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Tom Cruise Settles Defamation Lawsuit Over 'Bad Dad' Stories

December 21st, 2013 12:30am EST
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise has settled his defamation lawsuit with the publishers of In Touch Weekly and Life & Style magazines.

Cruise filed a $50 million suit against the magazines' parent company, Bauer Media, over articles that claimed he has been a bad father to daughter Suri since he and wife Katie Holmes divorced in 2012.

Last month a deposition in the case given by Cruise revealed that the actor acknowledged that Holmes left him to protect Suri from Scientology. Cruise confirmed that protecting their daughter from Scientology was "one of the assertions" in their split, before backtracking and say...

Brad Pitt To Star In Tom Cruise's Racing Movie 'Go Like Hell'?

December 20th, 2013 10:27am EST
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt may be cast alongside his Interview with the Vampire co-star Tom Cruise in Go Like Hell.

The World War Z actor is being eyed for a reunion with Cruise in 20th Century Fox's new racing movie, which will be directed by Joseph Kosinski, who directed Cruise in Oblivion.

Pitt was attached to star in the project in 2009 when Michael Mann was on board as director, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and has remained interested in the film.

The movie will focus on the real-life rivalry between American car manufacturer Ford Motor Company and Italian car brand Ferrari, which culminated...

Tom Cruise Salutes Ben Stiller At Hand And Footprint Ceremony

December 4th, 2013 12:00pm EST
Tom Cruise & Ben Stiller
Prior to Ben Stiller's hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Tuesday, the actor feared no one would show up to support him.

He had no reason to worry. At least one celeb pal made sure to appear -  his "Tropic Thunder" co-star Tom Cruise.

Stiller told the crowd: "To just look out there and see the faces of the friends and family who showed up and that people actually came is nice. You have that nightmare that nobody is going to show up, but I had the Tom Cruise insurance policy, which was great."

Cruise praised his pal, telling the audience: "I know Ben an...

JFK Assassination: 50 Years Later, Miranda Lambert's New Body, Amy Robach's Cancer Revelation, Tom Cruise

November 17th, 2013 9:00am EST
jackie kennedy people magazine
Few were closer to Jacqueline Kennedy than her Secret Service Agent Clint Hill. For four years, in the White House and later in New York City, the straight-laced agent from Washburn, North Dakota, was her security detail – and her confidant. Hill accompanied President John F. Kennedy and the First Lady to Texas in November 1963. After the shots were fired in Dallas, Hill leaped onto the back of their limo, trying to protect them both.

Today, 50 years later, everyone has seen the images of a blood-splattered pink suit, a bright blur as the car sped off. But Hill, now 81, retains them as per...

Mark Wahlberg: My Rant Wasn't Targeted At Tom Cruise

November 14th, 2013 6:03pm EST
Mark Wahlberg
This whole Tom Cruise/Mark Wahlberg feud is much ado about nothing.

In case you need to be caught up: Tom Cruise was in a disposition for his lawsuit against tabloids. A lawyer asked him, "Now, your counsel has publicly equated your absence from Suri for these extended periods of time as being analogous to someone fighting in Afghanistan.  Are you aware of that?"

Cruise responded, "I didn't hear the Afghanistan, but that's what it feels like, and certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal."

It was then later added that while talking with his lawyer, he was asked, "Do you ...

28 Celebrities Who Use Stage Names

November 14th, 2013 1:03pm EST
28 Celebrities Who Use Stage Names
Many celebrities have changed their names before they hit it big, and for many reasons. Let's take a look at some of the biggest stars who didn't take their birth name to Hollywood.

Katy Hudson didn't want to be confused with Kate Hudson, so she took her mother's maiden name and became Katy Perry.

Oprah Winfrey's name is iconic, but it's not actually her real name. It's Orpha, after the biblical figure. However, so many people mispronounced her name while she was growing up that the mispronunciation stuck.

Barry Manilow was born Barry Alan Pincus. He took his mother's maiden name...

Tom Cruise Believes Acting Is As Tough As Being A Soldier In Afghanistan

November 9th, 2013 6:05pm EST
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise believes acting can be as difficult as fighting the war in Afghanistan.

Documents obtained from a deposition in his $50 million libel suit against In Touch and Life & Style magazines reveal that Cruise thinks location shoots are as grueling as going to war.

According to, Cruise said working in the Middle East was particularly difficult, and he felt like a soldier. "That's what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal," he explained.

He added, "There is difficult physical stamina and preparation. Sometimes I've spent months, a year, ...

