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December 12, 2008

TV talk from Cruise, Hoffman, Streep


There's a cavalcade of award-nominated stars hitting the talk show circuit, concurrent with a lot of their films finally launching in theaters, with Philip Seymour Hoffman chatting last night with Jon Stewart about the Catholic church before Vatican II (read: severe outfits, lethal nuns) and a svelte Tom Cruise keeping his maniacal laughter to a minimum on "The Tonight Show" while pumping the upcoming "Valkyrie."

Jay Leno broke out a photo of Cruise's paunchy, fur-covered money-maker-shaking studio boss in "Tropic Thunder," for which the star just picked up a Golden Globe nom. That's always good for a laugh.

For those of you who can get over the shakes about Cruise -- we're not there yet and may never be -- he basically admitted stalking his own wife by popping up in different (unannounced!) parts of the theater during her current Broadway show. Creepy!

And this morning on "The View," Meryl Streep and Amy Adams talked up "Doubt," while Oscar owner Streep railed a bit on the quest for awards, as it's known today.

"I hate the whole campaigning thing now for awards. I find it just unseemly," Streep said. "These campaigns are launched, like a political campaign. You run for this award. It should be that you're honored with an award, not that your campaign was that much better or well financed."

Here, here! Now, which chat show or major media interview's next, Meryl?

Watch the whole clip here, including Whoopi's slip (oops, didn't read the notes on Adams) and Sheri Shepherd's gush about Streep being the hottest star in the world, or something like that.



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Free Sailboats

I loved this episode. It was unexpectedly lighthearted considering all the topics discussed.

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