Tom Cruise would love to spend time with Suri during his ‘MI5′ promo tour

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Oh, for the love of Xenu. Tom Cruise is preparing to promote Mission: Impossible 5, and he’s got a secret plan. Tom noticed those April reports that he hadn’t seen Suri in over a year (and wasn’t planning to do so anytime soon). He didn’t say anything, and he didn’t sue the tabloids again. Not because the new stories didn’t infuriate Tom. The problem was that these stories went down in the midst of the Going Clear documentary madness. Tom dropped into quiet mode, especially after a former Scientology private eye confirmed that Tom bankrolls most of the cult’s dealings.

Tom laid low and hoped all of this would blow over by the time the MI5 tour arrived. It’s true that we haven’t seen him with Suri, partially because Tom got frustrated at the running timelines that popped up in between his ridiculous pap walks. Tom loved using the media to promote his “greatest dad ever” shtick, but he stopped because people called him out on his crap. Radar has a new story that says Tom is ready to appear in public with Suri again, and this reunion will conveniently occur during his MI5 appearances:

Tom Cruise is so busy with his career that he’s had to figure out a clever way to get in some father-daughter time with Suri Cruise. has learned that the actor is hoping to have his 9-year-old girl accompany him while he promotes his new movie, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.

“Tom wants to bring Suri to Comic Con in early July, where he can kill two birds with one stone,” an insider reveals to Radar of the annual convention that takes place in Southern California.

“He’ll get to spend quality time with his daughter, whom he hasn’t seen in months and misses terribly,” continues the source. “They’ll be able to take in San Diego while he drums up buzz for the movie.”

[From Radar Online}

Yeah, nothing says "amazing, devoted father" like the phrase "killing two birds wtih one stone." If Tom was serious about spending time with Suri, he'd do so on an ongoing, casual basis. But we'll never see him taking Suri to school every day for weeks, and he'd never deal with daily parenting tasks. It's all flashy, Disneyland-type appearances for Tom or nothing. Everything he does in his private life is always for the cameras, which is why he can't stop acting either. The dude doesn't know how to be real. If he truly takes Suri along for a bunch of Comic-Con appearances, that would be so transparent.

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  1. Shambles says:

    Translation: Tom Cruise would love to see his daughter when he’s got something to promote. Absolutely gross.

    • MrsB says:

      Repulsive. It would be better for Suri to not see him at all, than be used by her her father at his convenience.

    • phlyfiremama says:

      I know, right? I can see him grinning that terrifyingly empty fake smile right now saying “All press is good press….” No, creep. Not all press is good press.

  2. swack says:

    If he truly wanted to see her while he was working on a film, he could have. He has private jets and people to watch over her. I have no sympathy for him at all. She is better without him in her life if he is just going to use her.

  3. bluhare says:

    He can see her whenever he wants. He’s got the wherewithal to do it, and if he’s got a custody agreement that specifies when he can and he’s not doing it, then there’s no one to blame but him.

    • lucy2 says:

      Exactly. If he misses her, he’s got no one to blame but himself.

      I don’t know how true this is though, I almost think he’s walked away from her for that gross cult of his, and is OK with the decision.

  4. Mia4S says:

    Yuck. Would he be this tone deaf? Would the public be so dumb as to buy it? Ugh. Reason number 344567 that his movies don’t get my money.

  5. LadyMTL says:

    As horrible as I find this story to be, maybe it’s for the best that Suri doesn’t see him. I mean, would it really be that great for her to be spending time with a dad who’s a) a whackadoodle Co$ member and b) only interested in seeing her when he has something to promote? Never mind that he would probably then disappear for another year or two. Talk about scarring.

    I’d rather not see my dad at all then have to be with him under those kinds of circumstances.

    • Janis says:

      How must Suri feel knowing that her father is too busy with everything else that he can’t see her? A whole year between visits with her dad? Some dad! I don’t know if I’d want to see him on his ridiculous, pap-filled terms. I wonder if Katie can put her foot down and put a stop to his pap walks with the daughter he makes every excuse not to see. He should be ashamed! Poor Suri….. she’s better off without him and his agenda. I hope his movie bombs!

    • minx says:

      Agree. By all accounts Katie is a good mother and is close to her family, so hopefully Suri has loving relatives around her.
      Her father, unfortunately, is a controlling, narcissistic little fame addict who does everything for show. I fully believe he never sees her because there would be pictures if he did.

  6. OSTONE says:

    Shame on Tom Cruise for choosing David Miscaviage inflating his ego over his daughter. Of course she is better off without him, but to her, she is constantly rejected by her dad. You can tell in pictures she really loves him.

  7. Ally.M says:

    Thank goodness Suri has her Mum. This story would be much bigger and cause more outrage if it was the mother who was absent and planning on taking her child to Comic Con.

