Does Katie & Tom’s settlement include ‘restrictions on the subject of religion’?

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Here are some photos from yesterday of Katie Holmes taking a trip to NYC’s Children’s Museum of the Arts, and Suri (as always lately) looks less than thrilled about the photogs greeting their cab at the curb. At least she’s not all cooped up in the apartment all day though, right? Suri’s doing normal kid things now in the closest sense possible — hopefully the paps will become less interested as soon as this divorce story cools a bit.

After yesterday’s revelation of a quick divorce settlement between Katie and Tom Cruise, many media outlets hope to be the go-to for details of the agreement. People kicks things off by quoting yesterday’s TMZ story (already covered by Kaiser) in regard to Katie achieving “primary physical custody” and an allowance for “generous visitation” for Tom as well as a slightly weird pro-Tom note at the end:

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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes agreed that daughter Suri should live primarily with her mother in New York with generous visitation by her father, PEOPLE has learned.

The terms of physical custody of the 6-year-old was a key element of the settlement announced Monday just days after Holmes filed for divorce, according to sources.

“They both love their daughter,” says one source, “and Tom thinks she should be with her mother.”

[From People]

As such, People keeps its account short and sweet for the benefit of Tom — now it looks like it was all Tom’s idea for Suri to live with Katie when it’s been beyond clear that Katie was dead set on keeping custody. See how that works?

Now here’s where it gets sketchy. Almost immediately, Radar Online claimed to have an exclusive about how the custody agreement included a requirement that Suri’s bodyguards and nanny would accompany her during all visits with Tom, thereby insulating Suri against any and all talk of Scientology. According to this take, Suri wouldn’t be allowed to be exposed to CO$ parties or churches either, and the source insisted that “Katie made sure that this was ironclad in the agreement.” This sounds much like the outcome that most of us (including Katie) were hoping for in regard to Katie keeping Tom from proceeding with Suri’s indoctrination into the CO$.

Not so fast though. People quickly re-upped with word from one of Katie’s lawyers, Jonathan Wolfe, that various reports concerning the settlement are not to be believed: “There are numerous inaccuracies in the reports regarding the purported contents of the agreement reached between he parties. The agreement is confidential and its terms will not be disclosed.” So does this mean that Katie’s attorneys are telling us that Suri won’t always be protected by her nannies against Scientology while she’s with Tom? Or maybe that’s just what Tom wants us to believe because — let’s face it — this entire divorce story makes his cult look even worse than it already did.

TMZ also presents its account with some interesting details as well. This story is probably the most accurate of the bunch:

TMZ has learned, the divorce settlement between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes is extremely complicated, outlining things both Tom and Katie can and cannot do with Suri. Here’s what we know.

– Katie will have what amounts to primary physical custody, but Tom has significant custodial time with his daughter.

– A report claiming that Suri must be in the presence of Katie’s bodyguard and nanny when she is around Tom is “absolutely, 100% false.”

– The custodial provisions of the agreement are extremely detailed, and religion is one of the topics. We’re told there are restrictions on what Tom and Katie can discuss with Suri on the subject of religion, including Scientology, however, those restrictions are eased the older Suri gets.

In short, we’re told the agreement is extremely detailed and outlines a course of conduct for years to come.

[From TMZ]

Meanwhile, The Mail quotes a lot of Radar’s (presumably debunked) story but adds that Tom agreed to paya substantial sum” over and above that dictated by the prenuptual agreement and that “included a ‘goodwill’ payoff to help bring talks to a speedy conclusion.” So the spin there is that Katie was motivated by money, and perhaps this was one of the rumors that her attorneys wanted to shut down.

My theory is this — much like yesterday’s carefully-worded joint statement, Katie’s lawyers may have already agreed ahead of time to make another blanket statement in an attempt to quell inevitable speculation over the settlement details. This agreement might have been part of the deal along with a non-disclosure agreement on the part of Katie. I sure as hell hope that Tom keeps his side of the bargain, whatever it is, and I hope Katie gave up nothing. Will we ever know the true details of the settlement? Probably not, but the media will surely continue to discuss the matter.

As CB has mentioned already, part of the necessary fun of this TomKat scandal is to go back and study their body language throughout the relationship. Here’s an amusing photo that I just found from 2009, which I like to imagine as the precise moment when Katie may have realized that she married a madman.

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Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet

 

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  1. Lizzie K says:

    Katie played it smart all the way. I’m guessing an agreement this detailed was probably drafted before she even filed, and presented to Tom and his attorneys with “This can be tweaked, but this is the deal.” I don’t see how they could have agreed to such a detailed agreement so quickly otherwise.

    Good luck, Katie and Suri! Enjoy your freedom!

    • RocketMerry says:

      I agree, Katie’s team probably knew this was the best way to go: use the damaging info on Tommy and co$ so the agreement would be favourable, quick and clean.

      Also, Katie’s lawyer probably made that statement as part of the agreement, but I’m willing to bet Katie did score FULL protection for Suri, from Tommy and his wacko cult.

      I still wish Katie could have gone the public way, you know. Lord knows what she saw!

      • beyonce's bump says:

        yep RM. There is NO way he would have given up easy otherwise. Katie has really pleasantly surprised me. Of course her dad being a lawyer himself did not hurt but man she really did a great job at playing the player.

      • Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

        I believe those stipulations are in there and I also believe Katie has significant dirt on TC and Cos otherwise he never would have agreed, especially not so quickly.

        Even with all the detailed stipulations though, I still wouldn’t trust my kid visiting him. Everyone he surrounds himself with is a Scientologist, and I can see him/them getting sneaky about how they can get their hooks into Suri while pretending to honour the agreement. Little things can build up over time.

        Katie sure isn’t the mouse that people thought. I believe TC was really blindsided by this. What goes around comes around. Nicole is probably loving this.

    • Kara Ann says:

      I completely agree with your take on the details having already been in place. I believe that Katie’s Dad has been working on this for a long time. He may have watched this marriage with an eye to the future from day one. I would love to know when Katie decided to get out and when she went to her parents for help.
      It is heartwarming to see a family (the Holmes’) stick together.

      • Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

        Katie has looked haggard and depressed for a long time in the pictures I’ve seen. I suspect the bloom was off the rose pretty early on and she stuck with it for reasons we probably will never know. It still feels like it was an arrangement from the start but I think Katie was surprised that rather than it helping her career it actually seemed to hurt it (being associated with TC and Cos). I also think that being surrounded by Cos day in and day out, seeing what happened to the older kids (not formally educated in a way that would offer them choices like a real university and career), and just TC’s controlling ways got old fast.

