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2006-03-20 13:50:00

LOS ANGELES -- Only mobile gamers will have the ability to be a virtual Ethan Hunt when mobile game giant Gameloft unleashes "Mission: Impossible 3" across 150 carriers in May, coinciding with the worldwide rollout of the Tom Cruise thriller. This marks the second consecutive summer that distributor Paramount Pictures' sister company Viacom Consumer Products has bypassed consoles and opted instead to work with the French firm. Gameloft CEO Michel Guillemot said that the mobile initial game...

2006-03-20 09:10:44

By John Gaudiosi LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Only mobile gamers will have the ability to be a virtual Ethan Hunt when mobile game giant Gameloft unleashes "Mission: Impossible 3" across 150 carriers in May, coinciding with the worldwide rollout of the Tom Cruise thriller. This marks the second consecutive summer that distributor Paramount Pictures' sister company Viacom Consumer Products has bypassed consoles and opted instead to work with the French firm. Gameloft CEO...

2006-03-08 21:30:38

By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Paramount Pictures is preparing a 10th anniversary DVD edition of "Mission: Impossible" to coincide with the theatrical debut of the long-awaited second sequel, "Mission: Impossible 3." The DVD hits stores April 11 and will include one free ticket to any movie theater to see the new "M-I:3," which opens May 5, nearly six years after the previous installment in the Tom Cruise action franchise. "Mission: Impossible 2," directed by...

2006-03-05 22:49:46

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Philip Seymour Hoffman, a chameleon-like performer celebrated for his diverse supporting roles, won the Oscar as best lead actor on Sunday for his vivid portrait of the brilliant but conflicted author Truman Capote in "Capote." Hoffman's triumph came on his first nomination ever for an Academy Award, the film industry's highest honor. The 38-year-old actor was widely seen a favorite for Oscar gold going into awards, which are presented by the Academy of Motion...

2006-02-14 18:41:35

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood lovebirds Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes remain engaged to be married and are proceeding with wedding plans, his publicist said on Tuesday, denying a Valentine's Day report to the contrary. "It should be known that the story (of a breakup) is 100 percent false," spokesman Paul Bloch said in a statement sent to news agencies in response to the report, from celebrity magazine Life & Style. "Mr. Cruise and Ms. Holmes are still engaged and are moving...

2005-12-30 08:33:15

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - By most people's reckoning, Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, would seem to have had a lot of accidental good fortune in his 28 years, but he's not buying it. Rhys Meyers, who stars in Woody Allen's movie that explores the nature of luck, "Match Point," believes it comes to those who seize opportunity. Those who wait, lose their chance. "Lucky people recognize opportunity ... unlucky people let it pass them by," he said in a recent...

2005-11-30 05:51:43

By Doug Young SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Actor Tom Cruise got a taste of Asian cellphone etiquette in Shanghai when a local reporter took a call in the middle of his press event on the city's historic Bund on Wednesday. Such chatter is common in much of Asia, where people routinely talk on their phones in the middle of news briefings and many other public gatherings. But the American superstar, in town to shoot scenes for his latest "Mission: Impossible" movie, took it all in his stride,...

2005-11-25 08:56:27

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Not every family can afford one at a price tag of up to $200,000 but actor Tom Cruise says he bought a sonogram machine for his pregnant fiance Katie Holmes so that they can monitor the development of their child. In an interview with ABC's Barbara Walters to be aired on a November 29 television special about the "most fascinating people of 2005," Cruise said: "I'm going to donate it to a hospital when we are done." A sonogram machine, which uses ultra-sound...

2005-11-23 17:00:52

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Not every family can afford one at a price tag of up to $200,000 but actor Tom Cruise says he bought a sonogram machine for his pregnant fianc©e Katie Holmes so that they can monitor the development of their child. In an interview with ABC's Barbara Walters to be aired on a November 29 television special about the "most fascinating people of 2005," Cruise said: "I'm going to donate it to a hospital when we are done." A sonogram machine, which uses...

2005-11-11 08:17:40

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...


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