Fact: Tom Cruise made his first public appearance following the death of his mother last month (Feb17) when he met British royal Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace in London on Wednesday (08Mar17). The actor and the Queen's husband stepped out in support of Homeward Bound, a British youth charity which this year (17) celebrates its 75th anniversary.
Fact: The sixth instalment in the Mission: Impossible franchise has been given a release date of 27 July 2018. Tom Cruise is set to return as Ethan Hunt and it will be written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who helmed the previous Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Actors Rebecca Ferguson and Jeremy Renner are also rumoured to return.
Tweet: “I've always heard that Tom Cruise is tirelessly positive and upbeat and I'd love to work with him one day. I think I could break him.” Actress Anna Kendrick thinks she has what it takes to wipe the smile of Tom’s face. As well as being famed for his positive nature and the time he spends signing autographs on the red carpet, action man Tom also likes to do his own stunts in movies like Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, which is currently in post-production.
Fact: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation star Rebecca Ferguson has signed on to team up with another of Tom Cruise's action co-stars, Emily Blunt, in the much-anticipated adaptation of The Girl on the Train. Ferguson will play the wife of Blunt's ex-husband in the film.
Quote: "Now this is the fifth one. It's pretty amazing because it's the one, I thought, if I could keep making these kinds of movies... We're starting to work on (the sixth) now. We'll probably start shooting it next summer." Action star Tom Cruise is beginning to brainstorm for ideas for Mission: Impossible 6, just as the fifth instalment of his franchise, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION, opens in cinemas.
Fact: Actor Tom Cruise showed off his lip syncing skills on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (27Jul15), when he faced off with host Jimmy Fallon. The Mission: Impossible star started the competition with The Weeknd's Can't Feel My Face, before teasing a performance of his iconic Risky Business scene, in which he dances in his underwear to Old Time Rock and Roll. He then launched into Meat Loaf's Paradise by the Dashboard Light and dueted with Fallon on the Righteous Brothers' You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', while they serenaded a lucky female audience member.
Quote: "If I can figure it out, if all of us can figure it out, it'd be fun to do; I'd like to fly those jets again. But we got to do all the jets practical, no CGI on the jets... If we can figure all that out and the Department of Defense will allow us to do it, that would be fun." Tom Cruise is up for a Top Gun sequel.
Fact: Niall Horan dressed up as Tom Cruise in 1986 action drama TOP GUN for British TV presenter LAURA WHITMORE's 1985-themed birthday party over the weekend (03-04May15). He donned the famous khaki jumpsuit and sunglasses for the London bash.
Fact: Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Cruise and Chris Pine were among the Hollywood stars who turned out for a special party celebrating fashion brand Giorgio Armani in Italy on Wednesday night (29Apr15). The A-list guests at the design house's 40th anniversary celebrations in Milan also included Tina Turner, Sophia Loren, Janet Jackson and Glenn Close, while Boy George played a DJ set.
Fact: Actor Tom Cruise added a little star power to the women's college basketball Final Four semi-finals in Tampa, Florida on Sunday (05Apr15), when he joined his son Connor to watch the University of Connecticut take on the University of Maryland. The father and son were spotted enjoying the game from a suite as the Maryland Terrapins fell to the Connecticut Huskies 81-58. The Huskies will now take on the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish in the championship game on Tuesday night (07Apr15).
Fact: Tom Cruise's upcoming fifth MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE film has been titled MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION. The action thriller, which was shot in Europe, will open in movie theatres from late July (15).
Fact: Tom Cruise has put his sprawling Los Angeles home on the market for just under $13 million (£8.7 million).
Fact: Tom Cruise took time out of filming the latest Mission: Impossible installment in London to have dinner with his former girlfriend Penelope Cruz on Wednesday night (11Feb15). The pair dined at Scott's Restaurant in the Mayfair district with actress Salma Hayek. Cruise and Cruz dated for three years until 2004.
Fact: The release date for Tom Cruise's latest Mission: Impossible instalment has been moved up five months from Christmas Day (25Dec15) to 31 July (15). Mission: Impossible 5 will now face off against the remake of another action thriller, Point Break, which was originally released in 1991.
Fact: Tom Cruise's daughter Isabella has become a hairdresser in London after completing a 30-week course at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. The 21 year old is now working as a trainee at a salon in the exclusive Knightsbridge neighbourhood.
Fact: Tom Cruise was originally cast as Ren in the hit 1984 film Footloose, but he had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts and Kevin Bacon took his place. The movie's producers, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, say Cruise was extremely disappointed he wasn't able to take on the dance film, telling them, "My one regret is that I didn't get to do Footloose."
Fact: Tom Cruise has placed his sprawling Telluride, Colorado estate on the market for a whopping $59 million (£37 million). The movie star designed and built the 10,000-square-foot house on 298 acres in 1994. It features four bedrooms, a library, a state-of-the-art gym and a three-bedroom guest house.
Quote: "I'm a very loving person. Of course I'm open to finding love again... What I've come to understand is that your dreams will happen, but they might not happen when you want them to. There are some things you just have to wait for." Katie Holmes is patient when it comes to finding love following her split from Tom Cruise in 2012.
Quote: "I'm working out with Cruise at the moment! We're doing Mission: Impossible 5 in Marrakech and myself and Tom and Rebecca Ferguson, who is our leading lady, are working out every day. We're doing these challenges, it's a lot of fun, a little competitive, gotta say. He's 52... always got his shirt off, it's very annoying!" British actor Simon Pegg is in tip top shape thanks to his regular training sessions with Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise.
Fact: Fans of hit Bbc motoring show Top Gear will be given the chance to test out the racing track previously used by stars such as Tom Cruise and Hugh Jackman. Visitors to the track in Surrey, England have the choice of either completing a lap themselves or being taken for a spin by the show's famous racing driver, known only as The Stig.
Fact: Tom Cruise travelled more than 1,000 miles (1,770 kilometres) across Japan in one day on Thursday (26Jun14) to visit three cities to promote sci-fi movie Edge Of Tomorrow. He began in Osaka, then flew to Fukuoka before heading to the capital Tokyo. In May (14), Cruise completed the much larger feat of three international premieres in 24 hours. He and co-star Emily Blunt travelled from London to Paris, France and New York.
Fact: Tom Cruise and David Beckham thrilled revellers at a London pub on Monday (23Jun14) by meeting up for a drink. The pair, which became close friends after the soccer icon moved to the U.S. in 2007, was seen drinking red wine and Guinness during their night out at The Cow pub in Notting Hill.
Quote: "I used to push Tom over just to see him fall down... He would be on his back... You need three people to get him up again!" British actress Emily Blunt loved to mess around with her Edge Of Tomorrow co-star Tom Cruise while they were wearing their heavy movie armour. The metal suits weighed a hefty 85 pounds (38.5 kilograms).
Quote: "It took a lot of (practise)... I mean I couldn't do it in the beginning, it took a lot of training to do it... I remember when I was holding it and we were kinda rehearsing the scene, and Tom took a little too long coming in with his line, it was the only time I snapped at him during the shoot. I was like, 'Yep, you've gotta come in quicker with the line because I can't hold it for that long.' And he was like, 'Oh my God, I'm so sorry.'" Actress Emily Blunt had to scold her Edge Of Tomorrow with co-star Tom Cruise after struggling to hold a difficult yoga pose, which involved balancing her whole body on the palm of one hand, during filming.
