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Tom and Katie

Wedding Conflict

10/15/2006 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Wedding ConflictTom Cruise and Katie Holmes' wedding may be just around the corner, with her dress all ready to go, but the persistent buzz is that Katie's parents are still outraged that the nuptials -- whenever and wherever they happen -- will be conducted by the Church of Scientology, rather than in the Catholic tradition. And there have even been suggestions that the family Holmes is threatening a last-minute boycott of the wedding to try to convince Katie to have a proper Catholic ceremony, even if she does one Scientology-style, too.

Katie was born a Roman Catholic and went to parochial schools growing up in Toledo, Ohio, and so it would only be fitting for her to be married with the usual Catholic rites -- not in a Scientology ceremony, in which the bride is sometimes called a "girl" marrying a "man" and in which one of the solemn "pacts" of marriage is that the couple agree not to go to bed angry. The Holmes family has not commented publicly on the situation, though the TomKat mothers were spotted recently having lunch with their children. Cruise's rep maintains that the couple will be married sometime in the fall.

Britney Shapes Up Furiously For Big Return

Britney Spears has targeted her husband Kevin's album release party at the end of this month to make her triumphant return as the svelte, sexy young starlet we once knew -- and sources close to the family tell TMZ that she's enlisted a small army of nannies, trainers, and nutritionists to put her through her paces to make sure she's looking her best.

According to our sources, Brit has hired a nanny for each of her sons, and is constantly in the gym "for hours at a time," working out feverishly to shed all the extra poundage she put on while having two babies in 13 months -- and indulging her penchant for Taco Bell gleefully and often along the way. "She really wants to make a huge splash at Kevin's release party," says our source, "and she totally wants to outshine Kevin and announce to the world that she's back."

Anna Nicole's Mom Joins The Fray

The Anna Nicole Smith saga is just getting uglier. The latest twist is that Smith's mother, Virgie Arthur, has told Page Six that she thinks her grandson Daniel -- who tragically died in the hospital room where his mom had just given birth in the Bahamas -- was murdered. Toxicology tests have shown that Daniel died of an overdose of methadone and the antidepressants Zoloft and Lexapro. "Somebody had to give it to him. He had to get it from somewhere," Arthur reportedly said. "I just know Danny didn't kill hisself. He did not overdose hisself . . . Danny wouldn't take drugs to begin with. I don't believe that for a minute. You could not convince me of that." Smith has not yet held a funeral for Daniel, whose body is still lying in a Bahamas funeral home.

Celebrity Goodwill Flu Catches Kidman

Maybe all that do-gooding by the likes of Bono and Angelina Jolie is contagious. Nicole Kidman is the latest celeb to get in on the act-she arrived in Kosovo yesterday as a United Nations goodwill ambassador. The region was devastated by war in 1998-1999 and Kidman plans on visiting the southwestern town of Djakovica, one of the most hardest-hit areas of the conflict. This is Kidman's first tour of duty since being named goodwill ambassador of the U.N. Development Fund for Women in January.

Party Favors: Leo Gets Under Diamond Giant's Skin ... NBC Losing Revenue Steam

Diamond merchant DeBeers is gearing up for a fight-over the upcoming Leonardo DiCaprio movie "Blood Diamond," out Dec. 15. In the movie, the African diamond industry is portrayed as a conflict-ridden one, but DeBeers claims that the movie distorts the truth, according to the New York Post ... NBC should start watching its wallet. The network's operating profit fell 10 percent in the third quarter, largely because of expensive shows like "Kidnapped" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" that haven't lived up to expectations.

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Kidman is not a A list star. she's a C list star
people don't go see her movies. Only the ones Tom (her create her too) is in it with her

Tom should run, because the 'pretend' to be catholics money grabbing Holmes family will use him and take his money!

I can' t beleive the amount of brainwashed by tabloids morons here: 'Tom was quoted saying this or that'!
wtf? do you beleive that sh*t?

You're all full of sh*t

2867 days ago


Jealous WHO???? HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Tom and Katie? What a duo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I totally AGREE with Maven. It's sad there are so many dumb people. Maven, I love to read your comments.

2867 days ago


I heard that Tom's kids were afraid that Katie was going to back out of the wedding plans. I think Katie has been having doubts, and that's why the wedding has been delayed for a year. I think the actions of Katie's parents are getting Katie to rethink before she makes a huge mistake. Her parents know that this is not a good relationship and he's not good for their daughter. They are looking out for her, like parents should do. And believe me, they probably know more about scientology than you and me-I'm sure they've been researching the 'religion' their daughter is involved in. Katie's family seems pretty close, they'll be there for her when she wakes up from dreams in Cruiseland!

2867 days ago


She should run NOW!

2866 days ago


all liberal scumbag bullsh*t...your people live on another planet

2866 days ago

Decent Human Being    

While "To eash their own" is a personal motto it is our duty as decent human beings to inform each other of things that harmful and wrong. If they then chose to proceed dispite our precautions then, to each their own. So thanks to Maven for her Scientology lesson 101 and thanks to Carelessbear for reminding us that we each need to make our own decisions.

And seriously Britney needs to lose KFed, it's the only way she'll be able to make a big comeback!

2865 days ago


Scientology is indeed a dangerous cult. However, all religions are cults in one way or another as they demand that a person suspend all forms of logic to believe (or have faith) in ideas that are not scientifically plausible. Some religions/cults are more dangerous than others. Scientology is an example of one (in my opinion) that is more extreme when it comes to mind control than the others.

2865 days ago

Georgia Peach    

Anna (#241) you are an idiot. Are you for real??!! At least Nichole has won an Oscar. Can't say the same for your beloved "Tom". And, the Catholic religion is truly a religion, while that Scientology crap is just that.....CRAP!!!! It is a cult, and is not recognized by most any, normal human being. You are such a MORON!

2865 days ago


I agree with #248. Who said that Nicole is a C list star? Talking about Penelope or Katie?? Nicole is a great actress. DEFINITELY she is a A list star. Don't ask Katie to run from Tom. Because she is not going to. Why? She is enjoying spending Tom's money and being famous. Do you remember? How long did it take to get engaged and pregnant? I don't think it wasn't all Tom's control. Hello!!! Katie KNOWS what she is doing now. To me she looks happy. Go Katie! You are such a pretender. Digging Gold isn't always fun. I can see it in your face sometimes. hahaha....

2865 days ago


You know, I hear alot of comments about how Scientology is a cult and how it doesn't work and so on and so forth. Have any of you read one of the books by L. Ron Hubbard? I have. All I can see is that Scientology is trying to help people. It's helped me to become really happy in life. I'm sure some people would hate the idea of someone being happy! Just look at all the hate below!

2864 days ago
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