Who is Hollywood’s Top Super Couple, TomKat or Brangelina?

The fact that most people probably answer Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie over Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes has Tom increasingly insecure and is causing a “secret Hollywood feud,” according to the cover story in the September 15 issue of Life & Style.

Brad and Angie are on top of the world right now. Despite rumors of tension in their relationship, they recently founded a health clinic in Ethiopia named after their daughter Zahara. Brad’s film Burn After Reading is at the top of the American box office, and Angie is getting Oscar buzz for her role in The Changeling, which opens October 31. The two welcomed twins Knox and Vivienne to their international brood a little over two months ago. While Angie has been laying low lately, Brad has been wearing snazzy suits to film festivals all over the world and bantering adorably with good friend George Clooney.

Tom and Katie – not so much. Tom got good buzz for Tropic Thunder, but his film Valkyrie has been pushed back repeatedly. His long-time producing partner Paula Wagner resigned from United Artists, and an action role he was up for in Edwin A. Salt is now being played by none other than Angelina Jolie. Katie is branching out her acting career, doing All My Sons on Broadway, but the press is much more interested in how she wears her jeans to rehearsal every day. Ticket sales for the show are now said to be coming along nicely however despite rumors late last month that sales were sluggish.

Reps for Tom and Katie deny the feud, but a Cruise family insider disagrees:

Brad’s and Angie’s careers have taken off….It seems as though Tom’s always trying to compete with Brad, and that’s a difficult job.

[From Life & Style, print edition, September 15, 2008]

Tom and Brad became friends making Interview with the Vampire in 1994. Tom took a big risk accepting that role to almost universal derision, and silenced most critics, including myself, by doing a good job with the homoerotic tension between LeStat and Louis. Plus, Brad looked mega-hot with all that long hair. The film helped solidify Tom as a superstar, and propelled Brad into super-stardom as well.

The two stayed distant friends over the years, but Tom is now confused why Brad and Angie are so much more popular than he and Katie. “Tom doesn’t get why he and Katie pose for photos and sign autographs for fans, but Brad and Angie don’t have to do anything to get attention,” says an insider.

Tom is an incredibly hard worker, and he feels Brad has coasted to superstardom. While Tom is a tireless perfectionist on movie sets and always works the room at parties, “Brad lives every day like it’s the weekend.”

While Katie constantly plays hostess and bakes cupcakes for friends and co-workers, Angelina doesn’t even make the attempt. The Cruise insider says, “Angelina doesn’t even have friends….She rarely extends herself.”

Tom doesn’t understand why, with both of them in their 40s with beautiful kids and pretty, younger partners, Brad’s leading this wonderful life and he’s still working so hard.

It helps that Brad isn’t batshit crazy.

“All the negative press Tom gets over Scientology and the rumors about how his relationship with Katie was fake have left him with the sense that he’s not, you know, as beloved anymore,” says an insider close to the couple. “And Brad has these causes — save the children, rebuild New Orleans, donate to charity — while Angelina’s practically St. Angelina these days. How do you compete with that?”

[From Life & Style, print edition, September 15, 2008]

Brad has no interest in competing with Tom. At one time he may have been engaged in some friendly competition, “But since becoming a father, Brad’s been a changed man. At this point, he’s all about family.”

Tom’s Scientology is also off-putting to Brad and Angie and they’re not interested in spending any time with Tom and Katie.

“They have strong beliefs about what they want to teach their kids,” notes Brad’s friend. “And they’ve each told friends that Scientology seems like a ‘very restrictive belief system.’”

Tom may have won one minor battle in this ego war. Life & Style reports Brad wanted to be the first to own the new Ducati Desmosedici RR motorcycle, which costs $72,500 and can go up to 200 mph, but Tom was moved to the top of the list, according to a Ducati rep, and got the bike first. Brad’s rep says he never wanted one in the first place. Sure he didn’t.

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  1. Anna says:

    Hands down: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (down with the “Brangelina” BS expression). Tom Cruise and his wifebot are not even a comparison.

  2. Lara says:

    Personally, I think that Tom Cruise is the better actor, watch “Born on 4th of July” or the above mentioned “Interview..” for a direct comparison. But Cruise’s private life seems to be a joke. Holmes, whose career could’ve taken a straight direction up prior to her marriage to Cruise, is now nothing but the Katebot at his side. And this definitely can’t be said about the Jolie-Pitts. Surely both aren’t the best actors of their generation, but absolutely on top of the game. Therefore, never thought I would say this :wink: , Team Brangelina.

  3. Pluto says:

    Super couples? The thing that these four people have in common is outlandishly square jaws. What is with square jaws and why do people seem to think that they are attractive? Ever noticed that Brad Pitt’s jaw is wider than his head? Or that you can cut cheese with Angelina’s jaw? Or use it for technical drawing. I’m not into it myself – I think it looks strange and kind of unnatural. Really why does anyone give a rat’s ass about these rich movie stars? And you’ll notice I said ‘stars’ because they aren’t really actors. All four of them are pretty average acting-wise – think about a performance thay any of them have given that blew you away! – they’re pretty people with lots of money and the fact that they’re ‘everywhere’ even when you’re trying to avoid them just makes me wanna puke. But it is Celebitchy after all so maybe I should stop coming here! Just sayin’.