Quote: "I try to watch a film every day... I'll watch scenes of films the way some people will listen to, just like, tracks of music... I'll pull up scenes just to look at how they shot it... like the opening monologue of Patton or the scene between Brando and Pacino (in The Godfather)... I'll admire the structure of the scene, the performance... I just love movies." Tom Cruise is a student of Hollywood.
Quote: "By the time we got to New York... I am not responsible for what I said in that last premiere. I don't know what I said. My lips were numb." Tom Cruise was shattered after walking three red carpets in Paris, France, London and New York in a day to promote his new film Edge of Tomorrow.
Quote: "I don't know. People have been talking about it but it's no closer to being true, but we have been talking about coming up with a story and a script - we'll see." Tom Cruise is still holding out hope for a sequel to his hit 1986 film Top Gun.
Quote: "I'm working on the next mission soon and we're shooting it here in London. We haven't come up with a title yet. Hopefully I'll come up with a good one before the movie is finished." Tom Cruise is heading to London to film the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise.
Fact: Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt will launch their new sci-fi action movie Edge of Tomorrow by attending three international premieres in a day. The stars and director Doug Liman will hit red carpets in London, New York, and Paris, France on 28 May (14). The final screening of the day, which takes place in New York, begins at 11.59pm - on the 'edge of tomorrow'. The jet-setting trip will interact with fans as they travel between the three cities.
Fact: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's adopted daughter Bella has a new look for the New Year - she has shaved her hair into a crew cut and dyed it red. She showed off her latest style during a trip to Disney World in Florida last weekend (21-22Dec13) as she celebrated her 21st birthday with brother Connor and their friends.
Fact: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' daughter Suri is sporting a mystery new injury - a black eye. The seven year old was photographed heading to school in New York with the bruise on Friday (06Dec13), three months after she broke her right arm.
Fact: Tom Cruise will introduce his Tropic Thunder co-star Ben Stiller when the funnyman adds his hand and footprints to the pavement outside Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre next month (Dec13). Cruise received the hand and footprint honour in 1992.
Quote: "Tom Cruise was awesome. He was the first guy I kissed and had sex with on film. But not in real life. Maybe kissing in real life... I pretended it was real." Gina Gershon dishes about her on-screen love interest Tom Cruise in 1988's hit film, Cocktail.
Quote: "(Winning a prestigious Oscar) can show you the emptiness of your own life, which is kind of what it showed me. I was having professional success and my personal life was struggling." Actress Nicole Kidman's big win for her role in The Hours in 2003 was overshadowed by her divorce from ex-husband Tom Cruise.
Tweet: "If I ever find the person who hit my car last night in the parking lot while I was at dinner... Gonna wish you didn't." Tom Cruise's son Connor is fuming after discovering a dent in his car.
Tweet: "I never thought I'd say this on the internet: Too many of you have been too kind for me to respond individually. Many, many thanks. Mi5". Filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie is overwhelmed by fans' positive response to his appointment as the director of Tom Cruise's next MiSSION: Impossible movie. The pair previously worked together on Jack Reacher.
Fact: Hollywood legend Tom Cruise made his first ever appearance at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego, California on Saturday (20Jul13) to promote new movie Edge Of Tomorrow.
Tweet: "Happy Birthday Tom!!! Hope you enjoyed your day yesterday! Warm wishes from Serbia!" Tom Cruise's Oblivion co-star Olga Kurylenko sends her best wishes following the actor's 51st birthday on Wednesday (03Jul13).
Quote: "I had just the greatest lovers ever... He was in the Top 5." Pop icon Cher ranks her former flame Tom Cruise as one of her best lovers. The pair enjoyed a fling in the 1980s, before he shot to Hollywood superstardom.
Fact: 50 Cent is to join Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams and Jerry Bruckheimer at an upcoming Hollywood producers' workshop. Movie fans keen to learn more about the top movie job will attend the Produced by Conference 2013 event at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles on 8 and 9 June (13).
Fact: Tom Cruise and David Beckham gave the Los Angeles Kings a little superstar support as they skated towards the Stanley Cup Western Conference finals on Tuesday night (28May13). Justin Bieber was also spotted in the crowd at the big ice hockey game with the San Jose Sharks, which the home team won to progress to the competition's semi-final stage.
Fact: Tom Cruise, Mark Wahlberg and Sidney Poitier are among the stars who helped media magnate Sumner Redstone celebrate his 90th birthday on Monday (27May13) during a lavish 1930s-themed bash at his Beverly Hills, California home.
Fact: Tom Cruise caused a stir among tourists as he visited the Great Wall of China near Beijing on Thursday (09May13) The movie star is in the country to promote the release of his new action film Oblivion, which opens there on Friday (10May13).
Quote: "He went to the top of a mountain in Hawaii and for weeks he recorded sunrises, sunsets, cloud formations... and then what we did on the set, we had massive screens all the way around and he projected those scenes. That's what lit the whole set... It was the most peaceful, beautiful set I've ever been on. You felt like you were in the clouds." Tom Cruise on the extremes Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski went to to give his new sci-fi movie a sky-high feel.
Quote: "Done already. All done. I take care of the kids early... You have to plan ahead for these things. It's all done and all celebrated." Tom Cruise has already celebrated his daughter Suri's birthday. His little girl turns seven on Thursday (18Apr13).
Fact: Celebrity pilot Tom Cruise owns a P-51 plane from the Tuskegee training squadron.
Quote: "He's got his new album out and (it's) awesome." Tom Cruise is a big David Bowie fan.
Quote: "The sun never set when we were there, so we would shoot all day and then kinda go on adventures... We went snowmobiling in a glacier, rappelled into a volcano." Tom Cruise on filming new movie Oblivion in Iceland.
Quote: "They gave me the motorcycle, I got to keep the motorcycle, but they didn't give me the bubbleship." Tom Cruise on landing the bike his character rides in new sci-fi blockbuster Oblivion.
Fact: Tom Cruise's one-time movie wife Kathryn Morris is pregnant with twins. The 44-year-old Minority Report star, who also led the cast of Tv drama Cold Case, and her boyfriend Johnny Messner will become first-time parents in September (13).
Fact: Hollywood heavyweight Tom Cruise stepped behind the bar at the famous Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday (03Apr13) to pour himself a pint of the dry stout after taking a private tour of the brewery with actress Olga Kurylenko, his co-star in new movie Oblivion.
Quote: "Who wouldn't want to do something like that? I'm going to let a couple of other people test it out first but it would be great. I was always hoping when I was a kid that we would be travelling to different planets by now." Hollywood star Tom Cruise is keen to journey into space aboard a Virgin Galactic flight.
Fact: Tom Cruise has become the first Hollywood star to set up a page on the popular Russian social network Vkontakte. The movie star steered Twitter.com followers to his new page on the site by writing "See you there!" in Russian. Vkontakte, which means In Contact, dominates the Russian social media market.
