‘Rogue Nation’ and ‘Fallout’ Director Christopher McQuarrie to Make Back-to-Back ‘Mission: Impossible’ Sequels
Get ready for at least two more great action movies with totally forgettable subtitles. I really miss the old numbering system we used to do with sequels. Those days are long gone. Mission: Impossible might be the only modern franchise that has actually gotten better with each subsequent entry in the series.
More importantly in Hollywood, the movies have begun to gross more money with each sequel too, leading Paramount to want to continue making these movies for as long as Tom Cruise is willing to put his life in danger. And we now have some indication as to how much longer that will last as the series’ star Cruise is starring in at least two more sequels, due in 2021 and 2022, that will be written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie.
McQuarrie wrote and directed the two most recent entries in the franchise—2015’s Rogue Nation and last year’s Fallout—and, according to Variety, will direct the next two flicks back-to-back. Whether they’ll be one story split into two films or two proper sequels remains to be seen, but it’s not surprising that Paramount wants to capitalize on the series’ popularity as they don’t have many other franchises to brag about—especially after shelving the latest Star Trek sequel.
The other thing this means is that it takes the popular writer/director off the grid for the next three years, making it more or less (mission) impossible for him to helm any other movies until at least 2022. As indicated by The Hollywood Reporter, neither McQuarrie nor Cruise will be joining the DC Cinematic Universe to do anything, including their rumored involvement with a Green Lantern Corps movie. Whether this is a good or a bad thing, I’ll leave to you to decide.
These two are definitely cinematic best buds, though. They’re like the more respectable and likable version of Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg.
I’m taking a quick break from filming to tell you the best way to watch Mission: Impossible Fallout (or any movie you love) at home. pic.twitter.com/oW2eTm1IUA
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) December 4, 2018
There are few things in this world as aggravating to me as going over to someone else’s house to watch a movie and the god damned motion smoothing setting on their television is turned on. It’s a scourge upon mankind that needs to stop. If your movies look weird and other-worldly while you’re watching them, it’s because you need to turn off the accursed setting known as motion-smoothing or TruMotion or Motion Flow or whatever other buzzworthy marketing term they use to describe this plague on our movie watching.
Hollywood action movie superstar Tom Cruise is now putting out a video demanding that people stop watching movies with this setting turned on. He and M:I—Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie want you to understand why this setting is so detrimental to most movies, particularly well crafted action films like Fallout.
So listen to your friend Tom Cruise, he’s a cool dude, and if he wants you to turn this setting off, you turn it off. Simple as that. I think the only person who might be better equipped to yell at you about this might be Wilford Brimley. That guy could scare me into doing just about anything.
There’s no denying that the Mission: Impossible franchise continues to deliver, film after film, with the three best films in the Tom Cruise-fronted series coming in this decade. That’s no small feat for a franchise that started 22 years ago with Brian De Palma at the helm.
Screen Junkies take their potshots at the latest entry in the series, Fallout, with a pretty fantastic Honest Trailer. They obviously handle the film’s many balls jokes with the deep voiced reading of the word “balls,” which never gets old. None of this is to mention this film’s many callbacks to the previous films in the franchise that you’ve likely forgotten all about.
If I’ve any complaint about Fallout, it seems to be the same one they raise, which is that it’s all a bunch of gobbledygook when there’s not an action sequence happening. No one in the movies understands the plot, and the audience is similarly left baffled by it all. But none of that matters when there’s another smash ’em up, bang ’em up, kill ’em with fire action chase scene to be had.
I imagine this will play better at home where you can fast forward through the boring stuff and just focus on the cool, amazing, totally awesome stunt work and action sequences. Mission: Impossible—Fallout is available now on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray, and Digital HD.
One of the reasons you can tell Scientology isn’t the same as other religions is that Tom Cruise is a huge weirdo. Chris Pratt is annoying religious, too, but all he does is pray for Kevin Smith and be super nice to people. Even Mel Gibson isn’t as weird as Tom Cruise; sure, he’s kind of racist but he never jumped up and down on Oprah’s couch to let everyone know how manly and heterosexual he is.
Tom Cruise has a daughter, and you may remember it being kind of a big deal when she was born. People love celebrity babies the way Tom Cruise loves being David Miscavige’s large adult son. But Tom Cruise hasn’t seen his daughter in years even though his custody agreement says he’s allowed to have for 10 days a month, according to a report in Us Weekly.
“Every person is allowed to see their child if they wanted to,” the source tells Us, revealing custody of the 12-year-old is outlined in his divorce agreement with Katie Holmes. “He chooses not to because she is not a Scientologist.”
How messed up is that? He names the girl Suri like it’s an actual name a person might have and then he stops being involved with her because she, at age 7, isn’t a Scientologist. Tom Hanks wouldn’t pull that shit, he’s easily the best Tom. Cruise allegedly just uses his daughter as a bargaining chip to make sure his ex-wife doesn’t start hanging out with Leah Remini. No, really.
