As we enter the fifth day of the TomKat divorce saga, the drama and intrigue is escalating to Bold and the Beautiful proportions.
It was only late last week that the news broke of former Dawson’s Creek actress, Katie Holmes decision to file for divorce from her movie star husband and the world’s best known Scientologist, Tom Cruise.
Sarcastically suggested by some as the first victim of Australia’s carbon tax, Tom and Katie’s marriage has been the source of intense scrutiny and crazy speculation since day one (you can read the best of the conspiracy theories here).
And the plot thickens in the style of Nigella’s chocolate mousse, when you throw Tom’s religious beliefs into the mix (you can get up to speed on Scientology here).
So what’s happening now? Lots. Here is all the latest on TomKat…
GLAMOUR reports that:
Katie Holmes has been seen for the first time since filing from divorce from Tom Cruise last week. The 33-year-old actress looked particularly stylish in a slicked back pony tail and a wrap-around blue dress as she was pictured heading in to film a guest spot on Project Runway: All Stars in New York yesterday. The star was smiling, and seemed to be in good spirits as she made her way into Parsons The New School Of Design, where the pre-arranged taping was being filmed. It was the first time she has been seen without her five-carat diamond and her wedding ring since she married the star five years ago. She seemed to reference the fact she was band-free, too, by holding her hand up for all to see.
Tom, Katie and Suri
THE SUN claims that Suri was bound for Scientology boot camp:
TOM Cruise’s little daughter Suri faced an inquisition of 99 sinister questions at a Scientology “boot camp”, it was revealed last night. The chilling prospect helped to convince Cruise’s wife Katie Holmes, 33, to divorce the movie superstar, who is 50 today.
Katie was spotted yesterday for the first time since her announcement. The glum-looking actress seemed keen to show she was NOT wearing a wedding ring.
She feared Cruise was about to send their six-year-old girl to the Sea Organisation — a hardcore group within the religious sect followed by the Top Gun star.
Kids chosen for induction into the cult are sent to secret military-style “boot camps”.
And clasping an “e-meter” that measures electrical currents in their bodies, like a lie detector, they are asked bizarre questions barked by a Scientology “ethics officer”.
The DAILY MAIL says that Katie is being stalked by Scientologists:
As her marriage dissolved, Katie Holmes’s every move has been tracked by a team of mystery men.
Unknown people in two cars have been seen tailing Ms Holmes, prompting speculation they are rogue members of the controversial Scientology doctrine.
However, lawyer for the Church Gary Soter told TMZ that the Scientology movement is ‘not following Katie or conducting surveillance on her in the wake of her divorce with Tom Cruise’.
And it has been claimed this tracking has been going on for weeks – even before Friday’s shock announcement the pair will divorce.
John Travolta is a celebrity Scientologist
THE TELEGRAPH have the low down on who will get what in the divorce:
WHEN Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes married to great fanfare and with much opulence in an Italian castle in November 2006, talk not only centred on the bride’s wedding dress but also on her prenuptial agreement with the groom.
The details? For each year the couple stay married, the Dawson’s Creek actress collects $3 million – to a maximum of $33 million after 11 years – as well as their palatial home in California.
Then, if their marriage had lasted more than 11 years, Holmes would have received half of Cruise’s reportedly $250 million fortune.
After filing for divorce less than six years later, according to the agreement, Holmes should only be entitled to $15 million as well as the couple’s $35 million Beverly Hills mansion.
But with an estate worth upwards of $275 million, Holmes is expected to seek more and there is already speculation as to how much she will collect when the papers are signed.
And US Magazine has some spine tingling news about a possible Dawson’s Creek reunion:
Audiences first fell in love with Katie Holmes as girl-next-door Joey Potter on Dawson’s Creek, a role she relished for six seasons. But when Holmes was approached about possibly reuniting with her former costars James Van Der Beek, 35, and Joshua Jackson, 34, the actress’ husband, Tom Cruise, 49, nixed the idea. “[Producers] were begging her to sign on for a reunion movie,” a source tells the new issue of US Weekly. “Tom said absolutely no way and thought going backward would be bad.” Holmes, on the other hand, “didn’t care how ‘low-brow’ he thinks Dawson’s Creek is,” the source adds. “She wanted to do the movie and reconnect with her fans. And have fun — something she rarely does anymore.”
What are your thoughts on the latest developments? Have we missed any? What do you think is next for Tom and Katie?