Fact: Regina King and Tom Cruise have more than their 1996 movie Jerry Maguire in common - both their sons are Djs. Cruise's kid Connor books gigs under the name Dj C-Squared and King's 17-year-old son Ian Alexander spins records as Dj ID Required.
Quote: "He did it! He trapped me in that telephone box. How could you stand that? But just working with him was so much fun." Tom Cruise reveals Dustin Hoffman broke wind for real while they were crammed in a tight space together during a scene in their 1988 film Rain Man.
Quote: "It was an amazing experience. I've driven through there before but to land a helicopter with the Raf was amazing. I blew the first take because I was smiling so much. I was so thrilled by the whole thing." Tom Cruise was overwhelmed to film action scenes for his new movie All You Need Is Kill in London's iconic Trafalgar Square.
Fact: Lee Child, the creator of Tom Cruise's new movie character Jack Reacher, has a cameo role as a police desk sergeant in the film.
Quote: "I've been here for almost five months. I love it here. I've made so many films here and the time I've spent, it's wonderful, you've got so many great crews here, great craftsmen. Of course, I've worked with so many of the actors here and it's a wonderful place to live." Tom Cruise enjoyed living in London for five months while filming new movie All You Need Is Kill.
Fact: The city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is set to host its first ever Hollywood premiere when Tom Cruise's new action movie Jack Reacher is debuted there on 15 December (12). Cruise and co-stars Robert Duvall and Rosamund Pike will walk the red carpet in Pittsburgh, where the majority of the blockbuster was shot.
Quote: "Tom has always been nothing but professional and sweet and open and a lot of fun for me to be around. He's a doll." Actress Emily Blunt commends her recently-divorced All You Need Is Kill co-star Tom Cruise for holding it together while dealing with his split from Katie Holmes.
Fact: Proud dad Tom Cruise was in the audience for his teenage son Connor's DJ gig at London's Chinawhite nightclub on Thursday (23Aug12). Connor is currently on tour in Europe.
Fact: Tom Cruise's son Connor thrilled movie and fantasy fans at Comic-Con in San Diego, California on Thursday night (12Jul12) when he performed a DJ set at the party launch for Resident Evil 6. The teenager flew to the convention from his dad's Oblivion movie set in Mammoth Lakes, California, where he was spotted earlier this week (beg09Jul12), to spin records under his pseudonym Dj C-Squared for industry executives and revellers at the Capcom-sponsored bash.
Fact: Actor Tom Cruise, who recently finalised his divorce with estranged wife Katie Holmes, received a welcome pick-me-up while shooting the movie Oblivion in Los Angeles on Wednesday (11Jul12) - his 17-year-old son Connor paid a visit to the set to offer his dad some support. Photographs obtained by UsMagazine.com show the pair smiling and chatting in between takes.
Tweet: "I'd like to wish a very Happy Birthday today to an awesome actor and person, Tom Cruise. Hope your day is great one!" BRET MICHAELS sends his best wishes to the Tom Cruise star on his 50th birthday on Tuesday (03Jul12).
Fact: All three of Tom Cruise's wives were 33 when their marriages to the Top Gun star ended. Katie Holmes filed divorce papers in New York last week (ends29Jun12).
Quote: "In the '80s I was on movie sets. I was so focused on films and studying movies and learning about how films are made. I wasn't really part of that world. I missed that. I was living in a different part of the '80s. To go back and look at it, it was wild." Tom Cruise stretched himself to play wildman singer Stacee Jaxx in Rock Of Ages because he's never been a big partier.
Quote: "She goes to Kate's set and there's the hair and the make-up and it's a very nice set. Then Suri comes to my sets and she's got to wear a hard helmet and there's explosions going off and dad's all bloody and bruised!" Tom Cruise chose to play made-up rock star Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages to give his daughter Suri a safer on-set experience.
Quote: "When I had the eyeliner on, and the painted nails, she was a little taken aback by that. She was like, 'What is happening to my daddy?'" Tom Cruise admits his young daughter Suri wasn't a fan of his Rock of Ages look at first.
Quote: "I am sorry to hear of her of her passing. She was a lovely person." Tom Cruise on the death of actress Janet Carroll, who played his mother in Risky Business. Carroll died in New York Wednesday (23May12).
Quote: "Everything she does, she does with this beautiful creativity... One week I said to her, 'You've been up in the middle of the night. Is everything OK?' She smiled and then threw this thing on my desk and said, 'I wrote this script'. She wanted to try it, and she did." Tom Cruise is proud of his talented wife Katie Holmes.
Quote: "I knew I could hold a tune. I sang in a glee club when I was 14 years old and in a high school musical. But I never had a singing lesson." Tom Cruise on his singing skills prior to signing on to play rocker Stacee Jaxx in upcoming movie musical Rock of Ages.
Quote: "I've always had a work ethic. I've had paying jobs since I was about eight years old - cutting grass, raking leaves, paper routes (rounds), selling Easter cards and Christmas cards." Tom Cruise has always liked to work hard.
Quote: "I have respect for what other people believe. What I believe in my own life is that it's a search for how I can do things better, whether it's being a better man or a better father or finding ways for myself to improve. Individuals have to decide what is true and real for them. I'm fortunate in the life I have." Tom Cruise defends his Scientology faith.
Quote: "I play a lot of air guitar; I'm very good at air guitar - and drums, as a matter of fact." Tom Cruise on his rock 'n' roll credentials as he prepares for the release of new film Rock of Ages.
Quote: "I said, 'I need a monkey...' It's not a sight gag, it's his best friend, his confidante, they drink together. The studio was like, 'Why do you want a monkey...? We don't have the budget.' And I was like, 'Look guys, I don't know how to play the character without my monkey!'" Tom Cruise insisted on a monkey co-star for Rock of Ages.
Fact: Tom Cruise will become only the third recipient of the Entertainment Icon Award in the 108-year history of New York's Friars Club.
Fact: Brad Pitt, Dame Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Tom Cruise and Barbra Streisand were among the stars who taped their recollections of their first movie experiences for a segment of the Oscars telecast on Sunday (26Feb12).
Fact: Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Eddie Murphy and Steven Spielberg were among the stars who gathered for a photo on a Paramount Pictures backlot in Hollywood on Friday (13Jan12) - to mark the 100-year anniversary of the studio.
Quote: "I want to still do them in 20 years' time. We'll see what my body can and can't take." Tom Cruise is determined to shoot action movies in his old age.
Quote: "(I would) love to do action movies with Beckham. He would be great. He could kick ass. David would have to teach me to play soccer first." Tom Cruise is itching to shoot an action-film with his pal David Beckham.
Quote: "She would say, 'I've got this dance class for the family, come on, we've got to do it, we've got hip-hop class, we've got to do it!' The dancing of (Tropic Thunder character) Les Grossman is inspired because Katie would take us to dance classes. Katie kept saying, 'You got to make a musical.'" Tom Cruise credits his wife Katie Holmes with introducing him to the world of dance.
Quote: "I find her off at the side, she was doing this little obstacle course and I heard her doing the Mission theme." Tom Cruise admits his daughter Suri is a big fan of his Mission: Impossible films.
