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Oh, you too Johnny?

July 18, 2012 20:10:57 Posted at July 18, 2012 20:10:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet

This is Johnny Depp at Nice airport today with his children Lily-Rose and Jack. Apparently they’re on holiday in the South of France. Given that he’s packing some beer along with them, perhaps they’re heading out on the boat? The boat is called Vajoliroja - Vanessa, Johnny, Lily-Rose, Jack. Full Story

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Sad Skinny Tom

July 18, 2012 15:31:07 Posted at July 18, 2012 15:31:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Bauer, Fame/Flynet

Here’s the new PEOPLE cover. As you can see, they picked a shot of his “sad eyes”. His world is “shattered”. It’s his “private pain”. That’s what we, the women, respond to isn’t it? Tom Cruise the victim? He is hurting. He needs a hug. That may have been his only play but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad one. Full Story

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Pacing Anne Hathaway

July 17, 2012 20:16:14 Posted at July 17, 2012 20:16:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

Have I mentioned how obsessed I am with Anne Hathaway’s hair? I have, I know. And it won’t stop. Here’s Anne, the Catwoman you all insist on hating, at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises last night in New York. And that is a great dress on her. Not on everyone, but definitely on her. Full Story

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Katie Holmes from Bountiful

July 17, 2012 15:45:07 Posted at July 17, 2012 15:45:07
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet, Jackson Lee/Splash

Bountiful is a small town in British Columbia, Canada. Of polygamists. I mean, it’s FAMOUS for the polygamy. Anyway, Duana made this brilliant observation yesterday about Katie Holmes’s hair: “I am seriously one to talk, but that long, never-tended hair on both of them feels kind of sister-wife in and of itself. Full Story

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Katie the Disciplinarian

July 16, 2012 15:55:34 Posted at July 16, 2012 15:55:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Deano/Beetham/Splash

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise continue to get papped incessantly in New York. They went to a pet store the other day. Suri wanted a puppy. Katie said no. Suri pouted. She ended up wailing on her way out. Good decision on Katie's part. Pet stores support puppy mills. Anyway, through their divorce drama, it's been reported that it was Tom Cruise who was the indulgent parent and Katie the one who set limits. Full Story

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Suri In The City

July 12, 2012 15:53:24 Posted at July 12, 2012 15:53:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet, FZS/Splash

One day, if all goes according to plan, Katie Holmes’s plan that is, Suri Cruise will call herself a New Yorker. Katie intends for Suri to grow up in the city. I know she’s only 6 but do you see Suri Cruise as a New York City girl? That’s what she’s becoming. Katie and Suri hit up the zoo yesterday with grandma. Full Story

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Saving Tom Cruise

July 11, 2012 17:21:43 Posted at July 11, 2012 17:21:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet

There’s our GMD on the set of Oblivion yesterday, ever the movie star even in crisis. Especially in crisis. Tom Cruise, Movie Star, must save Tom Cruise, Scientologist now. While there have been no discussions, formal or informal, just yet, the question has been asked...casually. Jack Reacher in December - should it be pushed back? It’s too soon to say, obviously. Full Story

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The Popular Katie Holmes

July 11, 2012 15:40:59 Posted at July 11, 2012 15:40:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet

Exclusive Two months ago Katie Holmes was a dead-eyed joke. Do not pretend you don’t remember it. But it’s getting harder and harder to remember it, isn’t it? In two weeks Katie Holmes has gone from robot to independent asskicker. It’s an extraordinary image overhaul, similar perhaps to Angelina Jolie’s. Full Story

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Tom & Katie’s quick divorce

July 10, 2012 15:18:21 Posted at July 10, 2012 15:18:21
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Deano/Beetham/Splash

A friend of mine who is also an entertainment reporter emailed me yesterday. “Am I a dick? This is so anti-climactic.” She left him and divorced him, all of it signed, in 10 short days. I feel like that might be a record. Can we at least have a chance to process it all? TMZ Full Story

It took Katie 10 days and now she takes taxis

July 9, 2012 18:04:34 Posted at July 9, 2012 18:04:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet, Jason Winslow/Splash

(There are other, several, non Tom & Katie posts scheduled for today. Most of them are half-written but I’ve had to put them on hold because these two seem so determined to take over the world. Please know those stories are on the way.) Katie Holmes announced she’d filed for divorce from Tom Cruise on June 29. Full Story

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Tom wins a round

July 9, 2012 16:34:53 Posted at July 9, 2012 16:34:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photos:
WENN

I’ll never choose not to use a sports analogy if it’s available. So if the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes divorce situation can be compared to a boxing match, and we expect it to go 12 rounds, let’s say that Katie, obviously, won the first round easily, almost knocking him out, and continued to pummel him the second round, but the third. Full Story