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Tom Cruise

Lands on His Feet

7/9/2012 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0709_tom_cruise_plane_landing_splash_article_2It got bumpy for a while ... but Tom Cruise has finally returned to Earth.

Moments after Tom and Katie announced they reached a settlement in their divorce ... Cruise touched down in Mammoth, CA looking ... more single than usual.

Tom is reportedly in Mammoth to film scenes for his upcoming movie, "Oblivion."

As we previously reported, Tom and Katie hammered out their settlement in record time ... with both sides insisting they're excited to move on with their lives.

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61.

Namaste    

Smoothie

Explain why your cult left Lisa Mcpherson lying on the floor, covered in her own filth, dying of starvation, neglect and abuse in room 174 of the Fort Harrison.

806 days ago
62.

KDUB    

Has anyone considered that there was a 5 year marriage contract? This is widely known to be the case. Tom and Nicole had a 10 year one, but went a bit further. Tom and Katie's was 5 years, one child and all details of divorce were worked out before the marriage actually started. No one splits that much property and custody issues in a under 2 weeks without having details worked out prior.

806 days ago
63.

SSinOC    

Still think it was all about the cult despite how their people are spinning it? The bad daily PR had to stop quickly which it probably now has. If you don't hear anything further about the cult from her camp, then that was her ace and now part of a confidentiality agreement ending her 5 year contract.

806 days ago
64.

sierrarose    

Hey, I am happy if it just gets these two off the front pages for awhile.

806 days ago
65.

Open your eyes people!    

Katie agreed to marry Tom in exchange for an A-list Career. Look at A-list Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz.. Tom married all of them to cover up that he is gay. He just needs to come out. Nobody would care at this point. I bet the agreement was for 5 years and even the way it ended was planned in order to distract everyone from the truth. What a fast settlement.! If he doesn't come out, he will marry another young talented actress and promise her what he gave Nicole, Penelope, and Katie. Think about it.

806 days ago
66.

Wellington     

Harvey's speech about freedom of religion today was telling that Scientology put the fear of the God of Lawsuits into him .
Scientology waged a campaign against the IRS to get tax exempt status with constant lawsuits (2500), and by digging up dirt on IRS agents.
Scientology operatives committed infiltration, wiretapping, and theft of do***ents in government offices, most notably those of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Eleven highly-placed Church executives, including Mary Sue Hubbard (wife of founder L. Ron Hubbard and second-in-command of the organization), pleaded guilty or were convicted in federal court of obstructing justice, burglary of government offices, and theft of do***ents and government property. The case was United States v. Mary Sue Hubbard et al., 493 F.Supp. 209 (D.D.C. 1979)

806 days ago
67.

Wellington     

Scientology tried for 25 years to get tax exempt status and finally got it in 1993.

The Shadowy Story Behind Scientology's Tax-Exempt Status
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Scientology's lawyers hired private investigators to dig into the private lives of IRS officials and to conduct surveillance operations to uncover potential vulnerabilities, according to interviews and do***ents. One investigator said he had interviewed tenants in buildings owned by three IRS officials, looking for housing code violations. He also said he had taken do***ents from an IRS conference and sent them to church officials and created a phony news bureau in Washington to gather information on church critics. The church also financed an organization of IRS whistle-blowers that attacked the agency publicly.

The decision to negotiate with the church came after Fred T. Goldberg Jr., the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service at the time, had an unusual meeting with Miscavige in 1991. Scientology's own version of what occurred offers a remarkable account of how the church leader walked into IRS headquarters without an appointment and got in to see Goldberg, the nation's top tax official. Miscavige offered to call a halt to Scientology's suits against the IRS in exchange for tax exemptions.

After that meeting, Goldberg created a special committee to negotiate a settlement with Scientology outside normal agency procedures. When the committee determined that all Scientology entities should be exempt from taxes, IRS tax analysts were ordered to ignore the substantive issues in reviewing the decision, according to IRS memorandums and court files.

The IRS refused to disclose any terms of the agreement, including whether the church was required to pay back taxes, contending that it was confidential taxpayer information. The agency has maintained that position in a lengthy court fight, and in rejecting a request for access by The New York Times under the Freedom of Information Act. But the position is in stark contrast to the agency's handling of some other church organizations. Both the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and an affiliate of the Rev. Jerry Falwell were required by the IRS to disclose that they had paid back taxes in settling disputes in recent years."
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Cowen/essays/nytimes.html

806 days ago
68.

bearforce1    

@OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLE! set up a TMZ account 57 minutes ago. OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLE! is a scientologist or a scientology rent boy.

806 days ago
69.

bearforce1    

Tom Cruise has had to make a big sacrifice for his cult with this. I wonder if tom still loves his cult as much now.

Keep up the awareness and keep pushing for the removal of the tax/religious exemption for the cult of scientology.

806 days ago
70.

MICHAEL JACKSON/TOM CRUISE FAN FOR LIVE    

I know what Katie Holmes did this summer...... and I still know

806 days ago
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MICHAEL JACKSON/TOM CRUISE FAN FOR LIVE    

All for one one for all TOM CRUISE FAN FOR LIFE

806 days ago
72.

MICHAEL JACKSON/TOM CRUISE FAN FOR LIVE    

I STILL KNOW

806 days ago
73.

MICHAEL JACKSON/TOM CRUISE FAN FOR LIVE    

All for one one for all TOM CRUISE FAN FOR LIFE

806 days ago
74.

bearforce1    

Tom Cruise has had to make a big sacrifice for his cult with this. I wonder if tom still loves his cult as much now.
Keep up the awareness and keep pushing for the removal of the tax/religious exemption for the cult of scientology.

806 days ago
75.

tellmeaboutit     

Good. Now Tom can get on with whoever he was fooling around with when Kate found out about it. Ooops.

806 days ago
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