“I’m sure her father, who’s a smart attorney, has probably told her that hanging out with Leah would be considered disparaging the church in the eyes of Tom and the church,” Ortega tells Us. “We were all hoping that eventually Katie would say more and that we’d see them together, but Leah has gone on to become this real lightning rod for exposing Scientology’s abuses, and I think Katie just wants to keep the life she has right now with Suri and not get in a big fight with the church.”
Remini, who publicly left the church in 2013, recently claimed Holmes is not “allowed to have a meal” with her because she could “lose custody of Suri.”
Tom Cruise is the Scientology equivalent of one of those super strict Christian or Muslim families that kicks their kid out of the house when they’re 14 because they found out the kid is gay. But instead of playing doctor with another girl, Cruise caught his daughter playing psychologist instead of having her thetans examined with an e-meter to ward off Xenu or whatever.
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Red Hot Rebecca Ferguson and All the Sexiest Actresses From the ‘Mission: Impossible Fallout’ Red Carpet
The ladies of the Mission: Impossible franchise hit the red carpet last night for the premiere of the sixth film in the franchise, Fallout, and it was one of the hottest shows in town. While not as renowned for its hot women as something like the Bond franchise, there’s no denying that it’s had its fair share of hotties pass through its hallowed halls over the years.
The latest flick features a trio of tantalizing temptresses that turned heads at last night’s premiere. Michelle Monaghan—who has been with the franchise since the third film—stole a lot of focus last night with her braless look in a rather shimmery dress. Not one to be outdone, Brit beauty Rebecca Ferguson—who joined the franchise in 2015’s Rogue Nation—was rocking a red dress that managed to be both elegant and sexy.
The lady of the hour, however, was 59-year old Angela Bassett, whose lacy black dress was a head turner for sure. Wait a second, head turner, Tina Turner. Methinks this might have been her plan all along. Seriously, though, could she be any more devastatingly gorgeous and glamorous? Something tells me that would be the most impossible mission of all. I’ll show myself out.
Photo Credit: Splash News
Love him or hate him, you can’t deny Tom Cruise’s dedication to making the stunt work in his films as realistic as possible. His philosophy behind this is that it makes it more visceral for the audience when they can tell that it’s really him doing the stunt work as opposed to some younger, more qualified stuntman.
I don’t know that it necessarily makes his films better, but it’s pretty undeniable that the Mission: Impossible films have gotten better as they’ve gone along—with the second one being the exception that proves the rule—and a lot of that is thanks to Cruise’s willingness to put the film above his own personal safety. This new featurette showcases the many stunts that Cruise undertook while making the latest film in the franchise, Fallout, including the jump between buildings where he broke his foot and effectively shut down the production for a few months.
If advanced word of mouth is to be believed, however, it all paid off as the film is getting rave reviews from most critics. It’s definitely the last highly anticipated action flick of the summer, so I guess it’s good that we’re going out on a high note. Find out for yourself when M:I—Fallout opens a week from Friday on July 27.
Last summer, Tom Cruise revealed that there was going to be a belated sequel to Top Gun titled Top Gun: Maverick, despite the fact that no one asked for or wanted such a sequel. Set to be directed by Tron: Legacy & Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski, the film would follow the further adventures of Cruise’s hot shot pilot character, presumably as he stepped into the supervisory role for a new generation of pilots.
Well, as it turns out, this new generation of pilots is also going to include the long lost son of Maverick’s old buddy Goose—played in the original film by Anthony Edwards. If this already sounds stupid, just wait, it’s about to get even stupider.
According to Variety, Miles Teller is going to be playing this role, despite the fact that absolutely no one likes him as either an actor or a human being. Teller was decent in Whiplash, but hasn’t achieved anything resembling that depth of character since, and he seemed marginally unemployable for a while. I guess someone thought this was a good idea, otherwise they wouldn’t have done it, right?
Interesting fact: When Kelly McGillis came out of the closet in 2009, she became only the fifth gayest thing about Top Gun. Ah, who am I kidding? Everything that ever needed to be said about Top Gun was already said by Quentin Tarantino back in 1994’s Sleep With Me…
Scarlett Johansson Denies Auditioning to Be Tom Cruise’s Girlfriend, Something Everyone Knows She Probably Did
Tom Cruise auditioned girlfriends. We know this is a thing that happened and that the Church of Scientology held the auditions. We’ve known this story for years, and it’s been told by multiple sources.
Brendan Tighe, a former Scientologist, was on Megyn Kelly Today this week to talk about Scientology, and it’s mostly a recap of things we already knew, like how Tom Cruise is in love with David Miscavige and that he and John Travolta don’t get along because they both want to be the most famous Scientologist.
Tighe also mentioned that Scarlett Johansson was the only actress auditioning for the role of Tom Cruise’s beard with a recognizable name. Now here’s where the story gets interesting; Johansson issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter about the news, saying “The very idea of any person auditioning to be in a relationship is so demeaning. I refuse for anyone to spread the idea that I lack the integrity to choose my own relationships. Only a man, AKA Brendan Tighe, would come up with a crazy story like that.”
