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[01-14-09] FilmInk's latest issue features an article on Tom and Valkyrie.

[12-30-08] Top Gun: Where are they now? Fantastic look back at the hit movie's cast and crew and what they're up to these days - with pictures! And, really cute pictures of Suri out and about in NYC.

[12-16-08] Tune In Today! EXTRA's Mario Lopez chats with Tom Cruise at the premiere of Valkyrie. Check for syndicated/local listings.

Also, Tom talks to MTV along with Valkyrie's director, Bryan Singer.

Tom is reveling in being a proud papa. Then he goes head to head with Matt Lauer again, but this time it's all friendly talk. And last but not least, the kind couple went on a shopping spree for kids who won't be receiving much of anything else this holiday season. Now that's the true spirit of Christmas!!!

[12-13-08] Tom sings some Elvis on Leno, and contrary to some (eternally nasty) opinions out there, we think it's very cool - check out the article and video clip.

[12-12-08] TUNE IN! Airing TODAY, December 12th, 2008, “EXTRA” follows Tom Cruise on his cross country promotional tour (from Jimmy Kimmel to Jay Leno) for his upcoming film, Valkyrie. Don’t miss it!

*Please check your local listings or visit for time and channel information


Bid 2 Beat AIDS is a huge annual auction of celebrity experiences and memorabilia which last year raised over $250,000. The current auction on eBay features a pair of tickets to see Tom Cruise interviewed onstage at a small theatre in New York City on December 17, 2008 --- and a voucher for drinks afterward at the bar used as the location for the bar in Cocktail. To view the auction, visit

Other celebrity experiences in the auction include activities with The Jonas Brothers, Michael Phelps, Tony Bennett, Bernadette Peters, Tony Hawk, Phoebe Snow, Aimee Mann, Jewel, Joan Rivers, Harvey Fierstein, Michael Feinstein, and more. There are tours of the David Letterman and Howard Stern shows, and hundreds of signed books, photos, and CDs from Madonna, Beyonce, Oscar de la Hoya, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Magic Johnson, and many more stars. The auction benefits LIFEbeat - The Music Industry Fights AIDS.

[10-30-08] Some new Valkyrie images out there - check them out.

[05-05-08] In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Risky Business, BLASToutdoors is giving us 25 pairs of Carpet Skates for YOU TO WIN and reenact your own slide moment akin to Tom's famous move in his undies! FINISHED.


[05-05-08] Sorry about the lapse - been a bit busy. Will be catching up some now...

Tom's talk with Oprah - talking about couch-jumping and family matters. A bit more on the first part here as well.

Tom opens up

Tom has an official website now: - the video montage of the various movies from the last 25 years is great ("Message from Tom'). I actually forget all the stuff he's been in though I have of course seen it all, quite a few many times over. It even makes me nostalgic, I really feel as if I've known him through all those movies all those years! Looking forward to more additions on the site. Though if they keep up the news and what not on there, this unofficial website may be unnecessary soon...

And now some scoop on Suri's second birthday right here and here.

Such a cutie pie!

[11-15-07] Some (overdue) pictures of Tom and family leaving New York right here and a chat with Tom about Lions and Lambs.

[09-30-07] The German government warms to Tom's new film - details here and some more on the filming and Tom's uncanny resemblance to his character can be found here.

[08-23-07] Free outdoor screening of Risky Business in San Jose, CA on August 29th:

There’s a time for playing it safe and a time for…Risky Business
Watch the film where Tom Cruise got his start as Cinema San Pedro meets its ends…for the summer! Cinequest presents a free outdoor screening of Risky Business in San Pedro Square, Wednesday, Aug. 29. Pre-show festivities will begin at 8 p.m. while the film will light up the screen at dusk. A limited number of seats are provided, so be sure to bring some of your own. And don’ t hesitate to arrive early enough to enjoy one of downtown San Jose’s fine easting establishments! Beer from Coop’s microbrewery will be available for $3 and wine will be $4.

Trent Sillanpaa Public Relations Cinequest Inc.
(408) 995-5033

[08-20-07] It's a wild set on Tom's new flick Valkyrie - apparently multiple extras were injured recently, as reported by various sources.

For those who don't know yet, Tom's latest flick is about a Nazi officer who led a failed assasination attempt upon Hitler. It is, not surprisingly, quite controversial of course. It's scheduled to be released in August 2008 and also stars Kenneth Branagh and Bill Nighy, among others.

Tom Cruise in Valkyrie.
Photograph: Frank Connor/AP

[12-15-06] Tom and Katie have a post-wedding party, click for details.

[11-21-06] Tom and Katie's honeymoon scoop - they are staying in the Maldives.

[11-20-06] Tom and Katie get married - the big event in Rome took place on Saturday and it was lovely as expected. Tune in for the details right here. Congratulations to the Cruise family and best of luck!

[08-22/25-06] Tom Cruise and Paramount call it quits - and Tom regrets certain comments about Brooke Shields.

[08-17-06] The folks who've seen baby Suri speak up:

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[07-27-06] Katie's back in shape, check out In Touch Weekly's article below:

[07-23-06] Katie's wedding dress, shedding the baby weight and more - check out the articles from In Touch Weekly and Life & Style Weekly below (click pictures to enlarge):

In Touch Weekly

Life & Style Weekly


[06-30-06] Tom as one of the stars that doesn't seem to age - check out this weeks' In Touch Weekly article:

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[06-28-06] A great link - roles Tom turned down or was considered for: check it out here!

[06-19-06] Tom & Katie voted most affectionate couple by In Touch Weekly. Check it out below:

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[06-01-06] Tom is taking back the turf. Tom has his lawyers suing for various domain names featuring his name - let's hope he likes our page! :) Check out the full scoop here.

Summary of recent news:
Mission:Impossible 3
is doing OK but not as well as hoped. We shall see what the final tally comes to. But critics agree, it's a great movie and definitely better than the first two, so go see it!

