Guys, so the last time we talked about Katie Holmes (aside from that time that she wore a really awful, clashing outfit on Jimmy Fallon’s show), I believe I’d mentioned that I was watching the series finale of ‘Dawson’s Creek’ that particular day, and you know what? I did. I so, so did. I laughed, I cried, I made ridiculous faces at my laptop, and a good time was had by all (read: me). I made it through the entire series without distraction, and I’m so, so glad that I was able to experience the thing that I probably should have experience ten or fifteen years ago, back when the show was first popular. I loved it and it was amazing. If you gave up halfway through the series, or worse, through the first episode, you need to go back and revisit. Pay your due diligence to Katie Holmes, because that show, friends, is why we still talk about her today. Also, since the ‘Creek ‘finale, I’ve moved on to watching ‘Melrose Place’, and not the new ‘Melrose Place’ that was cancelled after one season, because Ashlee Simpson is a twit, and I really like Courtney Thorne-Smith. Any ‘Melrose Place’ fans in the house?
Anyway, this is what Katie Holmes wore to her recent Broadway debut of ‘Dead Accounts’ and my goodness, she looks like a goddess. She’s luminescent. She looks so genuinely happy. She looks so … well, free from tyranny, and if that isn’t the best thing (besides the whole ‘Dawson’s Creek’ thing) that ever happened to her, I don’t know what is. It doesn’t get any better than this, that’s for sure.
November 30, 2012 at 11:30 am by Sarah
This is what Katie Holmes had to say to Jimmy Fallon on her most recent appearance on his show:
“I love everyone from the show. We have kind of talked about it here and there. But we’re like, ‘What do you do?’ Because [in] our last episode, Michelle’s character passed away…I don’t know…Maybe we’ll go on vacation — that [would] be fun — and just film it!”
You know, this might actually be happening. I know we talked about it in the past, and waxed all nostalgic over what it’d be like, but this is especially poignant for me on this day, friends, because today I’m watching part one of the series finale. Yup. I finally made it through the entire season, and today it reaches its end.
Just to brief you, this is what other characters from the show had to say on a possible ‘Dawson’s Creek’ reunion. Michelle Williams:
“I would very happily do a reunion show, I don’t know what it would be. My character died in the end, so there are certain limitations for me. It’s either I come back as a ghost or I’m shot through a lot of gauzy, hazy light as my nineteen-year-old self.”
“Well, we killed the show so I don’t think that’s ever going to happen. Never say never. If I’m out of work for enough years, absolutely. We’ll be old and gray and nasty by the time (that happens).”
Shut up, Joshua Jackson. James Van Der Beek:
“They can get nominated for all the Oscars they want. You don’t put the Beatles back together without John Lennon. And I’m Lennon and McCartney, bitch.”
Um, sort of. But really? This would be the best news of all. Word on the street was that the only thing holding up a reunion was Tom Cruise, but now that all that crazy’s out of the picture, hey. It could happen, right? Maybe just in time for the 10-year anniversary of the show’s ending!
November 18, 2012 at 8:00 am by Sarah
A sweater cardigan with black leather pants? And lank hair? And teeth that almost match her skin color? Guys, the only thing that could make this whole thing worse is as if her shoes were totally, horrendously ill-matched and her nail polish was all chipped and unkempt and on just one nail. Oh, what’s that? Her shoes are totally, horrendously ill-matched and her nail polish is all chipped and unkempt and on just one nail? My bad:
This is Katie Holmes and her outfit on Jimmy Fallon‘s show, where she and Jimmy hung out with the crowd and played charades. Interesting. But not, you know, as interesting as Anne Hathaway ripping Katie again on SNL this past week. Did you see this?
Because it was cute. Just not nearly as cute as Katie trying to fake us all out with pretending she didn’t just come back from a six-day staycation that involved lots of Lifetime movies, bathrobes, and non-showers.
November 16, 2012 at 11:30 am by Sarah
Or in the case of that photo up there, All Her Best Cryptkeeper Faces. See, my parents have this dog (it’s actually the Family Dog from when I was just a kid), and we joke around that he’s the Cryptkeeper because he’s literally twenty-one years old. I’m going to be thirty in June, and this dog is twenty-one. Which means that the dog my parents gifted me in my ninth year, is still alive and well. And making faces like Katie Holmes. No, seriously, here’s a photo of this mutt:
His name’s Mip. And here’s Camel Mip:
And Britney Spears Mip:
And Chris Brown Mip:
But the bottom line is that Katie Holmes should not be making these faces in public, because they are JUST. NOT. GOOD.