So here’s where I say fuck Scarlett Johansson for trying to use feminism as a cover for shitty behavior. It’s like calling people sexist for not liking that bomb of a Ghostbusters remake Paul Feig shat out, except at the end someone has to have sex with Tom Cruise, probably while wearing a David Miscavige mask and a strap-on.
Also, we know Brendan Tighe didn’t make this story up with his misogynist man brain. A woman, actress Nazanin Boniadi, who is a lady of the female persuasion, confirmed this story all the way back in 2012.The church forced her to break up with her boyfriend and date Tom Cruise, but she eventually failed the audition and ended up pretending to date a gay dude on How I Met Your Mother instead of at Scientology picnics.
Also, Johansson is the spokesperson for SodaStream, an Israeli company that was, until recently, operating inside a settlement on Palestinian land in the West Bank, in open defiance of international law. Upon being told this, Johansson said “No, I stand behind that decision. I was aware of that particular factory before I signed. And it still doesn’t seem like a problem.” I’m sure today she would add in a “Girl Power! Men are gross!” and end with “And anyone who opposes the genocide of Palestinians by Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Party is an anti-Semite!” Because Scarlett Johansson is a shitty person.
— Mission: Impossible (@MissionFilm) June 10, 2018
They’ve been selling us on Henry Cavill as the main antagonist of Mission: Impossible—Fallout for quite some time, but this new footage from the film shows that they at least start out on the same side.
The various trailers for the film have been edited in such a way as to make us think that Cavill is out to get Cruise, but it’s clearly the trick of some manipulative editing. Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were setting him up to take over for Cruise once he’s strong-armed into retiring.
Lord knows they’ve tried it before with Jeremy Renner, who isn’t back for this adventure because of scheduling conflicts with Avengers 4. They’ve got to look to the future, because Cruise isn’t Superman. As much as he tries to act like it, he’s just not.
Cavill, on the other hand, is Superman. It’s a fact. He’s also at least twenty years younger than Cruise, so production won’t have to shut down for quite so long if he gets injured. Mark my words, Cavill’s probably not the villain of this thing and will probably be angling to take over the franchise.
We’ll find out one way or the other when Mission: Impossible—Fallout opens on July 27.
Franchise rules used to dictate that part four was when you went into outer space, but Mission: Impossible has been playing by its own rules since it first became a franchise. If you looked at this new poster for Mission: Impossible—Fallout and thought, “Oh cool, they’re finally going to space,” then allow this new TV spot to set you straight…
— Mission: Impossible (@MissionFilm) May 29, 2018
Yeah, no space in that TV spot, nor in the trailers for the film, so what gives? Is Tom Cruise going to god damned space or what?
The answer is, who knows. But the franchise is going to a new place… the third dimension. That’s right, folks, just when 3D was starting to fade, Mission: Impossible decided to break out the big guns and go 3D with this one. Can anyone explain to me why this is? Most of the IMAX theaters around here only do one 3D showtime a day now, but Paramount decides they want three extra dollars on every ticket, I’m guessing to compensate for the presumed fewer number of tickets they’re gonna sell.
Who knows why anyone does what they do, but this seems like a weird gambit. And also, if Tom Cruise is going to space, send him into space for goodness’ sake. Nobody needs this namby pamby skydiving from an even higher altitude nonsense. Send him into space on a motorcycle, because who cares anymore? Mission: Impossible—Fallout opens on July 27.
[h/t Comic Book Movie]
When I heard Tom Cruise and John Travolta were fighting about something, I was pretty sure it was who got to come out of the closet first now that being openly gay would increase their standing instead of being an impediment to their career like it would have been a decade ago when people started making jokes about how totally gaybones they are.
Turns out that what Cruise and Travolta are actually arguing about is who is more important to Scientology, according to Brendan Tighe, a former security guard at Scientology’s global headquarters.
Before Cruise, 55, came along, Travolta felt he was the ‘favorite son’ of leader David Miscavige.
‘It’s no secret that Cruise and Travolta despised each other. Travolta wasn’t invited to Cruise’s wedding with Katie Holmes, it told me everything. I can assure you Travolta doesn’t recognize Cruise as a superior in any way. When Cruise got that medal Travolta was so p***ed off.
‘The closest person Miscavige had ever said that about before was Travolta, he was told by Miscavige that he was he most dedicated Scientologist and had introduced more members than anyone, so it was like getting his title stripped, he was jealous.
‘Travolta dictated a scathing letter to his chauffeur, who had to write to Miscavige asking “what the hell is this medal was all about?”‘
In his interview with the Daily Mail, Tighe painted Cruise as a sort of entitled jerk, and Travolta and fellow Scientologist Kirstie Alley as much nicer and more considerate of the people around them. While Tighe saw Cruise every day for years working security for his personal apartment, Cruise only said hello to him three times; Alley, on the other hand, would throw lavish parties for the staff and buy the women designer dresses so they had something nice to wear to them. He also mentioned he and Travolta developed something of a friendship because Travolta had been friends with Tighe’s uncle.
Cruise, on the other hand, is probably in love with church leader David Miscavige.
