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Tom Cruise has had enough.

A tabloid target throughout his career, the A-lister has finally fired back at two supermarket tabloids for alleging that he's a dead beat dad who abandoned daughter Suri following his divorce from Katie Holmes.

Suri Cruise Abandoned

Bert Fields, the star's attorney, has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Life & Style for its July 30 cover - which screamed SURI IN TEARS, ABANDONED BY HER DAD - and against In Touch for its above headline, which makes the same assertion.

Both publications are owned by Bauer Publishing, which might at least explain their lack of originality.

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Suri Cruise hasn't seen her famous dad in 48 days.

Has he ABANDONED her, as this tabloid claims??

In reality he's just working. Whether Tom Cruise has prioritized his movie career over his home life to the point where it's hurt his three marriages is an open question, but "abandoned" is a strong word, given how he provides for Suri.

There's also the fact that ... Katie Holmes left him.

Suri Cruise Abandoned

If by "abandon" In Touch means shoot movies in London, Iceland, New Orleans and New York for the past six weeks, then yeah. Sure. Bit of a stretch though, no?

It's true that Tom hasn't been publicly seen with Suri Cruise in more than 48 days, since their vacation to Disney World on August 2, and yes, of course that's sad.

At the same time, many kids don't have two parents at all, and Tom and Katie Holmes, who has primary custody of Suri, have always tried to put their girl first.

By all accounts the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce was settled quickly, amicably and fairly for her benefit and each will continue to be involved in Suri's life.

Katie will be more so, but she has primary custody. This is just how some divorces work out; it's hard to call Tom an absentee father under the circumstances.

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As previously reported, The Church of Scientology screened dozens of women to date Tom Cruise after he divorced Nicole Kidman, including Yolanda Pecoraro.

The same Yolanda Pecoraro who was linked to him this July, following his split with Katie Holmes. Those Scientology peeps do not waste time apparently.

"Tom had specific demands about the type of woman he was interested in, including long dark hair, olive complexion and preferably an actress," a source said.

Of course, he wanted her to preferably be a Scientologist too.

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Radar claims Cruise and Pecoraro were set up and dated in the summer of 2004, after his very public split from another A-lister, girlfriend Penelope Cruz.

The relationship with Yolanda lasted a few months, but Cruise grew bored with her, and really wanted to date an actress that was known to the public.

A new Vanity Fair article claims that Shelly Miscavige, the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige, headed up the task of finding Tom Cruise a mate.

Candidates were reportedly told they were auditioning for a training film and were asked a series of questions including "What do you think of Tom Cruise?"

Iranian-born actress / Scientology follower Nazanin Boniadi was another "winner" in the girlfriend derby, dating Tom for a while before being ostracized.

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Ever since Vanity Fair's cover story alleged that members of the Church of Scientology vetted possible wives for Tom Cruise, Nazanin Boniadi has been in the spotlight.

Little known if at all in the U.S., the Iranian-born, London-raised actress, whose friends call her "Naz," has been referred to as the "Persian Audrey Hepburn."

Obviously it didn't work out for Nazanin Boniadi, who's appeared on General Hospital and How I Met Your Mother, and Cruise, who wed Katie Holmes in 2006.

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She isn't quoted in the VF article, but director Paul Haggis (a known critic of the Church of Scientology) says that Boniadi shared her 2004-05 ordeal with him.

Boniadi hit it off with him at first, but refused to indulge Tom Cruise in public displays of affection and was ultimately dispatched by Scientology higher-ups.

From there she was sent to church headquarters in Florida, where she was punished and made to clean toilets with a toothbrush for speaking about Cruise.

Reps for Cruise have denied the contents of the article, as has the Church, but not before it further fed into the firestorm over Scientology's cult-like reputation.

From the sound of it ... Naz might've dodged a bullet on this one.

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The process of finding Tom Cruise a potential wife through the Church of Scientology was revealed in Vanity Fair's October cover story by Maureen Orth.

Shelly Miscavige, the wife of Scientology head David Miscavige, led the audition to find a suitable new Mrs. Cruise after his divorce from Nicole Kidman.

Actresses who were also Scientology members were called for the audition process held under the guise of "a new training film," according to the article.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who were married from 2006-2012, met at some point after this; it's unclear if she was also screened in this fashion.

Katie Holmes Vanity Fair Cover

It's pretty disturbing in any case if it's even half true.

Iranian-born actress Nazanin Boniadi, a strong candidate, passed the first stage of the audition process and then underwent a month-long preparation.

After a makeover and signing an NDA, she was set up with Cruise in November 2004 ... quickly realizing what her "very important mission" consisted of.

