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Paramount Dumps Tom Cruise

Paramount is, like, so over Tom Cruise. They are ending a 14 year relationship between themselves and Tom's production company "citing the actor's controversial and sometimes erratic behavior of the past year." The WSJ reports:

Paramount now believes that Mr. Cruise's behavior hurt the box office of his most recent film, "Mission: Impossible III." Now, Mr. Redstone said he wants to sever the studio's connection to its biggest star.

"As much as we like him personally, we thought it was wrong to renew his deal," Mr. Redstone said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. "His recent conduct has not been acceptable to Paramount."

A spokeswoman for Cruise/Wagner Productions declined to comment.

After being contacted by the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Cruise's representatives presented a different version of events. They said that Mr. Cruise's production company had decided to set up an independent operation financed by two top hedge funds, which they declined to name. Paula Wagner, Mr. Cruise's partner in the company, said such an arrangement represented a new business model for top actors prominent enough to take advantage of the flood of money coming into Hollywood from Wall Street.

Wow. It's the end of an era for Cruise. I like that Cruise's people spun it that he has another master plan, but I wonder if this will tame his recent behavior or only make it worse? How will Katie fall out of this mess? Who exactly are the financiers who want to back Cruise now? So many questions.


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Louise-UK Louise-UK 10 years
mwa mwa mwa mwaaaaaaaa!!
lovebritsean lovebritsean 10 years
and why do you dislike him so much, he isn't like angelina and brad, they are homewrecking idiots and i know so many ppl, including myself that are boycotting brad/angelina movies, he has grossed more money for paramount than these two combined, paramount is making a BIG mistake
lovebritsean lovebritsean 10 years
OKAY HE DIDN'T GET HIS CONRACT RENEWL, there's a huge difference btw getting FIRED and not having his contract renewl and ALSO he is STILL A BIG CELEB , his DAYS OF THUNDER PRODUCER SAID HE WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH TOM, i'm sure tom not getting his contract renweled WILL NOT hurt him, he's a BIG ICON, no mater what you ppl say!:)
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
LOL!! Thats AWESOME!! He has cracked..and he USE to be a big star but his movies aren't pulling in the numbers they used to. He is a huge liability and bottom line is studios want bankable stars. He may just be on his way out. He should take a break..great a new non scientology based PR firm and re think his career. I really don't think it has even occurred to him that he and Katie have decredited themselves and have become one great big joke!
caligirl1201 caligirl1201 10 years
I agree with Val though. Tom will easily get signed because he brings in more box office than most stars. People like Charlize Theron and Lilo are photoged all the time but their last few movies have flopped and Hollywood knows that. Tom will probably form a media empire somewhere within Hollywood to get his propoganda out there.
Photog Photog 10 years
Just one more instance wherein Tom Cruise is lying through his big, scary teeth. I find his deceit insulting because the paritcular lies he tells are just so blatantly ignorant and transparent. He was fired. We all know he was fired. But he and his cult never stop trying to fool us. The man is a huge, perpetually-unwinding ball of crazy twine. And every time he authorizes the release of another PR spin, I hate him a little more. MAJOR KUDOS to Paramount for being the very first in Hollywood to step up and call a spade a spade on this deal. It's too bad that the entertainment news programs don't have likewise courage. I stopped supporting TC projects three years ago. But I will go out of my way to support Paramount Studio projects now that they have dumped Tom Cruise.
Jinx Jinx 10 years
I saw this a week ago, I may buy it and frame it, its a classic.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 10 years
LOL I just saw the story on CNN and they only used clips of him acting like a freak. The next thing you know the "Church" will dump him for making *them* look bad.
sweet-pea sweet-pea 10 years
Ha. Looks good on him.
Isabella-Welling Isabella-Welling 10 years
LOL at the cover of cracked!!! yeah Tom's carreer is really dying,he's gonna have a hard time getting it back cause everyone knows now how completeley whack he is now.
Ophelia2 Ophelia2 10 years
That cover is great! I used to have some respect for Tom Cruise but really, come on, Scientology recruitment tables on movie sets? His enthusiasm has become fanaticism and that just doesn't look good on anyone. Revolution People. Revolution
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
schadenfreude \SHOD-n-froy-duh\, noun: A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others. I know it's bad karma, blah, blah, blah, but I absolutely LOVE when bad things happen to obnoxious celebrities. This is the best thing to happen since those photos of Lindsey and Dina in the hotel came out!
Sica Sica 10 years
Yeeeeeeees! Bye Bye Mr. Freaky!
vmruby vmruby 10 years
the perfect role for him: the dumpee!!!!!hahahahahahaha
sashak sashak 10 years
HAHAHA! This was on CNN love this morning & I was late to work b/c I was laughing so hard! The tagline was "the end of another relationship for Tom he is still with Katie, as far as we know."
pinkangelmonkey pinkangelmonkey 10 years
WOW that is really something...
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
Break out the champagne! :D
Kate-Needs-Help Kate-Needs-Help 10 years
Need I say more?
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 10 years
Pinkperfectpixie Pinkperfectpixie 10 years
"Brill" actor Luna?? I have to beg to differ here, you know I love ya, but Turd has nothing on many others...he is a "has been"...just my opinion, I mean no ill will, I just cannot, nor have I ever been able to stand the man...or lack there of...
Luna13 Luna13 10 years
whatever paramount is loosing out, he still is a brill actor
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
Oh my God. Yes, Yes, YES! YES! YES! Muahahahahaha!
Ginger Ginger 10 years
He only fired his sister last November. She was his publicist during the whole couch jumping period. She was the start of the decline. It's the pro he had from 1990-2004 that helped make him look normal. Wonder if he will start lawsuits against publications that claim he was fired, since he's such a control freak about his image.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
I agree with Babsee...when he fired his sister his behaviour has declined since then. I saw MI3 and loved it...I was put off by the GMD but decided to see it anyway as I like the other 2 and did not want him to put me off...I am sure many others did not share this view judging by the box office.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 10 years
It's about time he got a reality check.
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