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Hayley Atwell Never Once Dated Tom Cruise (Oh Thank God)

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | July 11, 2023 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | July 11, 2023 |


As Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One bounced all over Europe looking for amenable governments that would let the production keep filming despite a raging pandemic, rumors began swirling that Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell were dating. Those rumors persisted because neither Cruise nor Atwell’s team put out a statement to the contrary, and the two were papped at events together. However, Atwell has since set the record straight, and surprise, it was all bullsh*t. Not only did the actress view Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie as “two uncles,” but she found the rumors to be “upsetting” and “invasive” to her personal life. In a perhaps telling anecdote, she brought these concerns to Cruise, who gave her a pep talk that basically amounted to not worrying about other people’s opinions, “you know exactly who you are,” etc. etc. While Atwell seems content with that exchange, I couldn’t help but notice that Cruise’s advice didn’t involve squashing said rumors. Gee, who does that benefit? I’ll give you a hint: It’s the weirdo Space Jesus. (The Independent)

Vanna White secures a lawyer in her fight for fair pay and worry over her future with Wheel of Fortune. (Lainey Gossip)

Brad Pitt is accused of being a “petulant child” and “looting” the French vineyard he shared with Angelina Jolie. (Celebitchy)

Joe Rogan can’t figure out why YouTube pulled videos of Roseanne Barr saying six million Jews should die. It’s a real mystery. (Wonkette)

From Jen: Choose your home/personal surveillance equipment carefully, I guess. Or, you know, not at all is always an option. (WIRED)

Top Chef found a replacement for Padma Lakshmi by dipping into its deep bench of winners with cool style. (Vulture)

Of course, Meghan McCain is on Jonah Hill’s side, of course. What did I say the other day? No one hates women like conservative women hate women. Welp, here you go. (Page Six)

I’m old enough to remember when Robert Downey Jr. publicly blasted The Dark Knight, so this is a neat twist. (Variety)

Microsoft is allowed to buy Activision Blizzard, so clearly, its strategy of saying it’s getting curb-stomped by Nintendo and Sony worked. (The Verge)

KatSings hates self-help books, but she liked KC Davis’ How to Keep House While Drowning so much she had to dust off her Cannonball Read password to share her recommendation. “Taking the moral judgment off of all of the care tasks I observe or feel responsible for in my household is already starting to do wonders for me.” What book immediately improved your life? (Cannonball Read 15)

The new trailer for Ahsoka is out, and yes, I will be doing recaps when the series premieres in August. — Should I start apologizing now…? — The first teaser out of Star Wars Celebration hit like a sledgehammer thanks to The Mandalorian Season 3 dropping expectations for these things into the toilet. This latest preview doesn’t quite hit as hard, but it is surprisingly solid. I know it seems like I hate these shows, but I would love nothing more than for Ahsoka to be a good time. I have lots of love and fond memories of watching this character with my kids. But if the show stinks, I’ll have fun dunking on it, too. You gotta make your silver linings, folks.