Quote: "We got up there and I looked over and people had signed... I went, 'Well, no one can see it; it's so high, so I crawled over the side and signed some messages to (wife) Kate (Holmes) and the kids." Tom Cruise has left his mark at the very top of the world's tallest building. The action man scaled the Burj Khalifa in Dubai for sky-high scenes in new movie Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.
Quote: "They built walls for me just to practice my climbing and I would do drills and then training going up and down as fast as I could, getting my endurance up." Tom Cruise on his work-out regime for the new Mission: Impossible blockbuster, Ghost Protocol.
Fact: Tom Cruise's much-anticipated Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol movie will open the eighth annual Dubai Film Festival on 7 December (11). Cruise and his co-stars shot parts of the film in the Middle East and the movie hunk scaled the world's tallest tower, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, for one hair-raising scene. The action movie sequel officially opens on 14 December (11).
Quote: "It will be five years in November and our relationship is great. My husband has made incredible movies that have impacted the world and therefore I'm a part of that now. I'm proud of it." Katie Holmes prepares to mark her fifth wedding anniversary to Tom Cruise on 18 November. The couple married in Italy in 2006.
Fact: Tom Cruise scored a speedy treat in Rosamond, California on Monday (22Aug11) when he was allowed to get behind the wheel of Red Bull's new Formula 1 racing car for a test drive.
Quote: "He's incredibly supportive and complimentary and things like that. I mean, honestly, all of my dad's friends are like that. They're all very thoughtful and supportive. And that's really wonderful." Tom Cruise is a big fan of his pal Ron Howard's actress daughter Bryce Dallas Howard.
Fact: Tom Cruise and his wife Katie Holmes enjoyed a date night on Friday (05Aug11) at Katy Perry's concert in Los Angeles. The Top Gun actor stars alongside Perry's husband, comedian Russell Brand, in upcoming movie musical Rock of Ages.
Fact: Tom Cruise showed off his new-found rock star credentials by singing into a microphone on his hotel room balcony in Miami, Florida, on Saturday (16Jul11). The actor is currently filming the movie adaptation of Broadway musical Rock Of Ages, in which he plays a singer. Cruise was photographed shirtless, practising his best rock star poses.
Quote: "I've always loved music but there's nothing like doing something yourself for giving you a greater appreciation for the art form. I like trying different things. Maybe I'll record my own album. Go in the studio, go on the road." Shooting upcoming movie musical Rock Of Ages has given Tom Cruise a taste for the rock star lifestyle.
Quote: "She's talking about you all the time. I think I've gotta hook you guys up... I think she's stalking you." Tom Cruise pokes fun at Rock of Ages co-star Julianne Hough during a radio interview with her boyfriend, DJ and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest.
Fact: Tom Cruise joined his daughter Suri for a spot of face-painting in Florida on Friday (01Jul11). The actor was photographed having a tiger design painted on, while the youngster sported a similar motif. The pictures were taken a day before Cruise's wife Katie Holmes threw him a surprise birthday party in Miami on Saturday (02Jul11). He turned 49 on Sunday (03Jul11).
Quote: "Some might say pulling off this party is, in fact, darn near a mission impossible." Tom Hanks introduces Tom Cruise to the stage at Oprah Winfrey's tribute show, held at the United Center arena in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday (17May11).
Quote: "I think we're going to see him, every drop, the rock 'n' roll god! I'm very excited. He's so committed to doing it. He's pouring himself in this part in a way I've never had an actor do." Director Adam Shankman is delighted Tom Cruise has signed up for the movie adaptation of stage musical ROCK OF AGES.
Quote: "I was really damaged and not sure whether that was ever going to happen again to me. I certainly never thought I'd have a baby at 41. But we never know what's around the corner." Nicole Kidman doubted whether she would find love again after her split from Tom Cruise in 2001. The actress is now married to country singer Keith Urban.
Quote: "I don't know why they picked me for that. I totally felt wrong from the get-go. I look at that movie and I think I look uncomfortable throughout. I kept getting notes about my height and I spent the whole movie trying to shrink. (But) Tom didn't have a problem with my height." Kelly McGillis towered over Tom Cruise while filming Top Gun.
Quote: "Getting used to the attention from paparazzi is something new. When I think of them I think of Tom Cruise and Michael Jackson. I'm a rapper - it's unusual." Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj is baffled by the attention she receives.
Quote: "I did a little cameo once at the beginning of Austin Powers 3, I think it was, and I got to make out with Tom Cruise. He was an amazing kisser!" Gwyneth Paltrow enjoyed locking lips with action man TOM CRUISE in 2002.
Fact: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes kicked off their family Christmas celebrations by taking their four-year-old daughter, Suri, to see the New York City Ballet's production of The Nutcracker in the Big Apple on Friday night (17Dec10). This weekend (18-19Dec10) also marks Holmes' birthday - she turns 32 years old on Sunday (19Dec10).
Quote: "When I want to feel sexy I like to dance, even if I'm at home by myself in my knee-high socks sliding there like Risky Business... My sisters and I, if one of us starts, we're all there in front of the mirror, dancing and it's just obnoxious. I feel sexy when I do that." 90210 actress AnnaLynne McCord likes to mimic Tom Cruise's famous footwork in the 1983 movie.
Quote: "Suri is her mother and father's dress up doll. I think in many ways she's a fashion victim and it's very inappropriate... I feel bad for her." PROJECT RUNWAY style guru TIM GUNN takes aim at Hollywood couple Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise for letting their four year old daughter wear heels.
Quote: "The last time Katie (Holmes) and I were in the U.K., we went to a good Indian restaurant near the Dorchester (Hotel). I ate the hottest curry they had. Man, I loved it. I couldn't get enough." Tom Cruise is a fan of spicy food.
Quote: "I feel really, really lucky. I feel the best response (to all the stories) is just going about my life: enjoying life, making movies, being a good mum and good wife, and focusing on that. Because if you're doing well, what can they say?" Katie Holmes is finding it easier to brush off negative press surrounding her marriage to Tom Cruise. The couple wed in November, 2006.
Quote: "She creates, she draws, she acts on the set, she writes her own scripts. In between takes, she'll have her own scenes going on, playing and acting." Tom Cruise believes his daughter SURI has a future in film.
Quote: "People always mention my height but I don't let it get to me. It's no big deal. Anyone who's short shouldn't worry about it." Tom Cruise refuses to let his shortcomings stand in the way of his Hollywood success. The actor is 5 foot, 7 inches tall.
Quote: "He's a really good person whose only intention is really to help others. I think he's been treated in a way sometimes that has been a little unfair." Actress Penelope Cruz defends on her former lover Tom Cruise from critics.
Fact: Tom Cruise and Will Smith appear to be staging a big Hollywood TV project together after calling a summit meeting of small-screen stars. The movie hunks hosted a top-secret get-together with Eric Dane, Tom Arnold, Tate Donovan and Kathryn Morris at the Saddle Ranch diner on Sunset Boulevard on Monday (12Jul10).
Fact: Tom Cruise showed off his daredevil skills high above Hollywood Boulevard on Friday (25Jun10) when he zip-lined from the roof of chat show host Jimmy Kimmel's studio to pick up fresh eggs from the street below as part of a cooking skit.
