At the Manhattan press junket for Vanilla Sky, Cameron Crowe's new romantic thriller (opening Dec. 14), Penélope Cruz was chatting up a room full of reporters when Tom Cruise appeared in the doorway calling, 'Hola, Hola!' Cruz then gasped, jumped from her seat and bolted from the room to follow her beau down the hall. She sheepishly returned moments later to apologize for exiting without a good-bye.
Apparently, such is the whimsical real life/reel life romance of the handsome Vanilla stars. But contrary to widely-circulated rumors, Cruise insists they didn't become intimately involved during the film's production. Says he: "I wasn't falling in
From the soaps she came, and to it Susan Sarandon shall return. Well, sort of. The actress, who had early gigs on Search for Tomorrow and A World Apart back in the '70s, will only be a fictitious soap star this time around. On tonight's Friends, she portrays Cecilia Monroe, a catty castmate scorned by Joey (Matt LeBlanc) when he reprises his role as Drake Ramoray on Days of Our Lives.
"Joey gets my brain in a brain transplant," Sarandon previews. "It's one of those preposterous soap-opera inventions. [Though] I guess it would be more preposterous if Joey was donating his brain for the brain transplant."
Despite having made guest appearances on other primetime shows like The Simpsons and Mad TV, Sarandon readily admits she's no great lover of the tube. "We have a sticker on one of our station wagons that says, 'Kill your television sets,' so we're very picky in terms of h