Celebritology 2.0: TomKat


Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 09/04/2012

On Tom Cruise and that Vanity Fair story about his alleged pre-Katie Holmes girlfriend

Does Maureen Orth’s article finally expose some of Cruise’s stranger romantic practices?

By Jen Chaney  |  01:10 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat | Tags:  Tom Cruise

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Suri’s Burn Book: Does the Suri Cruise-inspired blog (and book) go too far?

Allie Hagan’s blog is very funny. But does it cross a line?

By Jessica Goldstein  |  10:13 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat | Tags:  Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Celebrity Kids, Internet Brilliance

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 08/24/2012

More Prince Harry photos could emerge; Madonna ‘forgives’ Elton John

Also: TMZ says it has some details from the Cruise/Holmes divorce.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:44 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals, TomKat | Tags:  Morning Mix, Prince Harry, Madonna, Elton John, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 07/30/2012

TomKat vs. Robsten: A comparative study

Which celebrity relationship story is the more significant one of the summer? It’s a tough call.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:08 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Relationships, TomKat | Tags:  Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Halle Berry reportedly hospitalized; Tom Cruise visits with Suri Cruise

Also: Joseph Gordon-Levitt feels his brother’s death was misrepresented in a GQ profie.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:18 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat | Tags:  Halle Berry, Tom Cruise, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Dark Knight Rises

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Tom Cruise attorney threatens National Enquirer lawsuit; Kristen Chenoweth injured on set

Also: Should Ed Helms become a Griswold?

By Jen Chaney  |  08:03 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, TomKat | Tags:  Morning Mix, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 07/11/2012

The Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise divorce: Accepting the silence ... sort of

An essay on the aftermath, featuring references to Lifetime movies and Stringer Bell.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:24 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Splits, TomKat | Tags:  Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Katie Holmes will have primary custody of Suri Cruise; Sara Ramirez weds

CELEBRITOLOGY | Also in the morning mix: Sara Ramirez, who plays Callie on “Grey’s Anatomy,” ties the knot and stars gathered to remember writer Nora Ephron.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:13 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat | Tags:  Morning Mix, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Nora Ephron

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have signed divorce papers

Well, that was fast.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:36 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat, Splits | Tags:  Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Katie Holmes prepares for next movie; Ernest Borgnine dies

Also: Sienna Miller welcomes a child.

By Jen Chaney  |  07:50 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat, Obits | Tags:  Morning Mix, Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 07/06/2012

LAT reports Scientology is ‘key’ in Holmes/Cruise split; Brad Pitt’s mom really did write Romney letter

Also: A former assistant to U2’s Adam Clayton gets seven years in jail for embezzlement.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:42 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat | Tags:  Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Katie Holmes talks Tom Cruise (kind of ) and more TomKat headlines

It’s a very TomKat-heavy morning mix.

By Jen Chaney  |  10:14 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat | Tags:  Morning Mix, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 07/03/2012

More Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes headlines; Mel Gibson hit with restraining order

Also: everyone is coming back for more “Glee.”

By Jen Chaney  |  10:14 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat, Celebrities, Justin Bieber | Tags:  Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Mel Gibson, Glee

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Which 2012 celebrity relationship story has been most surprising?

Which of these break-up or engagement news items surprised you most?

By Jen Chaney  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat, Relationships | Tags:  Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Katy Perry, Russell Brand, Miley Cyrus

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 07/02/2012

The Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorce: The latest

The latest headlines on the celebrity divorce that has crushed our TomKat cocktails and dreams.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:33 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Relationships, TomKat | Tags:  Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 06/29/2012

TomKat in memoriam: A timeline of the Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes love story

Aw, remember the sonogram machine, you guys?

By Jen Chaney  |  04:56 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat | Tags:  Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Tom Cruise’s rep confirms divorce from Katie Holmes

Cruise is “deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children,” she says.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:29 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat | Tags:  Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to divorce

The couple wed in 2006 and are splitting up, People magazine says.