Quote: "She loves us to be the voices for her dolls, her stuffed animals. (I'll be) anyone she throws at me. (The last one was) a little pink poodle." Tom Cruise admits he and wife Katie Holmes use their acting skills during playtime with their four-year-old daughter SURI.
Quote: "The candlelit dinners at 2am, when the kids are down (asleep). We create those moments and surprise each other." Hollywood star Tom Cruise knows how to keep the romance alive in his marriage to Katie Holmes.
Fact: Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise are testing the international TV media members converging in Austria and Spain to quiz the pair about new movie KNIGHT & DAY - reporters and producers are being persuaded to sign up for daredevil stunts, like the ones the actors perform in the film, to land more time with the two stars. Some media members have actually gone on motorbike and car thrillrides with Diaz and Cruise.
Quote: "I showed it to (David) Beckham... I just kind of threw it on and I was like, ‘Yeah, I play a little football.' I put it on (and) they’re like, 'What!' They’re looking at it (and saying), 'What! What! Come on!' I went through it quickly. I was like, 'What do you think?'" Tom Cruise had pal Beckham fooled with his soccer skills after showing him computer-generated footage of him kicking a ball about with Cameron Diaz on the set of Knight & Day. The World Cup-related footage went online last week (ends11Jun10) to promote the new movie.
Quote: "She loved it! She was there while we were working on it... it was a blast!" Tom Cruise had his wife Katie Holmes in hysterics as he rehearsed his dance moves as his Tropic Thunder character Len Grossman for the MTV Movie Awards. The Hollywood star showed off his moves to rapper Ludacris' song Get Back, before dancing with Jennifer Lopez to her hit track Get Right during Sunday's (06Jun10) ceremony.
Fact: Tom Cruise, Billy Bob Thornton and Nicolas Cage joined the stars of new action movie PRINCE OF PERSIA on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on Monday evening (17May10) to toast producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who had his handprints immortalised in concrete outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre before his big premiere. Cruise honoured his Top Gun and Days of Thunder producer, calling him "the greatest producer in modern history".
Quote: "He's very charismatic. Very bright and talented. So whatever he wants to do. I just think he's a natural, very capable." Tom Cruise would support his son CONNOR if he decided to follow his dad into acting.
Quote: "I'm pretty easy. She's a good girl so whoever she likes, it's cool. Bella has a very strong sense of herself." Tom Cruise insists he is easygoing when it comes to his daughter Isabella dating.
Quote: "We play quick Scrabble. Saturday night is usually movie night. We spend the whole week figuring out what movie we want to see." Saturday night is family time in Tom Cruise's household.
Quote: "She tells me what to wear. She just likes to dress herself, wear whatever she wants. If she wants to wear it, she wears it." Hollywood star Tom Cruise takes fashion advice from his stylish daughter SURI.
Fact: Tom Cruise's fourth MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE adventure is set to be a Christmas hit next year (11) - Paramount bosses have revealed the action film will open around the world on 16 December, 2011 - the same day as the third Alvin & The Chipmunks movie.
Fact: Tom Cruise shot scenes for his new movie KNIGHT & DAY on the same Jamaican beach where he filmed COCKTAIL in 1988.
Fact: Reese Witherspoon is using her singing talents to win over the heart of Tom Cruise - the actors are in talks to star in a new romantic drama about a rodeo champ who falls in love with a country singer. Witherspoon showed off her vocals as June Carter in Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line, the role which landed her Oscar gold in 2005, and she's set to sing again in rodeo-themed movie Paper Wings, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Fact: Tom Cruise has signed a headband from Ben Stiller's StillerStrong line in an effort to raise cash for the Haiti earthquake relief effort. The gym wear item has been posted on auction website eBay.com. The odd lot, which is accompanied by a photo of the movie star signing the headband, will be up for grabs for the next nine days. At press time, the band had fetched $107.50 (£67).
Quote: "Just so you know, she dresses herself. She really does. She picks out everything on her own." Tom Cruise insists his three-year-old daughter SURI has her own sense of style.
Quote: "He really knew about his old-school hip-hop and he was all about 50 Cent and Kaye West's Gold Digger.That was the tune of the night." Grammy-winner Mark Ronson discovered Tom Cruise's love of rap when he DJed at the Hollywood star's wedding to Katie Holmes.
Fact: Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz swapped stories about Tom Cruise over lunch in Brentwood, California on Wednesday (09Dec09). The movie star's ex-wife and ex-lover met for a bite at the Tavern before the Los Angeles screening of their new movie musical Nine.
Quote: "I believe we can balance the scales if Tom Cruise would lower his quote by a mere $29 million... I assure you my salary would not make a difference. My annual salary is the budget for Altoids on one of Tom's movies." Alec Baldwin jokes about the out-of-control top end of the Hollywood pay scale.
Fact: Tom Cruise surprised a class full of entertainment law students at Harvard University in Massachusetts on Monday (05Oct09) when he showed up to attend a lecture his longtime attorney Bert Fields was giving. The actor spent an hour at the back of the lecture hall and added personal anecdotes to Fields' studious chat.
Quote: "I try to excel in all areas and I've never been asked for a refund. (Having sex with me) is like flying." Tom Cruise when asked by talk show host Jay Leno what he's better at, flying or having sex.
Fact: Tom Cruise is to narrate an upcoming documentary about motor sports. The actor will lend his voice to TOGETHER: THE HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS STORY, about car owner Rick Hendrick and his 25 years with NASCAR. Cruise and Hendrick became pals after the star's 1990 racing film Days of Thunder. The show will air in the U.S. on 11 October (09).
Quote: "He bought me a hamper! One Christmas they asked him to present me (with) a comedy award. Of course he wouldn't do it, but he sent me a (top British store) Fortnum & Mason hamper. So, all through Christmas, we kept referring to the Tom Cruise marmalade, the Tom Cruise tea, and the Tom Cruise coffee. He is lovely - a great guy." Simon Pegg was thrilled with TOM CRUISE's Christmas gift.
Quote: "(Zac is like) a young Tom. It's surprising to see a young his who is so on the right track. Usually (young actors) have an attitude. Not him." Actress Leslie Mann compares her polite [17 AGAIN] co-star Zac Efron to Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise.
Quote: "We like to watch three movies in a row. I love to watch movies on the big screen." Actress Katie Holmes enjoys spending her downtime watching a movie marathon with husband Tom Cruise in their home cinema.
Quote: "We like to be together, so we use the house for our (business) meetings. (We) play Yahtzee, board games, Scrabble. We grill; have pool parties. We play The Three Little Pigs and SURI is the Big Bad Wolf. (TOM) reads story books to Suri and we all laugh. When a good song comes on, he'll break into dance. We have the best time." Katie Holmes on her fun-packed life with husband Tom Cruise and daughter SURI.
Quote: "When Top Gun came out my sisters were like, 'Oh, my God, Top Gun! Tom Cruise!' And I very confidently said, 'I'm going to marry him one day.' It wasn't like, 'How do I get Tom Cruise?' It was just: 'I think I'm going to marry him.' Why not? He'll like me. I'm fun." Katie Holmes on her superstar husband.