Some other tidbits -

Tom & Katie head out for the premiere of m:i:iii in the States.

Brooke Shields sends well wishes to the new parents.

Tom gets that infamous South Park episode pulled.

[05-09-06] Movie Zone has a show about all the Mission: Impossible movies right now, including Tom's new one: check it out here.

[05-02-06] Tom will also appear on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Friday, May 12th. Check your local listings or visit for time and channel.

[05-01-06] See Tom LIVE this Wednesday on Good Morning America!!! Here's the info:

Good Morning America
- Tom Cruise Live -
Wednesday May 3, 2006

Arrival time: 6:30 a.m.  / Show ends promptly at 10:00 a.m.
Address: 44th and Broadway / Across the street from Toys R Us
Reservations required. Call 212 456-7384.

[04-18-06] Baby girl Suri arrived healthy and happy! Katie gave birth to a 7 lb. 7 oz., 20 inch healthy baby girl named Suri Cruise today at 3 a.m. Mom and baby are doing well. Check out some celebs congratulating the happy parents, the origin of the baby's name, etc in a full article here.
The official site is now online at - please go there for all the latest trailers, featurettes and photos.

[04-13-06] OK, here's the latest to the minute:

Tom opens up about his childhood, father, and more in a candid interview with ETonline - read it here. There was also an article in PARADE with an interview with Tom in the Sunday edition (April 9th, 2006), we don't have a link though.

And the Countdown to Baby Cruise (or TomKitten if you like) is still underway... To your left is a very preggers Katie at nine months now!!!

And all about m:i:iii....

Kanye West's M:i:III Theme Online on Y! LAUNCHcast starting Monday 4/10
Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to check out the hot new Kanye West M:i:III theme song track on Yahoo! Music.

GRAMMY award winner Kanye West has put his own spin on the famous hard-hitting M:i:III theme song. Yahoo! Music has begun the countdown; the song will be in rotation on LaunchCast starting Monday 4/10!

Here’s what you have to do:
Visit Yahoo! Music and go into LaunchCast Radio to catch Kanye’s M:i:III theme playing in heavy rotation.

Kanye’s M:i:III theme will be playing on the following LaunchCast Stations:

Today’s Biggest Hits
New Releases
Adult Alternative
Quiet Storm
Spring Break
The Big Jams


Featurette #4 with director J.J. Abrams available here.


A few tidbits:

  • Gameloft will be the movie's mobile game partner/developer.
  • The german poster for the movie can be viewed here.
  • Mission: Impossible III has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of frenetic violence & menace, disturbing images & some sensuality by the Motion Picture Association of America (“MPAA”).


Interview with Maggie Q.


Featurette #3 about the movie's stunts is available here.


Check out the Theatrical trailer now online (click on your desired feed below):

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Featurette # 2 with Philip Seymour Hoffman is available here.


Check out the Japanese trailer now online (click on your desired feed below):

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HOLLYWOOD , CA ( February 6, 2006 ) – Grammy Award-winner Kanye West will interpret the theme to “ Mission : Impossible III,” bringing his inventive, masterful, and dynamic style to the iconic song. Dubbed “the smartest man in pop music” in an October ‘05 TIME Magazine cover story, West – who is also nominated for an additional eight Grammys at the upcoming 48th annual ceremony – continues the tradition of groundbreaking and innovative artists performing the classic theme, as members of U2 did in 1996 for “Mission: Impossible,” followed by Limp Bizkit in 2000 for “M:I–2.”

Tom Cruise said, “As a fan of Kanye’s work, I was thrilled at the prospect of him contributing his talents to ‘M:i:III.’ We wanted to take this installment of ‘ Mission ’ to the next level and Kanye’s music definitely added to accomplishing that goal. As we’ve done with the film, what he’s done with the ‘ Mission ’ theme is going to blow people away.”

Director J.J. Abrams said, “My goal is to take the ‘ Mission ’ franchise and re-interpret it to make a movie that is familiar, but absolutely brand new. Kanye has done just that with his version of the classic Lalo Schifrin theme, and we’re thrilled to be working with him.”

Producer Paula Wagner added, “With each ‘ Mission ’ installment, we have always put a team together that was representative of the very best at their respective crafts. With the addition of Kanye West's music to ‘M:i:III,’ we continue that tradition. His powerful, emotional style is the perfect complement for the mix of drama and action that is in this film.”

The Ultimate Mission - Due to incredible participation during week one, Ultimate Mission Headquarters has responded with additional resources.  In short, we're raising the stakes of the game to an even higher level, rewarding agents with substantial prizes every week in addition to the Grand and First Prizes.  Prizes like the XBOX 360, PSP, Portable DVD Player, and Video IPOD are available each week!

[03-31-06] We have moved! If you haven't noticed, we have our own domain now: and the ChalkBoard is back online - fresh and ready for your posts. More updates on m:i:iii to come in a few...

[02-17-06] Tom & Katie deny split rumors - full article here. According to the reps, the two are very much together and looking forward to the baby and planning their wedding. The two are currently in Australia for a media moguls funeral.

[02-16-06] Our apologies that these M:i:III updates are a bit late - we had some technical difficulties, which are now resolved, so enjoy:

Check out the Super Bowl TV spot "Escape 30" online (click on your desired feed below):

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An exclusive introduction to the trailer
by J.J. Abrams and Tom Cruise

The teaser trailer

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[02-04-06] M:I:iii spot during Super Bowl tomorrow, Feb 5th! The spot will contain key info to complete the first clue for the M:I:iii Scavenger Hunt - this clue will be released after 5pm on Monday, February 6th. Also, after the ad spot runs during the Super Bowl, you can catch it on Apple's trailer section ( in HD Quicktime on Monday, February 6th after 6pm. Here's the official press release:


During the first half of Super Bowl XL on February 5, Paramount Pictures will unveil a new thirty-second spot for “ Mission : Impossible III” that will also kick off The Ultimate Mission, a fully integrated interactive scavenger hunt. Headquartered at, The Ultimate Mission invites online users to register as Impossible Mission Force agents to solve mysteries and find clues that have been embedded in original content created especially for partners’ sites; the found clues will pay off when moviegoers see “M:i:III” on May 5.

