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Tom Cruise drives a Red Bull F1 car

As part of the Formula 1 return in the United States after a four-year absence, the producer and star of Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, Tom Cruise, took a break from post-production work and accepted the invitation to test drive the Red Bull Racing Formula One car in Southern California on the 15th of August.

The former driver of the Red Bull Racing team and 13-time Grand Prix winner, David Coulthard, was Tom Cruise’s personal instructor for the day, along with a 12-person support crew.

During the seven-hour session, the superstar completed 24 laps and managed to improve his initial lap time by almost 11 seconds.

“Tom’s the real deal. I was surprised that he picked it up so quickly and is such an accomplished driver. His recall was incredible considering how complicated driving an F1 car is. He’s a guy who really pushes the envelope in real life. This day was not green screened. He thoroughly impressed me”, said David Coulthard according to redbullusa.com.

The North American Grand Prix will be held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, which is currently under construction, and Formula One will return to the over-seas in 2012.

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  • Tom Cruise to play Louis Theroux (in Louis’s dreams)

    One can’t imagine a film ever being made about the life of Louis Theroux. Are his Weird Weekends quite enough for the nation’s television archives? Just in case, Theroux has let it be known that he’d like Tom Cruise to play him. “He’s very intense and I don’t feel I am so I’d like to see him bring his intensity to my lack of intensity. Plus I like it when Americans try to do British accents,” the Daily Express reported. [SOURCE]

    Tom Cruise after X Factor tickets, says Louis

    We are well used to a whole host of British Z-listers turning up for a brief camera-shot in the X Factor audience but this year it could turn very A-list.

    According to The Sun, Hollywood actor Tom Cruise is keen to get in on the X Factor action and has been asking one Mr Louis Walsh all about the show.

    Louis met Tom at a party recently and told The Sun: “He was intense and wanted to know all about how it works and what goes on behind the scenes.”

    It seems unlikely fan Tom has been catching up on previous shows via the internet and just can’t wait to hear all those wannabes singing live.

    Of course, there could be more to it than that.

    Louis claims that Cruise was keen to know if he himself would be part of the upcoming US version of the show and, presumably if Walsh was not going to present, whether he could get tickets for the British series.

    Louis said: “I told him that wouldn’t be a problem. We don’t have tickets yet but I can’t imagine it’d be a problem getting Tom Cruise one.” [source]

    Tom Cruise motorbike accident claims dismissed

    Tom Cruise’s rep has rubbished rumours he was injured in a motorcycle accident in LA over the weekend.

    The Mission: Impossible star, 47, was reported to have needed medical attention at a hospital following the incident.

    But now publicist Amanda Lundberg has set the record straight.

    ‘Totally false,’ she tells E! Online. ‘Not true at all.’ [SOURCE]

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    My apologies for me not updating for a while. I have been looking but I haven’t found anything to update with. All I find are tabloid stories, which I don’t like to post here. Be assured, as soon as I find something, I’ll post it. I hope you’re all having a wonderful new year!!

    Tom Cruise sued over alleged spying

    Tom Cruise has been sued in a Los Angeles Superior Court.

    The lawsuit claims that he hired convicted private investigator Anthony Pellicano to spy on magazine editor Michael David Sapir.

    Sapir filed the legal complaint naming as defendants Cruise, his attorney Bert Fields, Matchtinger LLP and Anthony Pellicano.

    The lawsuit appears to be part of a legal duel between the parties.

    Sapir edits Bold, a periodical that in 2001 published a $500,000 reward for any video evidence that Cruise is gay.

    Sapir claims that the magazine received a video and issued a press release to that end.

    Cruise has consistently denied being gay. The actor’s attorney, Fields, filed a lawsuit against Sapir’s magazine for defamation, seeking $100 million in damages.

    Sapir alleges that during the defamation litigation, Cruise hired Pellicano to wiretap his phone.

    The magazine editor is asking for $5 million. [SOURCE]