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Cruise And Smith Coach Each Other

December 14th, 2007 7:30pm EST
Will Smith
Hollywood best friends Will Smith and Tom Cruise coach each other for movie roles in a bid to sculpt and polish their performances. Smith reveals Cruise spent 15 hours making notes on new movie I Am Legend, so he could give his pal advice.

The Valkyrie star then jetted across America on Tuesday to appear alongside his friend at the movie's New York premiere.

Smith tells the New York Daily News, "It seems like we'd be in competition with each other, but we're not. We help each other."

-Will Smith Pictures

-Tom Cruise Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entert...
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Eva Longoria & Sophia Loren Win Bambi Awards

November 30th, 2007 1:23pm EST
Eva Longoria
Actress Eva Longoria collected a Bambi Award inscribed with her married name, Eva Parker, at a ceremony in Germany on Thursday. The star - who recently wed San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker - represented her fellow Desperate Housewives cast mates as the show was awarded the gong for International TV Series at the 59th annual Bambi Awards in Dusseldorf.

She told reporters at the event, "I am totally amazed and blown away every time I get outside of America how popular Desperate Housewives is. For me to be here to accept this award and be in Germany and in an international community, it...
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Tom Cruise Honored In Germany

November 29th, 2007 11:54am EST
Tom Cruise
Hollywood actor Tom Cruise will be honored for his "willingness to take risks in his movies" at an awards ceremony in Germany. The Mission: Impossible star will be awarded the courage prize for pursuing "brave projects" at the 59th annual Bambi Awards in Dusseldorf on Thursday night.

The prize committee say Cruise has pursued brave projects that otherwise would not have been made, including his under-fire movie Valkyrie.

Last month, Cruise was banned from shooting the movie - about a colonel who led an unsuccessful plot to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler - in Bendlerblock...
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Katie Holmes Heals The Rift With Her Dad

October 17th, 2007 3:20pm EDT
Katie Holmes
Actress Katie Holmes has taken steps to repair her relationship with her father Martin - by inviting him to visit her in Germany. Holmes' dad, along with her mom Kathleen and brother, Martin Jr. visited the 28-year-old in Berlin earlier this month, where husband Tom Cruise is filming Valkyrie.

A devout Catholic, Martin was reportedly upset when Holmes fell pregnant with Cruise's child - as well as with his daughter's conversion to controversial religion Scientology.

A family friend tells British magazine Star, "Marty came back raving about how Katie was so happy. He was delighte...
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Katie Holmes To Run NYC Marathon

October 17th, 2007 11:55am EDT
Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes will join cyclist Lance Armstrong and thousands of other runners in New York City's marathon next month, according to reports. The star, 28, has been spotted jogging in Berlin, Germany, where husband Tom Cruise is filming on the set of World War II biopic Valkyrie - in preparation for the 26-mile race.

A friend tells British magazine Star, "Katie is determined to complete the race and make Tom proud. She's been training for months, both in Los Angeles and in Berlin. She's as fit and toned as she's ever been in her life. Katie is going to surprise a lot of people."

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German Official Apologizes For Trying To Ban Tom Cruise

October 10th, 2007 12:05pm EDT
Tom Cruise
British filmmaker Kenneth Branagh has revealed the German official who initially wanted Tom Cruise banned from shooting in his country has apologized to the actor.

The unnamed German told Cruise he had misinterpreted the plot of the film, Valkyrie - about a real-life assassination attempt on Nazi leader Adolf Hitler - and was sorry for the fuss he had caused.

Branagh, who co-stars with Cruise, says, "All that nonsense about the Germans not wanting Tom Cruise there was largely exaggerated, and has to be said. A week into our shooting the man that led much of the noise that had bee...
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'Valkyrie' Berlin Footage Deemed Unusable

October 9th, 2007 8:41am EDT
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise's latest movie Valkyrie has suffered a setback. After finally having a ban on filming inside an important German historical location overturned, the footage shot there has turned out to be unusable.

