Tom Cruise is set to play the role of a man who tried to kill Adolf Hitler — but the descendants of the would-be assassin are saying nein to the casting.
United Artists, the studio that Cruise now heads, said to be working on a film about Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, a Bavarian aristocrat-turned-colonel who in 1944 planted a bomb under a table in an effort to kill the Fuhrer. The blast killed four members of his inner circle, but Hitler survived, and von Stauffenberg was executed.
But the late officer’s grandson says the family is concerned that the film will be used to promote Cruise’s religion, Scientology.
“I have nothing against (Cruise) and can even separate his work from his beliefs in Scientology,” Count Caspar Schenk von Stauffenberg said, reports the newspaper, The Scotsman. “But I and other family members are worried that the picture will be financed by the sect and be used to get across its propaganda. Unfortunately, the family Stauffenberg can do nothing about this. My grandfather is a figure from history.”
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A rep for the studio didn’t respond to The Scoop’s requests for comment.
Twin nose jobs?
The Olsen twins are reportedly set to get matching nose jobs.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have consulted Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Raj Kanodia about performing twin nose jobs on them, according to the upcoming In Touch Weekly.
“Ashley has always thought her nose was a little too big, so she wanted to get it done,” an “insider” tells the mag. “When she talked to her sister about it, she loved the idea.”
There has been speculation in the past that the mini-moguls have already had their features tweaked under the knife. “They both love changing their looks,” a friend tells ITW. “They thought this would make them look more polished.”
Notes from all over
Britney Spears did the right thing by checking into rehab, but now the “Toxic” star is distraught that her sons seem more comfortable spending time with her estranged hubby Kevin Federline than her, according to the upcoming issue of Star. “When Britney came to Kevin’s house, she realized the boys felt very at home there, and that there wasn’t a place for her,” an insider told the tab. “She hasn’t had very good visits with the boys.” . . . The romance between Paris Hilton and Josh Henderson is heating up. Days after she split from Stavros Niarchos, the partying heiress was spotted with the “Desperate Housewives” hunk — and twosome was “all over each other” at L.A. hot spot Parc on Saturday, an “eyewitness” told Life & Style mag. “I love them both,” their buddy Hayden Panettiere tells the mag. “Hormones are flying. They’re having fun.” ... Is Liz Hurley already in a family way? The just-married actress was spotted over the weekend rubbing her belly and her five-year-old son “was talking to her stomach almost like she was pregnant” according to the upcoming issue of Us. Hurley’s rep wouldn’t comment.
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