Katie Holmes’ New $43K Makeover and an Unexpected Hollywood Miracle

Recession? What recession? While the rest of the world (or at least us non-Hollywood types) is pinching pennies in these tough economic times, Tom Cruise’s wife is spending like there’s no tomorrow. Then again, maybe, Katie Holmes’ $43,000 makeover is just what the economy needs to help stimulate it. It’s just too bad she couldn’t drop the dough in her home country. According to reports, Holmes new longer do comes courtesy of some talented hair stylists in Japan. The UK’s Daily Mail claims Holmes shelled out £30,000 – which at today’s exchange rate comes out to more than $43,000 – … Continue reading

TV Stars Returning to the Small Screen

Michael J. Fox and Katie Holmes are retuning to their roots—the good ol’ boob tube. Producers of FX’s “Rescue Me,” say Fox will make his return to series TV with a four-episode guest role on the popular drama. But don’t expect the 47-year-old actor to be running around like his former “Family Ties” and “Spin City” characters. Show producers say on “Rescue Me,” Fox will play a wheelchair bound “very funny, very original character.” Fox’s character is the new boyfriend of Denis Leary’s character Tommy’s estranged wife Janet (Andrea Roth) and will be introduced in the fifth-season premiere next spring. … Continue reading

Katie and Britney—New Chances to Shine

Looks like Tom Cruise is going to have to wean Suri from her bottle by himself… That’s because Suri’s mommy is going to be too busy flexing her acting muscle on Broadway. She wanted it, and now it appears Katie Holmes got her wish to make her mark on the Great White Way. The former “Dawson’s Creek” star and wife of Tom Cruise just landed a role in a revival of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons.” According to reports, Holmes will hit the stage this fall alongside John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Patrick Wilson. The play, which was first seen … Continue reading

Summer Lovin’: Cruise and Redstone

So much for the much-hyped Hollywood divorce. It appears mega movie star Tom Cruise and mega movie mogul Sumner Redstone have decided to kiss and make up. You’ll recall the two power brokers parted ways in 2006 after 14 years together. Redstone, the executive chairman and controlling shareholder of Viacom Inc., and Cruise went through a bitter and very public split in the summer of 2006 when the movie guru kicked the actor and his producing partner off the Paramount Pictures lot (Viacom is Paramount’s parent company) and ended their multi-million dollar deal to develop projects for the studio. Well, … Continue reading

Celeb Splits: Mark and Sabrina, Andy and Marla, and Suri and Her Bottle

MARK AND SABRINA The other day I made the comment that more successful hook ups take place on a single season of “Dancing with the Stars” than on years of ABC’s other reality series “The Bachelor.” I counted pro dancer Mark Ballas and his former Cheetah Girl celebrity partner Sabrina Bryan among the “success” stories, but alas I may have spoken too soon. According to US Magazine, the sizzling hot couple, who met in November 2007 when they were partnered together on season five of DWTS, split a few weeks ago. “We are just friends now,” Ballas told US following … Continue reading

Tom Cruising Back to Oprah’s Couch

Oprah Winfrey’s staff has had nearly three years to get the shoe prints off the expensive couch Tom Cruise jumped on while expressing his affections for Katie Holmes. Back then the two had just begun dating. Now Cruise and Holmes are married and the parents to 2-year-old daughter Suri. And you can expect to hear all about the Cruise clan when Tom returns to “The Oprah Winfrey Show” next week. Though, luckily for cleaning crews they won’t need to work overtime to stain guard the show’s furniture since producers say the first of the two-part interview was taped at the … Continue reading

Pop Culture Potpourri: Britney and Justin’s Summer Reunion and Tom Cruise Jr.

I filed this one under: “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Life & Style magazine is reporting that Justin Timberlake has agreed to meet up with his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears at… get this… a Spears family barbecue this summer. According to the magazine, Brit’s dad/conservator Jamie Spears was the one who begged (I mean asked) the “SexyBack” singer to meet with his daughter in a neutral and “laid-back” environment. Sources tell the magazine that papa Spears is hoping Timberlake can further aid his reforming pop wreck of a daughter as she deals with her mental health problems and gets … Continue reading

Hollywood’s Winners and Losers

Let’s start with the losers… When Penn Jillette got the boot from “Dancing with the Stars” last week he wasn’t the only one who went home a loser. His comedy-and-magic partner Teller lost $5,000 betting on his big-footed buddy. After the live results show aired Teller told reporters (yes, he actually talked) that he had placed a bet on Jillette in Vegas with the hopes that the loud-mouthed magician would go all the way on the sixth season of the mega-popular ABC dance competition. According to Vegas bookies, as of last week the odds against Jillette were 30-1 so Teller … Continue reading

“American Idol” Star Weds and Heath Ledger Remembered

“American Idol” season five runner-up Katharine McPhee got her fairy tale wedding after all. At one point the singer-actress wondered if she would ever find true love and now she can stop worrying. The 23-year-old, who recently finished filming the comedy “I Know What Boys Like,” now has a new role as Mrs. Nick Cokas. McPhee and the 42-year-old Cokas exchanged vows in a late afternoon ceremony at Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church, according to her rep. The couple met in 2005 when they performed in a Los Angeles theater production of “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.” (Cokas is now a … Continue reading

Scientologists Making Headlines

I doubt Tom Cruise’s latest gift was given to him because of his affiliation with Scientology, still it serves as another example of how the rich and famous stay rich because they don’t have to buy anything. Cruise’s newest “toy” was gifted to him by Ducati, a company that makes elite motorcycles. According to Ducati officials, Katie Holmes’ hubby will be the first person in North America to own a $72,500 Desmosedici RR superbike bristling with titanium, magnesium and carbon fiber technology that can cruise to speeds that exceed 200 mph. The actor is reportedly a well-known Ducati enthusiast and … Continue reading