Tom Cruise’s last ex-wife, Nicole Kidman, rebounded quickly with an Oscar, but Katie Holmes may have her eye on Tony. She’s to return to Broadway in the Theresa Rebeck play Dead Accounts this fall. The Times reports Ms. Holmes is to play a Midwestern woman living with her parents and trying to “pull together Read More
The 4th of July has come and gone and so, we hope, has our recent streak of broiling-hot weather. (Hell’s Kitchen, indeed.) Our personal cooling-down strategies: abusing office A/C (which is at least 10 degrees cooler than the window units in our sauna-like brownstone), answering the dual siren calls of the ice-cream man’s perpetually creepy jingle and the music wafting from the beer-chilled bar around the corner, and visiting the city’s “pop-up pool” that opened last Friday under the Brooklyn Bridge. (What is a pop-up pool, exactly? And how does it differ from an inflatable one?)
To be fair, there’s one thing we can thank this scorching heat for:
Now that Tom Cruise is single again, we found ourselves looking back to the innocent beginnings of his relationship with Katie Holmes–and no, not just the part where she disappeared for weeks and then showed up on his arm in Italy! We refer, instead, to the apocryphal “audition process” that Ms. Holmes won over other starlets like Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, and Scarlett Johansson. Who knows if this really happened; don’t sue us! But if Mr. Cruise were to audition a fourth wife, here are the ladies he might like to consider.
TMZ reports that Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have already settled their divorce–precluding a time-consuming, secret-exposing, and tremendously fun court battle! The site notes that a particular Cruise condition had been contact with daughter Suri, a sticking point as Ms. Holmes had filed for joint custody. But it seems both parents will be buying Read More
There’s no way in this go-go 24-hour news cycle to present a fully up-to-date profile of any celebrity. Take, for instance, the case of Katie Holmes, who was to be a boring August Elle cover subject until her divorce filing from Tom Cruise.
If the timelines regarding her “daring escape” are to be Read More
Red Carpet Real Estate
Celebrity copycats, it turns out, do not restrict their mimicry only to the enviable aspects of a Hollywood star’s life. Now people are scrambling to be just like the soon-to-be-divorced Katie Holmes, The Real Deal reports.
Ms. Holmes, who reportedly signed the lease on Chelsea Mercantile pad a few days before filing for divorce (real estate deals being one of the biggest predictors of a change in relationship status), is said to be generating unprecedented interest in the building. Ryan Serhant, a broker with Nestseeker, tells The Real Deal that interest in one of his listings is five times what it was before Ms. Holmes arrived.
THE CONTINUED ADVENTURES OF RUPERT MURDOCH ON TWITTER
News Corp. owner Rupert Murdoch sometimes thinks “out loud” on his Twitter feed, pondering recent news and issuing his own opinions. Today, while musing on the split between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Mr. Murdoch dropped this doozy:
After five years of marriage–and a Vanity Fair cover intended to reveal that their baby was not an elaborate, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf-esque fiction–Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are reportedly divorcing.
In 2005, the pair met. Mr. Cruise was said to have auditioned Scarlett Johansson for the role of bride, along with Jennifer Read More
tonight in dvr
With the super-successful, and actually super, Mission: Impossible–Ghost Protocol (is our punctuation on that okay?), Tom Cruise slunk back into Hollywood’s good graces after a few years in the wilderness with only Kate Holmes-Cruise and a child in full makeup and heels to keep him company. The odd thing about the Mission: Impossible franchise as Read More