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Katie Holmes: 'Mania Days' Set for New Spike Lee Film!

Katie Holmes: 'Mania Days' Set for New Spike Lee Film!

Katie Holmes walks to her trailer on the set of her new film Mania Days on Wednesday (April 10) in the East Village neighborhood of New York City.

The 34-year-old actress is reportedly starring in the film about “a manic depressive rapper (Luke Kirby) who gets involved with a manic depressive poet (Holmes) in a passionate affair that results in a pregnancy.”

The film will be directed by newcomer Paul Dalio and produced by Spike Lee.

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82 Responses to “Katie Holmes: 'Mania Days' Set for New Spike Lee Film!”

  1. 1
    Ev Says:

    Title made it seems as if Spike Lee was directing.

  2. 2
    Nathan Says:

    This is awesome!!! I was hoping Katie would get a new part soon and she looks beautiful too. :)

  3. 3
    YIB Says:

    hahaha really?
    she looks young here

  4. 4
    Cece Says:

    Her landing any part is always a mystery. I wish her well, but girl can’t act to save her life.

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    K-FLOP - Black Hole Says:

    Well, that explains Holmes & Lee photo op at the New York Observer 25th Anniversary Party.

    It’s not listed on imdb – Sounds like another “Untitled Christian Camargo” type project/production.

    We’ll see.

    Haven’t watched anything by Spike Lee since 25th Hour (Ed Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman) and haven’t heard of or seen anything from Paul Dalio.

    Found this tidbit online –

    Spike Lee is reportedly going to produce the feature film directorial debut of the son of hedge fund manager Ray Dalio.

    Ray Dialo runs the $80 billion Bridgewater Hedge Fund, and is said to be a heavy contributor to charities created by Jennifer Lopez and David Lynch.

    His son, Paul Dalio is the one with the filmmaking aspirations; already a TV producer (and a graduate of NYU’s MFA program like Spike Lee), Paul will make his feature film debut with a film called Mania Days, which centers on “a manic depressive rapper who gets involved with a manic depressive poet in a passionate affair that results in a pregnancy.”

    Sounds like some heavy ish, yo!

    Spike’s involvement will reportedly be “on a hands-on basis,” as he oversees the entire project. So this should be a first; Spike is rarely hands-on as a producer on films that aren’t his own.

    I should note that Dalio also is a graduate of NYU’s MFA program like Spike.

    Of course, I’m guessing financing for Mania Days will come from pappa Dalio’s bank account. And by the way, Mamma Dalio is rich too; she’s a direct descendant of the Vanderbilt-Whitney families.

    http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/spike-lee-producing-debut-feature-of-top-hedge-fund-managers-son-centered-on-manic-depressive-rapper

  6. 6
    Anne Says:

    @K-FLOP – Black Hole:

    You are obsessed with Katie Holmes. Have a life and forget the other. She’s beautiful, talented and will win. Believe me, the flight of the script katie divorce Cruise will be good for the next time he will act differently. It is childish, spoiled and crazy. After the scare he’ll wake up.

  7. 7
    Anne Says:

    Where is Suri ticket meal, Hamlet, Annie, Sincerely concerned..

  8. 8
    Keran Says:

    Oooh! POPEYE got her grove back, all the way back to Dawson’s Creek. hahaha!

  9. 9
    Mollyme Says:

    Katie should just go back to acting school and learn how to act. Her acting is just embarrassing. When will they learn that being married/divorced from Tom Cruise doesn’t mean people will run out to see a movie with Katie in it.

  10. 10
    Mike Says:

    I can’t wait to see it! I really enjoy Katie on screen.

  11. 11
    Anne Says:

    @Keran:

    Popeye? She is beaultiful

  12. 12
    Hazey Says:

    Exciting. Look forward to seeing it. Good on her.

  13. 13
    danielle Says:

    I wish her luck. I don’t think she has the talent or range to convincingly portray a Manic-Depressive poet. She flopped big time in that horror film in terms of being believable. Good luck Katie.

  14. 14
    Suri the meal ticket Says:

    LOL, really!

  15. 15
    Suri the meal ticket Says:

    KHo plays a mania depressive poet? Another stampede to the exit! Remember Son of No One? That’s OK, Suri’s child support can pay for a lot of cupcakes.

