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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: Divorce is part of the bigger picture in Hollywood
The Telegraph ^ | 07/08/2012 | William Langley

Posted on 07/08/2012 6:29:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Awash with money, beautiful people and lawyers, the film industry makes it easy for stars to break their wedding vows. But not everyone does.

It was clear from the start that things wouldn’t work out between Hollywood and marriage. In 1919, Rudolph Valentino, the first real star of the silent era, wed actress Jean Acker. It lasted six hours. A standard was set that the movie business has been trying to live up to ever since.

“Get married in the morning,” the old studio hands used to say. “Then, if it all goes wrong, you haven’t wasted the whole day.” Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were wed at sunset in a Renaissance castle above an Italian lake, but it didn’t do them much good. Last week, it was confirmed that the pair are divorcing, and Hollywood has another all-star falling-out to feast on.

In many cases, the feasting will be of a literal nature, for few things put as much food on Tinseltown’s tables as a good divorce. The Cruise split will provide work not only for the top teams of lawyers, publicists and agents, but the hovering sub-host of briefers, greasers and cuff-shooting spivs who happily attach themselves to such human misfortunes.

“A big divorce is always helpful in my line of business,” admits John Nelson, the legendary Los Angeles real estate broker. “First, the wife gets a new house from the settlement, then the husband has to sell the old house because his new girlfriend doesn’t want to live in a place she associates with the former wife, and the wife’s attorney makes so much money from the case that he might buy a new house, too. If you’re lucky, you can get four or five sales out of it.”

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: divorce; hollywood; katieholmes; scientology; tomcruise

1 posted on 07/08/2012 6:29:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Last week, it was confirmed that the pair (Holmes/Cruise) are divorcing...

Wow. Just wow!

That was on my Top Ten List of Things to Give a Damn About for this Sunday.

Not.

So Tom Cruise lost a beard and Holmes has finally woken up.

Whoopeeee!

My day is complete now.

If only they would leave Justin Beeber alone....

2 posted on 07/08/2012 6:36:58 AM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: SeekAndFind

,,,,,,, don’t forget the Governments 3.8% real estate tax in the 0bamacare bill ,,, now Uncle Sham gets a healthy cut too from his devout liberal supporters in Hollywierd .


3 posted on 07/08/2012 6:40:21 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: SeekAndFind

To survive in Hollywood, you have to be highly self-interested. To be married successfully, you have to be other-interested.

Self-interested and other-interested do not mesh well.


4 posted on 07/08/2012 6:51:23 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“...cuff-shooting spivs...” ?


5 posted on 07/08/2012 6:52:52 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: OldSmaj

Do you care about Child Abuse? Human trafficking? Unconstitutional IRS preference given to one Religion??
Slave Labor?

For starters...

Something could come of this divorce because the media is in a frenzy over it.

But if Tom Cruise is smart, and settles, at least the frenzy has opened the eyes of some that might have gotten sucked into it.


6 posted on 07/08/2012 6:57:59 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

http://www.tampabay.com/news/article1012240.ece

If anyone wants to see how well Scientology takes care of it’s members - just take a look at the autopsy photos of Lisa Mcpherson. You can find them on the net.


8 posted on 07/08/2012 7:05:34 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

http://www.nytimes.com/1997/03/09/us/scientology-s-puzzling-journey-from-tax-rebel-to-tax-exempt.html


9 posted on 07/08/2012 7:14:58 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

http://www.nysun.com/national/judges-press-irs-on-church-tax-break/70957/

http://jonathanturley.org/2008/02/08/sklar-scientology-case-enter-critical-stage-before-ninth-circuit/

“Judge Kim Wardlaw noted “The view of the IRS is it can unconstitutionally violate the Constitution by establishing religion, by treating one religion more favorably than other religions in terms of what is allowed as deductions, and there can never be any judicial review of that?”We could be seeing an important decision under the Establishment Clause. It would be highly ironic that Scientology would be viewed as the government’s “Chosen People” after being viewed as a criminal cult for so many years. It is equally ironic given the founder L. Ron Hubbard long-standing tax and fraud controversies.”


10 posted on 07/08/2012 7:18:13 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Jonty30

I like to enjoy being other-interested vicariously.


11 posted on 07/08/2012 7:24:24 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: RummyChick

Leaked Secret Agreement with IRS

Murdoch didn’t own the Wall Street Journal at this time

http://www.solitarytrees.net/cowen/essays/wj301297.html

http://www.solitarytrees.net/cowen/essays/agreemnt.html


12 posted on 07/08/2012 7:31:45 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: coloradan

I have a small tendency to practice schadenfreude. Not that I`m unsympathic to another`s troubles, but if it was predictable and preventable, I can`t help it.


13 posted on 07/08/2012 7:35:26 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Their screwed up kids will be selling tell all books in the next several years.


14 posted on 07/08/2012 7:45:49 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
cuff-shooting is hunching your shoulders and extending your arms quickly to expose your cufflinks, i had to look up spivs, it means a manager type parasite
15 posted on 07/08/2012 7:46:24 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Where on earth did you find these definitions ?


16 posted on 07/08/2012 7:48:58 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: SeekAndFind

She had a 5 year contract to play his wife. She was one of two actresses that was up for the job. The other was Jessica Alba. The person pulling the strings was David Geffen who also got Cher to pretend that she had a tryst with Cruise years back.

This is all pretend. It is how Hollywood works.

The 5 year deal is over. Holmes will never go on TV and say anything bad about Scientology. She will come up with more scripted fantasy which will include BS about how non-gay Cruise is. At some point Cruise will hire a new “wife” and the next “act” starts.

It is Hollywood. Unfortunately, the same scam was pulled with Barry whatever his real name is.


17 posted on 07/08/2012 8:01:02 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
i had heard of cuff shooting before but i googled the phrase cuff-shooting spiv to get the spiv part
18 posted on 07/08/2012 8:20:20 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: OldSmaj

To quote my favorite celebrity bloggers:

“HOW COULD SOMETHING THAT LOOKED SO NATURAL GO SO WRONG?”

(Yes, these two use a lot of sarcasm in their work.)


19 posted on 07/08/2012 8:25:16 AM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: isthisnickcool

Her parents must have known this. I’m surprised Daddy waited so long to swoop in and rescue his daughter.


20 posted on 07/08/2012 8:29:26 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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