Tom Cruise was probably very thankful on Thursday.
After more than three months apart from his 6-year-old daughter Suri -- the pair were last together on Aug. 5 after a weeklong vacation -- the actor, 50, welcomed his little girl to London earlier this week.
"He's super excited" about the visit, a source told People.com.
Did he jump on a couch? That's how you can tell if Tom Cruise is excited. He jumps on stuff.
Suri's mom Katie Holmes spent Thanksgiving in Toledo, Ohio, with the rest of the tightknit Holmes clan. The actress, 33, had the day off from her Broadway comedy "Dead Accounts."
For Cruise, the long-awaited reunion was especially sweet. Based in London since mid-August, where he is deep in pre-production for the sci-fi action film "All You Need Is Kill," the actor has been struggling to cope with the distance between them since Holmes filed for divorce in June and was awarded primary custody of the couple's only child.
Although Cruise has been "heartbroken" by the situation, as his friend Christopher McQuarrie recently told People.com, he and Suri have been speaking by phone daily. And sources on both sides have said that both Cruise and Holmes are continuing to try to work things out amicably. "They are all about co-parenting," a Holmes pal said in September.
THANKSGIVING BRAWL: Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry
Maybe they both wanted the drumstick.
According to the Huffington Post, Aubry, 37, was booked for investigation of a battery, a misdemeanor, and released on $20,000 bail, according to online jail records. He's scheduled to appear in court Dec. 13.
Aubry came to Berry's house Thanksgiving morning. Later on, police responded to a report of an assault, said Los Angeles Police Officer Julie Boyer.
An LAPD spokesman told E! Online that "a radio call came in around 10 a.m. to respond to the 1100 block of Doheny Drive. When officers arrived two male individuals were involved in a physical altercation."
Aubrey was injured and arrested following the alleged brawl that reports said was with Berry's fiance Olivier Martinez.
Aubry was injured in the altercation and was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released.
Sounds like he started something he couldn't finish.
Emails sent to Berry's publicist, Meredith O'Sullivan, and Aubry's family law attorney, Gary Fishbein, were not immediately returned.
Berry and Aubry have been involved in a custody dispute involving their 4-year-old daughter, Nahla. The proceedings were sealed because the former couple are not married. Both appeared in the case as recently as Nov. 9, but neither side commented on the outcome of the hearing.
Berry has been dating French actor Olivier Martinez, and he said earlier this year that they are engaged.
RIHANNA SPENDS THANKSGIVING WITH CHRIS BROWN: Rihanna seems to be thankful for Chris Brown, for some reason.
After traveling to seven countries in seven days on a concert tour, the singer went to Germany for Thanksgiving, where Brown happened to be performing in Berlin.
"All alone in my big ole jet!!! See u soon lover," the "Diamonds" singer tweeted Wednesday.
On Thanksgiving Day, Rihanna tweeted, "#Berlin #CarpeDiem." When Us Weekly's Ian Drew, who was among the journalists traveling with Rihanna on her tour, via a chartered 777 jet, asked Rihanna about her holiday plans, she replied with a smile that she was planning a "quiet" meal with "friends."
Hopefully he didn't throw the turkey at her.
She and Brown were photographed at Berlin's Adagio nightclub following his show.
On Tuesday, shortly after apologizing to the press and fans aboard her plane for the tour's considerable hiccups -- passengers were deprived of sleep, food and sunlight, with most press members not getting any quotes or interviews from the star -- Rihanna looked back fondly on the tour.
"There were so many people on it . . . it was great!" she exclaimed in NYC. "It was a once in a lifetime experience."
Meanwhile, Brown is denying reports in the Huffington Post and other sources that he backed out of a concert in Guyana because women's rights, siting his assault on Rihanna in 2009, were protesting the show.
However, according to Brown's camp, that's not the case.
Brown's rep tells E! News: "This concert was never confirmed. The promoter (Hits & Jams Entertainment) is being untruthful."
EMMA STONE MADE A SEX TAPE: Emma Stone has finally hit the big time.
That's right -- there's a tape of her having sex out there somewhere.
The actress recorded a sex tape, and it's not with her current beau, Andrew Garfield, a source told RadarOnline.com. The 24-year-old starlet reportedly filmed the racy video before meeting her "The Amazing Spider-Man" co-star.
He must be thrilled.
"She was just young and probably thought nothing would ever come of it," the source said.
The X-rated tape hasn't surfaced yet. However, it's apparently not in Stone's possession. "The tape remains in the hands of the person she made it with," said the source, whom radar identified as a close friend of the actress. "But that doesn't mean there's any guarantee that it won't eventually hit the market. The higher Emma's star rises, the more valuable that tape becomes."
When will these people ever learn?
In any case, Stone won't be exploiting the scandalous reel for her benefit. "Emma's really happy with her career and proud of where she is," the source added. "There's no way she would organize the release of the tape."
