Is Showtime’s Dexter finally coming to an end? Is Kris Jenner getting her own talk show? And why does Tom Cruise have high hopes for his apocalyptic film, Oblivion, this weekend? All this in today’s First Dibs.
There is a scene in the domestic terrorism action flick Olympus Has Fallen, opening today, during which Melissa Leo’s character dramatically recites the Pledge of Allegiance while being dragged across the floor by her terrorist captors. A defiant moment, though perhaps too over-the-top to find at all moving. Read more…
They say money can’t buy you love, but it also can’t buy you Oscars. Despite having a film portfolios grossing in the BILLIONS of dollars, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars are still without an a little gold man!
Love is a battlefield, and 2012 was not immune the heart’s harsh ways. Celebrity relationships had a tough go at things this year and saw a record number of sad splits (Amy Poehler and Will Arnett), shocking divorces (Heidi Klum and Seal) and close-call almost breakups (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson). But 2012 also saw a few reconciliations (Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez), giving us hope for 2013. Browse through our gallery of the 20 biggest breakups of 2012 and tell us which split was the most devastating to watch.
When you first hear of a celebrity’s house being broken into, you’re maybe not immediately drawn to the story — those rich folks are always getting burglarized, right? But sometimes, it’s all in the details. Take Tom Cruise’s alleged intruder: First of all, the guy got Tasered by Cruise’s security team (after his arrest he was immediately taken to the hospital). Second, according to TMZ, he was actually Cruise’s neighbor, who was drunk when he scaled a fence last night and was met by aforementioned unfriendly Taser. To be Tom Cruise’s neighbor, you probably have to be enormously rich and successful, right? Which brings us to point number three: Jason Sullivan is reportedly a model and interior designer. Based on the photos TMZ posted, we hunted around the Web and discovered some pretty amazing things about this guy’s life, before he became simply known as Tom Cruise’s intruder. (This is all still speculation, mind you. Maybe this guy just shares the same name, curly blond hair and lithe build as the guy in the cuffs?)
The 41-year-old model Jason Sullivan is from Sydney, Australia. As part of his transition from international male model to international male model/designer, he entered the Aussie reality-TV competition Homemade and won it in 2009. That apparently led to another TV gig, in addition to launching his design career. Here’s his show reel.
Based on those clips, he seems like a pretty nice guy, right? Even the police don’t really think he’s bad. They told the L.A. Times that he “was intoxicated at the time of the incident and may have confused himself and entered the wrong property.” Update: TMZ’s sources confirm this, saying Jason was driven home from a party by friends, and when they dropped him off, he mistakenly entered the wrong yard. Also, they say he’s just staying at this swank house and doesn’t own it.
We might even forgive his really narcissistic Twitter feed — hey, he’s a model, what do you expect? Still, these photos are kind of irresistible, in that they make Jason seem kind of like a made up character that should be played by, say Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey or Owen Wilson. See for yourself:
As we watch Katie Holmes, Suri Cruise and Tom Cruise pick up and continue their lives following the divorce that rocked the celebrity world this summer, we’re still rather curious about what went down between TomKat to inspire such a rapid split. But contrary to early reports that Katie totally took Tom by surprise when she filed for divorce, court papers reportedly obtained by The National Enquirer, via Radar, things were over long before June 28. Their relationship had “broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months immediately preceding,” the papers say. Or maybe Katie said they had, but Tom was oblivious? Or hopeful that things could work out? Very interesting.
These alleged court documents reveal a couple of other interesting tidbits:
Cast your minds back to 2001 dear readers. Back to a time when Katie Holmes was the adorable dream girl next door. She was on Dawson’s Creek, young, happy, and didn’t seem totally zapped by an impossibly high-profile celebrity marriage. Don’t you just want to pretend that the intervening decade didn’t happen? Well now you can! Apparently the actress has reconnected with her Dawson’s Creek costar and former onscreen/off screen love Joshua Jackson. Are Pacey and Joey finally going to be together forever, just like we were hoping back in season four!?
