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July 17, 1990 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When mom, dad and the kids drive to the neighborhood theater to see "Days of Thunder" this summer, they may be surprised to discover that the family car has a starring role. The Chevrolet Lumina, the transportation of choice for many people whose favorite option is a child safety seat, turns up as Tom Cruise's howling monster of a race car in the film, complete with stickers on its neon-green body armor promoting auto parts, not theme parks.
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March 25, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
You can imagine the elevator pitch: "It's like 'Groundhog Day,' but with explosions, mech suits and Tom Cruise. " That would seem to describe director Doug Liman's upcoming sci-fi action movie "Edge of Tomorrow," judging by the new trailer released by Warner Bros. on Tuesday. Based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka's award-winning novel "All You Need Is Kill," the movie stars Cruise as Lt. Col. Bill Cage, a soldier dropped onto a futuristic battlefield and killed within minutes. To his shock, he then wakes up shortly before the battle, which he relives over and over again in a time loop.
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April 27, 2013 | By Charles Fleming
Moviegoers and movie critics have come away from "Oblivion" raving about the vavoom vehicles in the box-office hit starring Tom Cruise -- especially lead character Jack's futuristic folding motocross bike. Known on the set as "Jack's moto bike," the wispy ghost-white bike wheelies its way across a landscape of desert salt flats -- actually, volcanic sand in Iceland -- and transports the hero into and out of trouble throughout director Joseph Kosinski's dystopian film. The "moto bike," though, was a Honda CRF450X before local motorcycle-fabricator-to-the-stars Justin Kell started transforming it. Kell, whose Glory Motor Works has built or restored bikes for "The Master," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "G.I.
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November 8, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla, This post has been updated, as detailed below.
Tom Cruise's divorce from Katie Holmes generated big headlines but little actual detail about the split. Now a newly leaked deposition from the action star's legal proceeding against Bauer Publishing is giving a small peek behind the scenes. Cruise in October 2012 brought a $50-million defamation suit against the publisher of Life & Style and InTouch magazines over cover stories that accused him of abandoning daughter Suri after the split with Holmes. In the supposedly confidential depo, obtained by TMZ and others, Cruise admitted that although Holmes was a practicing Scientologist before and during the marriage, she ended her relationship with the church at the time of the divorce.
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June 29, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce. After nearly six years of marriage, a lawyer for Holmes said Friday that the pair are calling it quits. "This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," attorney Jonathan Wolfe said in a statement to People, which broke the story. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest. " PHOTOS: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes through the years The couple had not yet filed papers with the L.A. Superior Court, officials told L.A. Now on Friday.
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July 4, 2012
"I have nothing to lose," Tom Cruise says. He's not talking about his pending divorce from Katie Holmes, his wife of more than five years. Instead, the "Mission: Impossible" star utters that phrase — along with "I am not a hero" — in the trailer released Tuesday for "Jack Reacher," Cruise's next film. The Paramount Pictures action movie, due in theaters Dec. 21, is adapted from Lee Child's novel "One Shot" and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "The Usual Suspects.
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September 3, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
This post has been updated. See below for details. The Church of Scientology and Tom Cruise are certainly laboring this holiday weekend. An explosive new report contends the organization auditioned potential brides for Cruise following his 2001 split from Nicole Kidman -- one that's been backed up by a famous detractor of the religion. On Saturday, Vanity Fair magazine released a cover story titled "What Katie Didn't Know," an expose claiming an effort on the part of the church to find and vet partners for Cruise, a title that eventually went to his now ex-wife Katie Holmes.
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May 7, 2013 | By Chris Lee
The last time audiences saw super spy Ethan Hunt on screen in 2011, Lalo Schifrin's iconic “Mission: Impossible” score seemed to be playing him toward the exit. Jeremy Renner's William Brandt character had breathed new life into the franchise's fourth installment, “Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol,” leading to speculation that the “Hurt Locker” lead would take over the reins from star Tom Cruise. And in “Ghost Protocol's” final scene - SPOILER ALERT - Cruise as Hunt is shown wistfully reconnecting with his supposedly dead wife (Michelle Monahan)
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September 5, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
The storm rages over Scientology and Tom Cruise, as a Vanity Fair article makes further allegations that the religion and its star frontman alienated Cruise's kids from their adoptive mother, Nicole Kidman. A much-discussed October cover story from the magazine claims that in the wake of Cruise and Kidman's 2001 split, the church held auditions seeking a replacement bride for the "Top Gun" actor, and further more marked his ex Kidman as a detractor. A "suppressive person," as the organization calls it, is an "antisocial" personality with a goal to block the mission of Scientology.
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August 5, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
Christopher McQuarrie, a regular Tom Cruise collaborator, will direct the star in the fifth "Mission: Impossible" movie, both actor and director announced via Twitter on Monday. "Mission: Accepted" McQuarrie tweeted, which quickly got a retweet from Cruise trumpeting, "It's Confirmed!" McQuarrie, who won an Oscar for his 1995 "The Usual Suspects" screenplay, has a professional history with Cruise -- he wrote and produced Cruise's 2008 historical drama "Valkyrie," directed him in last year's modestly successful crime film "Jack Reacher" and adapted the novel "All You Need Is Kill" by Hiroshi Sakurazaka for Cruise's upcoming action movie "Edge of Tomorrow," which the two promoted together at Comic-Con International in San Diego last month.
