Tom Cruise is buying a $24 million Hawaiian paradise to woo Suri away from Katie

Katie Holmes

Here are some newish photos of Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise freezing their butts off in Manhattan last weekend. Suri’s panda hat is so damn cute, and it’s truly a testament to the disappearance of Tom Cruise that Suri now dresses for the weather. As much as Suri seems to love New York, I’d bet that that little girl would really enjoy an island getaway right now, don’t you? And Katie looks like she could use a vacation herself, especially after the new announcement that her Holmes & Yang line will not be showcased at the next NYC fashion week, which I guess means that last fall’s messy display officially didn’t go over so well. A few weeks ago, the January 21 edition of the Enquirer wrote that Katie is shopping for a television show based in New York City. That’s a good plan and one that we’ve already suggested for her. The small screen loves Katie Holmes.

In the meantime, Tom apparently has designs on giving Suri some warm time away from New York. Remember how, after Katie filed for divorce last summer, Tom initially put on a huge show to prove he was the best daddy in the world by holding Suri and smiling at the paps and swimming with tabloid reporters? Then after several months of radio silence, Tom realized the error of his ways because we were able to track his four-month absence from Suri’s life, so he then decided to announce his Thanksgiving visit with Suri but kept her well-hidden from the paps so that we couldn’t reset our calendars. Well, Tom is still biding his time and working on the “long-term plan” (i.e., his “full-court press“) for getting Suri away from mean old, Scientology-hating Katie. His $24 million weapon? A new Hawaaiian compound. Seriously:

Katie Holmes

Aloha! Tom Cruise has falled in love with the tiny, secluded Hawaiian island of Lanai and plans on buing several acres of waterfront real estate to build a world-class compound. The superstar spent the fourth week of January in the tropical paradise as a guest of his pal David Ellison, son of Larry Ellison, the Oracle billionaire who recently purchased the entire island.

“Tom was just blown away by Lanai and right on the spot decided to buy property there,” a source tells Star. “He wants to make it his own tropical paradise, to share with Suri and his other children.” Tom toured several properties, including a $4 million residence on exclusive Hulopoe Drive. Built in 2003, it has a breathtaking view of Manele Bay. He also looked at a home right next door, built in 2004, for $4.2 million. “Tom plans on buying the two adjoining properties and putting them together into one mammoth $8 million playground,” said the source. “He’d demolish the existing houses and buld one big structure.”

He’s also considering four additional $4 million-plus lots, making the total for all his properties more than $24 million! In fact, the source says that despite holdings in Beverly Hills; Telluride, Colo.; and New York City, “Tom’s planning to make his new home in Lanai the corwn jewel in his real estate empire. A place he and Suri could clal their own!”

[From Star, print edition, February 11, 2013]

Now you’re just picturing Tom in a hula skirt, right? Yes, he’ll still be wearing his ridiculous lifts at the same time. Amusingly enough, Star claims to have an exclusive story here, but the Enquirer has printed an almost identical (but wordier) version that also implies Tom wants to have a Hawaii compound because “Lanai is about as far away from Katie’s home in New York as any place in the country.” That sounds about right. Hopefully, Katie will be able to keep Suri in NYC for the entirety of the school year, and then Hawaii won’t be as much of a lure once summer temperatures hit. One can only hope.

Incidentally, here’s the brand new poster for the 3-D, IMAX version of Top Gun. Yes, this is really happening. The most unintentionally homoerotic volleyball scene in the entire universe will be enhanced by 3-D glasses. Those balls are going to be flying everywhere.

Tom Cruise

Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise

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  1. RocketMerry says:

    Exausting. These $cie bitches are just exausting.

  2. I think after the front row seat that Katie had to Tom and his oldest she is ready for whatever he brings as far as Suri is concerned. She’ll fight!

  3. mln76 says:

    She’s looking so normal and happy now. I feel sorry for Suri’s Burn Book she’s no longer that posh little brat that she was under Tom’s thumb.

    • cmc says:

      She may no longer be a posh little brat, but she’s still absolutely fabulous. Check out that mani! That dress/tights/boots combo! The sassy hat! Werk it, Suri!

    • arock says:

      Hold up. I remember in the comment section of a brandi article you blasting people for not thinking about the kids, explaining how they were victims of divorce and should be spared, pointing to your work with abused kids as accreditation. did you really call a kid you dont know, in a horrible family/personal situation and divorce (under the microscope of the world) a “posh little brat”? watch your slip girl, its showing…..

