Some news vendors in L.A. believe members of the Church of Scientology are buying up multiple copies of Vanity Fair's October issue to make sure that the issue is a huge seller.

Philip Hovan, who owns a local newsstand near a number of Scientology-owned businesses, says he has sold three times the number of magazine -- which features the long-awaited baby Suri Cruise pictures -- he normally does.

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In recent weeks we've brought you the ramblings of Bill Simmons, a.k.a. The Sports Guy on ESPN.com. But it turns out there's more to Bill's love of pop culture than we previously believed. His wife, affectionately termed the Sports Gal, weighs in on everyone's favorite brainwashed celeb couple, TomKat, in his latest column! Here's what she had to say:

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Over the weekend, we saw actor Tom Cruise and his baby's mama, Katie Holmes, taking in a soccer match featuring his daughter, Isabella. Last night, Tom and his son, Connor, took in the Washington Redskins' opener in Landover, Md., along with Holmes.

It was a bit of business and pleasure, as Cruise, who was recently given the pink slip by Paramount, recently signed a deal with 'Skins owner Daniel Snyder, who will finance his production company. Here's TomKat and Connor, photographed on the sidelines last night:

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But.... what about me!?

Those were the words uttered recently by Tom Cruise's daughter, who is apparently distressed over the attention given to her half-sister, Suri Cruise. Okay, we have no idea if Isabella said that or is even resentful. Or how old she is. But what we do know is that Tom and his train-wreck fiancee / baby's momma, Katie Holmes, checked out Isabella's soccer game in West Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon.

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It's true, folks. As reported last night, Katie Couric presented the first-ever pictures of Suri Cruise to a national audience on the CBS Evening News.

In case you didn't tune in, however, have a look now:

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Are we seeing a new Tom Cruise? For the sake of enjoyment and hilarity here at The Gossip, we certainly hope not.

First, however, Suri's pops signed a new production deals. And now? He's personally apologized to one-time friend and former nemesis, Brooke Shields. If you'lll recall, Cruise's wacky, very possible scientology mission began when he slammed the mother for using antidepressents. We guess changes within a person are inevitable once your child's poo is bronzed.

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Heralding the start of an unusual entrepreneurial relationship, Tom Cruise and his producing partner have joined forces with a new investment partnership that will fund the duo's production endeavors for the next two years.

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Tom Cruise was bashed (newsworthy, we know) last week in Australia, where he was named winner of the "Celebrity Ernie Award" for a supposedly sexist comment that award organizers claim he made. Only he didn't.

The comment in question, which was allegedly made when fiancée Katie Holmes was pregnant with their possibly-fake daughter, Suri Cruise (now between three and four months old if she is in fact alive):

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Tom Cruise Biography

Suri's First Crap
What's not to love about Tom Cruise? Well, potentially a lot of things. But all in all, he's a quality actor with dozens of good films on... More »
Born
Birthplace
Syracuse, New York
Full Name
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

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]