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Monday
Jul092012

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."

[ VIEW SLIDESHOW: Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Through the Years ]

"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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Friday
Jul062012

Did Katie Holmes Hint at Divorce in Interview Weeks Ago?

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Katie Holmes may have hinted at her troubled marriage and pending divorce in a recent interview with Elle.

In late May, she was asked about Tom Cruise for the issue of the women's magazine set to be released on July 17.

Holmes said, “He has been Tom Cruise for 30 years, I know who I am and where I am and where I want to go, so I want to focus on that.”

The 33-year-old actress also added that being married to the movie star, who was just named among the world’s highest-earning actors by Forbes, didn’t make her career any easier.

“If anything, you work a little bit harder when you’re in such visible circumstances,” she said.

Holmes celebrated the Fourth of July sans Cruise, instead spending it with their 6-year-old daughter Suri in Manhattan.  And Holmes and her child reportedly were seen at the Children's Museum of the Arts in New York on Thursday.

Despite the many reports claiming Scientology played a role in Holmes' divorce filing, TMZ.com now says Cruise's religion was not a factor, citing sources who say her team is leaking false stories.  Then again, TMZ also claims that Cruise controlled her career to the extent that when Holmes worked on the film Thank You for Smoking, he put the kibosh on publicity photos of her kissing co-star Aaron Eckhart. 

The website also says that he wouldn't let Holmes fly with her co-stars during production of Batman Begins.

Holmes has some post-marriage plans.  According to Women’s Wear Daily, her clothing line Holmes & Yang, which she co-founded with stylist Jeanne Yang in 2009, will stage its first-ever runway show at New York Fashion Week in September.

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Thursday
Jul052012

Forbes: Tom Cruise Is the Highest-Paid Actor in Hollywood

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) -- Tom Cruise is the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, according to Forbes magazine.  It's a little bit of good news for Cruise, whose wife, Katie Holmes, filed for divorce last week after five years of marriage.

The actor, who recently turned 50, earned a whopping $75 million between May 2011 and May 2012. Cruise commanded a huge salary for 2011's Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, which raked in $700 million at the box office worldwide, and he was also paid well for Oblivion, which will hit theaters in April 2013, according to Forbes.

Following Cruise on the list are Leonardo DiCaprio and Adam Sandler, who are tied for second place, with each reportedly earning $37 million between May 2011 and May 2012. DiCaprio commands up to $20 million for his movie roles, which include the 2010 box office smash Inception.

And Sandler's movies always seem to earn money no matter how bad the reviews are.  Despite lackluster reviews and 10 Razzie Awards, Sandler's comedy Jack and Jill still managed to earn $150 million at the box office worldwide.

Rounding out the top five highest-paid actors are Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson with $36 million and Ben Stiller with $33 million.

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Thursday
Jul052012

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."

TMZ.com 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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Thursday
Jul052012

Was Katie Holmes Forbidden from Starring in "Dawson's Creek" Reunion?

Steve Granitz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Ever since Katie Holmes filed for divorce from her husband of five years, Tom Cruise, there has been speculation he had been controlling and kept her out of the spotlight to the detriment of her career.

Us Weekly is reporting that Holmes was excited about the prospect of shooting a reunion movie for Dawson's Creek, the '90s teen soap that made her a star.  However, according to the magazine, Cruise was having none of it, calling the show "low brow."

A source tells the magazine, "Tom said absolutely no way and thought going backward would be bad."

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Tuesday
Jul032012

Katie Holmes Distances Herself from Tom Cruise

MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) -- As Tom Cruise marks his 50th birthday Tuesday, Katie Holmes is further distancing herself from her soon-to-be ex-husband.

A source familiar with Holmes’ security detail confirmed to ABC News that Holmes has fired the security team Cruise employed for her for years. Another source told ABC News that one of the main reasons she filed for divorce was Cruise’s loyalty to Scientology.

Representatives for Cruise and Holmes have thus far declined to comment on whether Scientology played a part in their split.

Meanwhile, according to Us Weekly, Cruise left Iceland last night, where he was filming the movie Oblivion, to head back to California.

