You’d never know it, but Bill Paxton is becoming quite the nerd hero. He’s producing a graphic novel, Seven Holes for Air, which he hopes to have picked up by a studio so he can direct it. At Comic-Con this year, Tom Cruise pulled him up on stage during a panel for his new Read More
The Eight-Day Week
See the 1986 Tom Cruise popcorn flick Top Gun in the most ideal setting: outdoors at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Seated on a first-come, first-served basis, guests are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages, but leave the booze at home. The screening is the first event in a line-up of Read More
If a typical break-up calls for vats of Ben & Jerry’s and repeated viewings of The Notebook, then we suppose a highly publicized divorce from a top Hollywood actor and devout Scientologist calls for a cross-country move and a gorgeous new apartment. That’s pretty much what Katie Holmes got last summer when she took up residence at the Chelsea Mercantile—the spectacular, star-infused, 21-story building at 252 Seventh Avenue. The actress reportedly signed the lease just a few days after announcing her split from husband Tom Cruise in June 2012.
Katie Holmes will have the night of December 17 off from her Broadway play, Dead Accounts–maybe she can head a bit uptown and check out the nostalgic films that made her ex-husband, Tom Cruise, so beloved for a time.
Big Apple Idolatry
- Debbie Harry made a pretty cryptic comment on the elections, saying “I am thinking we have been invaded by aliens who have reduced the intelligence level of the entire fucking country to cement.” Did she mean little green men or illegal immigrants from Mexico? And aren’t aliens usually portrayed as being light years smarter than the average Joe the Plumber? They figured out space travel, how stupid can they be?
Tom Cruise’s lawyer Bert Fields has issued a press release announcing the star’s lawsuit against Life & Style magazine’s publisher for claiming that the star “abandoned” daughter Suri.
Big Apple Idolatry
– Tom Cruise is ready to throw his religion overboard in the name of love! Well, either that, or he finally got around to reading that Vanity Fair cover story from August.
We finally took a moment to dive into Maureen Orth’s Vanity Fair exposé about Nazanin Boniadi and her relationship with Tom Cruise and Scientology. That was completely wacky, right? Follow-up question: Did the idea of auditioning spouses make you sort of want to join the church of Scientology? No reason, we’re just asking. Hey look! Conan did a segment about how he met his wife!
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: