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Tom Cruise Sues Two Magazines for Claiming He Abandoned Suri

ABC/RICK ROWELL(LOS ANGELES) -- Tom Cruise has filed a $50 million lawsuit against two magazines that claimed he abandoned the 6-year-old daughter he has with his ex-wife, Katie Holmes.

E! Online reports that the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in a California federal court, stems from a July 30 cover story published by Life & Style and an Oct. 1 cover story published by In Touch Weekly, both claiming the actor "abandoned" Suri.  Both magazines are owned by Bauer Publishing.

Cruise's lawyer, Bert Fields, says in a statement obtained by E! Online, "Tom is a caring father who dearly loves Suri.  She's a vital part of his life and always will be.  To say he has 'abandoned' her is a vicious lie.  To say it in lurid headlines with a tearful picture of Suri is reprehensible."

According to the New York Daily News, Fields says that if Cruise wins the case, he'll donate the money to charity.

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Report: Tom Cruise Yearns to See Daughter Suri in Midst of Intense Film Schedule

James Devaney/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Like many divorced parents, consistent access to children can be tricky.

According to People magazine, Tom Cruise is one of those dads struggling to align his schedule to spend more time with six-year-old daughter Suri.

"I've got to see her. I miss her," is what an emotional Tom told a friend recently, People reports.  Getting in the way of Tom's day-to-day connection with Suri is the pre-production schedule for his upcoming sci-fi action movie All You Need Is Kill.  Tom has been on location working in London, England as part of a schedule that was booked long ago, sources say.

Several sources confirm to the magazine that a mid-September visit had been planned but later nixed, the magazine reports.  That places the last get together for Tom and Suri at Aug. 5 when they vacationed at Walt Disney World.  Before the divorce, People reports it was easier for the two to spend time as Suri was home-schooled. Now, Suri is attending first grade at a private school in New York City.

Dad and daughter do manage to talk several times a day, People reports.  Friend and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie confirms, "I can tell you that I haven't had a meeting with Tom that was not interrupted by a phone call with his daughter."

The actor's divorce from Katie Holmes was finalized in August with Katie reportedly received primary physical custody of Suri.

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Report: Suri Cruise to Attend $40,000 School

Ray Tamarra/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Six-year-old Suri Cruise may soon be jet-setting not just with her famous, divorced parents, but for school, too.

Suri will reportedly start first grade at Avenues, a brand-new $40,000 a year school in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, Life and Style magazine reports.

“Katie has eagerly been telling Suri all about the lunchrooms, basketball courts and different activities Avenues offers. Suri’s really excited about it,” a source tells the magazine.

Earlier this month reports said that Suri would attend Convent of the Sacred Heart School, home to famous alumni including Lady Gaga and Paris Hilton, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. But sources confirm to Life and Style, the six-year-old will attend Avenues.

Avenues is scheduled to open in fall 2012. The 215,000-square-foot school plans to open more than 20 campuses all around the world in exotic places such as Beijing, Mumbai and Sao Paulo, where students can do semesters abroad. Students will learn basic subjects such as reading, writing, science and math but also have the opportunity for higher learning such as studying Mandarin as early as pre-kindergarten. Students will participate in athletics at Chelsea Piers, where Suri already takes gymnastics classes.

The school, located on Tenth Avenue at 25th street, is just steps away from Suri’s mom, Katie Holmes’ Chelsea apartment. The building has a rooftop playground and fitness center, where Suri can hide from paparazzi.

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Lawyer: Tom Cruise Is "Dedicated to His Children" 

ABC Television Network(NEW YORK) -- A lawyer for Tom Cruise, who just divorced Katie Holmes, has told that his client will see their daughter Suri “very soon.” Bert Fields says, “Tom will be seeing Suri very soon, I don’t know exactly when that will be, and I couldn’t tell you, but I do know it will be very soon.”

The Mission: Impossible star reportedly has not seen his six-year-old daughter since Holmes gained primary custody of her in the couple's divorce proceedings.

Fields adds, “Tom loves Suri very, very much, as he does his other two children. Tom is a family man, and dedicated to his children. They are the center of his world.”

Speaking of Suri, sources tell TMZ Cruise will fork over more than 10 million dollars in child support to Holmes.

Cruise had a visit from his 17-year-old adopted son, Connor, on the set of sci-fi film Oblivion on Wednesday, where the two were photographed together in conversation.  

According to People magazine, Connor was also at the actor’s side in Iceland when news of Holmes’ surprise divorce filing broke.

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Tom Cruise's Lawyer Threatens to Sue over "National Enquirer" Cover

ABC/RICK ROWELL(LOS ANGELES) -- Tom Cruise's lawyer is not happy after laying his eyes on a new National Enquirer cover article that claims the Mission: Impossible star is a "monster" who held his "abused" ex-wife Katie Holmes and their daughter Suri in a "House of Horrors."

Attorney Bert Fields sent a letter Wednesday to Enquirer publisher American Media slamming the story, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which obtained a copy of the letter.

"Your cover announces, as a fact, that 'THE REAL TOM CRUISE IS A MONSTER,'" Fields writes.  "Mr. Cruise is certainly not a 'monster.'  He is a caring father, a hardworking actor and, above all, an honest, decent man...This is the most defamatory cover the Enquirer has ever done."

The article explains Suri was "forced" into a five-month stay in a "tiny, windowless room." 

Fields' letter counters with, "Mr. Cruise's home in Telluride, like his home in Beverly Hills, is a pleasant and loving home," and says of Suri, "She spent most of her time with Tom and Katie.  She slept in a nursery adjoining their bedroom.  It has a window."

