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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.


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."


Family of director Tony Scott deny brain cancer reports

Film director Tony Scott jumped off a bridge in Los Angeles on Sunday Credit: Reuters

There have been reports that British film director Tony Scott had been suffering from inoperable brain cancer.

The original claim was made by ABC News in the United States, citing sources close to the Top Gun film-maker, but Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told the broadcaster that Mr Scott's family were not aware that the director had cancer.

Tom Cruise pays tribute to 'dear friend' Tony Scott

Actor Tom Cruise Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The actor Tom Cruise, who starred in Top Gun, has paid tribute to the film director Tony Scott calling him a "creative visionary whose mark on film is immeasurable".

He told the US celebrity website TMZ:

"Tony was my dear friend and I will really miss him ... My deepest sorrow and thoughts are with his family at this time."

Reports: Scott suffered brain cancer relapse

Film director Tony Scott had suffered a relapse of brain cancer, according to the New York Post and ABC News.

Tony Scott died aged 68.

A source told the New York Post: "He has been suffering from cancer and he had a relapse. He wasn’t depressed, he was a lovely guy. On Sundays everyone went to his house, there would be the guy who worked in his local restaurant sitting by the pool by Michael Caine".

Another source told the newspaper: "He had been in the hospital earlier this summer, in the past few months, and he had been recuperating. The official story was it was a hip operation, but people suspected he underwent another cancer operation".

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