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Jay Leno Show

“The Jay Leno Show” has firmed up its guest list for the first week, and unsurprisingly it has several A-list names.

Tom Cruise will join Leno on the show’s second night, Tuesday, Sept. 15. He’ll also inaugurate a comedy bit called “10 at 10,” in which guests answer a series of ten rapid-fire questions. (Think the old “Daily Show” segment “Five Questions,” times two.)

Tuesday, Sept. 15: Tom Cruise

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Tom Cruise to Star in “Halo”?

Not sure how true this is, but….

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Tom Cruise flew all the way to New Zealand to meet with Peter Jackson. The reason for his trip is unknown, but it’s safe to assume that it’s business related. And we can only guess at what that business could be.

We know that Jackson is a producer on the upcoming “The Hobbit” prequels and that both he and director Guillermo Del Toro have already chosen their Bilbo Baggins. There is no contract in place because they wanted to wait until the script was ready and to give their star a chance to look at it. Ian McKellen recently revealed that the chosen actor will be getting the script this week. And it just so happens that Cruise is flying to New Zealand during this time. Coincidence?

The other reason why Cruise may be meeting with Jackson is to star in his “Tintin” sequel. Steven Spielberg is developing the first film and it will soon be time for Jackson to begin work on the second installment.

And finally, the biggest assumption of all. Could Cruise be the missing piece needed to push forward with a “Halo” movie?

We know that Jackson was previously involved in turning the popular game into a feature film and that Spielberg recently announced that he’s interested in the franchise as well. The only problem is that Microsoft doesn’t want to fund the movie and don’t want to give up too many percentage points to a studio. So could a team of Jackson, Spielberg, and Cruise change Microsoft’s mind?

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, TheOneRing

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Tom Cruise jets into New Zealand

Hollywood superstar has spent 24 hours in the country.

Tom Cruise flew into New Zealand yesterday and flew out today.

Newstalk ZB reported the actor was met at Wellington Airport by filmmaker Peter Jackson.

Wingnut Films spokesman Matt Dravitski said Cruise knew Jackson and wanted to visit his studios.

Mr Dravitski said Cruise was not discussing any future projects with Jackson.

Wellingtonians reported seeing the Hollywood superstar arriving in Wellington and some say they saw him by the Weta Workshop studios in Miramar.

Jackson is producing The Dam Busters and The Hobbit.

He has just completed The Lovely Bones and was a producer for the critically acclaimed District 9.

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Connor Cruise in training for “Red Dawn” Remake

Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise and Edwin Hodge are the newest Wolverines to join MGM/UA’s “Red Dawn” remake.

They join Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki in the revamp of the 1984 action movie about a group of teenagers who form an insurgency when their town is invaded — this time by Chinese and Russian soldiers.

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Tom Cruise is Kate Ceberano’s idol

KATE Ceberano has caught up with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes a number of times while the couple have been in Melbourne, including performing at a 47th birthday dinner for Cruise in the city last month.

Cruise and Ceberano have known each other for years through their belief in Scientology.

Ceberano wanted to set the record straight during the week about her friendship with the star couple.

“It may have been printed that Tom is not my best friend. Please let me amend that by saying he is a great friend and one who’s friendship I value over anyone else I know,” she said.

“Quite simply, I worship the ground he walks on.

“He exemplifies what I consider to be the greatest attributes of a Scientologist – he is honest, hardworking, can be trusted and exchanges back into his community, (it’s) not just take take, which is what a lot of people in his business seem to be primarily motivated by.

“He is my idol and I’m very proud of he and Katie.

“I look forward to any opportunity to catch up with them.”

Ceberano is about to embark on a national tour, which is sold out. More dates will be announced soon.

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Tom Cruise back in Melbourne after month away from family

TOM Cruise has arrived back in Melbourne for an emotional reunion with wife Katie Holmes and daughter Suri.

Cruise, who has been away from his young family for over a month, landed at Essendon airport in a private jet at 2pm and headed straight for the Docklands studios where Holmes is filming Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.

It was clear Cruise, who flew out of Australia on July 7, had deeply missed his wife and young daughter, spending time with them in their trailer before heading out to enjoy the sunshine.

The famous husband and wife kept the reunion celebrations low-key, taking Suri for a trip to Flagstaff Gardens in the afternoon.

Cruise played with Suri in the sunshine while Holmes watched.

The family turned heads as they played in the gardens and seemed unfussed about mingling with onlookers.

The trio have already visited many major attractions in Australia.

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Tom Cruise’s shower in auction

Tom Cruise’s futuristic shower from the film Minority Report is up for auction.

The item is just one of the many parts of Hollywood history going up for auction after LA-based 20th Century Props, which offers a massive inventory of items for use in film and television productions, went bust.

Owner Harvey Schwartz said he ran out of money three months ago and had no choice but to auction off the items.

Also among the inventory is the rattan sofa from The Golden Girls and a chair Claudette Colbert sat on in the 1934 version of Cleopatra.