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Tom Cruise reached an unspecified agreement this week with Bauer Publishing and has since instructed a California federal court to dismiss a $50 million defamation lawsuit.

Litigation commenced after articles in Life & Style, and In Touch, made claims that the actor had abandoned his youngest daughter Suri following his divorce from Katie Holmes.

Cruise and Bauer issued this joint statement: "Bauer publishing never intended to communicate that Tom Cruise had cut off all ties and abandoned his daughter, Suri, and regret if anyone drew that inference from anything they published.

Tom's lawyer Bert Fields told The Hollywood Reporter, “Tom doesn’t go around suing people. He’s not a litigious guy. But when these sleaze peddlers try to make money with disgusting lies about his relationship with his child, you bet he’s going to sue.”

The lawsuit opened up many intimate details about Tom and Katie's private life and in part of his deposition Cruise admitted that his participation in the Church of Scientology played a role in their marital split.

Radar Online reported that Bauer Media was ready to call Katie Holmes in for a court deposition.  They cite this as the reason Cruise dropped the lawsuit.

See court documents here.  A June 2014 trial date has been cancelled.

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Posted by Meg
tom cruise supports ben stiller at hand ceremony

Ben Stiller was honored Tuesday during an Imprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood - the 218th such event since 1927.   The event was live streamed - click here to view.
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The high profile event was timed to coincide with the premiere of his latest film 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,' slated to hit theaters on December 25, 2013.

On hand to introduce the man-of-the-hour was his old pal Tom Cruise, who appeared in Stiller's 2008 film 'Tropic Thunder.'   The comedian directed, co-wrote and starred in the action comedy with Robert Downey, Jr., and Jack Black.

Stiller, the son of actors Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller, posed for photos with his comedic-actress wife Christine Taylor and the couple's two children; daughter Ella and son Quinlin.

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He was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 1992 for his work on 'The Ben Stiller Show.'  In 2011 he received the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy by BAFTA Los Angeles.


Other celebrities who have been honored with an Imprint Ceremony in 2013: Robert DeNiro, Jane Fonda, Sandra Bullock and John Goodman.

Check out the movie trailer in HD for 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' below:


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Posted by Meg
joan rivers disses jennifer lawrence

Joan Rivers hit Twitter today to retaliate against 'Hunger Games' actress Jennifer Lawrence for a pointed criticism against E! Fashion Police.

While traveling in Europe to promote 'Catching Fire,' the Academy Award-winning celebrity told Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, "Shows like the Fashion Police are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on things that don't matter.  They put values in all the things that are wrong and show that it's okay to just point at people and call them ugly and call them fat and they call it fun."

The veteran comedian began her social media diss fest with this: "It's funny how Jennifer Lawrence loved @EFashionPolice during Awards Season when we were complimenting her every single week..."

"But now that she has a movie to promote, suddenly we're picking on all those poor, helpless actors.  WAIT!  It just dawn on me why Jennifer Lawrence fell on her way up to the stage to get her Oscar.  She tripped over her own arrogance."

Joan didn't stop there.  She took a shot at another Hollywood A-Lister with this snarky tweet, "Nicole Kidman said Tom Cruise wasn't the love of her life.  WHAT?!  A rich gay guy who always works and never wants sex?  That's my dream man!"

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Posted by Missy
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It has been seven months since Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes got their quickie divorce in New York City and it appears the A-list actor has started playing the dating game.

Cruise and Manhattan restaurant manager Cynthia Jorge, 26, were seen dancing together last week at hot spot Le Baron.

The dark-eyed brunette manages Beauty & Essex on the Lower East Side and she recently slipped Tom her business card while he was dining at the business establishment.  A few days later they hooked up for drinks and dancing.

Perez Hilton's eyewitness reports, "He was mesmerized by Cynthia. She had her hair in a bun, wore tight black pants and looked gorgeous. At one point, they began grinding together. It was straight out of Dirty Dancing. Tom seemed to be in his own world, completely smitten."

The 'Top Gun' celeb isn't really a fly by the seat of the pants kind of guy -- except for that time on Oprah's couch.  His relationship strategy is normally well orchestrated and heavily scrutinized by the Church of Scientology.  We shall see...

Cynthia pics here.

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Posted by Meg
tom cruise files defamation lawsuit

Tom Cruise authorized the filing of a $50 million lawsuit against Life & Style magazine for publishing a false claim about his relationship with daughter Suri.

According to his lawyer Bert Fields, a defamation claim was filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

The litigation is the result of a false story claiming that Cruise abandoned his six-year-old daughter after Katie Holmes filed for divorce.

Fields released this statement: "Tom doesn't go around suing people.  But when these sleaze peddlers try to make money with disgusting lies about his relationship with his child, you bet he's going to sue."

"These serial defamers are foreign-owned companies with their global headquarters in Hamburg.  They take money from unsuspecting Americans by selling their malicious garbage.  Having to pay a libel judgment may slow them down.  Tom will undoubtedly give the money to charity.  He always has."