  4. Nina says:

    Can you even compare Tom Cruise with Brad Pitt? Brad wins hands down and St. Angie is the most beautiful person to walk the world.

    Tom always looks like a smiling shark, as if the smile never reaches his eyes. He’s so cold. He used to be super-hot in Top Gun and that was basically it!

    Brad is just too beautiful to be human, and when he smiles you can see he means it. Just the way he looks and smiles at her and their kids makes me melt. I’m a Brangelina fan, sorry, there is no way past it.

    Tom and Katie… um, there is just no comparison to be made.

    I liked that Brad was the hot seductive Vampire and Tom was the “batshit crazy” local gay hairdresser type. Giggle. :lol: :lol: :!:

  5. geronimo says:

    I suspect this story is hugely overblown. :D

    Here’s a hint, Tom: You’re trying too hard. Less is more, neediness is so unattractive. And don’t be downhearted, remember the CoS loves YOU best.

    The J-Ps don’t give a shit what other people think of them….they just get on and live their lives and, for that reason, are infinitely cooler.

  6. SeVen says:

    Angelina has a personality, Katie has a motherboard. Brad is funny and lively, Tom is a Thetan chaser.

    Angelina – is – hot.

  7. Lauri says:

    If TC wonders why he is less popular, he needs a reality check. He has done a fabulous job of destroying his own career by allowing his whacked out cult to rule his life. It’s such a sad thing, because despite what others have posted, he IS a talented actor. But TC has become his own worst enemy. He would do well to get some psychiatric help–but he won’t, since CoS won’t permit that.

  8. Nina says:

    Ha-haaaaa!!!! :lol: Geronimo! That is a good one!!!! Really!

    “And don’t be downhearted, remember the CoS loves YOU best.”

    Even if no one else does…

  9. geronimo says:

    Also, let’s call a spade a spade here: not alone are Tom & Katie not a ‘Super Couple’, they don’t really qualify as a couple at all in the sense that A&B do – eg. sexy, hot for each other etc. They’re more a cold-blooded, romance-free CoS partnership/business arrangement.

  10. MissMara says:

    Whatever you may think of the Jolie-Pitts, they are most definitely acting like grown ups. Tommy and Katie are spoilt kids, imho. Hard to take them seriously. Also, Angelina and Brad seem to have a fun, loving, serious relationship. I have a hard time wrapping my head around TomKat’s marriage.

  11. Nina says:

    Poor Katie… she dreamed of marrying Tom when she was kid and then when she did, can you imagine the shock she was in for?

    I feel sorry for her and I think she should get out while she still can, or maybe she can’t anymore.

    Still love Brad and Angie!!!!

  12. Mairead says:

    I suspect that our very own Lola is the TomKat “insider” quoted :twisted:

    Poor Sammie – what hold does she (and her horrible sink) have over you? :wink:

  13. Nina says:

    I wonder if Tomkat employs people to search the net and then say nice stuff about them?

  14. geronimo says:

    Lol, just reading back over this article:

    Tom is a tireless perfectionist on movie sets V Brad lives every day like it’s the weekend;
    Katie constantly plays hostess and bakes cupcakes for friends and co-workers V Angelina doesn’t even make the effort…she rarely extends herself.

    LOL! No, seriously tho’, which couple would I like to spend a day with? Hmm, let’s see….LOL!! :mrgreen:

  15. WTF?!?! says:

    “Super couples? The thing that these four people have in common is outlandishly square jaws.”

    ROFLMAO, Pluto

  16. Kathy says:

    “silenced most critics, including myself, by doing a good job with the homoerotic tension between LeStat and Louis.”

    What? He was horrific (not in a vampiric way) and stiff. Completely miscast. If we HAD to have Tom Cruise in the film, the roles should have been reversed. His Lestat was a joke. He totally jumped the shark and never recovered in my mind. I finally came to believe the good performances (Rain Man, Jerry Maguire) were flukes. The MI films have no acting they’re all action.

    I had a problem with Brad’s acting until he started doing comedy. He’s got a great sense of the ironic and, I think is hilarious.

    Acting-wise, in Humanitarianism and in not being bat-shit crazy Brangelina wins hands down.

  17. Nina says:

    I read that the author of the book Interview with a Vampire wrote it with Rutger Hauer (spelling?) in mind as LeStat. Far cry from Tom Cruise.

  18. Zoe says:

    I agree that Tom is the best actor out of all four. Too bad I can’t stand him in “real life”! I think it just comes down to likeability. Who’d you rather hang with and have a beer?? Brad and Angie, without a doubt, as you wouldn’t want to be programmed (Tom) or bored to death (Katie).
    BTW, roles that blew me away:
    Tom Cruise: Born on the Fourth, Interview, Magnolia
    Brad: Twelve Monkeys,(didn’t really respect him till I saw this) Themlma & Louise (that’s about it)
    Angie: Girl Interrupeted (AMAZING)haven’t seen a Mighty Heart or Changeling. Love Laura Croft, but the acting is cartoonish (and it’s supposed to be, right?)
    Katie:zzzzzzzz hmmmm, The Gift maybe, zzzz

  19. MSat says:

    Well, considering that Tom engineered this marriage to Katie as a publicity stunt to save his career and make him look younger and hipper, I’d have to go with Brad and Angie. But my fave celeb couple is William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman. They rock.

