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One of the things I thought about including on my list of TIATTY is that I am a sucker for entertainment gossip.
I avoid reading the stuff about celebrity BODY ISSUES, because I really try not to participate in that junk.
But there are some stories I am fascinated by, and some storytellers I really enjoy.
I have mentioned before that I read LaineyGossip. I enjoy her academic approach to how careers are built, she reveals media manipulation into the making of stars and she asks thought-provoking questions about the celebrity world. Like these questions about John Travolta. (Spicy language mentioned!!)
So, obviously the biggest celebrity gossip story this year is Katie Holmes leaving Tom Cruise. It’s a story bigger than gossip, really, because it involves a BIG issue: religion. Also, gothic details: daring escapes! Disposable cell phones! Not Without My Daughter drama!
I have to admit I have done a lot of reading about the split, and Katie Holmes has definitely vaulted to the top of the list of actresses I care about right now. (Before I only really remembered her from The Wonder Boys. Good movie.) According to the media, Katie Holmes is pretty much the most awesome mother who ever took her daughter to the zoo, pet store, cupcake bakery, etc, etc, etc.
Lainey thinks Katie Holmes taught a master at his own game, and I think I agree.
I like Tom Cruise. I love a lot of his films, especially The Firm. I could watch The Firm over and over and over. It’s underrated. And then, there’s Jerry Maguire. Darcy and I quote that movie all the time. Our favorite part is when Cuba Gooding, Jr. is boasting in the locker room.
Rod Tidwell: “Jerry Rice, Andre Reed, Chris Carter? I smoke ALL those fools!”
Unimpressed Fellow Football Player in the Locker Room: “Yeah, yeah, yeah.”
There’s a lot of “yeah, yeah, yeahs” around here.
Tom Cruise’s PERSONAL life is, whatever. But he kind of made his personal life our business when he went on Oprah and acted berserk about Katie Holmes, right? That clip still remains one of the strangest things I have EVER seen in my life. Also, I never noticed just how UGLY that famous couch was before.
I have my own personal feelings about Scientology (email me if you care) but I cannot remember a religion being so closely tied to a public figure’s personal drama before. It makes me a little…wary, to be honest.
What do you all think? Do you read about celebrities and the entertainment business?
PS: Please don’t let this be about Jon Hamm. That would give me the sads.