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Posted by Meg
tom enjoys croatian yachting vaca with mystery woman

Tom Cruise surfaced in Croatia Friday night when he and a group of friends, including a mystery blonde, dined at a bar and eatery in Hvar on the Adriatic Sea.

The group left the Lady S yacht in a small dingy and motored to shore to enjoy an evening of drinks, food and conversation.

Several men clustered on one side of Cruise but he seemed particularly interested in an attractive female who sat next to him and appeared to be hanging on his every word.

After dining the group boarded the small boat once again for the trip back to Lady S, where Tom is staying.  The actor took time to pose with a group of women who appeared to be fans.

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Posted by Missy
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According to divorce documents, Katie Holmes valued freedom over monetary gain while negotiating the end of her union with Tom Cruise.  What could have been the divorce from hell turned out to be swift and relatively painless.

The divorce is officially final leaving Katie with nothing more than child support and some firm rules regarding her daughter's education and her religious upbringing.

TMZ is reporting that Katie did not request spousal support or attempt to subvert the prenup that protected his $250 million fortune.

The judge ordered Cruise to pay $33,333 each month by electronic transfer until Suri turns 18.  The $400,000 a year child support payments will total $4.8 million by the time his daughter is ready to head to college.

Cruise will also cover the cost of the child's medical, dental, insurance, education, college and extracurricular costs.

The agreement stipulates that Suri Cruise will not attend a "residential school."  One of the reasons Holmes reportedly ended the marriage was because Cruise was talking about sending their daughter to a Scientology training center.

It is clear that Holmes got what she wanted most ... security for her child and the ability to raise her in a relatively normal environment.  Case closed.

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Posted by Meg
chopped indeed

Tom Cruise's teenage son Connor Cruise is sporting a new 'do and shared it with his followers early this morning on his Twitter page.

The 17-year-old tagged it simply, "Chopped."

His new look features nearly-shaved sides with a stenciled design etched above his ear.

No word on how his dad, or mom Nicole Kidman, reacted to the bold new style.

Perhaps the part-time D.J. is acting out in defiance against Katie Holmes, the woman he called "mom" who has suddenly upset the family dynamic by filing for divorce.

Check out before and after images below:

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Posted by Meg
tom and suri reunite in tribeca

Tom Cruise returned to Manhattan on Tuesday for a long awaited reunion with his 6-year-old daughter Suri Cruise.

After a one-month separation, the actor and his youngest child spent the day together at The Greenwich Hotel in the trendy TriBeca neighborhood.

Photographers captured images of the little girl burying her head and clutching her father tightly.  These scenes are in sharp contrast to recent photos of Katie Holmes and her only child moving happily about the city, including an afternoon spent at the Central Park Zoo.

While the father-daughter hookup played out, speculation is already building as to who Tom Cruise might chose as his next romantic conquest.

One name that has surfaced is that of actress Yolanda Pecoraro.  The 27-year-old beauty, of Nicaraguan and Italian heritage, is reportedly a devout Scientologist who had a brief fling with Cruise before he married Katie.

She is considered a "Scientology princess" who was raised by parents who are members, and has been taking courses since the age of 13.

Margery Wakefield, noted author of Understanding Scientology, predicts: "Tom's next marriage will likely be with someone inside the church."

Check out a photo of the lovely Ms. Pecoraro below:

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Posted by Meg
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It didn't take long for the former power couple known as TomKat to end their failed union.  Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have reached a divorce settlement.

A mere two weeks after the actress reportedly blindsided her husband of five years with a divorce filing, both sides reached a firm deal after a marathon negotiating session in Manhattan over the weekend.

Katie's attorney Jonathan Wolfe confirmed the news: "The case has been settled and the agreement has been signed.  We are thrilled for Katie and her family and are excited to watch as she embarks on the next chapter of her life."

In a nod to the 'Top Gun' actor's camp, Wolfe said, "This result could not have been achieved without the hard work of my partner and our co-counsel.  We thank Tom's counsel for their professionalism and diligence that helped bring about this speedy resolution."

Tom's lawyer Dennis Wasser confirmed the signed agreement: "All the lawyers and the parties are happy that it's done, the deal was closed and we wish everyone well."

As for Katie and Tom, they issued this joint statement: "We are committed to working together as parents to accomplish what is in our daughter Suri's best interests.  We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other's commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other's role as parents."

The agreement gives Katie primary physical custody in NYC, but Tom has significant unsupervised custodial time with his daughter.  The custodial provisions of the agreement are extremely explicit about a course of conduct, including what Tom or Katie can discuss with Suri on the subject of religion, but those restrictions will be eased as Suri gets older.

Holmes was raised Catholic and reportedly ended the marriage to save her daughter from the clutches of Scientology.  She will reportedly enroll her daughter in a private school in Manhattan in the fall.

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