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2008-08-01 00:12:02

By Kaleem Aftab Vince Vaughn, top of a new Hollywood pay league? Tom Cruise near the bottom? It's little wonder that filmgoers are puzzled. The numbers simply don't add up, says Kaleem Aftab If you want to make money in Hollywood, employ Vince Vaughn. That's the conclusion arrived at in a survey of the "best value" actors, which has led to film accountants checking the stars' payslips, asking whether they are really worth all those zeros. The agents of actors who fared badly were...

2008-07-29 09:00:51

Just to prove it's serious about this Blu-ray business, Paramount Home Video is releasing several titles in the high-definition DVD format. The group includes four Jack Ryan thrillers based on Tom Clancy's work and "Top Gun," the 1980s action adventure starring Tom Cruise. Leading the Ryan films is "The Hunt for Red October" (1990, $29.99) featuring an excellent performance by Sean Connery as a Russian submarine captain who disobeys orders and heads toward the United States. Alec Baldwin...

2008-07-18 09:00:47

By James Mottram Penelope Cruz has struggled to make it in Hollywood. That may change, says James Mottram It seems there are two sides to Penelope Cruz. There's the renowned Spanish actress, celebrated by such auteurs as Bigas Luna, Alejandro Amenabar and Pedro Almodovar, whose 2006 effort Volver won her the first Oscar nomination of her career. And there's the Hollywood starlet, better known for dating her co-stars than for the string of forgettable roles she's taken. But her latest...

2008-07-08 06:00:03

By Jesseka Kadylak With the birth of their daughter Sunday Rose Kidman Urban on Monday in Nashville, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban became the latest celebrity couple to adopt a unique name for their baby. Kidman and Urban have stayed mum on their reason for the name, but Linda Rosenkrantz, co-author of Cool Names for Babies, says Sunday is a good choice because it is pleasant-sounding and represents serenity. Kidman, 41, and Urban, 40, refrained from choosing "a typical star weird...

2008-06-27 06:02:41

By Scott Bowles LOS ANGELES -- The biggest star on the planet is sucking his thumb. "Damn," Will Smith says on the set of Hancock, trying to shake the pain of a thumbnail that split in two as he was thrown through a mock wall. "All these crazy stunts we're doing, and this is how I get hurt. I didn't see that coming." Which is strange for Smith, who is nothing if not calculating. For all the on-screen charisma that has made him a Hollywood ATM, Smith is, at his core, a statistician...

2006-09-05 21:53:58

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Tom Cruise's infant daughter made her debut on Tuesday as freshman CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric broke the story of Vanity Fair magazine landing the much-anticipated first photos of baby Suri. The photographs of the dark-haired baby born to Cruise and actress Katie Holmes on April 18 were televised about midway through the newscast, marking the first public glimpse of the actor's first biological child. Given to CBS News by Vanity...

2006-08-29 02:11:38

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Heralding the start of an unusual entrepreneurial relationship, Tom Cruise and his producing partner said Monday they have joined forces with a new investment partnership that will fund the duo's production endeavors for the next two years. The announcement comes less than a week after Viacom Inc. and its Paramount Pictures unit publicly revealed they had ended negotiations to renew the studio's 14-year deal with Cruise/Wagner...

2006-08-28 19:00:00

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Turns out finding money to make movies was an easy mission for Tom Cruise. Only days after the "Mission: Impossible" movie star effectively was fired by Paramount Pictures, Cruise, his film partner Paula Wagner and an investment fund run by professional football team owner Daniel Snyder agreed on Monday to a financing package that puts Cruise back in business. "This offers us the opportunity to work with all studios and continue doing what we were...

2006-08-28 17:37:40

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Tom Cruise, who was dropped by Paramount Pictures last week for his off-screen behavior, has signed a two-year development deal with an investment partnership headed by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, the companies said on Monday. First and Goal LLC, headed by the owner of the National Football League team, will provide development and overhead financing for the actor's firm, Cruise/Wagner Productions for two years, with an option to renew after...

2006-08-25 08:56:27

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Actor Tom Cruise has a new award from Australia to add to his collection -- for being the most sexist celebrity. About 400 of Australia's most powerful women gathered in the New South Wales state parliament late Thursday to decide on the winners of the 14th annual "Ernie Awards" which are handed out for the worst derogatory public statements. The awards were named after a trade union leader called Ernie whose union members included sheep shearers. He once famously...


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