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Katie Holmes from Bountiful

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 17, 2012 15:45:07 July 17, 2012 15:45:07
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 16, 2012 15:55:34 July 16, 2012 15:55:34
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 12, 2012 15:53:24 July 12, 2012 15:53:24
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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

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 10, 2012 15:18:21 July 10, 2012 15:18:21
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 9, 2012 18:04:34 July 9, 2012 18:04:34
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(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

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

She’s a Survivor

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 6, 2012 14:59:27 July 6, 2012 14:59:27
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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?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 5, 2012 19:36:57 July 5, 2012 19:36:57
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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