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Tom vs Paramount

Hollywood is calling the breakup between Tom and Paramount studios the biggest divorce ever. Some blame the split on Tom's crazy behavior... like jumping on Oprah's couch, and some blame Viacom's chairman, Sumner Redstone, saying Tom was too rich for his cheap blood. Extra landed the first interview with Tom Cruise's producing partner, so now we have just a bit more info to add to the drama. Here's more:

In an interview over the phone, Paula Wagner told us that Redstone's remarks to Tom are, "Disgraceful… and the height of unprofessionalism."

Paula also said, "Negotiations ceased a week-and-a-half ago."

So what really caused the sudden rift? And has Tom secured a secret deal elsewhere?

"Extra" has confirmed the answer is yes. Paula told us that she and Tom have already lined up $100 million in financing to produce movies on their own.

In addition, Tom's departure will make Brad Pitt the new prince of the Paramount lot. Pitt has his own production company, Plan B, housed at Paramount and will now be the biggest star on the lot.

So what's next for Tom and his billion dollar bank account? Since setting up shop on the Paramount lot in 1992, Cruise has generated $3 billion dollars for the studio.

To put that astronomical amount in perspective, that revenue surpassed the gross domestic product of Fiji. "I guess I don't think about it like that," Cruise told us. "[But] when I hear it from you, it blows my mind."




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Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
pink mag - his new "partner" IS the hurch of Scientology, or rather, one of their private supersecret underhanded business ventures.
vmruby vmruby 10 years
hahahahahaha troll!!!! i want to slap him so far out of this universe........
eye173candy eye173candy 10 years
To bash Tom Cruise more, go to my poll "Why Do You Hate Tom Cruise" it is fun and entertaining;) " I Don't Respond To Trash, I Just Marry It "
silverarcher06 silverarcher06 10 years
He's probably made enough money where he will never have to work again anyways.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
lol brokenhalo! I bet his financers are scientologists.
Pinkperfectpixie Pinkperfectpixie 10 years
I don't really give a frog's fat one about cruise...I would be happy if he were to disappear completely...he makes me want to hit something!
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
Good for Brad and Plan B Tom needs to wake up and realize that he has become a joke and ruined Katie's budding film career as well.
swellabella swellabella 10 years
"Jonny Depp owns Hollywood" now. Hey, I read it on another gossip blog. LOL
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
i think the height of unproffessionalism is calling someone glib and over talking them in a national televised interview *APPLAUSE*
brokenhalo brokenhalo 10 years
Ugh! I'm sorry over Tom news! I don't want to hear anything more from the tiny man unless it's a story about Katie leaving him/ catching him in bed with John Travolta etc
SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 10 years
i think the height of unproffessionalism is calling someone glib and over talking them in a national televised interview
funkyfeet funkyfeet 10 years
What a difference a year makes. TC was the most powerful actor in the world and now...
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
Paula Wagner is a liar. They were dumped because he's becoming a liability. She didn't mention that the money they "lined up" all comes from the Scientology Center coffers. They are bailing out their biggest contributor by secretly going into business with him.
sashak sashak 10 years
when is the spaceship going to come take him away?
merryunbirthday merryunbirthday 10 years
All I hear is "blahblahtomcruiseblahblah"....
Faye16 Faye16 10 years
No one gives a shit about him, well I certainly don't care about him, I don't need to see daily news about him.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 10 years
Looks like Katie bet on the wrong horse.
kidcrazy2 kidcrazy2 10 years
I'd pay to see that Toronado.
Toronado Toronado 10 years
I wouldn't mind ripping his head off and $hitting down his throat.
maj2 maj2 10 years
I'm sure he'll take his money, when he dies and gives it to Ron L. Hubbert....
eye173candy eye173candy 10 years
Good! The less we see Tom in movies, the less I have to see him in general " I Don't Respond To Trash, I Just Marry It "
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
Shut up Tom. Just shut up.
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