In the movie, Tom Cruise returns as Special Agent Ethan Hunt, who faces the mission of his life. Director J.J. Abrams (“Lost,” “Alias”) brings his unique blend of action and drama to the billion-dollar franchise. The film will be released nationwide on May 5, 2006 .

Commenting on the announcement, Gerry Rich, president of worldwide motion picture marketing for Paramount Pictures, said, “When you’ve got the goods, it’s exciting to share it with the fans as early as you possibly can. Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams have brought all their talents to ‘M:i:III’ – this is Ethan Hunt’s most personal mission yet. It’s only a taste, but this spot will definitely tell you what we’ve got in store on May 5 th.”

The spot holds the clue to solve the first question in The Ultimate Mission, which starts the next day and spans the next three months. The scavenger hunt will range from the very largest sites on the web to the smallest but most loyal fansites. During the hunt, prospective IMF agents will use their web search and detection skills to find “M:i:III” badges integrated directly into partners’ content. As agents find badges, their dossiers on will be stamped, similar to a passport, with logos of the informant sites where the answers were found. With each badge found, the dossier will reveal new code words containing clues to key story points of the film.

Amy Powell, vice president of interactive marketing for Paramount Pictures, said, “Never before has anyone tried to orchestrate a scavenger hunt with the breadth of ours and the diversity of partners we have involved. The goal of the ‘M:i:III’ Ultimate Mission is to allow ‘agents’ around the world to engage with the themes of ‘ Mission : Impossible,’ embracing technology in the same way the franchise has for decades. The hunt combines the best of two worlds: fans of Tom Cruise and the franchise will now have the opportunity to get personally involved with the most exciting ‘Mission’ so far, and fans of J.J. Abrams – who’ve previously used the Internet to unlock some of the mysteries of ‘Lost’ – will get to take that passion to a new level.”

“ Mission : Impossible III” stars Tom Cruise and is directed by J.J. Abrams. The film also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell, Maggie Q, and Laurence Fishburne.

Paramount Pictures presents a Cruise|Wagner production, “ Mission : Impossible III.” The film is directed by J.J. Abrams, from a screenplay written by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & J.J. Abrams, based on the television series created by Bruce Geller. The film is produced by Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner.

Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIAB), one of the world’s largest entertainment and media companies and a leader in the production, promotion, and distribution of entertainment news, sports and music.

Lots more pictures coming in a day or so from M:I:iii so stay tuned!

[01-05-06] Happy New Year, everyone! Perhaps not so for Tom & Katie, though... There are rumors that the relationship is on the rocks.

Here is a flattering bit on Tom's fashion sense that might be of interest.

And now to more on M:I:iii from the official sources...

Ultimate Mission: M:i:III Scavenger Hunt Announced

Do you have what it takes to become a top IMF agent?  Do you have the wits and skill to complete our tasks? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go to for your debriefing for "The Ultimate Mission" - the upcoming M:i:III Scavenger hunt which will begin on 2/6/2006. You will be able to compete with fellow agents to be the top points earner, and earn prizes and rewards along the way.
Learn more and sign up now:

... good luck agent. You'll need it.

Paramount Pictures Presents
A Cruise|Wagner Production
Produced by Tom Cruise Paula Wagner
Based on the Television Series Created by Bruce Geller
Written by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & J. J. Abrams
Directed by J. J. Abrams

Cast: Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Laurence Fishburne, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Keri Russell, Maggie Q

Synopsis: Tom Cruise returns as Special Agent Ethan Hunt, who faces the mission of his life in Mission: Impossible III. Director J. J. Abrams (Lost, Alias) brings his unique blend of action and drama to the billion-dollar franchise.

Release: May 5, 2006

This film is not yet rated.

Tom Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt
in Mission: Impossible III.

Photo by Stephen Vaughan.

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[11-07-05] Sorry for the break, folks - vacation was calling! And while we were off, Katie Holmes becomes preggers as you've surely heard - read more here - and now Tom exchanges publicists (probably due to bad press this summer - e.g: check out his sister Lee Anne De Vette moves over for Rogers & Cowan - the full scoop here. It's a busy time - more details on MI:3 coming soon, so stay tuned!

[09-13-05] Tom is dishing about Katie and his upcoming nuptials on the set of Mission:Impossible 3, in an interview with Jann Carl. Check out the two interview articles below:

[08-16-05] IMAX® Space Station - narrated by Tom,available now on DVD! Press release follows:


Price: $19.98 SRP
Street Date: June 7, 2005
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Not Rated
Running time: 47 minutes

Launching onto DVD for the First Time June 7

Burbank, Calif., March 17, 2005- Prepare to launch 220 miles above Earth at 17,500 mph to experience a remarkable out-of-this-world adventure with the popular IMAX® film Space Station, the first-ever cinematic journey to the famed International Space Station (ISS). As astoundingly beautiful as it is technically dazzling, this extraordinary film, narrated by Academy Award®-winner Tom Cruise, is the closest most people will ever come to real space exploration. Blasting off onto DVD June 7, this one of a kind DVD is loaded with extras and priced to own at $19.98 SRP from Warner Home Video.

One of the most popular IMAX® films ever (over $57 Million U.S. Box Office), Space Station treats audiences like real astronauts from blast-off to life inside the ISS. Made with the cooperation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Space Station is the story of the unique partnership of 16 nations building a laboratory in outer space – a permanent facility for the study of the effects of long-duration exposure to zero gravity and the necessary first step towards the global co-operative effort needed if man is to someday set foot on Mars. The film is highlighted by the challenges, setbacks and triumphs of this groundbreaking engineering feat…and ultimately, the shared international victory of men and women whose dreams exceed the limits of life on Earth.

