Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jul 2, 2012
July 2, 2012
TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES. As you know by now, TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES are divorcing. News broke last Friday that she filed the petition the day before. Cruise's publicist released a statement saying "Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children." Oh yeah, "Please allow them their privacy to work this out." She's also reportedly asking for sole custody of their daughter, SURI.
According to TMZ sources, the main reason behind Holmes' decision to split is Scientology. She's worried that Cruise is gonna start immersing Suri into the church now that she's all of six years old. That's also why Holmes is seeking sole custody and also why she filed the papers in New York, which doesn't like to award joint custody to "warring parents."
November would've marked the couple's sixth wedding anniversary. He's 49; she's 33. It's her first marriage and his third. He also has two adopted children from his 10-year marriage to NICOLE KIDMAN.
Cruise and Holmes have a prenup agreement that would entitle her to $15 million. And that's before even thinking about the result of a possible custody battle between the two.
ALEC BALDWIN said "I Do" to HILARIA THOMAS last Saturday at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York. People magazine reports the couple's star-studded guest list included TINA FEY, WOODY ALLEN, MARISKA HARTIGAY, ROBERT F. KENNEDY, Jr. and the groom's brothers, STEPHEN and BILLY. The bride wore a silk magnolia trumpet gown by Amsale and the designer dressed her mother as well as Alec's 16-year-old daughter, IRELAND, too. The missus works as a yoga instructor and began dating the cranky actor last summer. (Lee)
"I Do," too:
MICK JAGGER isn't the most conventional father, but played the part and gave his daughter, JADE, away at her weekend wedding. Us Weekly reports the rock princess met disc jockey ADRIAN FILLARY at the altar in Oxfordshire, England, where JERRY HALL, KATE MOSS and --of course-- her mother, BIANCA JAGGER, came out for the big day. The bride's two daughters with artist PIERS JACKSON, 20-year-old ASSISI and 17-year-old AMBA, served as bridesmaids. (Lee)
ADELE is trading in late nights on the town for two-a.m. feedings and an endless trail of dirty diapers. The chart-topper announced on her website that she's "delighted" to be expecting her first child with boyfriend SIMON KONECKI. Adele wanted fans to get the news straight from the source and hopes everyone will respect their privacy during this "precious time." (Lee)
Sucks to be you:
Maybe he should start advertising for belts.
WILLIAM SHATNER's pants slipped down at airport security, treating dozens of onlookers to a view of the former Captain Kirk's Star Fleet undergarments.
He'd been chosen for an individual security check and was wearing baggy clothes because he had a long flight from L-A to South Africa and wanted to be comfortable.
"It was awful to have people looking at me with my pants down," he says. "Probably the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to me."
Editor's note: dilithium cyrstals were showing, too, and he wasn't hiding his phaser, either. (Maiman)
JENNIFER LOPEZ has struck gold with her signature perfume line. The San Francisco Chronicle's "Daily Dish" gossip column reports the diva earns more than any other celebrity with her 18 scents that have raked in 80-million-bucks over the last decade. SARAH JESSICA PARKER came in as the second-biggest earner, followed by MADONNA, BRITNEY SPEARS and AVRIL LAVIGNE rounded out the top five. (Lee)
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