It sounds like this was a pretty quick and painless process: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have settled their divorce and custody issues. Katie's attorney said, quote, "We are thrilled for Katie and her family and are excited to watch as she embarks on the next chapter of her life." He also thanked Tom's attorneys for, "their professionalism and diligence that helped bring about this speedy resolution." Just before the settlement was announced, Tom and Katie released a joint statement saying, "We are committed to working together as parents to accomplishing what is in our daughter Suri's best interests. We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other's commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other's roles as parents." Obviously, no official details were released. But "sources" say that Suri is going to live with Katie in New York, while Tom receives, "generous visitation rights." One of the terms of the settlement is that a nanny and bodyguards Katie recently hired must be with Suri whenever she's with Tom. That's a red flag, right? But check this out: according to a source, "Suri isn't permitted to be exposed to anything Scientology related and this includes going to any Scientology churches, parties, etc. Katie made sure that this was ironclad in the agreement." Wow!! Some say there are restrictions governing what both Tom and Katie can discuss with Suri when it comes to religion. Those restrictions ease up as she gets older.
Time to begin speculating on who the "American Idol" judges will be next season. None of the judges are locked down, even though Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler could still return. And there's no truth that Randy has been fired. Yet. The producers are most interested in bringing Jennifer Lopez back, but it sounds like she wants to move on to mommy time and focus on her film career or maybe she just wants a big paycheck! Regardless, "Idol" could be looking at adding several new judges and supposedly, they already have some names on their wish list. They're considering Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Fergie and Will.I.Am. Why two memebers of the Black Eyed Peas? No idea, but didn't Will.I.Am just admit a few months ago that he can't sing without Auto-Tune. That's not all. Fox is interested in making Adam Lambert a judge, which is an odd choice, since he was just a runner-up when he was on the show. This is all speculation at this point. No one from "Idol" has commented, and they probably won't until they have something concrete to say.
Add Nicki Minaj to the growing list of celebrities who believe they've been inappropriately prodded by the TSA. Nicki was on her way to the Philippines when a female airport security screener allegedly got too handsy with her. Yesterday she Tweeted, "Pretty sure I was just overtly fondled @ this check point. By a very old lady w/an accent. Word?" Then she brought up the double standard issue, "So TSA always takes pics of me while doing their job! But wld u believe they just told me I couldn't take pics????" However, Nicki did Tweet a picture of the woman from behind.
Mathew Knowles is trying to revive Destiny’s Child. For some reason, he’s banking on some unreleased material to begin easing the group, which hasn’t reunited, back into the public’s ear.
He said, “We still have our joint venture with Sony, and in November, we’re putting out two Destiny’s Child catalog records with new material." That, of course, brings rumors for a Destiny’s child reunion tour, but that will take time to plan and right now each of the girls are working on her solo album. “The hardest thing would be choosing which songs they’re going to do, because we would want to mix it up with solo hits and Destiny’s Child hits. We would have to throw away some #1′s from off the set list,” Matthew said.