Celebrity Scoops

Celebrity Scoops…updated Friday, 3.24.17

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The Crown's Vanessa Kirby

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Tom Cruise is getting his mojo back! The 54-year-old megastar has been lying low since he divorced Katie Holmes in the dating department, but word has it he’s breaking out of that lull. After seeing her play “Princess Margaret” in Netflix’s “The Crown,” he cast Vanessa Kirby, 28, in his “Mission: Impossible 6” as his costar. The two reportedly hit it off on set and already he’s “blown away by her endless charm and energy.” This comes after his mother, Mary Lee Pfeiffer, passed away just weeks ago at the age of 80.

He says his estranged wife, Nikki Cox, is battling mental health issues, so Jay Mohr is requesting solo custody of their 5-year-old son, Meredith, according to court docs. In the papers, he offers “reasonable visitation with Meredith, which shall be professionally monitored.” He claims in his second filing of divorce from Cox over their 10 year marriage, that she has refused “to attend to her mental health issues.” He also cited several incidents where she left their son in danger, according to him. He says one time she left ovens on while she and Meredith were asleep and once gave him too much medicine, causing him to throw up. He even went as far to say she “is incapable of caring for Meredith.” The two tied the knot in February 2006 and he filed paperwork in December.

Brad Pitt Killing Them SoftlyHe, too, is coming off a divorce, and is in no hurry to leap back into the dating world. Brad Pitt is said to be “in better spirits” since his split from Angelina Jolie in September, after they spent 12 years together. An insider reports to People that “things are definitely calming down,” but dating is not his priority. “He often has friends over. Old friends are back in his life, and he seems happy about it.” He’s even picked up sculpture as a new hobby, which is also keeping him occupied, along with work.

Look for “Saban’s Power Rangers” to take over the box office this weekend, as it makes its debut in theaters. Also making its debut is the action/sci-fi fantasy, “Life,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, about the six crew members working at the International Space Station on the cutting edge of discovering evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As they begin their research, the life form proves more intelligent than they expected. Another option is “Chips,” yes, the adaptation of the famed TV show from the 70s and 80s, starring Dax Shepard and Michael Pena as highway patrol officers.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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