Tom Cruise (DVDs) has declared his total love for Katie Holmes (DVDs) in a very bonkers way on the Oprah Winfrey show. He’s so excited about the relationship that he could only show his feelings properly by jumping on the sofa and punching the ground, like people do on commercials when they’ve been given a good insurance quote.
He dropped hints that he’d propose, saying he’d never felt love like this, much to the audience’s delight.
Did we mention they both have films coming out soon?
We’d be hard-bitten, love-hating cynics to suggest that this was all
a big publicity stunt to promote War Of The Worlds (starring Tom
Cruise) and Batman Begins (starring Katie Holmes). But we are in fact
hard-bitten, love-hating, cynics, so that’s exactly what we’re
"I can’t be cool, I can’t be laid back" Cruise babbled to Winfrey, as he epileptically flailed across the studio floor. Subtext: "Please watch my new movie".
This coming Summer season sees a number of huge blockbuster movies being released. Star Wars is already out, then there’s Batman Begins, Mr
& Mrs Smith, War Of The Worlds, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory,
The Fantastic Four, all trying to pop their heads out a little further
than the rest.
Mr & Mrs Smith has already received a lot of publicity as the
movie that broke up a marriage, so it’s not too much of a stretch to
imagine that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are exploiting the public need
for celebrity gossip to get better opening weekends for their movies.
Tom Cruise didn’t invent publicity stunts, though. Who can forget
Geri Halliwell and Chris Evans canoodling on the eve of a new Halliwell
single. Or Robbie Williams and Rachel Hunter being pictured kissing
just as he was getting ready to release a song.
So what next for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes? Will they split up
straight after both films are released? Unlikely. The best bet is that
they will star in a film together in the near future. After all, that’s
what Cruise loves to do. With Nicole Kidman (DVDs), he was in Days Of Thunder,
Far And Away and Eyes Wide Shut. He managed to squeeze in Vanilla Sky
when he was with Penelope Cruz (DVDs), so we can expect the Cruise Holmes
partnership to continue for a while longer.
A remake of Nothing Like Publicity, maybe.
[story by Stuart Heritage]