During their relationship, she was audited and spent 2-3 hours purging any "negative thoughts about Tom." Things went more or less well ... for a time.

Cruise started to have a series of complaints about her - read the full Vanity Fair expose for an explanation of what - and the relationship soon fizzled.

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Katie Holmes apparently walked away nothing other than relatively modest child support in her divorce from Tom Cruise ... which is all she wanted.

From the onset, it was reported that Katie wanted nothing from Tom other than a divorce and for him to comfortably support their daughter Suri.

Mission accomplished on both fronts.

Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise

Sources familiar with documents filed with the court indicate that Katie received no lump sum payout in the couple's recent divorce settlement.

This is consistent with the prenup she signed which shuts her out of Tom's fortune. She also received nothing in the way of spousal support.

Tom has agreed to pay Katie $400,000 a year in child support, or $33,333.33, until Suri turns 18, coming in a shade under $5 million total.

He'll also cover her medical, dental, insurance, education, college and other costs, but for a man worth over $250 million, it's hardly an issue.

Also interesting: Suri Cruise cannot go to a "residential school" from now through her high school years ... i.e. no boarding school for her.

Katie could have fought for more support, but Suri brought them together even as they were divorcing and they opted to settle quickly.

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The Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce doesn't mean they're not both loving and committed parents to their daughter, as the couple continues to show.

It was father-daughter bonding time as Tom took his adorable little girl Suri Cruise to the Magic Kingdom itself, Disney World in Orlando this week.

Here's a fan photo taken of the duo at the park ...

Tom and Suri Cruise

Tom and Katie's divorce, which was settled out of court before any kind of nasty legal war could break up, promises him "meaningful and significant contact" with six-year-old Suri Cruise despite her living with her mom.

He got it last month when they emotionally reunited in NYC, then again in Florida this week with the Magic Carpets of Aladdin and the Jungle Cruise.

Here's hoping this continues to work out for the best.

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A pair of celebrity gossip tabloids apparently have their collective fingers on the pulse of all things Suri Cruise. It's like they're reading her every thought.

According to In Touch Weekly and Star Magazine, the youngster's thoughts on the recent bombshell Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce are quite clear:

Team Tom.

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If you believe this (dis)reputable pair of magazines, Suri Cruise was won over by her dad during his recent get-together with her - a $170,000 getaway.

Possibly accompanied by Scientology chaperones, the lavish reunion clearly did the trick, with Suri allegedly pleading to be with Tom over Katie now.

Suri Cruise, mind you, is six years old.

Despite this fact - and that the two settled their divorce and custody pact already in a relatively amicable manner, we're supposed to believe this?

In (slightly) more comprehensible news, the stunning Yolanda Pecoraro is said to be in the running to be the next Mrs. Tom Cruise for a few years.

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Hey, have you heard? Tom Cruise is single again.

In light of the actor's divorce from Katie Holmes, and with many believing Scientology is to blame for the couple's split, the National Enquirer quotes an expert on that religion who says Cruise will next marry somebody from within the church.

Specifically, Yolanda Pecoraro!

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The actress is a "Scientology princess, perfect for Tom," according to a tabloid source, who adds that Pecoraro has been taking Scientology courses since she was 13 years old.

Moreover, Yolanda admits she knows Cruise and is neither married nor engaged. Score!

"With the embarrassment his divorce has caused the church, they want to stabilize the situation quickly," the insider says, adding that Pecoraro and Cruise met in 2004 and the latter paid for the former to attend Scientology courses in Hollywood.

Even if Cruise somehow does not select Pecoraro, few believe he won't marry again. The only question remaining: which young Hollywood star is in need of the Tom Cruise Bump and will negotiate a contract accept his proposal of love?

Choose from these options or submit your own:

 

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Tom Cruise has finally had it with all the talk, chatter and innuendo.

A day after the actor spent quality time with daughter Suri in New York City, the star - through attorney Bert Fields - went off on Life & Style today for its latest cover story, which alleges Cruise has "abandoned" his child and left her "in tears."

Kourtney Kardashian on Life & Style

In regard to the assertion, Fields has sent an email that reads:

"That, as anyone knows who saw their photos together yesterday and today, is a disgusting, vicious lie. Until this week, Tom was shooting a film on location, but he spoke to Suri every day.

"He's with Suri right now; and he was with her the day before Life & Style trumpeted their cruelly false accusation. Tom dearly loves Suri and the last thing he would ever do is abandoned her."

In a People magazine article, meanwhile, a source says Cruise quickly finalized his divorce and has based all his subsequent decisions on the well-being os his six-year old daughter.

Tom Cruise Biography

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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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