Tom Cruise Admits Katie Holmes Left Him To Protect Daughter Suri From Scientology

November 8th, 2013 10:54am EST
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise has acknowledged that his passionate devotion to the controversial Scientology religion was one of the main reasons ex-wife Katie Holmes left him.

Cruise has recently brought a defamation suit against the editors of In Touch Weekly and Life & Style magazines for printing headlines that claimed he abandoned daughter Suri following his split from Holmes in 2012.

The "Oblivion" star filed a $50 million lawsuit against the publications last October (2012), and during a deposition held on September 9, the star was asked if his religion played a part in his divorce.

Cruise was asked...

Tom Cruise Files $50 Million Lawsuit Against Tabloids For Saying He's A Bad Dad

November 6th, 2013 2:00pm EST
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is on a warpath. The actor has filed a $50 million lawsuit against In Touch and Life & Style magazines for claiming that he's a bad dad.

The tabloids published cover stories claiming the actor abandoned his daughter Suri following his split with Katie Holmes.

Cruise has defended himself against the allegations, and according to documents obtained by he stated: "I have in no way cut Suri out of my life - whether physically, emotionally, financially or otherwise... Even during the times when I was working overseas and was not able to see Suri in person, we were (and conti...

Nicole Kidman Compares Marriage To Tom Cruise With Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

October 29th, 2013 9:00pm EDT
Nicole Kidman
Although being married to fellow celebrity Tom Cruise was "intoxicating," the actor wasn't the love of Nicole Kidman's life.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Kidman likens their partnership to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's relationship.

She explained: "There is something about that sort of existence that, if you really focus on each other and you're in that bubble, it's very intoxicating, because it's just the two of you. And there is only one other person that's going through it. So it brings you very close, and it's deeply romantic. I'm sure Brad and Angelina have that - because th...

The 11 Most Insane Movie Makeovers

September 25th, 2013 8:00pm EDT
The 11 Most Insane Movie Makeovers
Sometimes you have to suffer for your art. Whether it's dropping (or packing on) weight, sitting in a makeup chair for three hours a day, or getting new piercings, some actors and actresses are willing to do what it takes to convey a realistic character. Here are some of the Most Insane Movie Makeovers:

Rooney Mara in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Mara went the distance to present a faithful Lisabeth Sander. The actress had her hair dyed and cut into Sanders' bizarre fashion and bleached her eyebrows and lost weight. Most shocking, however, is Mara went ahead and got all the body pierci...

19 Celebrities Who Are Older Than You Think

September 24th, 2013 4:11pm EDT
19 Celebrities Who Are Older Than You Think
Some stars are blessed with youthful looks: would you believe Jim Parsons is 40? Other stars are blessed with youthful roles: we've seen Tom Welling as a young Clark Kent for so long it's hard to believe he's 36.

Speaking of superheroes, Andrew Garfield was able to pull off a believable high school-aged Peter Parker despite being 28 at the time. He's now 30 and looks like he'll play the role just fine once more. Perhaps his girlfriend Emma Stone, who is 6 years his junior, adds to his youthful appearance!

Here are some more celebrities who are older than you think...

Perhaps it's be...

Suri Cruise Breaks Her Arm

August 31st, 2013 9:04am EDT
Suri Cruise
Celebrity offspring Suri Cruise has broken her arm. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' seven-year-old daughter is recovering after the injury, but details about how it occurred have not been released.

A representative for Holmes told People: "Suri did break her arm, but she is okay."

Suri has been living in New York with her mother since her parents' divorce in 2012. Her father is reportedly planning on purchasing a hom in the posh Notting Hill or St John's Wood areas of London so he has a permanent place where Suri can stay with him when he is working in Europe.

A source told the US edition o...

Jerry Bruckheimer Celebrates Walk Of Fame Honors With Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise And More

June 25th, 2013 10:50am EDT
Jerry Bruckheimer Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of F
Film maker and TV producing legend Jerry Bruckheimer was surrounded by a multitude of celebrities as he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Monday.

Stars and famous faces from his films were in attendance included Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise and Isla Fisher to name a few. All were in hand to support and celebrate with the film icon.

Jerry O'Connell, Marg Helgenberger, Jon Voight and Martin Lawrence attended the ceremony, as did the producer's wife Linda.

Depp made a speech in honor of the moviemaker, who he has collaborated with on the Pirates of the Caribbean franch...

Tom Cruise Drops Out Of 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

May 25th, 2013 2:01pm EDT
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is no longer starring in the movie adaptation of cult TV series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

According the The Hollywood Reporter, the actor's deal was never closed, and he walked away from the project. Cruise was supposed to play American agent Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer in director Guy Ritchie's film.
Hammer will play Solo's Soviet sidekick Illya Kuryakin, and Swedish actress Alicia Vikander is in talks to play the female lead.

