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Tom Cruise I Never 'Abandoned' Suri Defends Parenting Skills in Lawsuit

11/6/2013 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Tom Cruise is declaring he's a damn good dad to Suri ... opening up for the first time about his divorce from Katie Holmes and how it affected his relationship with his daughter.

Cruise just filed docs in his $50 million lawsuit against the publisher of "Life & Style" and "In Touch" magazines for cover stories that claimed he "abandoned" Suri after divorcing Katie in June 2012.

In the docs, Cruise says ... "I have in no way cut Suri out of my life -- whether physically, emotionally, financially or otherwise."

He goes on to cite specific times he saw his daughter in person in the months following the divorce, and says ... "even during the times when I was working overseas and was not able to see Suri in person, we were (and continue to be) extremely close."

The docs are pretty revealing ... since Tom has said next to nothing publicly about the divorce from Katie.

Cruise admits he was busy shooting 2 movies when "In Touch" ran its headline, "Abandoned by Daddy" -- however he says, "As my numerous emails with Suri's mother during this time period demonstrate, I was a constant presence in Suri's life."

Tom's declaration continues ... "While I'm sure my daughter misses me when I am not with her (as I miss her), she is a very happy child, and we have a wonderful relationship and cheerful phone calls."

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Katie Holmes DAAAAAMN ... You Look Good.

10/9/2013 10:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Katie Holmes has broken out of her frumpy phase in a SERIOUS way ... strutting around the streets of NYC today looking downright sexy.

Of course, Katie has never really been unattractive, but there was a rough period ... right before she broke things off with Tom Cruise.

But after the two split in 2012, Katie began a Tiger Woods-style comeback ... in the hotness department ... going from a 9 back to a 10.

Nice work.

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Suri Cruise I Bwoke My Awm

8/30/2013 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0830_suri_cruise_gettyAttention citizens of Earth -- the adorable Suri Cruise has broken her arm ... so, altogether now ... Awwwwwww!

Tom Cruise's 7-year-old spawn snapped her limb recently -- proving she's much more like your average everyday 7-year-old than previously suspected.

Suri's mom Katie Holmes confirmed the injury to People magazine. She did not reveal any further details about how it happened, but you know Suri will have a seriously baller cast.

That is all. You may return to your lives now.

Suri Cruise Evidence of a Tiny BODY DOUBLE!!!

2/25/2013 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Call us suspicious ... or conspiracy theorists ... or whatever ... but we may have found proof that Suri Cruise is actually using a TINY BODY DOUBLE to fool the media!!!

Exhibit A -- Suri getting out of an SUV in NYC this weekend wearing a beanie, blue bubble jacket, leggings and brown Uggs.  

Exhibit B -- Another little girl who sorta looks like Suri getting out of the exact same SUV wearing an IDENTICAL OUTFIT ... with a different colored beanie.

So what does it all mean??? Is Suri trying to dupe the media? Is the other girl in on some sort of diabolical plot? Or ... are they just friends who like to wear the same clothes?

We know, that's ridiculous ... IT'S TOTALLY A BODY DOUBLE!!!

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Tom Cruise Files $50 Mil Lawsuit Over Mag Claiming He Abandoned Suri

10/24/2012 10:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tom Cruise just filed a $50 million lawsuit against Life & Style and In Touch magazines, claiming the mags defamed him by reporting he had abandoned 6-year-old Suri.

In the lawsuit, filed in L.A. federal court, Tom takes issue with the July 30th cover of Life & Style, which reads, "SURI IN TEARS, ABANDONED BY HER DAD" -- as well as the October 1st cover of In Touch, which shows a picture of Suri above the headline, "ABANDONED BY DADDY."

According to the suit, Tom claims the mags' headlines are FALSE -- insisting, he "loves his daughter dearly and would never abandon her."

Tom is suing for $50 million plus punitive damages for defamation and invasion of privacy. 

In Touch and Life & Style are sister magazines owned by the same publishing company Bauer Publishing.

Cruise's lawyer, Bert Fields says:

"Tom is a caring father who dearly loves Suri.  She's a vital part of his life and always will be.  To say he has 'abandoned' her is a vicious lie.  To say it in lurid headlines with a tearful picture of Suri is reprehensible."

Fields goes on:  "Tom doesn't go around suing people.  He's not a litigious guy.  But when these sleaze peddlers try to make money with disgusting lies about his relationship with his child, you bet he's going to sue."

Fields goes on to bash the mags, saying, "These serial defamers are foreign owned companies with their global headquarters in Hamburg.  They take money from unsuspecting Americans by selling their malicious garbage.   Having to pay a libel judgment may slow them down."

Fields says any money Tom gets from the mags will go to charity.

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Tom Cruise Divorce Settlement I Got Out Cheap!

8/24/2012 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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walked away with nothing other than rather modest child support in her divorce from Tom Cruise ... and we at TMZ have the breakdown.

Sources familiar with documents filed with the court tell TMZ ... Katie got no lump sum payout, which is consistent with the prenup which essentially shuts her out of Tom's $250 million fortune.

