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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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61.

alissa    

Tom and Katie's wedding? What I don't understand is why the hell didn't he marry BEFORE the baby was born? I'm not talking morals here but since he is supposed to be such a "good Scientologist" it would have made sense to marry her BEFORE THE BABY WAS BORN. I'm surprised her parents aren't upset about this even more than the Scientology ceremony. Why bother now? The baby is already here. I think Katie should get away from Tom. He is very controlling and has changed her. I should be writing "Kate" here as TOM wants her called "Kate" from now on. He couldn't control Mimi or Nicole so he gets a young innocent who hasn't much experience in relationships and has her right where he wants her - UNDER HIS THUMB.

2877 days ago
62.

WBN    

The Maven has an incredibly good point!!! Consider this: What if the whole scientology thing was just one big practical joke from a person of great humor just wanting to see what would happen if...??

Scientology would not be the first religion/cult born from perversion where one person who comes up the a great idea and another sees the benefits of exploiting it!!!!

Also, Scientology isn't the first religion (?) to require it's members to 'donate' a large percentage of their income to the church - look at the Church of Latter Day Saints/Mormons... The members are required to pay up to 10% of their earnings to the church. Granted they do 'help' their own when charity is needed but they also own a large percentage of goods and services that they themselves are not allowed to use or take part in such as gambling, soda distribution, etc. Rather hypocritical if you ask me!!!

Isn't it ironic how the most destructive zealots are born from religious fanaticism?

Just a thought....

2877 days ago
63.

Whatever    

Well, as strange as Tom is, and as much as it seems like Katie is being controlled by him, I disagree with what her parents are doing. They are her parent's for goodness sakes, they should be there for her. God only knows she will need their support. With the way they are insisting that she be married in a Catholic ceremony, it seems abundantly clear to me why she is a controlling relationship with Tom: she is used to someone in her life controlling her. Why should she have a Catholic ceremony if she is not Catholic? I feel sorry for her, so many people trying to control her life. I hope she breaks free from that, and teaches her daughter to live her life the way she chooses, not the way others want her to.


Plus, while I do not believe in scientology, most religions are weird in their own way anyway. Has anyone here ever read the Bible? LOL

2877 days ago
64.

Metesula    

This actually is Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible 4 as the Holmes family is in the way. Since Scientology controls people through deceptive means, aren't they using Tom to control Katie???/ Hey Kate, wake up and see this man who pretends to love you, not allowing you to be who you were meant to be........

Tom thinks he is rad, and representable, but he is only deceiving himself.......why did all the other women leave Tom? because they were smart enough not to allow him to control them........

Hey Tom Tom.....Scientology is just a fad, get to your senses...you are already condemned by God because you are a sinner and don't believe in Jesus and this means God has a controversy with you........

2877 days ago
65.

Frank J Austin    

The Maven speaks the truth. I have researched scientology, and know that Maven has not embellished his post. It is refreshing to see someone posting truly useful
information for a change. Thank's Maven, keep up the good work. FA

2877 days ago
66.

J Doe    

shes DESPERATE to get her old body back cos thats all she had
without the tight toned body...no talent to back it up!!
being on stage and shaking your ass is NOT TALENT,
YOU CAN FIND DANCERS LIKE HER AT ANY VEGAS SHOW!!

thank god christina aguilera has the talent to back it up...she could gain 200 lbs and still sing her ass off, if she lost her tight toned body she at least has a voice to back it up.

case in point......NO BODY NO VOICE !!! =BRITNEY

2877 days ago
67.

Whatever    

You are right Vicki, I think they should back off as well. It would be much harder for her to get away from him if they had a church recognized ceremony.

2877 days ago
68.

Karen Scales    

I don't care how much Katie's family disapprove of Tom or how they get married, they should be there to support thier daughter no matter what....I speak from experience my parents did not like the man I was going to marry so my family did not go to my wedding, to this day it bothers me....it is a good way to push her further away from where they want her....and when she is pushed further away where does she go? right where they don't want her....they need to be there and help her through the good and bad...hopefully everything will end up fine, but if not she will need them to help her pick up the pieces.

2877 days ago
69.

Sweetkokod    

First in regards to TomKat...... She will marry Tom by any means necessary, because according to Katie it has been her dream from childhood........ Doesn't that make Tom feel OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOld?? Also, is she allowed to be wed in the Catholic Church. I mean she had a baby out of sin. HHHHHHHHHMMMMMM. Oh yeah the only way that Tom will get custody of Suri, is if she really signed some stupid agreement. Believe me, the child support Katie will get will make your head swim and be more than enought to maintain Suri's way of living.
Secondly, I'm sooooo tired of Kfed and Brit...... of course she will lose the weight, She has the money to pay for all the plastic surgery and cooks and nutritionist etc etc. And scietology, Never Go To Bed Angry???????? I'm starting my religion tomorrow. 1st rule Never leave home without saying goodbye, 2nd never hang up the phone until you say ....."I Love You"........ and hand over the check immediately....... women must shop to be able to perform rules 1 and 2. Not to mention the other womanly duty of keeping our men happy.

