Did Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise's daughter Suri sign with a top Hollywood talent agency for acting? That's the claim from one of this week's foreign tabloids, but Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the report that alleges the 11-year-old will soon be running around L.A. on auditions. We're told it's "not true."
According to the New Zealand edition of Woman's Day, "It was really only a matter of time" before Suri Cruise stepped out of her parents' shadow to embark on her own Hollywood career." The magazine contends it has learned the young girl "recently signed up with a top talent agency." A so-called "source" is then quoted as telling the publication, "Suri wanted to get into acting since she was five years old... But Katie was insistent she wait until she was a bit older to ensure it was truly what she wanted to do, rather than just wanting to follow in her parents' footsteps."
The tabloid specifically states that Suri has not only been "signed to United Talent Agency, but she's also being looking after by top Hollywood agent Brian Nossokoff, the man behind successful young stars Jacob Tremblay from Room and Amandla Stenberg from The Hunger Games." Next, the magazine asserts, "It won't be long until Siri hits the Los Angeles audition circuit." The publication out even drags Jamie Foxx into the tall tale with its supposed "source" maintaining, "Jamie has been incredibly supportive of Suri's dream and even gifted her acting lessons with a top coach for her 11th birthday."
While the outlet notes that Holmes is "wary" about her daughter going into show business, the tabloid's insider claims the seasoned actress has "ensured Suri's life remains as normal as possible and her schooling isn't affected." The magazine's alleged tipster adds that Holmes is only allowing Suri to take "one role per year," but still she's "excited about [her daughter] finally being able to live her dream and experience what her mum has thrived on for so many years."
There are so many falsehoods and fake quotations in the New Zealand tabloid's article that it's hard to decide where to start. In no particular order: No source close to the Ohio-born and current resident of California and New York is referring to Holmes as "mum." Additionally, while Gossip Cop understands why the tabloid inserted Foxx into its narrative to make its article juicier, the contention that he's paying for Suri's acting classes is a complete lie. Curiously, the publication doesn't mention the name of the "top coach" with whom the young girl is purportedly learning her craft.
The reason is simple. It's all made-up. Suri did not sign with a top Hollywood talent agency, nor is going out on auditions or embarking on an acting career at this point in her life. Interestingly, though, Women's Day swears up and down that Suri is now a client of UTA's Brian Nossokoff. And while he does represents a number of young stars, Cruise and Holmes' daughter is not one of them.
This bogus tale about Suri becoming a child star has been floating around for years. In 2016, for example, Gossip Cop busted OK! when it falsely claimed the young girl was looking for a small role in a movie to "get her feet wet." In 2017, we corrected the National Enquirer when it wrongly reported Suri was taking "one-on-one classes with a top-tier New York acting coach." And earlier this year, we exposed the Australian tabloid NW when it inaccurately asserted Suri was auditioning for acting roles.
The claim has been consistently incorrect, regardless of when it was made and the outlet that printed the story. Still, Gossip Cop with a source at UTA, who assures us the little girl is not a client. Additionally, Holmes' own rep tells us the latest article about Suri signing with an agency is 100 percent "not true."
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.