Sources Say Tom & Katie Had a Prenup
E! News says TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES had a prenuptial agreement. But the details are pretty scarce.
--Supposedly, the settlement Katie gets depends on how long she and Tom were together. And it was scheduled to go up depending on how long they were married. Obviously, Katie would get the five-year payout, whatever that is.
--One source says the prenup called for Katie to get $3 million for every year they were married, plus a bonus for giving Tom any children. We assume there would probably be spousal and/or child support on top of that.
--It's not clear how much Tom is actually worth . . . but it's estimated he made $200 million in the last five years alone.
--The division of property and child custody were also discussed in the prenup, but are subject to negotiation.
--A lot of people think Katie filed for divorce in New York because the laws will be much more favorable to her when it comes to custody.
Were Sofia Vergara and Scarlett Johansson Among Those Chosen as Tom Cruise's Potential Third Wife?
Ever since TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES became a couple, we've been hearing stories about how she was supposedly "selected" for Tom by the Church of Scientology.
--And if that's true, then she may not have been the first person under consideration.
--According to author ANDREW MORTON, who wrote "Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography", after Tom dumped NICOLE KIDMAN, the church put out feelers to several women.
--First up was Tom's "Vanilla Sky" co-star PENELOPE CRUZ. But that relationship ended in 2004, supposedly because she wasn't interested in joining the church.
--After false starts with a few other women, Tom supposedly gave the church a "wish list" of actresses that included SOFIA VERGARA.
--Tom romanced her a little, but as a devout Catholic, she was, quote, "fundamentally terrified" of the idea of joining another religion . . . so that didn't go anywhere.
--The next step was to basically set up FAKE MOVIE AUDITIONS. They put out the call that there was a possible role opposite Tom, and women would come in to read for it. And they'd be FILMED.
--This offer even went out to A-listers like JENNIFER GARNER, SCARLETT JOHANSSON and JESSICA ALBA.
--Jennifer and Jessica didn't bite, but Scarlett did. However . . . when she showed up at the address given and found out it was the Scientology Center, she, quote, "freaked out and didn't do a tape."
--It's not clear if Katie Holmes was put through the same process . . . but church officials got the idea of setting her up with Tom after reading an interview in which she said she'd always dreamed of marrying him.
Alec Baldwin's Busy Weekend: Get Married and Blow Up At Another Photographer
ALEC BALDWIN married his girlfriend HILARIA THOMAS on Saturday at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City.
--Guests included his "30 Rock" co-star Tina Fey, his brothers Stephen and Billy . . . plus Woody Allen and his wife Soon-Yi, "Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels and Robert Kennedy Jr.
--But the weekend didn't start on a positive note, because on Friday, Alec exploded on yet another paparazzo outside his apartment building.
--It happened when a woman who lives in the building tried to block the photographer from taking Alec's picture. The photographer started arguing with the woman, so Alec chased him down, grabbed him by the arm, backed him up against a van and told him to leave his neighbor alone.
--After informing Alec that he was BREAKING HIS ARM, the guy said, quote, "All we're doing is taking your picture." To which Alec replied, quote, "I want you to shut the [eff] up . . . get out of here . . . leave my neighbor alone."
--Then the guy said, quote, "I was just telling you to have a good wedding" . . .and Alec got right in his face and berated him some more.
--After a pretty vicious verbal beatdown, Alec said, quote, "You little girl" . . . and walked away.
--Oh, and he did all of this with a pink stuffed animal under his arm.
Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley Are Ping-Pong Elitists
Getting your head together before going on stage is clearly a big deal for performers. KENNY CHESNEY has his Vibe Room,TAYLOR SWIFT has her T-Party Room, and LADY ANTEBELLUM has . . . table tennis.
--At least DAVE HAYWOOD and CHARLES KELLEY do. Dave says, quote, "We've got a ping-pong table, and that helps calm the nerves a little bit."
--Charles adds, quote, "It's become an obsession. I always take a quick shower and I get in my tennis shoes. That's when ping-pong gets serious. When you put your tennis shoes on. [It's] a really bad obsession.
--"I know HILLARY [SCOTT] gets mad. She says we're ping-pong elitists."
--Hillary's pre-show routine is a little less "strenuous." It involves getting pretty and attending to her dog.
--She says, quote, "I have to put my makeup on and take my dog out. It's not quite as fun. But that's my pregame. Take Hobbs out to pee, put on my mascara."
"Ted" and "Magic Mike" Both Made a Bunch of Money at the Box Office
It was R-rated comedy versus R-rated comedy at the box office this weekend, and they both ended up winners. In fact, it was the first time EVER that two R-rated movies made more than $21 million in the same weekend. And they made a LOT more . . .
--MARK WAHLBERG'S "Ted" topped the box office with $54.1 million. But even though CHANNING TATUM'S "Magic Mike"took 2nd place, its $39.2 million haul was considerably more profitable, since the movie only cost about $7 million to make. (--By contrast, "Ted's" budget was about $50 million.)
--On the other side of things, that CHRIS PINE-ELIZABETH BANKS drama "People Like Us" flopped with just $4.3 million in 10th place. Here are this week's Top 10:
1.) (NEW) "Ted", $54.1 million.
2.) (NEW) "Magic Mike", $39.2 million.
3.) "Brave", $34 million. Up to $132 million in its 2nd week.
4.) (NEW) "Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection", $26.4 million.
5.) "Madagascar 3", $11.8 million. Up to $180 million in its 4th week.