Monday, January 30, 2006
Exclusive Tom Cruise bans South Park in UK special edition!!
Tom Cruise front-runner for worst acting award
The actor was among the contenders announced on Monday for the annual Razzie Awards, which "honor" the worst achievements in film.
Cruise will compete for the year's worst actor award with Will Ferrell ("Bewitched," "Kicking & Screaming"), Jamie Kennedy ("Son of the Mask"), Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ("Doom") and Rob Schneider ("Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo").
The nominees were announced by The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, a tongue-in-cheek organization that claims more than 700 voting members.
Foundation head John Wilson said in an interview he did not think Cruise's portrayal of a working-class man in "War of the Worlds" was particularly credible.
While there were arguably worse performances, Cruise's off-screen antics, either in support of Scientology, or in the throes of passion with new girlfriend Katie Holmes, ensured he made the grade, Wilson said.
Indeed, Cruise was nominated twice in the new category of most tiresome tabloid target, which salutes "the celebs we're all sick and tired of," Wilson said.
Cruise is already a Razzie winner, sharing the honor with Brad Pitt for worst screen couple in "Interview with the Vampire." He was also nominated for the film "Cocktail."
Actresses Jenny McCarthy and Jessica Simpson also picked up three nominations. McCarthy was cited for worst actress, worst screen couple and worst screenplay for "Dirty Love." Simpson will also vie for worst screen couple, as well as worst supporting actress as Daisy Duke in "The Dukes of Hazard."
"Son of the Mask," a sequel to the 1994 Jim Carrey hit, led the nominated films with eight mentions. Unfortunately for the producers, Carrey did not reprise his role in the new film and no one went to see it.
"Dukes of Hazzard," which did well at the box office, received seven nominations.
Monday, January 23, 2006
The ups and down of Katie's bump???
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Scientomogy makes Defamer!
Friday, January 20, 2006
Things Turning Sour For Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes?
The grinning couple recently appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres showing looking loved up, but behind the scenes sources have intimated that things havent been plain sailing between the two.
According to OK! The Christmas period was particularly fraught for the pair; Cruise decided to stay at Katies parents house for the holidays to mend fences with the family of his fiancée, who so far have been rather opposed to their darling daughter's choice of man.
However, a close friend told an American mag that: Tom and Katie ended up leaving three days earlier than planned. Katie was in tears, but thats standard when it comes to dealing with family matters and Tom.
They continued: My honest opinion is that the wedding is not going to happen. Neither one of them seems as enthusiastic as they once did about marriage.
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Tom Cruise has South Park episode banned in UK!
UK TV viewers will not get to see an episode of South Park which shows Nicole Kidman and fellow Scientologist John Travolta attempting to coax a fictional Tom Cruise character out of a closet, with Kidman saying: "Don't you think this has gone on long enough? It's time for you to come out of the closet. You're not fooling anyone."
Naturally, the robustly heterosexual Top Gun star took exception to this when Trapped in the Closet aired in the US. The episode also showed Stan - believed by the Cruise character to be the reincarnation of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard - having a pop at Cruise's acting abilities, and Cruise reportedly waved the legal big stick at Paramount and threatened to sue if the offending programme was ever shown again.
An insider said: "Tom is famously very litigious and will go to great lengths to protect his reputation. Tom was said not to like the episode and Paramount just didn't dare risk showing it again. It's a shame that UK audiences will never see it because it's very funny." ®
By Lester Haines
Published Thursday 19th January 2006 12:01 GMT