Tom Cruise is so lonely & miserable on the cover of People: are you buying it?

Tom Cruise

Please excuse me, but I just have to laugh at this story. After Tom Cruise’s team made such a huge deal about Katie Holmes “playing the media” by taking Suri out in public, Tom’s making his own little deal with the (CO$) devil yet again. As we’ve already heard, Tom is very upset that people have noticed he hasn’t seen Suri in nearly two months, and Tom’s lawyer, Burt Fields, took great pains last week to issue a statement about how Tom talks on the phone to Suri every single day, and he just can’t help that he’s been away all this time on another continent.

Yes, Tom has been busy working in London on All You Need Is Kill, but he’s also been spending a lot of time out on the town and partying until 2:30 a.m. with his “mystery ladies” or whatever his team wants us to call them. He also went yachting in Croatia for several days too, which was either just for fun or to pimp Scientology. A lot of this “partying” has taken place during weekends when he could have easily opted to take his private jet and visit Suri instead. Further, I don’t buy for a moment that Tom Cruise — who is still, for better or worse, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood — couldn’t find a way to postpone this movie while the sh-t hit the fan in his private life. Suri needed him to be there for her first day of school, but he was nowhere to be seen. Hell, even if he had to lose millions of dollars to get out of this movie, he could afford it. The guy could retire now and still live like a king for the rest of his life. So no sympathy for Tom there, right? Well, his team has now planted a cover story in People that takes us “inside his life alone” to share how miserable Tom is without Suri. Like it’s not his fault that he has other priorities or something:

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is dealing with a new — and very unexpected — reality.

Based in London since mid-August, where he is deep in pre-production for the sci-fi action film All You Need Is Kill, the 50-year-old actor has been unable to see his 6-year-old daughter for nearly two months. (The pair were last together on Aug. 5, following a Walt Disney World vacation.)

“I’ve got to see her,” an emotional Cruise told a friend recently. “I miss her.”

Several sources tell PEOPLE in this week’s cover story that the actor’s rigorous film commitments — which he made well before his ex, Katie Holmes, filed for divorce and sole custody on June 29 — have presented an exceptional challenge in terms of seeing Suri.

With Suri now based full time in New York City, where Holmes enrolled her in Manhattan’s private Avenues school, she has far less flexibility to visit him on set than under her previous home-school arrangement. Several sources say that a planned visit to London in mid-September was called off.

Still, the newly minted first-grader is a fixture in her father’s life, speaking with him several times a day.

“I can tell you that I haven’t had a meeting with Tom that was not interrupted by a phone call with his daughter,” says his friend, screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie.

[From People]

The message here? Bad Katie. She went and enrolled Suri in an actual school with an actual schedule! That was clearly against the rules, no? Again, Tom can always find a few days to hop his happy CO$ ass on a plane and see his kid. It doesn’t need to be some protracted extravaganza where he waves at the paps, flies Suri to Cinderella’s castle suite, and invites a tabloid reporter along for the ride. But I guess that’s the only way Tom is willing to be a father to Suri. He just doesn’t get it, you know? Even after Katie left him, he still doesn’t get that his absence (away for months at a time and only swooping in for a pre-premiere weekend set of photo ops) could be part of the problem. Like I’ve said before, Tom wasn’t around for Suri while he and Katie were married, so there’s no reason for him to understand how important it is to be physically present for Suri now. As for this pity party for Tom, I don’t buy it at all. If he wanted to see Suri, he’d find a way to fly and see her no matter what. Instead, Tom’s only performing pre-production duties for this latest movie (the cameras aren’t even rolling yet!), and he’s still dragging his lift-adorned feet. Poor little Tom.

As a side note, Page Six reports that Brooklyn was kind to Katie and Suri over the weekend when they went flea marketing with a bodyguard in tow, and nobody bothered them. The girls reportedly looked “relaxed and happy,” and I’m sure Suri was relieved to not have flashbulbs popping in her eyes.