Fact: Liev Schreiber is in talks to join Angelina Jolie in spy thriller SALT. The film's title has been shortened from EDWINA SALT, but it began as a vehicle for Tom Cruise, called EDWIN A. SALT. Jolie will play the title character, a CIA officer whos accused by a defector of being a Russian sleeper spy. Filming begins in New York next month (Mar09), according to Moviehole.net.
Fact: Tom Cruise prepared for his big day out at the Daytona 500 car race in Florida on Sunday (15Feb09) with a family day out at Orlando's DisneyWorld. He was joined by his wife Katie Holmes and their daughter Suri, who dressed up like Cinderella for the day.
Fact: British TV chatshow host Jonathan Ross has bought a new couch for interview guests to sit on - after Tom Cruise complained during his appearance last week (24Jan09) that it was too uncomfortable.
Quote: "It's fantastic. I am very excited by her second nomination. I hope she wins." Tom Cruise is rooting for his ex-girlfriend Penelope Cruz at the upcoming Oscars. Cruz is nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in Woody Allen's VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA.
Quote: "I'm too busy to have time off." Tom Cruise leads a hectic life.
Quote: "Tom had a permanent coffee truck. It sounds a bit weird, but we could all nip out and get a coffee and we all got addicted to it. All the crew could go down there and order the weirdest coffees in the world which kind of keeps us all going. It's good to work in a good atmosphere." Tom Cruise installed his own private coffee truck on the set of new movie VALKYRIE, according to his co-star Eddie Izzard.
Quote: "I've been given very strict instructions not to talk about their personal lives. I get the talk. 'Dad - don't talk about us.'" Tom Cruise isn't allowed to talk about his adopted teenage kids with ex-wife Nicole Kidman, ISABELLA and CONOR, in interviews.
Quote: I've always liked excitement and enjoyed being scared. When I was younger I jumped off garages. I was climbing trees. I was falling out of trees. At four, I skydived from our roof using bed sheets. Hollywood actor Tom Cruise was a daredevil from an early age.
Quote: "She likes to colour. She likes dolls, stuffed animals. She's really easy about stuff like that." Tom Cruise insists daughter SURI is easy to buy gifts for at Christmas.
Quote: "I'm so glad for him! I think it's ironic, all the work that he does (and) that's what he gets nominated for. I think he's done tremendous work so I think he's probably chuckling about it too." Actress Brooke Shields congratulates Tom Cruise on his Golden Globe nomination after the actor went bald and put on a fat suit for his supporting role in TROPIC THUNDER.
Quote: "I remember liking her because she ate a lot of ice-cream." Tom Cruise on his first date at the movies.
Quote: "She also has opinions about shoes. The other day, Kate showed her some gold-coloured sneakers - you know those gold sneakers that little girls have these days? - thinking she might like to wear them, and she looked at them and said, 'Oh, Mommy, these are lovely but... they're boy shoes.' She's sweet but she's very strong-willed - just like her mother." Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' two-year-old daughter SURI is already developing a love of shoes.
Quote: "There's always someone telling you not to make a movie. When I did Born on the Fourth of July, they said, 'This is going to ruin your career. What are you doing...? There were people who didn't want me to make Top Gun." Tom Cruise is glad he doesn't listen to his advisors.
Quote: "We put the pants on and walk away and the pants are off and the dress is on!" Tom Cruise's daughter SURI loves wearing girly dresses.
Fact: The opening night of Katie Holmes' Broadway show ALL MY SONS next Thursday (16Oct08) will be targeted by anti-Scientology demonstrators, who are planning to protest outside New York's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The actress, whose husband Tom Cruise is an outspoken follower of the controversial religion, was also targeted by campaigners when she made her stage debut last month (Sep08).
Quote: "We got married and I started on MISSION: Impossible III right after... and, literally, three days after our wedding I was in bed with Tom Cruise... When I got home... he (husband) said, 'I can't believe you made out with Tom Cruise on our honeymoon.'" Actress Michelle Monaghan on playing Tom Cruise's love interest days after marrying PETE WHITE in 2005.
Fact: Angelina Jolie has officially signed on to replace Tom Cruise in director Phillip Noyce's espionage drama, now called simply SALT. The film started pre-production as EDWIN A. SALT, but changed to EDWINA A. SALT when Cruise pulled out and Jolie stepped in. The film centres around a CIA officer, who is exposed as a Russian sleeper spy. The film is set to start shooting in February (09), according to MovieHole.net.
Fact: Tom Cruise is in negotiations to voice the villain in SHREK 4, according to Internet reports.
Quote: "There's a lot of pushing the envelope. I play a mentally impaired guy who's trying to win an Oscar. Tom Cruise is playing this foul-mouthed Jewish movie executive." Ben Stiller admits there's a lot to get offended about in his new movie TROPIC THUNDER.
Quote: "One can't fully appreciate what he has accomplished in acting, writing, directing, producing, and starring in a film like TROPIC THUNDER without recognising that any single one of these functions alone is a full-time job." Tom Cruise pays tribute to funnyman Ben Stiller, who the movie superstar worked with on new comedy Tropic Thunder, in the new issue of Men's Vogue magazine.
Fact: Matt Damon has been named Hollywood's Most Bankable movie star, according to the new Guinness Book of Records. Tom Cruise is the new reference book's Most Powerful Star, toppling last year's number one actor, Johnny Depp.
Quote: "It was a moment and it was real and I don't know if I would. Knowing what I know now, you'd be (like), 'Ok, I get it.'" Tom Cruise isn't sure he'd jump on Oprah Winfrey's sofa if he had the chance to relive his famous 2005 TV moment.
Fact: Tom Cruise has a collection of his movie scripts leather-bound.
Quote: "I come across as an easy-going guy - which is what I am. But I fight wars onscreen." Tom Cruise insists he is laid-back in real life.
Quote: "Oh God, apples and oranges really. Each has their own unique style and it's fine by me. It could be worse - I could be kissing no one at all." Actress Michelle Monaghan when asked to compare kissing co-stars Tom Cruise and Patrick Dempsey.
Quote: "Usually people think we're brother and sister. But sometimes they think I'm his girlfriend. He will call me 'Mom' so they know." Tom Cruise's one-time date Sofia Vergara, 35, has a 16-year-old son, MANOLO.
Quote: "I've always known Patrick to be a good man, a fighter. We are all pulling for him and praying for a quick recovery." Tom Cruise offers his support to The Outsiders co-star Patrick Swayze, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Fact: Katie Holmes took to the stage at the annual Costume Designers Guild Awards on Tuesday night (19Feb08) to the theme tune from husband Tom Cruise's MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE movies. The actress was at the prizegiving to honour Cruise's production partner PAULA WAGNER.
Quote: "I'm very in love but I'm not gonna jump up and down on your couch - that's dangerous. I'm jumping up and down inside though." Jim Carrey refused to follow Tom Cruise's example and publicly display his love for girlfriend Jenny McCarthy on talk show OPRAH during a recent appearance.
Quote: "Watch Top Gun. Follow it exactly." Fall Out Boy star Pete Wentz explains how he got the inspiration to make a move on his pop star girlfriend Ashlee Simpson - by copying Tom Cruise's efforts to win over Kelly McGillis in Top Gun.
