Josie and The City
Wednesday, July 4th
The pre-nup that Katie Holmes signed when she married Tom Cruise pretty much cuts her out of his fortune, and according to my source that's fine by her. Katie’s not about the money, she never has been. She loves to work.
Katie’s biggest concern in all of this is getting full custody of Suri. My source says what’s most impressive is Katie’s strong position. She’s blown this story so wide open that at this point ‘Team Tom’ can’t touch her. People are already blaming Tom’s faith (in Scientology) and Katie hasn’t even opened her mouth. She’s in a great position. No one is pointing fingers at her.
As I told you yesterday Katie re-hired her former publicist and a new lawyer quickly. In less than a week actually. She cut off Tom completely as of Wednesday, that’s when she stopped taking his call (before filing the divorce papers on Friday). She was seen shopping at a ‘Whole Foods’ store in lower Manhattan with Suri last Wednesday. An eyewitness says Katie was pushing a huge cart filled with flowers and basic home items. While she stood in the check-out line, Katie hugged Suri repeatedly, telling her "you know you’re an amazing little girl, don’t you? You know I love you more than anything”
As for Tom, he’s carrying 3 expensive studio movies and right now so he can’t even leave the set to coax Katie back because he can’t delay the production. Katie basically waited for the right moment to file, knowing Tom’s hands would be tied.
Justin Bieber hung up on a radio interview Friday, after the host compared him to Justin Timberlake and made a joke about his mom. The host said that when he first heard "Boyfriend", he didn't know who it was and he thought it was Justin Timberlake. He said he hoped Justin would take it as a compliment because he thought it demonstrated how his sound had matured. But Justin did not take it that way. He said, quote, "Man, that's crazy, because our voices sound nothing alike . . . saying I sound like someone else is not really a compliment . . . I definitely want to have my own lane, and not be compared." Later, the host asked about Justin's friendship with the guys from One Direction, and joked, quote, "Do you worry about Harry [Styles] when he's around your mom since it seems that he likes older women?" Justin shot back, quote, "I think you should worry about me around your mom, bro." The host responded, quote, "Justin, my mom is dead. So unfortunately, that wouldn't work." Apparently, Justin didn't know what to say to that, because he HUNG UP without saying anything else. The show tried to re-connect with him, but a rep from his record company said he, quote, "got a little upset with the question, and he probably won't be calling back." Justin hasn't commented, but that day he did Tweet, quote, "Love u mom."
Katie Holmes reportedly filed for divorce from Tom Cruise in New York because courts there are supposedly more likely to grant her sole legal custody and control over child-rearing decisions than California courts. This could reportedly hurt Tom financially as well since the tax rates are much higher there. Sources say Tom has purposefully been trying to avoid seeming as though they are residents of New York specifically to avoid any tax-related issues. My source tells me that Tom "will file a response in New York, asking that the divorce proceedings be halted in the Big Apple because California is the proper venue for the matter to proceed. Team Cruise is going to assert that Katie doesn't meet the residency requirements to file in New York, and that both live full time in California, specifically Los Angeles."
Tori Spelling has a pet chicken. She explains that she dresses up her pet chicken, and that it often gets mistaken for a poodle because it’s white and fluffy. She calls it a ‘pocket chicken’ because she loves to go places with Tori. Tori says she actually makes the pocket chicken dresses to mimic her own vintage dresses and she turns vintage brooches into fascinators for her. Right now Tori says she’s knitting her a chicken poncho for those cool summer nights.
Katie Holmes was Tom Cruise’s third wife, but it could have easily been Sofia Vergara or Scarlett Johansson. Apparently those two ladies were among those "selected" for Tom by the Church of Scientology. According to author Andrew Morton, who wrote "Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography", after Tom dumped Nicole Kidman, the church put out feelers to several women. First up was Tom's "Vanilla Sky" co-star Penelope Cruz. That relationship ended in 2004, supposedly because she wasn't interested in joining the church. After that Tom supposedly gave the church a "wish list" of actresses that included Sofia Vergara. Tom romanced her a little, but as a devout Catholic, she was, quote, "fundamentally terrified" of the idea of joining another religion so that didn't go anywhere. The next step was to basically set up fake movie auditions. They put out the call that there was a possible role opposite Tom, so women would come in to read for it. The offer went out to A-listers like Jennifer Garner, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel. Jennifer and Jessica didn't bite, but Scarlett did. However, when she showed up at the address given and found out it was the Scientology Center, she, quote, "freaked out and didn't do a tape." It's not clear if Katie Holmes was put through the same process, but church officials got the idea of setting her up with Tom after reading an interview in which she said she'd always dreamed of marrying him. After a quick courting period, Katie got a proposal atop the Eiffel Tower, a storybook marriage in an Italian castle and a fetus in her womb. Not necessarily in that order.
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Charlie Sheen is "winning"! The premiere of his new sitcom Anger Management drew 5.5 million viewers last Thursday making it the most-watched series premiere in that network's history.