Monday, June 25, 2007

Katie Holmes at the Eden Roc

Katie Holmes was at the Eden Roc Hotel for the marriage of her friends Erica Baxter and James Packer.

Here's a photo of Katie Holmes at the wedding:

And more from the same wedding:

The Cruise family was in France this week to attend the wedding of media mogul James Packer to model Erica Baxter.

Australian billionaire packer spent the night before on his family's converted ice-breaker, the Arctic P and married Baxter in a private civil service attended by a small circle including the groom's mother, Ros, and the bride's parents, Sheelah and Michael Baxter at Antibe's town hall.

They later advanced to the main extravaganza - where the newlyweds exchanged vows again under a flower-bedecked canopy.

The bride adorned a strapless white flowing floor-length gown, a haute couture creation by John Galliano for Christian Dior, said to cost $100,000.

Tom and Katie were seen holding hands and smiling from ear to ear as they sat side by side for the outdoor service in the grounds of the Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc on the French Riviera.

And here's another of Katie Holmes from the same wedding:

And more:

Tom Cruise may be the world’s biggest action star famed for dramatic stunts, but right now, all his focus is on baby steps.

The actor and his wife Katie Holmes were on hand to help their one-year-old daughter Suri tackle the tricky terrain of a pebbled beach while holidaying in the south of France.

Earlier, Holmes took to the water with Suri in a black bathing suit and cinched in belt, quietening rumours she's expecting another child.

While in Spain to celebrate David Beckham's last game with Real Madrid, Katie Holmes set tongues wagging after she appeared to have a bump under her clinging mini-dress.

And more again:

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have been spending some quality time with each other and their friends.

Earlier this week they joined the Beckham family to watch David play his last game for the Spanish Club Real Madrid. Later they participated in the post match celebrations.

On Tuesday (19 Jun 2007) they joined their tycoon pal James Packer on the French Riviera for a waterside pre-wedding party.

The wedding party includes cricket legend Shane Warne, Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan and his wife Sarah O'Hare, but it was little Suri Cruise who was getting most of the attention at the party.

Katie took Suri, 14 months, for a dip in the Mediterranean waters, and the mum showed off her ultra-slender figure in a low-cut black swimming costume.

Katie's svelte form and tucked belly belied rumors of a bun in the oven.

The 28-year-old actress took the opportunity to change into several other outfits during the course of the day, including a stripe-patterned mini skirt teamed with a black top and killer stiletto heels.

Katie Holmes and Tom in New York

Katie Holmes and husband Tom Cruise were at an event in New York recently:

Here's Katie Holmes with Tom at the event:

Another view of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise:

And Katie Holmes on her own:

Katie Holmes: Marriage Problems?

Katie Holmes: is she having marriage problems?

Could it be that Katie Holmes' marriage to Tom Cruise is on the rock already?

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise Wedding

Catching up on the news about Katie Holmes and her marriage to Tom Cruise here's some of the news reports from that time.

Not everyone was invited to the wedding:

Scratch from the guest list two names you would think might have been invited to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' Italian wedding this Saturday.

Penelope Cruz, who was Tom’s companion between his divorce and the time he met Holmes, apparently didn’t stay quite as friendly as we thought with her "Vanilla Sky" co-star.

Cruz will be in New York this weekend doing publicity for “Volver,” her Pedro Almodovar movie that’s selling out every show.

And the second uninvited guest to the TomKat nuptials? Holmes’ former “Dawson’s Creek” co-star and teenage boyfriend, Joshua Jackson. He’s in town for the launch of Emilio Estevez’s sensational “Bobby.”

Jackson worked with Holmes for six years on the “Creek,” but like all her other friends hasn’t heard one word from her since she met Cruise in April 2005 and became his insta-bride.

“The invitation must have gotten lost in the mail,” Jackson said without rancor or bitterness. “Maybe just the single friends were cut out.”

And another story:

Another whirlwind romance moved quickly to the engagement phase. After dating only two months, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were engaged. They had an elaborate staged wedding on November 18, 2006 in Italy.