  16. 16
    Sincerely concerned Says:

    @danielle: Au contrare mon Cheri; if she puts it all out there, she’ll nail it! She already has that “affected/twisted” look so many people post about. Now, she just needs to channel it.

  17. 17
    Sincerely concerned Says:

    I just hope that she has access to an acting coach to help her dig deep because, this is a perfect part for her to nail. I’d hate for her to screw it up!!!!

  18. 18
    Susie#1 Says:

    Does Spike Lee actually realize who he’s hired? His actors really become their characters, and she doesn’t have the ability to do that. Will he be the courageous one to finally say “Katie, get some training in acting, then come see me.” He doesn’t suffer fools – at all!

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    rubyz Says:

    More than a little surprised that Holmes would be cast in a role that sounds like it requires some REAL acting.

  20. 20
    Yassine Says:

    Beautiful as always, she is getting back her career on track, wishing all the best for Katie, show them who you really are Katie ;).

  21. 21
    Yassine Says:

    @Anne:

    Yes and here she is make-up free, can’t believe it, she looks like a teenager!

  22. 22
    annie Says:

    Katie is a very underestimated actress, she’s done good work, and she will once again get roles that suit her.
    Anything a little complicated suits her very much, this sounds better than Responsible Adults, she’s not a comedic actress.
    She got the breakout award for Disturbing Behaviour…she played a bit of a bad girl who came good.
    Played well in Ice Storm compicated again .
    Abandon , where she killed a few people, was written especially for her. Katie was fantastic in the scene where she goes for a job interview, and the close up was gorgeous.
    .so was the teen movie Teaching Mrs Tingle. Kevin Williamson creator of DC wrote it especially for her.
    Regardles of the fact that he’s gay, there are some lovely pics of them together, and you can see they cared for each other, glad he’s back in her life.
    Pieces of April is a little gem of a movie, DC only gave her 10 days off(she was in every scene for nearly 6 yrs), and only had a budget of$300,000.
    Even tho she was only in Wonder Boys for 10 mins she got a good write up as the obsessed student to Micheal Douglas…she had the hots for him in the movie.
    Nobody ever said anything bad about her, never wrote anything bad about her, she only used to get compliments, and was liked by everyone.
    She’ll get back on track again, and I think people still believe in her, more offers will come her way again.
    Now that Suri is in school , you can see she’s trying to keep it all New York. Might be a bit hard for her in that respect.
    I have a lot of time for Katie, she’s made some unwise decisions, but I honestly believe she’ll come good !
    You people contradict yourselves so badly, he must have thought she’s ok to put her in his movie, to begin with.

  23. 23
    Yassine Says:

    @annie:

    You forgot Batman Begins, pretty hotter than Maggie Gyllenhaal who was not bad but not attractive, this is why I was a bit disappointed when she turned down TDK (well not really her choice: tell me who on earth whould prefer to play MM than TDK which was one of the most success in Hollywood? Those of you who think she made personally her choice should see do a RMI) and why I prefer BB than TDK.

  24. 24
    Yassine Says:

    *Prettier and hotter
    **shoud do a MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)

  25. 25
    Yassine Says:

    @rubyz:

    I actually feel the opposite, Katie can act, Spike Lee wouldn’t let her the risk if she couldn’t. Katie knows he expects a lot from her so this gain of confidence will be her best power. Go Katie.

  26. 26
    K-FLOP - Really, Really BIG Says:

    According to Greg Morrison, an assistant locations manager, the film about a manic depressive East Villager will continue shooting through Friday at Tompkins Square Park and the Pyramid Club, among other locations.

    East Villagers hoping for a celebrity sighting, however, will be disappointed.

    “It’s nobody that’s really, really big,” said Mr. Morrison. “There are some people from TV shows, but we’re a small indie movie.”

    http://eastvillage.thelocal.nytimes.com/2013/04/10/film-about-a-manic-east-villager-takes-over-odessa-pyramid/

    Returning/sticking to the indie route – good move.

    Let’s see if this one sees the lights of a theater, tv screen or straight to video.

    Anyone like to take a guess?

