Pop Cop: TomKat (But Not Really)

English: The Actress Katie Holmes at the Natio...

English: The Actress Katie Holmes at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s true, the Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes pending divorce is the talk of the town but guess what? I’m surprising you all. I’m not dishing on it. I have, in the past, dished on a lot of lovely, juicy gossip but even I can’t stoop so low to involve a child in this worthless gossip. Also? No one is shocked or truly surprised. We don’t care. Most of us actually feel relieved. Oh come on, you know you do. I do! I not only feel relieved that Katie is filing for divorce from Tom but I feel like a proud mama. You go, Katie!

Tom Cruise lost me a long time ago, I wasn’t even that upset that he jumped up and down on Oprah’s couch talking about his new lady-love, Katie Holmes. I thought it was romantic if not a bit maniacal. He didn’t lose me at “Hello” he really lost me in the leaked Scientology tape. That was bleeping scary. Bleeping seriously scary. No shit.

Would I want MY daughter (or myself) to be forced to join some “cult-like religion” against my will? Hell, no. I am not even bashing the Scientologists, (well, ok, I am a little). Dudes, are you really STALKING Katie Holmes? That is mad uncool. Please stop. Apparently Katie and her daughter Suri, are not big fans of Scientology, let’s leave it at that, shall we? In other words, Leave Them The Eff Alone.

They want OUT. Katie blindsided Tom with a divorce. It was brilliant. He was in Iceland. She coolly walked up the steps in Manhattan and quietly privately, filed for divorce and sole custody. Take that, Tom. BAM.

p.s. Being divorced three times now, is totally UNCOOL Maybe you should think about who you really are and not get remarried again….If only for all your children’s’ sake.


Rumors, The Golden Globes And Ricky Gervais

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“What do George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Josh Groban and John Travolta have in common?” Yes, they are all great actors/singers and celebrities. What else? They are all handsome in their own way. Other than that?  I’ll tell you. What they all have in common is that there have been many rumors swirling around for years that they are all gay: “NOT THAT THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT’ as the writers on the late, great Seinfeld show would say.

Who cares? Not me. Ricky Gervais threw out a line last night from The Golden Globe Awards mentioning two leading men who were known for their involvement in Scientology and for their homosexuality. Meow. I did think that was a little over the line but I’m sure some people salivated, nodded their heads up and down and smirked. It was rather forthright, but I expect that from Ricky Gervais, he is an unpredictable comedian. He was hired to amuse and to provoke people and apparently he did just that.

Some celebrities feel comfortable about coming out, i.e. the lovely Ellen Degeneres, others not so much. That’s alright. Not everyone has to go through life waving a flag for the rainbow coalition. It’s your choice….however if you are covering it up and lying, people with whisper.  It hasn’t been long enough for everyone living in the closet to swing open the door proudly. Personally I go for truth over lies any day but there are still people in the world that would not like a leading man to be gay, to them, it just doesn’t fit. Tom Cruise, John Travolta are stars in their own right and both involved heavily in Scientology. Their personal live are their own but it would be nice for them to set it straight (no pun intended.) It seemed that it was perfectly alright that two straight men Jake Gyllenthal and  Heath Ledger  played gay lovers in Brokeback Mountain. What’s up with the double standard?

What I don’t understand is that some celebrities get maliciously outed ( ok, villified) by “entertainment” magazines and by the media. What causes one star to get the slick, slippery red carpet of secrecy and others get thrown to the wolves or in this case, the press. Is there money involved? I’m not suggesting it I’m just trying to figure it all out.

Why do we even talk about it?  Curiosity. We want the truth and don’t want people pretending they are something they are not. I  I would still listen to Josh Groben’s angelic voice as often as I do now. I would see good movies if the movies were good not if their characters were gay or not. It’s 2011, I’m sorry people still feel the need, and they do, to hide their homosexuality but that is their right.

Why do we want to know what’s real and what is fake? Because they are celebrities and they are in our lives through movies, commercials, ads, talk shows, the media and magazines at the supermarket check out counters. So, come clean if you want to, we’re all here to listen. Yes, it is a little like jumping into a lake of ice water. First, there is the initial shock but very soon  everyone adjusts, jumps out or swims incredibly fast to get over that very first hurdle. Your fans are here and we are listening and waiting; for, hopefully, the truth.