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

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  1. Eve says:

    Tom Cruise is so lonely & miserable on the cover of People: are you buying it?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

    Does that answer the question?

  2. Reece says:

    He’s just waiting for the auditions to finish up.

  3. Eleonor says:

    I’ll say something nice: good job whoever photoshopped him on the cover.

    • Lem says:

      I feel like I’ve seen that picture before…
      Maybe, that is just his denim magazine cover shirt. But I swear I’ve seen that photo before. I feel it’s an older photo as Tommygirl doesn’t look that old anymore.
      Idk when I became obsessed with critiquing Tom’s choice of tops. I blame Katie as I hardly ever clicked a Cruise posts before the glorious gossip fest divorce. I need help ;)

    • Brown says:

      Thank you. I was coming here to comment specifically that I actually hate myself for thinking he’s hot in that cover pic. Way to go, photoshoppers.

  4. Happymom says:

    I think my eyes are stuck in the back of my head from rolling excessively.

  5. dorothy says:

    Don’t buy it. He’s probably huddled in a dark room watching wife-audition tapes with his “best bud” David Miscavige . What a loon.

  6. TrustMeOnThis says:

    I love the bit about Katie going to a flea market with Suri and nobody bothering them. New Yorkers are so much better about famous people. Most of them know to just ignore them and let them go about their business.

  7. Jem says:

    “His Life Alone” – ? Where’s his favorite shortie Miscavige at? Did David dump his ass too?!

  8. Relli says:

    boo boo please. No one believes this.

    • TG says:

      That is why I didn’t open the article on People I just waited for Celebitchy to cover it since I knew it was a lie. I just love that his lawyer is out defending his honour. That alone is very telling.

      • The Original Genevieve says:

        @ TG…ain’t it the TRUTH!!

        For the same reason, I rarely buy magazines at the checkout any longer. Even if you don’t necessarily agree with their viewpoint, you can ALWAYS count on Bedhead, Kaiser and CB to write it in style and not throw you any shade. Lainey and CB are pretty much the only sites I bother with now. And to think…back in the Dark Ages, I thought Perez had the word from high on EVVVVERYBODY. BwwwaaaHHaaaaHaaa!! ;)

        Sad to say, but I no longer consider People Magazine to be a reliable or unbiased source. I used to think they were 24K, but the gilt plating has started to show through around their edges.

    • TrustMeOnThis says:

      Spin, spin, spin. TMZ (his faithful mouthpiece) has a bit on how he “may be pulling away from $ci” and questioning its effect on his relationships, while he hangs out with “non-$ci friends” (as if he has any). Another obvs plant, based on the way they constantly suck up to him, and the planted stories they have run in the past.

  9. Jackson says:

    He is such a jackass. And I’ll admit it, it bugs me that a big chunk of the public who walk past that People mag in the grocery store are going to think just that: Poor Tom. Bad Katie. Poor little Suri. Which is exactly what his team wants the public to think. Ugh. I hate back and forth tabloid stuff but I hope Katie’s people get something out there. This idiot and his team shouldn’t get away with this kind of crap.

    • Nilber says:

      Katie’s people don’t have to do much at this point. It just goes back to the saying, “Actions speak louder than words.” His priorities are so messed up and there isn’t a person out there that completely buys his craziness. I am glad that his youngest daughter might just be able to be a child.

  10. Layale says:

    How can he be lonely? He’s got Xenu. And what about Connor and Bella?? Aren’t they with him, too? I’m not buying he’s lonely at all. PR team trying to save his image. Not.going.to.work.

  11. 747 says:

    Lol, the paps won’t go to Brooklyn.

  12. Megan says:

    I wonder how Connor and Bella feel about this story.

  13. Jaded says:

    The only time he’s lonely and miserable is when he’s not filming a movie and being the centre of attention. The guy lives in movieland, that’s his reality. Real life is not an option for him, never has been, which explains his devotion to Co$ and Miscavige because he’s the centre of attention there as well. He really is a sad, sick f*ck.