  27. 27
    Yassine Says:

    @K-FLOP – Black Hole:

    This project is still current. (Untitled CCP)
    http://www.skycamusa.com/behind_aerial_video_gallery.shtml

  28. 28
    annie Says:

    @yassine
    that was a very bad move, and she knew it, nobody turns down Batman, and I saw the interview where Chris Nolan( when asked how he felt about Katie not coming back) he said he was a bit angry at her. he said nothing more.
    She probably would have been in all of the Batman movies, she suited playing his girlfriend, she had a sweetness, where as Maggi G played her more mature, more edgy, don’t think it worked for him ,so he killed the role off altogether.
    These are the roles that make actresses famous, and get more roles in bigger movies, but she probably would have gone on location for a while, and Tom never cared about her career, it was all about him, he probably didn’t want her to go, and he probably didn’t want to go on location, or maybe it was because of Valkyrie, don’t remember.
    Just like she never did any promo for Thank You For Smoking, but she turned up for Toms things.
    Shouldn’t blame him for everything Katie had a mouth and she should have used it, but she was very much in love with him, so she just went along with everything. She’s not the first and def won’t be the last.
    I really like seeing her doing a bit of modelling as well, all the video clips of Alterna, Bobbi Brown, and H Stern jewellery are really great, one paticular Bobbi Brown one, where she’s wearing a pink dress, with her hair up, is beautiful.

  29. 29
    Suri the meal ticket Says:

    BTW, isn’t a more common term for manic depressive, bipolar?

  30. 30
    danielle Says:

    @annie:

    Annie you keep saying she is going to surprise and wow us all with her acting skills–when? She is 34 soon to be 35. That is considered pre-senior citizen in Hollywood. There are tons of actresses more talented and with more drive/ambition and YOUNGER than Katie who are clawing their way into roles. Just how and when is she suppose to transition into this wonderfully talented actress???? While I do realize Hollywood is fickle and it would only take one big role or award to renew interest in her–I just don’t see it happening. She is just not a good actress. Pieces of April was about the only thing I’ve seen her in that was in any good. She was downright embarrassing in Mad Money. Couldn’t act worth darn in Batman and ohmigod–that Adam Sandler movie–Jack and Jill–she was beyond cringe worthy with her acting. She was awful in the Kennedys. I couldn’t believe how awful she was–Jackie has very defined mannerisms and Katie couldn’t even successfully copy them. In Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark–she was way out of her acting element. And then there were the three major flops: Son of Nowhere, Extra Man and The Romantics. These three movies had decent casts and scripts and should have done well instead of going way belly up like a beached whale. Folks that I know that saw them said she was awful to lukewarm in the acting dept. So Annie, like Lindsay Lohan, I think she has lost the majority of her talent and quite honestly I don’t think she can make a comeback. I think her skills were perfect for Dawson’s Creek and The First Daughter. But she is now 34 and that cutesy, naive, ingenue look no longer works.

  31. 31
    Brad Says:

    @danielle:

    You sound like you predict the future of this innoncent woman, how many people like you I’ve met who said the same thing about some celebrities, you can talk whenever you want and as many as you like, all those theorotical sentences will return against you, wait and see.

  32. 32
    Kevin Says:

    @danielle:

    You oddly forget that she also got a award for “Disturbing behavior”. Well, a potential actress …

  33. 33
    Anne Says:

    Let’s accept. The marriage was a contract, 05 renewed for another 05, (as Nicole). Tom did not want to renew, agreed that Holmes would ask for a divorce (he wanted to be a victim, remember how bad it was before the public, because of Nicole?). Katie, ran the script, invented Sea Org to spice divorce. I also believe that she repented after having Suri entered this farce to leverage career, wanted to protect her daughter and a crazy fanatic. Tom is 100% closeted and Katie is ambitious. Poor Suri.

  34. 34
    ryan Says:

    @Anne: what about penelope cruz and rebecca, mimi?

  35. 35
    Tiff Says:

    @annie: I agree, katie is a natural, we will be seeing a lot of her, the future looks bright for Miss Katie!!

  36. 36
    Yassine Says:

    “Hope is what makes us live”, go Katie.