Crucial scenes filmed at the Bendlerblock in Berlin, where a number of German officers were executed after an abortive attempt to assassinate Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in 1944, will now have to be reshot by director Bryan Singer.

A spokeswoman for the production company tells German newspaper Bild, "A majority of the film material is unusable. We have to film it again."

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Extras Ruled To Have Caused Accident On 'Valkyrie' Set

September 13th, 2007 1:51pm EDT
Tom Cruise
Extras hurt on Tom Cruise's new movie Valkyrie have been told the production company was not responsible for the accident. Eleven extras were injured when they fell off a driving truck last month.

Authorities for occupational health and safety insist no major safety defects were found on the vehicle - contrary to the claims of some extras. An inspection had shown the truck was safe.

It is claimed the extras failed to close the truck's side covering properly, causing it to open in transit - absolving the production company of any blame. Filming will now have to be controlled by a...
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Tom Cruise Silences His Critics

August 31st, 2007 11:55am EDT
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise has lashed out at critics of his upcoming movie Valkyrie - urging the media to save their criticism until the film is released. Cruise is playing World War II hero Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg - who led an unsuccessful plot to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler - in Valkyrie, which is also known as Rubicon.

The crew failed to obtain permission to film at Germany military sites because the government objects to Cruise's controversial religion Scientology - which is not recognized as a legitimate church in the country.

Cruise, who is currently filming the movie in...
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Katie Holmes Vies For Wonder Woman Role?

August 15th, 2007 1:36pm EDT
Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise
Katie Holmes did something really strange on Aug. 6 - she left Suri with Tom in Berlin and flew to L.A. alone! Why the sudden solo departure?

Katie headed home to have a secret meeting with her agents and producers about starring in the big-screen version of the popular ‘70s television series Wonder Woman. “Katie apparently didn’t want Tom to be a part of the discussions,” the source tells Star magazine.

The movie version of Wonder Woman has been bouncing around Hollywood for years, but with the success of Spiderman, Transformers and other blockbusters based on cartoons and toys,...
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'Top Gun' Cruise Takes To The Skies In 1941 Plane

August 4th, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Tom Cruise
Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise amazed aviation experts recently, when he flew a 1941 Boeing Stearman plane with almost no problems at all. The Top Gun actor, who is also an amateur pilot, took the controls of the double-decker craft on the set of his new World War II film Valkyrie in Germany.

And Cruise's control of the 66-year-old plane impressed his co-pilot Thomas Schüttoff, who runs a Berlin aviation school.

Schüttoff tells German newspaper Bild, "There are pilots who can fly a plane.

But Tom Cruise has the soul of flyer. I saw that right from the start."

The Hol...
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Rupert Everett Defends Tom Cruise, Scientology

August 3rd, 2007 11:36am EDT
Rupert Everett
Rupert Everett has leapt to the defense of Tom Cruise after his Scientology beliefs recently sparked controversy in Germany. The star spoke out about Cruise's appreciation of the Church of Scientology a week after filming on Cruise's new movie Rubicon was put in jeopardy by German authorities.

Germany's Defense Ministry raised concern over the star's beliefs, branding it a "money-making cult". But Everett has defended Cruise, insisting Scientology is no more outrageous than other religions.

He says, "People say Scientology is ridiculous, but it's no more ridiculous than the virg...
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'Rubicon' Co-Star Defends Tom Cruise

August 1st, 2007 10:04am EDT
Tom Cruise
Bill Nighy has defended his co-star Tom Cruise's religious beliefs after filming on their new movie was jeopardized by German authorities' Scientology concerns. Cruise is playing World War II hero Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg - who led an unsuccessful plot to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler - in Rubicon.

However, efforts to shoot the movie on military sites were thwarted in July by Germany's Defence Ministry, allegedly because Cruise's Scientology beliefs are viewed as a "money-making cult" instead of a legitimate church by the German government.