        I think at the start, even if it was an arrangement, I think she liked the attention and luxury but eventually recognized that even a golden prison is still a prison and it’s a prison with crazy guards and rules.

      • Raven says:

        I think her dad has been watching since Day 1 as well. He may have researched and possibly even contacted disillusioned former Co$ members privately to find out more about the cult. Katie sure hit Tom hard. I think she got the settlement that she wanted,too,because without protection for Suri, no amount of money would matter.

    • brin says:

      Agree! I have respect and admiration for Katie. I wish her and Suri the best!

    • Maguita says:

      The problem is, and always had been, Co$ has very long-term hopes for recruiting (seeing how they believe that their souls live on for billions of years).

      “however, those restrictions are eased the older Suri gets.”

      THIS scares me. Isn’t that how Nicole Kidman lost her children to Scientology? The older they’d gotten, the freer Co$ had access to their teenage minds, and easily indoctrinated them into the cult?

      Tom is waiting for the day Suri turns 11, and sells her Co$, while Katie naively believing her child was kept safe, and away from influence!

      • bella says:

        Great observation and it makes me wonder, too. But it appears KH has had her departure in the works for a few years and her terms were carefully laid out for a very long time since they struck a deal so quickly. When does that happen? She had to have had EVERY detail scrupulously written out, including what she’d reveal if he didn’t agree. Go Katie! Well played.

      • Mac says:

        I doubt that Katie & Tom will be restricted in the same manner regarding Suri’s exposure to religion.

        Katie will probably be allowed to continue Suri’s Catholic upbringing in the near future, while Tom will probably have to wait until she’s about 16 to (re)introduce her to CoS.

      • Maguita says:

        Remember when Nicole still had her children with her, and how happy they seemed to be?

        And all of a sudden, puberty hit, and she lost them both to Co$. This “easing on restrictions” should be AFTER Suri turns 18. Because I don’t know about everyone else, whey I was 11, I took my father’s every opinion for gospel.

        And he was a very rigid Catholic with tendency towards racism.

      • Ella says:

        I think Nicole kind of lost her children as soon as she divorced Tom, though. And by that stage they were already being raised as Scientologists, whereas Suri doesn’t seem to have been indoctrinated yet. She’s been sticking pretty close to her mother in the last year or so.

      • Kara Ann says:

        Maguita, I agree that what may happen long-term is frightening. I do have to say that b/c the US recognizes $cientology as a religion there if very little that the court/Katie can do. I think that given the situation Katie came away with the most that she could have hoped for.
        I wish that the whole Xenu-Org would self-destruct, aided by help from the US government, before indoctrination becomes a concern for Katie/Suri. If this doesn’t happen then, sadly, Katie will always have to be super-vigilant in regard to Tom/CO$.

      • Ella says:

        I’ve just Googled it, and the kids did live with Tom after he dicorced with Nicole, while Nicole was from then on based in Australia. So Katie and Suri’s situation is quite different.

      • Maguita says:

        @Ella,

        Tom and Nicole had agreed to SHARED custody, with Tom being primary.

        For the first few years, the kids spent the SAME AMOUNT of time with Nicole, as they have with Tom. They were there up to her marriage to Keith.

        I don’t know if Co$ has anything to do with filtering information, but I remember clearly when Nicole and Russell Crowe used to be buddies, as well as Naomi Watts, the children were there. Often! Until they hit their teenage years. That is when apparently they were indoctrinated heavily in Scientology, and believed it when Co$ members told them their mother was psychotic. Totally unfair to Kidman. She was a great, and loving mom.

      • olcranky says:

        he can also build on any normal adolescent-parent tension to alienate Katie from Suri (girls, mothers and adolescence can be a very bumpy period and teens can do some stupid things when they rebel)

    • bros says:

      according to the blind item on dlisted, it was a whole bunch of his other ‘special relationships’ that may have sped this thing up.

  2. Eleonor says:

    That little girl can be a spoiled little brat (because of how her parents are raising her) but everytime I see Suri covering her face from paparazzi I feel for her.

    • beyonce's bump says:

      I honestly think it has EVERYTHING to do with the paparazzi. This kid has not gotten used to them yet and she is clearly mortified when she sees them, if you notice the pics, she is always crying AFTER it is obvious that she has noticed them. Maybe she is naturally shy and just will never get used to them. I feel bad for her srsly

    • Djinn says:

      Agree. We are ALL invading this kids privacy because the poor thing has the misfortune to have a creepy cult actor as a father. I’ve decided to stop buying any celeb mags that have pap photos of children & I’ll try to extend that to online stuff as well, I will try to avoid clicking on any story that may make me party to an unnecessary act that is clearly frightening a child if not actually harming her. Its entirely possible to publish stories about this divorce w/out the kid pics – both parents willingly bought into a public life so it comes with the territory for them.

  3. Amelia says:

    It’s exhausting keeping up with all these updates 0_o
    The daily Mail’s saying Suri will have bodyguards keeping an eye on her when she’s with Tom, others say Xenu is going to make an appearance at the Olympics (genuine conspiracy theory…)
    And the day TC willingly relinquishes control of Suri is the day hell freezes over and becomes an ice rink for the criminally insane.
    I don’t know what Katie’s got on him, but I can’t wait for Suri’s autobiography.

    • TheOriginalTiffany says:

      I posted late last night after being gone all day, but it kinda got lost.
      My two cents is that Katie has something really horrible on Tom, like those blinds being true.
      It has to be something so big that it would take down Tom, the other quasi or full cos emeters involved and by extension, the cult.
      They would never give up this easily unless it would threaten to blow the entire house of cards up.
      Their MO is sue, sue, sue and destroy. So has toms. Tom is THE face and highest ranking cells member, if they lose him and travolta goes down in flames they are done.
      I really get a gut feeling that by capitulating early he is caught, big time.
      No way is this so easy, something to me points to Katie actually having the goods behind her.

      Tom is completely insane, btw. Cringe I ducking pics from 2009.

      • Nic says:

        I agree, because his attorney went from a snide “we’re just biding our time while Katie plays the media” to “we surrender” inside of what, 24 hours? Whatever she had on him was so big that she got everything she wanted. She may not be able to say that publicly, but she got it.

      • TheOriginalTiffany says:

        Could the freaking auto correct on my iPad be any worse?

        It now knows words like emeter that I did not type.
        Sorry about that guys, I should have re read it before posting.

        I always have to use my pad in the am because hubby is sleeping and the clacking of the computer wakes him up. 😳

      • NYC_girl says:

        I agree too, this whole thing was wrapped up way too fast. Unless of course, they’ve been working on it for several weeks and have played it that she walked out a few days ago and it was a “shock” to him. In order to protect their reps and get sympathy, he comes away looking dumped, and she looks like the strong woman. Not hating on either, just saying.

