Good timing. Rock of Ages star Tom Cruise was in Manhattan to collect an award, and, yes, promote his new movie.
The super star received the fourth ever Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award Tuesday night, placing him in the same company as Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra. The evening was a toast, not a roast. ROA costar Alec Baldwin presided at the Waldorf-Astoria, where speakers included such former co-stars as Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kevin Pollak.
Katie Holmes was out of the country. But he did bring their 6-year-old daughter, Suri, who not only got to stay up late, but to take in an R-rated tribute in keeping with the Friars tradition of blue humor.
Not so funny moment: Jerry Lewis, 86, was rushed to the hospital after collapsing from low blood sugar just moments before the gala where he was set to receive an award and present Tom Cruise with the night’s top honor, the New York Post reports. Lewis is OK.
Speaking of Baldwin, E! News reports his wedding date is set.
The twice-wed star (he divorced Kim Basinger in 2002) will walk down the aisle with yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas on June 30. The place: the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Little Italy, where Francis Ford Coppola filmed the baptism scene in his 1971 epic The Godfather.