  37. 37
    Spankmi Botm Says:

    The 34-year-old actress is reportedly starring in the film about “a manic depressive rapper (Luke Kirby) who gets involved with a manic depressive poet (Holmes) in a passionate affair that results in a pregnancy.” ~ So it’s a true story then.

  38. 38
    danielle Says:

    @Brad:

    I said all it would take is one big role or one major award for her to regain the interest of major players in Hollywood. Look at her track record. Go to Boxofficemojo.com and look at her stats. Hollywood runs on money and her financial return and return on an investment is abysmal. Look at her last six films. Three of them were stinkers or bombs. She is 34. It will be a miracle if she can pull out of this slump.

    And part of the problem is not her acting skills–it is the fact that personally she is over exposed and when people see her in a role, they see Katie Holmes not the character. And that is never good.

    I’d like to see her succeed big time at something if for no other reason than to thumb her nose at her ex.

  39. 39
    Angie Says:

    I’m just happy that her life seems to be getting back on track. Go Katie!

  40. 40
    annie Says:

    @ danielle
    I never read anything bad about her acting , in don’t be afraid of the dark, the romantics, or the other movies. the script yes, not her acting.
    I read the romantics, and while I was reading it, I was thinking that I hoped the movie was better than the book…..well it wasn’t.
    Actually she got got reviews for playing the stepmother in BBAOTD.
    Well , like I said , let’s wait and see, 2015, should be big in every way for her, public and personal.
    We’ll see! Could be wrong!
    She also was sent a lot of scripts that she couldn’t do because of DC as well. They only let her go for a few days at a time.
    When she did Phonebooth, I think they let her go for 1 week.
    She also read for the role of Hellen in Troy with BP. the lady that she did the reading to, said she read better than Diane Kruger, but Katies colouring was wrong for the part, they picked Diane because Hellen was fair.
    I liked her in Batman, she suited Bruce, I think that’s what Nolan felt as well. I think Maggi G is a very good actress, but obviously didn’t fill the part right, so he killed her off.
    I doubt Katie will ever do anything to please you at any time anyway.

  41. 41
    Mollyme Says:

    I remember Katie being called the weak link in Batman and I don’t think she was invited back. She wasn’t doing anything before Tom came along so I don’t know why people would think she’ll become some big time actress now.

  42. 42
    Yassine Says:

    @annie:

    I saw all Katie’s movies too and honestly I enjoyed the actress but I didn’t like:
    *The romantics
    *Jack & julie
    *The extra-man
    *A bit mad money
    *The singing detective (well she just played a nurse and wasn’t really present)
    So I really appreciated the rest.
    Also her performance in How I met your mother.
    The Kennedys: no one would be better than Katie for Jacqueline
    -> amazing likeness.
    Elie stone in which her singing and dancing was praised by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly.

  43. 43
    Yassine Says:

    @Mollyme:

    No, she was invited back but she turned down TDK to play MM, read.

  44. 44
    danielle Says:

    @Yassine:

    Actually she was fired from Batman. That came out first and then Tom’s PR machine went to work and quickly squashed the story. Do you honestly think after watching Mad Money that anyone after reading that script would have chosen a blockbuster like Batman over a horrible script like Mad Money? I don’t think so–not even Katie.

  45. 45
    danielle Says:

    @danielle:

    Annie when I have criticized her–I’ve mainly criticized her acting, her endorsements vs. how she looks–i.e. she gets hair and make up endorsements and then goes out looking like crapola. Not good for the endorsement is it?

    You keep saying she is going to hit big. I wnat to know how–not the astrology behind it, but the science or the facts.

