Katie Holmes “is no longer intimidated” by Tom Cruise, who is pitching an on-set fit

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Katie Holmes’ love for fug booties knows no boundaries, and she’s wearing them in every one of these photos except for the one above, which was taken at the Vanity Fair Oscar party and was the last time that she and husband Tom Cruise were photographed together. These days, Tom’s been very busy shooting Oblivion in New Orleans, and In Touch reports that Katie is “happy on her own” in New York City while hanging out with Suri. This comes in sharp contrast to last summer when Katie and Suri were in Miami almost the entire time while Tom was filming Rock of Ages. They swam and ate ice cream and watched Tom rock out on a balcony at their hotel. Now? After five years of marriage, Katie is allegedly much happier when overbearing Tom is not underfoot. Did someone have a contract renegotiation?

Katie Holmes used to be a near-constant presence on the sets of Tom Cruise’s films. But while Tom has been in New Orleans for weeks shooting Oblivion, Katie has barely visited her husband.

Holed up in NYC with their daughter, Suri, Katie has been putting distance between herself and her husband, according to the insider. And Tom, 49, will have to get used to it. The insider says that after half a decade as his wife, Katie, 33, is no longer intimidated by him. “Reaching her fifth anniversary gave Katie the confidence to walk away when Tom acts up,” the insider says.

And he’s been acting up a lot lately, putting pressure on Katie to have another baby. Though he’s desperate for them to conceive again before his 50th birthday in July, she has mixed feelings and refuses to give into Tom’s pressure to have another baby. “They’ve been fighting about it for a month now,” the insider reveals. And while Tom has been clearly unhappy, Katie is no longer rushing to his side. “It’s easier for her just to avoid him.”

[From In Touch, print edition, April 16, 2012]

Meanwhile, In Touch also reports that Tom is feeling very dejected that his wife is no longer doing everything he wants precisely when he wants it, so he’s taking it out on the Oblivion cast and crew:

Tom is not his usual self. Normally friendly Tom has seemed “very, very serious,” says a set insider.

Tom’s acting like a diva. He’s taking out his anger on staffers by making them stay mum while an insider says his co-star Morgan Freeman has no such set rule.

Tom’s Ridiculous Rider:

No talking to Mr. Cruise unless he addresses the cast/crew first.

No cell phones or portable electronic devices with photo capabilities allowed on set (no iPads!)

On-set eating or drinking is only allowed during specified break times.

Tardiness can result in immediate dismissal.

[From In Touch, print edition, April 16, 2012]

Eh. This sort of on-set behavior isn’t exactly new for Tom. Sure, people tend to describe him as a very friendly guy when he’s “on,” but he’s also known to be something of a Nazi at times. And of course, I’m not drawing an overwrought metaphor but actually talking about Tom’s role as a pseudo-Nazi in Valkyrie, where he was said to have raised a huge stink on set when someone farted during an obligatory moment of silence. Also, banning cell phones and iPads is typical on movie sets these days because studios are very paranoid about internet leakage (as they should be). Is Tom dejected that Katie no longer spends her entire life on his movie sets? Probably, but I doubt he’s taking it out on anyone in a public manner. He’s gotta protect that “nice guy” image.

Still, I tend to think there’s some degree of truth to this story at least as far as Katie relishing her relative independence. Instead of spending months in hotels just to be near Tom for the entire duration that he films a movie, she’s been spending a lot of time alone in New York with Suri. Then she and Suri jetted down to New Orleans (where Oblivion is shooting) for a few days this past weekend. Katie wore her fug boots everywhere, and she looks a bit strained in this photo. Given that Tom is rather manic, he’s probably exhausting to be around on a long-term basis.

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In addition, it bears mentioning that Katie and Suri did not travel to New Orleans alone. They made a mini-vacation of it by bringing Katie’s parents along too. In this photo, there’s a real baby in that stroller, and it freaked me out a bit because I was expecting one of Suri’s dollies. Maybe it’s a Scientobot — their models are looking more lifelike every day.

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Just a few days ago (Wednesday), Katie was spotted back in Los Angeles wearing white pants and her fug booties. Those shoes will haunt my nightmares tonight.