Fields wants a full retraction and apology for "each and every one of [the] false allegations about Mr. Cruise."

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Suri To Live Primarily with Katie Holmes in New York

MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) -- Less than two weeks after Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, the couple has agreed that daughter Suri should live primarily with her mother in New York.

The terms of Suri's custody was the key element of the settlement reached on Monday and Cruise will have generous visitation rights, according to People magazine.

Lawyers for Holmes and Cruise did not confirm the nature of the settlement when they released statements on Monday.

"The case has been settled and the agreement has been signed," Holmes' lawyer, Jonathan Wolfe, said in an email statement on Monday. "We are thrilled for Katie and her family and are excited to watch as she embarks on the next chapter of her life."

He added, "We thank Tom's counsel for their professionalism and diligence that helped bring about this speedy resolution."

Cruise's attorney Bert Fields told ABC News, "The Tom Cruise -- Katie Holmes case has been settled with a signed agreement. Tom is really pleased we got there, and so am I."

Holmes' lawyer Allan Mayefsky told ABC News the divorce was "amicably settled" but the, "terms of the settlement are confidential."

Publicists for Cruise and Holmes released a joint statement earlier Monday from the couple, saying, "We are committed to working together as parents to accomplishing 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 roles as parents."

Holmes, 33, filed for divorce from Cruise, 50, June 28 after nearly six years of marriage.

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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Agree on Divorce Settlement

Europa Press/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have privately settled their divorce, just ten days after Holmes announced she was divorcing her husband of nearly six years.

The settlement reportedly includes an agreement on custody of their only child together, six-year-old Suri.

In a joint statement to ABC News released Monday, Holmes' attorney says, “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," the statement continued. "We thank Tom’s counsel for their professionalism and diligence that helped bring about this speedy resolution.”

Although the statement did not specify if Holmes received sole custody of Suri, which Holmes requested, a joint statement released by the estranged couple just minutes before the settlement announcement declares, "We are committed to working together as parents to accomplishing what is in our daughter Suri’s best interests."

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"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 roles as parents,” the joint statement continues.

Holmes filed for divorce and sole custody of the couple's daughter on June 28.  She was scheduled to attend a hearing in the case set on the New York Civil Supreme Court calendar on July 17.

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Tom Cruise's 'Somber' B-Day; Katie and Suri Celebrate July 4 in NYC

George Pimentel/Getty Images for Creative Artists Agency(NEW YORK) -- After being reportedly "blindsided" by Katie Holmes slapping him with divorce papers last week, Tom Cruise had a "somber" July 3 birthday in Los Angeles with his two adopted teens, Connor and Isabella, according to People magazine.

Meanwhile, in New York City, the New York Daily News got the first official comment from Holmes since she dropped her breakup bombshell.

As she strolled through a Whole Foods in the Chelsea neighborhood on Wednesday, she told the paper, "I'm alright, thank you," as she and her daughter shopped for burgers, buns and a few other items.

It was a different Fourth of July than her former Mission: Impossible star-hubby had in mind.

A source tells People, "The plan was he was going to spend his birthday with Katie and Suri [in New York City], then they were going to fly to California where he is going to finish [filming] Oblivion and spend time there."

Instead, Cruise avoided the paparazzi crush by bypassing the Big Apple, and for now talks with Suri "several" times a day by phone.  The source described the star on his birthday as "just very, very sad." is claiming that Holmes' camp has made it difficult for him to keep in touch with Suri.  Sources say he has "absolutely no contact with Katie."

Meanwhile, Holmes' camp is denying a report she wanted an emergency hearing for custody and child support, People reports.

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Was Scientology the Reason Katie Holmes Filed for Divorce?

Steve Granitz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Katie Holmes announced on Friday that she had filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, and now we are learning one reason why she may have done so.

Multiple sources tell TMZ Holmes feared that her husband would transfer his deep beliefs in Scientology to their 6-year-old daughter Suri, and that she would get indoctrinated into the church -- possibly by a Scientology group known as Sea Organization. 

The sources added that Suri is almost at the age where she would be introduced to the lifestyle of Scientology.  Holmes is reportedly filing for sole legal custody of Suri to prevent that from happening.

Holmes reportedly also believes that she has been followed by Church of Scientology members in recent weeks.  A few photographers told TMZ they have seen several "mysterious" men and vehicles parking around Holmes' New York City apartment and tailing her when she's out.  They said that they saw a white Cadillac Escalade and black Mercedes SUV near her building.

A lawyer for the Church of Scientology denies to TMZ the church is following Holmes.

The day before the filing was announced, Holmes and Suri were seen moving from the New York City apartment they shared with Cruise to another apartment in Manhattan, according to People magazine. Cruise is currently filming a movie in Iceland.

People senior writer Suzanne Zuckerman says that even though the couple wasn't seen together at red carpet events recently, that did not foreshadow the end of their marriage.

She says, "All of that was explained away and seemed very typical of their globetrotting lifestyle, they always traveled, one of them would stay home with Suri while the other worked."

Dennis Wasser, the Los Angeles-based powerhouse divorce attorney who represented Cruise in his divorce from actress Nicole Kidman, will represent the actor against Holmes.  Holmes is supported by Jonathan Wolfe and mega divorce attorney Allan Mayefsky, who represented Christie Brinkley in her divorce battle with Peter Cook.

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Is Suri Cruise Writing a Children's Book?

Ray Tamarra/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- There will be no story time with Suri.

In Touch Weekly claims Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' five-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise, is writing and illustrating a children's book that her parents think is “so good, they plan to publish it when she’s finished.”

But, Holmes' rep tells that the report is false.

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