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Sep 15, 2006 Brad Grey's Scientology Scare — Radar Online
When Viacom kingpin Sumner Redstone cited Tom Cruise's personal conduct as the reason for killing his production deal with Paramount, the 83-year-old mogul's candor rocked Hollywood. But Radar has learned Redstone may have let Cruise off easy, particularly in light of allegations the actor dispatched goons from the Church of Scientology to intimidate Redstone's studio chieftan, Brad Grey.
According to a high-ranking media executive, Paramount Pictures honcho Grey had a highly unpleasant run-in with the Church during his tense negotiations with ...
Sep 8, 2006 The real reason Tom Cruise got fired — Slate Magazine
Sep 3, 2006 Tom says sorry for drugs jibe — The Observer (London, UK)
The Observer (London, UK)
American actor Tom Cruise has apologised to Brooke Shields for criticising her use of antidepressant drugs while suffering postnatal depression after the birth of her first daughter. According to Shields, Cruise, a member of the Scientology cult which condemns the use of antidepressants, came to her house and apologised last Thursday. 'He came over to my house and he gave me a heartfelt apology,' Shields said on Friday on
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. 'And he apologised for bringing me ... Aug 28, 2006 Paramount-Cruise plot thickens: Spielberg left in dark — Seattle Times
This summer's biggest Hollywood breakup has left Steven Spielberg caught in the middle. The director was blindsided by Paramount Pictures' decision to dump Tom Cruise, Spielberg's spokesman said Thursday. Sumner Redstone, chairman of Paramount parent Viacom, dropped the bombshell in an interview in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal. Spielberg is a Paramount powerbroker, but he "had no advance knowledge of Sumner Redstone's position," rep Marvin Levy said Thursday. "The story broke when Steven was on an airplane. He found out when the ...
Aug 27, 2006 Film magnate's wife 'threatened boycott of Cruise movies' — NZ Herald
HOLLYWOOD - A novel theory of what lay behind the sacking of Tom Cruise by his Hollywood studio has emerged: he got up the nose of the main man's wife. Reports are circulating that the star so angered Paula Fortunato, wife of Sumner Redstone, boss of the studio's parent company, that she told her husband she was "boycotting Cruise's product for ever". Some film-world blogs have suggested this statement - provoked apparently by Cruise's criticisms of Brooke Shields's use of prescribed ...
Aug 24, 2006 Bruised Cruise — CNN
[...] COOPER: Oh, the video of Tom Cruise in happier times with Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone. Earlier this week, the actor's production company was dumped by Viacom's Paramont Pictures division. Cruise, who in the past – that's Sumner Redstone on the left. Yes. Cruise, who in the past has enjoyed tremendous popularity with audiences and has been a powerhouse, of course, at the box office, seems to be kind of losing at least some of his appeal. One of the issues, ...
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