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 â€œThe Jay Leno Showâ€ 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 â€œThe Jay Leno Showâ€ 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 â€œThe Jay Leno Showâ€™sâ€ racetrack, a new segment for the program which sees celebs compete for the fastest time.
â€œIâ€™ve told it to a number of stars and, as a matter of fact, even Tom Cruise called and said â€˜Can I get in early and practice?â€™ I said â€˜No, nobody gets to practice,â€™â€ Jay recounted in August to a Television Critics Associate panel in Pasadena. â€œThe fun thing about it, thereâ€™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 â€“ to see if Shaquille Oâ€™Neal is faster than Cameron Diaz.â€
And in fact, Cameron Diaz is coming to Lenoâ€™s show. She and Tom will appear on his program together on Tuesday evening.
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.
“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
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
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.