Space Station follows two separate space shuttles that leave from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center and Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome to rendezvous with their new home in orbit 220 miles above Earth. Now people of every age and language can work side by side with their space-walking crewmates, building and inhabiting this unprecedented structure in space.

“After a very impressive run at IMAX® theaters around the country, we are excited to release the ultimate space movie experience, Space Station, for fans to enjoy at home,” said Christine Martinez, WHV Vice President, Non-theatrical Franchise Marketing. “This DVD gives audiences an experience like none other by offering incredible extra features that take the viewer to the next level. Bonus features include an exclusive guided tour through the ISS from the astronauts who lived and worked there, interviews with the astronauts explaining how this movie was made in space, never-before-seen photos, and more. Space Station is the perfect film for anyone who wants a first hand look at what it is like to travel into space.”

The Space Station DVD extra content includes:

Featurette: Adventures in Space – The Process of Moviemaking

Director/Astronaut Commentary

Two Audio Visual Astronaut Guided Tours Of The ISS

Photo Gallery (including never-before-seen photos)

With operations in 89 international territories Warner Home Video Inc., a Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

[07-01-05] Tom & Brooke's "War of the Words" - Brooke Shields lets herself be heard on Tom's comments from the Today Show - check it out. And Brooke, being female and a mom, I'm most certainly with you on this one. - Editor's note

[06-27-05] Tom has a semi-confrontation regarding those comments about Brooke Shield's post-partum depression on the Today Show's interview with Matt Lauer - check out the scoop here.

[06-26-05] "Tom kills Oprah" - a spoof on his appearance on Oprah's show - very funny.

[06-24-05] Tom knew he wanted to marry Katie from the moment he met her - more gushing here from War of the Worlds premiere in New York.

[06-22-05] Tom had a little run-in with some practical jokers water squirting him on Sunday on the red carpet, if you haven't heard yet - here's the full story. Looks like he won't be pressing charges though, more here on that.

[06-18-05] More on the engagement from our friends at WTOL: Thanks again, Alan!

From a new interview with Katie's dad to a Tom Cruise conference with Tom announcing the engagement (and details on Katie Holmes converting to Scientology!!), lots of videos and articles to check out straight from Katie's hometown of Toledo.


[06-17-05] TOM AND KATIE ENGANGED! looks like Tom O'Neil was right on the money - here's the scoop, courtesy of

TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES are engaged! Tom confirmed the news himself at a Paris press conference with his new bride-to-be. "Today is a magnificent day for me, I'm engaged to a magnificent woman," he revealed. Tom proposed to Katie Thursday night in Paris, at the romantic Eiffel Tower. As to why Hollywood's top gun chose that particular spot? "It's Paris, it's a beautiful city, it's very romantic." Tom asked Katie to marry him around 12:30 a.m. at the end of a late night, candlelight dinner at Le Jules Verne restaurant, which is on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Click here for more...

[06-14-05] Tom and Katie's romance graded an "A" by's Tom O'Neil - check it out. And more on Tom's War of the Worlds right here (and pics below).

[06-08-05] Tom's 'Mission' Cruises Ahead - courtesy of

After various setbacks, it looks like TOM CRUISE's next mission is finally about to be launched. ET has confirmed that Cruise will reprise his role as special agent Ethan Hunt for 'Mission: Impossible 3,' which is now scheduled to begin filming July 18 in Italy. J.J. ABRAMS, creator of the hit TV series "Alias" and "Lost," will direct the highly-anticipated third installment. Actor VING RHAMES also returns for the sequel, while new additions to the cast include JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS ('Bend It Like Beckham') and MICHELLE MONAGHAN ('The Bourne Supremacy'). Producers are reportedly aiming for a May 2006 release date. Meanwhile, Cruise is currently busy promoting his upcoming film, 'War of the Worlds,' which heads to theaters nationwide on June 29.

[06-07-05] And more gushing from the Batman Begins premiere - check it out here.

(By the way, it's such a thrill for us to be promoting Christian Bale's new movie, Batman Begins, thanks to Tom conveniently dating Katie, since Christian happens to be this Editor's favorite actor!
Batman Begins opens in theatres nationwide on June 15th, don't miss it! Of course War of the Worlds opens on June 29th, so June is an awesome movie month this year.)

[06-06-05] Tom & Katie on MTV's Movie Awards - airs June 9th at 8:30 ET/PT - click here for more as well as a clip of the two leaving on Tom's motorcycle from the award show.

[06-03-05] Katie Holmes gushes about Tom in a new interview here.

[05-26-05] Ted Casablanca is not buying Tom's new romance... read some juicy Hollywood gossip right here.

[05-23-05] Tom is in love!!! He makes his declaration on Oprah's show - read more here.

And for pictures from that Oprah show - click here.
Thank you to the Katie Holmes fansite for those pics.

[05-20-05] Tom is crazy over Katie - apparently he's not so shy about sharing the scoop on his latest relationship because he's just so thrilled! Here's what ETonline has about it (click here to go to the full article):

Tom Cruise: Crazy for Katie!

May 20, 2005

Tom & Katie in Rome

The typically cool, calm and collected TOM CRUISE is no more, as the megastar is revealing he is crazy over new girlfriend KATIE HOLMES on national TV!

On Monday's episode of OPRAH, Tom doesn't even try to conceal his excitement over his new relationship -- he literally jumps up for joy when asked about the adorable, 26-year-old Ms. Holmes.

The audience then gets an ever bigger surprise, as Tom goes backstage to bring out his new girl for the world to see! Oprah's delighted reaction: "What has happened to you!?"

