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'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' Wins Christmas U.S. Box Office

12/26/2011 9:32am EST
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol's super agent Ethan Hunt has beaten Robert Downey Jr.'s super sleuth Sherlock Holmes to the top of the U.S. box office.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol took over at number one on Sunday with a $26.5 million second-weekend take.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows dropped a spot to two with $17.8 million.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked claimed the third spot and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo debuted at four. Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin rounded out the Christmas Day top five.

Michelle Monaghan Had Skin Cancer

10/20/2011 8:36am EDT
Michelle Monaghan
Michelle Monaghan has revealed she had a secret brush with cancer after spotting a mole on the back of her calf.

The actress, who played Tom Cruise's love interest in "Mission: Impossible III," was forced by her husband to visit a doctor for a check-up during a vacation in Australia - and she's glad she went.

She tells the November issue of Health magazine, "In Australia, they're very aware of skin cancer. I finally went and it was skin cancer. I had quite the chunk taken out of my leg."

And now Monaghan is very cancer-aware: "I smoked for almost 10 years. I really regret that. Thankfull...

Katie Holmes 'Wanted To Throw Up' Watching Tom Cruise's Stunt In Dubai

4/6/2011 8:35am EDT
Katie Holmes
Tom Cruise made wife Katie Holmes feel sick on the set of his new Mission: Impossible movie - by diving off the world's tallest building in Dubai.

The action man invited the actress and the couple's daughter Suri to the set when he was performing a pivotal stunt in the sequel, and they sat and watched the scene unfold on a monitor in a room adjacent to the top-floor suite Cruise jumped out of.

But Holmes could only watch one take - and had to excuse herself.

She explains, "They yell, 'Rolling' and 'Action!' and he drops a lot of feet... I said, 'That was great, we're gonna go and wait in...

'Source Code' Star Michelle Monaghan Looks Alluring In White

3/29/2011 10:00am EDT
Michelle Monaghan
We spotted Michelle Monaghan looking lovely in white at the Los Angeles premiere of "Source Code."

Jake Gyllenhaal headlines the sci-fi time-travel thriller about Colter Stevens, who agrees to take part in a clandestine government experiment that allows him to enter the body of a male passenger during the eight minutes before the man is killed.

Michelle has starred in "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" opposite Robert Downey Jr. and "Mission: Impossible III" opposite Tom Cruise. She has also appeared in "Gone, Baby, Gone" and "Eagle Eye."

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Tom Cruise Shows Off His 'Mission: Impossible 4' Abs - Hot Or Not?

10/7/2010 8:53am EDT
Tom Cruise
We spotted a bare chested Tom Cruise performing his own stunts on the set of "Mission: Impossible IV" in Prague, Czech Republic, yesterday. We think the 48 year old looks pretty good for his age. What do you think?

"Lost" star Josh Holloway is in talks to join the cast of the upcoming film. Vladimir Mashkov and Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist will play the villains of the piece.

The film is set to hit cinemas at the end of next year.

Tom recently made the list of Hollywood's highest paid actors - he came in at number 8 with $14.6 million in take home pay over the last 12 months. Johnny De...

Josh Holloway In Talks To Join 'Mission: Impossible IV'

9/28/2010 11:09pm EDT
Josh Holloway
"Lost" star Josh Holloway is in talks to join the cast of Tom Cruise's next "Mission: Impossible" movie.

The TV hunk, who played castaway Sawyer on the desert island drama, looks set to join the action man, Paula Patton and "The Hurt Locker" star Jeremy Renner in "Mission: Impossible IV."

Vladimir Mashkov and Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist will play the villains of the piece.

The film is set to hit cinemas at the end of next year.

J.J. Abrams Heads To Alcatraz

9/17/2010 1:00pm EDT
JJ Abrams
J.J. Abrams is one busy guy lately. Recently I reported he and ‘Dark Knight’ scribe Jonah Nolan were working on a new television crime-thriller and today Deadline reported that Fox has greenlit a show based on Alcatraz, the infamous prison located on an island in the San Francisco Bay that housed some pretty famous criminals such as Al Capone. Abrams is set to produce the series and will work with ‘Lost’ writer Elizabeth Surnoff and producer Bryan Burk.

There have been a few other properties that feature Alcatraz as the setting. A few that come to mind are ‘Escape From Alcatraz’, ‘...

Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise Get Romantic At 'Romantics' Premiere

9/8/2010 9:01am EDT
Tom & Katie
Celebrity power couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were all smiles at "The Romantics" New York City premiere on Tuesday. Katie wore a short black and white flower patterned shift gown with a black jacket and black tights. We're not sure we like the brown shoes. What do you think?

Katie has passed her creative genes on to daughter Suri - the youngster is already designing her own clothes.

The former actress was the youngest of five children and would often customize hand-me-down outfits. And Holmes, who has her own clothing line called the Holmes & Yang collection, admits Suri, 4, is fast ...

Jeremy Renner Joins 'Mission: Impossible 4'

8/28/2010 9:15am EDT
Jeremy Renner
"The Hurt Locker" star Jeremy Renner has signed on to join Tom Cruise in the fourth "Mission: Impossible" movie.

The actor will play Cruise's partner in the blockbuster, which will start shooting in Vancouver, Prague and Dubai later this year.

The film, directed by Brad Bird, is scheduled to hit cinemas at the end of 2011.

See more photos of Jeremy here!

Maggie Q Has A New Series Premiering This Fall

7/29/2010 2:54pm EDT
Maggie Q
You many not know Maggie Q yet, but she's one of the newest and sexiest stars of The CW's upcoming fall series "Nikita." If these pics are any indication, the show and its star are going to be hot!

"Nikita" stars Maggie in the title role as a spy and assassin for a top secret U.S. government agency, who rebels against the system that created her and will stop at nothing to bring their powerful operation to an end. The series debuts Thursday, Sept. 9.

The actress also starred alongside Tom Cruise in "Mission Impossible III."

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Michelle Monaghan's Short Fuschia Dress & Gold Gladiator Shoes - Hot Or Not?

4/27/2010 9:07am EDT
Michelle Monaghan
Michelle Monaghan arrived at the "Iron Man 2" premiere in Los Angeles yesterday looking slim and sexy in a eye-catching fuschia dress. We think the dress is attractive, but we don't like it paired with the black and gold heels. What do you think?

Michelle stars in the upcoming film "Due Date" about a soon-to-be father (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and his cross-country trip to make it back in time for his baby's birth - with the only roadblock being the dubious passenger (Zach Galifianakis) who's along for the ride.

Michelle's break-out role was in the TV series "Boston Public," and she'...

Tom Cruise & J.J. Abrams Sign On To 'Mission: Impossible 4'

2/10/2010 8:09am EST
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise and filmmaker J.J. Abrams are to team up for another Mission: Impossible.

Abrams, who directed Cruise in the third "Mission: Impossible," has signed on for the fourth film in the franchise, which Cruise will star in and produce.

And Paramount studio bosses already have a release date - the film will go up against The Hangover sequel on Memorial Day weekend next year.

The "Mission: Impossible" franchise has grossed more than $1.4 billion globally.

See more photos of Tom Cruise here!

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The Rising Stars Of Star Trek

5/6/2009 3:25pm EDT
Star Trek
Star Trek, which explores the origins of icons Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, opens this weekend, and while the characters aboard the USS Enterprise might be familiar, some of the faces might not. Here's a look at some of the past and future performances from the main cast:


Plays: Captain James T. Kirk, eventual commander of the Starship Enterprise.

First On-Screen Role: A 2003 E.R. episode titled "A Thousand Cranes."

Where You've Seen Him Before: As Anne Hathaway's blue-blooded, bad-boy love interest in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

Role He Probably Wishes ...

Fanboy Fight: Joss Whedon Vs. J.J. Abrams - Who Is Your Favorite?

4/13/2009 12:00pm EDT
Joss Whedon & JJ Abrams
Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams have both played a significant role in fandom and overall media popularity. Their creative similarities are striking enough to call for a showdown, comparing their works and styles. Whedon and Abrams are both part of a new class of filmmakers and television creators: fanboys who are now able to reign over their own fandoms.

This battle royale has been divided into two rounds: television and casting. With more time and space films could have been conquered as well. This fight works best if you are familiar with their work. If you have not had the chance ...

Maggie Q's Plunging Neckline - Hot Or Not?

3/30/2009 1:22pm EDT
Maggie Q
Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III, Live Free Or Die Hard) showed up at the 23rd Genesis Awards wearing a coral colored dress with a how-low-can-you-go neckline.

What do you think of the actress's outfit? Is she hot or would the dress look better on a more full-figured star? Let us know in the comments!

See more photos of Maggie here!

