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Tom Cruise 'to make cameo in new Star Wars film'

Tom Cruise is reportedly in talks to appear in the next installment of the movie franchise. Credit: PA

Tom Cruise is reportedly being lined up for a cameo role in the new Star Wars: Episode VII film.

The A-list actor is said to have met with director JJ Abrams, who he worked with on Mission: Impossible 5, in London the past week, according to The Sun.

The plot of the the movie, which will star Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, has been kept a secret but it takes place 30 years after the end of Return Of The Jedi.

Ford, who broke his left leg 'during an incident with a door' while filming, is not expected to be back on set for several months.

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Tom Cruise refuses to quash Top Gun 2 movie rumours

Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise has point blank refused to quash rumours of a second Top Gun movie.

Speaking to ITV News on whether there was a new movie planned, he said: "I have no idea. Sometimes it just takes time.

"It's a matter of when things come together. Sometimes films that you have worked on for many, many years...

"I have had films that I have worked on for years and years and finally the right piece has come together and you feel that it's going to be something that is exciting."

Pressed on whether a sequel could work so long after the first movie, Cruise said: "You don't know." The original 1986 film told the story of US Navy elite fighter weapons school students competing to be best in their class.

Tom Cruise: 'I have not abandoned daughter Suri'

Actor Tom Cruise has told a court he maintains a close relationship with his daughter Suri, despite his divorce from her mother and a hectic film schedule.

The actor's two-page description of his relationship with his daughter was written to support his defamation action against a US magazine publisher.

Tom Cruise photographed with his daughter Suri in 2010. Credit: Guerin-Taamallah/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

The declaration was filed in a case against Bauer Publishing, which Cruise is suing over a pair of 2012 stories that claimed he had "abandoned" Suri because of overseas film shoots.

"I have in no way cut Suri out of my life - whether physically, emotionally, financially or otherwise," Cruise wrote.

He said despite filming back-to-back films in the second half of 2012, he spoke to his daughter nearly every day and got frequent updates about her from her mother, actress Katie Holmes.

Cruise's lawyers are asking a judge to order Bauer to declare it did not have any sources to support its contentions about his parenting role. Bauer's lawyers argue that a judge should reject Cruise's motion.

Tom Cruise is 'honoured' to be Irish

Actor Tom Cruise has said he is 'honoured' after he received a certificate to mark his Irish roots after researchers discovered one of his ancestors restored evicted tenants to lands just before the famine.

Patrick Russell Cruise, his great-great-great grandfather, returned from America to Ireland after his land agent forced families from farms in Co Westmeath in 1843.

Tom embraces his Irish roots Credit: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Cruise was in Dublin for the premiere of his latest blockbuster Oblivion at the Savoy cinema, engagements with the Irish Film Board, a pre-recorded Late Late Show interview and a visit to the Guinness brewery.

The star said: "It's a great honour for me and for my whole family - I can't wait to bring it back to them and enlighten them on their history.

"I'm very proud to be Irish. There's a pride in America of being Irish. I can't wait to come back and I want to visit the land of my ancestors and the castle that they had."

Tom Cruise enjoys a pint of Guinness Credit: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Barack Obama has also previously celebrated his own Irish roots, enjoying a pint of Guinness on St Patrick's Day.

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Report: Holmes to receive $400,000 a year for child support

Katie Holmes will receive $400,000 a year in child support from her divorce with Tom Cruise, according to celebrity news website TMZ.

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise at the premiere of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. Credit: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Cruise will pay Suri's support for the next 12 years, meaning he will reportedly spend $4.8 million in total.

Sources told the website that Holmes did not receive a lump sum payout from the divorce.

Scott brain cancer rumours 'totally false'

The results from film director Tony Scott's autopsy could take six weeks and rumours he was diagnosed with brain cancer are "totally false", a spokesman for the Los Angeles Department of Coroner said.

Tony Scott with his wife Donna and their sons. Credit: REUTERS/Fred Prouser

He said: "I spoke with Mrs Scott yesterday and she said that (the rumours) was totally false."

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