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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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76.

Debby    

Oh, no, please don't say Studio 60 isn't doing well! It is the funniest, most intelligent thing on TV today! It figures; every time a smart, funny show comes on, most of the public doesn't "get it", and it ends up being cancelled. I can't believe that show isn't a huge hit.

2845 days ago
77.

junebug    

if Tom really loved katy, he would not ask her to change her religion, or anything about her-likewise for Katy...and her parents should not butt in-we may not like what our children do, but we will always love them. They should support her no matter what decision she makes. junebug

2845 days ago
78.

Hippo    

To #70, Meow Town:

There is nothing with making a promise not to go to bed angry.

If that was all there was to Scientology, nobody would have a problem with it.

Please read The Maven's post #5, there is no exaggeration there.

2845 days ago
79.

Ann    

I had a brief 2-month experience with Scientology and agree that it is a cult. You pay your way through a series of classes that are designed to brainwash you into thinking a certain way. My most memorable experience was being in a class where we were required to make figures out of clay to represent certain concepts. The class facilitator would come by the table and crush your work until you made a figure that represented the concept to their way of thinking. I quit after that class experience...and was harassed by telephone for months by Scientology "leaders" with threats about things that would happen if I didn't return to the group. Scientology is a money-making, brain washing cult.

2845 days ago
80.

Stephanie    

OMG WHO CARES OR GIVES A RATS AZZ BOUT THESE STUPID PEOPLE WHO DO THIS CRAP JUST TO GET MEDIA ATTENTION AND CRAP GET REAL DAMN WHY GIVE EM THE TIME OF DAY...... GAWD CMON GET REAL IT IS NOT LIKE THEY ARE YOUR FAMILY OR ANYTHING........ DUMB AZZ KATIE DESERVES WHAT OLE THOMAS GIVES HER AND BRITNEY GET REAL WHO FREAK CARES SHE IS A HAS BEEN AND GOING TO STAY THAT SHE CANNOT EVEN KEEP ANYTHING GOING AND CAN'T TAKE CARE OF HER KIDS OWN KIDS WITHOUT SOMEONE THERE TO WIPE HER OWN AZZ CMON YOU DIMWITS WHO CARES BOUT THESE DUMB TW*TS........

2845 days ago
81.

Jaden    

Tom should not marry Katie,because he is gay ! The last time he married a catholic woman,they got a divorce !

2845 days ago
82.

Good Grief    

This will be Tom Cruise's third marriage. Shouldn't that be a sign to Katie????? I hope her family just holds out to be there for her when this relationship ends; not just be there for her emotionally, but so they can take her somewhere to be deprogramed.

2845 days ago
83.

Amy    

To Katie Holmes.....a fellow Toledoian here.....marry the Catholic way!!! Think before you act! And to Britney.........DUMP K-FED! You can do so much better!

2845 days ago
84.

PEPPA    

TOM HAS THIS POOR GIRL MESMERIZED... NOTICE I DIDN'T SAY "WOMAN "..... BECAUSE KATIE IS MERELY A CHILD.

MY PREDICTION >>>> SHE'LL HAVE TOMS SCIENTOLOGY WEDDING.

SHE WILL WAKE UP, BUT UNFORTUNATLY, IT WON'T BE RIGHT AWAY. .... SHE WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH A FEW YRS. OF MARRIAGE WITH THE SCIENTOLOGY NUT..... THEN SHE WILL BACK AWAY WHEN SHE'S HAD ENOUGH, AND RETURN TO HER CATHOLIC ROOTS.

2845 days ago
85.

TM    

To thine own self be true? What do you think is wrong with society these days?? Live and let live?! Pl-ease. That's just another way of saying whatever feels good to YOU, go for it. You don't need to have morals, ie, Tom and Katie, Brad and Angie, etc. I always hear, "That's just the way things are in the world today, it's reality." It's ONLY reality if WE as a socitey and parents allow it to be reality. Personally, I hope my child has more respect for herself and her body than to give into "live and let live". There are so many great, moral people for our kids to look up to than these so called "celebs" that wouldn't know what morality was if it kicked them in the head! Why do we continue to tollerate people like this and give them attention that they can't get anywhre else? And, PAY them for it!! So, kids out there, get a grip and REALLY be true to yourself, don't follow the pact, be yourself and don't give into the pressures of your "friends" Most of this crap is a fad anyway and won't make a difference in your life 5 years from now. Unless, that is, you get pregnant because you have no respect for your body, then it WILL make a difference.....for the REST if your life. Please, don't buy into what you see/hear from these actors, because they are just that, ACTING.

2845 days ago
86.

Hippo    

This is to #33, Chris:

I agree with your opinion of Tom Cruise, but I disagree about the issue of keeping the spotlight on him or not.

There is a strong correlation between abusive behavior and secrecy. Ask anyone who has been molested or battered. Katie Holmes is clearly too weak to keep herself from being sucked into Tom's insanity. If this story stays in the news, it shines a light on Tom's craziness and by extension, the craziness and abuses of the Church of Scientology. Ultimately this is a good thing because the truth is embarrassing to the guilty parties.

Look at how embarrassed the Church of Scientology was when an ex-member exposed their crazy story about Xenu. Previously, this was something they were selling to their OT-III members for a high price. Mercifully, this silliness was exposed to the public, so Scientology had to scramble to cover up. Hopefully as more and more of their abuses are exposed, this will lower their credibility, and fewer people will be sucked into their madness.

And I don't really believe this is about religious "freedom." There are many individuals who are weak and vulnerable who need to be protected from unscrupulous people trying to brainwash them and take their money.

I don't think the Church of Scientology will ever be shut down, but embarrassing the hell out of them is a good way to lessen their influence.

2845 days ago
87.

aaron    

I live near Clearwater and see these robots when I go downtown. Maven has it exactly right.

2845 days ago
88.

edie    

I heard Nicole Kidman is pregnant--Tom couldnt Get her pregnant??????

2845 days ago
89.

Hippo    

I have another comment for Chris, Post #33:

You bring up an excellent point about Michael Jackson. But what really brought about his downfall? It was the child molestation trial. Even though he was acquitted, a spotlight was shone on his activities and he fled the country. If there were no publicity, Michael Jackson could have continued to molest children at Neverland for years. The publicity is important in exposing abuses, even if criminal charges ultimately fail.

2845 days ago
90.

DeeDee    

Bottom Line regarding Kate and Tom


IT'S THEIR WEDDING, NO ONE NOT EVEN MOMMY AND DADDY SHOULD TELL HER HOW T SAY HER VOWS.

IF THEY WANT TO BOYCOTT IT, IT WILL BE THE MOST SELFISH ACT A PARENT CAN COMMITT. AND THEY WON'T GET PAST IT. THEYHAVE NO RIGHTS, SHE IS AN ADULT AND THEIR NOT PAYING FOR IT.

They had their wedding the way they wanted it and regardless if they agree or not, this is their daughters turn. suck it up, be a good mommy and daddy and support your child. even in times of mistakes because that is when they grow.

Shame on the Holmes camp. IF THIS IS TRUE.

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