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New Trailer for J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek' Breaks Download Records

3/12/2009 12:21pm EDT
Star Trek 2007
The new trailer for J.J. Abrams Star Trek had more than 1.8 million downloads during its first 24 hours on and has gone on to become the most popular HD download ever on the site with more than five million downloads in its first five days. The trailer made its exclusive debut on on March 6th giving fans a sneak peak of this summer's highly anticipated Star Trek for viewing on their Mac or PC, iPhone or iPod with video.

From J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III, Fringe, Lost and Alias), producer Damon Lindelof and executive producers Bryan Burk and Jeffrey ...

The Fame Game: Do Stars' Personal Lives Affect Their Earning Power?

11/10/2008 9:42am EST
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
Back in the 1960s news broke of an affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher, which rocked Hollywood and split not only their home but a nation's opinion of America's sweetheart. Taylor was portrayed in the media as the home wrecker who stole Debbie Reynolds husband. Liz was forced to play the bad girl in the media and on screen until her career recovered. It took several years, a near fatal illness and an Oscar win to reestablish Liz as a box office force again in Tinseltown.

Today it seems that the personal lives of stars only enhance their professional careers. With a tabloid...

A Salute To Irish Actors On St. Patrick's Day

3/17/2008 10:00am EDT
Colin Farrell
There’s something undeniably sexy about an Irish accent. Add celebrity into the mix, and you have a pretty powerful combination. Here are some of the Irish actors whose charisma, talent and lilting speech have made them favorites among moviegoers and TV fans:

When you think "Irish actor," Colin Farrell immediately comes to mind. A reformed bad boy who reportedly dated Britney Spears and made an infamous sex tape with former girlfriend and Playboy model Nicole Narain, Farrell has altered his priorities in the past few years.

Farrell recently showed his tender side when he opened...

Greatest 'South Park' Episodes

3/12/2008 11:06am EDT
South Park
It's that time again…A new season of South Park is on the way. Yes, the four little boys from South Park have been offending, swearing, making us all think and making us all laugh for 12 years. We walked down memory lane, went through all the seasons and picked some of our favorite episode from each season (This wasn't as easy as it sounds since there were a couple of seasons that had 4 or 5 really good episodes). Here are our picks of the greatest "South Park" episodes:

Season 1:

Mecha Streisand (Episode 12)

Kyle's discovery at an archaeological dig catches the attention of Bar...

Mandy Moore And Billy Crudup Star In 'Dedication,' On DVD February 12

1/25/2008 8:34am EST
An emotionally complex author meets a blessing in disguise in the hip romantic comedy Dedication, arriving on DVD just in time for Valentine's Day on February 12th from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company.

The directorial debut of actor Justin Theroux ("Six Feet Under", Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle), Dedication is a modern love story starring multitalented artist Mandy Moore (Saved!, License to Wed, A Walk to Remember), Billy Crudup (Almost Famous, Stage Beauty, Mission: Impossible III), and Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson (Cassandra's Dream, Michael Clayton, In The Bed...

Upcoming 'Star Trek' Film To Hit Theaters Christmas Day 2008

2/28/2007 11:57am EST
The original Star Trek
Star Trek, one of the most popular and successful franchises in the history of movies and television, returns to the big screen under the creative vision of J.J. Abrams, the force behind Lost, Alias and Mission Impossible III for Paramount Pictures. The film will begin shooting this fall for a Christmas Day 2008 release.

One of the most popular film and television franchises of all time, "Star Trek" has encompassed 726 total episodes for television in six different series, beginning with the original 1966-1969 series created by Gene Roddenberry. The 10 "Star Trek" films have grossed in...

Simon Pegg Says Tom Cruise Isn't Obsessed With Scientology

2/8/2007 9:23am EST
Tom Cruise
Simon Pegg has defended Tom Cruise. The Shaun Of The Dead actor worked with Tom on Mission: Impossible III and insists the controversial Hollywood star is not obsessed with Scientology and is a great guy.

Simon told FHM magazine: "He never mentioned it. I spent a lot of time with Tom and it wasn't spoken about once. Everything you hear about people, that isn't from first hand experience, is invariably wrong. And my first hand experience of Tom Cruise was very positive."

Tom was said to have spoken to several guests at his November wedding to Katie Holmes, including Jennifer Lopez,...

Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller in 'The Hardy Men'?