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Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN

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  1. LeeLoo says:

    It’s been long said that Tom has bipolar disorder and the scientology is his way of covering for that particular illness. I bet Tom is an overall nice guy when he is manic but when he is going through his depressive phases I bet he can be really demanding and hard to get along with. I bet his illness has taken his toll on Katie and after awhile it gets tiresome being around someone with those types of highs and lows.

    • Candyland says:

      Dang! That’s interesting stuff.

    • Ginger says:

      I hadn’t heard this rumor LeeLoo but it makes complete sense…I still recall the strangeness of John Travolta’s child’s illness and how they downplayed the seriousness of it.

    • RocketMerry says:

      Confirm and cosign. Especially if they are not treating themselves, especially if they are men, especially if they have some power.

      • ZenB!tch says:

        Scientology doesn’t allow meds and psychiatry/psychology and not to generalize but in my experience, men are worse at taking their meds than women.

        I’d never thought about Tom Cruise’s mental state because I really don’t care about but it makes perfect sense.

        Something about him is very off putting to me and its not possibly being bipolar.

        Having anxiety disorder I am normally very sympathetic to my fellow sufferers like Britney or Jim Carrey.

    • Jackie says:

      that would not surprise me at all. he’s so manic at times. it would also explain all his crazy daredevil stuff.

  2. Agnes says:

    bedhead – exactly what i thought – is her contract up for renewal or something?

  3. Psyren says:

    Katie is a grown woman who had to know at least a little about what kind of insanity she was getting into by marrying Tom but I worry so much for Suri. Here’s hoping that little girl comes out on the other side of that circus at least somewhat normal.

    • Sugar says:

      true Katie married it Suri was born into it. Wacky celebrity parents. I’m torn between you are raising a spoiled little girl to listen to your poor child telling those guys ‘stop you have enough pictures’ & give her as normal as you can the upbringing as you had Katie . You have so immersed yourself as some kind of fabled hollywood royalty-just because you married your prince charming but it’s just not so.

  4. lin234 says:

    Halfway there to ten years… They are registered in California right? I’m willing to bet Tom divorces her right before the ten year mark.

    I don’t feel sorry for Katie simply because where would she be now if she didn’t marry Tom? I think she’d be a D-lister by now.

    • paola says:

      She’d totally be Michelle william’s date at awards ceremony, or maybe trying to be Diane Kruger’s best friend so she could smell some of the golden air people who can act breath!

      • lin234 says:

        lol! Can you imagine if she married that American Pie guy? Chris Klien I think? I’d feel sorry for her if she was married to that guy. She’d be going to her first movie premiere in years… American Pie the sequel or whatever the title is.

        I still think Chris is Suri’s biological father. I imagine getting pregnant with Tom means IVF.

        She has the worst taste in clothes ever. Especially with all the money and access she has. I still think she’s playing the biggest joke to the world with her own fashion line.

      • normades says:

        @Paola: no way, those two were never good friends.

    • lilibet says:

      He wouldn’t do that for a second time would he? (The pre 10 year divorce)

      He only just managed to scrape his way out of doing that to NK and that was with her being pregnant at the time too. Painting her as the terrible mother who didn’t care about her own children went some way to pull back his public image but doing it a second time would show him as the complete jackass that he is.

      • holly hobby says:

        I doubt he would be able to pull what he did to Nicole on Katie now. The CO$’s scheme has been revealed on the web and they are involved in numerous lawsuits. They don’t have the power like they did 10 years ago. David Miscavage and Tommy are in a sinking ship. I hope it goes down.

        I hope Katie’s Dad can get a good divorce settlement from Tommy Girl and she gets to keep Suri.

      • Amanda says:

        He’s not going to take care of Katie for life. Mark my words, they will divorce before their 10th year anniversary.

        I am positive Katie’s dad worked out a good settlement for her. As for custody of Suri – that could be tricky. CA courts tend to favor 50-50 custody. However, we saw what happened when Tom and Nicole split-up, so who knows.

    • Neelyo says:

      I disagree. She’s not particularly talented, but before she drank the Cruise Kool-Aid she had a great management team and they were building a solid career for her and stardom wouldn’t have been out of the question. Now she’s tainted by the Cruise association and that stink will never wash off.

