Hear any news about Tom Cruise lately? Anything?
After 30 years in the biz, there's a reason why the Rock of Ages star still rocks: because the guy knows how to weather those rough patches.
The painful personal news comes on the heels of a tough professional blow that's enough to test the star's famous mettle...
Two weeks ago, Cruise's highly touted big-screen version of the Broadway hit Rock of Ages opened to a disappointing $15.1 million and has drummed up a measly $35 million so far.
Throw in what many observers say could become a nasty custody battle with Holmes over their 6-year-old daughter Suri and you can't blame Cruise for not being in a celebratory mood on his big day.
But if there's one thing Cruise has taught us, it's that you should never count out this sturdy superstar.
During a career that has spanned more than 30 years and some three-dozen films, Cruise has cornered the market on staging comebacks, enduring everything from box-office bombs (Lions for Lambs, anyone?) to PR debacles (couch-jumping! Psychiatry takedowns! Matt Lauer slugfests!).
The proof is in the pudding: To date, the star's films have collectively grossed a staggering $7.6 billion worldwide.
And he's showing no signs of slowing down: He'll next be seen in the crime thriller Jack Reacher, and is currently shooting the buzzy sci-fi epic Oblivion in Iceland.
So, at the end of the day, all that's left to say is this: Happy birthday, Mr. Top Gun—we've got no doubt you'll be flying high again very soon!