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Mission Impossible Fends Off a Little Bear

Christopher Robin takes a respectable second at the weekend box office

(Newser) - Tom Cruise held onto first at the weekend box office and left the world's kindest bear in a cloud of action-movie dust, Variety reports. Mission Impossible—Fallout held top spot for the second week with $35 million while Christopher Robin, a family film about Winnie the Pooh, bowed with... More »

Mission: Impossible 'One of the Best Movies of the Year'

Tom Cruise has still got it as Ethan Hunt

(Newser) - A terrorist group seeks plutonium bombs in Mission: Impossible - Fallout , the sixth film in the series for those counting. You can surely expect another: Critics have given the Christopher McQuarrie-directed film a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Here's what they're saying:
  • "Mission: Impossible - Fallout knocks
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Scarlett Johansson: No, I Did Not Audition to Be Tom Cruise's Girlfriend

Actress hits back at former Scientologist's claim

(Newser) - During an appearance on Megyn Kelly Today Wednesday, former Scientologist Brendan Tighe said that Scarlett Johansson once auditioned to be Tom Cruise's girlfriend. Johansson was having none of it, quickly hitting back with a statement to E! News . "The very idea of any person auditioning to be in... More »

And the Razzies Go to ...

The Emoji Movie was the worst and Mission: Terrible for Tom Cruise

(Newser) - Maybe it was destiny for a movie with a pile of poop as a central character. The Emoji Movie has received Hollywood's most famous frown, the Razzie Award , for worst picture of 2017, making it the first animated feature in 38 years to earn the top dishonor. "Leading... More »

Tom Cruise Back to Form in American Made

The action star is 'at his best,' critics say

(Newser) - Tom Cruise lends his star power to Doug Liman's American Made , which tells the true story of TWA pilot Barry Seal, who was recruited to work for the CIA before he decided he'd have better luck raking in cash through dirty dealings like arms dealing, drug trafficking, and... More »

Families Blame Tom Cruise for Deadly Plane Crash

They're suing over American Made crash

(Newser) - Tom Cruise and American Made director Doug Liman are partly to blame for a plane crash that killed two pilots during filming in Colombia, according to a lawsuit from the pilots' families. The families blame Cruise and Liman for deciding to make a "high-risk, action-packed motion picture" and say... More »

Tom Cruise Leaps to Building, Doesn't Quite Make It

Video shows him limping, but whether he was injured is unclear

(Newser) - A video taken on the set of Mission: Impossible 6 shows Tom Cruise limping after performing a stunt where he jumps between buildings. The video was published Sunday by TMZ . It captures a tethered Cruise leaping to a building, hitting its side, and then crawling over the top and running... More »

Universal Kicks Off New Franchise With a Bomb

The Mummy is 'a monster fail,' say critics

(Newser) - The Mummy marks a return to the past and a nod to the future for Universal: Taking inspiration from its 1932 and 1999 films of the same name, it's the first installment of a new "Dark Universe" franchise that is set to include flicks like Jekyll & Hyde ... More »

Tom Cruise Confirms Top Gun 2

Maverick will be back

(Newser) - Tom Cruise has confirmed he'll be in Top Gun 2, and while there aren't many 54-year-old Navy fighter pilots in the real world, Maverick is unlikely to spend the film on desk duty. Cruise told Aussie interviewers Tuesday he'll be appearing in a sequel to 1986's... More »

Tom Cruise's Mom Dies at 80

Special education teacher Mary Lee South always said her son had a 'God-given talent'

(Newser) - The person Tom Cruise considered his No. 1 fan has died. The actor's mom, Mary Lee South, passed away last week in her sleep at the age of 80, People reports. Cruise's rep confirmed her death to ET.com . A memorial service attended by the actor and his... More »

A Better Title: Jack Reacher: Never Come Back

Flick is dull and full of cliches, say critics

(Newser) - Jack Reacher is back in Never Go Back, the second installment in the Tom Cruise-led action series based on Lee Child's books. Though audiences seem generally pleased, per Rotten Tomatoes , critics seem to hate it almost as much as they hate the movie's title. Here's what they'... More »

10 Stars Who've Saved Lives—for Real

Some have saved multiple lives

(Newser) - Some actors do more than just play action heroes on screen— The Stir rounds up stars who are action heroes in real life. Here are 10 who likely saved lives:
  1. Mark Harmon: The NCIS star saw a car crash and catch on fire in 1996, and broke the window with
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Remini's 5 Strangest Claims About Tom Cruise's Wedding

Including Suri Cruise being treated very oddly

(Newser) - During her 20/20 interview Friday, Leah Remini revealed that it was at Tom Cruise's 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes that she first began to seriously doubt Scientology. And now the New York Daily News has published excerpts from Remini's Scientology exposé Troublemaker , out tomorrow, in which she discusses... More »

Tom Cruise Film Pilot Killed in Plane Crash

Actor wasn't on board during accident in Colombia

(Newser) - A small plane assigned to the crew of a movie starring Tom Cruise crashed in the Colombian Andes yesterday, killing two people, including a Los Angeles-based film pilot. An official with the nation's aviation agency says Cruise was not aboard the aircraft. The official said an American, Alan Purwin,... More »

Mission: Impossible Derails Vacation

Franchise scores its second-biggest opening

(Newser) - The stakes may be high for Ethan Hunt and his team in Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation, but it was hardly impossible for the Tom Cruise pic to conquer the box office. The fifth installment in the nearly 20-year-old film series has earned $56 million, according to studio estimates today. Opening... More »

Tom Cruise Close to Quitting Scientology: Report

'Tearful' phone call makes it possible, says Star source

(Newser) - Tom Cruise, leaving Scientology? Thank his daughter Suri if it happens: Citing an article that links to Star magazine, Gawker reports that Cruise is edging toward leaving the Church of Scientology after a tearful phone call with Suri. "She was going on and on about her ballet class and... More »

11 Celeb Secrets Dished by the Household Help

Including more than you wanted to know about Ryan Gosling's bathroom habits

(Newser) - Having a housekeeper or an assistant is apparently dangerous business in Hollywood: Radar rounds up 26 famous employers who've had their secrets dished by such employees.
  • Christina Aguilera: A few years back, staffers revealed that they were constantly picking up maid and nurse costumes off the floor, because Aguilera
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5 Worst Celebrity Kissers

Kissing Tom Cruise isn't necessarily fun

(Newser) - It must be fun to be an actor, always getting to kiss other hot celebrities in movies, right? Well ... not necessarily. OK! rounds up 10 of the worst celebrity kissers:
  • Kate Hudson: Dane Cook called her his worst on-screen kiss, saying that while filming My Best Friend's Girl, "
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7 Stars Attacked on the Red Carpet

More than half of them by prankster Vitalii Sediuk

(Newser) - Last month, Kim Kardashian was attacked on the red carpet at Paris Fashion Week—notorious prankster Vitalii Sediuk grabbed her legs as she exited her vehicle, pulling her to the ground, the Independent reports. "I hope Kim is OK and won't be mad at me," the former... More »

8 Celebs Who've Visited Sex Clubs

Even the rich and famous sometimes can't resist a good den of iniquity

(Newser) - It seems almost every star in Hollywood has been photographed stumbling out of a nightclub at one point during his or her career, but, if rumors (and press interviews) can be believed, some A-listers don't have any qualms about hanging out at sex clubs either. Below are eight celebrities... More »

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