Okay, I’ll bite.
So it’s another week, another celebrity break up. And this week’s contestants are Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes!
|“Smile, darling! I’ve got a surprise for you!”|
Surely everyone saw this coming? (Unlike Tom, however. So-called ‘sources’ report that he has been ‘blindsided’ by the news.)
The jokes are flying about thick and fast, before the ink is barely even dry on Katie’s just-filed papers. Comedians must be having a field day. How about this little gem I saw tweeted by Al Yankovic:
“Sorry to hear that Tom Cruise’s marriage has jumped the couch.”
LOL. I wish I’d thought of that.
Like many friends my age, I used to LOVE Tom Cruise. He first popped up on my radar as part of a stellar cast (Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon) in the classic 80’s film, “The Outsiders”. Male angst never looked so good.
Later that year he did “Risky Business” and after watching him grin that grin, wear raybans like no other and dance around without his pants, I was a dead set fan.
|Old time rock and roll never looked like this with Bob Seger…|
Seriously, who HASN’T watched someone try to do that floor slide in your socks on a timber floor? Or had a crack at it themselves? I can think of various occasions. Liquor may or may not have been involved, ahem. Just sayin’.
But the deal was well and truly done when THIS hit the screens in 1986:
|“I feel the need… the need for *insert your own desired activity*|
|Oh yeah. Sure. You betcha, baby.|
|“Watch me jump all over my carefully controlled image, Oprah!”|
My inner fangirl simply couldn’t get over the Couch Jumping Spectacle. Watching him gush all over Oprah about his love for Katie Holmes was fine in itself but with added CJS, it catapulted him into the Freak Show category. And no amount of brain bleach could make me go there again. I managed to watch a couple of Mission Impossible movies since then but frankly, not much else. I had to be honest. The love affair was over. *sigh*
I have yet to see “Rock of Ages” but the 80’s music fan living in my heart is desperately pushing me to try. I’m not sure if I can deal with the sight of Tom in tight leather pants with snake-headed cod piece though. It’s possibly ‘too little, too late’ or more likely, kind of embarrassing. For HIM.
So tell me: are YOU a Tom Cruise fan? Who’s surprised by the news of TomKat’s split? Does Nicole feel secretly vindicated now? Oh, to be a fly on the wall of the Kidman/Urban household…