Tom, Katie Start Settlement Talks
TMZ says they might avoid a nasty court fight
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2012 8:32 AM CDT
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes in March of 2011.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

(Newser) – The Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes split may not result in a nasty court fight after all. TMZ says lawyers from both sides have begun "calm" settlement talks on custody of Suri and child support, among other things. If all goes well, it would mean that Cruise would not file a divorce case of his own in California. Yesterday, the BBC suggested such a filing was imminent after talking to his lawyer.

"We are letting 'the other side' play the media until they wear everyone out and then we'll have something to say," said Bert Fields. People, however, also says settlement talks are now under way. "Neither one of them wants this to be hashed out in public," says its source. Click for more details on the talks or to see a photo from their last dinner together.

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Jul 7, 2012 6:36 PM CDT
At least it kept the Kradash's out of the news for a bit. Lenett
Jul 7, 2012 11:50 AM CDT
I'm only interested in the Cult angle. They just lost the 27 yr old son of one of the cults high ups. The mother who was cut off after she resigned the cult can't see her dead son, the cult wont allow it. I'm very interested to see what the couch jumper does to keep the cult out of the press. And if Katie can save her little girl.
Jul 7, 2012 10:44 AM CDT
Click for more details on the talks or to see a photo from their last dinner together. WhyTF would I want to click to see what they were eating for their last meal together ????? It's not as if they were going to be hanged or shot by a firing squad at dawn. It's not as if I'm going to rush out to the same restaurant or make recipe notes of what they ate...............SO WHY JOHN ???? WHAT'S THE FUCKING POINT OF IT FROM A JOURNALISTIC POV. Tell me. I want to know. And you can call me...............Amused with the stupidity of some Newser "writers".