        I want her scarf.

      • Rory says:

        Agree! She must have had some serious dirt on him and the proof to back it up. People are surprised that Katie was able to pull this off and attribute her success to the fact that her dad is an attorney. I’m sure that helped her a great deal. For fun I looked up Katie’s birthday. Katie is a Sagittarius like Winston Churchill and shares her birth date with Joseph Stalin. Guess Tom should have paid more attention. :)

    • Snowpea says:

      Does it have anything to do with that Blind Item recently on the wife who caught her hubby in bed with an elite sportsman? And everyone was saying Cruise and Beckham? Imagine that news exploding? This would look like a Sunday paper gossip column in comparison…

      God knows, but Katie has a Wild Card up her sleeve, that’s for sure!

    • T.C. says:

      How can the bodyguards and Nanny monitor Tom’s alone time with his daughter? What are they going to do when he brings up COS wrestle him to the ground? I don’t believe that part. I think there is detailed agreement for Tom not to talk COS to Suri.

    • olcranky says:

      if only LisaMarie Presley’s kids and ex would disconnect from CO$. Rumor has it that is the only thing keeping her from blowing publicly and spilling some really nasty beans

  4. TrollyDolly says:

    David Mi$cavige should be arrested and all $cientology property searched for the many missing members. This dangerous organisation needs to be fully investigated for human rights violations.

  5. Bite me aka aniston says:

    , team suri all day everyday…What am curious about is how Katie acting career will pan out post divorce

    • Amelia says:

      I think she’ll get a ton of role offers but she’ll probably turn them down to spend time with Suri.
      Meaning she’ll be in even higher demand.

    • Maguita says:

      I wouldn’t matter, she has NO acting skills whatsoever.

      Nicole had always gotten attention for her acting skills, and her career exploded after her break-up with Tom.

      She had clearly proven her acting worth in “To die for”.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      She’s already starting a play (?) film (?) something she wrote and is co-producing, next week I think.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      She DOES have acting skills-she played Joey Potter, possibly the most annoying female protagonist of all-time, to a T.

      Have all of you guys seen Dawson’s Creek? She might have sucked in all the roles she took on during her marriage to Tom but she did have skills back in the day. Just to be able to deliver the ridiculously heavy-handed dialogue in Dawson’s Creek is a feat in and of itself.

      As far as Kidman goes-”To Die For” was good but her best works came years later. “Margot at the Wedding” “Fur”, “Dogville” “Birth” “The Hours” definitely showed that she can bring it. I wish she was still as ballsy of an actress as she was back in the day….she just doesn’t do the same kind of projects anymore.

      • Maguita says:

        I’m gonna have to disagree on Joey Potter here O. Kitten. Dawson’s Creek was a bit like the OC, kids, good looking kids, some with talent, others with none, holding the audience’s attention because of teenage angst.

        Katie was far from brilliant on Dawson, and she had sweet and cute working for her. The problem is, she still plays every other role with the same voice and sugary sweetness, Jackie O anyone?

        Nicole’s problem is ageism in Hollywood, and add to that botoxism in her specific case. From the moment that woman hit the screen though in her youth, she had IT, and talent to boot.

        You seem to forget last year: Rabbit Hole.

        Nicole still takes on challenging roles, but much fewer per year now, because of her young daughters. Watch Rabbit Hole! She’ll blow you away, and make you weep in pain for a mother’s loss!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        The Joey Potter character wasn’t “sweet” and “cute” AT ALL though. The character was loosely based on Josephine “Jo” March Bhaer from Little Women-she was a temperamental tomboy who was rarely happy, very insecure, and badly damaged. She was really feisty, in fact she was always fighting with the supporting characters on the show. Holmes played this character perfectly-bitchy and grating with small moments of vulnerability-which kept most viewers from wanting to strangle her.I would never use the word “brilliant”-no. But at 16 or 17 years old she pulled out a solid performance-a lot better than the Disney shit that Miley & crew turns out these days.

        When she married Tom, something changed-she lost that spark and really did become roboticized. Plus, from what I’ve read, Tom restricted the kind of acting roles she could take on-so who knows if she could have done better?
        Not like you can do much as Batman’s sidepiece-we saw that with Maggie Gylenhall who is by anybody’s standards, a phenomenal actress, who was wasted in the one-dimensionsal role of Batman’s love interest.

        I DID forget about Rabbit Hole-Kidman was great. Still, not as brave or interesting as some of the other roles I mentioned. Agree that she suffered from Botox and also probably from taking some time off when she got married. You know how Hwood is-if you take a couple months off from the spotlight everyone forgets about you.

        Ugh, sorry for the long post, Maguita. See? NEVER get me started on this crap ;) ….BLAH, BLAH, BLAH….

  6. Dahlia Verlaine says:

    Well, that settlement came fast and ten bucks say TC has skeletons in his closet and Katie would have blown the whistle on him if this whole agreement didn’t went her way.

    Jeez, a tell-all-book about TC would be awesome, dude falls in an “out of this world nutter” category.

  7. Mayday says:

    Man, I am starting to LOVE Katie Holmes.

    Here’s how I interpret it – I believe the bodyguard thing completely, this is a little girl that has had body guards around her all her life and I think Katie wanted/wants a choice in who that body guard is when she is visiting Tom but I don’t think it’s cause of Tom Cruise, I think it’s cause of all the church weirdos has has hanging around him at all times.

    I dislike Tom Cruise, but I don’t think he’s evil or anything, I just think he was lost ages ago (was also naive and probably a bit dumb) and found the church and they used him/continue to use him. It’s sad.

    I gotta hand it to her though, I didn’t think she had it in her and I think she laid all on the line Tom and his lawyers “Give me my kid, or I’m letting EVERYTHING out of the bag.”

    Really, the worst that would have happened is that he sued the pants off her for breaking their confidentiality agreement. Her father is apparently a great lawyer and I’m sure that helped her in this situation.

    On another note, is this making anybody else REALLY curious about what really went down when Tom + Nicole divorced? Oh to be a fly on the wall!!!

    • Jayna says:

      The bodyguard thing was silly and I called it right. I knew it wasn’t true. Especially coming from Radar which I find half of their supposed source stuff wrong all the time. Tom would never agree to it and she wouldn’t lise this agreement over that.

    • Jenny says:

      Agree. Something this complex could not have been written up in such a short period of time. Last week, Tom was all about bringing it to California, he is the better parent and it is not over. Then boom, it is done and he is back to work without even going to see Suri.