  5. Babette says:

    Poor Katie! I think she wears the booties to cover up her thick ankles…I’ll bet she’s dreading the day that they’re out of fashion. I do think e tan scalloped shorts are cute, though.

  6. Alexis says:

    Weirdos. All of them.

  7. paola says:

    She probably discovered the purpose of sex in these cases 😀

  8. Lem says:

    Katie looks like she’s taken a recent liking to pilates. Her posture looks much improved

    • Esmom says:

      Yes and her bod looks smokin’ hot. Being away from Tom definitely agrees with her.

  9. Maritza says:

    I like them booties! I think that is probably her sister and niece on the stroller. Now we know why Katie is so tall, her mother is on flats and look how tall she is.

  10. Gossip PHD says:

    I like the booties a lot! She looks great in those white pants.

  11. Boo says:

    Sure always looks like an expensively-dressed refugee.

  12. ladybert62 says:

    That pink dress Suri has on is very cute. Wonder what she will look like when she grows up – she is not a pretty child.

    Katie’s mother is hugh!

    • ol cranky says:

      I’ve never heard anyone say she was not cute. I thinks she is a stunning little girl and have a feeling she’ll grow up to be a beauty (physically, that is, I have a feeling that Suri will be the QUEEN BEE of entitled celebuspawn from Hell)

  13. lucy2 says:

    The set tantrum sounds overblown, but I do find it interesting they’re spending so much time apart. Plus, she was allowed to spend time with her parents!

  14. dorothy says:

    Booties look ridiculous with shorts.

    • H26 says:

      I agree, they make her legs look thick, you have to have really skinny legs to pull of that look, I don’t and neither does Katie!

    • Jordan says:

      Radaronline had her as one of the celebrities with jacked up feet so maybe we should just be thankful it wasn’t sandals.

  15. clawless kitten says:

    Trouble in tomkat town. Do you remember that Kidman started getting photographed as a little bit taller than tom towards the end. I know she is taller b4 you all start but it was unusual for them to be photographed as such. And here we have Katie taller than little Tommy. Somewhere the the sands of time are falling in an egg timer. Run Katie. Run.

  16. lola8 says:

    What a waste of designer clothes. She is a walking nightmare.

  17. atorontogal says:

    Her side face smirk makes me crazy!

  18. Reece says:

    Those white jeans and striped short would have been the cutest day outfit I’ve seen her in, in…YEARS if not for the booties.

    • marie says:

      agreed, I liked everything till the damn booties. I hate those things, reminds me of when Bosworth wore her fugly ones with everything

      • TG says:

        Agree too. from the ankle up those white pants and black and red striped shirt are awesome and the best she has ever looked. I wonder if the contract was for 9 1/2 years or just 5? And if it is really almost over does that mean she was never really brainwashed to begin with? I mean now she is out with her Catholic parents and looking normal where before she only ever had a COS minder. This is all very strange. Though I can’t imagine Tommyboy giving up Surie without a fight. Hope she is up for it.

  19. sukienow says:

    katie, suri , connor and katie’s family are all still in Louisiana.

    the daily mail has pics of them


  20. Ravensdaughter says:

    Katie has parents? I thought she had to separate from them once she joined Co$ (joking, but it could be true).

  21. Rianic says:

    They were married five years in Nov, so maybe it is time to renogotiate. Rey got together the same time hubs and I married (as did Brad And Angelina – I always thought Tommy got w Katie bc of all the publicity B&A got). Then we all had our kids the same year – 06. Awful but that’s how I keep up w t!

  22. Ramona Q. says:

    Hey, bought boots just like that from J. Crew … in 1995.

    It’s not the boots, it’s the boots w those clothes.

    • TG says:

      It is also her in those boots. I agree they would look cute on someone else but she just has the worst taste in fashion. Worse than Jennifer Garner even.

      Look at the Vanity Fair pic. There is no love or affection in their manner in that photo. Looks like the love fraud is officially over.

  23. holly hobby says:

    From what I read online, her sister and the sister’s baby (the baby that Suri is pushing in the stroller)was also in NO.

    Katie spent a lot of time with her family in NY. That was unheard of during the early years of the marriage.

    Suri looks happier with Katie’s side of the family.

    I hope this means the marriage will end soon and Katie is free to take Suri and enroll her in a normal school.

