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Tom's conduct not acceptable: Paramount

Tom's conduct not acceptable: Paramount
TOM Cruise and Paramount Pictures have ended their 14-year production deal.
The chairman of the studio's parent company, Viacom Inc, cited the actor's off-screen antics as the main reason.

In the past year, Tom couch-hopped on Oprah Winfrey's talk show while proclaiming his love for Katie Holmes, criticised the use of anti-depressants and claimed that post-natal depression does not exist.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Viacom Inc chairman Sumner Redstone said, "As much as we like him personally, we thought it was wrong to renew his deal. His recent conduct has not been acceptable to Paramount."

But, Paula Wagner, Tom's partner in his production company, said that agents for Cruise/Wagner Productions stopped negotiating with Paramount more than a week ago.