      It may be done, but it is not over. The speeed will only bring about more speculation as to the “real reason”, which keeps going back to the cult. For Katie, it was all about Suri, but for Tom, it may have been more about the cult, which is a shame.

      I am sure he loves Suri, but Katie trumped him big time with “something”, which had him more scared and that “something” will be talked about for a long time to come.

      • Anne de Vries says:

        It could easily be as simple as the cult getting so much media attention that Cruise was basically forced to concede without a fight.

        Co$ is already having a hard summer: people defecting by the droves and even a whole mission all at once, another exposing book coming out, the Indie movement gathering momentum. All the media attention was rapidly going from ‘Katie and Tom Divorcing’ to ‘This Scientology thing is really weird‘ to ‘This Scientology thing is really creepy‘. All sort of things that Co$ has been getting away with because nobody cared were getting dragged into the spotlight. It’s a PR disaster of epic proportions and I could easily see Miscavige basically ordering his ‘friend’ to just concede to make it all stop.

  8. blah says:

    Check out TC’s schnoz in the above pics. Maybe instead of his fame going to his head it went to his nose.

  9. Anne de Vries says:

    I think it’s likely that Cruise made huge concessions (pressured by Miscavige) so that this would be over posthaste and Co$ would be able to scurry out of the media spotlight.

    I can’t imagine that things would have been hashed out within a week if there had been any sort of argument.

    Of course, we’ll never hear anything concrete about any of it.

  10. hmmmpf says:

    Is that their body guard?

    How cool if so!

  11. Amy says:

    Glad it got resolved so quickly, and I hope the kid has a chance to take violin lessons and go to overnight camp where no cell phones allowed. And that Katie uses some of that “goodwill” money to seed a foundation for women trying to leave abusive relationships.

  12. flan says:

    Props on getting that picture. It’s funny.

  13. videli says:

    So Tom made his choice. Between his church and his daughter, he chose the first.

  14. marie says:

    I think the bodyguard/nanny thing is true, or some variation of it is true. I can’t see Katie allowing CO$ folks around her child after all that went down, I think her biggest fear was the church.

    And now 2 random complaints.. Why is she wearing a scarf when it’s so freakin hot outside-that is crazy. And I absolutely hate when people look over my shoulder to read my texts..

    • Sue says:

      I had the same thought about the long pants. But am thinking that she is so thin, that she probably freezes in the air conditioning in buildings….. Just a thought……

    • hoya_chick says:

      My friend and I joke that celebs are immune to weather conditions. Like they go from chauffeured cars/cabs to buildings so they can wear the most ridicolous heels and scarves even if it’s hot out. In her defense though the heat wave is finally over here in the city and it was in the low to mid 80s yesterday.

    • Emily says:

      She’s going from an air-conditioned car to an air-conditioned building.

      I live in Florida. I usually wear long pants in the summer unless I’m going to a park or something. Otherwise I freeze to death inside the sub-zero air conditioned buildings. I actually carry around a cardigan in the summer more than I do in the so-called “winter” because people blast the air conditioning so much in the summer. NYC isn’t as bad, but there’s no reason not to wear jeans either if you’re not outside except between curb and building.

  15. the original bellaluna says:

    I firmly believe Tom was pressured by the CO$ to “end this. NOW.” because they cannot afford this level of scrutiny at this time. (That’s the REAL reason he went to CA.)

    Too much info about their secret little “club” has been hemorrhaging to the media, so they did a little triage in an attempt to stem the flow.

  16. Bondon says:

    This all seems very eerie. On the surface, yes, everything seems to be resolved quite quickly, tied up with a nice bow to boot.

    I’m thinking, what’s beneath this seemingly calm surface? I don’t believe for one second that TC will just “let them go”, everything about him screams sinister, and that when he doesn’t get his way, he’ll just think of other ways to get his own. He’s vindictive, vicious, self-righteous, intense and insane.

    I just think he settled so quickly to get everything out of the spotlight, and he’ll get his own retribution away from all the media circus. He deems this as just losing a battle, but will continue to *wage war* on Katie in private.

    I feel afraid for Katie, he’s not the type to just sit back and watch Suri being raised Catholic. I think this is just the beginning of Katie’s fight. Her fight for truly living a CO$-free life, and for keeping the crazy away from her daughter.

    Reading this, I sound like a conspiracy theorist, but I just cannot see, can’t even begin to imagine TC “letting go” and going about his merry way. He’s waaay to vindictive for that type of generosity of spirit. He’s more the type to give Katie a false sense of security, as in “sure fine whatever, I love my daughter, whatever you say..”, then strike back when all this media fuss dies down, when she least expects it, in a way she doesn’t even see it coming.

  17. Thea says:

    Six months ago it was stated the marriage was irretreviably broken….imo when she caught with certain male athelete. I believe Suri is not his, he cannot have children and she was ready to drop that in the press. I am curious to see how soon he hangs out with the Beckhams. I think he had enough sense to know yep, I am screwed but I bet inside he is seething. Like a rabid dog. He is really a pathetic little man and I think he is so brainwashed he will never leave that church or whatever it is. He is a puppet controlled my DM which is ironic as Tom likes to control everyone else.

    • Bad Irene says:

      Re: the Beckhams, popbitch reported that when they first became friendly with the Cruises it was Victoria who pulled the plug on the friendship, she wanted nothing to do with the CO$ but David still seems very friendly towards Tom, makes the blind items very interesting.

  18. Cazzee says:

    Katie Holmes’ father must have been having weekly conference calls with her divorce lawyers for the last several months and then updating Katie on the sly as the financial investigations and draft settlements progressed. It doesn’t matter how tight the prenup was: nobody with property and children gets divorced over a weekend.

    Basically, her lawyers must have brought the divorce agreement and financial statements to the table, they talked, and TC’s lawyers made some edits. That’s all they had time for.

    Profoundly, profoundly impressed! A round of applause everyone – Katie Holmes has pulled off an exemplary divorce.

  19. Mich says:

    Looks like Anonymous is planning a Global Protest on the 21st of July: London, DC, Belfast, possibly Paris, Poland…

    https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/global-protest.103638/

    I would SO be there if I lived within 10,000 miles of any of the cities participating!

  20. lisa2 says:

    I guess I’m in the minority because I don’t think Katie had anything “bad” on Tom. My thoughts are if she stayed with him this long and accepted the “wrong” then SMH.

