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How Katie was cast to play Tom Cruise's wife
NY Post ^ | July 1, 2012 | ANDREW MORTON

Posted on 07/01/2012 7:16:50 PM PDT by opentalk

On Friday, TomKat jumped the couch. Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise after 5 1/2 years of marriage. Best-selling biographer Andrew Morton, author of "Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography" (St. Martins Press), explains why it was a true Hollywood romance --because from the beginning, Holmes was playing a part.

When Tom Cruise turned 42, his best friend, controversial Scientology leader David Miscavige, threw a lavish birthday party, costing an estimated $300,000, on board the church’s cruise ship. He flew in singers, dancers and even Tom’s favorite sushi chefs for the bash, where the actor was serenaded with the medley of songs from his box-office hits.

“It’s the best birthday ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, and I mean ever,” he said, with typical understatement.

Tuesday, Tom’s 50th birthday, will lack some “evers.” He will be in his trailer in the wilds of Iceland, where he is filming the aptly named “Oblivion.” Instead of the expected cards and presents from Katie Holmes, she sent him a confetti of legal papers and correspondence marking the end of their five-year marriage.

...“Katie doesn’t want Suri getting deeper into the cult,” sources tell me. Suri is now at an age where she will face frequent formal interrogation about her behavior, what Scientologists call “sec checking.” In the fight for the heart and mind of Suri, her future religion —Katie was raised a Catholic —will be critical.

(Excerpt) Read more at m.nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: culture; hollywood; messedup; scientology
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To: beaversmom
She shoulda listened to her mama and daddy.

Mama and daddy didn't object enough.

51 posted on 07/02/2012 7:12:19 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: opentalk

Katie and Suri are being stalked by creepy Church of Scientology crew:

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/creepy-crew-reportedly-church-scientology-keeping-tabs-katie-holmes-daughter-suri-article-1.1106034


52 posted on 07/02/2012 7:40:39 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: stpio

You are so right. However, Tom is totally brainwashed in this cult and I kinda think Katie was too. She had that robotic look about her for so long. Scary.


53 posted on 07/02/2012 7:53:36 AM PDT by midnightcat
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To: Revolting cat!

I’m not a fan of Macs (hated using them in college with those toy tiny b/w screens; I think they were the first Macs with an HD, luckily I had a copy 2 PC board) but this Mac design is pretty kick ass. You have to have failed at wire management to have your Dell end up looking like that though. What do you do when the monitor dies and don’t say it can’t happen, my left LCD display is showing a lot of noise on the screen after it gets warm and if I switch connections to the video card or swap the cable, the problem is still there and it’s not a generic POS but a Viewsonic, wait, maybe I’ll amend my remarks, Viewsonics don’t seem to be so great these days.

The downside to the Mac is, how do I change the video card, where’s the network cable or is it wireless and no matter how many times people tell me you can get a better mouse for your Mac, why does it ship with such a crappy one? Although they might have improved this since I last had one and it had a funky semi clear round thing with only one button. Is it possible for the end user to install a new hard drive and more memory? I can’t imagine it not but who knows, maybe you need to go to their geniuses. That monitor/CPU stand doesn’t look too adjustable either.

And my big beef with Macs, I know their user base isn’t composed of idiots but it seems like Apple thinks they are. I’ve got an Iphone (it was free, I ‘d never buy a product from a company with Algore on the board) and while it is very sleek, you can’t change the battery although I’ve seen kits that void your warranty but my problem is it tries to anticipate what you want to do and that drives me crazy.


54 posted on 07/02/2012 8:13:55 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: opentalk
You link has this great link in it:

Obama's Gaffs and Goofs

55 posted on 07/02/2012 8:34:17 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Erasmus

I had a Cosmic Elf computer with an 1802. Wasn’t the 4004 designed as a buffer?

I still remember when I first went to college and we were lucky to get time on a PDP1170.


56 posted on 07/02/2012 8:37:13 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Erasmus

How about Datapoint DOS?


57 posted on 07/02/2012 12:41:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: silverleaf; midnightcat

“Now he his mother and sister- all scientologists, crazy as loons, and richer than Croesus..something about selling your soul? Or something about horribly fallen Catholics trying to drag (no pun intended) others down with them?”

~ ~ ~

Oh no! Stop and say a prayer for their conversion/reversion.

Katie did have a look about her, she seems like herself
now in current photos.

Remember, Andrea Bocelli declined to sing at the wedding
but sang at the reception.


58 posted on 07/02/2012 1:40:53 PM PDT by stpio
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To: Lx
I had a Cosmic Elf computer with an 1802. Wasn’t the 4004 designed as a buffer?

I was thinking of the little Intel primitive 4-bit micro, a forerunner of the 8008.

I still remember when I first went to college and we were lucky to get time on a PDP1170.

What OS? Ours ran a variant of Unix PWB/6.5 called IS/1. Special Perkin-Elmer terminals with custom firmware and keycaps for efficient editing.

59 posted on 07/02/2012 2:38:49 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Revolting cat!
How about Datapoint DOS?

Ah, you know how to Pick 'em.

≤}B^}

60 posted on 07/02/2012 2:40:13 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: opentalk
Even their prenup had, according to Scientology insiders, a series of mileposts where Katie would receive bonuses for how long she stayed with the actor. She received $3 million for every year of service, sources said — with a big bonus if she gave him children.

So she had a lot of practice when she took on the Jackie Kennedy role ...

61 posted on 07/02/2012 2:47:13 PM PDT by x
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To: Revolting cat!

All right, now I get the gay allusion. I must be extremely non self-aware to have not seen my obvious gayness. Not only do I have an iMac but I also have an iPad3 (which I’m sometimes tempted to caress). And of course my current smart phone of choice is an iPhone4. My god, I’ve become SO gay.

And to think that I was formerly a Blackberry addict and a proud owner of multiple PCs—starting with a 286 PC I bought by mail order in the 80’s from a company called PCs Limited. As I recall, I paid over $2500 for that primitive thing and was so proud of that green-screened behemoth sitting on our dining room table. I’d have been much better off taking that $2500 and investing it in that company’s IPO at $8.50 a share. You probably know that PCs Limited later changed its name to Dell and the cost of those IPO shares ended up being equal to $.09 per share after a series of stock splits.

And, by the way, I’m not coming out of the closet until after Rush does.


62 posted on 07/02/2012 4:35:12 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

Wow, Blackberry is, the way I’ve read it, super macho, conservative Republican, 1%! From that to MacBook? Trouble.


63 posted on 07/02/2012 7:26:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Erasmus
I was thinking of the little Intel primitive 4-bit micro, a forerunner of the 8008.

I looked it up and you're correct but I seem to recall Grove saying it was originally designed as a buffer but if you look at the pin-out, it looks like a micriprocessor:

Looks like the same multiplexed bus as the 8080.

I don't remember what the PDP1170 ran.

Interestingly enough, it was at the local state university, Sac State that created the first true microcomputer (according to wiki) in 1972 based on the 8008.

64 posted on 07/03/2012 9:12:44 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Lx

I like the myth that Macs don’t crash EVER. BS. My company had Macs in 2003 that ran OS9 and it was the biggest nightmare ever. Crashed worse than Windows 95. You’d be right in the middle of typing a Word document and everything would just freeze. When you got back up, everything you did was gone. It was such a disaster that my company spent millions junking the Macs and moving over to PC. It was horrible. The big boss was a real Mac guy until that happened. He junked the Mac at his house, too!


65 posted on 07/04/2012 8:42:33 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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