Jennifer Lopez: Tom Cruise Was "Intense, Crazy" Dancing at MTV Awards

Entertainment Jun. 10, 2010 AT 3:33PM
Jennifer Lopez: Tom Cruise Was "Intense, Crazy" Dancing at MTV Awards Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

Looks like Katie Holmes isn't the only woman impressed with Tom Cruise's daring dance moves at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards.

So is his dancing partner Jennifer Lopez!

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"Working with Tom was amazing!" Lopez, 40, gushes to Extra. "I'm such a hard worker, and I'm kind of intense about my job. It's great to work with someone who is just as intense and passionate and crazy about getting everything right."

A month before the show, the 47-year-old Cruise ­- who dressed as his potbellied film producer Les Grossman for the act -- called the singer personally to convince her to join him on stage.

The new Us Weekly reports the two rehearsed together for the first time just two days before the show.

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"I said OK, we'd do a little mash-up of [Ludacris' 'Get Back' and Lopez's 'Get Right']," Lopez recalls. "I come out and sing a little and then we dance together. But [I told him] you have to learn this cane dance that I do n the video.

"That is one of the hardest routines. But he did it," she adds. "He really, really did it. And he did a great job! I was really proud of him."

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On Thursday, Paramount Pictures and MTV Films announced that a movie centering on Grossman is in the works. Grossman was first introduced in the 2008 Ben Stiller comedy Tropic Thunder.

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"Les Grossman's life story is an inspiring tale of the classic human struggle to achieve greatness against all odds," Stiller, who will co-produce the film, tells Us in a statement. "He has assured me he plans to quote, 'F**king kill the sh*t out of this movie and make Citizen f**king Kane look like a piece of crap home movie by the time we are done.' I am honored to be working with him."

 

 

 

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