    You say she gets good reviews, but many are lukewarm and some are downright critical. Tell me how an Adam Sandler film can bomb so badly with her in it when his previous films were big hits. Tell me how a movie like Son of No One – bad script or not – could bomb with the cast it had. When it premiered at Sundance some of the critics and audience laughed at Katie’s acting. Heck that stinker Kidman made with Cage-Trespass-made more in just DVD than Son of No One. Same with the Romantics. Anna Paquin has a huge following as does Elijah Wood–one would think a few of their fans would pumped up the revenue. Supposedly Kevin Kline was excellent in The Extra Man while Katie got lukewarm reviews. What happened there? Why no nominations for Kline? Because they couldn’t get a decent distributer. I’ve worked in the business–radio/tv/film–and sorry Annie, but the money people do look at stats and Katie’s are abysmal. That said she seems to be trying to get back on track. But she isn’t using her brain. She needs to do something like a voice over in a Disney film or a bit part in a blockbuster so she can get her stats up and prove she isn’t poison. Do you know why Kidman continues to get plum parts? Many reasons, but three are she uses her connections, she has power and savvy in the industry, but most importantly she still sells big overseas. Katie has no large scale connections–she lost them when she divorced Cruise. She has no power and has proven she is not savvy about her choices. And she doesn’t sell well overseas. She needs to revamp her strategy and fast if she is going to continue to have a career in film. If she was smart she would try and get an ongoing role in a television show that showcases her limited talent. You can like her all you want, but you don’t control or make decisions about the purse strings. You know in Moneyball–Brad Pitts character introduces a way to win that baseball hadn’t used before. Unfortunately for Katie producers and money lenders use the appropriate stats that made the baseball team successful. They look at the “Q” factor (person’s likeability etc on screen), the power the person brings to a role and the money the person has made. That is skipping the casting couch totally. So look at Katie’s stats–they are not attractive for hireability. I don’t care for the Kardashians, but they have power, earning power and are willing to do what it takes to remain relevant and popular. Katie doesn’t play the game and while I do admire that in her–explain to us all how she is going to rise back to her former popularity when she is identified mainly as Cruise’s ex and Suri’s mom, when her stats say fail, and when she has no power and doesn’t play the game???

  46. 46
    Jennifer Says:

    @ryan:

    beards

  47. 47
    Jennifer Says:

    Katie, do not listen to this bunch of haters on this site. You’re beautiful and will win.

  48. 48
    Connie Says:

    I’m happy that something good is happening for Katie. Now she just needs to get a hot man in her life.

  49. 49
    @Annie #22 Says:

    Thanks for all the SPOILERS for so many crappy movies I’ll never see.

  50. 50
    Sally Says:

    Go Katie, I really love her.

  51. 51
    The Katie Factor Says:

    She brings one thing and one thing only to this film, publicity. Name the last three films Spike made. Exactly! It’s win/win for the two has beens. I’m sure he got the thumbs up from Tom too. His camp still wants to keep her busy. All the negative press from the divorce is still lingering not to mention the Suri abandonment issue. Katie being a stay at home mom only emphasizes his heavy work schedule. Shoot, he may be financing the thing.

  52. 52
    annie Says:

    @danielle
    if it’s one thing I never do, nor do I need to, is lie.
    you read she got fired, I saw with my own eyes Chis Nolan say he was a bit angry with her for not coming back, he didn’t have to say that, he could have given any excuse, didn’t have to say he was a bit angry.
    I will always say , if there is something I don’t like about Katie, I have no problem in saying so, and I will stick up for her , if it’s deserving.
    however you will always stick up for NK, even when presented with facts, that go against her.
    katie will never come close to NK ‘s achievements, she can transform into any role, and there is no doubt that she is a great actress
    however let’s be a bit truthful here, since we are giving examples
    Paperboy should have been a success considering the actors in it…far far from it
    Trespass went straight to dvd
    rabbit hole just made it’s budget US and overseas
    Stoker not even close
    the invasion with Daniel Craig, flop
    her most successful movies had a leading man, no leading man , no success, and yes it’s her connections that still keep her going, because after all these years, she knows a lot of people, and just like anywhere else, it’s who you know.
    with no Hugh Jackman, Australia wouldn’t have been successful.
    Knight and Day was bagged to death, absolute death but still managed 200 something million worlwide.
    TC still has a huge following, people might not actually adore him …the person, but they like his movies, so I guess who cares if he’s liked or not he’s still very bankable.
    As for Katie, we’ll see , which one wins, astrology or scientific facts.
    I don’t think she looks crapola at all, when she’s just being herself, there are hundreds of pics of her, and she looks heaps better than most.
    I’m not talking styled hair and makeup here, coming out of the gym with hoop earings, makeup in place, and perfect hair..
    there are some really nice pics of her coming and going to her broadway play, of course ther are some where she doesn’t seem well, but mostly they are really nice, paticularly when you see them in sequence.
    So can’t agree with you there.

