“The mudslinging between Sumner Redstone and CAA [over last week’s Tom Cruise dismissal from the Paramount lot] may be largely a show for each side’s power base. Their interdependence is underscored by the dozen movie projects involving CAA clients pending at Paramount. The studio can ill afford to be feuding with CAA when it is only now getting back on track after a year of management turmoil and box-office disappointments. And it would be next to impossible today for any agency — even one as powerful as CAA — to boycott Paramount, which accounts for as much as 20% of the movie business.” — from Claire Hoffman‘s 8.28 L.A. Times piece titled “Cruise Flap a Set Piece?”