    • Sarah says:

      Thank God Katie Holmes got the child out of that mess of a marriage and away from the cult. Yes, Tom is a crap father and Suri is likely suffering because of that. I had a crap father and even with the stable life my mother tried to give me, his absence still hurt. But better to have a crap father who’s not around than a crap father who is turning your childhood into a photo op and/or custody war hell. Suri is better off living with Katie and rarely seeing Tom.

  8. jen2 says:

    Does he see her at all or is she officially to be shunned? I don’t get this guy. He flashed her around like some kind of prize when he was married, now she does not exist? Even after the divorce he had pap walks and expensive vacations, always with a photographer in tow. As others have said, he if wanted her around she would be. Suri seems better off in a one parent (including Katie’s family) situation.

    So, it is clear that he gave up his child for his cult. Says a lot about his character and none of it is good.

  9. B says:

    Maybe he hasn’t seen her as of late because she is just about taller than him, and that embarrasses him.

  10. RobN says:

    This whole story makes me sad. He could see that little girl any day he wanted and, regardless of what story she’s being told, she’s getting old enough to understand that dear old dad is simply choosing not to be around her. It’s a bad deal.

  11. Elfie says:

    She’s better of without that nut job. He chose a cult that tells him he is a god for money and publicity over his own daughter who actually loves him. What a stupid, empty, soulless man.

  12. potatopie says:

    Read “Going Clear” and, if that information is correct (which I think it is), according to their “rules” he can’t have anything to do with either Katie or Suri as they’re considered suppressive. Especially as he was not able to get Suri into Sea-Org and their form of “schooling” (ie: not brain-washed). I think Suri is better off without his involvement, especially since it would all be for photo-ops and probably not out of actual parental care and concern. I don’t think he is able to honestly care about someone other than himself and David M.

  13. lisa2 says:

    I have never bashed Tom for the Scientology associate.. I don’t understand it nor agree. But I don’t think we are going to see him taking Suri to any event. I strongly believe that Tom has had to follow the same path as all the other people in that organization. When he and Katie first split Tom kind of flaunted that he could still be with his daughter; but I would bet that others in the organization were not happy and felt that Tom’s high profile was getting special treatment; when they had to cut all ties with their family members when the left that “church”. Otherwise there would be no reason for Tom not to be with his daughter. Everyone knows Suri is his daughter. There is not reason for him to be camera shy when we have seen years of pictures of him and his daughter. So he has chosen the Church and is following the rules that they put on everyone else.

  14. Lol says:

    Seeing those pictures of Suri being dragged around late at night, hiding her face from the photographers, really brings home what a miserable life Katie managed to rescue her from.

  15. Jen says:

    This makes me so sad for her. All the pics of her clutching him while he’s smiling for the cameras. I’m so glad Katie has custody.

    And I’m still SO impressed with Katie’s ninja skills..burner phones, etc. The lady should have a statue in her honor, not just for escaping these mindf***s, but removing Suri from that influence altogether.

  16. Liberty says:

    THIS ———-> “nothing says “amazing, devoted father” like the phrase “killing two birds wtih one stone.”

    He is disgusting. Poor Suri. She’s lucky she has a caring mother who woke up and got her out of that wacky mess.

  17. taxi says:

    Taking a young child to ComicCon isn’t exactly quality time. He’s there to promote his projects, chat up the fans & other folks. That is the opposite of having any one-on-one time with a child. She’d talk more to bodyguards than to daddy-o.

  18. Grace says:

    As much as I hate Tom Cruise (never liked him even in his hey day) I do hope he sees Suri even if it is for publicity sake. The kid is too young to care whether its for show or not. She just probably just wants to be with her dad even if it is for a short while

  19. holly hobby says:

    Well if he does see her, he can no longer carry her like that! I’m sure she’s taller than him now! :p

    But really, she’s better off without this nutter.

  20. CF98 says:

    Radar Online isn’t a reliable source

    Regardless as I’ve always stated I don’t believe Tom is Suri’s biological father its why Katie got custody so easily and how easy it was for Tom to not care after she left him.

    Sure people bring up Connor/Isabella but he never claimed to be their biological parent like he did Suri. He wouldn’t want it to be public knowledge she isn’t his bio kid.

  21. Lisa says:

    He was always with his adopted kids, Isabella & Connor, which is why this behaviour seems so out of character. I wouldn’t be surprised if Katie prevents Tom seeing Suri. It’s the only thing that would make sense of it.

  22. No says:

    Tom gets a pass from me because Suri isn’t his biological daughter. I don’t get why he should be obligated to love the daughter of the a wife (and her ex boyfriend’s) whom he got on contract for half a decade. She gets the paycheck, Tom gets publicity and a straight, hetero male image. Fair game. Both adults need to shoulder the blame for putting a child like Suri in this mess.

  23. No says:

    Tom gets a pass from me because Suri isn’t his biological daughter. I don’t get why he should be obligated to love the daughter of the ex wife (and her ex boyfriend’s) whom he got on contract for half a decade. She gets the paycheck, Tom gets publicity and a straight, hetero male image. Fair game. Both adults need to shoulder the blame for putting a child like Suri in this mess.