Various A-listers have been linked to the role of Solo, including George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling and Michael Fas...

Tom Cruise Signs On For A Fifth 'Mission: Impossible'

May 7th, 2013 10:03am EDT
Tom Cruise Mission Impossible
Tom Cruise will be reprising his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt in a fifth installment of "Mission: Impossible."The actor, 50, will star in and produce the film.

According to, Cruise is expected to reteam with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie, who directed him in 2012's "Jack Reacher" and wrote the screenplay for his Nazi drama "Valkyrie."

The last installment, 2011's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," made more than $600 million internationally.

Even back then Cruise was open to making additional films in the franchise. He said at the time: "I'll make as many as people...

Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion' Easily Takes Top Spot At Box Office

April 22nd, 2013 8:31am EDT
"Oblivion" obliterated the competition at the box office over the weekend, taking the number-one spot with $38.2 million.

The sci-fi film centers on Jack Harper (Tom Cruise), one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth.  After decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack's mission is to extract vital resources from the planet.

Jack, who lives and patrols the skies from thousands of feet above, crashes to earth when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows ...

Fight Consultant Claims Tom Cruise Doesn't Hold Back In Fight Scenes

April 21st, 2013 12:19pm EDT
Tom Cruise
Jack Reacher star Tom Cruise doesn't worry about getting injured during filming and just throws himself into every action sequence without complaint.  

The 50-year-old actor is famous for doing his own stunts and despite being a huge Hollywood star; he throws himself into every action sequence without complaint.

Defence Lab's Andy Norman, who was the fight consultant on 'Jack Reacher', exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Tom gets right in there, he'll take the knock and the bruises and he doesn't want us to hold back. He'll still be there at 2am going over fight scenes, he's a total perfectio...

Review 'Oblivion': An Engrossing Sci-Fi Thriller That Won't Leave You Oblivious

April 19th, 2013 7:27am EDT
After not seeing a movie for almost three weeks, Two Jews On Film are back and once again and disagreeing.

Our first film, since leaving the beach for the mountains, is 'Oblivion' directed by Joseph Kosinski, based on his unpublished graphic novel.   

This sci-fi visually spectacular action movie stars Tom Cruise as Jack Harper, a super pilot, super lover and all round 'super guy.'

The year is 2077 and life on Earth is non-existent. Sixty years ago some really nasty aliens, known as the Scavengers, destroyed our moon - no moon plus no water and no food equates to: not a good thing at al...

Review: Eye Candy Only Thing That Saves 'Oblivion'

April 18th, 2013 3:02pm EDT
In the sci-fi world depth is as common as bread and butter when it comes to memorable storytelling.  Within the realm of futuristic surrealism lies limitless possibilities of twists and turns for a great writer to spin a yarn.  Unfortunately the way in over its head "Oblivion" takes the above sentiments too literally and turns out one of the busiest, yet dull, convoluted and all out copycat flicks I’ve seen since the days of Roger Corman. 

Jack Harper is a tech who is one of the last few humans on earth.  After an unsuccessful alien invasion over sixty years ago that destroyed the moon and...

5 Things You Need To Know About 'Oblivion'

April 18th, 2013 11:30am EDT
The sci-fi flick 'Oblivion' starring Tom Cruise hits theatres in the U.S. this weekend. The movie has made some noise overseas, where it made some $61 million (half the film's budget) in its first weekend. In anticipation of its big opening, here are five things you need to know about 'Oblivion.'

1. Not an adaptation of David Foster Wallace's short story collection, Oblivion

No, Oblivion isn't John Krasinki's follow-up to his adaptation of David Foster Wallace's Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. An Oblivion adaptation would be harder than Brief Interviews with Hideous Man. Oblivion, the ...

Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion' Is A Huge Hit Overseas

April 15th, 2013 9:50am EDT
A week before its U.S. release, Tom Cruise's sci-fi film "Oblivion" is killing it at the box office around the world.

The film hit number one in 48 of the 52 territories in which it debuted over the weekend. It has so far earned $61.1 million" (half the film's budget).

The film's success has given Cruise his biggest opening ever in Russia. It also opened strongly in Britain, France, Spain, Korea, Mexico and Australia.

Cruise plays Jack Harper, a drone repairmen stationed on Earth. After decades of war with the Scavs, his mission is to extract vital resources from the planet.

Harper is ...

Fashion Fails: Aaron Carter Is Back

April 14th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Aaron Carter
It's Fashion Fail Time! That means we take a break from letting you know how good all of your favorite stars look to show the other side of fashion: the fails!

