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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

NO Mission Impossible 4! - Tom Cruise dumped by Paramount - studios are sick of being pushed around

a) So, Paramount does not want to make a deal, and Redstone publicly lays out the "scandal" card.
b) Cruise and his partners lash out
c) Tom Cruise's baby no where to be seen publicly - was Holmes pregnancy real or ruse?

PARAMOUNT severs ties with Tom Cruise... Behavior of star 'unacceptable'...Wagner: Redstone's comments 'outrageous and disrespectful'...Studios 'sick of being pushed around'... After 14 years...Who's Crazier: VIACOM or Tom? (-Hollywood Reporter, New York Times, CNN Money)

---just click on this link for everything you need on this story. Nikki Finke knows IT ALL.

I just LOVE the way this woman writes!


War of the Worlds Cruise And Redstone do battle – prepare for a true epic.
By NIKKI FINKE August 22, 2006

If there’s suddenly a litmus test for insanity to be administered by Hollywood moguls, then start with the studio’s executive suites. That’s my reaction to the are-you-shitting-me pronouncement by Viacom Inc. chairman Sumner Redstone that his Paramount Pictures is terminating its 14-year relationship with Tom “Crazy” Cruise’s production company because of the actor’s controversial and erratic off-screen behavior hurt the theatrical grosses of Mission Impossible 3. [more]

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