    I think the prenup spelled everything out. I don’t think money or any of COS was an issue outside of Suri. I think the only sticking point was Katie wanting Suri to be Catholic and Tom Sci.. I think they reached a center point. And that they would both agree not to influence her. They will let her make her religious choice when she was old enough to maybe understand that the choice is. There is NO WAY Tom/Katie settled some serious issues out side of that in a few days time. That PreNup had a None disclosure clause. Which is why Nicole does not open her mouth. And Katie signed the same agreement. When you are in love you don’t imagine yourself trashing he man you love who is the father of your child. Everyone wants to believe that Katie was going to blow the top off COS.. but I just don’t buy that. And I agree with a comment I read. Katie is not going to be this huge STAR. I just don’t see it. And being Tom Cruises EX won’t buy you that.

    • Anon says:

      Scientology is not real. It’s make-believe nonsense made up by a crappy sci-fi writer, and liar (i.e. he pretended he was a war here, lmao).

      It is also a dangerous cult. A dangerous, money-stealing, family-ruining cult.

      • Beatrix says:

        Sure, but you have to think about where to draw the line on what is “real” when any religion is concerned.

      • Emily says:

        Beatrix:

        Forget “real religion” for a second. When a group of any kind does not allow you to get information from any place but that group, it is a dangerous and controlling organization that, ahem, “can’t handle the truth.”

        Religion is a red herring here. When people start arguing about what is “real” and what is not regarding religion, it’s a distraction. If people want to believe that a space alien named Xenu somehow trapped souls in a volcano with a hydrogen bomb, that’s their right.

        It is not their right to stop other people from learning about and believing different things. It is not their right to split up families, imprison people, torture people, and enslave people. It is not their right to force women to do something they do not want to do with their own bodies. Scientology does all those terrible things and more.

        I don’t care whether an organization calls itself a religion or a business or a self-help group; doing horrible things makes you a horrible organization.

    • Tara says:

      Yes, I think you’re in the minority.

    • blonde on the dock says:

      lisa2: I agree with you. The prenup was already in place, therefore the quick divorce. As for Katie, she was given plenty of opportunity as Tom Cruise’s wife to show her talent…..there isn’t any. She pretty much failed at everything. I think we will see her fade off into the sunset.

    • Truth says:

      Lisa2, not to be rude, but you sound exactly like the typical CO$ hired bloggers.

  21. Talie says:

    Everyone seems to have been given a different version of events, but People did pretty much confirm she got sole custody before tweaking their article a bit. I’m sure part of the deal was to not confirm this because it really makes Tom look bad that his wife thinks he’s unfit for even joint custody and that his decision-making skills are that f*cked up. And also, that his wife didn’t think he did a good job with the kids he had custody of. She probably had a lot of stuff to hurt him in her back pocket, in an open court-room.

  22. Tiffin says:

    At the weekend, Village Voice did a rundown as to how they thought the divorce would go down and this morning, they agree they got it pretty much right. Except for the matter of ‘the cult striking back with a shame-and-blame-the-media-campaign aiming to push back the negative publicity they’ve received.’ VV is sure it will happen.

    Well, one of the comments on VV today says this:

    ‘TMZs latest entry is:

    Our sources say … a week ago Thursday, after Katie filed, the hostility between the two was palpable and Suri became a weapon. Katie wanted to strip Tom of all decision-making power in Suri’s life, and Tom responded by unleashing the biggest legal guns around to fight her.’

    ‘TC/CO$ already put out the Katie is just using Suri as a weapon against Tom and now, with a settlement signed, they’re basically claiming that Holmes handled the divorce this way and just used Suri as a weapon but backed down when Cruise unleashed his mighty legal guns and others made the parents see the damage that could be done by parental warfare. They seem to be trying to make it appear as though Holmes backed down in the settlement and that Cruise got the “meaningful significant contact” he demanded.’

    So the sources (cult) feed TMZ and they in turn feed us the propaganda.
    They underestimate our intelligence if they think we’ll fall for it.

    And those 2009 pics of TomKat are hilarious! The look on Katie’s face!!!

    No insult meant to SATC fans, but in the profile pic, he looks like Mr Big.

    • Talie says:

      Harvey seems to be spreading the Tom Cruise version on TMZ Live as well. I’m guessing because the site is related to the big studio and Tom is still a moneymaker. They can’t go after him too hard. But seriously, if he was so hellbent on seeing his daughter…why go straight to Cali?

  23. Paloma says:

    Now TMZ is saying the quick settlement was due to Suri so as not to cause major upset in her life.
    I am really concerned about Katie conceding some points. I don’t like what the other website said about restrictions being lifted as she gets older, and I don’t trust Tom and his family/ cohorts.

  24. cranky chica says:

    I suspect Tom and Katie had a marriage contract, say five years with a possible five year extension. The first five years expired in Nov 2011. Katie hemmed and hawed about re-enlisting. Maybe they’ve even been separated for six months, working out the details.

    Maybe all of this – from the serving of papers before July 4 to the settlement is all “theater”?

    Is that possible?

    Maybe that’s why Katie is so organized and things went so well.

    And if that’s not the case, then I think her “financial forensics” lawyer is a big reason Tom settled fast. Who wants a lawyer like that looking through all Tom’s businesses and contracts hunting for assets? Imagine how he might be intertwined with other *ahem* organizations.

    Anyway, I hope Suri has a great life.

    Anyone want to bet on when and who for the next Mrs. Cruise? :) )

  25. serena says:

    I guess the agreement was something like ‘You let me have 100% custody and I will never talk crap about Scientology etc’.

    Still, I’d love to hear her story, guess she’ll never do it though.

    Anyway ‘generous visitations’ kind of scares me.. who knows what will happen.. She needs to watch out until she’s 18 and above.

  26. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Mark my words: Barbara Walters, “Most Fascinating People of 2012,” Katie will make that list..and, subsequently, be interviewed. Cannot wait.

  27. DT says:

    I’m happy for the little girl involved that was quickly settled. However, I’m not willing to lay the heroine wreath at Katie Holmes feet just yet. A woman who stands by while another women’s children are viciously
    turned against her is a bit slow in taking her leave to be a feminist icon in my book. I wish them well but the lesson here is – if you stand by for abuse – you are part of it. Inaction is consent.

    • Kate says:

      I’d agree… but on the other hand, if everyone around you claimed that the publicists had worked their asses off to make Nicole look good for the sake of the poor kids, but in fact their mom was a sociopath and selfish and needy and they had suffered so badly at her hands, and thank heavens you’d turned up to offer them real mother love, and that they were the sole reason their father had stayed with her as long as he had, endured all he had… and did you know how many times she cheated on him? Oh, man.