      • mln76 says:

        Really? It has to always be about Brandi right? You people are on a crusade. Does she cut you guys a check or something?
        I said it was nice to see her looking normal and happy.
        I am glad for her that her mother has the class and desire to give her a normal life.
        She was obviously unhappy under the spotlight in her father’s cult.

        Oh and the brat comment was specifically directed at the Suri’s Burn Book Website persona. But it has nothing to do with Brandi and her kind of D-list sewage would be ignored on that site so you probably haven’t heard of it.

      • Mich says:

        @ Min76

        Yesterday you expressed concern for two young boys trapped in an ugly and very public adult drama. Today you said that Suri is looking awesome now that the drama has been largely removed from her life. I agree with you on both counts.

        The whole Brandi pile on yesterday was like watching high school bullies at work. I hope it doesn’t follow you every time you comment on completely unrelated stories :-(

      • mln76 says:

        Thanks Mich their crazy speaks for itself.

      • janie says:

        If Katie wants to give Suri such a “normal” life, why doesn’t she move where her parents live? Why did she stay in New York? She is at best a D-list actor. Her claim to fame is the X. She is raising as big monster as Tom…

    • arock says:

      *slaps hand to forehead*
      The reference to the brandi article was in regards to where the comments were made, not brandi or brandi/rimes drama defense or otherwise. “you people…does she cut you guys a check or something…” hey, slow down there, shooter. but yes, she does cut all of us a check. every tuesday, for $1,000,000.000 and in the Memo line she writes “for reading comprehension”.

      got it. suris cute. totally agree.

  4. annabelle says:

    You know, I buy he’s building it or whatever, and I even can buy the reason being it’s as far away while still being USA that he can get, but I don’t see the reason being to get Suri away from Katie.

    Whatever she has on him, must be iron clad, he’s not going up against that. Also, if he was interested in trying he would have been more present since the split.

    I think this is just shrine to Tommy and all his own awesomeness (in his head) and that having a fun place to spend his required 5 visits a year with his kid is just icing.

    Also – bring that Top Gun sh-t on!
    I adore that movie in all its campy, super gay glory.

  5. Zombie Shortcake says:

    Lol Top Gun was THE most unintentionally homoerotic film ever made. Though I’ve wondered if the homo eroticism throughout it was intentional or not.

  6. aims says:

    Balls flying everywhere, lmao. I have nothing to add, just thought that was really funny.

  7. Feebee says:

    Sounds amazing!!!! Great for a wee vacation. Thanks Dad. But fashionistas really need to be in New York. Suri knows this.

    Why can’t Katie take style tips from Suri. I thinking the boots rather than the hat.

  8. MrsBPitt says:

    I gotta say, crazy Tommy has aged well…

  9. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Alec Baldwin should get his colourist.

  10. elceibeno08 says:

    It must amazing to have so much money. 24 million for a home. I wonder what the property taxes are for such property. I am pretty sure Katie and Suri can afford to go on vacation to the Caribbean somewhere. I heard that Anguilla is real nice.

  11. MrsBPitt says:

    I truly do believe that Tom hooks his younger women up to some sort of life-sucking machine that some scientology doctor invented, cause he looks younger than both Nicole and Katie…

  12. Bad Irene says:

    This place will merely be his earth based compound for when the tetans attack! Adjusts tin foil helmet.

  13. Ms Kay says:

    Screw y’all I LOVE Top Gun!!! Homowhaaa? Pluh-ease it was the hottest scene imo, I was swooning all over the place and dreaming of being the sweat bumping nipples with them boys… Val Kilmer forever Take My Breath Awaaaaaayyyyy!!!! *sigh*

  14. BooBooLaRue says:

    No cupcake stores in Lanai that I know of. Suri isn’t dumb.

    • CC says:

      and trading the big city with all its attractions for a secluded compound with daddy? I guess he needs to sink his hooks in before it gets too late. As she grows older the only way she’ll want to be there is if he’s not there and only her friends are. I mean, how fun is it to hang out with daddy as a teen?

      • Greta says:

        Sink his hooks into Suri is right! Isolating her from her existing life in on a secluded Hawaiian island is essential to getting cult control of her brain. Plus, he can fly off that island to another country without detection. Tom is first a Scieno,then a movie star. He’s like any fundamentalist religious father who is driven to save his daughter’s soul, or whatever they call it in his cult. And in that cult, the rule is that the ends justify the means.

      • The Wizz says:

        …especially when her dad will be like 60 – 65 when she’s a teenager. Sure lets hang out gramps!

  15. MiMi says:

    I wonder what fabulous properties his other two children get for presents ~ Dungeons One & Two?