Here is information about their marriage relationship, their daughter Suri, quotes, and more.

News Update:

11/18/2006: In a Scientololgy ceremony, Tom and Katie were married at Odescalchi Castle in Italy. They reportedly were previously legally married in Los Angeles, California at their Beverly Hills Mansion. Their official wedding date is unknown but is rumored to have taken place two weeks prior to their Italian wedding.

"A spokesman for the Church of Scientology for Rome, Fabrizio D'Agostino, said an exchange of vows with a Scientology rite was not legally recognized in Italy, and would have to be preceded or followed by a civil union."


Thomas Cruise Mapother IV: July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York.

Katherine Noelle Holmes: Katie was born two months premature at four pounds on December 18, 1978 in Toledo, Ohio.

First Date:

Their first date reportedly was on his plane for a sushi dinner.


On June 17, 2005, Tom proposed to Katie on the top of the Eiffel tower in Paris, France. Some sites say over a candlit dinner, and some say early in the morning. Tom gave Katie a large solitare diamond engagement ring.

Ages at Engagement:

Tom, 42; Katie, 26.

Another story from the wedding itself:

For Tom Cruise, words weren't enough to express his feelings for Katie Holmes. He had to do it in song -- and a familiar one at that.

When, L.A. deejay Mark Ronson played the Righteous Brothers tune "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" during the reception for the couple's wedding, Cruise serenaded his bride by singing along with the record.

"She was completely touched -- laughing, loving him and enjoying him," guest Leah Remini tells PEOPLE.

Cruise's impromptu serenade, of course, hearkens back to his performance of the same song in Top Gun. In the movie his character, Maverick, attempted to woo Kelly McGillis with the song. As for Katie, her heart already belongs to Tom.

For complete coverage of Tom & Katie's wedding, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

Even another story:

Tom Cruise’s future father-in-law apparently isn’t a happy camper.

Katie Holmes’s dad is said to be “very upset” because his unmarried daughter is pregnant with Cruise’s child. And, what’s more, the devoutly Catholic Martin Holmes reportedly is none-too-thrilled about his daughter’s involvement in her husband-to-be’s controversial religion, Scientology.

“[Martin Holmes] was very upset and got into a real spat with Katie,” the forthcoming issue of Life & Style Weekly quotes “a close friend” of Cruise as saying. “Tom had promised her parents that they would do the right thing and get married before any baby came along.” After scolding his daughter, according to the mag, Martin Holmes berated Cruise by declaring “You’re no good.”

And perhaps best of all is this (fake) best friend's speech:

A Wedding Toast
by Katie Holmes's Former Best Friend.


- - - -

Well, um, hi, everybody. I'm Becky, Katie's oldest friend from Toledo. It's just so great to be here celebrating Katie and Tom's marriage. I mean, I can't believe it! Tom Cruise! I mean, I totally remember a picture of him she had hanging on her bedroom wall. Well, I guess it was more of a side-column interview next to this totally HOT feature on Brad Pitt, but whatever. Oh my God, we had such a crush on Brad! Do you remember that, Katie? Huh? Oh, right, I mean, yeah, it was a really long time ago.

And it's just so funny that you're marrying the guy from Risky Business. I mean, we didn't see it when it came out, being 5 and all, but we totally did rent the video. Or, actually, I think we tried to rent that Jared Leto movie—oh my God, Jordan Catalano!—but it was out or something at Blockbuster. And, well, I guess it was Mrs. Holmes who rented Risky Business, but we totally loved it! Remember, Katie, it had Balki in it but without that weird accent? Yeah, we laughed so hard about that.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Topping It

Parents of a new born boy face something of a dlimma these days: to go for circumcision or not?

One the one had there's the long term protection (OK, lower probability) of catching certain diseases and cancers.

On the other, it's taking 10% off the end of a man's favourite part, and there are those who insist it leads to lower sensitivity.

