People: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to divorce; Savannah Guthrie in at 'Today'
June 29, 2012 5:45 PM
Katie Holmes, left, and Tom Cruise at the MTV Movie Awards in 2008.
From staff and Web reports
It seems like only yesterday that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were enjoying Pittsburgh in autumn with daughter Suri, the very picture of a happy family unit while Cruise was here to film "Jack Reacher" last year.
Times have changed, and today it was announced by People magazine and other media outlets that Cruise and Holmes are getting a divorce.
"This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," Holmes's attorney, Jonathan Wolfe, told People. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."
Cruise, 49, seen most recently in "Rock of Ages," wed actress Holmes, 33, in an Italian castle in November 2006.
He has been married twice before, to actresses Nicole Kidman and Mimi Rogers. He has two children with Kidman.
"Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children," Cruise's representative, Amanda Lundberg, told The Associated Press. "Please allow them their privacy to work this out."
According to TMZ.com, Cruise was "blindsided" by Holmes' legal move.
Holmes filed the divorce documents in New York on June 28, citing "irreconcilable differences." She is asking for sole legal custody and "primary residential custody" of Suri, 6.
She also is asking for a "suitable amount" of child support and a division of property in her divorce documents, although there was a significant prenup that is based on California law. Holmes makes no mention of the prenup in her filing.
Sources told TMZ, Cruise "did not see this coming" and that there is some "nastiness" here, evidenced by Holmes move to get sole legal custody.
Holmes divorce petition was filed anonymously, without names.
Grammy-winning singer Adele, 24, decided on a DIY course to break the news today that she is pregnant.
"I've got some news ... Im delighted to announce that Simon [Konecki] and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we're over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx," she wrote at www.adele.tv. The site was down much of the day after other news outlets began to link to it with the news.
According to People magazine, Adele began dating Konecki, a former financier who co-founded UK bottled-water company Life Water, last summer.
You've seen her face around NBC before, but now you'll be seeing it a lot more: Savannah Guthrie has officially been chosen to replace Ann Curry as Matt Lauer's "Today" show co-host.
"In just a few short years Savannah, has become a standout member of the news division as well as the ultimate team player," NBC News president Steve Capus said in a statement on Friday. "She's got an undeniable range, and she's earned the trust of the news community, her colleagues and our viewers alike. I couldn't be happier for Savannah and the entire 'Today' team."
The 40-year-old Arizona native is no stranger to the morning show, of course -- she's been co-anchoring the 9 a.m. hour since August 2011, and she will continue her role as NBC News chief legal correspondent.