Another Hollywood Split

The Tom Cruise--Paramount divorce robbed the town of its belief in two sure things: studios and stars

Sometimes, dating the prom kingĀ is more trouble than it's worth. Like when he's demanding, a little creepy and, frankly, not all that popular anymore. The ugly breakup between Viacom's Paramount Pictures and the studio's major moneymaker Tom Cruise sends a signal to prom kings everywhere: Get over yourselves! O.K., so the signal is really going to A-list movie stars who enjoy $20 million--plus paychecks, cushy production deals and their pick of hot scripts and directors. Be grateful! Act normal! And if you can't do that, at least make lots more money than you cost.

Studios and stars hook up and break...

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