June 30, 2012 in Nation/World

Holmes ending marriage to Cruise

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Cruise and Holmes are calling it quits after five years of marriage.
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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing, bringing an end to one of Hollywood’s most unexpected marriages, one that spawned euphoric couch-jumping on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and endless speculation in the tabloids. After five years of marriage, Holmes filed for divorce from Cruise on Thursday.

Cruise, 49, wed the 33-year-old Holmes in 2006 in an Italian castle after publicly declaring his love on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” His starry-eyed celebration (in which he famously jumped on the studio couch) was a public display that forever after altered the moviegoing public’s perspective of the action star.

The couple have a 6-year-old daughter, Suri.

Cruise has two children with his previous wife, Nicole Kidman. The actor was also previously married to Mimi Rogers. This is Holmes’ first marriage.

Adele announces baby on the way

Adele is celebrating another milestone – a pregnancy.

The superstar singer’s representative confirmed Friday that the 24-year-old is expecting a child with boyfriend Simon Konecki. The message was posted on her official website, which crashed due to a large amount of traffic after the news was announced.

It’s unclear how far along the British singer is.

Lauryn Hill pleads guilty to tax evasion

Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty Friday to not paying federal taxes on more than $1.5 million earned over three years.

Appearing in U.S. District Court in Newark, N.J., Hill admitted failing to file tax returns from 2005 to 2007. She faces a maximum one-year sentence on each of the three counts.

Hill declined to comment after Friday’s hearing. Her attorney indicated that Hill planned to pay back the taxes she owes. Sentencing was set for late November.

The birthday bunch

Actress NancyDussault is 76. Jazz musician Stanley Clarke is 61. Actor-comedian David Alan Grier is 56. Actor Vincent D’Onofrio is 53. Boxer Mike Tyson is 46. Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps is 27.


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