According to Forbes, Tom Cruise has made over $240 million since he married Katie Holmes in 2006(*), so while there are no specific details about what she’s getting paid for her shockingly fast and civil (in this case meaning no leaks to the tabloids about her thoughts on Scientology) divorce settlement from Tom Cruise, suffice to say it will be a lot.
“I probably make the estimate between $20 million to, maybe, 40, 20 to 50,” celebrity family attorney Lisa Helfend Meyer told Celebuzz. “A reasonable range, to me, would be between $20 and 30 [million]. Plus, she gets her child support. In California, it’s usually 7-10% of a person’s income — which, in [Cruise's] case, would make it exorbitant.”
Ok but it’s not really a good sign when someone gives you an estimate and the last number is 2.5 times the first. “Did you get a good look at the suspect?” “Yes. He was about 6 feet tall. Maybe 15. He was between 6 and 15 feet tall.”
(*) $75 million last year, $22M in 2010, $33M in 2009, $13M in 2008, $31M in 2007, and $67M in 2006. The $30M in 2005, the year they started dating, would bring the total to $271 million.
When Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, it was immediately followed by dire predictions about how long and nasty the settlement would be. Well now we have the answer: “12 days” and “not at all”.
Though no specific details are known just yet, People says an arrangement has been reached, Cruise and Holmes have both signed it, and…
“Sources close to both sides say that Cruise and Holmes were working on an arrangement in which Suri lives in New York with her mother and her father is given generous visitation rights.”
It was thought that Holmes did want to live in New York to get Suri away from Scientology, so this is perhaps the best she could have hoped for. Unfortunately for her Scientology has intergalactic spaceships, our puny Earth borders mean nothing to them. Seize her you fools, she’s escaping! Find her and the child at once, and cast them into the Pit of Sorrow!
(image source of katie and suri back at the children’s museum of the arts in new york today = fame/flynet)
I hope that headline didn’t imply that I know all the latest developments in the divorce between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Oh my God this stupid thing is so confusing, and there’s like a billion stories on it every day!
CRUISE WILL FILE RIVAL DIVORCE PAPERS – probably in California, and may ask for full custody of Suri. Did you know you’re not allowed to bluff when asking for full custody, and you actually have to keep the kid? Holy shit did I learn that the hard way. (bbc)
HOLMES WILL BE IN FAMILY COURT – on July 17 in New York City at an order to show cause hearing. Which has something to do with custody and child support. Like all legal talk, the explanation just looks like they typed random words in no particular order. (e!)
THE NIECE OF DAVID MISCAVIGE – who is the leader of Scientology and the guy who set Cruise up with Holmes, says Katie is right to be scared of what Scientology will do to Suri. “My experience in growing up in Scientology is that it is both mentally and at times physically abusive.” Also there’s very little Science going on, despite what the name may lead you to believe. (nydn)
THE DIVORCE IS NOT ABOUT SCIENTOLOGY – according to someone close to Cruise. And it must be true because why would he lie? (tmz)
KATIE TOOK SURI TO THE CHILDRENS MUSEUM OF THE ARTS – in New York today, and she was crying a little. Is that because of the divorce? Is it because I was just off camera in a werewolf mask, pointing at her and then stabbing at the air with a knife? Both? (image source = splash)
Everyone agrees that Tom Cruise is a member of a scary cult that takes advantage of people, and that’s very bad, but his new movie is directed by Christopher McQuarrie who wrote ‘the Usual Suspects’ and wrote and directed ‘The Way of the Gun’, which is THE SINGLE GREATEST MOVIE EVER MADE. So if Tom Cruise is what it takes to get a new Christopher McQuarrie movie than he could be in the fucking Manson Family for all I care. Go ahead, brainwash his kid, I don’t even like kids, I would probably brainwash them too so who am I to judge.
Rather than hide and let things build up into some weird frenzy, Katie Holmes moved on with her life today, taping a guest judge appearance on ‘Project Runway: All Stars’ at the Parsons School for Design in New York. It’s her first public appearance since her divorce to Tom Cruise was announced on Friday.
Which is good because there’s no word on when her next public appearance might be. It really all depends on how soon Scientology can kidnap her. They’ll fly her to their fortress inside a volcano on a secret island, but once they break her will again she’ll do plenty of interviews. No question will be off limits, but every answer will be, “I… love … Tom… Cruise Tom Cruise is great.”
It would be easy to paint Scientology as some scary cult that has given Katie Holmes no choice but to divorce Tom Cruise, and that’s because Scientology is a scary cult that has given Katie Holmes no choice but to divorce Tom Cruise.
So here’s a timeline explaining how we got here, and it’s kinda long but don’t skip to the end without paying me or else you’ll die of pneumonia (I’m just like Scientology).