The handsome couple have been dating for a little over a month, and have been seen everywhere together -- whether it's snuggling at Oprah's White Tie Ball in Santa Barbara last weekend, kissing for the cameras in Europe or jet-setting off to Mexico!

It all started when Tom reportedly called Katie out of the blue for a private meeting. Next thing she knows, they're on his private jet dining on sushi -- and then vacationing in Rome together in front of the paparazzi!

Tom's summer blockbuster 'War of the Worlds,' opens June 29, while Katie's hot flick, 'Batman Begins,' flies into theaters June 15.

[05-18-05] ET has an exclusive, first look behind the scenes at the new Cruise/Spielberg collaboration!

[05-17-05] Katie Holmes dishes in a new interview for In Style magazine's June issue - check it out!

[05-09-05] Ted Casablanca's scoop on Tom & Katie - check it out!

[04-29-05] A big thank you to Alan B. at WTOL for the following:

Katie Holmes' father, Martin Holmes, says her relationship with Tom is "the real deal."  There's streaming video of a phone interview with him on!
And an accompanying article can be seen here.

[04-28-05] Tom has a confirmed new love interest and she's a bit younger than our 42-year old hunk - Katie Holmes, soon to be seen as Batman's (Christian Bale) love interest in Batman Begins (coming out June 17th - must see movie, folks, if only for Christian's acting!) is 26 and definitely past her engagement to Chris Klein (broke up in February this year) and brief fling with Josh Hartnett. She's having a good year, I'd say!

Check out two articles with more juicy details here and here.

[04-11-05] The winners have now been notified via email of our Fade In Magazine contest giveaway. Thank you everyone for the terrific response in just a few days!!

[04-08-05] If you haven't seen the new trailer for War of the Worlds, you're missing out - it looks fantastic!

On a personal note, I just left a showing of Sin City about 40 minutes into it, and it was 40 minutes later than I should have! That movie has offended me on so many levels, it has claimed the spot for "Worst movie I've ever seen" (or not, since I couldn't even sit through it till the end - an EXTREMELY rate phenomenon for me, this is only the second such occurence in all my life, and I see movies weekly). And it's not the stylistic approach that I minded, I thought that was rather creative, but otherwise it was the most needlessly pornographic, pointlessly violent, unnecessarily disturbing piece of crap I have ever witnessed. Actually, it would be the second such movie - I feel very similarly about Kubrick's "Clockwork Orange" to give you a frame of reference on my movie perspectives. Anyway, just thought I had to put my two cents out there because this movie disturbed me that much and I have the luxury of this website to voice my opinions. - Webmaster

[04-03-05] As promised, we are giving away 10 issues of the Fade In magazine below thanks to generous folks in Publicity at Odin, Pro.


10 Issue Giveaway

ENTER TO WIN: This contest has now finished and the winners have been notified.

Contest ends April 10th, 2005 - winners will be notified by email on April 11th (we will ask for a mailing address then).

All emails will be discarded after the contest wraps as always. We don't sell/distribute any info (we hate SPAM email just as much as you.)

[03-29-05] Check out Fade In magazine's best-selling issue and stay tuned to our News section because we will be giving away 10 of these issues shortly!!!

-Annual Oscar Issue Features Unprecedented Ten-page Interview With Hollywood's Biggest Star-

Los Angeles, CA (Date)-FADE IN - the only consumer magazine for film enthusiasts interested in a more revealing, comprehensive look behind the scenes of the entertainment industry as well as in-depth interviews with their favorite stars and filmmakers - announces its 2005 Awards edition (Vol. 8, No. 2) the highest selling issue in the publication's nine-year history. Featuring an unprecedented ten-page Q&A with cover subject Tom Cruise, FADE IN's Awards issue has sold a remarkable 86.3% of all newsstand and bookstore copies to date, breaking the previous sell-through record of 64%.

"We're excited to announce that FADE IN's Awards issue is the best-selling edition since the magazine's 1994 inception," said Editor-in-Chief Audrey Kelly. "Because Tom Cruise is Hollywood's biggest movie star ever we knew that the cover would draw consumers at the newsstand, though we weren't expecting an almost 90 percent sell-through. We're extremely proud of this achievement."

In addition to the Tom Cruise interview, FADE IN's Awards issue also includes The Movies and Performances That Mattered in 2004; The Truth About the Academy Voting Process; The Top 25 Soundtracks of the Year; interviews with Mark Wahlberg, Liam Neeson, Jamie Foxx, Imelda Staunton, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Pedro Almodovar and Cate Blanchett; and many more.

Published for Hollywood's high profile creatives, film enthusiasts and those aspiring to break into the industry, FADE IN delivers exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage and in-depth Q&A-formatted interviews with the industry's biggest names. Honored as Best Movie Magazine of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post, FADE IN is published quarterly with a 600,000 combined circulation and newsstand price of $4.95.

[03-07-05] New Q&A clips posted on Yahoo! Movies - Tom and Steven answer fans' questions. Check it out.

[03-03-05] Could Tom have a new lady in the works? We hear some rumors from Ted Casablanca's Awful Truth column:

Sofía Vergara

"I declare, I had just gotten off the horn with a pal closer to Tom Cruise than Liz is to her mutts (no joke), to ask about this Penélope Cruz-with-cleavage Tom's dating. (Sofía Vergara? Oh yeah--Mark Wahlberg's old flame and Jamie Foxx's flamette? Yup.)

"What's up?" I asked the source (who I'm keeping anonymous--don't wanna lose my Tom poop!), as if it were any of my damn business.

"Apparently, you knew about this before any of us did," said Deep-Cruise. "I saw that you said this would be happening a few weeks ago."

"Did I?" I responded, pulling a semi-denial straight out of the Madonna school of acting. "Oh, I was just told that by another source," I continued, not mentioning to Deep-Cruise that the other informant could probably best be described as Deeper-Cruise, but what-ev.

