Saturday, March 10, 2012

Katie Holmes Used To Smile


While I was digging through old blind items for a Saturday reveal, I rediscovered my all-time favorite Katie Holmes photo. It was from August 2007 and she just looks so happy. This is just completely 180 degrees from where she is now. It is in Paris and the first time anyone saw Suri walking. Considering it seems like she even rarely walks now, this was big.

34 comments:

Dianne P said...

It's also practically the last time I saw Suri not wearing high heels.

EmEyeKay said...

@Dianne, thinking the EXACT SAME THING!

And look - Suri had her blankie way back then, too!

nolachickee said...

Tommy Boy has sucked the smiles out of her. Maybe she'll reconnect to her happiness when she's released from the contract.

I loved Pieces of April, and had such high hopes for her career then. I hope she can rechannel that after her release as well.

Bally said...

I remember, a few years ago, reading on the Overheard in New York site a quote from Katie someone overheard in a bar or restaurant. It was something to the effect of, "This will be a really good move for my career." It wasn't very long after that, she started appearing in public with Tom C.

I wonder if she still feels that way, about it being good for her career, since it really hasn't helped it.

She really hasn't appeared happy in any photos in forever. It's sad, really.

MizCaramel said...

This is one of the few times I think Suri looks like Tom a bit. I've been reading Suri's burn book (it's hysterical) and love the writers spin on Suri's thoughts.

This is a nice picture of Katie, she does look genuinely happy. What year is the contract over? They have what 4 more years left maybe?

figgy said...

Her contract must be close to up, isn't it?

What if she just said "fuck it, I'm outta here, Tom and his lawyers be damned."??? Honey, it's your life, and life is short...

MISCH said...

Also before Suri became the spoiled monster she is now...
She probably signed on for 10 years like Nicole..

timebob said...

is Katie actually holdin a jacket for Suri? Now that is something I never saw before. Looking at the photo all I can think of is what a beautiful well behaved little girl she will be.

meh, not so much. She does have the best of her parents good looks. Well, her mother's anyway.

kj said...

totally agree with all the comments. I was musing on fb if she has to give up her kid like Nichole did. Kids have been such a theme here lately. Or maybe they are just always on my radar. that picture is coming up on five years. so maybe she can get out in three more and with her kid. This contract thing is so Rosemary's Baby....

EmEyeKay said...

@timebob @sherry @Jason b.e., wouldja email me via my blogger profile, pretty please?

GladysKravitz said...

On one level, I feel sorry for Katie, but there's this whole other conversation going on, too.

1. SHE signed the contract. Her choice, no one else's. From everything I remember from the time, her parents were strongly against it, so she definitely had input from other sources. But she was an adult and to a large extent, she knew what she was getting into.

2. The state of California would never honor a contract that decided on custody before the couple filed for divorce. So the GMD may threaten that she won't get custody, but there is nothing in that contract that would legally prevent her from getting custody of Suri.

3. I'm assuming that the club the GMD holds over her head is monetary--stay here or you'll lose your bonus or whatever--and that really just comes down to prostitution. That's fine--I don't judge any woman (or man) for selling their assets in a free market---but let's call it what it is. PRostitution doesn't just take a John. So it's not all the GMD's victimizing Katie. Katie has a role too. Most people don't feel all that sorry for the average prostitute (although I think they deserve a lot more compassion than they receive)--why does everyone pity Katie?

4. The Child That Will Be The Suri Monster is, to a large extent, being raised by Katie and she is making some horrific choices. The GMD does not strike me as someone who would insist that his daughter wear high heels. I'm thinking that comes from Katie thinking it's cute. She will reap what she is sowing.

5. THe COS is a mean master, but she made that choice too. I don't think she was blinded by love, but by dollar signs. See #3 above.

MISCH said...

Since Nicole adopted the kids with Tom I guess it was easier to just go...
This is Katie's biological child, I doubt Tom can prove he's the biological daddy...

figgy said...

Gladys, what does GMD stand for?

GladysKravitz said...

Gay Midget Dwarf

Basil said...

Nicole never looked all that happy with Tommy Girl either and they were married before the COS stuff right?

Mimi Rogers was also no fan of Tom's, so I am thinking that with 3 marriages, and all the wives looking miserable, perhaps the fault lies with Tom.

auntliddy said...