  20. geronimo says:

    MSat, I was thinking of those two earlier. Top power couple the J-Ps may well be but Macy & Huffman would definitely be topping my Best Actors Couple list.

  21. Kaiser says:

    The Brange always rules – Vanity Fair ranked them #9 on the New Establishment list – I don’t think Cruise and Bot were even listed.

    As for Angie having no friends? I guess Bono, Jeffery Saks and Marianne Pearl don’t count in The Land Of Thetan? Tom Cruise, why do you want the terrorists to win?

  22. caribassett says:

    I hope the story isn’t true, bc if so lulz. Too Middle School for words.

  23. Sandy says:

    The biggest newly minted blockbuster couple Will Smith and Charlize Theron.
    They will rule the Box Office.

  24. elisa says:

    Team Will Smith & Jada Pinkett!

    (although my fave celeb couple has to be Robin Thicke and Paula Patton…but they’re not superstars…yet)

  25. breederina says:

    Could the use of the word “brood” to describe anyone’s family be immediately stopped ? Unless referring to the little red hen it’s extremely patronizing and rude. Thank you.
    Geronimo said it, who would you rather hang out with ?

  26. Sandy says:

    Will Smith and Charlize Theeron.
    They have already made more than half-a-billion dollars at the box offce on one movie.
    Also We have Charlize on TV telling Will she loves him, they are already a power couple, people will flock to the movies to see them together, that spells power.

  27. Diva says:

    geronimo – the Star Stories last Friday was Tom Cruise…LMFAO! They skewered Scientology and Katie actually WAS a robot.

    Competition made up by third parties is ridiculous, I doubt even Tom Cruise lies awake in bed at night fretting about how much more popular Brad Pitt is than him. I can, however, imagine him being a little bitter he lost a role to Jolie, lol.

    Nina – omg, Rutger Hauer would have been an amazing Lestat!

    Pluto? What exactly are you doing on a celeb gossip site if you don’t want to know or talk about celebrities? Just wonderin’. :P

  28. geronimo says:

    Ha! Had forgotten that one, diva! The other one you have to see is the Brad Pitt/Jennifer Aniston one which charts the JA break-up and the AJ hook-up and includes a fabulous clip of AJ striding though an orphanage, asking if the ‘leftover’ babies are sent to factories to make pies. :mrgreen: Seriously funny!

  29. Anon says:

    Tom Cruise always looks like he wants to eat your eyeballs. They learn that whacked-out intense stare in the scientology courses (they’re some of the first ‘training routines’ where people stare in each other’s eyes endlessly.) Tom and Katie have no personalities, they are RonBots. They attempt to replace their personality by trying really, really hard, scientology style – but guess what? Most people can sense that.

    I’d hang out with Team Jolie/Pitt any day.

  30. JoGirl says:

    If Tom really wonders why he’s so much less popular than Brad, he need look no further than his beloved CoS.

    Why does everyone think that Tom is crazy? CoS. Why does Tom need to work harder than Brad to enjoy a similar lifestyle? Because he’s giving 75% of his money to CoS. Why don’t people appreciate TomKat as a couple the way they seem to appreciate Brangelina? Because TomKat have no chemistry and their marriage seems to have been arranged by CoS.

    If Tom really wants to reach the upper-eschelon of celebrity, he’ll have to leave CoS behind, or at least pretend that he’s done so… which will never happen. Boo-hoo.

  31. Troll says:

    The long hair and costumes of “Interview with the Vampire” made Brad look HOT; they made Tom look GAY.

    Angelina does her own thing. Katie is so insecure she had to get a nose job to improve her looks.

    I think both couples are crazy (whether because of scientology or obsessive need to collect kids like they are objects). But because I don’t know them personally, who cares. All we see is what they put up on screen — Brad and Angelina can act; Tom not so much, and Katie not at all.

  32. Granger says:

    They’re not a power couple, per se, but for sheer coolness factor, I vote Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick!

  33. huh says:

    I do agree that obviously Angelina and Brad are more popular but clearly Angelina has had as much cosmetic surgery as Katie. Neither has their original nose or many of their other original features.

    And I’m also certain that both Brad and Tom have had maintenace work.

    And all the other celebs too. None of them have fully original parts.

  34. sj says:

    brad and Angie by a long shot, it’s too many things to name as to why they are, brad has never been more appealing and strong then he is right now, his life has meaning, not the typical Hollywood BS, i won’t even bother reading the other post, Angelina has made a complete change in her life,i envy their life style, what an inspirational couple.

  35. april says:

    actually anne rice wrote IWTV with River Phoenix in mind to play Lestat than he killed himself