Well, of course Katie Holmes is being followed right now. Can you imagine what the paparazzi situation is like? It seems like everyone is obsessing over this story – I even saw some super masculine, “gossip is for bitches, let’s go play ultimate frisbee” bros discussing the divorce on Facebook over the weekend. As I was reading through some stories this morning, I saw article after article about Katie and Tom. It’s a big deal. It’s only natural that the media is following her around sometimes.
But that’s not what this is about. No, apparently some dedicated Scientologists are tailing Katie. Which doesn’t sound terrifying at all:
Katie Holmes believes Scientology now views her as a threat to the organization and has put a team on her tail … sources close to the actress tell TMZ.
We’re told Katie believes in recent weeks — as the discord between her and Tom Cruisegrew — Scientology has been following her moves, especially in New York City.
This does not appear to be the mind of a paranoid person. People who have photographed Katie multiple times tell TMZ there have been several “mysterious” men and vehicles around Katie’s apartment and following her when she’s out.
Specifically … a white Cadillac Escalade and black Mercedes SUV have been seen near Katie’s NYC apartment for the past week.
FYI — there is a publication that has put a tail on Katie, but the people doing that are separate from the people Katie believes have been dispatched from Scientology.
It is unclear if the two vehicles that have been constantly spotted near Holmes’ pad are from Scientology or from the publication.
If Katie is able to keep the divorce in New York — where courts generally like to award sole legal custody to one parent or the other when there is conflict — proof that she’s being tailed could help her case.
The Church of Scientology, meanwhile, says that they’re totally not even doing that:
The Church of Scientology has responded to TMZ’s story … that Katie Holmes believes she is being followed by the Church — they say it ain’t so.
Gary Soter, lawyer for the Church, tells TMZ … the Church of Scientology is not following Katie or conducting surveillance on her in the wake of her divorce with Tom Cruise.
As we previously reported, several vehicles have been on Katie’s tail in recent weeks, but again the lawyer says the Church is not behind it.
Oh, ok! Sounds totally legit! I’ll definitely believe whatever you have to say, Scientologists, because you’ve proven yourself to be totally legit and not at all crazy time and time again! Thanks for clearing this up!
Haha, but seriously, can we get Katie Holmes on some sort of buddy system?
July 2, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily
Yes, yes, I know—and it’s because I’M OBSESSED.
Also, in recently-developing news, Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri have moved out of the apartment they shared with Tom in New York City and into an apartment of their own. Things are apparently moving fast, and I have a sneaking suspicion that we’re going to hear a lot more in the coming days, so whee!
For now, enjoy looking through photos of Katie looking progressively miserable!
July 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm by Sarah
11Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise Weren’t Even “Together” in the Weeks Leading Up to Katie’s Divorce Filing
According to our sources, Tom was in town for a few days around June 10 to film a movie. We’re told Tom did not stay in the apartment the couple has in NYC … but rather at The Greenwich Hotel … and never once stepped in or near the apartment.
Our sources say Katie, meanwhile, was going back and forth between the apartment she and Tom shared, and a new apartment she recently got. The two were both photographed during their time in NYC (see above) but never together.
We’re told Katie did bring Suri to visit Tom at the hotel on two occasions for a few hours and that the visits were unplanned — Tom’s own security didn’t even know they were coming.
According to the people we spoke to in Tom and Katie’s building … they couldn’t remember the last time they had seen Tom. Our sources say that while they were clearly having problems, Tom had no idea this was coming and his entire team was caught flat-footed by the filing.
Wow. So is this the first inside look at the couple’s marriage? Because if Tom was just so caught off-guard by Katie’s filing, but was used to the practice of being in the same city and maintaining separate residences, then that’s one crap marriage if you ask me.
As for all of this divorce talk, I’m obsessed. I’m becoming obsessed. I want to know every last possible detail. I need to know every last possible detail! Can you imagine the mileage everyone’s going to get out of this? Gosh.
Radar Online also has leaked information concerning Tom’s plan of action—sources say that Tom will file an acknowledgement with the state of New York, and will counter-divorce in California. OF COURSE TOM’S GOING TO COUNTER-DIVORCE. From Radar:
“Tom will file for divorce in California, and will most request joint custody of Suri. There is absolutely no way that he is going let Katie have sole custody. The lines are being drawn, and this is going shape up to be a very contentious custody battle.”
And the drama continues …
July 1, 2012 at 9:00 am by Sarah
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m still totally reeling over this Katie Homes-finally-cut-the-cord thing, how about you?