      Katie was being love-bombed and manipulated. She had no way to know NK wasn’t as bad as they claimed. Wouldn’t be the first time she’d met or heard of a Hollywood star who had a good rep due to a diligent publicist, but was actually vile. And if Nicole’s own kids stopped wanting to see her, and began calling Katie Mom, then I don’t really blame Katie for buying it at face value. She didn’t know Nicole, and all she’d have heard was what a bitch and a nightmare she was. Most second wives are not big fans of the first, in the aftermath of nasty divorces.

  28. AnnieN says:

    Good thing this was settled and TC was finally able to see Suri! Oh wait, no he didn’t….The only one that cares about Suri is her mom, and she will keep being the single parent she has been all along with TC getting significant visititation [aka movie promoting papped outings] when he has something to promote. I don’t care that he’s filming a movie, Iceland is not Japan and he can fly to NY and back in a day. He’s got plenty of resources at his disposal and he only used them to fly to CA to be with the $cientrollogists.

  29. AnnieN says:

    Good thing this was settled and TC was finally able to see Suri! Oh wait, no he didn’t….The only one that cares about Suri is her mom, and she will keep being the single parent she has been all along with TC getting significant visititation [aka movie promoting papped. I don’t care that he’s filming a movie, he can fly to NY and back in a day. He’s got plenty of resources at his disposal and he only used them to fly to CA to be with the $cientrollogists.

  30. DanaG says:

    I’m sure we will be seeing Tom out with Suri he needs to show what a loving father is. I don’t see him seeing Suri that much he hasn’t up to now he is too busy working and making his mega millions. I do think that the nanny and bodyguards will go along. I don’t see Tom having Suri without anyone around making sure he and his family etc are sticking to the agreement. Suri is only 6 so it wouldn’t be hard to get her to keep a secret from her mum. Now we should stop seeing so many pap shot’s of Katie and Suri I think paps need to back off so they can adjust to their new life. As for Tom wife number 4 should be a Scientologist that way he won’t have to worry.

  31. Beatrix says:

    Kinda hope her lawyers really thought all of the possible circumstances through so that if anything were to ‘accidentally happen’ to Katie, Suri is still under the protection of her family not Miscavige’s minions.

    • Danielle says:

      Beatrix,

      I bet you that Tom is backing down so quickly and easily because the “accident” will happen to Katie 1-6 years down the line, the latest when Suri is 12.
      Katie will be mourned like Lady D, then Suri will fulfill her destiny as the golden child of the cult.
      I feel for all the ppl out there who think TC is normal or are upset that he goes back to work, without talking to Suri etc. The way he sees it he will have all the time in the world to do that.
      Katie should be very careful around private planes, yachts, pills, alcohol etc. Basically she will have to look behind her back for her whole remaining life.

  32. G says:

    Tom’s just over on TMZ planting the idea he gave in quickly to spare Suri.

    Interesting. We’re recycling the same comments on this story already. That means it’s over.

    Well played Katie Holmes indeed.

  33. bella says:

    QUESTION ON THIS SITE. Does anyone know why some posts have a “Reply” button while other posts – which seem to be replies to an original post – do not have a “Reply” button, but have a bar underneath that turn red when you hover over it? Just curious if anyone knows…

  34. Mich says:

    No way do I think CO$ (i.e. DM) told Tom to settle. I don’t think there is a rational mind in the sleep-deprived, abused, terrified, brainwashed lot at the Mother Ship.

    DM has proven himself (again and again) to be a megalomaniac psychopath with a penchant for making matters significantly worse instead of better. The man isn’t sane and for decades has wielded the power of a dictator over ‘his’ people (Stalin comes to mind). He has taken on the IRS, the FBI, the BBC and countless other media outlets and thinks he can control “the Internet” (in quotes because CO$ seems to view it as a discrete corporate-type entity instead of a global mass with no defined boundaries).

    I’m betting that lawyers and industry insiders had more to do with the abrupt settlement and I wonder if we are seeing his end game or the start of a longer attempt to reassert power over his now broken family because he is never wrong and ‘knows’ what is ‘best’ for them.

  35. Gossip PHD says:

    I think there will be a backlash against Katie eventually.
    a. She signed onto this deal for fame/fortune/private jets/super stardom and then bailed.
    b. She is NOT talented and no one will be interested in her dopey fashion show (she is the most horrifically dressed woman EVAH!) She has a great figure & only looked good when TC dressed her for the red carpet. Who would buy her label?
    c. TC & co will begin a subtle campaign to ensure she does not turn into a superstar on her own. And she won’t. See -even with TC’s promotion she achieved zilch professionally in 7 years.
    d. Eventually the $$ terms will leak out and her huge payday will make her look like a gold digger even if she had legit reasons to run away.

    • Mich says:

      I might not love Katie’s fashion sense, her clothing line or any acting she does from here on out – but I will NEVER fault her for fighting for the child she clearly loves so much.

    • gg says:

      I think her lack of fashion sense is rather endearing. Makes her more like a normal person. She doesn’t look like a movie star on the street. I feel like that’s a big plus, imo. Especially when you compare her to the try-hards out wearing stripper heels and ass-baring shorts just to walk down Rodeo and pretend they’ve just run into papps by accident … LeAnn …

      • TG says:

        @gg – you make a good point. Look at Jessica Simpson she has zero fashion sense and supposedly has a very successful shoe/clothing or whatever company. I would never buy any of her products since they are just ripoffs of couture designers but obviously middle america doesn’t care too much.

      • Emily says:

        I never thought she lacked fashion sense as much as people claim she does. I think she prioritizes being comfortable. That is awesome and unusual in a woman celebrity.

        Maybe she shouldn’t be a high-fashion designer, I really don’t know. I would totally wear the jeans and shirt and sunglasses she’s wearing in the picture with the bodyguard/nanny, though. I even think the scarf is cute. The pearls are the only thing I would refuse to wear.

    • G says:

      While she may not go on to a major movie career without Tom, she wasn’t going to have one with him, either.

      Time will tell where she eventually lands and what she does, but I think to call that a “backlash” is really excessive and mean spirited.

      • Tara says:

        +2. Katie already has a new project in the works. She was great in a number of movies including Pieces of April. This time around I think she’s hitching her star to herself and will be happy with her career and choices because they’re hers.

    • diana says:

      +1
      If you observe the comments, most are rooting for her because she’s the ‘underdog’. So if she achieves even a little bit of success or her settlement terms are exposed, there will be a backlash.
      If the talented, loving Nicole could nt keep her children, I doubt if Katie could, particularly with the added sibling factor.
      IMO best thing katie could do is marry a nice guy who provides stability and have more children and so make suri more social.
      But I have a heavy suspicion there’s some restriction on her remarriage.