The only person he did have time for is Miscavige, and the pair would ride around Clearwater on their motorbikes or go to the movies.
‘When I witnessed it for the first time, I thought I was going to have a heart attack, they were putting on their motorbike gear on a public street, in full view of everyone. They’d then drive to the movies, which they’d do a lot, I don’t know how no one ever noticed them. They’d then ride back, talk for an hour by the road, then go their separate ways,’ says Tighe.
‘Cruise emulates Miscavige in every way.’
But it was his relationship with children Isabella and Connor which stuck with Tighe. Nothing got in the way of his studies, family was second to Scientology, The kids would even stay in different lodgings.
‘Although he was at the Osceola, he’d rent a few rooms at The Sandcastle for his staff, Isabella and Connor, and their teachers and caretakers. I never, ever saw him with his kids apart from one time in 2007 when it was his birthday on the 4th of July. I don’t want to paint a bleak picture, but I was watching hundreds of cameras and I never saw them with him. They’d even be making faces into the cameras.’
So Cruise ignored his children and went off on little dates with the Grand Poobah of the Water Buffalo Lodge, who gave Cruise a medal for being daddy’s good boy. Of course, Cruise was furious when he found out he couldn’t have a television channel created just to show him getting the medal 24 hours a day.
‘For example, after he got the Freedom Medal, in one of the reports, it said that Cruise wanted to create a TV network on Scientology. He was so pumped up about his medal that he wanted them to create a video of the ceremony, then play it 24/7 on some new channel he wanted.
‘He wanted the full interview, the one where he’s laughing his a** off, on the TV network, he thought it was the best thing ever. Tommy had the worst task of having to tell him we couldn’t do it.’
People give Kanye West shit for having a huge ego, but Kanye never suggested a TV station that would just play Kanye jumping on stage when Taylor Swift got her VMA 24 hours a day.
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Some breakups are pretty amicable and the two parties remain friends.
But others? Well.... others are less than amicable.
Click through the following photos and stories to remember the splits that resulted in anger, bitterness and many mean social media posts:
1. Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris
2. Johnny Depp & Amber Heard
3. Kailyn Lory & Javi Marroquin
4. Madonna & Sean Penn
5. Matt Damon & Minnie Driver
6. Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries
Leah Remini rose to fame as a no-nonsense, straight talking character on the terrible CBS sitcom King of Queens.
And, based on her latest comments about Tom Cruise, it doesn't sound as though this woman was a stretch for Remini to portray.
The actress, who will reunite with Kevin James this fall as a series regular on Kevin Can Wait, sat down this week for a Reddit AMA.
Asked at one point whether Cruise is a good person, Remini did not hold any opinion back.
"No! Just going to get straight to it, no!" she replied, expounding as follows:
"There is a public persona of the guy who looks at you directly in the eye and shakes your hand and hugs you and is an attentive person to you and there's the person behind the mask who is a completely different person."
In what way, exactly?
Remini tried to explain.
"Someone could say we all have that - what we are to the public and who we are behind the scenes," she said.
"But the people who are around Tom and work for Tom, not even people who are Scientologists, they will say he is diaboloical [sic]."
Remini, of course, has become as famous at this point for her connection to the Church of Scientology as she is for her career.
An ex member of that religious organization (for which Cruise is essentially a spokesman), Remini has broken free from the alleged cult and spoken out against it.
Frequently and passionately.
She said late last year, for example, that Scientology is full of rape and forced abortions.
The star made these stunning accusations as part of the A&E series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
In this AMA, Remini noted that some folks she has worked with in the past might say she "can be an asshole," yet claimed it's a different story for Cruise who is one of the most high-profile members of the Church of Scientology.
Probably the most high profile.
"He's very similar to David Miscavige, they could be twins," she wrote, referencing the organization's leader.
A new season of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath is on the way, one in which the host will once again delve into the dangers of her former religion.
She's talked previously about the child abuse and sexual harassment that takes place within in.
"Tom and most Scientologists, all Scientologists, are taught to believe that people like me are literally the devil, that we mean them harm," she told Larry King in December 2016 prior to claiming that the church is "defrauding people out of their lives."
In regard to her assessment of Cruise, the Church of Scientology said via statement to Us Weekly:
"Leah Remini has been obsessed with the leader of the Scientology religion and with Mr. Cruise for years, ever since she made a scene at Mr. Cruise's wedding when she couldn't get the seat she wanted.
"Remini is only commenting on these two prominent individuals to generate media coverage for herself and her hate campaign.
"Remini is bent on inciting hate and bigotry against a worldwide religion and its parishioners and she will stop at nothing to grab attention."
Tom Cruise is a crazy person. Not just because he’s the face of Scientology and actually believes whatever crazy stuff they believe this month. But because he’s a 55-year-old millionaire who still insists on doing his own stunts.
Currently, Cruise is filming the latest installment of Mission Impossible. His mission in this movie is to get from one building to the next without killing himself.