So! This is what we now know:
—Katie filed for divorce in New York City, where the judicial system is more apt to consider emotional abuse in family cases (interesting) and wants to break ties with the Church of Scientology
—Katie’s fighting for sole physical custody of the couple’s daughter, Suri
—Tom Cruise claims he’s “deeply saddened” by Katie’s decision to divorce
And now here’s the new stuff, which I’m just floored by. Sources “close” to Katie claim that the main driving forces in her decision to file included her general disposition deterioration (the source says, “After five years of this, Katie really felt like she was going crazy and that she was actually turning into the robot that the press had always made her out to be. Katie has actually got a great personality and she used to be spunky and feisty. She changed so much when she was with Tom, she became downtrodden and insipid. In the end it just got too much, she was sick of it and decided she had to do something. Basically, she grew up and lost the starstruck goggles she had been wearing”).
According to Radar Online, Katie was concerned that Suri’s “coming of age” was going to be corrupted by Tom and his warped view of Scientology. From Radar:
“Katie did not want Tom making all the decisions in Suri’s life, and that’s what was going on. She decided it was high time she started deciding on what was best for her daughter, or at least having an equal say, and she knew that would be impossible if she remained Mrs. Tom Cruise.”
And remember this magazine cover for Tom’s ‘Rock of Ages’?:
Apparently the shoot put a really, really bad taste in Katie’s mouth. Sources said that Katie was “speechless” with disgust. And man. I could not agree more. It’s high time that Katie got up and out of this sham of a marriage and moved on with her life—as a semi-talented woman with a big heart and a knack for being a present and in-the-moment mother.
June 30, 2012 at 11:00 am by Sarah
Oh man, can you think of how many cases out and out this phrase could apply to John Travolta‘s masseurs?
Anyway, TMZ has exclusive inside information (and I just cannot wait to see what else comes out of this divorce) that one of the biggest catalysts in Katie Holmes’ and Tom Cruise’s divorce was—DUN DUN DUN—the Church of Scientology. From TMZ:
Katie Holmes filed for divorce primarily over Tom Cruise’s fierce ties to Scientology, fearing that Tom would drag Suri deep into the church … sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.
Our sources say … Katie has never been fully committed to Scientology, even though she has had ties with the church. We’re told the couple had been arguing over Suri — that she’s now of the age where Scientology becomes a significant part of her life.
Sources familiar with the split tell us Katie is filing for sole legal custody — as we first reported — specifically because she does not want Tom to control decisions relating to religion.
Sources have told us that the divorce is NOT about money — we’re told Katie doesn’t need Tom’s money … because she has plenty of it … and will be well taken care of under the terms of the prenup.
TMZ also posted footage of Tom defending the Church to the death back in 2008. And a lot of general ranting about mind control and ESP and saving people’s lives from accident scenes. It’s pretty wacked, guys. You’ve seriously got to see this:
So yeah. No. I definitely wouldn’t want a child growing up exposed to this, because damn. This shit itself and how enveloped this nut is with it is just f-cking insane. Too bad Tom couldn’t “create new and better realities and improve” his own conditions. Then maybe his wife wouldn’t be running for the hills with their daughter in her arms.
June 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Sarah
Katie Holmes is the one who filed for divorce and Tom Cruise was “blindsided” by Katie’s legal move … TMZ has learned.
We know Katie filed the divorce docs in New York on June 28, citing “irreconcilable differences.” She is asking for sole legal custody and “primary residential custody” of the couple’s 6-year-old daughter, Suri.
We also know Katie is asking for a “suitable amount” of child support.
Katie also asks for a division of property in her divorce docs, although we know there was a significant prenup that is based on California law. Katie makes no mention of the prenup in her filing.
We’re told Tom “did not see this coming.” We’re told there is some “nastiness” here, evidenced by Katie’s move to get sole legal custody.
Katie’s divorce petition was filed anonymously, without names.
Story developing! Holy f-ck! YES! Did I call that blind item OR WHAT?!
Update: Ugh, of course Tom Cruise is already making statements. This is what Tom and his camp had to say:
“Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy.”
Sad or not sad, this guy’s a total fruitbat. Also, of course the statement reads ‘Kate’ instead of ‘Katie’. Ugh, ugh, ugh.
TEAM KATIE! (God, I never thought I’d be able to say that ever.)
Update: To show how floored Tom probably is, “his” last Tweet came through two hours ago, asking followers how he should spend his 50th birthday, which is next week on July 3rd. Best answer I could come up with? ALONE. Mwahahaha.