Sure, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have hired high-profile divorce lawyers as they gear up for a legal showdown over custody of their daughter, Suri.
But maybe what they really need is...a psychic?
Eerie coincidences have cropped up between TomKat's split and those of Cruise and his other exes, including ex-wives Nicole Kidman and Mimi Rogers, as well as former ladylove Penélope Cruz.
Freaky-deaky flukes or cosmic convergence? Let's suss them out...
- Divorce = Box-Office Poison? Here's a fascinating tidbit: Cruise notched a box-office bomb during each of the years he'd undergone a divorce. In 1990, during his split from Rogers, he unleashed Days of Thunder, a critical and commercial disappointment made all the more glaring by the fact that he was coming off of an Oscar-winning smash (Rain Man) and an award-winning performance (Born on the Fourth of July). In 2001, after calling it quits from Kidman, he debuted Vanilla Sky, which earned less than half of the grosses of his previous flick, Mission: Impossible II. And last month, he lobbed his biggest box-office bomb in years when his highly anticipated hair-metal opus Rock of Ages opened to a paltry $15.1 million—two weeks before hitting splitsville with Holmes.
—Additional reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum