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
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
As rock musicals go, Rock of Ages can’t go fast enough. This sloppy freak show is two minutes shy of two solid hours of screaming swill, without a shred of freshness, insight, cleverness or coherence to be detected within a two-mile radius. It’s based on a noisy Broadway jukebox joke that was never much to write home about in the first place, but it still had a soupçon of humor and banal charm, both of which are bewilderingly missing on the screen. The fact that the show is still running testifies to the confounding disregard for taste and intelligence rampant among today’s mass-market audiences. I haven’t seen a movie this bad since Battlefield Earth and Howard the Duck.
The Academy has released an incomplete list of this weekend’s Oscar presenters. Based on past experience, what categories shall they present. Here are our best guesses!
Christian Bale will present Best Supporting Actress; Melissa Leo will present Best Supporting Actor; Colin Firth will present Best Actress; Natalie Portman will present Best Actor. This gender-swapping 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
“I’ll find something to climb,” Tom Cruise told The Observer last night at the US premiere of his new film, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. “There’s always something.” He was talking about turning 50, a fact that means if insurance companies have anything to do with it, Mr. Cruise won’t be scaling buildings for much longer.
"INFAMOUS EXTENSIVE MASS"
Just posted to the Empire State Building’s Facebook page—yes, it has one—is a photograph of none other than Tom Cruise gracing its visage, the lesser-seen parts. Mounting the lip of the infamous, extensive mass and sporting a reluctantly exposed smile far from the reaches of Manhattan’s cosmically-lesser beings below him, Mr. Cruise lets Read More
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Did the Church of Scientology use a Vanity Fair contributing editor to infiltrate and gather intelligence on the cult’s enemies in the media?
John Connolly is a well-known, and well-liked, character in New York media circles. He’s a former NYPD detective Read More