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!!!
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.
Katie Holmes 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.
It 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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!
10:45 AM PST: We're told Tom is taking Suri to Chelsea Piers later today for her gymnastics lesson. As for how Tom picked Suri up ... we're told he went to Katie's apartment, but he never saw his soon-to-be ex-wife. He was inside the apartment for less than 5 minutes.
Tom Cruise has reunited with his daughter for the first time since Katie Holmes filed for divorce last month.
Tom wrapped his latest movie shoot and flew to New York City, where we're told he'll be spending several days with his 6-year-old daughter. This pic (above) shows Tom carrying Suri into The Greenwich Hotel.
Sources tell TMZ ... Tom will have no contact with Katie. Suri will be picked up and taken back with the help of intermediaries.
The picture (below) shows Tom's sister, Cass, bearing gifts as she enters the hotel.
We're told Tom is "sad but not bitter" about the way things have gone down. Nevertheless, it looks like there is radio silence between Tom and Katie.
Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise got trashed last night -- their Mercedes-Benz limousine was sideswiped by a giant garbage truck in New York City.
Cops say Tom Cruise's daughter and soon-to-be-ex-wife were not hurt when the truck scraped the left rear fender of their Mercedes. We're told Katie and Suri's driver was the only other person in the car.
The accident happened on 33rd Street -- not far from Chelsea Piers ... where Katie had just picked up Suri from a gymnastics lesson.
Cops tell us no one was cited, and there was only minor damage. Both parties exchanged info ... and went on their way.
He may have been only acting, but Tom Cruise got a little lovin' from someone other than Katie Holmes yesterday ... smooching co-star Olga Kurylenko on the set of their movie "Oblivion."
We're no body language experts or anything, but he doesn't seem to be having a good time. So we ask ...
Tom Cruise did not pay Katie Holmes a lump sum in his divorce settlement, but he will pay handsomely in the child support department ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ.
Our well-connected sources tell us ... reports that Katie scored $50 million are "ridiculous." We're told she did not get a lump sum of money at all. As we previously reported, Katie signed a prenup which gave her goose eggs by ending the marriage. And, sources connected with Katie have been telling us from day 1 that she was not after his money. As one source put it, "She has her own money."
We do know, however, that Tom is paying "a lot of money" in the form of child support. Tom will be making regular payments for 12 years. Our sources say all tolled, Tom will be paying "more than $10 million" in child support, though no one would be more specific.
It's one of his most famously bizarre moments -- Tom Cruise jumping up and down on Oprah's couch ... on national TV -- but surprisingly, the big O doesn't think the outburst had ANY effect on his marriage.
Oprah was out in DC yesterday, when she was asked if Tom's infamous 2005 couch stunt damaged his relationship with Katie Holmes -- and she burst out laughing ... calling the mere notion "ridiculous."
In case you forgot, Tom had been dating Katie just over a month at the time ... and exploded on Oprah's show, explaining how head-over-heels he was about his new girl.
But here's the thing -- the incident is widely cited as evidence that Scientology had fundamentally changed Tom Cruise ... for the worse ... so it's not crazy to wonder if Katie saw red flags from the get go.
You gotta watch the clip -- Oprah's reaction is hilarious ... even Gayle gets involved.
Tom Cruise did NOT settle his divorce with Katie Holmes because he feared she might spill secrets about the actor -- this according to Tom's lawyer.
Attorney Bert Fields scoffs at reports claiming Tom was fearful of what Katie might reveal, telling TMZ, "Tom had nothing to hide and did nothing in the agreement to hide anything. People are just making this stuff up."
As for the child custody arrangement, it appears Tom will indeed have the "significant" contact with Suri that we reported about last week. Fields said, "Tom will definitely have a meaningful relationship with his daughter, but I can't talk about specifics of the agreement."
Fields said Tom's primary concern in the settlement was Suri and added Tom was "pleased we could work out how Suri will be treated and dealt with."
And, on the subject of Katie Holmes, Fields said, "I don't think Tom is bitter. He's sad it came to this," adding, "The media firestorm which is replete with bogus information is unpleasant for him."