Aaron Carter makes a rare public appearance, complete with socks that make him look like a witch from Oz. We aren't crazy about the tank top, either. 

We're not sure what Andrew Dice Clay is going for here. Maybe's he's just teasing us with two inches of calves (something he may have picked up from Aaron Carter)? Plus, what's going on with that black leather fanny pack?

Michelle Williams dons the granny panties in this unf...

Tom Cruise: 'I'm Very Proud To Be Irish'

April 12th, 2013 11:10am EDT
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise has Irish ancestors who owned a majority of Dublin.

The Oblivion star was presented with a certificate of Irish roots by the country's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore earlier this month and learnt his relatives can be traced back to the 9th century after two female fans researched his family lineage as a gift to their idol.

Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday, Tom, 50, exclaimed: "I had no idea it went back that far."

He revealed his family once owned a town called Hollywood in County Wicklow and one of his elders was known as a "famine hero" when ...

Tom Cruise Rep Says Divorce Quotes Are False

April 10th, 2013 7:37pm EDT
Tom Cruise
A representative for Tom Cruise has claimed that recent quotes in a German magazine aren't about his divorce with Katie Holmes, as previously reported.

"I did not expect that," told German network ProSieben recently. The quote was claimed to be a response, by tabloid Bunte, to a question regarding the sudden divorce Holmes requested last June 29.

He added, "Life is a challenge. To be 50 and have experiences and think you have everything under control, and then it hits you — that's what life is … Life is tragicomic. You need a certain sense of humor."

The rep now tells omg!, "The entire i...

Tom Cruise Opens Up Over Shocking Divorce From Katie Holmes: 'I Did Not Expect That'

April 9th, 2013 7:08pm EDT
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Tom Cruise has finally spoken about his whirlwind divorce from actress Katie Holmes last year - albeit briefly.

The actor, who stars in the upcoming sci-fi epic Oblivion, has been out on press tours for the film, and during an interview for German TV network ProSieben, Cruise finally commented on the shocking events leading up to his 50th birthday last June.

"I did not expect that," he said of the bomb that Holmes dropped on him last June 29.

"Life is a challenge," he added. "To be 50 and have experiences and think you have everything under control, and then it hits you — that's what lif...

Tom Cruise To Star In 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'?

March 19th, 2013 8:57am EDT
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is in talks to star in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. The Jack Reacher actor is in early negotiations to star in the big screen adaptation of the cult 1960s TV show, which sees agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin fighting the evil of Thrush as part of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, Deadline reports.

The film is due to be directed by Sherlock Holmes filmmaker Guy Ritchie, who stepped in after Steven Soderbergh departed the project.

If Cruise - who is also believed to be preparing for a new Jack Reacher movie and a fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible franc...

Tom Cruise's Attorney 'Concerned' Over 'TomKat' Play

March 18th, 2013 9:52am EDT
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise's lawyer has expressed his concerns over a new comedy play focusing on the breakdown of the actor's marriage to Katie Holmes.

The TomKat Project, titled after the popular tabloid nickname for the former couple, features a mixture of real news reports and spoof scenes relating to Cruise's doomed relationship with Holmes, which ended in divorce last year.

The play is enjoying a sold-out run at the Playground Theater in Chicago, Illinois, but Cruise's lawyer Bert Fields, who is also spoofed in the production, admits he has some reservations about the show.

He tells the New Yor...

Adam Shankman Insists Kate Holmes and Tom Cruise Are 'Incredibly Happy' Since Divorce

March 13th, 2013 10:13am EDT
Adam Shankman
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise are "incredibly happy" since splitting last year, according to director Adam Shankman.

Holmes stunned Hollywood when she filed for divorce from the Top Gun actor, the father of her six-year-old daughter Suri, in June after five years of marriage.

The estranged couple reached a divorce settlement less than a month later and the divorce case was closed in August - and Shankman, who directed Cruise in movie musical Rock of Ages, insists the stars are doing well since their split.

He tells, "They are incredibly happy. I've just been emailing with...

Tom Cruise Is The Latest Victim Of 'Swatting' Prank

January 18th, 2013 10:50am EST
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is the latest Hollywood star to fall victim of a new phone prank called "swatting", where someone places a 911 call to police to report an armed intruder at a celebrity residence.

Police were called to Cruise's Beverly Hills residence Thursday after someone tipped them off about an intrusion, but it was a false alarm and authorities found nothing wrong at the home, according to

It's not clear if Cruise was home or not at the time of the incident, which police report as a hoax.

Last month a 12-year-old was busted for swatting pranks against Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bi...