Tom Cruise arrives back on movie set in million-dollar Silver Screen bus gifted to him by Scientology bosses
09:27 GMT, 10 July 2012
While his estranged wife Katie Holmes is getting on with her daily life alongside six-year-old daughter Suri, Tom Cruise has been keeping his head down filming his latest movie.
But as he made his first appearance back in California after news broke that he and Katie have reached a divorce settlement, Tom travelled in style, arriving on the set in the million-dollar Silver Screen bus, gifted to him by Scientology bosses.
According to a 2005 memo leaked by Marty Rathbun, a former Scientologist who left the church in 2004, Cruise even demanded that the coach had a special drawer fitted in it full of slippers – to ensure that nobody walked on the vehicle with dirty shoes.
The show goes on: Tom Cruise arrived at Mammoth Lake Airport today in California to shoot scenes for his new movie Oblivion
bachelor pad: Tom's Silver Screen bus was spotted on set, said to be a
gift from Scientology leaders
The memo reads: 'Cruise requested
that a space be figured out for placement of slippers in the front of
Silver Screen as he doesn’t want shoes on the carpet.
'This is figured out — there is a drawer at the entrance which can be used for this. He also stated that no one will be allowed to enter other than his personal assistants.'
Referring to Scientology leader David
Miscavige, who Tom refers to as Chairman of the Board (COB), the memo
continues: 'Mr Cruise also said that when Silver Screen arrives he isn’t
going to set foot in it unless COB has been in first.'
Something to talk about: The actor was spotted chatting on his phone as he left the movie set
As well as the Silver Screen bus, Tom
is also believed to have received a selection of personalised
motorbikes, and an aircraft hanger complete with a luxurious office,
from the church.
Tom was seen along with his Silver Screen as he continued shooting new sci-fi movie Oblivion in Mammoth Lake Airport, California, yesterday.
Katie, meanwhile, was pictured out in New York with Suri, of whom she has gained sole custody.
A spokesman for Oblivion told E! News today that Cruise will be filming scenes for the movie over the next few days.
Touching down: The actor, left, is seen emerging from his private jet in wake of today's news that he has reached a divorce settlement with Katie Holmes
Tom was in Iceland filming when he learned of 33-year-old Katie's intention to file for divorce.
Since then he has been keeping a low
profile – and flew to Los Angeles for a sombre 50th birthday celebration
last week, where he joined his adopted children Isabella, 19, and
Conor, 17, from his previous marriage to Nicole Kidman.
Speaking about the the out-of-court divorce settlement today, Cruise's lawyer Bert Fields told E! News: 'Tom is really pleased we got there, and so am I.'
Yesterday, Katie's lawyer has
confirmed her highly-publicised divorce with Cruise has been settled, as
reports emerged she will have 'sole custody' of their daughter.
Happier times: Tom and Katie pictured back in February in Los Angeles during the Oscars
It seems the couple have reached an
agreement out of court, meaning the actor's beloved Scientology is no
longer at risk of scrutiny with the religion's secrets being dissected
during a trial.
Jonathan Wolfe said: 'This case has been settled and the agreement has been signed.'
Speaking to TMZ, he added: 'We are
thrilled for Katie and her family and are excited to watch as she
embarks on the next chapter of her life.
'We thank Tom's counsel for their professionalism and diligence that helped bring about this speedy resolution'.
According to TMZ, while Katie has sole custody of Suri, Tom will still get significant custodial time with his daughter.
Apparently the agreement also includes
details on what Tom and Katie are allowed to tell Suri regarding
religion, including Scientology.
The restrictions are eased as Suri gets older, the website reports.
A separate source, speaking to Radar,
also revealed that Suri will remain with Katie in New York, where they
currently reside, and will be accompanied by her own nanny and team of
bodyguards when she visits father Tom on weekly occasions. However an
insider who spoke to TMZ has disputed this.
The insider told Radar: 'Katie
insisted that Suri's nanny and bodyguards always accompany her when she
visits Tom… This will ensure a smooth and easy transition for Suri
when she is with Tom.
'Suri is Katie's number one priority.
Tom only has Scientologists that work for him and Katie insisted that
her staff will always be with their daughter.
Out and about: Katie took Suri out in New York today following news she will get sole custody of the six-year-old
'Under terms of the settlement, 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.'
Suri will also not be expected to
attend a Scientology school, like Cruise’s adopted children with ex-wife
Nicole Kidman, Isabella and Conor did.
Fingers began pointing even before reasons of their split came to surface.
And earlier today, the rumours
circulating their difference in religious opinion, notably the Cocktail
actor's rigid Scientology beliefs, appear to have been confirmed in a
joint statement from the couple.
Released by their representatives, the
notice states that they will continue to work together as parents and
'express our respect for each other's commitment to each of our