Friday, May 24, 2024

Tom Cruise Came to NYC For Movie Premiere But Didn’t See 9 Year Old Daughter Suri


Tom Cruise came to New York this week for a triumphant premiere of “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.” He’s on the top of the world. The movie has excellent reviews.

Cruise swung into New York on an international premiere tour, starting in Vienna and then heading to London. From the UK Cruise came to New York for a big splashy premiere at AMC Lincoln Square theater. After that he flew to Toronto. Then we lost track of him.

The movie star saw a lot of people on this whirlwind trip, but the one person he didn’t see was his 9 year old daughter, Suri. Her mother, Katie Holmes, is living in New York with Suri right now. Last week Katie was on a lot of talk shows promoting her run in Showtime’s “Ray Donovan.” Her rep declined comment. But I am told she and Suri were in town this week while Cruise was here. It’s possible Suri saw him on Jimmy Fallon or “Entertainment Tonight.”

By all accounts, Cruise has not visited with Suri for almost two years. Sources say this is because Scientology has required him to “disconnect” from her. Cruise’s official excuse is that he’s been away shooting movies. But for a few minutes earlier this week, he and Suri were in the same city. But the mission to get together proved impossible.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also 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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