  14. Fyofeelings says:

    LMFAO!!!! Really Tom it’s nothing for you to skype or hop on a jet to see your kid. So stop the BS!

  15. Meow Mix says:

    He’s just a brainwashed idiot who believes his own PR crap. Just finished treading the article on Vanity Fair and he truly is one cold fish with no feelings or thoughts about anyone but himself.

  16. Sabrine says:

    He’s got five more movies back to back to film. He’s a workaholic and they make lousy husbands and fathers. I don’t think he even wants to see Suri all that much. What’s he going to do with her when he does see her? It can’t always be Disneyworld and excitement. After a few minutes alone with her, he’d probably be bored and restless, anxious to be back on set, working.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      He doesn’t know how to have a quiet, low-key moment. He’s one of those who was never taught the value of being alone with oneself and one’s mind.

      Therefore, he’s uncomfortable with everyone else as well. It’s a sickness with some people. (When I’d moved into my own place with the kids during my divorce, I was very busy, and I made sure I was NEVER home on the weekends. Eventually, I got worn out and became more comfortable in my own home.)

    • Snowangel says:

      I was just wondering, anybody know the relationship between Tom and his own father ? Probably was the same.

      • Tiffany says:

        Not good. He was raised in a house full of women. I believe his Grandmother, Mother and Sister. He never bad mouthed his Father, but never praised him either. Either way, the entire situation is sad. On one hand we are saying, ‘He can afford to stop production and see his kid’. On the other that means crew being out of work and for all his faults Cruise does not a rep for pulling that card. This is a fickle business and you strike while the iron is hot. The one thing I don’t understand is why this is surprising, he has always been a workaholic with obsessive tendecies. If he was such a pill to work with, he would not have lasted this long, box office or not.

      • Jaded says:

        I believe his father was physically abusive to him and his mother, then abandoned them. This probably explains a great deal about why he can’t “really” get close to people.

  17. mama says:

    Not a chance this sound like what his peeps wants to be said about him. I Hope him and Diaz thing is true though. It would be fun to watch, if he can handle her.

  18. Julie says:

    What I do like is that I was on the People webiste and none of those readers were buying it. Kind of nice to know some people are awake to these pr stunts. He’s got his demon sisters ( I stole that one from another poster) and all the other nut jobs from his life to keep him company. Can’t wait to see the next idiot victim.
    And as for KH, I hope she doesn’t say or do anything differently because of him. The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference.

  19. the original bellaluna says:

    Bullshit! This story is a plant to counter the chatter about him “letting Suri go” because she’s a Supressive Person, that’s all.

    I’m not buying it, Short Stuff. If you can jet to Croatia and party in London until the wee hours, you have time to jet across the pond and see your daughter.

  20. Dee Cee says:

    Yesssssssssssssssssss! Who can he lead.. teach, punish, vilify and blame now?

  21. muprhy says:

    uh no one said anything when he went months without seeing both Suri and Kate….when they were still married

  22. Francesca says:

    Jackass sums it up. No love…

  23. CC says:

    anything that will force a 6 year old to act her age is fine by me. How dumb is it that a healthy 6 year old is carried around like an infant?

  24. Chatcat says:

    All this story does for me is confirm that Tiny Tommy the Tyrant’s Narcissitic Personality Disorder hasn’t been stunted by Katie’s ditching of his gross ass. If fact, he appears to be upping his game for the next idiot that subjects herself to this tool.

  25. Ranunculus says:

    I guess he doesn’t care because he is not the father. The whole Katie – Tom isht is so scary it makes me sick to my stomach. Just the fact that Katie let her own child grow up in such a dangerous environment, that she let Tom and Co$ brainwash Nicole’s kids to not wanting to see Nicole. I mean who in their right mind lets all these things happen and not do anything. It takes two to tango. Tom of course is a brainwashed dangerous idiot, but Katie watched all of this and who knows what else happened inside Co$ hell, and did not do anything about it. With her marriage/contract she actually enabled him, under the umbrella of a picture perfect marriage, to cover it all up.

