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Tom Cruise is back in the dating market, six months after an unceremonious split from Katie Holmes. The 50-year-old was spotted cosying up with a mystery blonde at an after-party for his latest film Jack Reacher in a Stockholm nightclub. The star was seen pouring the unidentified slim blonde a champagne after inviting her and a group of her pals into the VIP area.

Onlookers said Tom arrived at the club after appearing on the red carpet for Jack Reacher, in which he plays a former military cop investigating a sniper case. He strolled into the VIP area and ordered champagne before inviting the group of women to the darkened section. He then singled out one woman and spoke to her all night. But he left the club alone at about 3am.

Since tongues have started to wag, Cruise’s agent has claimed that the woman was “just a fan” who approached the star at the club “to say hello”. Oh, really?

Things haven’t been going too well for teen pop icon Justin Bieber. First was the unearthing of an alleged murder plot against him and then the revelation that Bieber, 18, was “irrevocably upset” after being bypassed for a Grammy nomination. “I was looking forward to [a possible Grammy nomination], but I know it will happen one day. I’m so young, I’m only 18. I’m just blessed to be able to do what I love every day,” Bieber has been quoted as saying.

However, the Baby hitmaker has some reason to smile. ABC is developing a sitcom based on Justin, which will focus on his life before he became the Bieber. Executive producers Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi — who have worked on Entourage — are writing the script which will portray the popstar’s “awkward teenage years among his unorthodox family”.

Produced by Bieber and his manager and mentor Scooter Braun, the sitcom will also have many members of his family and his closest friends putting in appearances, though there is no word whether Bieber’s on-off girl Selena Gomez would feature on the show.

He is Francis Ford Coppola’s son. And the protagonist of his second feature film (the first was CQ, 2001) is Hollywood’s most unreliable man Charlie Sheen (who was fired last year from the TV show Two and a Half Men). A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (recently screened at the Rome Film Festival) has Sheen in a role that, in some ways, mirrors his actual life. Charles Swan III is a miserable ’70s playboy who is trying to get back on his feet after a break-up. Also starring Jason Schwartzman (who played a gigolo in Coppola’s recent short film, Die Again, Undead One) and Bill Murray (Rushmore and Lost In Translation), the film will release next year.