    • Emily says:

      I think you could not be more wrong.

      Katie’s career has nothing to do with how sympathetic she is. And nothing can save Tom Cruise’s image now. It’s too tied to Scientology, and people hate Scientology for very good reasons.

      Oh, well, I guess Cruise could save his image, like so: leave Scientology publicly and loudly. Apologize for using Co$ slave labor. Apologize for treating Nicole Kidman like crap. Apologize for being best friends with a narcissistic tyrant. Be an absolute gentleman regarding Katie and never let any of his people say a word against her.

  36. Dee Cee says:

    CDAN says;
    I have said it before, but I think it is worth repeating. If the settlement between Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes goes down as they are saying it is going down, then Tom Cruise is a hypocrite and the entire Scientology cult has one set of rules for everyone but Tom Cruise. Go read anything about Scientology, but especially things like exscientologykids.com which is run by Jenna Miscavige, the niece of David Miscavige who is the leader of COS. Go read just a few pages and tell me how Tom Cruise is allowed to see his kid and no one else is allowed to. Go read about how one member left COS and became an SP so that means no one can speak to them ever again. No family and no kids ever again. All you have to do is look at the last marriage Tom Cruise was in to show you how it works. Nicole Kidman left COS and has never seen Isabella and Connor again. Ever. They say they talk to her sometimes and it is Nicole’s choice to not see them while Nicole says it is their choice. It is Scientology’s choice. The settlement agreement that Katie and Tom signed says that Katie gets to live with Suri and that Tom gets generous visitation. That can’t work. Did Katie leave COS? Then, Suri can’t talk to her. Did Suri leave COS? Then Tom can’t talk to Suri. All of the thousands of kids that have never been able to see one parent again and now Tom Cruise says it all doesn’t apply to him. Lets see if he really sees Suri.

  37. Snowpea says:

    Gosh you can tell that that lady bodyguard is non-Co$, cant you? She looks cool, no nonsense and calm and TOTALLY NORMAL.

    The Co$ folk always have a very weird look in the eye.

    Other interesting points:

    • The lady bodyguard is wearing a crucifix!

    • Suri no longer wears heels.

    • What did Katie have up her sleeve? Does anyone have any further insight into the BI that said she caught Cruise in bed with Beckham?

  38. TG says:

    I think her lawyers statement after the settlement is very telling. She got everything she wanted and all this other media spin in Tom’s direction is just to save face. Only time will tell.

  39. grayze says:

    Honestly, I’m not sure that Tom *will* maintain a continued interest in Suri as she grows older. Yes, he’s an obsessive, possessive man, but more than anything, he’s tied up with Scientology to the point that the church itself (and the commands he receives) trumps everything, including his own controlling desires. Because this is so different than the situation with Nicole – since Suri is still so young and impressionable, will mostly be with Katie, will be exposed to a non-CoS life – I wonder if maybe the church isn’t generally dictating to him that he should write off both Suri and Katie as a loss now and in the future, since every interaction with them will only bring up this spectacle all over again. I think he loves control, but what he can’t control he’ll simply ignore or abandon. And hey, he’s got to clear all the debris away so he can go about getting a new wife and kid, right?

    This whole thing creeps me out unbelievably.

    • Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

      This is exactly what my husband thinks will happen…that Tom doesn’t even bother taking advantage of the visitation he does have beyond a few initial photo ops. He thinks Tom will simply move on to a new gf/wife and hope people just forget about all of this. Wonder who will be his next significant other?

      • grayze says:

        I’ve been trying to figure it out!

        Odds are that if he doesn’t want to have this disaster happen again he’ll go with some non-celebrity and probably tied to the church, but for the purposes of PR, that will look even weirder and creepier to the rest of the world.

        If it’s a celebrity, I imagine it will be a B-list or C-list someone who has a very clean image but desperately needs a career boost…

    • Emily says:

      The fact that Tom went right back to work shows just how much he cares about his daughter. Any decent father would take at least one more day to spend time with his 6-year old daughter after this upheaval if at all possible. Not Tom Cruise.

      I’m starting to think his workaholism truly was as much of a reason for Katie divorcing him as the Co$. I foresee Tom starting to “date” some poor young woman who belongs to the Sea Org in the near future. They’re used to never seeing their spouses, so she won’t mind.

  40. Gossip PHD says:

    Just remember that David Miscavige tagged along on Katie & Tom’s HONEYMOON – for gods sake! I mean, really!

    Now she wakes up – 5+ years later?

    I believe they had a contract, and it expired after 5 years and she extended for lucrative one year extensions. She decided to throw in the towel now and end it because she finally realized that Suri would start down the path of no return (not attending 1rst grade in a normal school environment).

    I know, I know belated cheers to Katie. And Tom, next time, please find a scientologist bride – I cannot take the complete distraction when the marriage will inevitably blow up.

  41. Jaxx says:

    No matter what the agreement Katie is going to have her hands full. I have no doubt that Suri is a Daddy’s girl as most little girls are. She is going to want to please Daddy at all costs, especially since she does not live with him. Tom has all kinds of ways to influence her and I believe will. I can hear it now:

    I’m so sorry you can’t go to church with Daddy, we’d have so much fun. I’m sorry Mama won’t let you go to my meetings with me, I’d love to share it with you. And so on, and so on.

    Pretty soon Suri is going to be demanding to be let in on the forbidden stuff and in full scale rebellion against her mother. All to please Daddy.

    It makes me more nervous that Tom signed off on this so easily. I think he fully intends to circumvent all of it and get his way.

    Good luck Katie.

  42. Mira says:

    DM should focus and check on JT for a while. Perhaps JT is happily dialing some poor masseur’s number ;)

  43. skuddles says:

    I’m inclined to believe the custody agreement stipulates absolutely NO CO$ for Suri but Tom doesn’t want that to be public knowledge – and for good reason. Plus the fact Tom is paying more than the prenup amount (and the speed with which they resolved the agreement) tells me Katie has plenty on him and he feels forced to do whatever he can to appease her. But of course he is trying to save face, as well as protect his precious cult’s rep, so details will be kept under wraps.

  44. DlovesC says:

    I believe many of the leaks and the one I don’t has come from the horses mouth. I bet TC doesn’t have generous visitation rights at all. I bet he is bound and restricted otherwise. why didn’t the man fly to NYC to see his daughter? Because he can’t. If he was able to and didn’t then that says even more but I don’t think he was allowed to under the terms of the agreement. I think Katie will be able to say and do whatever she wants as it relates to her little girl. The woman will obviously throw down for her child and I am sure that no amount of money would appease her in her fight to keep her daughter safe.

