Tom Cruise to File For Divorce From Katie Holmes, Seek Joint Custody of Suri in California

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Tom Cruise is reportedly gearing up for a fight.

Having been blindsided last week by his spouse, he is ready for a custody battle over Suri Cruise and preparing to counter-file for divorce in California.

According to celebrity gossip sources, Cruise wants to ensure that Katie doesn't get sole custody of Suri, which she asked for in her New York filing.

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Cruise's camp says the divorce can only take place in New York if the marriage occurred there or the spouse has been living there continuously.

Despite the couple owning an N.Y. apartment deeded in her name, he will argue that both live in L.A. and she doesn't meet N.Y. residency requirements.

This is significant as N.Y. courts are perceived as much more likely to award sole custody in a contentious divorce than their California counterparts.

An insider added of Cruise's game plan: "There is absolutely no way that he is going to let Katie have sole custody. The lines are being drawn."

The somewhat surprising Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce came out of nowhere, allegedly prompted by her fear of Scientology groups corrupting Suri.

The Church of Scientology has denied reports suggesting its people are tailing Katie Holmes or that she is under surveillance, as has been rumored.

Regardless, it wasn't a shock to many when she filed for divorce that it was Cruise's controversial religion at the crux of the couple's marital problems.

"Every move she made and everything she did was controlled ... She felt like she was in Rosemary's Baby," says one insider, referring to the 1968 film.

Indeed, her decision to leave the movie star wasn't easy, nor was it simply about the 33-year-old's own personal contentment, a Holmes source says.

"This is about protecting her daughter," the insider explains.

"She wants to be in charge of how Suri is being raised and didn't want her to have an exclusively Scientology education. She felt she had to get out to save her daughter."

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Has anyone ever seen this child smile?? Children usually remain delighted with life & their world so smile 90% of the time. Not so with Suri........................

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I THINK THAT PHOTO ABOVE SAYS IT ALL. WHO EVER SAID A PHOTOGRAPH IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD! WHAT IS THAT SCIENTOLOGY THING ALL ABOUT ANYWAY? THEY SURE GET THE GOOFY MOVIE STARS TO COUGH UP MUCHO CASH!

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He's in a cult. Where he is second in charge in this so called church. This is his only child by blood and he's not going to give her up without a fight and try to bring her up in that "organization". Someone really needs to investigate that "organization" because if a celebrity can be made second in charge it's madness. He's in it for the Ego trip and it sounds harmful. They don't believe in medication just vitamins and get followed around. All very intrusive. No wonder Katie left. I would have left along time ago.

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Tom has proved himself as a good parent. He is a devoted family man. My feeling is he does not deserve to be scandalized in the press. His religious beliefs are personal and protected under basic human rights in this country, so lets face the facts. Katy wants to get on with her life and come out smelling like a rose. Well I wish them both the best of luck. I believe both of them will surprise everyone and ultimately act in the best interests of suri.

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smiler you are not an attorney and mind your own business because this is between Tom and Katie. Holmes is not a good mom. She lets that brat walk all over her.

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Gandhi....you nailed Tom, he does need sectioning to face his Narcissistic Personality Disorder and controlling issues..

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Scientology is a dangerous, fucked up cult, with terrible outcomes for many people, and no children should be a part of it, ever.

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I'm sure Katie has consulted with the best NYC divorce and child custody lawyers that money can buy and they know exactly what they are doing.

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Wack jobs...

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Katie looks like one of the Stepford Wives in the photo above. I wouldn't want my child to be raised in a scientology atmosphere either. However, didn't she know that when she accepted marriage to Tom? I mean, to now say, "Oh, by the way...I don't want her raised scientology, I want her Catholic" is a little bit after the fact. If I was getting married to a Muslim for instance, I might know on my wedding day or before that the possibility exists that any future children might be exposed to Muslim. So, either we don't know all the details, or Tom wasn't willing to compromise AT ALL. We don't know.

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Tom Cruise Quotes

I was feeling pressed in the interview with Matt Lauer. For me, my issue was really about child drugging. It's not like it is today, like people are really kind of openly talking about this.

Tom Cruise [on Matt Lauer interview]

I can't even articulate it, to be honest. That feeling, that connection. Just who she is and what she means to me.

Tom Cruise [on feelings for Katie Holmes]
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