Quote: "I will never be down with love. Ever. I'm the guy who loves relationships. I love women. I'm very much a romantic and an optimist." Tom Cruise insists he will always be a romantic.
Fact: Stars including Tom Cruise, Drew Barrymore and Demi Moore helped raise $3.7 million (GBP1.85 million) for poor and ill children around the world at a lavish charity party hosted by Madonna in New York on Wednesday (06Feb08).
Quote: "He was the most adorable man you can possibly imagine. I don't understand Scientology. Sonn was a Scientologist too. I didn't understand it with him either." Cher lifts the lid on her romances with one-time boyfriend Tom Cruise and former husband SONNY BONO.
Fact: Best pals Tom Cruise and Will Smith have a new director in common - Peter Berg has met with Cruise with a view to taking charge of his new movie EDWIN A. SALT. Berg recently wrapped Smith's new film HANCOCK.
Quote: "How are you gonna know nothing about Scientology and attack somebody...? How can I condemn someone for what they believe and I believe that God was born from a pregnant virgin." Will Smith attacks those who criticise his pal Tom Cruise's Scientology beliefs.
Quote: "It's not supposed to happen, it was supposed to be a secret." Jack Black is far from happy Tom Cruise's hilarious cameo as a fat, balding movie executive in his new film PROJECT THUNDER has been leaked after Cruise was photographed in costume on the set.
Quote: "I have no iPhone, no mobile, no email address, no watch, no jewellery, no wallet." Tom Cruise refuses to spend money on material things.
Quote: "The next day, I hit the treadmill. I was like, 'OK, if this woman can do it with everything that she does and, believe me, she works... it really is an inspiration.'" Tom Cruise is inspired by his wife Katie Holmes' marathon efforts in New York on Sunday (04Nov07).
Quote: "I played the Top Gun guitar theme over HOLLABACK GIRL. Tom Cruise was giving me the thumbs-up." DJ/producer Mark Ronson on performing at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' Italian wedding last year (06).
Fact: Katie Holmes gave husband Tom Cruise an engraved iPhone and a leather-bound collection of books by GOETHE for his 45th birthday on 3 July (07). The couple celebrated the big day at a private villa in the south of France, according to Life + Style magazine.
Fact: Hollywood star Will Smith will celebrate his 10th wedding anniversary with Jada Pinkett Smith later this month (May07) at Castle Odescalchi in Bracciano, Italy - the same venue where Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes married last November (06).
Quote: "I don't believe everything I read. I feel like when something is empirically shown to me, then I'll believe it." Tom Cruise's first wife Mimi Rogers refuses to believe media reports his marriage to Katie Holmes is in trouble.
Fact: Tom Cruise's adopted daughter Isabella has gone blue - the punky teen was spotted out and about in Sydney, Australia, where she's spending time with mum Nicole Kidman, over the weekend sporting dyed blue hair.
Quote: "Everyone gets to be the big joke for a year. That's this business. Last year it was Tom Cruise. I could be the next KATHIE LEE GIFFORD." Hollywood funnyman Jim Carrey fears for his reputation.
Fact: Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller are reportedly in talks to revive teenage crime solvers THE HARDY BOYS in a new action comedy. The duo plans to star in THE HARDY MEN, which follows the grown-up careers of NANCY DREW's famous sidekicks.
Quote: "I am not a very advanced knitter. The only things I can make are scarves. I made scarves for all my leading men, for Tom and Bob and Denzel. I am pretty good at them now." Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro and Denzel Washington are proud owners of exclusive Dakota Fanning knitwear.
Fact: BOBBY HAMILTON, the NASCAR racing driver who shot to fame by driving Tom Cruise's vehicle from the movie DAYS OF THUUNDER, has died from complications of cancer. He was 49.
Quote: "It was such a simple ceremony and really lovely. I've read that they exchanged all these wacky vows but it was just 'Do you take her?' and 'Do you take him?' - basic but gorgeous and not in the least bit weird." Former SPICE GIRL Victoria Beckham insists the wedding of pals Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise was a down-to-earth affair.
Quote: "There will be a wedding. It's not going to be anything like La Dolce Vita TomKat." Rebecca Romijn's upcoming nuptials with fiance JERRY O'CONNELL will be a little more sedate than the recent wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
Fact: Tom Cruise's best man and closest friend DAVID MISCAVIGE is the chairman of the Scientology religion.
Quote: "I just talked to him last week before they left. He's one of my closest friends; he's somebody very important in my life... He has a huge heart and she's a wonderful woman... I love that family." Penelope Cruz has nothing but good things to say about ex-boyfriend Tom Cruise and his new bride KATIE HOLMES.
Fact: Newlyweds Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are island-hopping around the Maldives in the Indian Ocean on their Australian millionaire pal James Packer's $10 million (GBP5.5 million) Icebreaker boat. Cruise and Holmes first stayed on the vessel back in February (06) when they attended Packer's father Kerry Packer's funeral in Sydney.
Fact: The man behind the camera at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' wedding on Saturday (18NOV06) was the same guy, Robert Evans, who snapped the official shots at Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt's nuptials in 2000.
Fact: Tom Cruise's ex-girlfriend Penelope Cruz sent the movie star and his bride-to-be KATIE HOLMES 200 white roses yesterday (17NOV06) as a good luck gift prior to their wedding in Italy, which will take place later today (18NOV06).
Fact: Tom Cruise will host his last dinner as an unmarried man tonight (17NOV06) at Villa Aurelia, near Rome. The villa is a private residence rented out for special events.
Fact: Italy's Castello Odescalchi, where Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes will exchange vows on Saturday (18NOV06), was the setting for 1998 period movie DANGEROUS BEAUTY, which starred Rufus Sewell, Catherine McCormack and Naomi Watts, the best friend of Cruise's ex-wife NICOLE KIDMAN.
Quote: "You lose one, you gain one." Funnyman Robin Williams insists Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's divorce coming just before Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' wedding this weekend (18NOV06) is all part of the natural order of things.
Fact: Tom Cruise has been told his bid to close the airspace above Castello Odescalchi in Italy in time for his wedding on Saturday (18NOV06) is a mission impossible - Italian government officials have reportedly declined the request because a ban on airspace can only be granted in the interests of security, not privacy.
Quote: "They already have the kid. This is just the fine print, but I just want them to bring me some really good pasta and olive oil." Tom Cruise's first ex-wife Mimi Rogers on his upcoming wedding to Katie Holmes in Italy.
Fact: The romantic 500-year-old Italian castle reportedly set to host Tom Cruise and KATIE HOMES' wedding next weekend (18NOV06) was where CNN newswoman Christiane Amanpour exchanged vows with JAMIE RUBIN in 1998.
Fact: America's TV Guide channel will mark the Italian wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes over the weekend on 16-19 November (06) by scheduling a marathon of debates and biographies about the couple.
Fact: The number 18 is shaping to be lucky for Hollywood couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes - the actress was born on 18 December and their daughter SURI's birthday falls on 18 April. The couple will wed on 18 November (06).
