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Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes

Settlement

Talks Underway

7/7/2012 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tom Cruise
and Katie Holmes have called a temporary truce while their lawyers try to negotiate a full divorce settlement ... TMZ has learned.

Sources very familiar with the situation tell us ... there are NO immediate plans for either side to go to court. There will be no court hearing Monday, Tuesday or in the foreseeable future, unless the negotiations fall apart.

Sources tell us the lawyers are negotiating child custody, visitation, child support and a property settlement.

We're also told the whole settlement could be ratified in New York if all goes well.  In other words, there may not be a move by Tom's camp to transfer the case to California, where judges are more likely to award joint custody.

One source described the emotional state of the negotiations as "calm."

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Katie was spotted this morning in NYC, heading into her lawyer's office.

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76.

smoothie    

It appears all very TRIBAL here in this comment section.


"Lord Of The Flies" by William Golding, comes to mind.

Commenters with older than 100 days accounts are here as a tight knit closed protective group, talking about that TRIBE over there, high fiving each other to see who can insult and invalidate the other tribe/ group over there, wishing the other group harm, fearful of being infiltrated by them, you bully commenters with no consideration or thought, you view others over their as a threat to you sounding the alarm of site of anyone from outside of your clique, new accounts are all spied sent over from the enemy (to heck with the idea of social networking) you view yourself at war ...and what is really odd (to me) is that you all seem unaware of your own behaviour.


Anyone else see this tribal thing going on here?

801 days ago
77.

brad    

I bet Tom will sign his life away to prevent his all important Scientology crackpot "buddies" from looking bad. I bet Tom's good "buddies" at Scientology have all sorts of video and audio recordings of Tom doing his ridiculous "auditing" sessions where you basically confess to stuff like with Catholic priests. They probably have "the goods" on Tom about being bi-sexual and who knows what else.

I hear that Scientology runs on fear and intimidation as well as those big checks from celebrities and celebrity endorsements. They try to turn family members against each other and use the threat of never seeing their family again. Great, eh? They do this to force individual cult members into doing whatever the grand poo pah twerp cult leader David Miscavige and his cronies want.

Tom used those same fear, intimidation and "control freak" tactics on Katie until she finally had enough ... so here we are. Divorce settlement time. Thugs that use fear and intimidation tactics on others to get what they want shouldn't be surprised when people try to turn the tables on THEM and give the thugs a heavy dose of payback. Gangbangers know all about retaliation and payback. Scientology and the top cult leaders are similar to the Mafia. Maybe they should get on the internet and learn more about "karma" since they are supposedly such spiritually elite "Operating Thetans" or whatever.

801 days ago
78.

JustMyOpinionAu    

well he made bad movies, he treated his second wife really really badly while demonstrating his lack of understanding of what a good man and father is. But more to the point, Tom is a self promoter, he loves being in the spotlight, he rams his personal beliefs down peoples throats publicy and unasked and has verbally attacked and belittled anyone who has disagreed with him, eg Matt Laur or even Peter Overton in Australia. His choice to voice himself so stridently on all things as something of an "expert" gives people the right to form their own opinions on him, and it seems a lot of people just don't like his apparent character or lack thereof. That is their right as individuals, this is an entertainment gossip site, tom is an entertainer....an actor..a man with three failed marriages, he is not an expert on the human condition, he is not a saint.

801 days ago
79.

SSinOC    

Negative cult PR is the hot button here for Katie. That's probably why they are caving? She probably can't threaten to blow his gay cover ;) as there would be a strict confidentiality clause in that beard contract she signed. Sounds like she's playing this perfectly so far.

801 days ago
80.

Kari    

For Suri's sake, I hope this divorce just continues to be about her best interest. Make it quick and easy, and everyone else just stay out of it.

801 days ago
81.

backfire    

I remember when Katie Holmes was quoted in a magazine happily saying Tom and Nicole's two children were calling her mom. I wonder if she thinks about that now that she is walking in Nicole's shoes.

801 days ago
82.

RAYMOND    

SUGGESTION FOR TOM . DON'T MARRY AGAIN . IF YOU DEVIDE THE 5YEARS ( 60 MONTHS ) BY THE SETTLEMENT AMOUNT . THEN FIGURE WHAT IT COST YOU PER DAY TO HAVE HER IN YOUR LIFE . YOU WILL NEVER KNOW IF IT IS TRUE LOVE OR NOT .

801 days ago
83.

Barbara Wittwer    

WELL, DUH! Blinded by love, she was?? Didn't see this coming??? Who knew??? She should have known he was going to be a controlling, egomaniacal manipulator. Everything on his terms. Bet he'll only eat at Burger King.

801 days ago
84.

GMan    

It time for Tom to open the closet door and step on out. Along with the other famous one who are also part of the Scientology cult.

801 days ago
85.

TheBear    

I don't believe it's a matter of old tribe vs. new tribe, I think it's a matter of majority of opinion (right or wrong) vs. minority opinion (right or wrong). Anyone that extracts large sums of money is likely to be scrutinized by those with an interest in the process of extraction. IMO that is true whether the extractor is a church, a corporation, a highly paid individual, NGO, politician, etc.

The process of extraction creates a need for transparency. When any of the above groups began to accumulate wealth they can expect their level of transparency of actions and transactions to increasure commensurately.

801 days ago
86.

Sloane    

Cruise isn't surpid
he knows if he starts fighting too much now, that the public perceptiion of him will get even worse than it is right now
hence his box office may end up suffering
and his "good guy" image that he's worked so hard to cultivate will take a massive hit
people will side with Katie....meaning that they are siding against him and Scientology, as we perceive that they are one and the same- the foundation Katie's lawyers are building the divorce case on
..
at least that is my thought

801 days ago
87.

Jan    

Smart move by Tom's cult. He needs to get out of the news. I pray Katie and Suri stay SAFE after reading so many scary stories from X members.

801 days ago
88.

Joan K    

This is going to be very interesting to see how this thing plays out. Poor little Tommie is going to come out the loser on this, just my feeling.

801 days ago
89.

cassandra    

what a laugh, "calm", I would imagine that Tom Cruise and the so called church of ****ology are absolutely panic strickin by whatever this girl has on them. All power to Katie for taking Suri away from this crap. You can see how great a father Tom must be if he even selects which child he spends his 50th with (so, Suri your in for now but Connor and Isabella, sorry, no genetic connection so remember your second class status) - the guy is a turd, and I would rather have root canal than have to ever sit through any of his crap movies. Whatever Tom is into, Im sure he isnt gay, as that would be an insult to homosexual people everywhere, and I am certain they do not want him associated with them at all, hopefully he is a thetan, and that would explain him being a complete ass. Go Katie, all of Australia is behind you.

801 days ago
90.

SusanInFlorida    

This is the calm before the storm. Tom is hoping she will come back to him for the sake of his career which is now REALLY in the toilet. I heard Tom picked Katie from 3 women the cult chose for him. The other two girls ran when they found out what the cult was really about, but Katie had been idolizing Tom since she was a teenager, so this was her dream come true. He and the cult groomed her, but because she came from a good family, she finally saw the light. Tom's life will go downhill from here, Katie's will get better and better. Tom will have Wife #4, poor thing. Tom will never change - he will merely change partners!

801 days ago
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