Suri Cruise pictures bring in millions of viewers
Glossy magazine VANITY FAIR is already benefitting from publishing the first photos of TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES new baby SURI by hitting a record 4.3 million page views on their website in just one day. The October (06) issue features a 22-page photo spread of the Cruise family shot by celebrity photographer ANNIE LEIBOVITZ. The issue hit newsstands in New York City and Los Angeles on 6 September (06), but the world could view the photos online at vanityfair.com late Tuesday (05SEP06) night – and hits on the site rocketed to nearly three times the previous record for page views when the magazine posted a picture of KEIRA KNIGHTLEY and SCARLETT JOHANSSON appearing nude for TOM FORD’s Hollywood issue in February (06). Meanwhile, new details have emerged about exactly how the magazine managed to keep its exclusive pictures a secret. Comag Market Group Vice President JOE BERTOLINO, who distributes the magazine, said the operation was three weeks in the making and credits Vanity Fair editor in chief GRAYDON CARTER with masterminding the exclusive deal. Neither Carter’s staff or members of Bertolino’s marketing group were allowed to see the images ahead of time. A private security firm was hired to guard the magazine as it was being printed and it shipped one day late, with the front of the issue covered by a protective piece of paper to prevent leaks. Bertolino says security did catch an infiltrator at one distribution point from a competing weekly magazine. He declined to name the publication, saying only that it was not owned by a “reputable” magazine company.
Michael Moore: stop picking on Tom Cruise
Michael Moore has said he thinks people should lay off Tom Cruise – because at the end of the day heâ€™s just an actor.
Speaking at the Toronto launch of his new documentary, Sicko, about the US health insurance business, Moore said: â€œItâ€™s time to stop picking on Tom Cruise.â€
â€œWhat is his crime? Jumping on a couch? Actors are supposed to different. Theyâ€™re not accountants.â€
â€œHis religion is own damn business, no matter what planet itâ€™s from. Heâ€™s not firing rockets into Iraq.â€
Other news is about Tom & Katie-spottings:
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were “rescued” from the paparazzi by considerate restaurant staff.
The couple – who recently unveiled the first pictures of their baby daughter Suri in Vanity Fair magazine – were enjoying an intimate dinner at plush eatery Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi, in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday night (09.09.06) when they were spotted by photographers.
Almost immediately the snappers had set up camp outside the restaurant, waiting for Tom and Katie to emerge so they could photograph them.
However, considerate restaurant employees came to the pair’s rescue by holding up their aprons and obstructing the view of Tom and Katie as they left.
To further distract the flashing bulbs, the owner of the restaurant Giorgio Baldi even jumped in front of the paparazzi to obscure their view.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes threatened to upstage the action on the field on Monday when they watched the Washington Redskins season opener as VIP guests of Cruise’s new business partner, Redskins owner Dan Snyder.
On the ESPN premiere of Monday Night Football, the couple were seen sitting in the owner’s box, both decked out in shades. They watched the Redskins lose to the Minnesota Vikings 19-16.
The couple were joined by Cruise’s daughter Isabella, 13, and son Connor, 11. The family – yes, even Vanity Fair cover-baby Suri – is staying at the Potomac, Md., home of Snyder, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.
Days after Cruise was publicly dumped by Paramount Pictures last month, the actor’s production company signed a deal to finance movies through Snyder and others in the investment firm First and Goal LLC.
On Sunday, Cruise and Snyder went to the Snyder-owned Six Flags amusement park in Washington, the Post reported.