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Tom Cruise talks proudly to HELLO! Canada about his two leading ladies

HELLO! Canada

In this week's issue of the magazine, on sale from Thursday, November 27, Hollywood superstar Tom speaks about his young daughter Suri and wife Katie in an exclusive interview.

You also won't want to miss the spectacular nine-page photo feature on veteran soap opera hunk Eric Braeden, who talks about his Y&R alter ego Victor Newman inside his luxurious LA home.

As his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Suri is named Hollywood's most influential tot, dad Tom Cruise gives an exclusive interview to HELLO! Canada magazine about his love for the two girls in his life.

"My daughter is sweet but very strong-willed. Just like her mother!" reveals the "Valkyrie" star, who celebrated his second wedding anniversary with Katie Holmes this month. "But it's lovely. It's fun and very sweet."

"Suri is very much a girl," he adds. "I put a pair of pants on [her] and as soon as I walk out, the pants are off and a dress is on."

Also in issue 108, Vancouver-born heart-throb Jason Priestley chats with HELLO! Canada about fatherhood, and "The Young And The Restless" star Eric Braeden welcomes us into his LA home. Buy the magazine on newstands from Thursday, November 27.


Kate, Kate, Kate and the GMD watches football


I.t is a new world. A world the GMD is not altogether familiar with. These days, the number one movie at the box office is sold at the mall. Many malls across America. These days you have to hustle.

Tom Cruise hasn’t had to hustle in a very long time.

But Tom Cruise must hustle now.

"Valkyrie" is on the brink of disaster. And its December 26th release date pits it against many other more potentially bankable features. So for the first time in a long time, Tom Cruise is actually engaging in the kind of publicity he used to be above, once upon a time.

An exclusive interview with Hello! Canada, answering questions about his wife KatE (have you met her?) and of course his very popular daughter Little Sci. No mention of the movie either. The journalist however does keep referring to Robo as Katie, the GMD keeps answering Kate. It’s the best game ever!

When you and Katie became a couple, the press was ferocious. How did you help her handle it all?

Kate is incredibly wise and very, very strong and confident even though she is a very gracious and elegant person. You get through that kind of stuff. It’s not pleasant. It’s not something where you go, “Oh, boy, I’m really excited about this!” [Laughs] And certainly, I think [it] hit an extreme.

Does he even know what he’s saying? Can a woman not be strong and confident while gracious and elegant? Are these attributes mutually exclusive? What’s with the “even though”??? People can’t speak anymore. And his scriptwriter sucks.

At least he can handle being teased about the couch though:

Predictions ran rampant that you and Katie wouldn’t last and here you are, happier than ever. Can we anticipate more couch jumping soon with the announcement of more children on the way?

[Laughing] Jump on a couch and have more babies? I’m starting to sweat now! If I say “Yes,” then people are going to … [pauses, smiling]. We’ll have more children. [But] Kate’s working and right now we’re just enjoying this time. It’s very precious. We won’t get this time back. That’s why when Suri was born, we shut down everything for months, just for our families to be with Suri and the [older] kids.

How do they spend leisure time?

Family breakfast together, hanging out and watching movies, watching football, you know, spending the evening as a family colouring and reading books to Suri. Kate is an artist on many levels, so there’s lots of fun things and lots of arts and crafts projects. We all love reading books to Suri. We have those moments of just hanging out together and talking about the day.

And holiday plans?

It’s hard to pin down where you live these days!

We’re based in New York City. I’ve always had the apartment [there], but we’re based in New York while Kate’s doing her play. Wherever Kate is, I am, so that’s it.

Any Christmas plans?

We’ll be in New York, and we’ve planned for some fun. [Smiles]

Hello! Canada is on newsstands tomorrow. Tom discusses Little Sci’s status as Hollywood’s #1 tot. And it’s only the beginning. In the weeks to come, watch the GMD stoop and grovel.


Tom regrets wild Oprah antics

The Sun - UK
By Tim Nixon

TOM CRUISE admits the fallout from his infamous sofa-leaping antics on OPRAH WINFREY’S TV show greatly “affected” his family.

The "Top Gun" star regrets proclaiming his love for now-wife KATIE HOLMES in such hyperactive fashion, but can’t understand why he was critically mauled for it.

Tom went on the chat queen’s show in 2005, and spent much of the interview jumping on the guest sofa, telling the world of his love for a “magnificent” woman.

He told Hello! Magazine: “I guess I did court her kind of aggressively.

“There were things I did at the time that I look back and think, ‘Well, okay, I could have handled a couple of moments better.’

“But I was surprised by some of the things that were said about me at the time.

“It affected us all, and as a father and a husband you want to protect your family.”

Tom insisted he’s learned from his mistakes, but he’ll never stop shouting from the rooftops his adoration for Katie, their daughter SURI and his adopted kids with NICOLE KIDMAN.

He added: “Suri’s very much like her mother. She’s open and sunny, just like her mum is, but she’s also very determined.

“I have a happy family with children I adore and a wife I adore, and I get to make movies for a living.

“I don’t have too much to complain about, you know?”

Couldn’t agree more, Tom...