Holmes is currently in New York, where she filmed an appearance on Project Runway: All Stars Monday and filed for divorce Thursday. Photographers captured her wearing a tight-lipped smile as she walked through the city. Notably absent: her wedding ring.

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Tuesday
Jul032012

Katie Holmes: Marriage to Tom Cruise Was 'Irretrievably' Broken in 2011

George Pimentel/Getty Images for Creative Artists Agency(NEW YORK) -- Katie Holmes claims her marriage to Tom Cruise was "irretrievably" broken at least six months before she filed for divorce in New York, according to legal documents that were obtained by TMZ.  However, sources told TMZ that Cruise was "blindsided" and had "no idea" she was going to file for divorce.

Holmes also claims in her divorce documents that both she and Cruise have resided in New York for "at least 2 years."

Holmes, who filed her papers in New York City, needs to establish legal residency in the state in order for the New York court to have jurisdiction.  The actress wants the case heard in New York because the New York courts reportedly are more likely to grant her sole custody of the couple's 6-year-old daughter, Suri.

It’s likely that Cruise, who also shared a home with Holmes in Beverly Hills for several years, will dispute the residency claim.

In related news, TMZ reports that Holmes has canned her old security team, comprised of a bodyguard and a driver, because they were assigned to her by Cruise years ago, and had been employed by Cruise for many years before that.  The last time Holmes was spotted out with her old security team was last Tuesday.  It's not known if the duo are Scientologists.

Holmes spent six hours filming an episode of Lifetime's Project Runway: All Stars on Monday in New York, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  She is set to be a guest judge on the fashion and design series. She was spotted without her wedding ring while leaving the taping.

Project Runway's tenth season debuts Thursday, July 19, on Lifetime, but an air date for its upcoming All-Stars edition has not yet been announced.

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Monday
Jul022012

Katie Holmes' Net Worth May Grow After Tom Cruise Split

Steve Granitz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- In requesting full custody of her daughter and a "suitable amount" of child support, Katie Holmes's divorce from Tom Cruise is likely to bring in a nice chunk of change for the 33-year old actress, who has already managed to have a number of non-acting, side projects.

For her level of personal stardom, Holmes, whose net worth is estimated at around $25 million, has never gotten close to her earning potential, according to Michelle Lee, Hollywood.com's senior vice president of content. That's not much compared with say, Cameron Diaz, who earned $34 million last year alone.

"Don't get me wrong. A net worth of $25 million is not small potatoes," Lee said. "But when you compare to Tom's earnings, it's nowhere close."

Cruise, 49, brought in $75 million just last year, according to Forbes, with earnings from Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol and as a producer and a studio executive.

"Other stars have been able to structure better deals for themselves, getting a share or profits, for example," Lee said. "She's an actress who had so much potential at first -- fans were really hopeful that she would turn into a great actress. But I think her marriage really hurt her career. It seemed like directors and producers started to get a little scared of hiring her for projects because they didn't want their project being overshadowed by the spectacle."

In asking for a "suitable amount" from Cruise in her divorce filing, Holmes is likely hoping to maintain a celebrity lifestyle of shopping and travel, though she certainly has enough cash of her own to live very well even by Hollywood standards.

"I'm speculating that her spending habits probably changed when she married Tom," said Danielle Mayoras, co-author of the book Trial and Heirs about celebrity estates, "so she's obviously asking the court to maintain that suitable lifestyle."

The couple's properties include homes in Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills, Montecito, Calif., New York and Colorado, according to Zillow.

With Cruise's earnings, Mayoras said it is likely that he has been the "breadwinner" during their five-year marriage. They were last photographed together over Father's Day weekend in Iceland where he is shooting a film.

"I would hope that she's done smart financial planning," Mayoras said. "We know they travel a lot and we always see them on the red carpet. I would hope she was putting away her own money and not depending on Tom's money. It's hard to say."