  53. 53
    Yassine Says:

    @danielle:

    Fired? How can you say that? Read or see some interviews … So I know now that you’re not a simple critic but also a man who hates Katie.

  54. 54
    Ladyjane Says:

    Annie and Yassine, you know very little about the entertainment industry. No director is going to stand up and say in an interview that Katie Holmes was fired, especially when she’s entered a relationship with Tom Cruise. It simply isn’t done. They all make nice for the cameras because it’s an incestuous industry and they never know when they will need someone’s good will. Even the disaster that is Lindsay Lohan doesn’t get flack from her directors/producers publicly.

    Since Nicole was nominated for Oscars for both Rabbit Hole and The Paperboy, I don’t think it’s just her ‘connections’ that keep her going. But you go with that.

    And Annie, if you haven’t read anything bad about her acting, then I suggest that you get yourself some reading glasses and actually read the reviews for her last several movies. A lot of them pointed specifically to her as the weakest link for her acting. You don’t want facts; you want to ignore them and paint your own picture with unicorns, rainbows and utter delusion. It doesn’t make it true.

  55. 55
    Yassine Says:

    @Ladyjane:

    http://www.crushable.com/2008/07/10/entertainment/the-dark-knight-director-disappointed-katie-holmes-turned-down-role/

    Enjoy.

  56. 56
    Yassine Says:

    @danielle: Do you honestly think after watching Mad Money that anyone after reading that script would have chosen a blockbuster like Batman over a horrible script like Mad Money? I don’t think so–not even Katie.

    This is why a lot of people think that it was Tom Cruise who turned it not Katie, WHO on earth whould choose to do Mad Money over a blockbuster like Batman??

  57. 57
    Ladyjane Says:

    Yassine, linking to an interview proves nothing against my point, or did you not understand it? No director or producer will say in an interview that she was fired. Is that not clear enough for you?

  58. 58
    Yassine Says:

    @Ladyjane:

    So I don’t understand why did you say I know very little about the entertainment industry, especially when my point join yours?

  59. 59
    dani Says:

    Annie and Yassine:

    Ladyjane is absolutely right–no one was going up against Tom Cruise at the time of Katie’s being fired. Do you all not remember the first few the reports that came out–that Katie was not invited back??? Then suddenly there was all this backtracking about ‘oh no she wasn’t fired’ she chose not to come back. Do you honestly think in the cut throat business of Hollywood that a woman who went on David Letterman when asked if she and her man both had films out at the same time–which one would she support? She said “my man’s.” Geeza louisa. Do you think that endeared her to the Batman crew and actors and producers?

    And Annie I know you hate NK. You make it very obvious. However, the fact I find her fascinating doesn’t make me blind. Of course I know many of her last films didn’t do that well. With Rabbit Hole I don’t get why tho and neither with Paperboy. If you look at the stats for the theaters–especially Rabbit Hole–it did great. I don’t know why it didn’t get picked up and more widely produced. BUT that said–both films grossed far more than Katie’s three major flops that were indies.

    Like I said, Katie needs to make herself look more attractive on the financial end and that may mean sucking it up and doing a small part (she probably can’t carry a major role and drive people into the theater) in a blockbuster. Her average per film would go up, she would look successful (which she does not right now–a string of film failures, a Broadway failure and it appears her clothing line is faltering). It doesn’t matter if the script was poor or whatever, she is perceived as being toxic in my media opinion. Doesn’t mean she can’t succeed (look at Aniston with minimal talent–she uses everything she has to be successful–she is driven, Katie is not). But it is going to be an uphill battle.

    Annie I don’t know if either of us will still be on JJ in 2014-2015 to say “I told you so” to one another or whatever regarding whether she is a success or not a success, but hopefully she’ll find a niche before its too late. Look at Betty White–she certainly regained fame and fortune in her late senior years.