I've read Nicole sees the kids alot, but never lets it be publicized. Just the way she wants it- private.

feraltart said...

@Basil, Mimi said they didn't have sex a lot. No sex for 5 years would make me miserable.

Chrissy Buns said...

She does look really pretty in this picture. I must say, though, that that one booby hanging out looks like a fake one. Does she have fake tata's? I guess I never paid attention...

alisontheoriginal said...

Reveal the guy who beats her up in that old bi already. In that blind you also said "she used to smile a lot"

alisontheoriginal said...

Reveal the guy who beats her up in that old bi already. In that blind you also said "she used to smile a lot"

alisontheoriginal said...

Dble post sorry. Haven't posted in ages. Himmmm has me going again :)

alisontheoriginal said...

And no I am not a new poster as my profile suggests. I've been in here since day one. Just had to reopen a new account because I can't remember my old account stuff. :(
Hi everyone!

MadLyb said...

I'm going to place a bet - Katie will never leave Tom. I think she is resigned to being mediocre. I was also one of the ones who thought she'd go somewhere, but it is obvious she didn't think so - not without the help of a "powerhouse" like Tom. Not so much anymore, though he's unlikely to completely flatline for a few more years. At least not until after, "Rock of Ages" (I'm invested in that one, mostly because of Russell Brand, tho.)"

msgirl said...

First, I want to point out that it's no different letting go of adopted kids than births.
Also, Mimi ROgers is the one who got TC into Scientology.

Unknown said...

I'd like to know what everyone bases their beliefs that Suri is a spoiled ill mannered child? Is is because of the way she presents herself in photos taken by a screaming mob of grown men who are hurling all sorts of crap at her and her parents? If it isn't ok to bash other celeb kids then Suri deserves the same rights. I find it obscene that a bunch of grown ups go to a sight called Suri's burn book and comment like the kid actually writes it...and find it acceptable. Is it because of her parents choice of religion? Shame on all of you who participate. Suri is still a little girl who can't speak or defend herself against the sharks and assholes of the world. Until she is we shouldn't judge her.

Debutante said...

I remember this photo because of Suri's adorable little dress. God, I always thought she was one of the cutest little girls I'd ever seen ! She still is cute -- but when she was this size -Oh My God - I just wanted to eat her up ! (not in a psycho way) LOL

msgirl said...

We think she's a spoiled brat because she gets everything she wants, it seems, what to wear even if it's not good for growing feet, and other various stories.

Time will tell! Of course we all wish her the very best, but because her parents are so effed, she's got to be affected.

ecua said...

Oh, I think Cruise and his COS thugs could - and would - make life very, very unpleasant for Katie Holmes if she tried to walk out on the contract. Don't you think she would have done it already if she could have without repercussions? The COS is full of wackos, and if you try to leave they make you suffer BIG TIME. Holmes' father is a well-off attorney and I'm sure if there were some loophole, or some way she could leave and take Suri with her, he or his connections would have helped her find it. It really is sad that she sold herself and her child over to Cruise and his loony "church" just to try to ensure fame and fortune.

mngddess said...

Ecua - you can say Katie has one thing on her side - the media. Tom must know he couldn't get away with anything serious because of the paparazzi.

EmEyeKay said...

mngddess - what if, all of a sudden, we start hearing about Katie's drug use? Or maybe her eating disorder? Or bipolar issues? Then every pap photo we see she's distressed and and she looks tired and then BOOM, Tom files for divorce on the grounds that she's a f-up? Mental illness or drug abuse, anyone? Pooooor Tommy - he never said a word - dealt with this in secret all these years... the times Katie was papped with Suri were the only times she ever spent with her... etc. Game, set, match, Tommy wins.

I think the COS people are scary, sneaky, and capable of twisting anything to their advantage.

alisontheoriginal said...

I agree. I take it back. I don't want to put anyone in danger. Please don't reveal.

Jessie said...

She might do but I had a similar malfunction recently and I definitely do not have implants.

califblondy said...

She may in over head at this point. She never struck me as the sharpest knife in the drawer and Tom seems like a master manipulator.

COS would make her life miserable.

NaNa LaLa said...

I think the COS could do more than what we who are out of the loop could even imagine in terms of making life hell for Katie.

As for Suri, spoiled brat or not, that poor baby didn't get to choose who her "parents" were. I hope that she grows up well in spite of them.