By Sarah Anne Hughes and Jen Chaney  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Relationships, TomKat | Tags:  Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 11/06/2009

Tom Cruise. Scientology. Need I say more?

In July 2008, clips of Tom Cruise evangelizing for Scientology surfaced on the Web. (YouTube) Apparently talking to an ashtray is not considered a nutty kind of thing to do, as long as you're doing it under the guise of deepening your Scientology practice. Oh, and if Tom Cruise is the one telling you to do it. Just in time for the holidays, a new book exposing alleged details about not just Scientology -- but Tom Cruise's association with the church -- is available for stocking stuffing and hostess gifting. In "Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology" former practitioner Marc Headley details his 15 years as an employee of the church and his experiences with one Tom Cruise. Some of Headley's recollections appeared in this week's Village Voice. Cruise, for instance, allegedly instructed Headley in what is apparently known as the "book-and-bottle routine," designed to help...

By Liz Kelly  |  01:46 PM ET, 11/06/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 08/10/2009

Vacation Tall Tales: TomKat on OBX?

Is that Tom Cruise back there behind my nephew Brian? Nah. Probably just his brother Will. (Image courtesy Bess Kelly) Turns out the Outer Banks has its own version of the Loch Ness Monster: Tom Cruise. And because it is impossible for me to actually escape celebrity infiltration of my life, even while on vacation, I wasn't surprised last week when my 17-year-old niece came back from a plane tour of North Carolina's beaches with breathless tales of Tom Cruise owning the property JUST TWO HOUSES DOWN THE BEACH FROM OUR RENTAL! OMG! The fact that no one has ever seen the Cruises frolicking on the beach or even visiting Duck's charmingly named Wee Winks Market for a six-pack hasn't deterred locals from spinning this one out for slack-jawed city folk already stupefied by hours of sun and saltwater. And, according to one local, time share marketers may be...

By Liz Kelly  |  10:50 AM ET, 08/10/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 04/02/2008

Katie Holmes, Tomboy?

Tom Cruise (or is it?) in October 2007. (Getty Images) Katie Holmes is teasing us now, right? I really want to believe that her new haircut (see it here, we don't have rights to republish the picture ourselves) is a nod to Mia Farrow's "Rosemary's Baby" look. This theory runs something like this: Annoyed with all the comparisons made between her own shadowy Scientology birth of daughter Suri and Farrow's deliverance of the anti-Christ in the 1968 horror flick, Holmes is showing off her well-known penchant for ironic, Andy Kaufman-esque humor. She's embracing the mythology we've built up around her as the innocent offering to Tom Cruise's insatiable religiosity. I'm sure that's it. But if not, there's another possible explanation: She's sending us a message. She's shorn her once-luxurious mane in a bid to alert us to her desperation. This, her sacrifice tells us, is my cry for help....

By Liz Kelly  |  10:42 AM ET, 04/02/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat, TomKat

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 01/09/2008

Risky Business: Chronicling Cruise

(St. Martin's Press) Ah, the celebrity biography -- usually a quick, dirty read (unless the author is Tina Brown, in which case forget the "quick" bit) designed to reinforce our preconceived notions about the mythology of celebrity without actually bolstering that myth with fact. Which is, coincidentally, the perfect formula for maximum book sales, a spot on the bestseller list and a sit down with Larry King. It would appear that the latest entrant into the genre promises more of the same. Despite a scathing early review from Entertainment Weekly ("a 323-page air sandwich"), Andrew Morton's unauthorized biography of that enigmatic couch-jumping box office battleaxe Tom Cruise hit the radar this week with all the force of a pre-release PR blitz. And, on queue, Cruise is reportedly considering a $100 million lawsuit against Morton and his publisher. Cha-ching! Set to hit shelves next week, Morton's book (if the name...

