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Fascinating Hollywood Facts

1. Tom Cruise‘s best man and closest friend, David Miscavige, is the chairman of Scientology.

2. Former American Idol star Jennifer Hudson beat 782 other hopefuls to land the role of Effie White in new movie musical Dreamgirls, for which she’s now being tipped for an Oscar. She auditioned three times.

3. The world’s largest tobacco manufacturer, Philip Morris, has placed ads in Hollywood trade magazines Variety and The Hollywood Reporter asking movie studios not to use cigarettes in future films.

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4. British funnyman Ricky Gervais‘ cameo role on TV show 24 was reportedly axed after he filmed a walk-on part. British newspaper The Sun claims producers decided he was “too recognizable” after his success with The Office and Extras.

5. Even royalty can get star-struck on the set of hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy–The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, recently visited the cast of her favorite show and was left speechless when her hero Isaiah Washington presented her with an autographed scrub blouse.

6. The man behind the camera at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes‘ wedding on Saturday was the same guy, Robert Evans, who snapped the official shots at Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt‘s nuptials in 2000.

7. John Travolta and William H. Macy‘s motorbiking comedy Wild Hogs is set to be a surefire hit when it’s released in March–it’s Disney’s highest-tested trailer.

8. Newly single Hilary Swank stripped off to her socks for a provocative new photo shoot for next year’s Pirelli calendar. The racy calendar also features Penelope Cruz wearing nothing but a baby-doll dress and saucy black lingerie, Naomi Watts and ageless beauty Sophia Loren.

9. British actor Ian McShane is set for a return to Broadway after almost 40 years–the Deadwood star will appear in the upcoming revival of Harold Pinter‘s The Homecoming. McShane made his first and only Broadway appearance in 1967’s The Promise.

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10. Sexy Bound star Gina Gershon and her brother Dann have become Hollywood’s hottest screenwriters after landing a deal for a children’s book they wrote, called Camp Creepy Time. The book is to be turned into a major new Nickelodeon Films movie.

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