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2006-08-22 20:40:09

Corrects number of Cruise-produced Paramount films to five, instead of seven, and global box office total to more than $2 billion, instead of more than $3 billion, in 13th paragraph By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Paramount Pictures has cut its 14-year-old ties to Tom Cruise's production company because of his off-screen behavior, the chairman of the studio's parent company told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. The remarks by Viacom Inc. Chairman Sumner Redstone...

2006-07-29 14:46:41

PARIS (Reuters) - French actor Jean Reno, star of such films as "The Big Blue," "Leon" and "The Da Vinci Code," married model and actress Zofia Borucka on Saturday in a hilltop village in the south of France. The wedding, witnessed by Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy and singer Johnny Hallyday, took place in the town hall of Les Baux de Provence, near Avignon, a day before the star's 58th birthday. The ceremony was conducted by the mayor of Les Baux, Gerard Jouve, a friend of the...

2006-07-24 13:38:01

GENEVA (Reuters) - Tom Cruise on Monday won an off-screen combat -- against a cyber-pirate who was using his name for advertising. The U..N. intellectual property agency WIPO said an Internet dispute body it runs had ruled for Cruise -- who in recent roles has battled Martian invaders and ancient Japanese warlords -- in a cyber-squatting case. The pirate, identified only as Network Operations Center/Alberta Hot Rods, was ordered to hand over the Internet domain name tomcruise.com to...

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2006-07-24 13:25:00

GENEVA (Reuters) - Action hero film star Tom Cruise on Monday won an off-screen combat -- against a cyber-pirate who was using his name for advertising. The U..N. intellectual property agency WIPO said an Internet dispute body it runs had ruled for Cruise -- who in recent roles has battled Martian invaders and ancient Japanese warlords -- in a cyber-squatting case. The pirate, identified only as Network Operations Center/Alberta Hot Rods, was ordered to hand over the Internet domain name...

2006-06-20 03:09:10

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tom Cruise's next mission may not be impossible, but it could be difficult: He wants free run of downtown Tokyo for a week to shoot action sequences for a future movie. "I'd like to shoot in Tokyo, if I could have downtown for a week. Just at night," Cruise, in Tokyo for the premiere of "Mission: Impossible III," told a news conference on Tuesday. "People might not be very happy with the traffic and let us have it for a week, (but) we'd have a sequence you'd forever...

2006-06-16 04:30:00

TOKYO -- Someone had better warn him not to jump on the seats. Tom Cruise is hoping to impress his Japanese audience by chartering an entire 1,300-seater high speed "bullet" train to take 150 fans on a trip from Tokyo to Osaka on Wednesday. The two-and-a-half hour train ride is part of the publicity campaign for his latest film "Mission: Impossible III," which premieres in Japan next week. But any repeat of the actor's couch-jumping episode from the television chat show "Oprah" last year...

2006-06-04 22:13:13

By Julian Ryall TOKYO (Hollywood Reporter) - Tom Cruise will recreate an action scene from "Mission: Impossible 3" when he travels to Japan later this month for the local premiere. The film's distributor, United International Pictures, will spend 2 billion yen ($17.7 million) on the unprecedented publicity campaign before it opens in Japan in July. Cruise will arrive at the June 20 Tokyo premiere in a speedboat, chased by a helicopter beneath the Rainbow Bridge, which crosses Tokyo...

2006-06-05 00:10:00

By Julian Ryall TOKYO -- Tom Cruise will recreate an action scene from "Mission: Impossible 3" when he travels to Japan later this month for the local premiere. The film's distributor, United International Pictures, will spend 2 billion yen ($17.7 million) on the unprecedented publicity campaign before it opens in Japan in July. Cruise will arrive at the June 20 Tokyo premiere in a speedboat, chased by a helicopter beneath the Rainbow Bridge, which crosses Tokyo Bay. He also will commandeer a...

2006-05-16 19:19:12

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, ex-wife of actor Tom Cruise, is engaged to marry country music star Keith Urban, his spokesman said on Tuesday. Confirmation of the engagement ends months of speculation about the couple, both of whom are 38 and were brought up in Australia. They met in January 2005 at an awards dinner held by the Australian government in Los Angeles honoring the two of them, Urban spokesman Paul Freundlich told Reuters. Freundlich said he...

2006-05-14 13:11:25

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The $160 million disaster film "Poseidon" capsized on its maiden voyage in North America, allowing Tom Cruise's struggling sequel "Mission: Impossible III" to retain the weekend box office crown. According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, "Poseidon" opened at No. 2 after selling just $20.3 million worth of tickets for the three days beginning May 12. The third installment in Cruise's action franchise earned $24.5 million. The soggy...


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