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Tom Cruises into lecture at Harvard Law

Tom Cruise isn’t an attorney, but he’s played one on the big screen and the other day the Hollywood heavy was in Cambridge auditing a class at Harvard Law School!

According to Harvard Law Record blogger Jessica Corsi, Cruise popped into celebrity attorney Bertram Fields’ guest lecture in professor Bruce Hay’s entertainment-law class. After announcing he had never heard his buddy lecture before, Cruise took a seat in the back of the class at Langdell South and even participated in the two-hour discussion.

Apparently, Fields, who is a 1952 Crimson alum, and Cruise are quite tight in Tinseltown. Hence, Tom’s appearance.

“Throughout his discussion, Fields would refer questions back to Tom, and Cruise would also interject his own experiences,” Corsi blogged. “He spoke about tabloid magazines . . . working with director Stanley Kubrick and the business of how the ratings on movies get set in the U.S. as opposed to Europe.”

The students, were, of course, blown away.

The leading man also talked about the paparazzi, his children and how he deals with the omnipresent cameramen.

“(H)is daughter, Suri, has, according to Cruise, some comical responses,” reported the Record writer. “For example, she will sometimes throw down her hands and say, ‘Why is this person following me?’ She has responded to encroachments on her privacy by raising a hand and declaring, ‘Personal space!’ ”

The students, although star-struck by Cruise, acted cool by continuing their usual classroom activities of taking notes, GChatting and surfing retail Web sites, said Jessica. But by the end of the class, “a bush fire of text messages, emails and IMs” swept through campus and the room was crowded with kids who hadn’t signed up for Hay’s course. How odd.

Corsi wrote that Cruise stayed an hour after class to answer student questions – which is way more time than their own professors are able to give!

Hollywood’s Mr. Personable doled out advice, stories, high-fives, handshakes, hugs, and – even at one point – an impromptu dance. [Source]

Sex with me is “like flying”, says Tom Cruise

Actor Tom Cruise has said that having sex with him is like flying.

The ‘Top Gun’ star along with actress Cameron Diaz appeared for an interview with Jay Leno on TV, in which he answered questions on his sex life, reports The Daily Telegraph.

The host asked: “Tom, I know you’re a pilot…what are you better at. Flying or sex.”

He replied: “I try to excel in all areas, and I’ve never been asked for a refund.”

And then he completed Diaz’s statement by saying that having sex with Tom is “like flying, Jay.”

During the show Cruise assured that he has never visited a strip club.

Leno enquired: “Have you ever been to a strip club?”

Cruise said: “Actually, I never have. Sorry to disappoint you.”

‘My Sister’s Keeper’ actress interjected saying, “It’s kind of hard to be Tom Cruise and go to a strip club you guys, seriously.”

However, Leno quipped: “To quote a Congressman, ‘You lie!’”

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Tom Cruise-ing in the South End

Hollywood hunk Tom Cruise gave Hub fans an unexpected treat yesterday by turning up in the South End to film scenes for his latest flick at Gaslight restaurant alongside A-list hottie Cameron Diaz .

The pair star in a new action comedy, tentatively titled “Wichita.” The film features Cruise as a secret agent popping in and out of the life of single mom Diaz.

Outside Gaslight, the Academy Award-nominated heartthrob told the Inside Track that filming local scenes, including at Worcester Regional Airport, has “been a blast.”

“It’s been a great first week,” Cruise said before departing in a black Escalade. On Friday night, Katie Holmes, Daddy Cruise and little Suri had dinner at Abe & Louie’s on Boylston Street.

Some fans, such as Cara Tirrell of Ashland, grilled Cruise for pledging allegiance to the New York Yankees . Tom played it up, telling the crowd he has a lot of friends who are Red Sox fans and wants to see the Sox in the playoffs.

“We didn’t even know he was there,” said Tirrell, a 37-year-old mental health clinician. “We just stumbled onto the scene.”

Cruise and Diaz also will film a post-plane-crash scene in Bridgewater. However, a chunk of an old Boeing 727 slated for the set was nearly derailed Friday after being stuck on a flatbed truck in Longmeadow for about 18 hours.

The fuselage was being sent from North Carolina to Bridgewater for inclusion in an explosion scene on a 263-acre corn field.

Longmeadow police Lt. Gary Fontaine said the truck carrying the fuselage remained parked at a rest area on Route 5, where “it wasn’t blocking traffic,” before being escorted by state police to Bridgewater between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Friday afternoon.

The truck driver told WWLP Ch. 22 News that the trip, which should take two days, has taken nearly two weeks. The network reported the delay was because the driver was awaiting state permits.

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Tom & Katie Wish Jay Leno Sweet Success With His New Show

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have wished their pal Jay Leno sweet success with his new primetime television show, which kicks off tonight.

A source close to “The Jay Leno Show” told Access Hollywood that the supercouple sent Jay and his staff almost 200 cupcakes with their good luck wishes as the comedian gets set to debut “The Jay Leno Show” on Monday night.

Tom and Katie purchased the cupcakes and a coconut cake from Sprinkles, a celeb-friendly cupcake shop in Beverly Hills.

The cupcakes are the second time Tom has shown his early support of his buddy Jay.

The talk show host revealed that Tom previously showed his enthusiasm for “The Jay Leno Show’s” racetrack, a new segment for the program which sees celebs compete for the fastest time.

“I’ve told it to a number of stars and, as a matter of fact, even Tom Cruise called and said ‘Can I get in early and practice?’ I said ‘No, nobody gets to practice,’” Jay recounted in August to a Television Critics Associate panel in Pasadena. “The fun thing about it, there’s a lot of people, [which] people want to see, perhaps athletes and people like this who are not good talkers but would be fun in this sort of environment – to see if Shaquille O’Neal is faster than Cameron Diaz.”

And in fact, Cameron Diaz is coming to Leno’s show. She and Tom will appear on his program together on Tuesday evening.

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Tom Cruise To Narrate Racing Film

Tom Cruise has never forgotten when he made the racing movie, “Days of Thunder.”

Cruise will narrate an upcoming documentary about a NASCAR racer. The film is called “Together: The Hendrick Motorsports Story.” It will air October 11 on ABC before the
network begins its coverage of the Sprint Cup Series race at California.

Cruise became friendly with Hendrick when he did some consulting for “Days of Thunder.” Cruise and his family have been Hendrick’s guest at races the past several years.

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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