  16. Stuart Horsely says:

    I don’t believe this for a minute. Their divorce stipulated that a nanny always be present to make sure that Tom mentions NOTHING about Scientology. Now THAT I believe.

  17. Nicolette says:

    I don’t know, he’s so creepy to me now that I can’t watch any of his movies anymore. Great actor yes, but too far out there for me.

  18. N-Bear says:

    He could have fairyland-front property at Disney World, but he couldn’t lure Suri away from a garbage heap if he continues to be only a quarterly-visit Dad.

  19. hoya_chick says:

    Suri looks adorable. I love her hat and her little boots. I’d wear both.

    Rich people slay me. Why would you tear down two recently built, and probably gorgeous homes to build a huge monstrosity? It’s not like it’s his permanent home so why be so wasteful.

    I honestly don’t think that Tom will fight for Suri. Katie probably has an ironclad custody agreement and Tiny Tom would have contested it or not signed off on it when it initially went down over the summer. Slowly but surely he’ll withdraw from Suri’s life. He is not interested in shared custody. If Katie and Suri cannot be his possessions on his terms (ie Scientology) then he has no room for them. He’ll just start a new satellite family to replace them with. The only reason his older kids are in his life is because Nicole didn’t leave their marriage the way Katie did.

  20. taxi says:

    It will take a long time to demo & rebuild, so he won’t have his own brand new digs for a year or more.

    Now that Suri dresses appropriately for the weather, she walks more & is carried less. That’s healthy.

  21. Isa says:

    I know he is crazy but he is also HOT! Wouldn’t mind moving to Hawaii with him *wink*

    • Emily says:

      He is not “hot”. He’s a middle-aged man who lives up his own ass. With lifts. And doesn’t care if his girlfriend has horrible cramps or falls off a snowmobile, but banishes her if she asks his soulmate (who is a violent cult leader) to stop mumbling.

      I never saw his supposed hotness even in Top Gun days. When I was a kid, I thought he looked exactly like a Ken doll, with as much charisma. Now I think I was unintentionally insulting Ken.

      • Nina W says:

        People are entitled to their own opinions and it’s naive to believe everything the tabs write about him.

      • LAK says:

        Nina w – TC’s reputation has been an open thing in Hollywood even without the co$ shenanigans.

        I tend to judge him on his character than on the co$ stuff simply because he is still a horrible person when you take the co$ away. The co$ compliments him perfectly.

        Hollywood insiders have been outspoken about his behaviour for a long time.

        Tabloids only started writing about him when he fired his super powerful PR agent, Pat Kingsley, in favour of co$ minions. During her tenure, nothing was allowed out about Tom. He has since returned to being represented by professional Hollywood publicists. There is less leakage, but the damage was done.

        Here is an excerpt from a book written by a retired head of Publicity at Universal studios Sally Van Slyke.

        She’s retired and dishing on all the super ego actors who made her life a living hell.

      • bluhare says:

        LAK: That was funny.

        And what an AWESOME site!! I just read her Betty White piece, and it renewed my regard for her. Betty White is a living legend, I love her.

        Now I’m going back to read the rest.

      • LAK says:

        Bluhare – As i was typing that, i realised how unintentionally funny her name is. or maybe that was the point!!! Slyke by name, slick by nature?

  22. JL says:

    I’m not buying it, if tiny man isn’t in total control he just can;t hack it.
    he may well build a compound but it will be for his scientology buddies and nothing else.
    Lure Suri away? The child is what 5 years old – she has no say in where she lives.
    Also I find it disqusting that Tom and totally ignore his adopted children unless they are doing something with his Sci-Fi freaks. He ignores Conner and Isabelle and he’ll ignore Suri too.

  23. JL says:

    I can just see that little hand going up in Tom’s face and Suri telling him
    “Bitch PLEASE”

  24. Emily says:

    Tom Cruise cares about two things: his career and Scientology. His career more than Scientology. So when he thinks his career is in jeopardy for his not visiting Suri, he gets all in a huff and pretends he gives a damn about her, and then continues doing whatever he was doing without her.

    There are literally no pictures of him with Suri over Thanksgiving? If there really are none — people should not so readily believe that he saw her. I think he’s following Scientology’s disconnection policy regarding children of divorced parents. In Scientology, children are actually little adults, and now Suri’s living with a “Suppressive Person”. Therefore she is herself a Suppressive Person. If she has not been officially declared such by Scientology, it’s only because Tom Cruise is a celebrity. But Cruise is a true believer.

