Cruise, Paltrow and other stars to present helmer kudos

The Directors Guild of America has tapped Tom Cruise, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sigourney Weaver, David Chase, Shirley MacLaine and Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) as presenters for its Second Annual Honors Gala on Dec. 10.

The event, to be held at 6 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt New York, will honor Sydney Pollack, Mike Nichols, Jeff Bewkes, Frank Capra Jr., Sen. Edward Kennedy and labor leader Thomas C. Short for contributions to the nation’s culture.

Ellen DeGeneres will emcee.

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