Archive for December 2008

Tom Cruise And Matt Lauer Redux


“Three and a half years after the interview heard ’round the world, Tom Cruise is back in the studio, today,” Matt Lauer said at the very top of Monday’s Today show.

“Let’s set the record straight,” Lauer said before Monday’s sit-down with his one-time on-air sparring partner. “This is not Rocky II.”

But the two discussed at length their June 2004 confrontation, when Cruise angrily accused Lauer of being glib during a discussion of Brooke Shields’ use of anti-depressants to treat her post-partum depression.

Cruise said he came across “not as I had intended. In looking at myself, I came across as arrogant. … I didn’t communicate it in the way I wanted to communicate it. Also, that’s not the way I am. That’s not the person I am.”

Cruise blamed part of his behavior on the timing, at “the end of a p.r. tour” for War of the Worlds. “A lot of stuff was going on,” he said. “I learned a really good lesson.”

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Preview


A prequel to the popular mutant series gives us the backstory on Logan’s transformation.

Rachel Ray Surgery Called Off

Rachel Ray will not have surgery on her vocal cords that had been scheduled for this week.

“During the course of normal pre-op care, Rachael started an intensive new vocal therapy and it is now the opinion of her doctor that surgery may not be necessary,” Charlie Dougiello, a spokesman for Ray, tells People Magazine.

Ray had planned to carry a pencil and paper around to communicate with husband John Cusimano after undergoing surgery to remove a benign cyst on her vocal cord.

“Rachael is very grateful that it won’t be a silent Christmas and thanks everyone for their prayers and well wishes,” adds Dougiello.

Caroline Kennedy Interested In Clinton’s Senate Seat

Caroline Kennedy will seek the U.S. Senate seat from New York about to be vacated by Secretary of State-designate Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gov. David Paterson confirms.

“She told me she was interested in the position,” Paterson said Monday. “It’s not a campaign. She’d like at some point to sit down.”

Kennedy has been a community and political activist and was vocal in her support of Barack Obama’s presidential run this year.

Madonna And Guy Settle For $76M

Madonna and Guy Ritchie has reached a financial settle in their divorce.

Madonna’s longtime spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg, says the singer and Ritchie have reached a financial settlement for at least $76 million, according to E! News.

The figure includes the value of the couple’s English country estate and could ultimately top out at $92 million.

There is still no agreement over the custody of their two children together, 8-year-old Rocco and 3-year-old David.

A British court granted Madonna and Ritchie a preliminary decree of divorce last month.

Jamie Foxx Mocks Terrence Howard

Apparently, Terrence Howard made a comment about Jamie Foxx’ singing on CNN. Now Jamie Foxx is talking about Terrence and his voice. Jamie was on Big Boy’s Neighborhood and went on a hilarious rant about Terrence.