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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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S Christensen    

Katie's parents should back off from their insistence that the couple be married in a Catholic ceremony. As everyone knows, if she is married in the Catholic Church, she will be bound to this weirdo forever, no divorce allowed! Being the good Catholic people that they are, her parents would be freaking out again when Katie finally wakes up and realizes what she has gotten herself into. If she just has a Scientology ceremony, then she will be free to divorce him and get on with her life when the relationship inevitably ends.

2893 days ago


This is for Brit, I so hope she is able to make a come back, once she drops some weight I think she needs to look at her image. Like go back to her first cd it was pure, be a good girl not trash. I really think the good girl image would sell. Good Luck

2893 days ago


I am glad Tom Cruise is making sure this is a Church of Scientology wedding. The Women (or girls) of Scientology are like farm animals and need to be controlled as such.

2893 days ago

We, are not amused.    

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip? Is that still on!

2893 days ago

the wise old owl    

Post #5 My friend and back watcher MAVEN:

That was an excellent post.. You grasped every element that sick organization does to it's followers. My cousin was lured into Scientology in the 80's and he said it nearly destroyed his life. He got out in time and was able to escape the MADNESS before he was sucked in entirely. I hope your informational post can be digested by most of the visitors to this site. Although judging from many of the rebutal blogs I have read on here, I sincerely doubt it.

Scientolgy is just a big $$$ racket. They want you to give and give generously. That is why Tom is so protected by that ominous group. They don't want to lose their CASH COW. He runs around trying to lure other high profile celebrities in so he is of great value to them. So far he has done a good job. The list grows and grows everyday.

L. Ron Hubbard is no better than Jim Jones who killed all those people with his tainted kool-aid. The only difference is L Ron's disciples are still alive. Only they are more like walking zombies than whole human beings. Completely stripped of the values, morals and inner workings that made them who they were.
It is a very sick cult indeed. If you are weak minded and a marshmellow you are easily recruited. The only way to escape is if you are strong willed and unable to be swayed into believing the implausible.

Like Hippo said post # 8 and 9 : Katie is a victim here. So is the baby ( the jury is still out on that one since we have seen hyde nor hair of her ) but she was very gullible and easy to take control of. Her family should swoop in there and just take her away from all that bullsh*t. She won't be able to do it alone. She has too many handlers watching her every move. Good blogs today . Very intelligent and very informational. Keep it up.

2893 days ago


Honestly, this is Tom & Katie's wedding, they are marrying one another, and will live together and start a family togher. How is it for someone else to pick and choose how they get married, where, or how they choose to raise their own kids, that they had themselves?

Whatever Tom and Katie want to do, they should do it and let know one influence their decisions by threatning to boycott. That is family for you. It seems that Katies family is never satisfied, it has to be there way, or they have to have their say, when it is really not important.

I am happy to say, that if I wanted to get married in the morning to a man that I love, and he and I set down and discuss our wedding plans, and honey moon, whatever. We can do this, whatever and however we want to do it, and still invite all of our freinds, and have a good time.

2893 days ago

Barbara Wilson    

Poor Katie is a toy for Tom. Even having a baby is a game. He jumped on her with no thought of marriage or of protecting her from pregnancy. Now, she has had a baby out of wedlock (a great signal to teen girls) and probably all the marriage talk is just that, talk. Tom said the same things about Penelope Cruz when he was dating her that he says about Katie. He's nothing but a self-serving ego on legs. The Church of Scientology is a sham and Tom's crazy rantings show me just what it teaches. Katie, get out while the getting is good, your parents see something you don't because you were blindsided by the all-mighty Tom Cruise!

2893 days ago

We, are not amused.    

#14 Freddy,
You're so gay, but I love you man(?) Be true to your school!

2893 days ago


She may get thinner, but she'll never get classier.

2893 days ago


Britney will make a big come back, shes beautiful,talented and a sweet person.....The press needs to back off ................................

2893 days ago


As for Katie, she's a grown woman and she's marrying a guy on his third marriage. The marriage will be a joke anyway, what the hell. You're daughter marries Tom Cruise..biggest star ever, she's set for life. Go to the wedding, sit down, shut up and bask in the afterglow so you can see that cutie granddaughter of yours..... otherwise, mind your own business. God has bigger fish to fry.

2893 days ago


I'm sooo happy for Brit! She's an amazing girl...with or without K-Fed. And as for katie...what an idiot. I mean I LOVE Tom Cruise, but...i must admit he's gotten a little out of control these past years! But good luck to them, I think her parents should appreciate the love between them ( even though she is probably being brainwashed) . lol.

2893 days ago


katie needs to make her own decisions, if she is old enough to get married and have a child, she is old enough to make a decision to what church she is going to get married at.....grow up Katie............................

2893 days ago


katie needs to make her own decisions, if she is old enough to get married and have a child, she is old enough to make a decision to what church she is going to get married at.....grow up Katie............................

2893 days ago


Wow. I clicked this link accidentally and never really realized anyone, outside of her family and friends, gave a crap about Britney Spears weight or marital status. I am more amused that someone would actually know the names of her children. Maybe that will be extra credit on my next exam............

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