As for spousal support ... Katie got zip.

Katie will get money for child support, but it's way less than a judge could have ordered. According to the settlement, Tom must pay Katie $400,000 a year in child support. That comes to $33,333.33 a month. The money will be paid by electronic transfer.

Tom must pay Suri's support for the next 12 years -- until she turns 18. All tolled, that comes to $4.8 million.

Tom must also pay Suri's expenses, including medical, dental, insurance, education, college and extracurricular costs.

And ... both Tom and Katie agree that Suri will NOT attend a "residential school" from now through her high school years. Translation -- she can't be shipped off to boarding school -- Scientology or otherwise.

Katie could have gotten more child support under New York law if the case went to trial, but both she and Tom decided to settle quickly.

We reported early on ... Katie said she wanted nothing from Tom other than a divorce -- well that's exactly what she got.

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Tom Cruise & Suri At the Happiest Place on This Earth!

7/31/2012 12:10 PM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
0731_tom_cruise_suri_TMZIt was father-daughter bonding time as Tom Cruise transported his adorable little girl Suri Cruise to another world ... Disney World in Orlando on Monday.

Despite the very public breakup of his marriage to Katie Holmes, we're told Tom and Suri managed to enjoy some of that "meaningful and significant contact" he got in the divorce settlement while riding the Magic Carpets of Aladdin and the Jungle Cruise at the Magic Kingdom.

This trip to Florida comes just two weeks after Tom and Suri were spotted helicoptering around NYC together.

Tom Cruise SPEAKS!!!!!

7/28/2012 3:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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TOM CRUISE SPOKE TO US!!! TOM CRUISE SPOKE TO US!!! TOM CRUISE SPOKE TO US!!! TOM CRUISE SPOKE TO US!!!


Yes, it's true ... this afternoon outside Taverna Tony in Malibu, our photog asked Tom how he was doing ... and he said, "Good."

It's not much, but it is the first time Tom has talked on camera since his split from Katie Holmes ... who just last night topped Tom by uttering three words to our photog in NYC.

A chatty bunch, aren't they?

Katie Holmes SPEAKS!!!!!

7/28/2012 6:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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KATIE HOLMES SPOKE TO US!!! KATIE HOLMES SPOKE TO US!!! KATIE HOLMES SPOKE TO US!!! KATIE HOLMES SPOKE TO US!!!

Yes, it's true ... last night outside the NoMad Hotel in New York City, our photog asked Katie how dinner was and she said, "Great, thank you." It's not much, but it's the first time Katie has talked on camera since her split from Tom Cruise. It counts, right?

The video is also interesting because Katie walked out with no security and no car waiting for her -- she hopped in a cab instead. 

Ain't freedom grand?

Tom Cruise Lashes Out at 'Abandoning Suri' Story

7/18/2012 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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has had it with reports he's a bad dad, and his lawyer is calling one of the mags on the carpet.

Attorney Bert Fields just fired off an email, attacking "Life & Style," for what he says is "a bogus cover headline that Suri has been 'ABANDONED BY HER DAD.'"

Fields says, "That, as anyone knows who saw their photos together yesterday and today, is a disgusting, vicious lie." Fields goes on, "Until this week, Tom was shooting a film on location, but he spoke to Suri every day."

Fields adds, "He's with Suri right now; and he was with her the day before Life & Style trumpeted their cruelly false accusation. Tom dearly loves Suri and the last thing he would ever do is abandoned her."

Katie Holmes SPINNING 'Cause Tom Has Suri!

7/18/2012 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Katie Holmes was tight-lipped on the streets of New York this AM ... sans Suri.

As her 6-year-old daughter took a chopper ride with her 50-year-old estranged husband ... Katie went to SoulCycle for a little spinning.

Katie spins a lot ... at least that's what Tom's people say.

Tom Cruise & Suri Sleepover at Daddy's Place

7/18/2012 9:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tom Cruise capped off his first day back with Suri with a fancy sleepover at his swanky Manhattan hotel ... and now the father-daughter duo is all set for another day of fun, excitement and helicopters.

Tom just left The Greenwich Hotel ... with Suri wrapped up in his arms. Seems Cruise is doing everything in his power to make sure Suri feels comfortable:

Security blanket? Check.
Dolly? Check.
Stuffed animal? Check.

We're told Tom rented out 3 suites for himself and staff ... so they had all sorts of room to play and hang out.

As for today ... Tom and Suri just boarded a chopper ... and we're told the two have an action-packed day ahead of them.

Tom Cruise & Suri Daddy Chauffeur Reporting for Duty

7/17/2012 4:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tom Cruise looked just like any other dad -- who's world famous and watched by dozens of paparazzi -- as he took his daughter to gymnastics moments ago in NYC.

Suri Cruise had her head buried in Tom's shoulder as they left the Greenwich Hotel, and walked through a gauntlet of photogs and fans to get to their SUV.

Cameras were also waiting as they arrived a few minutes later at Chelsea Piers for Suri's gymnastics class.

Father and daughter had a full day of QT to catch up at his hotel room. Lots to talk about!

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