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Tom Cruise Has a New Huge Deal

Sumner Redstone may still be running around town badmouthing Tom Cruise, but Tom has moved on with his life and he's not looking back. He and longtime producing partner Paula Wagner are now to run United Artists, the film studio originally formed by Charlie Chaplin. Here's more

Wagner will serve as chief executive of the company, which is owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. Cruise will appear in UA films, but also be allowed to star in films from rival studios, MGM announced Thursday.

The development is a major comeback for Cruise and Wagner. They were unceremoniously dumped in August from their 14-year producing deal at Paramount Studios after Sumner Redstone, chairman of Paramount parent company Viacom Inc., blamed Cruise's public antics for hurting the box office performance of "Mission:Impossible III."

Cruise/Wagner Productions said then that it had secured financing from two unidentified hedge funds to back future projects.

MGM said Thursday that Cruise and Wagner have taken an ownership interest in UA, but did not specify financial terms.

The pair will have full control of the production slate, which is expected to be four films a year, MGM said.

I can't believe Tom managed to do this deal two weeks before his wedding. This is a huge deal in the image turnaround for Mr. Cruise. There really is no stopping this man.

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Bunbunhun Bunbunhun 9 years
Oh well, now I'll have to make sure I avoid UA films, as well as the ones he's starring in himself. He's such a pain.
Jbutterfly321 Jbutterfly321 9 years
he actually looks cute here... Must be the sunglasses.
Padraigin Padraigin 9 years
I figured that's what you meant, Ginger - the "new" Kaballah is crap. Real Kaballah is supposedly fascinating. And someone deep into Kaballah would probably look to Jesus as possibly a prophet, but not believe in him as the son of God. As for Tom, I don't think he's a "fantastic" actor. The only thing I really liked him in was "Magnolia". He fails to slip into a role. Instead, when I see him on screen, I think: "Oh, yeah, it's Tom Cruise playing Jerry McGuire", not "Oh, it's Jerry McGuire!" And in this case, it's not like UA offered him tons of money to come work with them, he had to buy a controlling interest in the studio.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
I won't even pay bad money to see his movies...or even watch them when they're on free TV.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
I for one have no intention of paying good money to see him act.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 9 years
I would not call it a comeback....he has not made a movie yet....I think no matter what studio he is with the fact remains that people are put off by him.
Spargold Spargold 9 years
I LOVE TOM CRUISE ! I BECAME A FAN OF HIS, JUST TWO MONTHS AGO, BY WATCHING HIS COUCH JUMPING INCIDENT ! I REALLY ENJOYED IT AND LOVED HIS MANHANDLING OF OPRAH. IT LOOKED AS IF HE WAS JUST TRYING TO PLAY WITH HER ! HAS ANYONE SEEN HIS INCIDENT ON THE DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW, WHERE HE COULD JUST NOT STOP LAUGHING ? IT'S WORTH SEEING. IT JUST SHOWS THAT ALTHOUGH HE MAY BE THE MASSIVEST MOVIE STAR IN THE WORLD, BUT UNDERNEATH EVERYTHING, HE'S JUST A HUMAN BEING LIKE ANYONE OF US ! HE'S SO KIND AND GENEROUS TOO ! I HAVE PURCHASED 05 OF HIS DVD'S ALREADY AND SEARCHING FOR MUCH MORE OF TOM CRUISE ! I WAS VERY SAD WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT HE HAD BEEN DUMPED BY PARAMOUNT AND WAS WONDERING IF MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III WOULD BE HIS LAST MOVIE... I'M REALLY RELIEVED TO HEAR THAT HE'LL BE BACK ON TOP ! HE REALLY LANDED ON HIS FEET !!! A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO TOM AND A MILLION CHEERS ! HIP ! HIP ! HOORAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!!!!
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
Ah, let me count the ways....
Luna13 Luna13 9 years
can somone explain why so much hatred towards tom? cos he jumped on a couch? i mean c'mon the man is in love! it makes us to crazy things!!! He is a fantastic actor and i refuse to diss him because he has made some classic films and i will always respect him for that
Ginger Ginger 9 years
Thanks Padraigin. I meant to come back and clarify, 'cause I meant no disrespect to the real Jewish practice & didn't want to offend anyone. It seems some rabbis are not happy with the pop culture version. Can you claim to be a jewish mystic and believe in Jesus? I'm no religious scholar, but I thought those were contradictory.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
Tom obviously sold his soul to the Devil.....er, make that Xenu.
Padraigin Padraigin 9 years
It's not really an image turnaround if he bought himself an ownership into UA. And Kaballah is actully Jewish mysticism, which is supposed to only be studied by rabbis and Hebrew scholars. What Madonna and her crew are into is Kaballah Lite and yeah, her version is simply a new age thing. It's not real Kaballah.
smileygurl smileygurl 9 years
can't stand him!!
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
It's gonna take a lot more than this to make people froget about his general craziness.
recklesskellie recklesskellie 9 years
Ugh, can not STAND this little ego maniac! I will NEVER again watch one of his movies.
KT KT 9 years
Image turnaround ha ha. He must think he's back on top now.
mmm_humus mmm_humus 9 years
Hahaha Yep heres another token i love tom i mean "Good on ya tom' comment. tom rocks haha i still think hes as hot as the sun
Ginger Ginger 9 years
I saw that interview. Kaballah is based on Jewish mysticm, so why the heck was she going on about how she believes in Jesus? I've read where Jewish scholars and Rabbis have said that the teachings of Kaballah are more like a new-age philosophy and that followers don't learn the basics that people following the Jewish faith use.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
It means she has no clue. :D
karmasabitch karmasabitch 9 years
Hahahah Ginger. I saw Madonna on an interview last night and when she was asked what exactly Kaballah was (and why it was so criticized) her answer was "Kaballah is asking questions, which we all should do' WTF does that mean!? :OY:
Ginger Ginger 9 years
I wish Kaballah and Scientology would merge like film companies. Then they could buy an isolated island for their followers and we could ship Madonna and Tiny Tom there.
pollypo pollypo 9 years
How is this an image turnaround? He's still a bizarre little egomaniac.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 9 years
He's a good actor, I'll give him that much.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
here is the token "good for tom" comment. i like him, can't help it.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 9 years
Haha, TC is a whiny little b*tch.. and he's psychotic too :P
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