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We Stared at the Worm: Pop Culture Moments in 2022

A 12-month look back at what got us buzzing

(Newser) - Taylor Swift was up. Elon Musk was in, out, in, and maybe out again. Tom Cruise was back. Serena Williams stepped aside, and Tom Brady too—oops, scratch that. But the slap? The slap was everywhere. OK, so maybe it wasn’t on the level of a moon landing, or...

Jolie Tipped Off Photog for First Brangelina Scoop

'Rolling Stone' co-founder Jann Wenner dishes celebrity tales in memoir out Tuesday

(Newser) - Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner has a lot of celebrity anecdotes—some of which he's exposing in an upcoming memoir. Perhaps the juiciest tidbit to come out of Like a Rolling Stone involves the 2000s love triangle that was Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie. Wenner, who formerly...

Look Familiar? Witness the Power of the Deepfake

Tom Cruise lookalike Miles Fisher delivers a somewhat cautionary tale about AI-powered deepfake technology

(Newser) - It can’t be all bad to be born with a face like Tom Cruise. Nor is it a disadvantage to be chosen by one’s peers to deliver the Harvard commencement oration for your class. But as Miles Fisher tells it for Hollywood Reporter, those two things clashed in...

Top Gun: Maverick Joins Elite Club
Top Gun: Maverick
Joins Elite Club

Top Gun: Maverick Joins Elite Club

Tom Cruise flick has made $1B at the box office

(Newser) - Top Gun: Maverick has now made more than $1 billion worldwide at the box office, one of just 50 movies (not adjusted for inflation) to have ever done so, according to Paramount. It's the studio's second-highest-grossing movie ever domestically, behind 1997's Titanic, CNN reports. It's also...

As Top Gun Soars, Leah Remini Has a Warning About Tom Cruise
As Top Gun
Soars, Leah
Remini Has a
Warning About
Tom Cruise
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As Top Gun Soars, Leah Remini Has a Warning About Tom Cruise

'Don’t let the movie star charm fool you'

(Newser) - Top Gun: Maverick may be sitting atop the box office (or, at least, near the top since Jurassic World: Dominion premiered), but as far as Leah Remini is concerned, that doesn't mean the world should give Tom Cruise and his religion a pass. "Tom Cruise knows exactly what...

Top Gun Loses Little After Debut
Top Gun Loses Little After Debut
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Top Gun Loses Little After Debut

Blockbusters usually fall much more in second weekend

(Newser) - Top Gun: Maverick continued to soar in its second weekend, dropping just 32% from its opening with $86 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Paramount Pictures release, with Tom Cruise reprising his role from the 1986 original, is holding steadier than any film of its kind...

Top Gun: Maverick Is a Throwback—and a 'Blast'
'A Textbook Example of
How to Make a Sequel'
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'A Textbook Example of How to Make a Sequel'

Critics praise visuals, nostalgia of 'Top Gun: Maverick'

(Newser) - The praise for Top Gun: Maverick has not let up. The sequel to Tony Scott's 1986 classic, out Friday, drew rave reviews at CinemaCon and now has a 96% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes . Audiences are even happier, at 99%. Still harboring a streak of rebellion, Navy pilot...

Top Gun Sequel, Cruise Blow Away Cannes

Star unexpectedly receives Palme d'Or, movie fest's most esteemed prize, for 'Top Gun: Maverick'

(Newser) - Early buzz on the Top Gun sequel has been astoundingly good , and that only continued this week at the Cannes Film Festival, where the movie received a five-minute standing ovation, and star Tom Cruise was handed a surprise Palme d'Or, the festival's most esteemed prize. Deadline reports that...

Top Gun Sequel 'Took Everyone's Breath Away' at CinemaCon

It's the 'perfect blockbuster,' says one viewer

(Newser) - The reported 800 hours of footage recorded in the making of the new Top Gun movie was well worth it, according to those who got a first look at the film at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Thursday. Top Gun: Maverick "generated rave first reactions" and at several points...

