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George Clooney and Whoopi Goldberg are among the A-list stars defending Tom Cruise after the movie star was caught on tape blasting Mission Impossible 7 crew members for ignoring COVID protocols.

The actor reportedly lost his cool on the set in Rome, Italy, when he spotted two assistants huddled around a monitor, watching playback. He ranted and raved, threatening to fire anyone who didn't take his Corona health and safety rules seriously.

In audio leaked by The Sun, Cruise raged, "We are the gold standard. They're back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us! Because they believe in us and what we're doing!

"I'm on the phone with every f**king studio at night, insurance companies, producers, and they're looking at us and using us to make their movies. We are creating thousands of jobs you motherf**kers. I don't ever want to see it again, ever! And if you don't do it you're fired, if I see you do it again you're f**king gone."

And now Clooney has defended his pal during a chat with satellite radio host Howard Stern, insisting Tom had every right to threaten his crew members.

"He didn't overreact because it is a problem," George said. "I have a friend who's an AD (assistant director) on another TV show who just had the almost exact same thing happen with not quite as far out a response. I understand why he did it. He's not wrong at all about that."

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And Whoopi Goldberg has also offered up her support to Cruise.

Speaking on her talk show The View on Wednesday, she said, "You know, some people don't understand why he would get so angry. I get it... If he goes down with COVID, the movie's done. You can't get another Tom Cruise!"

Listen to Cruise's tirade below (NSFW).
 

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Tom Cruise is taking the Corona restrictions very seriously. The actor is currently working on the set of Mission Impossible 7: Libra in Rome, Italy.

According to The Sun newspaper, Cruise, 58, lost his temper when he spotted two crew members talking casually and not observing the strict social distancing guidelines.

Someone on the set, who is apparently tired of the "Rules are for thee, not for me" Hollywood attitude, leaked audio of Cruise's temper tantrum to The Sun.

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"If I see you do it again, you're f***ing gone!," Cruise shouted. "And if anyone in this crew does it, that's it — and you too and you too. And you, don't you ever f***ing do it again!"

The source said Cruise's tirade left the 50 crew members stunned. Cruise yelled that all of Hollywood is relying on him for their livelihoods. And if his film is shut down, all of Hollywood will be shut down.

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Cruise informed the crew that he alone carries the future of the entire movie industry on his broad shoulders.

"We want the gold standard. They're back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us! Because they believe in us and what we're doing!

"I'm on the phone with every f***ing studio at night, insurance companies, producers, and they're looking at us and using us to make their movies. We are creating thousands of jobs you motherf***ers."

Cruise continued: "I don't ever want to see it again, ever! And if you don't do it you’re fired, if I see you do it again you're f***ing gone. And if anyone in this crew does it – that's it, and you too and you too. And you, don't you ever f***ing do it again.

"That's it! No apologies. You can tell it to the people that are losing their f***ing homes because our industry is shut down. It's not going to put food on their table or pay for their college education.

"That's what I sleep with every night. The future of this f***ing industry! So I'm sorry I am beyond your apologies. I have told you and now I want it and if you don't do it you’re out. We are not shutting this f***ing movie down! Is it understood?

If I see it again you're f***ing gone — and you are — so you're going to cost him his job, if I see it on the set you're gone and you're gone!"

Listen to Cruise's tirade below (NSFW).
 

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Black Twitter expressed outrage over Joe Biden's dismissive demeanor during a Dec. 8 Zoom call with Black civil rights leaders.

According to those who listened to the nearly 2-hour audio, Biden "talked down" to the civil rights leaders, including Rev. Al Sharpton, who later defended Biden, saying he was not dismissive at all.

The presumptive president-elect reportedly said the "defund the police" movement "beat the living hell out of" Democrats during the November elections.

He also said Hispanics, who are double the population of Black people in America, will outnumber white people soon.

One group that was not invited to the table was Black Lives Matter, who continue to complain that Biden is ignoring them.

Here are some of the YouTube comments in response to the leaked audio:

"I don't think a lot of people realize how racist Joe Biden is. It's impossible for him to talk 'to' black people, he's always talked 'at' us."

"Biden has a tone of SCOLDING them as though he was expecting nothing but praise. I thought the point of the meeting was to SPEAK about the issues."

"Omg. You can't have a conversation with the guy. Nothing will get done. He's defensive because he knows he's not on the side of the working class."

"Biden is commit to raising up dozens of already affluent black people, while continuing the tradition of screwing over millions of poor black people."

"This is embarrassing. He's speaking to ppl as though they are children."
 

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Leaked audio allegedly reveals Bow Wow physically abused his pregnant ex-girlfriend Kiyomi Leslie, born Leslie Holden.

The former couple was arrested after a brawl in her apartment in February 2019 during Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta.

Leaked audio proves the diminutive ex-rapper kicked Holden in the stomach while she was pregnant.

"This man hit me in my stomach," Holden tells someone in the clip. The person replies, "He knows she's pregnant why hit her in her stomach?"

In another audio clip, a male voice, believed to be Bow Wow, says "She don't know who she f***ing with... She think I'm playing?!"

"I want to leave," Holden says on the tape. "You can't break something you ain't make. I ain't nobody so let me leave. If I'm not nobody so let me leave. I'm nobody, but you got me in this room like a f***ing prisoner. Why can't I leave? I gotta fight you to get out the room?"

Bow Wow replies. "I guess so."

Following her arrest in 2019, Holden tweeted that she was pregnant and she lost the fetus due to the abuse.

She added Bow Wow's mother Teresa Caldwell knew about the abuse and did nothing to stop it.

"His weak ass momma called me sounding all concerned that her son beat me. TERESA KNEW her son beat me numerous times and still got on national television to lie... YOU LUCKY MY MOMMA RAISED ME TO RESPECT WOMEN BECAUSE WHEEEEEW ! Trashhhhh."