By Liz Kelly  |  10:42 AM ET, 01/09/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat, TomKat

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 04/18/2007

Happy Birthday to Suri

Birthday girl Suri Cruise. (Reuters) As Little Suri Cruise celebrates her first human birthday today, we pause to wish her well and reflect back on a idyllic era for stargazers -- when tabloid breathlessness, a cultish religion and superstardom flowed like so much manna into a perfect melange of celebrity sensationalism. Was it only a year ago that we were agog at rumors of silent births, adult pacifiers and the confinement of Katie Holmes? Remember the months-long wait for the first pictures that had us questioning Suri's very existence? And do you remember where you were when you first gazed upon the stylishly-coiffed visage of the hirsute pixie? (Okay, me either.) No word yet on how the Cruise brood plans to celebrate Suri's big day, but festivities will likely take place in Louisiana where Holmes is filming "Mad Money" when not calling the cops. A quick spin around the...

By Liz Kelly  |  10:43 AM ET, 04/18/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat, TomKat

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 04/10/2007

Report Card: TomKat Gets Schooled

Matchy-Matchy-ness: Towering six inches over one's spouse? Grade: D. (Getty Images) How are Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes faring as they approach their five-month anniversary? Celebritology attempts to make sense of Hollywood's most inscrutable relationship by applying the one-size-fits-all high school report card approach. Don't worry TomKat, no pesky standardized testing here, but as my high school guidance counselor would say, perhaps you'd better apply to more than one safety school. Romance Gone are the days of Tom devouring Katie on international red carpets. Body language says it all, kids, and pix like this speak volumes. Rumors of Tom's micromanagement of Katie's career and her hours-long calls to Victoria Beckham for advice on how to cope with Cruise's controlling ways only add to overall concern. Grade: D Friendships Aside from the above-mentioned Victoria Beckham, Katie seems to spend most of her time with her credit card and baby Suri....

By Liz Kelly  |  11:23 AM ET, 04/10/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat, TomKat

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 11/16/2006

TomKat Wedding: Believe the Hype

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise in Rome on Wednesday. (AP) And so the circle of life continues to turn. Make way Britney and Kevin, we must now shove the wasteland of your dying marriage aside to make room for the pomp, circumstance and overblown hype that herald the union of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. As Celebritologists, we too have a vested interest in this marriage. We will be bold with snap judgments about Katie's dress. We'll speculate about the relative merits of her going barefoot or Tom standing on a box. We'll wonder if L. Ron Hubbard's cryogenic chamber has been shipped special to Italy to witness the commingling of Scientology royalty (like Dan Snyder and J.Lo) or if he'll only be there in spirit (like Oprah). Before we I get too carried away (because I have to tell you, I was headed for an inevitable...

By Liz Kelly  |  10:43 AM ET, 11/16/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat, TomKat

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 11/06/2006

Comment Box: Secrets of Scientology Weddings

"Traditional" Scientology ceremony? What tradition? It's a fictional "belief system" whose sole purpose is to grub as much money as possible. Maybe they could have the traditional shakedown of everyone at the wedding, followed by the traditional threatening and blackmail of the guests who try to leave early. -- Skeptic comments on Morning Mix: Flavor Flav Expecting Seventh Child Tom and Katie share a kiss in June 2005. (Reuters) Having a passing interest in the subject myself, I've already devoted some time to finding out what exactly makes a wedding ceremony unique to Scientology. Despite all outward appearances, it has nothing to do with Giorgio Armani, Mussolini or John Travolta's private Boeing 707. A rather well-publicized example will take place on Nov. 18, though, when Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes tie the knot in Italy. The official Scientology Web site contains this rather vague description of the wedding celebration: Scientology...

By Liz Kelly  |  10:44 AM ET, 11/06/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat, TomKat

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 11/02/2006

Tom Cruise, Studio Honcho

And here I thought Tom Cruise was busy planning his impending wedding. Proving that no mission is impossible, it was announced today that Cruise and producing partner Paula Wagner will run United Artists studio. The duo apparently secured a controlling interest in the MGM division and will make up to four movies a year. As one colleague jokingly put it, "Battleship Earth 2!" For more details see the wires and the official press release. Take that, Sumner Redstone....

