AHA! We were just WAITING for Katie Holmes to deny the story that Suri Cruise is launching her own multi-million dollar clothing line. Even though the news was printed in several UK newspapers and most gossip bloggers swallowed it hook, line, and sinker, we never believed it for a MINUTE. First of all, Suri is seven years old, for heavens sake. What seven year old has ever had a fashion collection? Most important, Suri’s mother Katie Holmes wants her daughter to have as normal a life as possible and enjoy her childhood. She’s nothing like Kris Jenner and doesn’t want to make money off her child. And we doubt if Tom Cruise would have approved – unless the clothing company was owned by Scientologists.
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Tom Cruise is rapidly becoming the king of comic book movies (or “graphic novels” if you prefer.) His latest effort, the aptly titled “Oblivion,” is typical of the genre- the visuals are outstanding. The modern house he lives in high above earth is spectacular, as are the space age vehicles he races around in. What’s missing is a cohesive story. It’s not easy to translate a comic book that EXPLAINS every image quite clearly, into expository dialog, and these writers failed miserably. Good luck trying to figure out who’s fighting who and why. Character development and motivation are cast aside for outer space special effects. The only way to enjoy this movie is to read a synopsis of the plot before you go in – but that kind of spoils the whole experience. Comic book based movies are clearly a waste of time if you’re yearning for a compelling story.
All this gossip about Tom Cruise and Cher having a secret romance back in the 80’s is way off base. It was NEVER a secret! Cher and Tom were seen necking on a couch at a party at Paul Newman’s house. (Tom and Paul became friendly while filming the 1986 movie “The Color of Money”) Partygoers couldn’t help buzzing. Cher was quite smitten with 16 years younger Tom. After that scene, the paparazzi were all over them and magazines were full of photos of the odd couple while the short romance lasted. We think Cher’s unfortunate choice of wigs damaged the relationship. The top photo was taken at a White House event and features Tom and Cher as well as Bruce Jenner.
Suri does not look at all happy as her mother Katie Holmes walks her home after her tennis class. She’s carrying her racket along with her stuffed elephant. Losing is never fun, but it doesn’t happen often for Suri. Just last week her father Tom Cruise sent his private jet to pick her up and take her to the UK where he is filming “All You Need Is Kill” and Tom spent a few days spoiling her.
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One of Tom Cruise’s buddies who went to school with him, had some interesting things to say about the actor before he struck it rich in Hollywood, to the NY Daily News. The boys were good friends at St Francis Seminary School in Cincinnati for the two years that Tom attended school there. A priest at the Seminary said that Tom barely passed the IQ test – the cutoff minimum was 110 and that’s exactly what Tom got. During those years Tom was a devoted Catholic who never missed mass, and aspired to be a priest, but he and his pal were asked to leave the school when they pulled a boyish prank. They raided the priest’s liquor cabinet and got caught. Tom‘s family moved to New Jersey shortly after that and his religious plans were set aside. Obviously Tom is happiest when he is deeply involved in a religion and perhaps that’s why he took to Scientology so readily.
Tom Cruise has endured endless tabloid stories criticizing his “religion” and Scientology’s peculiar practices. On the internet, he’s been teased about his short stature and endured gay rumors which were not true. He’s a well-behaved guy and probably the ONLY negative slanting stories that have been written about Cruise, involve Scientology. But ONE story drove Tom absolutely crazy. Life & Style magazine accused him of abandoning and neglecting his daughter Suri! With all the photos of Tom taking Suri to amusement parks and beaches and buying her expensive toys, we would have thought that if anything, he spoiled and OVER indulged Suri. No one paid a lot of attention except Tom who filed a fifty million dollar lawsuit. Now the magazine is hunting for inside information about Tom and Suri to back up their story, and Tom’s lawyer is trying to find out who the magazine’s sources are. Of course, the whole thing will probably end with an apology and a settlement.
Movie trailers often fill us with desire to see the movie as soon as possible, but the trailer for Tom Cruise’s “Oblivion” does just the opposite. We’ll spend our money elsewhere. The trailer make the IMAX science fiction film look very heavy on special effects and light on character and plot. Closer inspection revealed the movie is based on a comic book. (Yes, a graphic novel IS a comic book!) No WONDER we were turned off by the murky look and confusing plot. Will Tom’s fans come out for this one? He needs a hit after the disappointing “Rock of Ages” and “Jack Reacher.”
Scientology might be suffering from image problems, but Tom Cruise is still a hot commodity. He was mobbed by fans outside Annabel’s in the UK as he arrived at a pre-BAFTA party without a date. Tom is in London filming “All You Need is Kill” with Emily Blunt. Inside the nightclub, Tom was the center of attention. Other celebrities including Christoph Waltz, Jeremy Renner, Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, made a beeline to his busy table to say hello and kept him occupied all evening.
Much fuss was made over the fact that Suri Cruise reportedly received over $40,000 worth of Christmas gifts, including a Victorian playhouse and a miniature Mercedes Benz car. It was assumed that Katie indulged her little girl but that’s improbable because Katie and Suri live in a NY apartment – where would these toys be used? Since Tom Cruise is competing heavily for his daughters’ attention, it’s far more likely that HE cleverly bought her lavish toys that she can only use when she’s at his house in Los Angeles. That’s a great way to win her over so that she doesn’t want to leave daddy’s house. Can puppies and a pony be far behind?
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Another blow for Scientology- and we couldn’t be happier. Pulitzer prize winning author Lawrence Wright has a new book called “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief.” It’s a very detailed well-documented expose that verifies many things we’ve always suspected. A few tidbits: Scientology leader David Miscavige viewed Tom Cruise’s exwife Nicole Kidman as “a goldigger who faked Scientology.” She nearly succeeded in pulling Tom away from the cult but eventually they tightened their grip and got rid of her. The fact that Tom is in awe of David Miscavige is apparent by the fact that he modeled his naval officer in “A Few Good Men” after Miscavige’s commanding personality. We can’t wait to read about the cult’s massive real estate holdings in Los Angeles.There’s a lot of juicy stuff in this book,so if you need another reason to dislike Scientology, read it.