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KIDMAN
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Nicole Kidman reportedly heard about Tom Cruise's impending child on television, not from her ex-husband personally.
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updated 11/3/2005 12:46:06 PM ET 2005-11-03T17:46:06

Katie Holmes’ forthcoming bundle of joy isn’t causing joy for everyone.

Nicole Kidman is said to be “devastated” by the news that her ex-hubby, Tom Cruise, is about to have his first biological child with fiancée Holmes.

And, although Cruise and Kidman are said to be in regular contact with one another, the buzz is that Kidman found out that he was an expecting dad from television.

“Nic learned about Tom and Katie’s baby the same way as everyone else — from the TV,” a friend of Kidman’s told Britain’s Grazia magazine. “She went shopping immediately after hearing the news to try and take her mind off it, but that just made things worse. She says people pointed at her, and everyone was whispering as soon as she turned her back. She’s taking it very hard.”

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Kidman’s rep, when contacted by The Scoop, declined to comment on the story, dismissing it as “silliness.”

Acting with bite
Jake Gyllenhaal had a violent eruption on the set of “Jarhead,” going off-script and punching out a co-star.

In one scene from the movie about the 1991 Gulf War, Gyllenhaal’s character puts his rifle muzzle in another actor’s mouth.

“When I pulled it out, [I hit myself in the mouth and] I remember I looked down and saw that my tooth had come off,”  Gyllenhaal told reporters while promoting the flick. “For some reason,” Gyllenhaal said, “I just got so angry that I had chipped my tooth ... and just started hitting him and we didn’t talk for a month after that.”

Director Sam Mendes said the actor just got lost in the moment. “It’s 115 degrees, you’re away from trees, cars, everything,” Mendes told the Calgary Sun. “You can’t hear anything because the wind’s blowing. You don’t have your clothes, your car, your girlfriend, anything. And I really think Jake forgot he was acting a lot of times.”

Notes from all over
While at that Scientology function where he danced on stage, John Travolta reportedly drove the hotel staff a little batty with his constant demands.  . . . Brooke Shields’ second child was “unplanned,” she says, but she’s not worried about post-partum depression like she suffered last time around because, she says, she knows how to recognize the symptoms.  . . . Don’t look for Mel Gibson to appear in another "Mad Max "film. “I was an actor for 30 years, I have done it.” Regarding his film “Apocalypto,” set in Mexico 600 years ago, he said, “What I am doing is creating an action adventure of mythic proportions and I am a megalomaniac, so I like the position.”

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