Here’s the problem when you’re 55-years-old and still believe that you can jump across buildings. You can’t. Why do you think they re-cast super heroes every seven years? No one believes that a 50-year-old can save the world because most 50-year-olds can barely get out of bed without their knees creaking and their back popping. The only reason we buy Tony Stark as a 50-year-old superhero is because he’s a millionaire who flies around in an armor suit and doesn’t actually do any of the work. If Stark were Captain America, he’d be dead.
The “splat” in the video is pretty unnerving. It sounds like every bone in Cruises’ body breaks as he slams into the side of the building.
I give Tom Cruise a lot of credit. He’s a brave man for continuing to want to do his own stunts. But no one will think less of him if he just retires from doing stunts. I’m willing to bet that most movie goers don’t even know that Cruise does his own stunts. They just assume it’s a double because why the hell is Tom Cruise doing his own stunts?
Here’s my suggestion, Tom. Stop doing your own stunts. And stop making Mission Impossible movies and make Top Gun 2 before Val Kilmer actually dies and you feel bad. The world doesn’t need more Mission Impossible movies. The world doesn’t need Top Gun 2 either, but we do need one last Val Kilmer movie.
Now that's one hell of a purpose!
But it looks like salvation may be on the horizon, as new reports claim the singer might be taking some time off to focus on his faith -- and possibly even start his own church!
That's right. The Church of Bieber -- or, if he wants to go more contemporary, Biebertology -- could actually be a reality.
Never one to be shy about talking faith, the Biebs has become more and more vocal about his religious affiliations these days.
Last month, he attended a conference for Hillsong, a Pentecostal megachurch based in Sydney, and afterward sat down alongside hipster pastor Carl Lentz to talk worship, professing:
"My faith grows every day, so my faith is stronger than two years ago; better, wiser, kinder."
Well, insiders are now saying the 23-year-old might actually be working to take his Beliebers to a higher ground with a church of his own. A source told Australia's Today Extra:
"I am led to believe that the real reason he's come off the road is because he wants to reconnect with his faith and maybe even planning to start his own Church. Whether he's looking at teaming up with [Hillsong]... or starting his own church, we're not quite sure... That's the word from an inside source."
Wow. Move over, Tom Cruise!!!
While we admit this is pretty farfetched, these spirited claims do have some merit.
Bieber has been closely linked with Lentz, a rock star within the Hillsong church, as of late. The preacher joined the singer on the road during his Purpose tour and has been popping up ALL over Biebs' Instagram:
A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Jul 15, 2017 at 2:58pm PDT
A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Jul 19, 2017 at 2:32pm PDT
The hitmaker confessed he canceled his tour due to some much needed rest, and his manager Scooter Braun responded to upset fans saying Justin's "soul and well being" came first.
We'll see if Bieber will use this time off to start saving the souls of his disciples.
[Image via WENN.]
Sean Penn is one of those celebrities that people conveniently forget is crazy. We’ll make fun of Tom Cruise until the world ends, but always seem to forget that Johnny Depp and Sean Penn are terrible people.
Penn has a well established history of freaking out at people that most of us actually like. So it’s not too surprising that he laid into musician Jimmy Giannopoulos. Or that he did it in front of his wife, Robin Wright. Giannopoulos dates their daughter, so maybe that has something to do with it? Nah, Sean Penn is crazy.
‘Sean had his cell phone in his hand and held it up to Jimmy’s face to show him the screen. A heated exchange followed, and Sean’s face got redder and redder as he confronted Jimmy with whatever was on the phone,’ one eyewitness recalled.
Things got so intense that Robin Wright started crying. Was it because of what Giannopoulos did or said? Or was it because Sean Penn looks like a scary tomato monster when he’s mad?
i should note that whatever is in the photo is prob upsetting because it made sean yell and robin CRY pic.twitter.com/ZHNDVEwUMD
— aleksander chan (@aleksnotalex) June 16, 2017
— aleksander chan (@aleksnotalex) June 16, 2017
In other news, why are all these hotties into Sean Penn? Robin Wright should be way out of his league. He dated Scarlett Johansson, remember that? WTF? Don’t they all know that he’s an abusive rage monster? He likes to hang out with notorious murderers for a reason. Because he’s crazy. No seriously, we all need to stop enabling Sean Penn. That dude needs to learn.
Sean Penn is so crazy, he makes Tom Cruise look sane standing next to him.
The rebooted The Mummy, which stars Tom Cruise and is part of Universal Pictures’ vision for a “Dark Universe” franchise, opened in American theaters recently. Despite netting $32 million, it still got its ass kicked by Wonder Woman. Some people are pointing their fingers at the leading man with some whispering that he took way too much creative control. Apparently, his ego’s out of control, since he’s called a “young man” in the movie. Yeah, maybe if he met the ancient “He chose… poorly” Knight Templar from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Universal is showing public support for Cruise, issuing statements like:
“Tom approaches every project with a level of commitment and dedication that is unmatched by most working in our business today. He has been a true partner and creative collaborator, and his goal with any project he works on is to provide audiences with a truly cinematic moviegoing experience.”
