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Tom Cruise Bomb


A newspaper promotion for Tom Cruise‘s upcoming "Mission: Impossible III" got off to an explosive start when a county arson squad blew up a news rack, thinking it contained a bomb. The confusion: The Los Angeles Times rack was fitted with a digital musical device designed to play the "Mission: Impossible" theme song when the door was opened. But in some cases, the red plastic boxes with protruding wires were jarred loose and dropped onto the stack of newspapers inside, alarming customers. Sheriff’s officials said they rendered the news rack in this suburb 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles "safe" after being called to the scene Friday by a concerned individual who thought he’d seen a bomb. Times officials said the devices were placed in 4,500 randomly selected news boxes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties in a venture with Paramount Pictures designed to turn the "everyday news rack experience" into an "extraordinary mission." It was just that, at least for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arson squad, which destroyed the box. "This was the least intended outcome. We weren’t expecting anything like this," said John O’Loughlin, the Times‘ senior vice president for planning. The devices are to remain in the boxes until May 7, two days after the film is scheduled to open.

Oh yes, just what we need.  More bomb scares! Below :: Members of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department inspect a newspaper rack in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Friday. A promotion for "Mission: Impossible III" got off to an explosive start when a county arson squad blew up a news rack, thinking it contained a bomb.

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21 Comments

# 1

That’s crazy.

# 2

Okay, this is just weird!BAMZ+1 rules!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :)

# 3

Oooops!! lol…I’m still watching the damn movie!

# 4

hilarious.. I am glad no one really got hurt.. Oh the want to public to fear a movie bomb toy, more than terrorists.. and wasn’t this publicized somewhere, given the okay by California, and Homeland Security? ..and Why couldn’t PR produce a simple device that wasn’t defective? Film makers and their publicity department are all cheapo’s and sorry losers.

# 5

hilarious.. I am glad no one really got hurt.. Oh they want to public to fear a movie bomb toy, more than terrorists.. and wasn’t this publicized somewhere, given the okay by California, and Homeland Security? ..and Why couldn’t PR produce a simple device that wasn’t defective? Film makers and their publicity department are all cheapo’s and sorry losers.

# 7

thanks JJ for the good laugh before I go to bed.

# 8

This paper rack will self-destruct in 10 secondshttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12553521/

# 9

Are you kidding me? TC is such a loser!! Good he is even wasting to LAPD time. What a joke… yet another annoying PR stunt by the Cruiseship. Is the loser back home to his baby,you know the one he could not leave? Ummmm almost two weeks now. This guy is a joke. NICE BANGS…. mommy giveyou a hair bowl cut?

That is funny unless you’re the one reaching in to get your newspaper. Crazy idea, that’s going a little too far.I don’t care how crazy tom is, I think that movie looks really good and I love JJ, he’ll probably make it more than just an action movie.

I bet the movie will be good… what action movie is not? Take TC out and put in that HOT guy from the TRANSPORTER and the movie would be perfect. TC is not the MOVIE!! the idea is a great one, and like James Bond will do well no matter who is the main guy. TC SUCKS!! Almost everyone I know can’t stand him. He is bringing controversyto the movie… thatis aboutit!! His acting skills are NONE!!!! Go away and spend time making your cult bigger TC!!!!

hey – question… where the hell is Nicole Kidman when it concerns thier kids!!??? Does she even care about them??/ They are always with Tommy and KiKi! Does her new man not want grown kids breaking his guitar!! Why hasnst the press picked up that she doesnt see her kids!?!? =- curious =- anyone know??

Jared,Thanks for the humour, it is almost like a metaphor of Tom Cruise exploding into this new nutcase persona. I have to say that he has made good movies in his career and whether there is going to be a fallout still remains to be seen. I will not see it, but MI III will be a hit with JJ Adams directing and the all-out and in your face promotions.

Xenu's daughter @ 04/30/2006 at 3:05 pm

Well "bomb" sums it up for both him and his movie. I’ve looked up cults on http://www.cultnews.com and Wow! freaky stuff tons of them and yes, tommy boy’s is there too.

HAHAHAHAHA go watch the video on http://www.splash-video.com/index.html people.Click on the GUEST Archive on the top left corner to access the video. Anything that has to do with tom is getting weirder by the minute.

crybabyAniston @ 04/30/2006 at 6:37 pm

Hey I love Tom Cruise the movie star and that is all he is to me. Tom Cruise the husband is Katie Holmes problem and she went after him and must love the guy.As long as Tom Cruise entertain me in the movie theatre and don’t kill anybody…I DON’T CARE ABOUT HIS PRIVATE LIFE! He’s a Sciencetologist or whatever and that’s his religion…Since this is the United State of America and there is freedom of religion…I will not remark on his.Tom is a great father and his children love him…he makes great action movies and he is a good citizen. There are wrong thing to be in the world and he’s not even close…Doesn’t do drugs, smoke, drink, not violent, takes care of his family and is a great provider.So i’m going to enjoy MI3 this summer instead of the TBU.

crybabyAniston @ 04/30/2006 at 6:37 pm

Hey I love Tom Cruise the movie star and that is all he is to me. Tom Cruise the husband is Katie Holmes problem and she went after him and must love the guy.As long as Tom Cruise entertain me in the movie theatre and don’t kill anybody…I DON’T CARE ABOUT HIS PRIVATE LIFE! He’s a Sciencetologist or whatever and that’s his religion…Since this is the United State of America and there is freedom of religion…I will not remark on his.Tom is a great father and his children love him…he makes great action movies and he is a good citizen. There are wrong thing to be in the world and he’s not even close…Doesn’t do drugs, smoke, drink, not violent, takes care of his family and is a great provider.So i’m going to enjoy MI3 this summer instead of the TBU.

Bahahaha, what were these idiots thinking? arent we on level orange? freaking dumbaasses

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