Well, yes, that probably is true, but then, click through to find out how that lower sensitivity caused by circumcision actually leads to an increase in the sum of human happiness.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Sex with an 11 year old?

Really, what made Wendie Ann Schweikert do it?

What possible reason could there be for a 37 year old woman to find an 11 year old boy sexually attractive?

Ah well, now that the case has been heard Wendie Ann Schweikert will have 10 yearsof jail time to ponder exactly that question.

Sex with an 11 year old?

Really, what made Wendie Ann Schweikert do it?

What possible reason could there be for a 37 year old woman to find an 11 year old boy sexually attractive?

Ah well, now that the case has been heard Wendie Ann Schweikert will have 10 yearsof jail time to ponder exactly that question.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Pissing away the Beer

This is something of a lost opportunity, don't you think?

Malaysian customs officials plan to send more than 196,000 cans of smuggled beer gurgling down the drain after confiscating them from a gang that specialized in reselling duty-free drinks to pubs and grocers.

Officials cannot auction off the beer, worth about 287,000 ringgit ($84,040) with 1 million ringgit ($292,900) owed in unpaid duty and sales tax, because the sale would affect the domestic market, the Star newspaper said Tuesday.

The smugglers worked with freight forwarders and haulers over six months to obtain duty-free beers meant for shops in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, customs officials told the paper.

Each of the 8,178 seized cartons was to have been sold for 30 ringgit, or about a third of the market price, customs official Madrina Alwi said.

Perfectly good beer being pissed away. Actually, worse than that, it's not got the opportunity of being pissed away as no one can drink it.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Top Box Office This Weekend

Here the list of this weekend's top box office films.


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Following are the top 10 movies at the North American box office for the three-day weekend beginning March 16, led by "300," according to studio estimates released on Sunday.

Final data will be issued on Monday.

1 (1) 300 .... $ 31.2 million

2 (2) Wild Hogs . ........... $ 18.8 million

3 (*) Premonition ........... $ 18.0 million

4 (*) Dead Silence .......... $ 7.8 million

5 (*) I Think I Love My Wife. $ 5.7 million

6 (3) Bridge to Terabithia .. $ 5.1 million 

7 (4) Ghost Rider ........... $ 4.0 million

8 (5) Zodiac . $ 3.1 million

9 (6) Norbit . $ 2.7 million

10 (8) Music and Lyrics ...... $ 2.2 million

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Eddie Van Halen: Rehab

Eddie Van Halen has entered rehab to deal with his drinking and alcoholism:

Eddie Van Halen said on Thursday he would enter rehab "to work on myself," a move that appears to rule out a reunion by his troubled band when it is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next week.

The announcement came a month after he and former Van Halen singer David Lee Roth, his longtime antagonist, said they would tour North America in the summer. Within weeks, speculation arose the plans had run aground.

The Dutch-born Van Halen, 52, who has long battled alcoholism and survived a bout with tongue cancer, said in an open letter to fans he wanted to do right by them.

"I have always and will always feel a responsibility to give you my best. At the moment I do not feel that I can give you my best. That's why I have decided to enter a rehabilitation facility to work on myself, so that in the future I can deliver the 110 percent that I feel I owe you and want to give you."

He added: "Some of the issues surrounding the 2007 Van Halen tour are within my ability to change and some are not. As far as my rehab is concerned, it is within my ability to change and change for the better."

The letter was released by his spokeswoman and girlfriend, Janie Liszewski, who did not respond to requests for further information.

He actually gives a reason for his drinking, too. No social skills at all, so to feel less embarrassed he gets drunk.

Antonella Barba Sex Photos

So, we're still a little mystified as to whether those photos of Anonella Barba were indeed Antonella Barba:

Newly eliminated "American Idol" contestant Antonella Barba said on Friday the racy photographs that made her an Internet sensation were taken for personal use only and released without her consent.

Barba, 20, broke her silence about the latest sex scandal to hit U.S. TV's most popular show during a conference call with reporters the day after she and three other contestants were voted off the talent competition.