"Look, it was just one date," added Deep-C. "He took her home, kissed her good night. Outside. That was it."

Deeper-C. says a new gal-pal for Tom is in the works. Without a doubt. No more info was offered. Is it Sofía?"
(Click here for full article)

[02-07-05] For those that missed the Superbowl commercial for WOTW, check it out below at the link! Also, ETOnline has a bit on that exclusive as well right here.

[02-03-05] Another new pic from WOTW below, click to enlarge as always and enjoy!

Also, on Sunday 2/6 at 10PM (PST) there will be a new Television commercial available from Apple's WOTW trailer site, featuring first footage from the movie, so check it out!

[01-25-05] Two new official pics from WOTW below and something to look forward to during the Superbowl: "Paramount Pictures today announced that there will be a :30 second TV spot for War Of The Worlds during the SuperBowl on FOX on Sunday February 6, 2005, which will feature the first footage from the film!"

[01-19-05] And for those searching for posters - the Tom Cruise CyberStore now has a TON of posters for you to choose from!

Watch star Tom Cruise and director Steven Spielberg answer fans' questions about their latest film, 'War of the Worlds.'


You can also email new questions for them to answer!

[01-13-05] Tom gets a well-deserved award (courtesy of ETonline):

© 2005 Kevin Winter / Getty Images

Tom Cruise received the Distinguished Career
Achievement in Performing
Arts Award.

"'Collateral' co-stars TOM CRUISE and JAMIE FOXX braved the Southern California rain Monday night along with other stars to receive praise from the Broadcast Critics Association at the 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards.

Taking a break from filming 'War of the Worlds' for STEVEN SPIELBERG, a grinning Tom reunited with his 'Collateral' co-star to receive the Distinguished Career Achievement in Performing Arts Award.

'Collateral' was just one of 10 films nominated for Best Picture, alongside 'The Aviator,' 'Hotel Rwanda,' 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,' 'Kinsey,' 'Sideways,' 'Million Dollar Baby,' 'Ray' and 'The Phantom of the Opera.' But it would be 'Sideways' that would steal the Best Picture prize -- along with four other awards."


And two new pictures from the War of the Worlds movie (click on each to enlarge):

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[01-03-05] Happy New Year everyone!!! And right away a treat for you - the first official photo from War of the Worlds below (click on it to enlarge):

Tom & Dakota in War of the Worlds
Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning star in Paramount Pictures'
"War of the Worlds," directed by Steven Spielberg

[12-22-04] And the official poster is here:

Official Website:

Check out the trailer at the site above!

[11-25-04] Click here to read the book The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells which is the basis for Tom's latest movie. To see some pictures from the set of the movie go to - make sure you scroll way down on the page to see them. The release date for the movie looks to be June 29th, 2005. Happy Thanksgiving!

[11-18-04] Preview site for War of the Worlds - and this week only, you can also submit a question to Tom and Steven for an interview coming up at this site! You've got till Friday...

[08-31-04] For the latest updates on Tom's newest project with Steven Spielberg, click here for War of the Worlds.

[08-27-04] For those of you in the UK looking to be an audience with Tom, read below (if this email bounces on you, let me know):

I am looking for die-hard Tom Cruise fans living in the UK....Do you have an interesting story about Tom? What have you done for your idol? Do you have any tattoos dedicated to him? If this sounds like you...then please contact Susan on

MTV UK is giving you the chance to be in our TRL studio audience when Tom joins us on Thursday 2nd September...

so email Susan with your stories / love of Tom and if selected you will be sitting in the very same studio as him at our Leicester Square, London studios.....

Susan Younis

TRL ~ MTV UK ~ 1 Leicester Square ~ London ~ WC2H-7NA.

[08-13-04] For a little bit about Tom's new movie, Collateral, endulge here, and a little more endulgence here with Diane Sawyer!

Silver-haired and evil,
he is still a hottie!

Diane has a nice chat with Tom and Jamie...

[08-10-04] Tom & Jamie at the Collateral party in NYC today (thanks Party girl!):

[08-7-04] Tom at the Collateral party in Los Angeles today (thanks Fashion Police!):

[07-30-04] Tom does an interview with a young reporter for Teen People magazine.

[07-29-04] Heatwave does a little special on Tom's evolution to what he is today, very nice lots of pics, click here. Also, don't miss the Tom Cruise: E! Entertainment Special - Premieres: Aug. 1, 9 p.m. Encores: Aug. 2, 12 a.m.; Aug. 5, 1 a.m., 1 p.m.

[06-25-04] Tom after carrying the torch through LA (thanks Party Girl!):

Tom with Kate Hudson at a party (thanks Party Girl!):

[06-25-04] Tom does a fun interview and answers fans' questions for TRL - the full show will air Monday June 28th on MTV. Some scoop on Collateral, Tom's new movie, which hits theater August 6th, should also be provided.

[06-16-04] Olympic Torch gets on the way today - (Thanks to ETOnline for the update below):

Venice Beach in today's not-so-sunny Southern California is the starting point for the Olympic torch's journey through Los Angeles. SYLVESTER STALLONE and L.A. Dodgers owner FRANK McCOURT are among the first in the nearly 150-person relay. ELLEN DeGENERES will also run in West Hollywood before TOM CRUISE carries it tonight through the center field of Dodger Stadium. The 2004 Summer Games kick off Aug. 13 in Athens, Greece.

[06-10-04] Tom to carry the Olympic Torch!! Apparently so will Sylvester Stallone and Ellen DeGeneres - check it out.

[05-10-04] Exclusive interview with Tom in Buy Magazine - "Tom Cruisin'", check it out!

[04-01-04] Some scoop from E! Online's Ted for you (dishing on the breakup, possible motives, etc.) See Ted's full weekly gossip column here (LOVE IT!).

"I've been waiting for eons to hear about my last press request, which was a comment on the dirt that came from the same source who tipped me off to the breakup with Penélope Cruz. Said poop was the cupid quip that Tom wanted second wife Nicole back.

