IN DENIAL - TOM CRUISE HASN'T ABANDONED SURI, SUES MAGS FOR SAYING HE HAS: TOM CRUISE has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against a couple of tabloids that reported he'd abandoned his daughter Suri. In the suit, Cruise insists he "loves his daughter dearly and would never abandon her."
Tom took the action over the July 30th cover of 'Life & Style,' which read, "Suri in Tears, Abandoned by Her Dad," and the October 1st cover of 'In Touch,' which showed a picture of Suri above the headline "Abandoned by Daddy." Both tabs are owned by the same company.
His lawyer tells 'People' magazine, quote,“Tom doesn't go around suing people. He's not a litigious guy. But when these sleaze peddlers try to make money with disgusting lies about his relationship with his child, you bet he's going to sue." He adds that any money Tom is awarded will go to charity.
B.T.W ... Tom and Suri were last photographed spending time together in Florida this past August while Tom was on a movie shoot break. (PHOTO)
WHY JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S 'N SYNC BANDMATES NOT INVITED TO WEDDING: While JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and JESSICA BIEL were doing the week long celebration last week leading up to their wedding this past Friday, many wondered why Justin's 'N SYNC buddies weren't there.
'Us Weekly' says Justin did invite CHRIS KIRKPATRICK and JC CHASEZ, but not JOEY FATONE or LANCE BASS because he's over them -- whatever that means. They don't explain.
'Us' claims, JC couldn't make it because his brother was getting married that same weekend. No word why Chris couldn't make it. It's probably the busy season at Starbucks and he couldn't get time off.
Meanwhile ... A "joke” wedding gift the couple received is being called into question. The gift is a video put together by a longtime friend of JT’s and shown to the couple and their guests on their wedding night.
The video begins with the text, "Greetings from Your Hollywood Friends Who Just Couldn’t Make It,” and features various homeless people acting like they're old friends and are sad they couldn't be there.
"Justin and Jessica, I haven't seen you for a long time," one toothless man tells the camera. "I hope the wedding goes fine for you. My gift is in the mail." Other various street people including a transsexual are featured.
A lawyer for Justin’s friend says his client did it all on his own, without Justin or Jessica's knowledge, and that it was meant to be " exhibited privately.” I guess that’s an apology.
WHO DAT?: This blonde actress has gone brunette for her new movie role. Can you guess who she is?
CELEBRITY EXCESS - MARIAH DROPS $1500 EIGHT-HOUR MASSAGE: Ah, to be a diva for a day. New ‘American Idol’ judge MARIAH CAREY allegedly spent $1,500 for an eight-hour rubdown, a source tells Us Weekly.
Adding to the strangeness, Mariah supposedly insisted that Sacha Baron Cohen movie “Bruno” play on repeat the entire time she was getting rubbed down at her L.A. mansion. And word is she wasn't even watching -- she slept during the entire time.
IN DENIAL – JESSICA SIMPSON’S DAD NOT GAY: As we told you yesterday, JESSICA SIMPSON’S parents Tina and Joe are getting a divorce. Joe allegedly gathered the family together two months ago and came out of the closet.
One source even told The National Enquirer Joe already has a 20-something boyfriend! But a family rep says nah-uh. "It is an amicable split and there is no third party involved. Any other related allegations are completely false."
Jessica, meanwhile, was photographed yesterday looking pretty bummed about the divorce as she hit the gym. Or maybe it's cuz she had to go to the gym. Here's the photo. We Report, You Decide. (PHOTO)
SNAPSHOT - KATY PERRY SERENADES PRESIDENT OBAMA: KATY PERRY hit up a Vegas rally for President Obama last night in a dress that looked like an over-sized voting ballot.
On a related note ... things between Katy and JOHN MAYER appear to be going well because according to the not-always-reliable "Star", their sexy time sessions are bothering the neighbors.
One source told the tab neighbors have been complaining because John and Katy, quote, "have very loud sex, keep very late hours and like to turn up the tunes."