By Liz Kelly  |  04:14 PM ET, 11/02/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat, TomKat

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 10/04/2006

TomKat Moving to Virginia?

Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx at the September Redskins season opener. We can confirm that Jamie Foxx is NOT moving to Loudoun County. (Getty Images) News radio station WTOP and another local paper are both reporting that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes may be finalizing a deal to purchase a $22 million home in Upperville, Va. The 1,100 acre Loudoun County farm boasts several barns, ponds and other horsey-set/landed gentry type accoutrements. As of this writing, Rick Lowe with the real estate agency representing the home says there is no confirmation that rumors surrounding Cruise and Holmes as the potential purchasers are true. Cruise and Holmes wouldn't be Loudoun's first bold name residents: Robert Duvall has made his home there for years. Update: The Examiner debunked their own gossip the following day with this story, denying that Tom and Katie will be taking up residence in Virginia....

By Liz Kelly  |  05:14 PM ET, 10/04/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat, TomKat

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 09/11/2006

TomKat Make the Scene at Redskins Game

TomKat cruises FedEx field. (Reuters) Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes turned up for the Redskins' season opener tonight at FedEx Field. Savvy stars that they are, they've already adopted the Skins' fan uniform of designer suit and tie for him, black turtleneck for her and -- absolute de rigeur at a night game -- sunglasses for both. The Reliable Source has the scoop on the entire family's (including Isabella, Connor and Suri) visit to new backer Dan Snyder's Potomac home and their Sunday outing to Six Flags. Celebritology field agent Frank Thomason contributed to this report....

By Liz Kelly  |  07:49 PM ET, 09/11/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat, TomKat

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 09/06/2006

We're Soooo Suri

It seems like only yesterday that it was relatively acceptable to question Suri Cruise's existence. Actually, it was Monday. Katie Couric, in what was a decidedly non-real news liftoff to her reign at CBS Evening News, was the first to share the Annie Leibovitz-shot photos of TomKitten and her parents. Vanity Fair has since posted the cover shot on its Web site but is peskily refusing to allow other online outlets to post the photo. Because I hate an un-illustrated blog posting. So plain. (Nancy and Sluggo courtesy Comics.com) But at this point everyone has seen her, right? No? Well, she looks kind of like spunky, cherubic little Nancy here to the right (And, no, that's not some kind of junior Scientology handler she's with. That's Nancy's best bud Sluggo.), but you can still view the actual photo here. Rather than put an end to speculation, though, the photos have...

By Liz Kelly  |  02:03 PM ET, 09/06/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat, TomKat

Posted at 09:12 PM ET, 08/22/2006

Paramount Cuts Ties to Tom Cruise

Cruise at the June Japanese premiere of "Mission: Impossible III." (Reuters) The Wall Street Journal tonight reported that Paramount Pictures has ended its 14-year business relationship with Tom Cruise, citing his off-screen behavior: "As much as we like him personally, we thought it was wrong to renew his deal," [Viacom Chairman Sumner] Redstone was quoted as saying in the Wall Street Journal report e-mailed to reporters. "His recent conduct has not been acceptable to Paramount. (Full Story) The past year has been a public relations fiasco for Cruise, an outspoken Scientologist, who in 2005 criticized Brooke Shields for using antidepressants to treat postpartum depression and tangled with Matt Lauer on the "Today" show about prescription drugs (video via TMZ.com). His whirlwind romance to Katie Holmes and subsequent birth of daughter Suri have been somewhat mysterious, with rampant speculation about Katie's conversion to Scientology and estrangement from her own family....

By Liz Kelly  |  09:12 PM ET, 08/22/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat, TomKat