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Tom Cruise sues Life & Style for $50M

Tom Cruise sues Life & Style for $50M

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Tom Cruise's lawyer says the Hollywood actor is suing the publisher of Life & Style magazine for $50 million for a story claiming Cruise abandoned his daughter.
Cruise mum as Holmes visits lawyer

Cruise mum as Holmes visits lawyer

NEW YORK, July 7 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Tom Cruise's divorce lawyer said he won't comment yet on where the star will file divorce papers or if he'll seek joint custody of daughter Suri.
Cruise planning to file for divorce

Cruise planning to file for divorce

LOS ANGELES, July 6 (UPI) -- Tom Cruise's lawyer says the Hollywood film star plans to file for divorce from his wife Katie Holmes, who legally moved to end their marriage last week.

Puzo estate settles 'Godfather' lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the estate of the late U.S. author Mario Puzo, who wrote "The Godfather," has settled a lawsuit over a computer game named after the novel.

Pinsky apologizes for Cruise comments

LOS ANGELES, June 14 (UPI) -- Dr. Drew Pinsky is sorry for suggesting that Hollywood star Tom Cruise may be the victim of childhood trauma, the "Celebrity Rehab" star said.

Cruise biography could prompt dispute

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A biography of Tom Cruise due out this month may prompt a dispute between its author and the U.S. actor, a report said Sunday.

Man arrested in Tom Cruise extortion plot

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- A man who earned a reputation trafficking racy footage of celebrities was arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly trying to extort Tom Cruise, officials said.

MGM cuts surprise deal with Tom Cruise

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Tom Cruise and his producing partner, Paula Wagner, have formed a partnership with United Artists, the Hollywood Reporter said Thursday. Cruise will become a UA producer and Wagner will be named chief executive of the MGM division. The pair will have auth

Cruise to finance films with hedge funds

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Tom Cruise, who was recently dropped by Paramount Pictures, plans to finance new ventures through hedge funds because they provide more "freedom."

Stallone to be key to wiretap case

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Sylvestor Stallone is expected to be a key witness in the government's wiretapping case against Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano.

Spelling libel suit to expand

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Producer Aaron Spelling's Los Angeles libel suit against a former nurse who accused him of sexual harassment is about to expand.

Tom Cruise lecture on psychiatry a hoax

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A phony news release is circulating promoting a lecture by actor Tom Cruise on the evils of psychiatry at the Los Angeles Scientology Celebrity Center.

Talent agency threatens legal action

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- The William Morris Agency is threatening legal action against the New York Post over recent stories about the talent agency, Daily Variety said Wednesday.

Tom Cruise fights The Beast from within

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 8 (UPI) -- Actor Tom Cruise was not amused at being named one of "The 50 Most Loathsome People in America" and even less amused by being labeled "a cokehead." The Beast, a bi-weekly newspaper out of Buffalo, N.Y., put Cruise at No. 39 on its loathsome list.

SAG chief fights for his job

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Screen Actors Guild Executive Director Bob Pisano is fighting to keep his job, the Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

What the devil is a movie worth

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles court will determine this week how much money is due two major players responsible for The Exorcist.

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

The musicians' strike that darkened Broadway for four days ended Tuesday when the players' union settled a contract dispute with show producers.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Of Human Interest: News lite

The nephew of Israel's Foreign Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Thursday marked his 197th day in confinement after refusing to enlist for mandatory service in the Israeli army.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

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