December 7th, 2011
02:00 PM ET
The Mumbai premiere of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” was said to be packed full of ecstatic Tom Cruise supporters cheering wildly for the movie star, as reportedly was the airport when Cruise arrived in India Saturday.
But according to the Hollywood Reporter, Indian papers are reporting that those fans were actually paid extras. And Tom’s camp is fighting back.
The First Post Bollywood reports that approximately 200 extras were paid to cheer for Tom, 49, when he arrived in Mumbai. The paper says the “fans” were given 150 rupees a piece (or about $3), plus lunch.
December 3rd, 2011
11:54 AM ET
The actor is reportedly lining up another project, this time sci-fi film "All You Need Is Kill," according to Deadline. The movie's being adapted from the Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, and tells the story of an inexperienced soldier who initially gets killed in battle with aliens, but continues to relive the same day as he realizes that the end game could change.
Deadline reports that Cruise is working on the details surrounding the deal, but in the meantime, he has quite a few irons in the fire. He's starring in this month's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" (out December 21), next year's "Rock of Ages" and then his Jack Reacher film, "One Shot," in 2013.
November 22nd, 2011
07:35 PM ET
The Daily Mail reports that Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s teenage son Connor Cruise has taken up spinning tunes as DJ C-Squared.
The 16-year-old is even getting professional gigs. Connor most recently showed off his skills at the XBOX Miracle Of Music Benefit held in honor of the 2011 American Music Awards this past Saturday.
DJ C-Squared wore a hoodie and giant gold medallion to the Kevin Jonas-hosted event, and donned a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle beanie during his set, the U.K. paper reports.
October 26th, 2011
02:41 PM ET
When it comes to adapting a book for film, one of the largest issues is how to find a lead that will do the material justice while also keeping in mind the physical traits fans have memorized.
That dilemma crops up time and time again, from Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games" to who would play Steve Jobs in a potential movie, but the challenge was no less apparent than with the casting of Tom Cruise as Lee Child's statuesque Jack Reacher.
The 6'5 retired military cop, who weighs in at 250 pounds in the books, will be played by shorter leading man Tom Cruise in the upcoming "One Shot." When news was announced over the summer, fans were not pleased.
October 11th, 2011
05:33 PM ET
Remember when Rosie O'Donnell would gush about Tom Cruise on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show”? Well, E! News reports that O’Donnell’s got a new man crush along with her new series. Goodbye Tom, hello Russell Brand.
Rosie, who premiered her new show on OWN yesterday, told “Nightline” that Tom knows he’s out.
"He's replaced Tom Cruise, he has,” Rosie says of British bad boy Russell, who happened to be the first guest on "The Rosie Show." “I sent him a little text, I said, 'Tommy, I'll always love you, move over, Russell Brand is in.' "
May 11th, 2011
05:19 PM ET
Has Alec Baldwin changed his tune about starring in the upcoming "Rock of Ages" movie musical?
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Baldwin has decided not to play Bourbon Room club owner Dennis Dupree in the big-screen adaptation of the popular Broadway show.
The announcement comes nearly two months after Baldwin revealed he had been taking singing lessons to prepare for the role, which would see him singing REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling."
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