  24. aud says:

    I like the booties in the lighter color, i think they’re cute.

    the darker ones just have a weird toe thing going on. :/

    anyways, hope she leaves him and starts acting again.

  25. foozy says:

    love tom!!!! don’t like her though. what a boreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  26. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Watching the 1988 movie Cocktail with Tom Cruise, and his present hairstyle is the same as back then. Bryan Brown is great to watch in this movie as well.

  27. normades says:

    I agree with the other posters who say the booties aren’t bad, they’re so basic I don’t get how you could find them “ugly”. It’s a total rip-off of Isabel Marant imo (and I have a similar pair).

  28. Anon says:

    Why didn’t you include the pics with Conner, Suri, Katie’s parents, her and Tom in Baton Rouge? Katie looked like she was having a good time with her husband and family.

  29. Barb says:

    @Babette-I thought the same thing! She has horrible legs and cankles! Everytime I see her dance or wear shorts, skirts and heels too I cringe. This is a woman who should always wear tailored long pants (wide) andkeep it simple. And when the herpes break out hitys, for Gods sakes, do us all a favor and stay HOME.

  30. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    This chick has tons and tons of money, designer clothes and access to every stylist in the world and she continually looks like a hot mess. That awful affected side smirk and looking like s**t as well. What gives?? Is this a continual depression??
    Also, I agree with the other poster: suri continually looks like a tacky refugee. I’d say street urchin.
    Halle Berries daughter always looks neat as a pin, pulled together and appropriate. Ive never ever seen her daughter NOT looking amazing and happy. suri, on the other hand is the opposite. makes you wonder what the hell is going on there.

  31. ViloDeMenus says:

    They didn’t set a wedding date for a while because Katie’s dad acted as her attorney for the pre-nup and it was held up for a while, she’ll get a nice walk away package and I agree, one child is more than enough to get attached to him for – she’s not going to add another 18 years to their relationship. He’s just a nasty ego maniac, and I think she’ll bail before the 10 years is up taking less money just to be rid of him. He doesn’t like to be told NO by a woman, she’s obviously not going to see him without her support system in place, which is why the family was with her. I bet the biggest fight will be over Suri and how she’s going to be raised when they split. By her face it looks like a miserable marriage, but she’d be a C list nobody aging out in Hollywood without him, but he’s pretty much shut down her best career moves, like making her drop out of the Batman franchise and work on C horror movies shot in Australia. She resents him. He owns her.

  32. Tiamet says:

    I’m wondering if she agreed to him having custody of any children in the pre-nup and then when Suri was born realised that she wasn’t willing to go through with it.

    I could see an ambitious young actress with no children not realising how strong the maternal bond actually is.

    If that is the case, unless she’s willing to get really down and dirty in the divorce with no guarantee of winning, she’s stuck.

    • aang says:

      I’m not sure you can give up custody of non-existent children. That just doesn’t seem like it would hold up in court. I DO think that Cruise is very wealthy and powerful and that the Scientology Cult would blackmail/bribe a judge so she is screwed either way.

  33. Boo says:

    I think Tom is not that kid’s father, so if she wants to leave him, she can just threaten to expose the truth about Suri’s real father, which would reveal Tom not only to be part of a huge lie but also not masculine enough (in his mind) to father children. If she plays it right, she will walk away with a hefty settlement and her kid.

  34. gg says:

    I propose we all do a shot whenever somebody shows up with clip-on bangs trauma.

  35. Lauren says:

    Suri looks like a sad child. I cannot imagine what she absorbing in her mind & heart. Katie is smirking a lot, as if she has the upper hand. Tom looks pissed, as if he has lost control of Kate. The top photo of Kate & Tom-looking away from eachother..body language is very revealing.

  36. Snowpea says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: That girl has tree trunks for legs.

    On a side note, goddamn, as I sit here, sipping my dandelion coffee, reading trashy gossip sites, the dog snoring, the kids laughing watching Mr Bean, I thank God I’m just a poor single mum and not Katie Holmes whose life looks torturous every day : (

  37. Beatriz says:

    I had to google that fart-story omg I’m laughing my ass off, how ridiculous hahahahaha!

  38. laurielou2 says:

    That dress is the first attractive thing she’s worn in years.