  45. skuddles says:

    Hmm interesting. Did anyone notice that the CO$ trolls seem to have disappeared now? I haven’t read all the comments above but I did skim through quite a few and didn’t spot a single troll. They were out en mass up until the settlement was reached, now poof – gone. Bye bye trolls, you won’t be missed :)

  46. Orange Cone says:

    maybe Tom and this David guy are an item? who tags along on a honeymoon, really?

    this is like back in the chinese dynasty, the king’s sex moves/positions would be documented and studied- while he was having sex. I could totally see this guy David watching and telling Tom he’s doing it all wrong- serious.

  47. benny says:

    That’s exactly what I predicted: they will settle this out of court; Katie gets primary custody; Tom gets liberal visitation; Katie gets a sh!tload of money; Katie signs a non-disclosure so she can’t talk about scientology; and none of the scientologists higher-ups will be deposed.

    This outcome was very predictable, considering scientology would never allow Tom or any of his friends to be deposed and risk airing dirty laundry about the church.

  48. Memphis says:

    I think Katie went into that office with her demands, down to the last tiny detail, already written out and gave Tom a choice..sign it or fight..and if we fight, I will talk.

    Religion was a big sticking point in this and I think Katie has provisions in place but wont talk about them so Tom gets to ‘save face’. Their is no way she does all this to protect her daughter then gives in…no way.

    She has some dirt on Tom and CO$. I’m not sure I believe it’s ‘caught in the bed with Becks’ dirt but I’m sure she has things both Tom and Sci don’t want known. And I’m sure Tom probably told Katie a lot, never figuring she would be strong enough to leave and use it! And he is probably worried how DM feels about him sharing precious CO$ secrets with Katie, who turned out to be not as weak and devoted as he thought!

    So Tom did what was best for Tom (and CO$) and gave Katie exactly what she wanted.

    Well played, Katie. Well played.

  49. Persnickety says:

    Surely there are restrictions on who will be around Suri when under TC’s care — and I believe Katie will want her own monitors there. Wasn’t the final impetus for her great flight that TC left Suri entirely alone with his $ci staff while Katie was in China?

    I think it’s just plain gross looking at photos of TC overacting throughout the entire “relationship.” And surely he WAS blindsided, or he wouldn’t have rhapsodized about his marriage on his recent press tour (Playboy: Cruise said he’s “a romantic,” adding, “I like doing things like creating romantic dinners, and she enjoys that. I don’t know what to say — I’m just happy, and I have been since the moment I met her. What we have is very special.”)

    Y’know the adage “Act in haste, repent at leisure”? I think Katie had to make a snap decision to take the original relationship contract and probably thought “How fun, I’ll travel the world with my gay BFF,” but it quickly grew icky and then scary. I think they really did drug her to keep her in line. Remember when Parade Magazine — of all places! — outed Tom and noted “She seemed dazed, passive and vacant. She never stopped smiling. The minute she appeared, Cruise’s now-familiar public mode of behavior returned. He began hooting how beautiful she was, touching and kissing her like a teenage boy on his first backseat date, aware that he was being watched.” Ick, ick, and ick. You’re in the sunshine now, Katie!

    (The Parade story URL is disabled, but you can find tons of coverage on other media like this: http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2006/04/18/poll_mistakenly_showed_public_is_in_tom_ and http://laineygossip.com/Articles/Celebrity/72/Details/3695/Tom-Cruise-Katie-Holmes-Jesse-Metcalfe-Toms-Parade-Interview.)

    I wish there were Pulitzer Prizes for gossip blogs! I’d nominate CB and LaineyGossip for this wild 2-week ride!

  50. Chatcat says:

    Just had to do a copy/paste here because MichaelK showed his writing brillance once again regarding this very topic! LOL

    “Whatever, I believe the Scientology ban and Katie should really get a parade for winning that battle, but she isn’t the real winner in all of this. It’s Suri! Suri doesn’t have to get her brain washed with alien shit AND she doesn’t have to sit through a 4 hour-long Catholic mass on Sunday morning. You don’t know how many times I was dragged away from my cartoon-viewing on a Sunday morning to go to mass with my abuelita. The worst part of Catholic mass is sitting on a hard ass seat while watching the growns sip on a christblood-tini. The children didn’t get any refreshments! Not even a virgin christblood-tini. Rude.”

    Of couse, the good Catholic that I am I will go home and say a Novena for Michael’s soul~

  51. Tiffin says:

    Latest article from Tony Ortega at Village Voice:-

    ‘Tom Cruise Gets Visitation Rights? Why Don’t We, Ask Ex-Scientologists Cut Off From Family Members’

    http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/07/scientology_tom_cruise_visitation_rights.php

  52. Tansey says:

    As much as I want the Co$ to be brought down, if I were in Katie’s shoes I’d also agree to not speak out about this cult solely for my child’s sake. I’ve seen some comments on web sites, including this one, condemning Katie for her decision to keep quiet and I think it’s wrong. No parent would risk their child for anything and Katie is not being selfish. She’s doing what’s best for her daughter and anyone in her shoes would do the same. It’s not her responsibility to bring down the Co$. That’s the FBI/government/authority’s job and I wish they’d get off their asses and do it.

  53. sarahtonin says:

    I love that she has reportedly just signed up to a New York Catholic church and let us all know about it.

    TC et al can protest all they like that she loved scientology but actions speak louder than words, and now given the choice, she has run a mile.

    • erika says:

      Me too, what a relief it must be for her to be able to get some REAL spiritual nourishment, at least find some peace/calm away from paps, looker on’s n’ the CO$ crazazies…Suri too, she’ll think she’s found Eden in that environment!

      • sarahtonin says:

        Oh, I wasn’t even thinking about the spiritual stuff. I was just thinking it was another sly move and clever dig that doesn’t violate any ND agreements … and how much I’d be giggling if it was me in her place. I figured she just did it for lulz.

        But certainly, what you said too, if that’s what she wants.

  54. erika says:

    All of this doesn’t matter at all…Tom has officially tarnished his image (and I hope career cuz I refuse to see any film he’s in).

    It’s nearly official, Tom is a maniac lunatic, that’s ‘iron clad’ in my mind!!!

    • sarahtonin says:

      Oh he’s done now. I said in another post that the only reason I bet Paramount hasn’t sacked him again is because there are still films in the pipeline. After that, it’s finished. I’m sure they’ve already painted over his carspace at the lot.

  55. lil says:

    I feel sorry for Suri. She’s always hiding her face in paparazzi pics. THey obviously freak her out a bit.

  56. erika says:

    never a fan of angelina, too much visibility in the media and just way over the top,