After six successful years on television's Dawson's Creek, which ended in 2003, Holmes focused on smaller films, like the critically acclaimed 2003's Pieces of April, which brought in $2.4 million domestically and 2005's Thank You For Smoking, which had $24.8 million according to Baseline, a movie research database. Those films, "weren't huge box office blockbusters but really helped to build her acting credibility," Lee said.

Holmes reportedly made $175,000 per episode for Dawson's Creek, according to IMDB.com and Baseline. According to those sources, she reportedly made $200,000 for The Gift (2000), $1 million for Abandon (2002), $500,000 for Phone Booth (2002), and $1 million for Batman Begins (2005).

Holmes has starred in bigger movies, but none were considered to be "Katie Holmes vehicles," Lee said.

Her biggest movies at the box office have been Batman Begins with Christian Bale, which brought in $205.3 million domestically in 2005 and Jack and Jill with Adam Sandler, which grossed $74.2 million domestically, according to Baseline.

Mayoras said it's possible she is earning something from royalties from previous roles, but that is likely financially "insignificant."

Around the time of "Batman Begins," Holmes' celebrity persona started to overshadow her acting persona, Lee said.

"When you saw her on the big-screen, she wasn't Rachel Dawes," Lee said, referring to Holmes' character in the Batman film. "She was Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise's wife -- and because of their personal beliefs, how they acted in public, etc., that turned some audiences off. And ultimately hurt her bottom line."

Among some of Holmes' box office disappointments were 2010's The Romantics alongside Anna Paquin and Josh Duhamel, which earned just $103,280 domestically, according to Baseline. The comedy, Mad Money with Queen Latifah and Diane Keaton, earned $20.7 million in 2008.

In addition to raising daughter Suri, 5, Holmes has modeled for retailer Ann Taylor, jeweler H. Stern and fashion house Miu Miu in the past three years, which Lee estimates would have netted Holmes a few million dollars.

Last year, Holmes launched a high-end fashion line, Holmes & Yang with celebrity stylist Jeanne Yang, which is "not a huge business yet." Right now, the line is sold in Barneys New York, Hirshleifer's, Harvey Nichols and Montaigne Market in Paris.

Many Hollywood watchers believe that Holmes' career may take off after the divorce in the same way Nicole Kidman's career sky-rocketed after that divorce in 2001, weeks before their 10-year anniversary.

But Lee said the situation is very different this time around.

"I think because Tom hadn't really shown the wilder side of himself publicly yet," Lee said.

In 2005, years after his divorce from Kidman, Cruise had his infamous "couch jumping" incident on The Oprah Winfrey Show and criticized practices of psychiatry and actress Brooke Shield's drug treatment for postpartum depression. He later apologized to Shields.

Still, Lee said, "the divorce is definitely sad on a personal level but it might actually help Katie's career in the long run," if she can get "meaty roles" in smaller films.

"She should follow the trajectory of someone like Joseph Gordon-Levitt who earned his stripes in indie movies and now makes huge films like Inception and Dark Knight Rises," she said.

"But it might take a little while. I think she really needs to build up her acting credibility again," Lee said.

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Monday
Jul022012

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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Sunday
Jul012012

Take Two: Tom Cruise Using Same Powerhouse Attorney Used for Nicole Kidman Divorce

George Pimentel/Getty Images for Creative Artists Agency(NEW YORK) -- This time the shoe is on the other foot, but Tom Cruise will have a familiar face at his side. Dennis Wasser, the Los Angeles based powerhouse divorce attorney who represented Cruise in his divorce with actress Nicole Kidman,  will represent the actor against Katie Holmes in the celebrity divorce bombshell of the year.

A source familiar with the actor confirmed Wasser has taken the case.

When asked if Cruise would try to move the case from New York to California the source would only say that "the approach will focus on the best interests of the child."

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Some legal analysts have said that Holmes' decision to file for divorce in New York may give her an advantage in her effort to gain sole custody versus joint custody, and provide more privacy since New York seals divorce filings that are often available in California.

Cruise's publicist said the actor was "deeply saddened" by Katie Holmes' divorce filing last week, and a source close to the "Rock of Ages" star told ABC News that Holmes' decision came as a "complete surprise."

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