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2005-11-11 06:38:02

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Anthony Hopkins mocked Tom Cruise's boyish enthusiasm, and admitted that he had no idea what their collaboration, "Mission: Impossible 2," was about, as Britain's film industry honored the American actor, along with Elizabeth Taylor in Beverly Hills on Thursday. Also honored at the annual Britannia Awards hosted by the Los Angeles branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts were English directors Ronald Neame, famed for "The...

2005-11-11 05:35:43

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Anthony Hopkins mocked Tom Cruise's boyish enthusiasm, and admitted that he had no idea what their collaboration, "Mission: Impossible 2," was about, as Britain's film industry honored the American actor, along with Elizabeth Taylor in Beverly Hills on Thursday. Also honored at the annual Britannia Awards hosted by the Los Angeles branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts were English directors Ronald Neame, famed for "The...

2005-11-08 21:15:47

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After a string of publicity faux pas that made him one of Hollywood's favorite punch lines, actor Tom Cruise has hired a leading public relations firm to replace his sister as his chief spokesperson. In a statement issued on Monday by his new publicist, Cruise said Rogers & Cowan has taken over as his personal publicist and would also oversee media relations for his production company, Cruise-Wagner Prods. His sister, Lee Anne DeVette, is now assigned...

2005-10-06 08:41:17

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movie star Tom Cruise and his fianc©e, actress Katie Holmes, are expecting a baby six months into a whirlwind romance that has turned the once intensely private Cruise into a giddy and very public lover. News of the pregnancy was first reported by People magazine on Wednesday. A statement from Cruise's publicist, his sister Lee Anne DeVette, added: "Tom and Katie are very excited, and the entire family is very excited." Holmes, she said, "has never felt...

2005-10-05 15:44:04

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movie star Tom Cruise and his fianc©e, actress Katie Holmes, are expecting a baby together, a spokeswoman for the actor said on Wednesday. News that Holmes, 27, is pregnant with Cruise's child was first reported by People magazine on its Web site. "I can confirm that," spokeswoman Marlan Willard said when asked about the report, but added that she had no information about a due date or any other details. A statement from Cruise's chief publicist, sister...

2005-07-01 10:07:41

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Brooke Shields on Friday firedback at Tom Cruise after the actor criticized her for havingrevealed she had taken an antidepressant to cope withpost-natal depression. Shields called Cruise's comments "a disservice to motherseverywhere" in an opinion column for The New York Times. "To suggest that I was wrong to take drugs to deal with mydepression, and that instead I should have taken vitamins andexercised shows an utter lack of understanding about...

2005-06-29 14:04:17

BERLIN (Reuters) - Hollywood actor Tom Cruise not onlybattles creatures from outer space in his latest film "War ofthe Worlds," he also believes aliens exist, he told a Germannewspaper on Wednesday. Asked in an interview with the tabloid daily Bild if hebelieved in aliens, Cruise said: "Yes, of course. Are youreally so arrogant as to believe we are alone in this universe? "Millions of stars, and we're supposed to be the onlyliving creatures? No, there are many things out there, we...

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2005-06-09 09:25:11

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After more than a week of haggling over costs, Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures have reached a deal that will allow "Mission: Impossible 3" to move ahead with filming in Italy next month. Paramount Pictures chairman and chief executive officer Brad Grey announced the agreement in a statement Tuesday. Filming will start July 18 on the third installment in the action-adventure series, which is a remake of a popular 1960s TV show. The film will be directed by J.J. Abrams,...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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