  26. Jayna says:

    I think he’s probably very depressed. The reason is he has always left his relationships/marriages and always had a backup girlfriend ready. He hates to be alone. He was blindsided in the swiftness of this and hates the loss of control and that it wasn’t his decision. He is so far gone in Scientology, he just can’t see he’s the cause of it. I do think he loved Katie, the Katie that was the adoring young wife following him to the ends of the earth and back and bringing his children to him on location to live for that period.

    Until he finds a new girlfriend, I think he will feel out of control. The difference being when he found Nicole he was semi-normal, not as entrenched in Scientoloy as now and later in the marriage completely out of it because of Nicole. When he was with Penelope he was only just being lured back into Scientology, so probably the first year with Penelope was normal with his odd Scientology behavior escalating with his attachment to Miscaviage, ending up with her finally leaving him.
    He is now high up in the organizaton and an official zealot. He will need to find a Scientologist to even keep this next marriage from imploding.

    • hmmm says:

      I honestly believe this man does not know how to be “himself” with anyone, because he has no idea “who” he is. Low self esteem coming into this business, getting a lucky break and becoming this big star have hurt him. After Top Gun, Hollywood hotshots were telling him he was the greatest thing since sliced bread. CO$ and Miscavige (the Deviant) only added fuel to the fire. This man has zero chance of EVER coming to his senses and realizing that he is just a man… And a very short one at that!

  27. Sue says:

    Maybe he knows how Nicole Kidman felt now…….

  28. Annie says:

    He has two other kids he can see also. Guess he forgot about them too. They could easily come visit his ” lonely” butt in London as I don’t think they get to go to school

  29. Belle Epoch says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA Putting out the call for the next victim I mean Mrs. Cruise.

    Some young moron who falls for this and wants to save him with her love.

    Or maybe some young moron who is really, really ambitious and willing to live in hell to have her photos taken with an angry cult-obsessed midget.

  30. Bess says:

    I don’t believe any of his marriages were real. It seems like he views marriage like a transaction or a role. He gets to play doting husband, superman dad, etc.

  31. Blondie says:

    I hope all his back to back movies flop. I hope people will see him as he truly is a Scientology robot. I hope people will see Scientology as it really is, a cult that hurts people, people that don’t have the power that he has. I am boycotting anything Tom. I hope Katie gets the cover of People, and tells everyone how happy she is to be rid of him, and how much she’s living and loving her life without him in it.

  32. Jane says:

    He is rich and has his own jet. He also has enough power to control his work schedule to a large degree. Yet he uses none of this to make time to physically see his daughter, making do with phone calls, which are no substitute for actual one on one time.

    The man has skewed priorities, that is certain. At the end of one’s life, I think it is safe to say no one ever said “I wish I had worked more than I did”. And if someone has said that, there was probably no one around to hear it, or anyone who really cared if they did hear it.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I took a look at the article (couldn’t resist). It wasn’t too hard on Katie but it brought out the violins for poor, poor Tom! HAHAHA! The Tom-friendly quotes were so obviously from his people. But I still think he is so dangerous to her and their child because he is rich, powerful and believes HE is the victim. He is such an egomaniac that he is incapable of viewing it any other way. And no one will ever matter more to him than he matters to himself. HE is his priority.

  33. zut alors! says:

    If Will Smith could fly all the way from China (where the family was based while Jaden was shooting Karate Kid) to LA every weekend to be at his eldest son’s football games, why can’t Tom fly to NY once a month (if not more) to see Suri? Maybe the custody agreement has something to do with it.

  34. Sarah says:

    Just waiting for someone to paste Forever Alone from rage comics onto his face. It would certainly be an improvement.

