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The “Smoking” screen: Theater, not thetans, to blame for Katie’s nudie nixing

Jason Reitman today moved to quash rumors that Tom Cruise had pressured Fox to remove a sex scene that starred his fiancee Katie Holmes from Reitman’s new Searchlight picture, “Thank You for Smoking.” katie_holmes_23.jpg

“That’s a fun story. I’d read that story. The problem is that it’s not true,” Reitman told the AP, adding, “The problem with ‘projection error’ is that it’s the truth but it sounds like a lie. It sounds an awful lot like ‘wardrobe malfunction.’”

It’s what Reitman adds after this cogent and beleiveable explanation that suggests he doth protest too much:

“The filmmaker also said Holmes’ sex scene is as tame as anything you’d see on the Disney Channel.”

The Disney Channel has sex scenes? It sounds as if we have got to start surfing the web less and watching basic cable a bit more.

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