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She’s a Survivor

July 9, 2012 15:23:40 Posted at July 9, 2012 15:23:40
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet

Destiny’s Child’s Survivor shuffled onto my iPod last night. I haven’t heard it in a while and I haven’t paid attention to the lyrics in even longer. Am now convinced it should be Katie Holmes’s theme song. Google that right now and see for yourself. Like every single word, right? Maybe she sings it to herself in the mirror, snapping her fingers. Full Story

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These people are not Church approved

July 6, 2012 14:59:27 Posted at July 6, 2012 14:59:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Fame/Flynet

They can’t be, right? Because they’re part of New Katie’s life. New Katie has cut off everyone who’s connected to Scientology. Not sure yet who accompanied her and Suri yesterday in New York but these people are certainly not approved by Xenu. And, well, I really want to know what they know. Full Story

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Jena Malone is Johanna Mason?

July 5, 2012 19:36:57 Posted at July 5, 2012 19:36:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Mark Davis/Kevin Winter/Tommaso Boddi/Getty

The Hollywood Reporter reported exclusively the other day that Jena Malone will play Johanna Mason in Catching Fire. Or, rather, they reported that: “Malone has the offer and is in early negotiations for the part, according to sources. Full Story

Katie Holmes: Skywalker, Neo, and Harry Potter

July 5, 2012 16:27:38 Posted at July 5, 2012 16:27:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Banks/Brewer/Splash

Here are some old shots from July 2008. Scientology head David Miscavige tagged along with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to watch a race. You know, because Tom and David are manly men on motorcycles and sh-t. Miscavige of course was also the best man at their wedding. Ex-Scientologists have been saying for years that he’s a brutal dictator. Full Story

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New Katie & Old Katie & Old Katie

July 5, 2012 15:07:27 Posted at July 5, 2012 15:07:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Frank Micelotta/Getty

Before we begin today’s Tom and Katie divorce coverage, let’s start on a lighter note. My friend Caleigh sent this awesome reminder of amazingness out to a few of us yesterday and I thought you might like it too. June 2000. There is so much happening here I can’t even... By all means, take a few moments . Full Story

Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher: Mission Impossible?

July 4, 2012 15:46:44 Posted at July 4, 2012 15:46:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The Jack Reacher trailer has been released. And what timing too. More on this in a minute... But what’s with the music? Just me or does it sound like Mission: Impossible? So Tom Cruise is supposed to be a badass. Righteous. Able to take on several thugs all by himself. And f-ck a broad on the side. Full Story

Katie’s New York freedom

July 4, 2012 14:30:12 Posted at July 4, 2012 14:30:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet, TatianaK/Splash

Little Sci has been my nickname for Suri Cruise since she was born. It started out as creative licence, pure jokes. And now... Well... LittleSci is the reality Katie Holmes is evidently trying to avoid. Katie took Suri out for ice cream last night in New York as her defection from Tom Cruise and Scientology continues to fuel the gossip industry. Full Story

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Don’t let them down

July 3, 2012 16:43:06 Posted at July 3, 2012 16:43:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet

Two of the Church of Scientology’s major figureheads have taken a public relations beating recently. John Travolta, as we know, has been an on and off disappointment to Xenu for a long time. The Thetan spirit however must be quite shaken over Tom Cruise’s current troubles.  His wife has gone rogue, and his association with the Church is widely considered to be his greatest flaw. Full Story

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Tom Cruise’s 50th Birthday

July 3, 2012 15:25:38 Posted at July 3, 2012 15:25:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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SDFL/Pichichi/Splash

And his now-estranged wife, Katie Holmes, dropped a divorce on his ass. You know I love a good conspiracy theory but the consensus really is the truth this time - he was not expecting it, it was not planned, there was no contract that terminated; 100% he was surprised, and, yes, hurt too. Tom Cruise has always been much more successful than John Travolta at. Full Story

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Katie Holmes is a Baller

July 2, 2012 14:46:57 Posted at July 2, 2012 14:46:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey

This is the cover of the new PEOPLE. Not surprisingly, the magazine is going heavy on Katie leaving Tom, especially since Katie’s team gave them an advance on the announcement, confirming with them first that she’d filed for divorce. Full Story

Katie be strong...

June 29, 2012 20:51:29 Posted at June 29, 2012 20:51:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet, Jackson Lee/Splash

For my initial report today on the Katie Holmes/Tom Cruise split, please click here. NYC paps say Katie Holmes was still wearing her wedding ring on Wednesday. Pictures are attached. You know what’s interesting about that? They’ve always said that Tom and his inner circle check pap photos when he’s away from her, just to make sure. Full Story

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