Ground rules set by producers of Fox television's smash hit prohibit participants from speaking directly to the media while they remain in the contest.

Without being specific, the former college student from New Jersey acknowledged for the first time that at least some of the photos that turned up online in recent weeks, showing her in various stages of undress, were authentic.

The photos included images of a young woman lying on her back covered in rose petals, posing in her underwear, sitting on a toilet and standing among a group of topless women at a beach, hands over their breasts. Others showed a woman performing oral sex on a man.

Online chat rooms and blogs were abuzz with "Idol" fans and Internet gawkers commenting on the photos after they appeared.

She doesn't actually say that the ones of sex were or were not her, just says that some of the photos were definitely her. Hhhm.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Tom and Ben

So Katie's husband Tom Cruise is to star with Ben Stiller in a movie, the Hardy Boys. The horror:

Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller are teaming up for "Hardy Men," a buddy action comedy based on the fictional teen sleuths known as the Hardy Boys.

The long-in-development project sees the Hardy Boys grown up but not speaking to each other, having been estranged for many years. They are forced to overcome sibling rivalry when they reunite to solve a mystery.

Shawn Levy is attached to direct the film for 20th Century Fox, which is hoping for a shoot in 2008. The project is out to writers. Stiller and Levy are stars on the Fox lot thanks to their collaboration on the holiday hit "Night at the Museum," which has earned more than $460 million at the worldwide box office to date.

The problem is that the Hardy Boys come from a 58 book series: if this movie is successful, just think how many damn sequels they'll make of it?


Friday, February 02, 2007

Russell Crowe and Robin Hood?

Yes, Russell Crowe is to play the Sheriff of Nottingham and guess what? He's the good guy.

As Master And Commander and A Good Year proved, there's nothing that Russell Crowe likes more than rolling out a useless British accent in his films, so he'd be the obvious first choice to play the Sheriff Of Nottingham in a new Robin Hood film.

Russell Crowe has reportedly signed up for Nottingham, which is vastly different from previous Robin Hood films because it focuses on The Sheriff Of Nottingham investigating murders carried out by the villainous Robin Hood and his band of men. It was thought that Russell Crowe was the first choice for Nottingham because of the movie's spectacular climax - where The Sheriff Of Nottingham gets smashed on the contents of his minibar, lurches downstairs and knocks Robin Hood unconscious with a telephone before pulling some embarrassing karate moves in front of everyone.

The Sheriff Of Nottingham is one of history's greatest villains, for the brutal way that he tried to stop a thief dressed in tights from shooting people with a bow and arrow just because they were richer than him. And when actors play The Sheriff Of Nottingham, they always play up the evil side, unless they're Keith Allen in the BBC1 version of Robin Hood, in which case they basically make him a medieval Frank Spencer.

I'm not sure how well this will work out: could be as funny as Robin Hood: Men in Tights.


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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Renee Zellweger and Weight

Renee Zellweger has obviously got entirely bored with talking about her weight:


Ask actress Renee Zellweger about her weight and she yawns.

"Boring," she says, when asked to talk about her body.

Zellweger, a Texan renown for piling on the pounds to take the lead role in "Bridget Jones's Diary" and sequel "The Edge of Reason," is playing another British woman in "Miss Potter," based on the life of children's writer Beatrix Potter.


Oscar-winner Zellweger, 37, recently told Reuters why she likes to play Brits -- and what she thinks about the column inches the media devotes to her body:

Q: You surprised critics with your accent and performance playing London singleton Bridget Jones and now you are playing Beatrix Potter. Why are people so fascinated by how well you adopt an English accent?

A: "I don't understand it, it is just work. It is part of the process. You concentrate in a different way, I have learned, because I kept trying to do that in this last piece that I did where I play a contemporary character and I would catch myself listening to how I was forming words. Anyway, I work with Barbara Berkery (dialogue coach) and she teaches me what to do and she stands by me and she corrects me."