April 23, 2014

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Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz dating rumor shot down

HollywoodNews.com: Now that Tom Cruise is single again he is likely to be linked to a number of women, and it seems the first one is Cameron Diaz.
Cruise’s rep recently spoke out to shoot down a rumor that the actor had started dating Diaz, states UsMagazine.com. “It’s false. They are friends,” his rep commented.
The two have worked together twice before as they starred in ‘Vanilla Sky’ and ‘Knight and Day.’
Diaz is also reportedly currently single at this time.
Do you think they would be a good couple?
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“We Bought A Zoo” reactions hit the Web

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: In what has become an open season of anticipated sneak peeks, Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” took over multiplexes across American Saturday night to unveil his upcoming family comedy … nearly a month before its official Christmas Day release.
What spurred the movement? Was it confidence on Team Fox’s part to show a film they believed would generate strong word-of-mouth? Or was it an attempt to get ahead of what’s looking like an incredibly crowded Christmas frame, where audiences will have to choose between two Steven Spielberg films, David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” remake, Tom Cruise’s latest “Mission: Impossible,” and the doomsday thriller “The Darkest Hour.”
No matter the strategy, for the most part, the early sneak worked. Crowe’s new film is being judged against his last narrative feature, “Elizabethtown,” and from there, there’s no place to go but up. Curious patrons probably went in wondering if this was a step back toward the edgier filmmaking Crowe did with “Singles,” “Almost Famous” or “Vanilla Sky.” Yet this appears to be, as Drew McWeeny on HitFix puts it, “a big fat right down the middle mainstream family movie.”
And that’s one place Crowe hasn’t necessarily treaded too often. A critics’ darling (for the most part), Crowe isn’t a box-office force. Only “Sky” and the Oscar-winning “Jerry Maguire” have topped $100 million over the course of his career. After that, “Almost Famous” is his top earner with $32M.
“Zoo” could end up being his most commercial film, one with the potential to hit big during a movie-friendly, family-oriented holiday.
But critical opinion wasn’t the point of Saturday’s sneaks. Crowe reportedly wanted Joe and Jane Public to weigh in on the drama, then post their reactions to Tout, a social-media sharing format. The Twitter feed @WeBoughtAZoo stayed busy all evening retweeting audience reactions to the film. Tout slowly filled with video responses from savvy patrons. And Crowe, himself, solicited feedback on his Web site, TheUncool.com.
This appears to be a marketing win for 20th Century Fox, as feedback from the screenings was largely positive. We’ll see next month if the early preview can generate ticket sales for “Zoo,” as competition stiffens from heavy hitter at other studios.
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Cameron Diaz Photos: Hollywood Hottie of the Week

HollywoodNews.com: Our selected celebrity to be included in our “Hollywood Hottie of the Week” is Cameron Diaz. She is the star of the movie “Bad Teacher.”

Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is an American actress and former model. She became famous during the 1990s with roles in the movies The Mask, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and There’s Something About Mary. Other high-profile movie credits include the two Charlie’s Angels movies and voicing the character Princess Fiona for the Shrek series. Diaz received Golden Globe award nominations for her performances in the movies There’s Something About Mary, Being John Malkovich, Vanilla Sky, and Gangs of New York.
Early life
Diaz was born in San Diego, California, the younger daughter of Emilio Diaz (1949–2008), who worked for the California oil company UNOCAL for more than 20 years as a field gauger, and Billie (née Early), an import-export agent. Her father was born in Los Angeles County, and his family came from Spain via Cuba (her paternal grandparents settled in Tampa’s Ybor City). Her mother is of English, German, Native American and Dutch descent. She attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School.
Career
Modeling
At age 16, she began her career as a fashion model. Diaz contracted with modeling agency Elite Model Management. For the next few years she worked around the world for contracts with major companies. She modeled for designers such as Calvin Klein and Levi’s. When she was seventeen years old she was featured on the front cover of the July 1990 issue of the magazine Seventeen.
Acting
Diaz at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio for the movie Gangs of New York.
Tom Cruise and Diaz at the MTV Movie Awards, June 6, 2010
At age 21, Diaz auditioned for the movie The Mask, even though she had no previous acting experience, based on the recommendation of an agent for Elite who met the film’s producers while they were searching for the female main actress. After obtaining the main female role, she immediately started acting lessons. The Mask became one of the top ten highest grossing films of 1994, and earned Diaz nominations for several awards.
During the next three years, she had roles in low-budget independent films, such as The Last Supper (1995), Feeling Minnesota (1996), She’s the One (1996), Keys to Tulsa (1996), and A Life Less Ordinary (1997), preferring to feel her way effectively into the business. She [...]

