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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...

2006-05-16 19:18:29

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...

2006-05-16 17:50:56

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, ex-wife of actor Tom Cruise, says she is engaged to marry country music star Keith Urban, People magazine reported on Tuesday. People said Kidman, who won the Academy Award for best actress for her role in the 2002 film "The Hours," revealed her engagement while discussing her work for UNIFEM, the United Nations Development Fund for Women. She hosted the group's 30th Anniversary gala in New York on Saturday with Urban as...

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...

2006-05-11 20:37:16

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Mission: Impossible III," which opened to lackluster sales a week ago, should accomplish a second weekend atop the North American box office, despite Friday's arrival of "Poseidon," which has been tracking poorly, industry observers said. Midweek business for the Tom Cruise vehicle has been fairly solid, so "M:I-3" will head into the weekend with more than $60 million in its coffers. If the high-end actioner from director J.J. Abrams drops a...

2006-05-10 19:02:06

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Powerful Hollywood friends of Tom Cruise rallied to his defense on Wednesday as a new poll suggested the actor's odd behavior in recent months may have cost him millions of dollars at the box office. Days after his latest movie, "Mission: Impossible III," opened to lower-than-expected domestic ticket sales, a USA Today/Gallup poll showed Cruise's star power has dimmed considerably during the past year in the eyes of the public. In the survey...

2006-05-10 18:28:49

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Powerful Hollywood friends of Tom Cruise rallied to his defense on Wednesday as a new poll suggested the actor's odd behavior in recent months may have cost him millions of dollars at the box office. Days after his latest movie, "Mission: Impossible III," opened to lower-than-expected domestic ticket sales, a USA Today/Gallup poll showed Cruise's star power has dimmed considerably during the past year in the eyes of the public. In the poll of...

2006-05-10 15:52:56

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Days after Tom Cruise's movie, "Mission: Impossible III," opened to lackluster ticket sales, a new opinion poll may explain why -- the actor's star power has dimmed considerably in the eyes of the public. According to a USA Today/Gallup poll published on Wednesday, just 35 percent of adults surveyed over the weekend, when the film debuted in theaters, said they had a favorable opinion of Cruise. Fifty-one percent had an unfavorable opinion. That's a major...

2006-05-10 04:12:47

By Gail Schiller LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - While problems with A-list Hollywood talent frequently are blamed for the demise of film tie-ins, Tom Cruise's new movie turned out to be a true "Mission: Impossible" for several of the film's promotional partners, sources close to the deals contend. Brands such as Casio and Nokia either had to shelve or curtail elements of their promotional programs, mostly because of difficulties winning approvals from Cruise and his C/W Prods....


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