You can almost hear their eyes rolling behind the PR-speak. It’s not like they are going to badmouth him in public. No stars do.
The thing that everyone seems to be dancing around is that Cruise might have ruined everything with his micromanaging. He’s not the same Cruise that he was in the 1990’s and 2000’s. Scientology’s Golden Boy is still a star, but his luminosity has faded… in America, at least. He’s still box-office gold overseas, which is what can help keep The Mummy from taking a complete bath. Still, if he wants to keep the crown on in Hollywood, he’s going to have to do a lot better.
Let’s be honest – staying at the top of the movie star heap is VERY difficult now. It’s a very different mindset and while some leading actors can make bank, special effects and other considerations curtail salaries. Jim Carrey, who could practically print money in the 1990’s, is now trying to climb his way back. It’s the way of Hollywood. Cruise may learn, like some football coaches who also took on a general manager’s duties, that wearing too many hats can hurt the overall product. If he stays this course, he’s going to have to eat all the hats.
Are you fed up with Tom Cruise yet? Universal is hoping you aren’t, because they basically turned The Mummy into the Tom Cruise show. I’ve got to imagine that working with the diminutive diva is a nightmare though. Drama follows Crusie wherever he goes, and even though he was trying to be a pal, drama came between him and Mummy co-star Jake Johnson.
The New Girl actor was busting his ass to get in shape for the movie. Cruise being Cruise, saunters over and is all like, “Hey bro, come use my gym.” Most of us would figure, thanks, I will use your gym. On the other hand, Cruise is crazy, so maybe we’d suspect shenanigans.
But when Johnson showed up things weren’t so simple. A trainer barred him entry. “You can’t go in right now because Tom is working out,” they said. Johnson must have been weirded out, so he left. When Cruise found him later that day he said, “What happened to you? I thought you said you were going to work out this morning?” Johnson told Cruise what had happened, and Tom was pissed.
“Let me make something crystal clear,” Cruise said to Johnson, with an intensity somewhere between Jerry McGuire and A Few Good Men. “I don’t care what anybody on the crew says to you, they don’t know what I’m saying to you. And I’m saying to you that you are always welcome.
So Cruise totally didn’t tell anyone else about the gym date right? The guy is in so deep, he probably assumes that just by saying something, he wills it into existence. Johnson didn’t seem to mind though. When asked about working with Cruise, he just said, “He’s the best.”
In the worst kept secret in Hollywood, Tom Cruise has confirmed that there will be a Top Gun sequel. He said he hopes to start filming within the next year. For Val Kilmer’s sake, I hope filming starts a lot sooner.
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) May 23, 2017
No one knows what Top Gun 2 will be about, but given that it’s 30 years later, it’s safe to assume that Cruise will still be the main star and do all of his own stunts. Tom Cruise does not age, ladies and gentlemen.
No one is even quite sure why there needs to be a Top Gun sequel other than there is always a need for speed. But there’s already been a Need for Speed movie.
I bet Kenny Loggins is super excited for this sequel, though. If he thought the royalty checks he got for the first movie were good, he’s going to be able to retire with all of the cash he banks off of the sequel. Good for you, Kenny Loggins.
The kicker is that the co-star was a woman. Hey ohhh!
This is all according to Curtis Armstrong, who played Booger in Revenge of the Nerds. He’s got a book coming out, Revenge of the Nerd: Or . . . The Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger. One story from the book involves himself, Sean Penn and Tom Cruise.
They were all having breakfast. At the time, Cruise was filming Risky Business. He was bitching to Penn about his co-star Rebecca De Mornay and complained:
“She directs me. Constantly. How I should deliver lines, character stuff…”
“Character stuff? She’s giving you notes? Tell her to fuck off.”…
Tom was still smiling. “Yeah…” his voice trailed off. Then, “I’d love to f**k her though.
“So?” Sean said, now moving to nearby tables, taking those placemats and with focused deliberation, adding them to the pile. “Fuck her.”
Tom laughed. “I can’t fuck her,” he said, and I could swear he was blushing. “I’d like to, though.”
Penn finally told Cruise to give an ultimatum to De Mornay:
“Just tell her either she fucks you or she’s off the picture.”
Hollywood. Love it. Eventually, Cruise and De Mornay dated for two years, so looks like De Mornay did what she needed to keep that role.
Later on, Booger wrote in a diary entry:
“Tom and Rebecca are having it off in grand style. In my naïveté I thought it wasn’t all that serious, but last night Shera [a Risky Business co-star] and I interrupted them and threw ice over the bed.
“We had, the four of us, a party in the bar tonight, during which we danced and stripped. It was the best floorshow in that bar since I’ve been there…”
Orgy. You know that definitely happened.
Penn denied the story through his publicist, but what else is he gonna say?
Tom Cruise is a crazy motherfucker, but the fact that he’s willing to kill and torture himself in order for me to be entertained for under a minute really touches me.
He’s spent over a year training for some crazy MI6 stunt, almost drowned himself for another movie, and just did 64 takes in zero gravity to enhance my movie-going experience.