Errr, probably not. First of all, there’s the small matter of Joshua’s girlfriend of six years, the lovely Diane Kruger. But the two old friends did get reconnected recently following Katie’s split with husband/megastar Tom Cruise. Jackson spilled the details on Canada’s George Strombolopolous Tonight. “Like any old friend, it was like, ‘Oh, hi how are ya? What’s going on?’ ‘I had a kid.’ ‘Yeah, that’s crazy, I heard!’” he says. “It was nice, it was very nice, actually.” The pair dated for a short time back in 1998, and apparently remained friendly after the split. But they drifted during her time with Cruise, who also put the kibosh on a proposed Dawson’s Creek reunion movie.
“[Producers] were begging her to sign on for a reunion movie,” a source told Us Weekly. “Tom said absolutely no way and thought going backward would be bad.” But now that she’s off Cruise control (zing!), perhaps the film will come together after all. Right, Joshua? Right?! “Well, we killed the show so I don’t think that’s ever going to happen, he continued. Nooooooooooo! But wait, he does throw us a hopeful lifeline. “Never say never. If I’m out of work for enough years, absolutely. We’ll be old and grey and nasty by the time [that happens].”
Like most rational human beings, we were initially quite horrified when we read the details, per Vanity Fair, of the supposed spouse recruitment that the Church of Scientology arranged for Tom Cruise back in 2004. According to the October cover story, after several young actresses/Scientology members submitted audition tapes for what they thought was a film project, Iranian-born and London-raised Nazanin Boniadi “won” the role. She lost the part after three month, the story says. Her friend, the director and former Scientologist (and infamous Scientology critic) Paul Haggis confirmed the relationship to Showbiz411, telling the site, “Naz was embarrassed by her unwitting involvement in this incident and never wanted it to come out, so I kept silent. … However I was deeply disturbed by how the highest ranking members of a church could so easily justify using one of their members; how they so callously punished her and then so effectively silenced her when it was done. It wasn’t just the threats; they actually made her feel ashamed, when all she had been was human and trusting.”
So, OK, the church allegedly violated her privacy, made her break up with her old boyfriend, treated her like a disobedient child when she displeased Cruise and punished her for confiding in her friend about the relationship by making her scrub toilets with a toothbrush. But we’re going to play devil’s advocate for a second here: There had to be something that made this all worth it, right? Something that made Katie Holmes stick around for years? We just want to take a second to dissect the possible reasons a person might put herself through such a process. (And btw, the Church of Scientology and Tom Cruise’s camp deny all of the VF story’s allegations).
- You get to date a major Hollywood movie star, on whom you probably had a crush at one or more times during your girlhood. Even if there’s no true love involved, thousands of years of successful royal marriages prove that this kind of match isn’t the worst thing in the world.
- You can probably expect to become famous in the process. Or, in Katie’s case, more famous than a teen drama would ever make you. (This kind of didn’t work for Nazanin, who was kept hidden.)
Russell Brand sure does like the pop stars! Less than a year after his split with teenage dream Katy Perry, the comedian was photographed leaving the home of Spice Girl Geri Halliwell. It’s been rumored that the two have started a romance after getting reacquainted at the Olympic closing ceremony earlier this month. “Geri has said they have a spiritual connection through yoga and they practise asana together,” a friend told Britain’s Sun paper. “‘Russell is known for action between the sheets but he is actually very good at just sitting still in silence. It is something that has acted as a bond for he and Geri as their relationship blossoms.”
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Sometimes, when the weather gets hot, a bad relationship starts itching at you like a million grains of sand in your bathing suit. At least we’re assuming that’s what happens, seeing as how the summer months have been rife with celeb break-ups this year. From old married like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to the most casual of booty calls like Kris Humphries and Myla Sinanaj, at least all these painful break-ups will bear delicious new relationships in the fall. Or a few Twitter meltdowns. Either way, you will survive, celebrity dumpees!