Tom Cruise is afraid Katie will grow a spine, just like Nicole Kidman

Another week, another In Touch Weekly story about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ relationship troubles. IT has started reporting on them with the same kind of nasty enthusiasm usually reserved for Brangelina. This week’s story has some elements of previous stories – Tom is controlling, Katie is a robot, she misses her friends, Tom likes to audit people with tin cans, et cetera. I might have made one of those up. Guess which one?

The brunt of the story is that Katie spent time in LA, going to parties with her family and without Tom, and she had an amazing time without the Xenu on her back. There is no mention in this story about their alleged fights over having another baby – a story I found interesting, and more convincing than this crap, honestly:

Back in Boston, Katie worried onlookers with her downtrodden appearance. “She looked sad and uncomfortable,” says one witness, who saw Katie with Tom’s sister Lee Anne – another way for Tom to keep an eye on Katie. “Lee Anne was overheard talking to Katie like she was a child.”

A totally different Katie was in Los Angeles a week earlier, in Los Angeles. At the Elle event on October 19, “Katie was having a great time, just laughing with the girls and being silly,” recalls one eyewitness.

Katie wore an Alaia gown picked out just for her – but it wasn’t picked out by Tom, but rather her visiting mom, Kathleen, and her daughter Suri. The event was part of a week that Katie spent with her mother and daughter in LA – during which Katie seemed happier than she’s been in a long time.

“It was Katie’s time to do what she wanted, eat what she wanted and see who she wanted,” explains a longtime family friend of the actress. “When Tom is around, it’s all his plans – but while in Los Angeles without him, she was calling the shots.”

But she wasn’t calling the shot for long. Tom was upset when he saw pictures of Katie’s see-through top. “He thought it was too revealing. He asked her what she was thinking and added that he’s worried about her… he told her to come back to Boston.”

A friend says Katie’s been down in dumps since returning to Boston – and that Katie resents Tom’s controlling attitude.

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition, November 9 2009]

One of the most interesting part of the story came from the photo pullouts. One claimed that Katie is getting angry – “in the past, a friend says Katie has ‘gone along with Tom’s demands’ for the sake of her marriage, but she’s no longer sure how much more she can take. Meanwhile, Tom is worried Katie will leave. A friend says Katie has been acting the way Nicole did toward the end of their marriage – and Tom wants to keep her from leaving.” Whoa, there. Katie is acting like Nicole did circa 2000? On her worst day, Nicole was never as robotic and zombie-esque as Katie is on Katie’s best day. But I think the point of that little IT jab was that Katie is trying to find her spine, just like Nicole. Maybe?

Tom, Katie and Suri are shown out in Boston on 10/11/09. Credit: Fame Pictures

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  1. Leni says:

    Don’t believe it. I think Kati genuinely likes being dominated by her husband. There are people who are happier that way-it works for them. The age difference helps as does his ‘superstar’ status.

  2. Popcorny says:

    Such a small insecure person is Tom.
    He really is all about image -and no substance (like his self designed movie roles).
    I don’t doubt for a second the rumors about him and D. Beckham.

  3. Jess says:

    That’s why he married a girl just a few years out of her teens! I think she was excited to be noticed by such a big (harhar) movie star.

  4. Lee says:

    It’s so ironic isn’t it? He was such a big heart-throb back in the day, but people have seen behind the curtain, and there probably isn’t a woman out there who would ever trade places with Katie (even with all the money…prison is still prison).

  5. Jazz says:

    If Katie can’t find her spine, maybe Xenu has it?! I’m sure she will grow a spine one day, but not before her contract is up.

  6. Iggles says:

    Lee – You’re so right! It’s amazing how low public perception of Tom has fallen! He was easily has bigger than Brad Pitt and in his early years (a la ‘Risky Business’ era) he was as big as Robert Pattinson.

    I didn’t know it was capable for a person to jump the shark, but he did right after he jumped on Oprah’s couch!

  7. marion says:

    am I the only one who remembers that TOM LEFT NICOLE?

