Tom Cruise was warned to "abort a mission" to see his son DJ over safety concerns this week.
The Mission: Impossible star spent Monday with 17-year-old Connor, with the teenager accompanying his father to a taping of Late Show with David Letterman in the afternoon. Electronic duo MNDR performed, and Connor played at an after-party in their honour held at New York City nightspot The Darby.
Tom planned to attend the bash, with his security team checking out the venue during the day. However, when another group swept the area in the evening it was decided the Hollywood iconic couldn't go.
"It was planned in advance for days that Tom was going to be there," an insider told New York Post.
"But at 11pm," a spy says, with the place packed and Cruise en route, "More security showed up. They realised there was no back exit. They contacted Tom and said the area wasn't secure enough to get him into the club, seated, then get him out. They told him to abort the mission."
Tom did manage to enjoy a night out though, heading to venue Le Baron. He partied until 4am, with onlookers shocked by how much he let loose.
"It was great to see a big movie star hang out in the pit of Chinatown with the arty crowd," one explained. "He was dancing the whole time."
The star has been doing the rounds on talk shows this week as he is promoting his movie Jack Reacher. On Tuesday he was interviewed by Jimmy Fallon, with the two men entering into a water fight as the cameras rolled. When Jimmy doused Tom with a huge jug full of liquid, the action hero retaliated by unloading a massive water gun on the host.
Tom appears to be getting back to normal following his divorce from Katie Holmes earlier this year.
She is also getting used to the single life and spent her 34th birthday on Tuesday with her and Tom's six-year-old daughter Suri.
The pair and one of the tot's friends enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes and eggs Benedict at a bakery on Katie's special day, with the actress getting a special treat too.
"When the staff brought the cake out with a sparkler, Suri, and her friend sang 'Happy Birthday' and the two girls helped the pastry chef cut the cake and plate," an insider told New York Post.