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:
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