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Paramount Pressured ‘Today’ to Edit Cruise-Lauer Spat

cruiselau.jpgMy second cousin by adoption TVNewser has this to say about Friday’s Cruise-Lauer ‘Today Show’ blow-out:

As Tom Cruise got all shook up with Matt Lauer on Thursday, the movie star’s publicists kicked into high gear, TVNewser hears. They lit into senior entertainment producer Tim Bruno, demanding that ‘Today’ only air portions of the interview that related to War of the Worlds. Then the handlers threatened to pull all future star bookings from the top-rated morning show. NBC eventually came to an agreement with the reps, but I wonder what Cruise said in the 20 minutes of the interview that didn’t air…

Meanwhile, will the inevitable anti-Cruise psychiatrist backlash hurt the WotW B.O.?

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