But Nighy - who has alr...
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Exes Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman To Make Films In Germany At Same Time

July 27th, 2007 11:29am EDT
Nicole Kidman
Ex-couple Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman may be seeing more of each other than usual in September - they'll both be filming in Berlin at the same time. The couple, who divorced in 2001 after 10 years of marriage, are both set to film in the German capital for two months.

Cruise has already begun shooting controversial World War II movie Rubicon in the city, where he has been accompanied by third wife Katie Holmes and their young daughter Suri.

Meanwhile, Kidman will begin filming "The Reader" in September.

-Tom Cruise Pictures

-Nicole Kidman Pictures

(This news artic...
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Tom Cruise Attacked By German Church As The 'Goebbels Of Scientology'

July 23rd, 2007 9:27am EDT
Tom Cruise
The German Protestant Church has attacked Tom Cruise over his Scientology beliefs, likening the actor to the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. Cruise is playing World War II hero Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg - who led an unsuccessful plot to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler - in new film Rubicon, formerly titled Valkyrie.

However, efforts to shoot the movie on military sites have been thwarted by Germany's Defense Ministry, allegedly because Cruise's Scientology beliefs are viewed as a "money-making cult" instead of a legitimate church by the German government.

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'Valkyrie' Begins Principal Photography In Berlin

July 19th, 2007 12:06pm EDT
Valkyrie
United Artists Entertainment LLC announced the start of principal photography in Berlin on the international production of "Valkyrie," a suspense thriller based on the true story of the daring German officers' plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944.

Superstar Tom Cruise heads an international cast as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the aristocratic German officer who led the heroic attempt to bring down the Nazi regime and end the war by planting a bomb in Hitler's bunker. Also starring are Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Eddie Izzard, Christian Berkel, Thomas K...
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Katie Holmes & Daughter Turned Away From Fashion Party

July 13th, 2007 9:51am EDT
Katie Holmes
Actress Katie Holmes and her infant daughter Suri were denied access to the opening party of Berlin Fashion Week in Germany on Thursday. Tom Cruise's wife and daughter, who are in the city while the movie star shoots controversial new film Valkyrie, were reportedly turned away from the party, thrown by designer Hugo Boss, because the guest list was closed and there were already too many people inside the event.

However Holmes wasn't about the let the snub ruin her day - she spent the afternoon with her one-year-old daughter in a nearby park. A bystander tells WENN, "She was all smiles...
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Tom Cruise Denied Access To Berlin Site 'Out Of Spite'

July 11th, 2007 2:53pm EDT
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise was banned from shooting his new movie on German military sites - even though a TV film on the same subject was granted full access. Cruise is playing World War II hero Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg - who led an unsuccessful plot to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler - in new film Valkyrie.

Film bosses wanted to use Berlin's Bendlerblock building as a location, because it is crucial to the film's storyline - it's a military building that includes a memorial to Von Stauffenberg, who was executed at the site in July 1944. However, they were refused permission. It was all...
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German Film Board To Partly Finance Tom Cruise Movie

July 6th, 2007 9:19am EDT
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise's latest movie has received a much needed boost from Germany - the country's film board will grant subsidies worth $6.5 million to the project. Cruise is playing World War II hero Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg - who led an unsuccessful plot to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler - in new film Valkyrie.

However, efforts to shoot the movie on military sites have been thwarted by Germany's Defense Ministry, allegedly because Cruise's Scientology beliefs are viewed as a "money-making cult" instead of a legitimate church by the German government.

However, the governmen...
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UK Director Defends Tom Cruise Film

July 5th, 2007 9:29am EDT
Tom Cruise
Veteran British director Ken Russell is the latest moviemaker to leap to the defense of Tom Cruise, insisting Germany's Defense Ministry is wrong to ban filming on military sites because of the actor's controversial Scientology beliefs.

Cruise is playing World War II hero Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg - who lead an unsuccessful plot to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler - in new film Valkyrie.

However, permission to shoot scenes on genuine army sites was denied last week by the country's Defense Ministry - allegedly because Scientology is viewed as a "money-making cult" ins...
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