MADONNA NOT GUILTY OF CORRUPTING RUSSIAN YOUTH: A Russian court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Madonna traumatized minors by speaking up for gay rights during a concert in St. Petersburg.
Russia seems like a lovely place to live for the open-minded.
According to the Huffington Post, the ruling came after a one-day hearing that bordered on the farcical. Plaintiffs claimed that Madonna's so-called "propaganda of perversion" would negatively affect Russia's birthrate and erode the nation's defense capability by depriving the country of future soldiers. At one point, the judge threatened to expel journalists from the courtroom if they laughed too much.
Why not? The whole thing sounds funnier than a Monty Python episode.
The Moskovsky district court in St. Petersburg ended up throwing out the Trade Union of Russian Citizens' lawsuit and the 333 million rubles ($10.7 million) it sought from the singer for allegedly exposing youths to "homosexual propaganda."
They did know they were booking Madonna ... right?
Madonna did not attend the trial, and her publicist Liz Rosenberg said Thursday the star wouldn't comment about it.
Anti-gay sentiment is strong in Russia, particularly in St. Petersburg, where local legislators passed a law in February that made it illegal to promote homosexuality to minors. Six months later, Madonna criticized the law on Facebook, then stood up for gay rights during a concert in St. Petersburg that drew fans as young as 12.
"Who will children grow up to be if they hear about the equal rights of the lesbian lobby and manly love with traditional sexual relations?" one of the plaintiffs, Darya Dedova, testified Thursday. "The death rate prevails over the birthrate in the West; young guys are becoming gender neutral."
Let's leave Justin Bieber out of this.
The plaintiffs submitted evidence about gay culture drawn from Wikipedia pages, claiming that a real encyclopedia could not have articles about homosexuality. Right. The pages would immediately catch fire.
"We aren't against homosexual people, but we are against the propaganda of perversion among minors," Dedova told the court. "We want to defend the values of a traditional family, which are currently in crisis in this country. Madonna violated our laws and she should be punished."
Madonna, who performed in Moscow and St. Petersburg in August as part of her world tour, also angered Russian officials by supporting jailed members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot. The American said during her Moscow concert that she would "pray for them," then turned around so the audience could see the words "Pussy Riot" written on her back. The singer also donned a ski mask similar to those worn by Pussy Riot.
Despite international outrage, three of that band's members were sentenced to two years in jail on hooliganism charges for performing a "punk prayer" at Moscow's main cathedral, during which they pleaded with the Virgin Mary to deliver Russia from President Vladimir Putin. One of the Pussy Riot members was later released from jail on appeal, but the other two were sent to prison camps to serve their sentences.
So much for all those "reforms" in Russia.
NOVEMBER 24 IN HISTORY
Saturday is Nov. 24, the 329th day of 2012. There are 37 days left in the year.
1859: British naturalist Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species," which explained his theory of evolution by means of natural selection.
1941: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Edwards v. California, unanimously struck down a California law prohibiting people from bringing impoverished non-residents into the state.
1950: The musical "Guys and Dolls," based on the writings of Damon Runyon and featuring songs by Frank Loesser pened on Broadway.
1963: Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, in a scene captured on live television.
1969: Apollo 12 splashed down safely in the Pacific.
1971: A hijacker calling himself "Dan Cooper" (but who became popularly known as "D.B. Cooper") parachuted from a Northwest Orient Airlines 727 over the Pacific Northwest after receiving $200,000 dollars in ransom -- his fate remains unknown.
1982: Barack Hussein Obama Sr., a Kenyan government economist and father of the president, was killed in an automobile accident in Nairobi; he was 46.
1987: The United States and the Soviet Union agreed on terms to scrap shorter- and medium-range missiles. (The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev the following month.)
1992: A China Southern Airlines Boeing 737 crashed in southern China, killing all 141 people on board.
2002: In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Iraqi government complained that the small print behind upcoming weapons inspections would give Washington a pretext to attack. Lucio Gutierrez, a populist former army colonel who'd led a coup in 2000, was elected Ecuador's sixth president in six years. Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel's conservative party dominated parliamentary elections in Austria.
2007: A fast-moving wildfire pushed by Santa Ana winds raced through the canyons and mountains of Malibu, Calif., for the second time in little more than a month, destroying some 50 homes. In Australia's election, conservative Prime Minister John Howard suffered defeat at the hands of Labor Party head Kevin Rudd.
2011: In the first NFL game featuring brothers as opposing head coaches, the Baltimore Ravens, led by John Harbaugh, beat the San Francisco 49ers, 16-6, under rookie coach Jim Harbaugh.
Basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson (74), former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue (72), rock drummer Pete Best (71), actor-comedian Billy Connolly (70), former White House news secretary Marlin Fitzwater (70), rock musician Clem Burke (Blondie) (58), record producer Terry Lewis (56),actress Denise Crosby (55), rock musician Chad Taylor (Live) (42), actor Colin Hanks (35), actress Katherine Heigl (34), actress Sarah Hyland (22).