July 9, 2012 |
For Tom Cruise, a quick resolution to his divorce from Katie Holmes looked like "Mission: Impossible" just last week. But the Hollywood action hero appears to have extinguished the tabloid firestorm with an agreement that one source said grants Holmes primary custody of their daughter, Suri, and control of her religious upbringing. The confidential deal was hammered out over the weekend in New York and announced Monday, 11 days after Holmes took the industry and her husband by surprise with the filing of divorce papers in Manhattan.
June 29, 2012 |
Tom Cruise is one of Hollywood's richest movie stars. His wife, Katie Holmes, has assembled a team of high-profile lawyers to handle their divorce proceedings. Will the split be amicable, as Cruise's attorney hopes, or will the breakup be a courtroom version of the actor's “War of the Worlds”? The announcement Friday that Cruise's wife of more than five years was seeking to end their marriage appeared to catch the star of the “Mission: Impossible” films off guard. Representatives for Cruise, who was in Iceland filming the movie “Oblivion,” were informed “by mail and fax” of the initiation of divorce proceedings, Cruise's lawyer, Bert Fields, said.
October 29, 2011 |
Who wrote Shakespeare? Sounds like "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?" Yet about 150 years ago, people on both sides of the Atlantic began asking how an otherwise obscure William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon could have crafted the most brilliant works in the English language. Most scholars regard this as an annoying sideshow; and only more annoying now that the film "Anonymous" has been released, purporting that Shakespeare was just a front for the pen and brain of the Earl of Oxford.
March 31, 2008 |
Editor's note: Rachel Abramowitz will be periodically checking in on the trial of Anthony Pellicano -- former private eye to the stars, who faces 110 counts of racketeering, wiretapping, conspiracy and other federal charges -- and writing about what the case means to Hollywood. -- Two allegedly crooked guys commiserate on the phone about the crookedness of the movie business. There's the graft. The hypocrisy. The dreadful bloviating.
May 7, 2006 |
NOT SO long ago, Bert Fields was, simply, Bert Fields. He was the most famous lawyer in Hollywood, a celebrity in his own right. National magazines and newspapers uncritically profiled him. Variety and the Hollywood Reporter ran his photo when he showed up at red carpet premieres. The New York Post's Page Six noted who attended the dinners he gave at his Manhattan apartment, the abode that gave coastal balance to Fields' other retreat in Malibu. And why not?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2006 |
Several weeks ago, after federal agents had been investigating prominent entertainment attorney Bert Fields for more than two years, his attorneys and federal prosecutors found some common ground: It did not make sense for the two sides to immediately go to war in court. So, they agreed to extend the deadline for prosecutors to decide whether to file charges against the 76-year-old Fields, one of the most successful lawyers in Hollywood.