2877 days ago
70.

Michael Walsh    

I personally think that Tommie is full of crap. he is mad because Katie is afraid Tom will fall with his 9 inch lifts in his shoes so he is the same height as Katie. Just speak in tongues and make tommies legs grow 9 inches. Katies parents do not want this loser to marry their daughter and I really don't blame them after the interview with Matt Lauer. Lauer threw Cruise some real soft pitches and Cruise walked all over Matt. This is what happens when you take a religous zealot, like Cruise and pair him up with a honest Christian girl with more values in here "Pinkie" than Cruise has in his whole, little body.

2877 days ago
71.

PN    

I think that Katie Holmes' parents are backing out of the wedding not because of the religion differences--it's really because of Tom Cruise's excessiveness. They didn't know who they were dealing with. He's a big time actor, a multimillionaire many times over. I can tell that Katie's parents are Catholic and surprisingly private--don't like the limelight of Hollywood that much. I think that they prefer a Catholic wedding for Katie along with a Church of Scientology wedding for Tom.
As for Britney Spears, I hope she sheds off that baby weight she gained. Two babies in one year--that's a lot on one body! And despite Kevin Federline's tough rap image, she's going to stay with him. I think that she needs to change and update her sound--she can't do records like Baby One More Time anymore. She should find something to match with her sexy, sometimes edgy image and not sound like some other artists. I don't think she'll match the successes of her first 4 platinum to multi-platinum selling albums--the music climate's a lot different today. But she could get more headlines and press, because everybody knows her stuff and her past track record. That next album could sell well if she makes the right kind of records and singles for herself.

2877 days ago
72.

Meow    

Honestly, I don't see anything wrong making a promise not to go to bed angry.

2877 days ago
73.

Michelle    

I think that Katie's parents should protest before the marriage. I hope that Katie wakes up and decides to get out of that relationship before it's too late.

2877 days ago
74.

SCARLETT    

BRITNEY WILL DO GREAT, SHE HAS THE STAMINA AND THE TALENT. KATIE WILL HAVE TO DISCOVER FOR HERSELF WHAT IS CONVENIENT FOR HER LIFE, MY ADVICE; KEEP YOUR EYES HEART AND MIND OPEN, YOU ARE A VERY SWEET GIRL AND YOU DESERVE TO BE YOURSELF. YOU ARE ALSO VERY TALENTED. AS FAR AS RELIGION; GOD IS GOD AND RIGHT OR WRONG WE ALL HAVE A CHOICE, SOONER OR LATER EVERYTHING COMES TO LIGHT, LETS HOPE TOMS LIGHT COMES THRU IN TIME TO TEACH HIS CHILD TO BE A GOD FEARING GOOD HUMAN BEING. AND TO ALL OF YOU GIVING ALL OF US YOUR THOUGHTS, GOD BLESS AND BE HEALTHY AND WISE. HAVE FAITH IN YOURSELVES AND IN OUR WONDERFUL GOD. I WALK IN GODS FAVOR AND IN THE CONFORT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. WHAT ALSE IS THERE?

2877 days ago
75.

Devynn    

if the state accepts scientology as a church, then kate and tom's marriage would be valid under the law. if not, then she WILL HAVE TO have a "church wedding." i say that in quotations b/c you don't HAVE to get married in a church, just by a licensed minister in a place where it's legal to have a wedding. but that's just technical babble. but it would please kate's parent's to know that IF scientology hasn't be accepted by the state as a religion you can legally get married under, then she would have to do the above. thus giving them more ammo to push for a catholic wedding. it never ceases to amaze me what happens devoutly religious parents find out their kids aren't getting married under the religion they raised them with. we see it all the time when a methodist kid marries a catholic, a baptist marries a jew. whole families fall apart b/c the religion isn't to their liking. hogwash, i say! if the kids love each other and are true to themselves and God, should it matter? nope! b/c it doesn't matter to God, so why should it matter to you?! stupidness......just stupidness.........but if her parents are scared that he's going to try to control ever aspect of her life from here on out b/c he's a control freak, then they should come out and just SAY SO instead of acting all upset b/c she's not having the precious catholic ceremony they dreamed she'd have since she was concieved.

go brit! i just hope it doesn't backfire in her face. sure, her husband has used her to advance his own agenda, but she's just as in the wrong to use this time to advance her's. but i guess that's why they are together. :p and if it does backfire, maybe she'll get that divorce the world is waiting for. of just a pissed off husband, who'll beat her for trying to make him look bad by making herself look good, even better then she was BEFORE she got with him. and she'll stay b/c she'd rather put up a united front, then to admit she got with a douchebag.

and the debeers family needs to get over themselves. by screaming foul over this movie, they are just gonna get more ppl interested in it and then the truth will come out. and the truth is that there ARE blood diamonds, hell, blood GEMS! and they're all apart of the gem industry. what they need to be doing is saying how, while the blood diamond trade goes on, they are doing their best to keep it from getting into their company. but that's just too senseable and logical for them.

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