Quote: "I see Cruise has the whole front row. I don't know whether I need to bring my Oscar." Jamie Foxx on finding his COLLATERAL co-star Tom Cruise and his fiancee Katie Holmes among the celebrity football fans watching his beloved Washington Redskins' Monday night (11SEP06) clash with Minnesota Vikings. Cruise recently signed a partnership deal with Redskins owner DANIEL SNYDER.
Quote: "She reminds me of ELLA. She looks so much like the two of them, the perfect balance... I think a lot of people feel very foolish that there was so much hoopla." John Travolta's actress wife Kelly Preston is thrilled to see much-publicised Vanity Fair photos of pal and fellow Scientologist Tom Cruise's baby daughter SURI.
Fact: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' baby daughter SURI has reportedly experienced her first photo session after top portrait photographer ANNIE LEIBOWITZ captured the family at their home in Colorado for an upcoming Vanity Fair magazine spread.
Quote: "Tom Cruise went on a love-fuelled publicity rampage, revealing that his heretofore mysterious Church Of Scientology was nothing more than a faith with a chip on its shoulder against depressed mothers and the concept of free will." Punk icon Henry Rollins was annoyed with Tom Cruise publicity throughout 2005 as he proclaimed his love for fiancee Katie Holmes and attacked new mothers who took prescription drugs to fight post-partum depression.
Quote: "I don't sleep much anyway." MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE III star Tom Cruise's sleep schedule isn't disrupted by his newborn daughter SURI.
Fact: Katie Holmes will make her first public appearance since becoming a new mum last month (APR06) when she joins fiance Tom Cruise at a special fan-only screening of MISSION: Impossible III in Hollywood tomorrow (04MAY06).
Fact: John Travolta and KELLY PRESTON sent fellow Scientologists Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes a baby gift basket full of linens and baby clothes after hearing the news they had become parents to daughter SURI. The Hollywood couple also included a toy Eiffel Tower.
Fact: Hollywood caterer FRANK WOODWARD will give Tom Cruise's food secrets away to help promote the film star's new action blockbuster MISSION: Impossible III. Woodward will chat about the food he cooked up on the set in CATERING IMPOSSIBLE: MI 3, which will debut on America's Food Network this weekend (30APR06).
Quote: "Do you think I'm gonna let anybody mess with my girls? Come on, man, I make MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE movies." Avoiding the paparazzi when his fiancee Katie Holmes went into labour last week wasn't a problem for Tom Cruise.
Quote: "TOM (CRUISE) had every reason to be tired, given all that's gone on in his life over the past 30 years. But there isn't a jaded bone in his body." MISSION:Impossible III director Jj Abrams on star Tom Cruise's enthusiasm while filming the latest installment of the action movie.
Quote: "April 18th is like Aries 3... It's like the strongest of all the signs, like, the most pig-headed and just very stubborn." Actress Melissa Joan Hart has a warning for new parents Tom Cruise and KATIE HOMES, whose baby daughter SURI shares her birthday.
Fact: New parents Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have kitted out their baby daughter SURI's new nursery with a $5,000 (GBP2,860) customised crib, a faux mink throw and a video baby monitor from Los Angeles baby store Petit Tresor.
Fact: Tom Cruise's industrious young neighbours made a small fortune outside the actor's home in Los Angeles on Wednesday (19APR06), by selling lemonade and cookies to the paparazzi.
Quote: "I just hope that they give TOM and KATIE time to be new parents and give that little girl the space she needs to grow up and be a little girl." MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3 star Jonathan Rhys Meyers urges the paparazzi to give new parents Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes a little space.
Fact: The nursery at exclusive St John's Medical Center in Santa Monica, California, where Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' baby daughter SURI was born on Tuesday (18APR06) is named after another favourite mum who gave birth there, Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife Maria Shriver.
Quote: "Hollywood could not write a better script for a happy ending." US talk show host Katie Couric on Brooke Shields and Tom Cruise having babies on the same day, after publicly sparring last year (05) over the use of anti-depressants to treat post-partum depression.
Quote: "We seem to have learned a new Hebrew word, and from Tom Cruise, no less." Israeli newscasts joke that Tom Cruise and fiancee Katie Holmes may have taken liberties with their "princess" definition of new baby daughter SURI's name.
Quote: "I couldn't have asked to kiss a better guy... When we finished I went over to her (Katie Holmes) and said I understood why she kept him around." Michelle Monaghan enjoyed kissing Tom Cruise on the set of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III - even with Katie Holmes looking on.
Quote: "I'm gonna eat the placenta... I thought that'd be good. Very nutritious. I'm gonna cut the cord and (eat) the placenta right there." Tom Cruise jokes about a labour room feast.
Quote: "I just picked something up and I knew at that moment she was pregnant... She did the whole stick test; I think she just touched the box and they all turned blue." Tom Cruise knew fiancee Katie Holmes was expecting before she did.
Quote: "He's still that same kid who's sitting down watching it with popcorn and ice-cream, he still believes in the magic of it." MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III star JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS on hearing co-star Tom Cruise humming the film's famous theme tune during a boat race scene.
Quote: "I don't know anything about it but they could be, they very well could have snuck out and done it - and if they did I think it's great." Actress Kelly Preston isn't writing off rumours her pal Tom Cruise and his pregnant fiance Katie Holmes are already man and wife.
Fact: Readers of US magazine Stuff have voted couch-jumping actor Tom Cruise the person they would least like to share a tent with. The second least favourite was former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Quote: <p>"I play the heavy in that, but I've decided I'm going to play him as Truman Capote and keep that going and ride it right out to the end of my career." Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman jokes about his next role as the bad guy in Tom Cruise's film, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3. </p>
Quote: <p>"He has a genuine enthusiasm for almost anything - for life. I sometimes see it and go, 'Wow, that's impressive.'" Oscar favourite Philip Seymour Hoffman is impressed with MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3 co-star Tom Cruise. </p>
Fact: <p>A memorial to late media mogul Kerry Packer was attended by over 1,800 people at Australia's Sydney Opera House today (17FEB06), including Hollywood star Tom Cruise and fiancee Katie Holmes, Russell Crowe and cricket champ Shane Warne. </p>
Fact: <p>Tom Cruise is making sure the cast and crew on new film MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3 are well fed and caffeinated - he has hired a full-time coffee vendor and a fast food burger van to cater to his colleagues. </p>
Quote: <p>"That's TOM. He can do whatever the f**k he wants... I mean, we've all felt the need to jump up and down on a couch." Katie Holmes' ex-fiance Chris Klein insists he wasn't upset by Tom Cruise's declaration of love for his former girlfriend when he jumped on Oprah Winfrey's sofa during a live show. </p>
Quote: <p>"He's following my footsteps, ain't he - he got engaged up the Eiffel Tower." Rod Stewart thinks dad-to-be Tom Cruise is following his example by proposing to his girlfriend Katie Holmes at the landmark in Paris, France, before impregnating her. </p>
Quote: <p>"I really didn't know that there were so many wedding magazines. I said, 'Are you kidding me? There are things for the flowers, the cake, the dresses...' The thing that I love about Kate is that she's an artist, so she actually loves ribbons and she makes cards and creates art. She loves flowers, and she'll do her own floral arrangements." Tom Cruise is impressed with wife-to-be Katie Holmes' wedding plans. </p>