  35. Gal says:

    I think Tom carries Suri around to make sure he gets in the shot.

  36. ViloDeMenus says:

    I believe he’s been lonely most of his life, he has no real friends, just the creepy cult leader who bleeds him for all he’s worth, his family who he financially supports so they live with him even when he’s married, and the few friends he makes dump him like the Beckhan’s once they really get to know the little creep.

    He pays for relationships with women because on his own no one would want him. I honestly think Nicole was the only one who may have loved him even for a short while. I don’t feel sorry for him though, he’s sort of a human reptile with vast amounts of money to buy companionship and then pays to silence anyone who is done with him or he’s done with. Without money or an acting career he’d be a lonely hermit.

  37. ViloDeMenus says:

    The reason he isn’t seeing Suri is because there is a disconnection policy in the CO$, and if he’s regularly spending time with her and other family’s have been torn apart by the policy this would probably lead to further church defections. I think Miscaviage has asked him, as the unofficial 2nd in the CO$ to either not see Suri or keep it on the very down low, like his sex life.

  38. Lem says:

    One of Tom’s many mantras is to show up on time, prepared to work. First one in, last one out the door.
    This is often quoted by directors-producers-journalists.
    Both Ann Rice & Lee Child used this same ‘excuse’ in press interviews publicly accepting Cruise for roles in which he was clearly incompetent. [Interestingly Child, in Playboy yesterday, said it didn't matter that Cruise is a midget because Reacher is also quiet/ calm and Cruise does that so well -HA]
    My point is cruise, his pr, his co-workers, yada yada always mention that he is “on time and prepared’. Cruise believes this is an integral part of his success…. Therefore he would never use his clout to push scheduling of a movie. EVER!
    He could however, easily fly to New York to see his daughter. He will- when someone realizes the public is currently demanding it. After releasing movie stills showing him working to exhaustion. Preeferably with a young female co-star . Preferably looking manly doing his own stunts. Preferably after the paps get photos of Suri having a meltdown or tantrum seemingly aimed at Kate. Preferably when he’s really, really far away * Exhausted Tom drops everything when young daughter need him most, makes 187 hr emergency flight to save Suri*

  39. aang says:

    i HATE tom cruise but i somehow don’t get the first day of school thing. moms have been doing it for years while dads were at work. it only seems recent that dads have been doing stuff like that. anyone over say 30 or 35 whose dad took off from work to see them off to school? maybe it was just my dad who went to work that day. he gets no pass for not seeing his daughter at some time.

    • swack says:

      When Katie decided to put Suri in school (as opposed to being home schooled) there was a big deal made by Tom’s camp that he was going to be there to escort her to her first day of school. It was on many of the sites. That is the reason it has been brought up.

  40. KD says:

    How many days a year do you have to be in NYC/NY/US for it to effect your city/state/federal income taxes? I think that count plays very heavily into his absence/presence.

    • J says:

      That’s a good point that I don’t know the answer to. I’m in CA but have to deal with NYC for a few of my clients. NYC is crazy when it comes to taxes both personal & payroll. I think it’s deliberately convoluted to generate penalties for incorrectly paying ones taxes.

  41. jess says:

    Shame on People Mag for being such a blatant tool of the Co$.

  42. Bess says:

    So, Tiny Tom is shooting five movies back-to-back??? Is there really a demand for all of those Tom Cruise movies??

    I thought the public had finally soured on him.

  43. Lee says:

    That cover looks a lot like Jackson Browne right around the time the news broke that he had been beating Daryl Hannah for years. I don’t know if JB did any last ditch sympathy covers himself, but anyway good job team Cruise!

  44. lucy2 says:

    The CO$ PR people are so bad at their jobs. The best thing would be to lay low, but they keep force feeding these garbage stories that NO ONE is buying.

    I do believe that he has a sad, lonely life, but it’s no one’s fault but his own.

  45. ojulia123 says:

    His life ALONE? He is never alone. Ever. He has his mom, his sister and his CO$ minions with him at times. It must have driven Katie crazy.