2/6/2007 9:24am EST
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is to star in a detective comedy with Ben Stiller, it has been claimed. The action hero will allegedly star alongside Stiller in an updated version of the classic comedy novels The Hardy Boys, called The Hardy Men. The movie sees the eternal teenagers finally grown up, but still up to their old tricks.

Production for the film, directed by Shawn Levy, is due to begin in October. Levy also directed Stiller's latest box office hit Night At The Museum as well as The Pink Panther and Cheaper By The Dozen.

Cruise reportedly met Stiller to discuss starring in the comedian's la...

'Wedding Crashers' Is Top Rental Of 2006

12/27/2006 9:39am EST
Wedding Crashers
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson have crashed another party, coming first in the hearts of American movie lovers with their bad boy antics in Wedding Crashers. The comedy tops the list of most rented movies at Blockbuster in 2006, both in-store and online.

"Half of this year's top movie rentals are comedies, showing America loves to laugh in its downtime," said Joyce Woodward, senior vice president and general merchandising manager for Blockbuster Inc. "The holidays are always one of the peak times for movie watching. Blockbuster recommends any of the top picks of 2006 as entertainment for...

Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #3 Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes

12/25/2006 3:00pm EST
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
Much of the hoopla surrounding Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes began in 2005--the whirlwind romance, the couch jumping, the pregnancy and so forth--but the frenzy following the couple was just getting started.

In January, a sex scene from Katie’s Thank You For Smoking was allegedly cut out due to Tom’s objections. The film’s director later defended the actress, saying,“She was cool for doing four days of shooting, where two of those days she's in bed with Aaron Eckhart's character.”

Rumors then began swirling about the scientology birth process. Katie planned to adhere to strict scient...

New Movies on DVD, Oct. 30

10/30/2006 8:00am EST
Mission Impossible 3
In Mission: Impossible 3, super Impossible Mission Forces (IMF) agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is forced back into the field just when he was planning on marrying his girlfriend, Julia (Michelle Monaghan). The agency asks Hunt to save an operative (Keri Russell) he trained after weapons dealer Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman) kidnaps her.

Brad Pitt Could Replace Tom Cruise In 'Mission Impossible' Sequel

9/19/2006 10:08am EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt is reportedly being lined up to replace Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible IV. Tom was recently dropped by Paramount Studios dropped because of his "unacceptable conduct" in public and the lackluster box office takings of the third film in the franchise.

Now it seems bosses are set to turn to Brad to rescue the ailing franchise. One industry insider told London Light newspaper: "Mission: Impossible IV will not include Tom's character, agent Ethan Hunt. They're considering a brief mention, saying Hunt retired to live a safe life with his new wife. They're set on Brad taking ove...

Ben Stiller Reunites With Farrelly Brothers For 'Seven Day Itch'

7/20/2006 10:12am EDT
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller is set to reunite with the Farrelly Brothers Bobby and Peter for a new comedy. The comic actor - who first worked with the filmmakers on There's Something About Mary - is due to begin filming Seven Day Itch in the autumn.

Mission: Impossible III actress Michelle Monaghan and newcomer Malin Akerman will star alongside Stiller - who plays a character that falls in love and marries a girl who turns into a maniac on their honeymoon.

Akerman told MTV: "It's another ridiculous film where Ben Stiller falls in love with what he thinks is the girl of his dreams, which this time...

And The Best Film Trailers Are ...

6/13/2006 11:16am EDT
Billed as the world's fastest awards show, the 7th Annual Golden Trailer Awards (GTA) has once again delivered an evening of turbo-charged coming attractions and raucous, cutting-edge comedy. The definitive word in movie previews, the high-profile GTA announced the results of their competition for best trailers in 16 categories.

The Golden Trailer Awards was founded by Evelyn Brady and Monica Brady in New York City in 1999 and has grown to become one of the most anticipated film events of the year. And the winners are:

Best Action Winner

Mission: Impossible III, Paramount Pictur...

Welcome To Post-Natal, Katie Holmes

5/17/2006 9:55am EDT
Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes is reportedly exhausted and "constantly in tears" since giving birth to daughter Suri - sparking speculation she could have the baby blues. According to The Sun newspaper, friends say the actress breaks down and cries and seems "emotional and very tired" since she and fiancé Tom Cruise welcomed their baby girl last month.

She has also been spotted looking red-eyed at the plush Beverly Hills mansion she shares with the Mission: Impossible III actor, who last year slammed Brooke Shields for admitting taking anti-depressants for post-natal depression.

One friend is quote...