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October 29, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Nicole Kidman had her share of an "intoxicating" level of fame when she was married to Tom Cruise - but 12 years later, she's not upset that that has faded. Kidman, 46, now lives in Nashville with her husband, country star Keith Urban, and their two daughters. "[W]ith no disrespect to what I had with Tom" - whom she married when she was only 23 - "I've met my great love now," she says in the December issue of Vanity Fair , which she covers. "And I really did not know if that was going to happen.
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October 16, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Katie Holmes is dating Jamie Foxx? Don't believe everything you read, kids - just because the "Django Unchained" star danced with Suri's mom in public in August doesn't mean anything else has been going on since then.  The rumors "are 100% not true," Foxx told " Entertainment Tonight " on Tuesday. "In fact, it's quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people. " PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Foxx is also good friends with Tom Cruise, Holmes' ex, whom he worked with on the 2004 movie "Collateral.
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August 23, 2013 | By Cristy Lytal
"Pop star to wig star" - that's how Bob Kretschmer describes his unusual career path. The former member of the band Icehouse now works as an expert wig maker for films including Fox's "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" and Sony's "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. " "I find the process is the same - music and wig making," he said. "Obviously, it's a different thing you're making, but it's very creative. It's very intense. " Kretschmer, 64, who was born in Australia, traces his fascination with music and hair all the way back to Elvis Presley.
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August 19, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
The science fiction movie "Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise, soared to the top of the DVD and Blu-ray disc sales chart in its first week in release. The dystopian drama, directed by Joseph Kosinski, had a strong box-office showing in April despite mixed reviews.   "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," the action movie featuring Dwayne Johnson ,  Bruce Willis  and  Channing Tatum , held the No. 1 spot among rentals in its second week.  Here are the top titles for the week that ended Aug. 10 for sales and Aug. 11 for rentals, according to Rentrak.  Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales 1. "Oblivion" (Universal)
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August 5, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
Christopher McQuarrie, a regular Tom Cruise collaborator, will direct the star in the fifth "Mission: Impossible" movie, both actor and director announced via Twitter on Monday. "Mission: Accepted" McQuarrie tweeted, which quickly got a retweet from Cruise trumpeting, "It's Confirmed!" McQuarrie, who won an Oscar for his 1995 "The Usual Suspects" screenplay, has a professional history with Cruise -- he wrote and produced Cruise's 2008 historical drama "Valkyrie," directed him in last year's modestly successful crime film "Jack Reacher" and adapted the novel "All You Need Is Kill" by Hiroshi Sakurazaka for Cruise's upcoming action movie "Edge of Tomorrow," which the two promoted together at Comic-Con International in San Diego last month.
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June 22, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
In watching Marc Forster's new action drama "World War Z," it's hard not to be struck by how well Brad Pitt is aging. Yes, there's the slightest of silver highlighting his long locks, and the added distinction those little lines are etching on his face, and that his body somehow defies the gravitational pull - but they're not the reason for my fascination. It's the ironic way the zombie thriller - a cleverly high-minded horror hoot - shows how carefully the actor is working his way through the treacherous terrain of the middle-aged movie star.
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October 29, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Tempted to swing by Tom Cruise's pad without an invitation? Beware, as a taser is more likely to be rolled out than a welcome mat. Jason Sullivan, 41, was zapped Sunday night after a security guard saw him attempting to scale a fence onto the Beverly Hills property, police told L.A. Now . Cruise was not home at the time. But Sullivan wasn't an overzealous fan or mentally unstable individual. Rather, he's a neighbor whom police said was hammered and got confused about which home was his. (Echoes of Nicolas Cage , perhaps, or Rip Torn , no?
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December 27, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Is Tom Cruise healing his heart with a new girlfriend, so soon after being bounced by Katie Holmes? So it seemed when In Touch reported Wednesday that the 50-year-old "Jack Reacher" star was spotted out at a New York nightclub a week before Christmas, hitting the dance floor with a woman half his age. "At one point, they began grinding together," a witness told the mag. "It was straight out of 'Dirty Dancing.' Tom seemed to be in his own...
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May 7, 2013 | By Chris Lee
The last time audiences saw super spy Ethan Hunt on screen in 2011, Lalo Schifrin's iconic “Mission: Impossible” score seemed to be playing him toward the exit. Jeremy Renner's William Brandt character had breathed new life into the franchise's fourth installment, “Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol,” leading to speculation that the “Hurt Locker” lead would take over the reins from star Tom Cruise. And in “Ghost Protocol's” final scene - SPOILER ALERT - Cruise as Hunt is shown wistfully reconnecting with his supposedly dead wife (Michelle Monahan)
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April 27, 2013 | By Charles Fleming
Moviegoers and movie critics have come away from "Oblivion" raving about the vavoom vehicles in the box-office hit starring Tom Cruise -- especially lead character Jack's futuristic folding motocross bike. Known on the set as "Jack's moto bike," the wispy ghost-white bike wheelies its way across a landscape of desert salt flats -- actually, volcanic sand in Iceland -- and transports the hero into and out of trouble throughout director Joseph Kosinski's dystopian film. The "moto bike," though, was a Honda CRF450X before local motorcycle-fabricator-to-the-stars Justin Kell started transforming it. Kell, whose Glory Motor Works has built or restored bikes for "The Master," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "G.I.
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