    And Annie you seem to interpret my comments as hating her. I don’t hate her, but I don’t admire or like her. Two different things. I admire and respect that she learned from Nicole and got Suri out in such a stealthy way. Because if she had tried to wait it out Tom would have done the same thing to her that he did with Nicole and taken Suri and had her indoctrinated with the cult’s philosophy. I do think she is gorgeous when made up. Above average when she is not. However, my beef with her looking so ratty and unclean a lot of the time has to do with the fact she has a make up endorsement, a hair endorsement, and a clothing line. I’d fire her if I were Bobbie Brown–she is suppose to be the face of BB which means WEARING the makeup whether she wants to or not. Of course she can’t be fired from the Alterna or whatever hair products since is part owner. But she should know that as the face of that company her hair should always be clean and shiny and never dirty like it frequently is. And as a person who is front and center in the public eye–she should at least dress like a person who is always stating she is so into fashion. Wearing a dirty stained coat, dirty boots, clothes that don’t fit, clothes that don’t go with her coloring etc. are not exactly selling her fashion line or standing behind her words about how into fashion she is. Nicole frequently looks awful too in her everyday life–hair, no make up, wrong choice of clothes etc., but she isn’t pushing a fashion line, make up line or hair line. If you notice when Nicole was with Chanel -she wore #5 constantly and she always has on her Omega watches–especially after being criticized for not wearing one once. This is professionalism. This is what she is getting paid to do. Note Jennifer Aniston always carries Smart Water. Jolie has her LV bags with her. This is what they are paid to do. Katie is paid to wear or present BB and Alterna and does she? NO. I don’t mind her no make up look and messy hair look and awful fashion sense as long as she isn”t bragging about being the face of these products. And as long as she is clean and put together.

    We shall see if she is able to rise above the many obstacles she has in her path–from her low financial stats to living in NYC (when most of the wheeling and dealing is in LA), to overcoming the stigma of Tom Cruise.

  60. 60
    Brad Says:

    Dani, Ladyjane:
    Let’s face it, some of her films are bad and there is no doubt about it, Ok. But there also was not doubt that Katie Holmes was a very promising actress before Tom, besides she did her best films before she met Tom. You are not wondering how Katie is motived now and it is so much true that she has the first role in Mania days and if she succeed at this new movie, she is back and everybody would like to have Katie because we’ve found the real Katie before Tom Cruise.

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    annie Says:

    @ Danielle
    I don’t disagree with some of the things you say, but why do you want to believe so much that she was fired, as opposed to dropping out. Her brains at that time were in the clouds, she dropped everything, until it finally dawned on her, and the real fanatical not so attractive part of Tom came shining through.
    I don’t want this to become about Tom, but if he could treat that Naz girl, who was a Scie to begin with, so badly, he could do it to anybody behind closed doors.
    At that time Katie would have dropped anything for him, done anything for him, if it would have been a choice between his career or hers , she would have chosen his.
    What’s done is done I guess, you can’t go back , so she has to do whatever possible to get her life and career back on tracks, and it is going to be hard, because of Suri, her schooling and everything.
    And….I don’t hate Nicle Kidman, if I felt that way, I would not say that she was a brilliant actress , or watch her movies.
    But you make excuses for her, about the obvious wrong things she has done, and the reasons she done them.

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    annie Says:

    thanks Yassine for the link!

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    K-FLOP-Lainey Wonders Why Says:

    Katie Holmes was photographed yesterday in New York on the set a new movie called Mania Days about a rapper with mental health issues who hooks up with a poet (Katie) with mental health issues and she ends up getting pregnant. Spike Lee is producing, producing not directing, and all the headlines about it yesterday were kinda misleading: Katie Holmes working on a Spike Lee movie! Yes… but not really the same, right?

    It’s the first I’ve heard of the project. Don’t remember it being mentioned in any of the trades. Let me know if you recall differently. These day, as soon as anyone books anything, or is even negotiating something, Deadline or Variety or the Hollywood Reporter or Vulture is all over it. Oftentimes this is driven by the actors’ teams in an effort to demonstrate that they’re in demand. Given the premature cancellation of Katie’s last job, on Broadway, and the absence of her clothing line Holmes & Yang from NY Fashion Week in February, this news, that she’s booked a new role, would have been a good win after a couple of professional stalls. I’m surprised they didn’t hype this up some more. And I wonder why.

