Because Tom Cruise is an enterprising actor under all that craziness, and because America seems to always be ravenous for people in fat suits, we have a potential Les Grossman movie on our hands. After a successful reception for his reprisal of the abrasive producer at the MTV Movie Awards, Cruise hinted that the ball was already in motion for a movie centered on the character. Other than this acknowledgment, the actor didn’t divulge any details about what to expect from the film, which leaves us the responsibility of making some educated guesses. While I believe we have all enjoyed our second dose of Grossman, arriving two years after his “Tropic Thunder” debut, forcing an entire feature film on us might be a bit of overkill. But I was also one of the individuals who voted that the character was never amusing to me in this week’s poll, so perhaps I’m biased. Keep reading »
I can acknowledge that Tom Cruise is a pretty good actor, but I have a very hard time separating who he is in real life (weird and creepy) with his characters. Except for Les Grossman, who has to be his best role ever. Tom first played Grossman, a middle-aged, balding movie studio exec, in “Tropic Thunder,” and the result was pretty genius. Cruise has now revived the character for a series of commercials promoting Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards. Above, Grossman “counsels” Robert Pattinson, who is considering cutting his famous greasy locks. Honestly, if Tom would just stay in character — this
character, not some smiley son of Xenu cyborg thing — I might actually like him. After the jump, check out a few more. Keep reading »
“The audition [for 'Taps'] was in New York. I said one line. That was it. I had long hair at the time, so they said, ‘Hold up your hair.’ Then ‘Thank you.’ I don’t know why, but… I thought I’d get it. It wasn’t arrogance. I had a quarter in my pocket — and that was it. I’m telling you: I didn’t have bus fare to get back to where my mom was living in Jersey. I remember… standing outside the Holland Tunnel, and hitchhiking.”
— Tom Cruise tells Esquire about his big break. I don’t know about you guys, but whenever I read accounts like these — and celebrities all seem to have a similar story — I always think the key to success (or maybe just fame?) is being broke. But then why didn’t anything ever come out of my twenties? Keep reading »
“What happened, happened. … I wanted the audience to be happy just like I wanted to make my sisters and my mother happy when I did those skits as a kid. But I’ll take responsibility for my actions. … Afterward, wild things were being said about me, and once they’re in the ether, there’s nothing you can do about it. It felt like being the new kid in the schoolyard again and the other kids are whispering and whispering about you and suddenly you hear what they’re saying, and you think, What? That didn’t happen. Look at the reality of the situation.”
—Tom Cruise finally explains jumping on Oprah‘s couch, five years too late [NY Post] Keep reading »
Here are a few things I don’t find to be “sexy” activities for a couple. 1) Taking baths together (showers are fine), 2) feeding each other, and 3) singing and dancing a musical number together while painfully attempting to look aroused and seductive. Unfortunately for those in attendance at the 5th Annual “A Fine Romance” benefit gala on Saturday, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes do
find the latter sexy, performing “Whatever Lola Wants” from Damn Yankees
. Look, I get that’s for a good cause, but myeyesmyeyesmyeyes! [Dlisted
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I didn’t know that Jason Lee is a Scientologist until this morning, and now that I know this little tidbit of info about him, my crush that developed after watching “Big Trouble” has died. But that hasn’t stopped me from being totally enthralled by the “tell all” interview his ex-wife, Carmen Llywelyn, gave to The National Enquirer about Scientology. Find out what she said after the jump. Keep reading »
So, it isn’t Hump Day, but this blind item just can’t wait until then.
All the talk this week will be about Goat and Pillow, but as they weren’t married, this is just a breakup and division of assets, both live and inanimate. Far more complex and interesting is the ongoing saga of Chip and Grin, who are now living completely apart with a new agreement signed and sealed. She has the kid/s full time, which was a major triumph for her. Where did she get so much leverage? She found out that her marriage isn’t valid in the US and that Grin is planning on abetting a criminal pal (and alleged lover) of his out of the country and into a private love shack.
While the characters are obvious (Brad, Angelina, Tom, and Katie), the gossip — if true, which, who knows? — is juicy. [Blind Gossip] Keep reading »