    Every article about this crazy person just makes me feel so relieved for Katie and Suri.

  46. dahlianoir says:

    Brad Pitt saw this cover and ran away from the store, in tears.

    Seriously People mag ? WTF ?

  47. videli says:

    Ugh, I really hope Christopher McQuarrie is not a Scientologist.

  48. Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

    If he really missed her that much and can take a few days off to go yachting in Croatia, he could take a few days off to visit his daughter.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Ditto. When I saw the Croatia pictures, I thought “dude, why aren’t you in NYC if you have some time off?”

      The article also had a hilarious quote “from a source” that Tom took Suri to Disney World because it was HER choice but he would never do it again because he was “horrified” at all the publicity that the trip got and how “public” it was. I nearly died laughing! Yeah, horrified at all the publicity that HE arranged, from paps that HIS people called. What a phoney.

  49. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    First, this probably the best thing for Suri. I’d be worried for the girl if TC had a big presence in her life.

    Second, the article seems to say Suri is supposed to fly to HIM for visits, like she used to (says her London trip was cancelled)? Since when is it a 6-year old’s job to travel internationally to visit a parent? Isn’t that backwards? Why isn’t the frickin’ PARENT doing the travelling?

    And third, the cover says TC is constantly calling Suri, which the article says is “several times a day.” That’s just odd and creepy. I really think he needs therapy but can’t get the help he needs because of his cult.

    Really, Suri is better off away from this self-centered nutcase.

  50. Pat Dorty says:

    There’s no way, after all Tom’s told us about the power of Scientology it just can’t be. He can always call his love David Miscavige when things get rough and I’m sure he’s be there for him in a moments notice
    . I do feel bad for Tom, from what I understand he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed and can’t stand to be alone. Some of the articles i’ve read say that the process of auditing finds out your strengths and weaknesses’ and in a big star like Tom’s case they come up with a plan to pray on these weaknesses’. To bad he just can’t step away and take a good long look at the overwhelming evidence out there that say’s the church is nothing but a cult. At this point in time the church has taken over ever aspect of his life. It is a shame because most of the people who meet him say he’s a genuinely nice guy.

  51. CF98 says:

    Honestly? I think Katie has full custody but to save face it was sole custody and some visitation as far as the public is concerned. I think Tom is already phased out of Suri’s life for all intents and purposes no way is he calling her multiple times during the day while she’s at school and there’s a 5 hour time difference.

    • TG says:

      I have thought something along those similar lines too. The way she filed for divorce and the quick settlement and the carefully crafted gloating public statement her lawyers put out afterwards sounded more like an Oscar speech than a statement involving custody, led me to believe Katie got everything she was asking for. It made no sense for all that stealth of burner phones, moving to NYC and the secret filing only to capitulate to this tiny tyrant in 11 days. No, he lost big time. But, I guess only time will tell if we are right. You know you have sunk to new lows when your lawyer is out stumping for you.

  52. carol says:

    dang. poor Tom. If we all threw our problems in a pile & saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours right back. Dang. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need

  53. Stubbylove says:

    It’ll be okay Tommy. Go shopping for some new lifts and you’ll feel better.

  54. skuddles says:

    Poor pitiful Tommy. I guess all the CO$ slaves in the world and Miscavige’s endless doggy worship just can’t make up for the wife he drove away and the child he can’t be bothered to see.

  55. lisa2 says:

    I try to be neutral on Tom. But it sucks that he has not found time to be with his daughter. He could have turned down a few films. I get that he had to finish the things that were already in play before the break up. like it or not Millions of dollars go into movies and there are a lot of people/jobs involved. But after that he should have taken time off to just be around for her.

    That is not a good thing Tom. Not good at all. You don’t need anymore money and you don’t have to make 3 or 4 movies a year.