Tom Cruise’s ‘Knight and Day’: Beaten to a Pulp By Adam Sandler

By Roger Friedman
hollywoodnews.com: Tom Cruise had a bad Friday, the third day of release for “Knight and Day.” The film made $6.35 million, versus over $14.5 million for Adam Ssndler’s “Grown Ups.” The former film took three days to make a little less than what the latter did in one night.
Cruise was never a huge box office draw on his own. His biggest hits, “The Firm,” “Rain Man,” and “A Few Good Men,” were ensemble pieces with talented supporting casts and well thought out, well executed scripts.
Films like “Vanilla Sky” and “The Last Samurai” were not good, and not blockbusters. They averaged $100 million domestically, but cost a lot, too.
Cruise’s big films were always the franchise entries: the Mission Impossible series, the Bruckheimer films.”Eyes Wide Shut” was a financial disaster. Steven Spielberg batted .500 with him–”Minority Report” did about $135, “War of the Worlds” about $235 million.
In his long resume, only “Jerry Maguire” stands out as an artistic and commercial achievement with $152 million and a Cruise Oscar nom. It’s Cruise’s best film, hands down. His other Best Actor Oscar nomination was for “Born on the Fourth of July.” It brought in only took in $79 mil.
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Tom Cruise’s ‘Knight and Day’ to open 2 days earlier

By Scott Mendelson
HollywoodNews.com: Long story short – Knight and Day, Fox’s action-comedy directed by James Mangold and starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, is set to open two days earlier than intended. Instead of directly facing off against Grown Ups (which stars Adam Sandler and every major star who has ever been in an Adam Sandler picture), the somewhat well-buzzed project will now open on Wednesday, June 23rd. Long reason short – Adam Sandler comedies generally open to about $35-40 million, and the track records of Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise means that the action picture probably won’t win the weekend. Besides, the move gives it two more days before the 1,600 pound gorilla known as Twilight Saga: Eclipse takes its best shot at The Dark Knight’s $203 million five-day record (the five-day opening weekend record-holder is Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, with $200 million). As far as how well Knight and Day will open, you can bet that the tabloids are itching to tear Cruise apart when the film doesn’t open to blockbuster levels. But guess what? It probably won’t.
Like Harrison Ford and Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise made his name as Hollywood’s biggest and most consistent star when a $15 million opening weekend was very good, a $25 million weekend was fantastic, and a $100 million total was an unqualified smash hit. Cruise has had six opening weekends above $25 million. They are Minority Report ($35 million), Interview with the Vampire ($36 million), Mission: Impossible ($45 million), Mission: Impossible III ($47 million), Mission: Impossible II ($57 million), and War of the Worlds ($64 million). The next highest are four films (The Last Samurai, Collateral, The Firm, and Vanilla Sky) that have opened around $24-25 million. Of the six biggest opening weekends, two of them were Steven Spielberg sci-fi action pictures, three of them were Mission: Impossible films, and one of them was a controversial adaptation of a beloved novel. So you take away the pre-established properties and Cruise’s biggest original-material openings are Minority Report and Collateral, which opened about $10 million apart from each other. Oh, and two of those openings (War of the Worlds and Mission: Impossible III) occurred in the heat of Cruise’s couch-jumping public-relations meltdown.
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