November 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
Guys, I just adore Katie Holmes—even more now that I’ve watched almost the entire duration of the ‘Dawson’s Creek’ series (no, really; I’m halfway through the final season and I just don’t even know what I’m going to do when it’s finally over. Maybe I’ll start writing fan fiction, because that would be reasonable).
Anyway, this is what Katie wore to a recent fashion show, and she looks just beautiful. In the almost-ten years that ‘Dawson’s Creek’ has been off the air, she hasn’t really changed all that much (read: being Tom Cruise’s robo-bitch for five years didn’t entirely extinguish her spark). She’s still gorgeous, natural, and she still has that not-quite-comfortable-with-being-this-tall stance that makes her even more endearing. I mean, gosh. Good thing she’s a fashion designer and not a runway model with that posture.
Seriously, though, back to the important matter at hand—now that ‘Dawson’s Creek’ is coming to a close, what should I watch next on Netflix? I’m hearing all sorts of good things about ‘Homeland’, though I’m not even sure if it’s on Netflix yet, and my brother’s been hounding me to watch ‘The Walking Dead’, too, though I wasn’t really into that after the first (and last) episode I tuned into … I’m at a standstill, guys. I’m not a big television series fan, but there’s just got to be SOMETHING to fill the void that ‘Dawson’s Creek’ is sure to leave, even if it’s only temporarily.
October 23, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
In a recent interview with WWD, Katie Holmes addresses her divorce, the fashion line that she’s really delving into, and her upcoming theater work—in general, a pretty decent interview. I love the coy Katie, and the Katie who, you know, actually asserts herself and shows a bit of personality off during interviews, and these excerpts are no exception.
Here’s Katie on her divorce:
“I have a lot of feelings about the press,” she said with a smile. “There are a lot of people with much bigger problems and who are less fortunate. I try to keep it all in perspective.”
On her fashion line, Holmes & Yang:
“Very simple, with very classic lines. We use a lot of silks and leathers and suedes. This year, we’re excited because we’ve incorporated a lot of new trims. It’s basically pieces that have evolved from basics, but not too far. They’re just nice, well-made luxury items that highlight the woman wearing them.” Price points start from about $700 and range to $3,000, she said. “We have a lot of casual, and gowns, some unique jackets.” Details include shirts lined in silk — “the silky part of the shirt is on your body all day. We try to make beautiful things, and we’re not so trend-driven. We try to do a touch of rock ‘n’ roll with our stuff, but keep it very classic.”
On theater acting:
It’s a medium I really enjoy.” She’s not bothered by having to perform every night. “I’m a schedule person. I like to have a routine. You’re also very in touch with your audience — they’re very much a part of the show, which is obviously something you don’t have in film. You get to know people in a different way. The matinee audience is obviously very different from the Saturday night audience. You learn about material — you really start to understand what works and what doesn’t. I think both film and stage are so challenging, but in different ways. With film, yeah, you have another take, but a lot of the time you’re losing the light, so you better nail it on that take. I haven’t found any part of acting to be easy.”
On signing on to be the new face of Bobbi Brown cosmetics:
“I think it’s amazing that Bobbi found a hole in the marketplace and said, ‘I’m going to do something about it. I’m going to create a line for real women who want to look pretty and have it be easy. This is my first foray into beauty products and the evolution of a look. You want the hair and makeup to support the woman, just like you want the clothes to support the woman. You don’t want to lose the woman. That’s how Jeanne and I design.”
And finally, on projects around the house with her daughter, Suri:
Holmes credits her Midwestern upbringing and crafts with her daughter for helping to keep her feet on the ground. “I spray-paint shoe racks, because, why not?” But she says with a laugh that said projects aren’t always successful: “I think, ‘Oh, I’m a great mom’ — and then it doesn’t really pan out the way I think it’s going to. But the intention’s there. My sister teaches art, and she gives me a lot of ideas.”
See? She’s starting to re-emerge from her shell, guys, and I think it’s pretty important that we pay some close attention to Katie, because I have a sneaking suspicion that she’s going to be everywhere over the next year. You mark my words; it’s gonna happen.