For a plane crash sequence in “The Mummy,” the actor’s upcoming monster movie, Cruise did 64 takes in zero gravity. The sequence took two days to shoot and four high-altitude flights, the filmmakers said during a trailer presentation on Wednesday at CinemaCon.
“There was a lot of barfing,” said Alex Kurtzman, the film’s writer and director.
Tom Cruise not only needs to be committed but is also very committed to films.
He does the kind of shit to himself on the regular that hasn’t happened to actors since Albert Hitchcock tied birds to that one chick to get vengeance on her for not sucking his dick and filmed it.
Tom Cruise was offered the option to do it on soundstage but turned it down because he wanted assholes like me to have a better movie going experience.
Tom Cruise has done more for me than most people I’ve dated.
Tom Cruise Casting Couched Vanessa Kirby, His ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Co-Star and Future Alien Bearer
Run, Vanessa Kirby. Run.
Tom Cruise hasn’t had a serious relationship since he was jumping on Oprah’s couch screaming about Katie Holmes, but it looks like that might be ending.
A report suggests he’s crazy about his Mission: Impossible 6 co-star, English actress Vanessa Kirby. He cast her after seeing her role as Princess Margaret in The Crown.
We’re guessing he was not only super impressed with her role, but also super wants to bone her.
An insider told Us:
“He told the other MI producers that he had to have Vanessa for a crucial role in the franchise’s sixth installment. He’s blown away by her endless charm and energy.”
Yeah, I bet he is.
Apparently, they had instant chemistry, and he even wants to make her his next wife.
Yeah, but will Lord Xenu approve?
When you’re a celeb, your every move is watched and monitored by paparazzi, adoring (or even obsessed) fans, and even thieves. Thieves know that celebs are the perfect target for a burglary with the combination of celebs having expensive electronics, jewelry and other lavish items in their home and the fact that celebs are often traveling a lot and rarely home. Some famous faces know that they can be easy targets so they have taken some large and hard to believe security measures when it comes to protecting their homes. Here are just 3 celebs who have taken home security measures that are hard to believe.
Arguably one of the best professional quarterbacks to ever play football, the five-time Super Bowl winner has taken the ultimate precautions when it comes to keeping his home and supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen and kids safe. Tom Brady is not known for being much of a spender when it comes to luxury cars or flashy clothes, but when it comes to homes, Brady likes to take home security measures that you would find out of a fairytale. Brady actually designed his family home to be surrounded with a moat. Burglars would not only have to outwit his state of the art security system, they would actually have to get wet by having to swim to get to their property.
Tom Cruise has been a household name for decades but also has a reputation from his staff for running his household with military precision. The movie star and prominent Scientologist reportedly has the best money can buy when it comes to security. If you want access to his home, be prepared to encounter a heavily monitored gated property with armed guards. If you want to work in the Cruise household, be prepared to undergo intense background testing in order to be hired there. Even then, only certain employees can go into designated zones throughout the Cruise estate.
The billionaire and Microsoft founder has a mansion that is incredible. His home has technology built into every room, a 23 car garage, 24 bathrooms, a reception hall, swimming pool, and a trampoline room. With a mansion as amazing as his, of course, you want to take crazy security measures to protect it. It is reported that Bill Gates has the most advanced security systems that money can buy to protect his home and he also takes personal security to new measures by traveling in public with bodyguards always being by his side.
There is no need asking these celebs if a home security system is worth it. All 3 have fame and fortune and want to protect themselves by taking these incredible security measures to keep their home and family safer.
The Mummy trailer for IMAX was released a few days ago where it stayed up until someone discovered that they forgot to add the music track. Whoops. Luckily for everyone who enjoys other’s misfortunes, someone ripped the trailer and re-uploaded it for posterity. And also to just point and laugh at it.
The screaming without ambiance is just wonderful. Especially Tom Cruise’s “Waaahaaaa!”
In somewhat related news, this is a remake of Brendan Fraser’s version, but it’s also supposed to be part of the Universal Monsters shared universe. It’s actually the third in the series but has now become the first. You wouldn’t even know that Dracula Untold and Wolf Man were the first two because they were absolutely horrible. So, like your embarrassing sibling, Universal just pretended they didn’t exist.
Noses are such little things, really, but tiny nips and tucks can make huge differences! For some, a nose job can be a door opener.
For others, a nose job can be a total mess - even a career ender.
Sometimes, it's obvious which is which. Other times, it's a thin line, as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say, right?
In any case, here are 20 celebrity nose jobs you won't believe!
1. Britney Spears
2. Michael Jackson
3. Ashlee Simpson
4. Jennifer Aniston
5. Blake Lively
6. Tom Cruise
Some breakups are pretty amicable and the two parties remain friends.
Then there's the ones that just don't go down well and both parties throw jabs at one another on social media.
It can get pretty tiring.
We've compiled a list of some of the most bitter celebrity breakups in Hollywood history below:
1. Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris
2. Johnny Depp & Amber Heard
3. Kailyn Lory & Javi Marroquin
4. Madonna & Sean Penn
5. Matt Damon & Minnie Driver
6. Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries
Back in April, we reported that Tom Cruise had not seen his daughter Suri in 1,000 days.
