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Russia Apparently Aims to Beat Tom Cruise to Space

Yulia Peresild, actor-director Klim Shipenko to set off for ISS on Oct. 5

(Newser) - Russia is saying not so fast to the plan to have Tom Cruise star in the first narrative action movie filmed in space . In what the Guardian is calling "space race 2," a Russian actor and director will set out for the International Space Station in early October,...

Golden Globes Controversy: It's 'Put-Up-or-Shut-Up' Time

A look at the trouble with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

(Newser) - The Golden Globes is now in flux, thanks to NBC announcing it won't be airing the awards show in 2022, with powerful stars like Tom Cruise and Scarlett Johansson and such corporations as Netflix, Amazon, and WarnerMedia joining the stand against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's lack of...

Tom Cruise Mails Back His Golden Globes

As controversy around Hollywood Foreign Press Association grows

(Newser) - A total lack of Black voting members , a racist former president , actors calling it out , NBC dropping its awards show as Netflix , Amazon , and Warner Media boycott ... the Hollywood Foreign Press Association appears to be in serious trouble. The latest blow: Sources tell Deadline and CNN that Tom Cruise has...

Cruise: Stunt in New Movie Was Most Dangerous One Yet

He rode motorcycle off cliff for Mission: Impossible 7

(Newser) - After 40 years in the movie industry, Tom Cruise is still doing his own stunts—and he says a death-defying motorcycle jump in Mission: Impossible 7 was the most dangerous one yet. Cruise, 58, tells Empire that a lot of thoughts were going through his head as he prepared to...

Creator of Tom Cruise Deepfakes Wants to Help, Not 'Upset'

Chris Ume wants to make sure manipulated imagery isn't weaponized as misinformation

(Newser) - If you've seen those TikTok videos of Tom Cruise doing magic tricks, playing golf, and telling anecdotes about Mikhail Gorbachev, you likely know they're not real. If you don't, you've been fooled by a deepfake, which is understandable, considering how well done the creations by Belgian...

Leah Remini Blasts Cruise's COVID Rant

'He is an abusive person. ... This is the real Tom,' says ex-Scientologist of church's famous member

(Newser) - It was the rant heard round the world, and it's one that now has an ex-Scientologist pitted against the most famous one. Last week, Tom Cruise was heard in leaked audio from the Mission: Impossible 7 movie set berating crew members who weren't following COVID protocols to his...

The 'Nice' Approach Isn't Working. Cruise Got It Right

2 columnists weigh in on the star's leaked COVID rant

(Newser) - Some social media users viewed Tom Cruise's leaked rant from the set of Mission: Impossible 7, in which he hurls profanities at masked crew members for violating COVID safety measures, as "abusive, yet another instance of an entitled man screaming at people not in a position to scream...

In Leaked Audio, Tom Cruise Rages After COVID Rule Broken

Safety-conscious star delivers F-bombs galore

(Newser) - Tom Cruise is very serious about COVID-19 safety protocols, as is clear in leaked audio from the set of Mission: Impossible 7. The actor-producer can be heard shouting at crew members on set at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, England, apparently after seeing two of them standing within a few...

Tom Cruise to Film a Movie on the International Space Station

With NASA's cooperation, of course

(Newser) - "We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA's ambitious plans a reality," per a Tuesday tweet from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, and what better way to accomplish that than to fly Tom Cruise to the International Space Station to...

Val Kilmer Didn't Want That Role in Top Gun
Val Kilmer:
Young 
Tom Cruise
Impressed Me
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Val Kilmer: Young Tom Cruise Impressed Me

Actor out with a memoir

(Newser) - Val Kilmer is out with a memoir, I'm Your Huckleberry, the title taken from the famous line he uttered in Tombstone. And while the book touches on his throat cancer and his high-profile relationships with the likes of Cher and Cindy Crawford, per ABC News , an excerpt in the...

Fans Requested This for 34 Years. Now, the Trailer

Tom Cruise surprises fans at Comic-Con in San Diego with 'Top Gun: Maverick' trailer

(Newser) - Comic-Con fans got a treat Thursday when one of the world's biggest movie stars showed up and teased a long-awaited film, People reports. "I'm feeling that loving feeling, I'm definitely feeling that loving feeling from you all," Tom Cruise told an audience after surprising them...

Justin Bieber Challenges Tom Cruise to Cage Fight

Huh

(Newser) - Justin Bieber's behavior continues to raise eyebrows. The latest: The singer has challenged Tom Cruise to a UFC cage fight. "I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will never live it down," Bieber...

Isabella Cruise: Scientology Training 'Exactly What I Needed'

Tom Cruise's adopted daughter wants others to follow her lead, per a mailer

(Newser) - Like her father, Isabella Cruise is apparently gung-ho for Scientology. "If you are going to make it as a being for the long run you NEED this. That's the truth," the 26-year-old adopted daughter of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman writes of her training to become a...

Tom Cruise: Your TV Settings Are Likely Wrong

Actor films PSA about the 'soap opera effect'

(Newser) - Tom Cruise is here today to talk to you about ... your TV settings. The actor (wearing his Top Gun: Maverick gear) filmed a PSA with director Chris McQuarrie about a feature of high-definition TVs called video interpolation or motion smoothing. It's meant to reduce motion blur when you're...

Citing 'Physicality,' Author Says Cruise Out as Jack Reacher

Lee Child says his character will now head to 'Netflix or something like that'

(Newser) - There's a Jack Reacher TV show in the works, but don't expect Tom Cruise in the lead role. At 5'7", he's too short, according to author Lee Child, whose books describe Reacher as 6'5" with hands as big as dinner plates. "I really enjoyed...

Nicole Kidman Recalls a Benefit of Marriage to Tom Cruise

It offered her 'protection' from sexual harassment

(Newser) - Since their split in 2001, Nicole Kidman has remained relatively mum about what happened to break up her marriage to Tom Cruise. Now, the Washington Post notes, she's spilling on at least "one aspect of their relationship that she hasn't discussed before." That revelation comes via...

Christopher Robin Tries to Oust Tom Cruise
Mission Impossible
Fends Off a Little Bear
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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...

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
...

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...

And the Razzies Go to ...
And the Razzies Go to ...

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...

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