No word, as yet.

It makes sense though, par-tick when sources close to N.K. tell me how utterly committed the former twosome is with their kids. Apparently, Tom wants things back the way they were one relationship prior.

Who knows? But what I'm really, well, hesitant to reveal is what some who hang in the circles that keep the Cruise engine churning are chatting about: Mr. C. broke up with Ms. C. before the Oscars so as to get a sympathy card, not to mention an Oscar, to bitter boot!

Sorta like Nicole did last year. Or so it would seem (I happen to think it had more to do with her vibrant performance, but what the hell do I know? I just pass this back-stabbing crap along for your consumption).

Well, we do know the breakup occurred in January, at least, right? Oscar noms came out in February. But there was no T.C. nod for The Last Samurai, so no bustup news followed.

Jeez, this town is warped. Sometimes.

Hold the presses! Tom-love's swell new PR team did get back to me only to say they couldn't get back to me, no personal commentary--that sorta thang (certainly were peachy with the pissy-esque message though).

However. Though I don't have as many spies in Camp T.C. as I do in N.K.'s horsey set, a very close-a-rooney chum to Cruise told me this: "I hardly think Tom arranges his life based on the Oscars. In fact, you can count on it!"

Well, at this point, since T.C. has been robbed of the damn gold-butted thing twice (Born on the Forth of July, Magnolia), I would hope that's true."

[03-26-04] It appears the rumors about Tom & Penelope splitting in January were true - the couple has publicly confirmed the split! All we can say - we loved Nicole and we still do. Read the full disclose on the split below, courtesy of E!:

March 25, 2004

Hollywood's hottest couple is reportedly no more. People magazine reported Thursday that TOM CRUISE and PENELOPE CRUZ ended their three-year relationship in January. Cruise's sister and publicist LEE ANN DEVETTE tells the mag that the couple, who spent long periods apart while filming, "broke up at the end of January and it's amicable." Penelope's spokesman also told the magazine that neither star is dating anyone else and the two "remain good friends and still talk often."

[03-17-04] [Courtesy of E!'s Daily Fix Newsletter:] Spielberg & Cruise Declare 'War'

"STEVEN SPIELBERG and TOM CRUISE are re-teaming to bring 'The War of the Worlds' back to the big screen. Cruise is expected to star in what's sure to be a high-action, special effects-laden movie. H.G. WELLS wrote the book back in 1898, but it became a classic when ORSON WELLES' radio performance of the piece fooled people into thinking that Earth was actually under attack by Martians."

[03-03-04] Tom sends a heartfelt message to Melissa DeHart, an aspiring news reporter who is recovering from anorexia (and has been all over E!'s news). Check out the full article here.

[Excerpt from E! Online's Article:]
And helping Melissa to keep going is superstar TOM CRUISE, who videotaped a heartfelt message of hope to her.

"Melissa, hi, how are you?" said Tom. "Listen, I hope you're recovering very quickly, and just know that tomorrow is important. I want you to know that my very best wishes are with you, and we're thinking about you. So you be well and take care of yourself. Come on back, alright?"

Melissa told ET that getting a shot of motivation from Tom was the best medicine and that she hopes to meet him someday "when I'm a regular weight and it will be an even more brighter reunion. Thanks a lot."

[03-02-04] The Last Samurai is coming out on DVD on May 4th, 2004! Below are the contents of the special features:

Special Features:
Tom Cruise: A Warrior's Journey — Cruise and Zwick explore the physical aspects of Cruise's role and the spiritual aspects of the Samurai lifestyle
Edward Zwick: Director's Video Journal
History vs. Hollywood: The Last Samurai History Channel Documentary about historical depictions in the film
A walk-and-talk tour through the sets from conception to construction to final scenes on film
In-depth look at costume design with Academy Award nominated designer Ngila Dickson
Featurette about the training of the extras in the ways of the Samurai
From Soldier to Samurai: The Weapons — A close-up look at the period weaponry and how it was used in the film
Additional Scenes: The Beheading and Algren and Katsumoto
Japanese Premieres — Film premieres in Tokyo & Kyoto


[02-17-04] Tom will be on E! tomorrow night,February 18th on CBS (10 p.m. EST/PST) discussing the Last Samurai and the love scene involved - check it out!

[01-20-04] Tom nearly got decapitated!! Check it out. And Tom discovers his Welsh roots - check that out too. And one more - Tom doing proposals for other people on the air.

And a candid shot with Tom mingling with the fans
at the London Last Samurai premiere - love it!
For more pics from the event, visit here.

[01-15-04] Tom & Penelope scoring a hit with E!'s Fashion Police -

[11-29-03] From the ETNewsletter of 11/26/03:

"HBO headed behind the scenes with TOM CRUISE for all-new footage of Tom's epic story of 'The Last Samurai.' The star with the multi-million dollar smile plays a jaded Civil War vet who goes to Japan to train its army in the ways of modern warfare, but Tom needed some training of his own. Stunt coordinator NICK POWELL was impressed by Tom's prowess with a sword and says by the end of the shoot Tom looked like a true Samurai. The larger-than-life battle scenes set on bucolic hills are just part of the story; Tom points out that it's also a romantic story.
HBO's "First Look: The Last Samurai" debuts on Monday. The movie hits theaters December 5th."

Since Tom's on TV a lot lately, click here for his latest schedule!

THE LAST SAMURAI TO BE RELEASED ON ELEKTRA RECORDS - 100th Career Film Score by Academy Award™-Winning Composer Hans Zimmer! logo
Get a copy of the the Last Samurai Soundtrack:

Save more than 20%!

(November 3, 2003) - New York, NY - On November 25, 2003, Elektra Records will release Academy Award™-winning composer Hans Zimmer's score from this holiday season's highly anticipated film, the epic action drama The Last Samurai, starring Tom Cruise, Timothy Spall, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada and Koyuki.