Now, he's reportedly inching close to the three-year mark with no apparent plans to break his shameful streak of negligent parenting.
Sources say Cruise justifies his abandonment of Suri through Scientologist directives that require Church members to cut ties with those who have abandoned the faith (known in CoS jargon as "suppressive persons").
Cruise refused all contact with ex-wife Katie Holmes immediately after she left the Church, and sources say he gradually distanced himself from Suri until he reached the point of having zero contact with his with his youngest daughter.
“They used to Skype and text, but that trailed off drastically,” one insider tells In Touch.
“He uses his film commitments as an excuse, but the truth is that doesn’t hold much weight with Suri anymore.”
Many who were formerly close to Cruise speculate that he was eager to remove Holmes from his life, and his relationship with Suri was simply collateral damage.
It seems there was a time when Cruise wanted 10-year-old Suri to be "reformed" by attending a school for Scientologist children.
Not surprisingly, Katie doesn't want her daughter to have anything to do with the Church.
As a result, Scientologist leader David Miscavige reportedly gave Cruise all of the justification that he needed to cut off contact with his daughter.
“Tom eats, breathes and sleeps Scientology,” one insider states.
“He’s disconnected from Katie, and then de facto from Suri, because of her connection to Katie. He hasn’t seen her since she was 7.”
"Miscavige would have hammered home to Tom that Suri has been infiltrated by a bad Thetan,” says former Scientologist and Cruise associate Gary Morehead.
Cruise has yet to respond to claims that he's abandoned he's not longer a part of his daughter's life.
If eyes are said to be windows to the soul, a smile must mean something just as poetic, right? When people are asked what the first thing they notice about a person is, 37 percent say they notice a smile first, 33 percent say they notice your eyes, 15 percent judge you by your weight, 9 percent judge the way your hair looks, and a whopping 2 percent notice your nose.
Kind of funny to realize that only 2 percent of people even notice your nose, yet this is one of the most talked about things in regards to celebrities and the work that they get done. The nose is not even close being to the only thing that celebrities get altered on their bodies.
In any case, it will probably not come as a surprise that most celebrities in Hollywood have have some serious work done on their smiles. Apparently 77 percent of women think that bad or crooked teeth are worse than balding men, so it goes to show that people put a lot of weight on a smile. It makes sense. When you see perfection, nothing else measures up.
Here are the best examples of celebrities who went from more than a little crooked to straight, and are now lighting up the world with their perfect smiles.
The Man With the Perfect Voice to Go With His Smile
There is no doubt that this man is a fan favorite. Any time he makes an appearance, people go wild and the movie almost instantly receives better ratings and success because of him. People recognize his voice from everyone else. The man is none other than Morgan Freeman.
Funny enough, he got quite a late start in the acting business. His breakout role was in the movie Driving Miss Daisy. Freeman had some less than pretty looking teeth, before. As his fame grew, he decided to whiten his teeth and have the gap removed. Freeman now looks better than ever, and can go on charming audiences with his beautiful teeth and inspiring voice for years to come.
A Plastic Face and a Plastic Smile?
There are rumors that Tom Cruise had plastic surgery. I mean, look at these photos…he was not super good looking when he was younger. It’s like he went into the cocoon an ugly caterpillar and emerged a beautiful butterfly. Puberty can work wonders, but it doesn’t work THAT well.
While the plastic surgery rumors are not known to be true, there is no doubt that Cruise did have work done on that smile. Thank God.
If you ask any dentist, they can tell you that a majority of the stars in Hollywood have had work done or have altogether fake smiles. They’re called veneers. In any case, they all look perfect and the rest of the world is sitting here looking very sad in comparison. Luckily enough, the general public can afford to have beautiful teeth, too. It’s never too late to make a beautiful smile.
Watch Leah Remini Tearfully Respond To Katie Holmes’ Statement, Saying They’re Both ‘Back To Being Human’ After Leaving Scientology!
This was very inneresting!
Leah Remini joined Good Morning America on Monday to talk more about her much-discussed upcoming tell-all memoir about growing up in Scientology.
As we reported over the weekend, Remini's book Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology -- which will be released to the public on Tuesday -- details various accounts of goings-on within Scientology, including the wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
Now, Remini is speaking out even more, calling Scientology an "extremist" religion, and responding directly to Katie's statement wishing her well, saying:
"It's really because we both left that we're able to have this kind of grace towards each other because we're back to being human."
Ch-ch-check out the video with Remini discussing more of her book and experiences in the church (below):
Wow. At least it sounds like Leah and Katie are doing somewhat better -- and on better terms with each other, if and when they can reconcile!
What do U think of this whole Scientology controversy??
[Image via Good Morning America/ABC.]
What the WHAT?!
On Friday, Leah Remini opened up to ABC's 20/20 about her tumultuous relationship with the Church Of Scientology.
To see the video, ch-ch-check it out (above)!