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Celebritology 2.0 Archive: TomKat

With 'Knight and Day' in theaters, it's time for ... Tom Cruise Court

Welcome to Tom Cruise Court, a proceeding that allows us to finally decide whether Tom Cruise is a dangerously judgmental man who does not deserve our attention nor our box office dollars, or a charismatic movie star whose sometimes unconventional behavior is outweighed by his charms

By Jen Chaney and Liz Kelly  | June 23, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Celebrities, Movies, TomKat  | Tags:  Movies, Tom Cruise  
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Tom Cruise. Scientology. Need I say more?

In July 2008, clips of Tom Cruise evangelizing for Scientology surfaced on the Web. (YouTube) Apparently talking to an ashtray is not considered a nutty kind of thing to do, as long as you're doing it under the guise of deepening your Scientology practice. Oh, and if Tom Cruise is the one telling you to do it. Just in time for the holidays, a new book exposing alleged details about not just Scientology -- but Tom Cruise's association with the church -- is available for stocking stuffing and hostess gifting. In "Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology" former practitioner Marc Headley details his 15 years as an employee of the church and his experiences with one Tom Cruise. Some of Headley's recollections appeared in this week's Village Voice. Cruise, for instance, allegedly instructed Headley in what is apparently known as the "book-and-bottle routine," designed to help...

By Liz Kelly  | November 6, 2009; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Vacation Tall Tales: TomKat on OBX?

Is that Tom Cruise back there behind my nephew Brian? Nah. Probably just his brother Will. (Image courtesy Bess Kelly) Turns out the Outer Banks has its own version of the Loch Ness Monster: Tom Cruise. And because it is impossible for me to actually escape celebrity infiltration of my life, even while on vacation, I wasn't surprised last week when my 17-year-old niece came back from a plane tour of North Carolina's beaches with breathless tales of Tom Cruise owning the property JUST TWO HOUSES DOWN THE BEACH FROM OUR RENTAL! OMG! The fact that no one has ever seen the Cruises frolicking on the beach or even visiting Duck's charmingly named Wee Winks Market for a six-pack hasn't deterred locals from spinning this one out for slack-jawed city folk already stupefied by hours of sun and saltwater. And, according to one local, time share marketers may be...

By Liz Kelly  | August 10, 2009; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Caption This: We're Suri You're So Cute

While our Creative Captioning exercises usually devolve into a snarkfest within the first few minutes, today's picture (it is hoped) can only inspire us to reach the warm, fuzzy and eternally sunny heights of shameless gushing. Because, no matter how one feels about Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Thetans or baggy jeans -- Suri Cruise is one of the most adorable children to ever step in front of a camera. Come on, you know it -- she makes LOL Cats and even this ridiculously sappy thing look like a piece of highway construction equipment. Even this sneezing baby panda would have a hard tim holding his own next to our girl Suri. She's that cute. Just give in. (SplashNews) You know the drill. Share your hilariously apt captions below and the best entry will win its writer the title of "Official Celebritology Captionologist" for the week of Aug. 17 - 23....

By Liz Kelly  | August 19, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (237)
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Insta-Poll: Is Tom Cruise Too Old for Action?

Too old or just right? Tom Cruise at Monday's L.A. premiere of 'Tropic Thunder.' (AP) Tom Cruise, it seems, has been kicked to the curb in favor of Angelina Jolie in the upcoming action movie "Edwin A. Salt." What has Angie got that Tom hasn't? She's wanted by men (even men who look like Brad Pitt), admired by (most) women and -- at 33 -- 13 years younger than TC who, despite his ability to leap over couches in a single bound and, like, father children, is within striking distance of AARP membership. In absence of any concrete clues as to why TC was actually dropped, we'll examine the "too old" theory here (and leave the "too crazy" and "box office poison" theories for another day). And, let's face it, there are cold, hard facts backing Angie's preeminence and Tom's failing ability to muster a box office frenzy. Jolie's...

By Liz Kelly  | August 13, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
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Nothing Comes Between Katie and Her Toms -- Except Me

Dear Katie Holmes, I don't know what kind of game it is you're playing with us, but wearing your husband's jeans has taken marital devotion to a whole new level of cuckoo. And not just because your husband is Tom Cruise and kookiness just kind of goes with the territory, but because he's pudgier than you, taller than you and these jeans look like they were ready for the discard pile about a year ago anyway. I know your career's kind of in remission and you pretty much blew the whole "Batman" thing, but surely TC could spring for a pair of 7s or Joe's for you. I mean, my god (and I mean no slight to your husband's religion when I say "god" and not "Xenu"), you're about an inch of waistline away from mom jeans and the gaping button-fly alone is enough reason to trade these things...

By Liz Kelly  | August 8, 2008; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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Older Entries in This Category »

10 Truths About Tom Cruise, Liz Kelly , May 6, 2008
Katie Holmes, Tomboy?, Liz Kelly , April 2, 2008
Highbrow: Tom Cruise's Straight-to-Video Hit, Liz Kelly , January 22, 2008
Risky Business: Chronicling Cruise, Liz Kelly , January 9, 2008
Trailer Trash: Katie Holmes in 'Mad Money', Liz Kelly , January 3, 2008
Celebritology 101: TomKat Triage, Liz Kelly , May 4, 2007
Happy Birthday to Suri, Liz Kelly , April 18, 2007
Report Card: TomKat Gets Schooled, Liz Kelly , April 10, 2007
TomKat: A Fairy Tale Wedding in Verse, Liz Kelly , November 20, 2006
TomKat Wedding: Believe the Hype, Liz Kelly , November 16, 2006
Comment Box: Secrets of Scientology Weddings, Liz Kelly , November 6, 2006
Tom Cruise, Studio Honcho, Liz Kelly , November 2, 2006
TomKat Moving to Virginia?, Liz Kelly , October 4, 2006
TomKat Make the Scene at Redskins Game, Liz Kelly , September 11, 2006
We're Soooo Suri, Liz Kelly , September 6, 2006
Paramount Cuts Ties to Tom Cruise, Liz Kelly , August 22, 2006
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