Jim Carrey, Angelina Looking for Romance?
Plus: Tom Cruise's Scientology tent, Korn rocker finds God, and more
PITCHED: A romantic movie comedy is being arranged for Jim Carrey and Angelina Jolie, who have expressed a mutual desire to do a film together, Hollywood trade paper Variety reports. So far, few details are known about the movie, which was pitched by Gina Wendkos (Coyote Ugly, The Princess Diaries) and will be produced by Brian Grazer, and neither star has officially committed to the untitled film. But Carrey and Jolie will reportedly get first crack at taking the roles.
TRANSPORTED: Don’t say Hitch star Will Smith isn’t the hardest-working guy in movies. The actor, 36, hit the red carpet – and the record books – with three British movie premieres in a single day on Tuesday, turning up in Manchester, Birmingham and London to promote his new romantic comedy. (A Guiness official was on hand to make sure the record was legit.) Despite the fact the trips were made on a private jet, Smith looked tired by day’s end: “It was huge,” he said. “I’ve had a beautiful day.”
TENTED: Tom Cruise, who draws as many headlines these days for his religious beliefs as for his blockbuster action flicks, has raised eyebrows again on the set of his latest film, Steven Spielberg’s remake of War of the Worlds, New York magazine reports. The 42-year-old star has set up a Scientology tent on site, with a volunteer minister and Scientology literature. “It’s a gift from Tom to the crew,” says Lee Anne De Vette, Cruise’s sister and spokeswoman. “You can receive what’s called an assist” – a Scientologist practice that the magazine describes as a glorified mini-massage. “It’s something that helps the body get in better communication with itself.”
ENDED: After 10 years, the rock group Blink-182 is taking a break. The band, known for hits including “All the Small Things” and featuring members Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, issued a statement through its record label saying they are going on “indefinite hiatus,” the Associated Press reports. The band is in good company: Minnesota acoustic rockers the Jayhawks also officially called it quits on Tuesday, while Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has split with his hard rock bandmates, citing a recent religious awakening.
FORESEEN: Call her psychic: Jennifer Love Hewitt has landed a starring spot in a new (and still untitled) CBS drama, notes the Hollywood Reporter. The Party of Five veteran, 26, will play a newlywed who communicates with the dead in the project, commonly known as Ghost Whisperer.