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2006-08-24 22:31:31

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Money might have been at the root of the dramatic public breakup that saw Paramount Pictures end its 14-year partnership with Tom Cruise and his production company Cruise/Wagner Prods. this week. But in its bitter wake, reputations -- which can be invaluable in Hollywood -- also are at stake. On Tuesday, the situation exploded when an intrepid Wall Street Journal reporter managed to get Sumner Redstone, the chairman of Paramount's...

2006-08-24 01:35:00

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES - The public rupture this week between Paramount Pictures and Tom Cruise generated plenty of dramatic headlines. But the breakdown in the negotiations over renewing a 14-year deal between the Viacom-owned studio and Cruise's production company, Cruise/Wagner Prods., might have been the result of something as mundane as DVD sales. That, at least, is the view of a number of executives and analysts who offered their take on the situation Wednesday, a day after...

2006-08-23 19:50:23

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A day after one of Hollywood's most powerful men publicly scolded actor Tom Cruise, the film capital began to think cost-conscious studios may finally be fed up with giving stars the star treatment. But some industry insiders believe Viacom Inc. Chairman Sumner Redstone's rebuke of Cruise was more a sign that a great money-making career was on the wane. In few other places on Earth are stars pampered the way they are in Hollywood....

2006-08-23 08:28:15

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Paramount Pictures and actor Tom Cruise called an end to their 14-year production deal on Wednesday as the chairman of the studio's parent company took a parting shot at the movie star's off-screen behavior. "As much as we like him personally, we thought it was wrong to renew his deal," Viacom Inc. Chairman Sumner Redstone told the Wall Street Journal in an interview posted online. "His recent conduct has not been acceptable to Paramount."...

2006-08-23 06:00:00

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES -- Amid a breakup that took a publicly acrimonious turn Tuesday, Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures are parting company. Cruise and his producing partner Paula Wagner, whose Cruise/Wagner Prods. has been based at the Hollywood studio for 14 years, said they ended negotiations several days ago when a Paramount offer came up short. Wagner said the production company has lined up private equity that will allow it to operate independently of any of the studios....

2006-08-22 23:44:25

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Paramount Pictures and actor Tom Cruise called an end to their 14-year production deal on Wednesday as the chairman of the studio's parent company took a parting shot at the movie star's off-screen behavior. "As much as we like him personally, we thought it was wrong to renew his deal," Viacom Inc. Chairman Sumner Redstone told the Wall Street Journal in an interview posted online. "His recent conduct has not been acceptable to Paramount."...

2006-08-22 20:19:28

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Paramount Pictures has severed 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 said on Wednesday in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. The remarks by Viacom Inc. Chairman Sumner Redstone signaled the end of one of the most lucrative production deals commanded by any A-list Hollywood star and followed other signs that Cruise's public stature had been...

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...

2006-08-22 18:25:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures unit is ending its 14-year relationship with Tom Cruise's film production company because of the actor's offscreen behavior, the company's chairman said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Sumner Redstone, Viacom chairman, said the behavior of the star of the "Mission: Impossible" series and "Top Gun" was unacceptable to the company, according to the Wall Street Journal story e-mailed to reporters. Cruise, one of Hollywood's...

2006-08-09 15:36:07

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One of the most elusive figures in Hollywood since the heyday of Howard Hughes may be about to make her debut. The New York Post reported on Wednesday that Vanity Fair magazine has landed the first photos of Suri Cruise, the baby born to actor Tom Cruise and actress Katie Holmes last April 18 and who has never been seen by the public, although family friend Penelope Cruz says she is "beautiful." The Post said the pictures were taken by...