{nl}From the ethical imperatives of assassinating Hitler to toilet-training his kids, Tom Cruise comes over all authentic to Christine Jackman. {nl}Tom Cruise is sequestered in one of the famously discreet bungalows of the Beverly Hills Hotel, pondering the complexities of the star system and shaking his head at the crazy kind of love he attracts these days. But not like that. Cruise has little interest in discussing the sorts of stars for which Hollywood is renowned, or even those who have shacked up at these luxurious digs on Sunset Boulevard over the years, so famous they can be identified by first name alone:  John and Yoko, Marilyn, Liz. No, the kind of star system Tom Cruise is discussing today is the one employed by parents as an incentive for their children during toilet-training. And the crazy love is the sort parents receive from, and return to, their offspring.  “You can’t articlulate that love,” he says.”I couldn’t wait to be a father, couldn’t wait to have children. But you can’t articulate how it will change the way you look at the world, how you look at a film, how things will affect you in a different way … “I could stay up for 48 hours working on a movie. But when you stay up 48 hours looking after your children, it’s a different level of commitment. It’s just different, that level of care.”{nl}There’s something about the way Cruise talks, the intensity with which he engages, how every second phrase seems to hang in the air in italics, that compels me to nod enthusiastically – even as my inner cynic is shrieking: “Sure, Mr Mega Star, as if you pull the night shifts when your kid’s teething.” {nl}But then the conversation turns to toilet training. And here, it must be said, Cruise knows his stuff. So far, he says, he and wife Katie Holmes have been eschewing star charts and other reward systems for twoanda-half-year-old daughter Suri. Instead, they’re opting for the “potty in the room”, another popular approach about which not much more information is needed. {nl}”And we’re using the potty books,” he elaborates, referring to a particular genre of infant fiction where a happy ending is heralded by lots of triumphant waving of toilet paper. “The potty books are really good for getting them excited about it. You know, she’s taking the diaper off, getting ready.”  There’s no faking this sort of stuff.

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 12 January 2009 | Filed under News, Valkyrie Interviews
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{nl}{nl}{nl}{nl}{nl}{nl} {nl}{nl}A bungalow suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel is salmon pink, oak-floored and costs $1,200 a night. The one I’m sitting in also has an incongruous open fireplace, a Yamaha grand piano and french doors leading to a private garden, which is bathed in winter sunshine. {nl}‘Hey!’ shouts Tom Cruise as he steps in to join me.{nl}’I grew up wanting to kill Hitler’, says Tom Cruise who plays Count Claus von Stauffenberg in Valkyrie, the true story of a group of German officers who plotted to assassinate Hitler in 1944{nl}‘I’ve been in this suite before! Katie and me stayed in this very room! Just a night in a hotel. We had a great time. Yes, this place brings back memories.’{nl}I don’t know what is more remarkable; one of the world’s most iconic actors arriving bang on time, or talking about a memorable night in a hotel room with his wife Katie Holmes, or inspecting my tape machine helpfully to make sure it is working, or serving me drinks. {nl}‘A water? OK, coming up,’ he says, grabbing a bottle from a sideboard ludicrously overstocked in readiness to satisfy Cruise’s every whim.{nl}You don’t really need an introduction

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 11 January 2009 | Filed under News, Valkyrie Interviews
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We were ushered into his coolly elegant boutique hotel suite to find a confident Cruise standing alone at the end of the entry hall, smiling and holding out his hand in greeting, doubts about his ability to stay at the top of the Hollywood heap started to fade. If wanting it means getting it, the very focused Cruise is destined to stay on top.Very slim, tanned and wearing brilliant white tennis shoes, dark jeans and a black shirt, the sleeves rolled up to show a heavy stainless-steel watch, he is a gracious host. Where would you like to sit? Couch? Chair? He has outgrown the pretty-boy good looks and is guarded about how he answers a reporter’s questions. However, he is still consciously out to soften the tone with frequent smiles, sometimes breaking into his hearty, now-familiar laugh. {nl}Cruise insists he is used to being gossip fodder. It has been that way since he was a child who was constantly on the move with his family, hopscotching from school to school.“Being the new kid, you’re constantly… I dealt with the rumours,” he says, looking straight ahead, carefully choosing each word.{nl}READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE{nl}Source:  The Abu Dhabi National

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 11 January 2009 | Filed under News, Valkyrie Interviews
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Cruise stands at the center of the story and serves as the emotional plug for the viewer. He is the quintessential hero who lightly leaps over moral dilemmas and physical disabilities, made all the more amiable as the loving husband and father. This traditional formula works without feeling too cliched, as the film displays top British talent, including Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Terence Stamp and Eddie Izzard, who also add depth to the characters.A character-propelled narrative is the film’s forte, and as such, the tightrope-walking suspense lies in the power of individual choice and action, both big and small. Tension lurks in tasteful measures: fleeting glances become purposeful and mundane events like shaving one’s beard grow unnerving.{nl}READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE{nl}Source:  Lee Hyo-won, The Korea Times{nl}

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 11 January 2009 | Filed under News, Press Valkyrie
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Spanish magazine Dominical (Sunday’s supplement of  El Periodico newspaper) has Tom on the cover today. Enjoy the pics and the interview in our gallery.{nl}Dominical- January 11st 2009{nl}

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 11 January 2009 | Filed under News
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We have lovely pics of Kate & Suri heading to the theater yesterday evening in our gallery. Suri was pushing a bunny in her stroller. Isn’t it adorable?  Kate ends her run in “All My Sons” on Sunday, January 11th and after the show she will join Tom at the Golden Globes after parties.  {nl}Kate & Suri Heading To The Theater – January 9th 2009{nl}

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 11 January 2009 | Filed under News
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Gorgeous scans of Tom at Famous Magazine. We’d like to thanks Des for sharing them with us!!  Enjoy reading the full article in our gallery!{nl}Famous Magazine – January 2009{nl}

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 11 January 2009 | Filed under News, Valkyrie News
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United Artists and Apple have made the first 6 minutes of “Valkyrie” available for viewing online as part of their promotion of the film, which will begin release outside the US shortly. Enjoy the video and if you haven’t seen ‘Valkyrie’ get out and see it as soon as you can!{nl}{nl}

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 10 January 2009 | Filed under News, Press Valkyrie
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Part 1{nl}{nl}Part 2{nl}{nl}Part 3{nl}{nl}

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 10 January 2009 | Filed under News, Valkyrie Interviews
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{nl}Sincere thanks to our dear friend carpediem!

Posted by Tom Cruise Forever Staff on 10 January 2009 | Filed under News, Press Valkyrie
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