  56. d says:

    Nope. Never.
    Suri is better off without him, sad to say.
    I swear, it’s almost sad how out of touch and clingy to image-making he is. Such a knob.

  57. Lake Mom says:

    Cry me a river, Tommy Boy.

  58. kanna says:

    Does anyone see the toll that this publicity has taken on this little girl? True, she’s grown up with these intrusions, but she looks so unhappy and harassed nowadays. What a confusing world she must live in with strange men (paparazzi) screaming her name (and worse) and flashing pics anytime she appears on the street. And people complain that she seems spoiled or unappealing. I can’t picture any child handling this mess gracefully.

  59. taxi says:

    Tom could easily do a 24 hr turnaround to visit his daughter for a day if he wanted to. Put a bed in his plane, if it doesn’t already have one, sleep 7 hrs to NYC & turn around & go back 8 hrs later. Maybe miss 1 day of filming, but most likely not even that. He doesn’t have to be on set all day every day. He could even do what some stars do & pick up crew salaries for a few days if he wanted a break. It’s been done by others.

  60. BK says:

    How exactly is he “alone”? He lives with his mom, sisters, and what, 60 staff members (a.k.a- Scientology slaves)? I highly doubt he wipes his own a$$, let alone has three seconds of alone time.

    So, no, I am not buying the latest PR stunt.

    • DEB says:

      Right on. No, not buying it, not for a second. I’ve read his unauthorized biography and also the Vanity Fair article. He is afraid of being alone and never is. Insecure. Afraid of self-reflection.

      • BK says:

        Noticeably, whenever there is a Scientology PR flap (which is quite often nowadays), there is always a positively skewed article rushing to the defense of Tom Cruise, and/or attempts to persuade the public of how wonderful he is. His publicists and PR team don’t give the public enough credit. No one is buying it, nor will they ever — and their transparent attempts to make him the victim is nauseating. Just my opinion, of course.

      • Elizabeth says:

        The biography from Morton was fantastic. I got it the 1st day it came out because I always believed TC was a douche and I knew Morton would have the goods. I felt Morton was fair (as fair as he could be without being blind) and that the book was well researched as well as even. Where there was nice stuff to say about TC, Morton said it. But the book is great. And in (cheaper) paperback now!

  61. Genevieve says:

    I bet you a million dollars CO$ paid People to print that story that I’m sure CO$ wrote!!!

  62. Claire says:

    How does it work that Tom talks to Suri several times a day? I mean, how annoying would that be? Sorry Tom. You f-ed up by joining that cult. There was one photo in People or US that showed Suri in NYC on the phone. The article said she was walking down a street with Katie chatting on that phone for 20 minutes. If I was Katie I press the busy signal direct!

    And have you noticed that the cover photo of Tom makes him look more thoughtful and “sad” in comparison to the manic smiling Tom of ‘fore. Not buying your BS or your cult, Tom!

  63. birdy says:

    I honestly thought he was a good father before this. Seriously, how much money did Kidman get to walk away from their kids? And is is situation the same – Tom off on set whilst other people raise the kids without a peep out of the press. Not this time around Tommy. Guess not being able to pay Katie to disappear from his child’s life and her refuse to raise the kid as per the terms of teh COS, he isn’t all that interested in Suri anymore. Some high profile outings with the press invited to sell what a father he is, then he disappears from the kid’s life for monmths at a time. He isn’t in the military where phone calls substitute for face to face contact and they have no control over their overseas deployment. This is a rich movie star who could take time off to be with his kid. He has a pilot’s licence and his own plane (with staff) so distance really shouldn’t be an issue if he actually wanted to see his kid. This is just spin. Cause if he wanted to see his kid he would have flown back to NY instead of being on a boat in Croatia or nightclubbing in London with a COS choice selection of female followers to appease his ego and more importantly, sell an image.

