Sara Nathan, Alison Boshoff and Nadia Mendoza
12:09 EST, 30 June 2012
12:11 EST, 30 June 2012
Tom Cruise has taken the literal sense of 'getting it away from it all', by flying into the air.
The Hollywood veteran was seen taking flight from the set of his latest film Oblivion in Iceland.
Wearing a pair of aviator shades and giving little away in terms of expression, the Tropic Thunder actor was seen in the passenger seat of a private helicopter while flying out of Reykjavik airport.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British Grammy-winning singer Adele is expecting her first child with boyfriend Simon Konecki, the singer said on her official website on Friday.
"I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me. Obviously we're over the moon and very excited, but please respect our privacy at this precious time," she wrote.
Adele, 24, and Konecki, who is divorced, have been dating since January.
The announcement tops off a whirlwind 18 months that saw the "Someone Like You" singer from the UK become a global sensation with her album "21." The album is still in the top 10 of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart more than a year after its release.
Adele picked up six Grammy awards in February, including best album for "21" and record of the year for "Rolling In The Deep."
(Reporting By Piya Sinha-Roy, Editing by Christine Kearney)
Published: June 30, 2012 8:45 AM
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are calling it quits after five years of marriage. AP video. (June 29)
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FX network says Thursday’s debut of his sitcom, ‘‘Anger Management,’’ was the most-watched series premiere in that network’s history, drawing 5.5 million viewers. FX said Friday that the audience for the evening’s second episode grew to more than 5.7 million viewers.
Not only are the images of two Hollywood stars at stake, so is the future of 6-year-old Suri, with some speculating that Holmes’ decision to file for divorce in New York might mean she’s seeking sole custody of their daughter.
Ultimately, Cruise may have the most to lose.
“There’s no question this divorce is going to hurt his public image,” said Dorie Clark, author of the forthcoming “Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future.”
“His brand was already tarnished significantly when he first got together with Holmes five years ago and was infamously jumping up and down on Oprah’s couch,
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Firefighters are busy tonight trying to contain a huge blaze that has struck a Beverly Hills mansion—one that just might look familiar to you.
The manse is the former home of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump.
Yes, the same house in the opening credits of the show and also where her daughter Pandora got married.
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Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department said that the fire was reported around 6:30 p.m. Fire officials requested additional units within minutes of arriving to the location. It was stated that smoke was billowing from at least three sections in the home's roof.
According to the LAFD Alert account, "Over 100 LAFD Firefighters maintain aggressive attack. Fire not extinguished but contained to structure. No injury."
Luckily, shortly afterward, the fire officials released another alert sharing that the fire was reduced down, "KNOCKDOWN: Over 100 FF in just over 1 hour. No injury."
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Vanderpump sold this house in September and made a home out of a smaller estate, but neighbors and costars Dr. Paul Nassif and Adrienne Maloof were close to the scene.
"At home with the family and smelled smoke. The house across the street from us is on fire. All of us here are OK!," Nassif tweeted. He then confirmed to fellow housewife Kyle Richards that it was "sadly" Lisa's old house.
"Thanks for your concern everyone," he said. "It looks to have been just the interior of the house and the BHFD hasn't gotten it under control."
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Actress Katie Holmes is ending her five-year marriage to heartbroken hubby Tom Cruise in a surprise split reportedly centered on Scientology.
And the 33-year-old actress wants sole custody of their daughter, Suri.
Holmes announced the blockbuster breakup through her New Jersey-based lawyer Friday saying her primary concern is the couple’s 6-year-old daughter.
Cruise’s camp said the 49-year-old “Top Gun” star is devastated.
“Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy,” Cruise’s rep said in a statement to the Daily News.
One source told The News that serious disagreements
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6:45 p.m. CDT, June 29, 2012
With the news of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce still sinking in, we can't help but dwell on the couple's happier times, particularly the early stages of their romance when Cruise had no problem expressing how smitten he was with Holmes in very public settings.
Around the time of his famous couch-jumping on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in June 2005, MTV News' Sway Calloway sat down with the actor for an in-depth one-on-one interview and on-air special called "All Eyes on Tom Cruise."
During the lengthy chat, Calloway brought up the subject of Cruise's then-new love interest and why Cruise chose
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Were it not for the presence of brainy director Steven Soderbergh, it might be easy to write off the male-stripper movie "Magic Mike" — which features Hollywood beefcakes Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello and Matthew McConaughey in various stages of undress — as mere eye candy. But many reviewers are finding the film, which is informed by Tatum's own experiences as an exotic dancer, to be a sly entertainment with some impressive performances, onstage and off.
But The Times' Kenneth Turan is not one of them. Despite a lively start, Turan says, the film isn't as edgy as it presumes to be and "soon sinks under the weight of an undernourished emotional component that's as old-fashioned moralistic as they come." The script (by Reid Carolin, Tatum's producing partner) is "clunky," and although Soderbergh delivers "energy and flash" in the onstage scenes, the film falters offstage: "Once the characters have to take off their thongs and return to their real lives, the film goes nowhere that is either interesting, involving or surprising." On the plus side, McConaughey is "amusing" as an oily club owner and "Tatum displays charisma and style" in the title role.
The San Francisco Chronicle's Mick LaSalle, however, gives a rave review. "If ['Magic Mike'] falls short of greatness, it's not by much," LaSalle gushes, adding, "it is exceptional and one of the best and most original pictures to come along in 2012." Tatum is "red-hot" and should solidify his stardom with his role, and the wit and naturalness of Carolin's screenplay (about a veteran stripper taking a rookie under his wing) mesh well with Soderbergh's pithy editing and documentary-style shooting.
The New York Times' Manohla Dargis calls the pairing of Soderbergh and Tatum "a gamble, one that has brought out the best in each." She adds, "What could have been an embarrassing misfire hinted at by the movie’s misleading trailers is instead a smoothly distilled collaboration that balances Mr. Tatum’s heat and charm … with Mr. Soderbergh’s cool, cinematic intelligence and ongoing preoccupations." Also deserving of praise is the "spectacular, amusingly sleazed-out" McConaughey.
Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post declares the film "gratifyingly underplayed." Soderbergh takes the same "lighthearted, unfussy" tack he did for "Haywire" and the "Ocean's" movies, and Tatum delivers "a wonderfully playful, spontaneous performance." In other words, "'Magic Mike' makes it rain but never looks like it’s working hard for the money."
Salon's Andrew O'Hehir finds "Magic Mike" to be "a fascinating film, one of [Soderbergh's] best in recent years." There's much to like from the cast, including McConaughey's "scene-stealing, award-worthy performance," Cody Horn's "very good" turn as Tatum's love interest and Alex Pettyfer's "tremendous, vulnerable performance here as an innocent all too easily seduced by his new life." And, O'Hehir adds, it's not all "randy, escapist fun" — it's also a dark parable about the dangers of capitalism, much in the same vein as "Che," "Traffic" and "Contagion."
If that all sounds a bit heavy, Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times sums up "Magic Mike" as "a crafty mixture of comedy, romance, melodrama and some remarkably well-staged strip routines involving hunky, good-looking guys."
And really, what more could you ask for?
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