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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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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

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

Katie Holmes: Skywalker, Neo, and Harry Potter

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 5, 2012 16:27:38 July 5, 2012 16:27:38
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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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 5, 2012 15:07:27 July 5, 2012 15:07:27
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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?

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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 4, 2012 14:30:12 July 4, 2012 14:30:12
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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

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 3, 2012 15:25:38 July 3, 2012 15:25:38
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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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