    Tom Cruise does not want Katie back, and he does not want to spend any time with Suri. His cult tells him this proves he is a big being.

  25. erika says:

    wouldn’t you feel so alone in a gigantic house inhabited by only 2 people (and CO$ servants…) despite how amazing??

  26. Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

    HI was hit hard by the recession. They need the money. HI is not the best snorkle/scuba in the world but it is top of line surfing. Good for you Tommy.

  27. candigirl says:

    Where is Shelly Miscavige??

  28. oh dear says:

    hawaii is now contaminated with the fukushima fallout. seriously, its the last place id buy a place in for my child to hang out at.. well, except in japan of course.

  29. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    And there are a lot of short Asian people in Hawaii, so Tom won’t feel like a midget. I bet he’ll even be able to buy short clothing in a regular store, and not have to shop at Jimmy Au’s anymore.

  30. Another K says:

    Eh, I don’t buy this. Lanai is beautiful, quiet, relaxing, mellow. All the things manic Tommy is not.

  31. anti-icon says:

    Why do I get so IRRITATED at this giant land purchases….one billionaire to another….including a cult…buying up all the U.S. real estate!

    Oh yeah, now I remember. It’s because I’m poor. But I’m pretty sure I worked…harder, smarter, and with more heart…than Tom Cruise. Hawaiian Land Robber.

  32. Jel says:

    I just don’t care about TomKat or Siri anymore. Zzz. Was hoping the article woul spark some interest, but nope, still don’t care!!!

  33. CF98 says:

    GossipCop refuted this that being said I can’t believe anyone thinks that Tom would be able to take Suri away from Katie. I don’t think Katie would’ve left him the way she didn’t if she didn’t know that she was going to have Suri no matter what.

    That and I don’t believe Tom is her biological father and if he didn’t let them go quietly she would blab.

    • Cece says:

      I’ve never understood why revealing that Tom is not the biological father would be so horrible for him but not for her. She would have been in on that lie, too, and just as sick to have a child in a fake marriage for fame and the good life.

      So I don’t think that’s what she has on him, if she has anything. If she does have anything, blackmailing the father of your kid to keep them separated is pretty sick..

  34. cruiz2 says:

    Building a Compound? For the family of course – right!

  35. larry says:

    This is BULLSHIT as usual. AND the 1st sentence ?? are some newish photos of Katie and Suri freezing … Suri is drinking a orange juice with ice and NOT wearing gloves. Do her hands look cold (red)? NO. BULLSHIT !!

  36. CF98 says:

    janie what’s wrong with living in NYC last I checked she’s an actress it would make sense for her to live where she would get work rather than Ohio.

    And even if she didn’t act anymore there are a lot more opportunities in NYC than Ohio for other areas of work. She might actually like the city. Hard to believe but you can have a normal life in NYC.

  37. KellyinSeattle says:

    Suri is super cute and I like Katie…and I doubt Tom is trying to take Suri “away” to Hawaii for good.

  38. Diana says:

    Why are there no pictures of Tom and Suri after vacation of Disny? Because it is obvious that such visits do not exist.

  39. Juicy Lucy says:

    Katie has mediocre acting talent but I think she is wise to shop for a tv series based in NY. She apparently is a good mother and Suri seems happy to be out from under the influence of Tom and CoS. I just read an article which said that officials in Belgium are working to expose the criminal activities of CoS. Since I strongly feel that CoS is a cult, I don’t watch the films of Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

  40. stinkyman says:

    Such an obvious let’s-all-hate-on-Tom-Cruise slant to this story. All he did was buy some real estate. Wouldn’t you all love to have a house in such a lovely setting?

  41. Treena says:

    I think he is cray-cray…BUT A Few Good Men is on now, and cheesy as the movie may be, the Tom of yore looked good! :-/

  42. SusieQ2 says:

    Tommy, Tommy, maybe you’d be better off hanging on to that $24 million? Your lil’ buddy Dave is gonna need the cash seeing as so many folks are realising the truth about CO$ and leaving the cult, oh I’m sorry, ‘church’. All the bad publicity lately, the scandals over Narcanon and now wee Davy’s niece Jenna’s book? When are you gonna realise you’ve been conned?

  43. Dalovelee says:

    What’s so great about having a normal life in NYC! I’m a New Yorker and rich normal life is very different from a normal life of a middle income or low income dweller… I wish I had Tom Cruise as my Dad and could live in his home in Hawaii instead of enduring cold nasty weather in NY. And I hardly think Suri is slumming with the project dwellers she’s still a spoilt rich little girl.