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

Celebrity Marathon Runners

Celebrities were out in full force in New York today. Not for a movie premiere or an awards show; rather, a handful of determined stars were sweating it out in the Big Apple for the 2008 New York City Marathon. This year’s biggest celeb finisher was actor Ryan Reynolds. Scarlett Johansson’s better half crossed the finish line in 3 hours, 50 minutes—-better than the four-hour target he was aiming for. “I’m still standing. I’m very excited about that,” Reynolds told reporters after finishing the 26.2-mile course. “It was an incredible experience.” Unlike some other race participants who entered to test … 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

Mad Money (2008)

Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes star as three federal reserve employees who get away with the impossible: they steal hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of three years from the Federal reserve. The Plot Thins Bridget Cardigan (Diane Keaton) is the typical rich housewife/socialite married to the typical self absorbed husband who has lost his job. He sits around and becomes depressed. . .in exactly the way that you might think someone that self absorbed would do. Bridget is the mastermind behind the heist with the mantra, “Crime is contagious.” Nina Brewster played by Queen Latifiah, … Continue reading

Celebrity Updates: Miss Pepper-Sprayed Puerto Rico and Mama Katie

It appears Miss Puerto Rico was telling the truth after all. In a previous blog I reported that Miss Puerto Rico Universe, Ingrid Marie Rivera alleged that someone doused her pageant gown and swimsuit with pepper spray during the November 24th contest. Authorities opened an investigation and the news made headlines around the world. Rivera made the rounds on American TV recounting her horrific ordeal. She shared how she had to apply ice bags to her face and body in between turns onstage, and despite her excruciating pain she continued with the competition. Now police say the beauty queen did … Continue reading

Katie’s Marathon Controversy

Where there are celebrities there is controversy. And she thought she was just taking a jog around Central Park. Less than a week after actress Katie Holmes trudged 26.2 miles in the New York City Marathon her accomplishment is being tarnished by a wave of angry runners who were not allowed to compete in the prestigious running event. Tens of thousands of avid runners sent angry correspondences to race officials asking why Suri’s mom was admitted to the race when 60,000 hopefuls were denied. According to TV’s Access Hollywood Tom Cruise’s better half was allowed to run as a VIP. … Continue reading

Celebrity Update: Katie’s Record Recovery and “Dancing’s” Latest Romance

KATIE’S RECORD RECOVERY Remember those last comments I made about Katie Holmes running yesterday’s New York City Marathon? They don’t compare to the ones I’m about to dish now. Girl just spent 5:29:58 running 26.2 miles in and around New York City, then a few hours later she shows up in high heels for her hubby’s movie premiere. Someone get this girl a doctor! After my first marathon my legs felt like tree trunks that had been absorbing water in a logging camp for months. I could barely sit down in the bathtub. The last (and I mean very last) … Continue reading

Katie Holmes vs. the New York City Marathon

Suri’s mommy finished a marathon. And you can forget about the obligatory medal and Mylar blanket, Katie Holmes cashed in on a bigger prize when she crossed the New York City Marathon finish line today—a congratulatory smooch from her loyal husband Tom Cruise. Couch jumper and super sweet Suri spent more than five hours waiting for Mama Katie to complete the 26.2-mile race that weaved through the streets of Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan. Holmes’ official finish time: 5:29:58. As a marathon runner myself I found myself drawn to this story for a number of reasons. First … Continue reading

New York’s Most Popular Seasonal Activities

In less than two weeks New York City will host the largest Halloween celebration in the country. I wrote about the Village Halloween Parade in a previous blog and detailed how more than 2 million people turn out each October 31st to watch 50,000 enthusiastic costumed characters, more than 50 marching bands, and dozens of giant puppets make their way up Sixth Avenue. Many consider the spooktacular spectacle the kick off to the Big Apple’s holiday season. In the coming weeks the famous city will be packed with visitors looking to take in the magical holiday festivities that New York … Continue reading