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Cruise role to hit big screen

Tom Cruise is bringing his foul-mouthed Hollywood producer character Les Grossman to the big screen.

Paramount Pictures and MTV Films are developing a film around the fictional character that Cruise brought to life in 2008's Tropic Thunder.

The actor (47) reprised the role at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards. Cruise and Ben Stiller are among the producers of the film and Paramount said Cruise was in talks to play Grossman.

Obama adds to Mandela book

From one Nobel winner to another: President Barack Obama is writing a foreword to Nelson Mandela's new book.

Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux announced that Obama would contribute to Mandela's Conversations With Myself.

It is a collection of diaries, journals and other personal materials of the former South African president and apartheid foe. The book comes out on October 12.