Tom Cruise Loves… Tom Cruise

If you want something done right you should do it yourself. It’s a philosophy Tom Cruise appears to subscribe to. The movie star just launched a new website devoted to… well, himself. I know what you’re thinking: There are thousands of narcissistic entertainers in Hollywood and Cruise surely is not the first to create a website for fans. You’re right, but Cruise’s new entry on the World Wide Web is of particular interest because he more than just about any celebrity has been the subject of numerous YouTube-able moments in the past couple of years. Do you realize how many … 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

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

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

Oprah Winfrey—Cracking the Whip

Years ago when Dr. Phil was just starting out with his own talk show (a spin off of Oprah Winfrey’s mega popular show) I read a very unflattering article about the way he treated his employees. When he was confronted about his behavior he actually admitted he could have been more tactful in dealing with certain workers. “BUT” he continued. It was really “Oprah’s fault” because he was so used to working with her top-notch staff it was hard adjusting to employees who didn’t share the same work ethic. I don’t think he was kidding either. That said some of … Continue reading

What’s Next For Oprah and Tammy Faye Bakker

If you thought that her multi-billion dollar empire allowed Oprah Winfrey to rest on her laurels you’d be wrong. The queen of daytime talk is preparing to venture into a new genre of television—reality TV. Apparently, the reality of a daytime talk show is not enough for the media maven–Oprah is coming to primetime. According to “Variety,” Winfrey says she’s going to produce two series that’ll air in prime time on ABC. But don’t look for the “anti-Jerry Springer” talk show host to be backing projects ala MTV’s “Real World” or NBC’s “Fear Factor.” The magazine says Winfrey’s shows won’t … Continue reading

A Warning To Oprah Fans

If you are an Oprah fan and are currently trying to get tickets to see the queen of talk in person, be on guard. According to officials, online thieves are using the lure of tickets to “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to rip off the identities of consumers. The scam was exposed after several Oprah fans notified Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, Inc. that they had been ripped off. According to the state Attorney General, the thieves have been sending unsolicited e-mails asking people to send them personal information, verify financial information or wire money to a third party for tickets to the … Continue reading

I Now Pronounce You Mr. and Mrs. TomKat

The wait is finally over. It’s official: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are now legally husband and wife (though, they may have been for a while now—more on that later). According to their spokesperson, the couple exchanged vows Saturday in front of more than 150 guests at the Odescalchi Castle in Lake Bracciano, Italy. Details on the ceremony are slowly being leaked to the media. Here’s what has been released so far: Holmes was walked down the aisle by her dad, Martin. She wore “an off-the-shoulder Armani gown with a train in ivory silk cadis adorned in Valenciennes lace and … Continue reading

Oprah Dissed By Tom-Kat

We may not know who is on the official Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes wedding extravaganza guest list, but we now know at least one mega-star who didn’t make the cut—Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey tells TV’s “Extra,” that she will not be at the ceremony dubbed by the media as the “wedding of the century.” “It’s not that I’m not going,” Winfrey said. “It’s that they had a limited number of people that they could invite. I was not one of the invitees. That’s fine. I don’t get invited to everyone’s wedding. I don’t invite them to everything I do. But I wish … Continue reading

The 2008 Emmy Rundown

After an opening from Oprah, the 60th Annual Emmys kicked off and lot of stars found themselves taking home the coveted statue last night. In a different twist, last night’s show was hosted by five reality hosts – Ryan Seacrest (“American Idol”), Tom Bergeron (“Dancing with the Stars”), Heidi Klum (“Project Runway”), Howie Mandel (“Deal or No Deal”), and Jeff Probst (“Survivor”). (Photo source by Alan Light is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0) Who took home the big win last night? AMC’s critically acclaimed “Mad Men” won Outstanding Drama Series while “30 Rock” won Outstanding Comedy Series. Personally, I … Continue reading