Tom Sweetens Katie's 30th With Surprise

Hubby couldn't be on Broadway, so he sent a mountain of sugar in his place
By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User
Posted Dec 19, 2008 10:25 AM CST
In this file image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Katie Holmes and John Lithgow are shown in a scene from "All My Sons."    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Aw, isn't this sweet: Katie Holmes turned 30 yesterday, and Tom Cruise—who was attending his Valkyrie premiere in LA—sent a towering birthday cake to a Broadway theater in his place, People reports. Holmes, who’s starring in All My Sons, was surprised when the five-tiered pastry was rolled onstage after the show.  Daughter Suri helped blow out the candles.

"I planned it so that when she comes out for the standing ovation, John (Lithgow) would get the whole audience to wish her a happy birthday," Cruise said.