before blindfolding them and assaulting them. Investigators discovered tapes of the masseur raping clients when they raided his studio in Cannes last year (05).