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An email has just gone out from Jonathan Wolfe, one of Katie Holmes’s attorneys. He writes: “The reports about an emergent filing last Friday are incorrect.  Other than her action for divorce, the only pending application filed by Ms. Holmes remains her request for an anonymous caption.” Apparently, Hollywoodlife.com, a tabloid site, claimed a scoop that Holmes had secured a July 17th court date in New York for emergency custody. But it’s not true, like so many of the tabloid stories about Cruise and Holmes over the last week or so.

In more news on this subject: TMZ has chosen sides. They’ve gone with the Tom Cruise spin. Just today, they’ve taken an aggressive pro-Cruise position, claiming that Katie is using Suri as a weapon in the divorce. They’ve also decided that the divorce is not about Scientology, after all, and that Katie was very happy with the so called religion.

This is hilarious beyond description. But is is also why Holmes chose to file in New York, and got New York lawyers. I just hope these non-Hollywood lawyers are really prepared for what Cruise and his team are capable of in the spin-and-win department. They’ve already co-opted TMZ, which is major. They have already locked down Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood. Next up will be the syndicated TV shows. Watch the spin. It’s going to get ugly.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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