Nicole Kidman Tells Reporter Question About Tom Is 'Sexist'

Actress doesn't want to be 'pigeonholed,' she says

(Newser) - While promoting her new film Being the Ricardos, Nicole Kidman got reflective about what the film, which follows one week in the lives of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, says about marriage—though not about her former marriage. The film is "about a creative and romantic relationship that doesn’...

As Tom Cruise Filmed, His BMW Was Boosted

Along with thousands of dollars in luggage stowed inside the X7 in England's Birmingham

(Newser) - Tom Cruise is out a whole lot of luggage, as well as other belongings, after someone boosted the Beemer he was using while filming the next installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise in England, reports Page Six . Sources say Cruise was "hopping mad" after the BMW X7 was stolen...

Russia Apparently Aims to Beat Tom Cruise to Space

Yulia Peresild, actor-director Klim Shipenko to set off for ISS on Oct. 5

(Newser) - Russia is saying not so fast to the plan to have Tom Cruise star in the first narrative action movie filmed in space . In what the Guardian is calling "space race 2," a Russian actor and director will set out for the International Space Station in early October,...

Golden Globes Controversy: It's 'Put-Up-or-Shut-Up' Time

A look at the trouble with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

(Newser) - The Golden Globes is now in flux, thanks to NBC announcing it won't be airing the awards show in 2022, with powerful stars like Tom Cruise and Scarlett Johansson and such corporations as Netflix, Amazon, and WarnerMedia joining the stand against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's lack of...

Tom Cruise Mails Back His Golden Globes

As controversy around Hollywood Foreign Press Association grows

(Newser) - A total lack of Black voting members , a racist former president , actors calling it out , NBC dropping its awards show as Netflix , Amazon , and Warner Media boycott ... the Hollywood Foreign Press Association appears to be in serious trouble. The latest blow: Sources tell Deadline and CNN that Tom Cruise has...

Cruise: Stunt in New Movie Was Most Dangerous One Yet

He rode motorcycle off cliff for Mission: Impossible 7

(Newser) - After 40 years in the movie industry, Tom Cruise is still doing his own stunts—and he says a death-defying motorcycle jump in Mission: Impossible 7 was the most dangerous one yet. Cruise, 58, tells Empire that a lot of thoughts were going through his head as he prepared to...

Creator of Tom Cruise Deepfakes Wants to Help, Not 'Upset'

Chris Ume wants to make sure manipulated imagery isn't weaponized as misinformation

(Newser) - If you've seen those TikTok videos of Tom Cruise doing magic tricks, playing golf, and telling anecdotes about Mikhail Gorbachev, you likely know they're not real. If you don't, you've been fooled by a deepfake, which is understandable, considering how well done the creations by Belgian...

Leah Remini Blasts Cruise's COVID Rant

'He is an abusive person. ... This is the real Tom,' says ex-Scientologist of church's famous member

(Newser) - It was the rant heard round the world, and it's one that now has an ex-Scientologist pitted against the most famous one. Last week, Tom Cruise was heard in leaked audio from the Mission: Impossible 7 movie set berating crew members who weren't following COVID protocols to his...

The 'Nice' Approach Isn't Working. Cruise Got It Right

2 columnists weigh in on the star's leaked COVID rant

(Newser) - Some social media users viewed Tom Cruise's leaked rant from the set of Mission: Impossible 7, in which he hurls profanities at masked crew members for violating COVID safety measures, as "abusive, yet another instance of an entitled man screaming at people not in a position to scream...

In Leaked Audio, Tom Cruise Rages After COVID Rule Broken

Safety-conscious star delivers F-bombs galore

(Newser) - Tom Cruise is very serious about COVID-19 safety protocols, as is clear in leaked audio from the set of Mission: Impossible 7. The actor-producer can be heard shouting at crew members on set at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, England, apparently after seeing two of them standing within a few...

Tom Cruise to Film a Movie on the International Space Station

With NASA's cooperation, of course

(Newser) - "We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make @NASA's ambitious plans a reality," per a Tuesday tweet from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, and what better way to accomplish that than to fly Tom Cruise to the International Space Station to...

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