  8. V says:

    Tom left Nicole after she allegedly cheated on him with another celebrity. That apprently violated some clause in their contact. Kidman has never come across as a fame whore even back then. She’s always been somewhat aloof and cold. Not like Katie who’s always been seen a pippy Joey Potter and who clearly wants to be famous. Even if Nicole had been under the complete control of Tom Thumb I doubt anyone would have been able to tell the difference. She hasn’t changed much IMO, she’s just higher profile.

  9. PJ says:

    Katie is still showing no signs of independence if she’s having her mother and daughter tell her what to wear, instead of her husband! I’m sure she’s fully capable of deciding for herself, if she had the self-confidence.

  10. Cheyenne says:

    Coming from IT, I call bullshit on the entire article.

  11. original kate says:

    does tom drug his wives? seriously…he tells them what to wear and eat? i would not put up with that, no.

  12. lin234 says:

    I think she definitely got herself into a situation she’s very unhappy in. If you look at her earlier photos (dawson days, beginning of her “relationship” with Tom) she used to have such a happy spark to her eyes. Now even with Suri, she always looks so sad and worn down. She’s not that great a actress to even pretend to be happy. At least her family is strong and smart enough to still be there for her. I’m sure if she had a different family who was greedy for fame and fortune, she’d be even more lost.

    Growing up, there was no doubt Tom was a movie star. If he had a movie, it would almost be a guaranteed success. But now, there is something so fishy about both his marriages and his “religion”. If he’s gay, then she should just be gay. Enough with all the hiding and stuff. I was in Berlin a few years ago when he was shooting a movie there. I was doing the usual tourist stuff around town and we bumped into a few tables outside promoting Scientology. I laughed at the guy’s face who handed me a pamphlet. Such a creepy “religion”. Even the French can recognize that.

  13. birdie says:

    I don’t understand the reference to Nicole at the end of her marriage. Tom left Nicole right after she had a miscarriage, and she was blindsided by it.

    His leaving convinced me the marriage was a beard contract… he left days before their 10th anniversary which is the limit that the state of California considers a longterm marriage and Nicole would have gotten 1/2 of everything rather than what was stipulated in their prenuptial agreement.

  14. Novaraen says:

    Even Katie said when she was a young girl she totally had a crush on Tom. He used that to lure her in and now she is miserable.

    As for Tom leaving Nicole…I’m sure it was the childlessness(he must sow his thetan seeds!) as well as the fact that she was probably rebelling against him and his controlling ways. Not to mention he needed to get out quick before they had been married 10 years…that way he could avoid having to share his money. lol

    He is such a creepy little gay man …hiding in his big rich Xenu lined closet.

  15. Michelle says:

    That’s what happens when you marry a closeted member of a cult who has a Napoleon complex. I guess Katie didn’t get the memo.

  16. Juice In LA says:

    “Tom is controlling, Katie is a robot, she misses her friends, Tom likes to audit people with tin cans, et cetera. I might have made one of those up. Guess which one?”

    Ok I will play!

    “Katie is a robot”? That is my guess, I am sticking to it. unless you meant “Katie does the robot”- I have seen her dance- no way she can pull the Robot off. (Not even Ross Geller stylee)

  17. elle em says:

    I believe that Tom left Nicole because his cult was getting worried that Nicole might persuade him what an idiotic organization they are. Also, there were major bucks that Tom couldn’t part with.
    As for Katie Holmes, I have absolutely no sympathy for her. You don’t get pregnant by a man you barely know – no matter who he is. There were plenty of options available to her and she was at an age where ignorance just doesn’t cut it. Now her poor innocent daughter is caught in that freakin cult through no choice of her own.

  18. Jennifer says:

    All I can say is my husband has worked around Tom and Katie and he comes across as a wonderful man. He treats Katie like gold and Katie is a quiet and shy person.

  19. Cat says:

    I agree with elle em- I don’t think it’s a coincidence Nicole returned to being Catholic so soon after the divorce. I think she’d had her fill or crazy cults and rebelled against Tom’s ker-azy lifestyle.

  20. Jax says:

    I think Katie really thought she was going to be the Queen of Hollywood by marrying big star Tiny Tommy. Instead he has become a huge joke after the couch jumping with Oprah among MANY other things and his career has tanked big time. Now she is married to a controlling jerk who everyone laughs at and her child is made fun of for her dubious conception. Not at all what she thought she was signing up for.

    Do I feel sorry for her? NOT