Since we know you’re all dying for the latest Tom Cruise/celebrity baby news, here it is: Tom and Katie welcomed baby girl Suri Tuesday afternoon…but wait, there’s more!
Yes, the huge bun in Katie Holmes‘ disturbingly protruding belly has finally been born, after what seems like eons of Tom Cruise’s endless string of bad PR moments since he jumped his first couch last year. What better remedy for a year’s worth of overzealous moments in the media eye than the culmination of Cruise and Holmes’ surprise romance?
No word yet on how Katie’s silent birth went, but baby girl Suri is doing well, according to publicists.
In an amusing twist of fate, baby TomKitten Suri was not the only mini celeb born yesterday. Joining her in the future ranks of young Hollywood was none other than the new daughter of Daddy Cruise’s postpartum drug-endorsing archenemy: Brooke Shields. Beating Katie to the birthing punch, Shields delivered her little bundle of joy Tuesday morning, named her (Grier Henchy, FYI), reported it to the media, and thus the gauntlet was thrown. Score: Brooke Shields 2, Tom Cruise 0.
"Peter Weir will direct "Shantaram," the Warner Bros. adaptation of the Gregory David Roberts novel that will star Johnny Depp.
Weir will develop the script with Eric Roth. WB hopes to begin production late next year.
When negotiations are complete, Weir — who last directed Russell Crowe in "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" — will take on a tale with the political and wartime tensions reminiscent of his early efforts like "The Year of Living Dangerously" and "Gallipoli."
Protag is an Australian heroin addict who escapes a maximum-security prison and reinvents himself in India as a doctor in the slums of Bombay. His attempt to find medicine for his destitute patients leads him into counterfeiting, gunrunning and smuggling."
One of moviedom’s most consistent directors, Peter Weir also brought you "Picnic at Hanging Rock," "Witness," "The Mosquito Coast," "Dead Poets Society," "Green Card," "Fearless," and "The Truman Show." Mr. Roth’s previous screenplays include "Forrest Gump," "The Insider," and "Ali." And Johnny Depp? Well, if I have to list Johnny Depp’s credits for you, then you’re clearly at the wrong website. (Note: He was in some really great movies before "Pirates"!)