Tom Cruise says his work as an actor is as hard as fighting in Afghanistan.

The tabloids are reporting that Paula Deen is having marital troubles with her husband of nine years, with rumors of him wandering outside the kitchen.

“Homeland” actress Claire Danes has stripped down for a photo shoot with Interview magazine, posing topless, while spilling the beasns to the magazine in an article written by actor Dustin Hoffman.

Back in September, Justin Bieber jacked a bicycle from a security guard in a Vegas, The Palms Casino Resort, reports TMZ. Security footage shows Justin joyriding the bike through the halls — while a security guard chased after him in an effort to get the bike back.

CBS News’ “60 Minutes” reporter Lara Logan has apologized for airing a report in October that gave false information about the September, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.

TV personality Sharon Osbourne has apologized to the hosts of talk show “The View” for telling them to “go f**k themselves” in a recent interview.

Michael Keaton is apparently on board for a “Beetlejuice” sequel.

Donald Trump and Sarah Palin joined evangelist Billy Graham to help celebrate his 95th birthday.

That engagement rumor about Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher just won’t go away.

Kate Middleton, at age 31, has apparently been showing a little gray hair lately.

Molly Shannon is working on a new comedy project for FOX.

Last week’s “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” boasted the program’s biggest audience in four years with 16.6 million viewers. This represents the CMA Awards’ second-most-watched broadcast in eight years – since 2009 and 2005.

BEST BUY TO OPEN EARLIER ON THANKSGIVING _ Claiming that customers demand being able to get away from their families and shop earlier, Best Buy will now open at 6 PM on Thanksgiving. A Best Buy spokeswoman says: “Last year customers clearly showed that they wanted to be out shopping much earlier on Thanksgiving.”

NORTH KOREA GETS ITS FIRST WATER THEME PARK _ In the tightly-guarded communist nation of North Korea, a new attraction for locals has recently opened. The Munsu Water Park is the first water park in North Korea, in Pyongyang.

Los Angeles rap artist Andrew Thomas Huang has recorded a most unusual rap song — unusual in that none of the lyrics contain the letter “E.”

MAN HIDES IN HIS TV _ A man on the run from authorities in Japan was found curled up in an unusual location. After receiving a tip that he might be in his girlfriend’s apartment, police searched high and low. Eventually they found him hiding inside the shell of an old-school floor model television. The girlfriend was also arrested since cops had to unscrew the back of the TV case to get to him.

A former employee is suing the website Ashley Madison . . . which is for people looking to CHEAT on their spouses.  The woman says they hired her to write 1,000 FAKE PROFILES for sexy women . . . and she hurt her wrists trying to get that done under her three-week deadline.  She’s suing for $20 million.

Around 1:00 A.M. on Friday, police in Sweden got a call about banging, screaming, and crying coming from inside a house.  But when the cops got there, they found the noise was from . . . a family frustrated by putting together IKEA FURNITURE.  The parents were struggling to put it together, woke up their baby, and it started crying. 

THOR 2 CRUSHES BOX OFFICE COMPETITION _ Thor: The Dark World thorpedoed its competition at the box office over the weekend, bringing in over $86 million.

MILEY CYRUS LIGHTS UP JOINT ON-STAGE _ Miley Cyrus twerked and toked at the European version of MTV’s VMAs — puffing a fat joint on live TV Sunday night while accepting the award for Best Video.