The Last Samurai marks a career milestone for world-famous composer Hans Zimmer: his 100th film score. Zimmer began his film music career in the mid 1980s after achieving success as a pop recording artist in London, and entered film scoring through his collaborations with composer Stanley Meyers (The Deer Hunter, My Beautiful Launderette, Moonlighting), making his solo debut with A World Apart in 1988. His outstanding collection of work includes The Lion King, for which Zimmer won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Grammy and a Tony, in addition to six other Oscar-nominated scores, including those for Best Picture winners Rain Man and Driving Miss Daisy, along with The Thin Red Line, As Good As it Gets, The Preachers Wife and The Prince of Egypt. His other diverse credits include Mission Impossible 2, Black Hawk Down, A League of Their Own, True Romance, the Grammy-winning Crimson Tide, and five films with director Ridley Scott, including Thelma & Louise, Hannibal, the multi-award winning Gladiator and, most recently, Matchstick Men. A pioneer in the use of synthesizers, digital instruments, and the latest computer technology, Zimmer is widely considered to be the father of integrating electronic sound with traditional orchestral arrangements.

Set in Japan during the 1870s, The Last Samurai tells the story of Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), an American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country's army in the art of modern warfare. As the government attempts to eradicate the ancient Samurai warrior class, led by Kazumoto (Ken Watanabe), in preparation for more Westernized and trade-friendly policies, Algren finds himself unexpectedly affected by his encounters with Kazumoto and the Samurai, placing him at the center of a struggle between the two eras and worlds with only his own sense of honor to guide him.

“The first obstacle I faced with this score was that Japanese music can be truly inaccessible to most Western audiences”, explained Zimmer. “So I needed to immerse Cruise’s Algren character into this foreign world to such a degree that it ultimately becomes his home. The key to this was a concept I formed right at the beginning of the project: writing Western melodies informed by a Japanese aesthetic, to find a way of contrasting the romanticism of America with the formality and stillness of Japan. So I wrote a typically overblown, restless, and, ultimately, very Western theme for Algren; but one that also develops alongside the character as he’s drawn towards Katzumoto’s peaceful themes concerning power and nature.”

To highlight the formality of Japanese culture in his score, Zimmer makes great use of the large, wooden Japanese Taiko drum. “Everybody uses Taikos in their scores these days, but I felt that nobody had ever really captured their awesome and emotional power. For example, when you stand next to someone who hits an enormous Taiko with something resembling a baseball bat, your whole ribcage expands from the shear size of the sound; but if you tap them lightly, it’s like thunder rolling down a valley.” To achieve these sonic qualities for the film, Zimmer turned to electronics: “I spent three weeks recording and manipulating around 10,000 Taiko hits electronically until they started to sound natural, and then selected the best ones by their emotional resonance. The whole process of molding and sculpting these sounds in my studio was very Last Samurai, and I think it’s best summed up by Kazumoto himself in the movie, that you can spend your life looking for a perfect cherry-blossom and it wouldn’t be a wasted life.”

The Last Samurai will be released nationwide by Warner Bros. Pictures on December 5, 2003. The Elektra Records soundtrack will be in stores on November 25, 2003.

Lots of 'Samurai' links for you and a wish for a Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating!! Tom & Penelope are cooking their own turkey too (click here for more in that) . Here are the links:

Cruise at Last Finds an Epic with 'Samurai'
Tom's been all over TV lately promoting his upcoming movie - Oprah, Larry King, you name it - We won't post it here but keep checking your local listings to catch him on your box!
'Last Samurai' Cast & Crew Credit Cruise
Stunts in 'Samurai' Prove Tricky for Cruise & Cast
Cruise Invokes Scientology for Making him a Great 'Samurai'
Cruise & Cruz Cook Turkey Together

[11-12-03] The Last Samurai is fast approaching - by the way, check out the website for a new screensaver, SMS updates, official guide and more!!! December 5th is almost here! In the meantime, here are some goodies to get you excited:

Click here to download an EXCLUSIVE Windows Media Skin. (Works best with Windows XP. Windows Media Player 9 Series required)

Last Samurai Skin

Teaser Photos Exclusive from WarnerBros!

[10-02-03] It's not Tom specific but still an awesome cause involved celebrities - go check out the World Society for the Protection of Animals' auction at for some cool memorabilia and more!

"Calling all celebrity fans! Pick up autographed goodies from today’s hottest stars and help protect animals at the same time. WSPA (The World Society for the Protection of Animals) kicks off its internet auction to benefit animals at, starting October 1st until midnight October 31st!

Music sensations Yoko Ono, REM, Tom Cochrane, Joni Mitchell and Tim McGraw; and sports heroes like Wayne Gretzky, Paul Henderson, Mario Lemieux, Elvis Stojko, the “WWE” and the “Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders” have all contributed to the month-long event!

The auction also features whale and bear watching excursions, trips, dinners, theatre tickets, ski lift tickets, special attractions, artwork, gift baskets and other highly sought after items."

[07-25-03] Update! Love Chain: Tom Cruise is airing tomorrow night again (July 26th) at 8:30 a.m.; 12 p.m., 9 p.m. and on July 27th at 10 a.m.

[07-21-03] If you missed the E! special on Tom's lovely ladies pre-Nicole and Penelope, check out their online article, complete with pictures of all the beauties (also, E! will no doubt be re-running it's segment which aired on Sunday at 10pm EST quite a bit so see you local listings...) Check out the Tom Cruise: Love Chain!

[07-14-03] At the Movies Auction coming up on July 24th - with some Tom goodies you may be interested in:

Tom's overcoat from A Few Good Men and his suit from Mission: Impossible!

Check out the full action here...

>> CLICK HERE to see older news - TONS OF PAGES OF IT GOING BACK TO 1997!



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