    • CF98 says:

      It was rumored to be $35 million and while Tom was a douche for how he left Nicole. I also think Nicole never really cared about those kids because they weren’t hers biologically I know that’s something that people don’t want to believe but I would think she would’ve fought tooth and nail for those kids rather than let Tom take those kids because they wanted to live with him. I don’t doubt Tom told the kids Nicole was poison etc but I also think that it didn’t have to take much convincing for Connor and Isabella to not think much of Nicole either.

      • Johanna says:

        I do think Nicole cares a lot about her adopted kids, but she made a huge mistake not living in the same city as them after the divorce. Perhaps a similar mistake to the one Tom now seems to be making with Suri.

        Physically absent parents will almost always be the ones drawing the short end of the stick when it comes to building a strong relationship with the children, regardless of how much they try to make up for it during visits. I wouldn’t be surprised if Nicole now mourns her decision, even though she would never talk about it publicly.

    • Jayna says:

      Nicole got half custody of the kids. The way it was initially set up was three months with each parent with probably some visitation while with the other parent, but I don’t know about that part. That gave them time to set their movie schedule on their off months. This went on for several years and eventually she was seen less and less with them and seemed to be working even more and wasn’t talking about the kids as much but still being seen with them somewhat, and then the kids eventually were fulltime with Tom it seems around the time right before Keith or at least around the time of Keith and Tennessee.

  64. Johanna says:

    This is beyond lame. It’s not like he has been forced out of the country and denied visiting rights to his daughter. This movie was most likely lined up waaay before the divorce, so obviously the workaholic father had no qualms about spending large parts of this year in various far away locations (Iceland, England, etc) not seeing Suri for long stretches (unless he expected Katie to drop everything including Suri’s schooling and join him everywhere)

    While I am sure the Scientology angle has some bearing I think his workaholic absentee father thingie is the number one reason behind their divorce.

  65. DanaG says:

    If Tom has time to go partying every weekend and a few days yachting somewhere he can get to NY to visit Suri. It was probably Suri’s schooling that stopped the visit but of course Tom and co will try and put the blame on Katie. I expect we will hear bad Katie stories from time to time to try and make Tom out the poor put upon single dad who never get’s to see his daughter. Taking these swipes at Katie just proves to people she did the right thing. Tom doesn’t have to do all these movies he could take a break and get his life in order and take time out to see his daughter. But he never did that with his adopted kids so he won’t do it with Suri. Tom being out of Suri’s life and Tom working away his family is far more usual then Tom actually spending time with his family.

  66. JC says:

    I think its all an act! But he’ll have another sister/wife soon. Unless Miscavige pops the question first!

  67. carol says:

    the rich person is one who needs the least ;0)

  68. vvy says:

    TC has said in many interviews that his life is all about work…and family. He said he doesn’t have a lot of spare time cause he’s always at work, and that he’s always on movie sets. I read that he cannot stand to be alone and so I’m sure he’s rather hyper if he can’t stand to be alone long enough to actually feel his real feelings, so I’m sure its a workaholic kind of thing. He needs to be busy..all the time.

  69. Greta says:

    I wonder if Tom is trying to change his tax status by staying in the UK for an extended period of time? There’s a hint dropped that his hands are tied so he can’t go to NY to visit his daughter.
    Meanwhile, Katie is steadily making progress training Suri to live without baby toys, fantasy clothing, most of all, fear of other children. And now Katie is refusing to carry Suri. Slowly, Katie has helped tnat poor child fit into the SP world!

  70. Vesper says:

    The quote by his friend, screenwriter, Christopher Quarrie is on par with what I would expect from Tom.

    Quarrie states, “I can tell you that I haven’t had a meeting with Tom that was not interrupted by a phone call with his daughter.” I can totally see that being true. What I suspect he doesn’t mention is that Tom is the one calling Suri in the middle of a meeting, just to show “someone” what a good father he is. Just like the reporter in the pool.

    How pathetic of a person is a man who has to manipulate phone calls and visits to his daughter to present himself in a better light?

    Is there anything authentic about Tom Cruise?