    Is it because she’s just not a gamer that way and she prefers to let the work stand on its own? Please.

    Was she advised not to for whatever reason that will make itself evident later on? A request from producers, or a strategy in place for later? An exclusive to the NY Times perhaps? Or did the deal come together very late and they didn’t have time to issue a release? Why does it matter? Deals that come together late are always interesting. Is it a replacement?

    The male lead is Luke Kirby. You may remember him from Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz. Not sure if he’s single. Should we start this rumour now?

    http://www.laineygossip.com/%28S%28rpyxgu550uy44inorjrltv45%29%29/Katie-Holmes-works-on-Mania-Days/26512

    “Should we start this rumour now?”

    Sure, why not, add him to Joshua Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Hamilton (Dead Accounts co-star), Peter Cincotti, her divorce lawyer, and basically any male she is seen in public with that has not been identified as a family member.

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    annie Says:

    @Yassine
    Just went back to the link, didn’t have time this morning to read the comments, it was a good site Tomkatcrazy, and the blog mistress Julie was lovely.
    I miss some of those people, Jenna was fun , her comments were fiesty and interesting.
    Possibly the only thing wrong with it was, you couldn’t say anything bad against them, people were pushed out, if they said said something, bad.
    Still wonder what Mary was to TC, we all thought she was his mum, people used to ask her that all the time.
    She loved him, who ever she was, it was how she wrote her comments, paticularly when she said , she never wanted him to make Eyes Wide Shut, taking( it out of context) it was much more than that, but we all wondered.

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    Tulip Says:

    Pregnancy? So Suri will have a sibling ha, ha! Love Katie, go girl!

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    Yassine Says:

    Mania days, starring Katie Holmes, is filming at Alder manor, 1097 N Broadway, in Yonkers.

    Goooo My dear!

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    Sincerely concerned Says:

    I hear the movie will wrap up by 4/26. I also hear the reviews for Oblivion were not good. I wonder if he is acting out of the country because he senses how much he is perceived as a nut. I do believe in karma. I really do hope she does well in this movie.

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    NG Says:

    #64 – I used to also post on TomKatCrazy and I remember when they took it off. After awhile it was sad that they would make one’s comments go into moderation just like this site does it occasionally. #67 – Cruise is in Los Angeles and just had a premiere for Oblivion at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. And the actress Olga K just came to L.A. for the premiere at left town, she was videotaped arriving to LAX at the site X17. I think Cruise looks like he is working hard and promoting his movie with less drama from having a wife and child. It sounds mean but he looks like he’s moved on and is working hard promoting his latest movie and probably wheeling and dealing for this next movie. He already completed All You Need Is Kill and that’s not coming out until 2014 so he’s going to promote Oblivion as much as possible and then probably start filming his next movie and when that’s complete start promoting All You Need is Kill. Cruise is on a mission to reclaim his box office glory days. It is what it is. He’s a work acholic, he has said many times he loves filmmaking and in that regard he’s lucky he gets to work at what he loves. I think at the level of success he enjoys its hard to find people that don’t want something from him so he fills fulfilled working more than investing time with his family. Although his family and security time and staff (all paid staff) are probably the security and comfort he prefers in his life.

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    Yassine Says:

    Katie may be going to cannes :D
    Cristian Carmago project: this will be a big deal for Katie who’s looking to re-star the film career:

    http://www.showbiz411.com/2013/04/17/katie-holmes-may-be-going-to-cannes-too

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    K-FLOP - Pas de Cannes Says:

    @Yassine:

    Cannes 2013 Official Selection – http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en/article/59652.html

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    K-FLOP - Roger Friedman Says:

    Awww, poor Roger is second guessing all of the positive and supportive posts he’s been doing for K-FLOP.

    It was only yesterday that he wrote the following – “If this untitled film (referring to Christian Camargo project) is ready for Cannes, it will be quite a feather in his cap. If it’s not ready yet, look for it to emerge in Venice or Toronto. Either way, this will be a big deal for Katie Holmes, who’s looking to re-start the film career she more or less abandoned to marry Tom Cruise.” (see Yassine’s link)

    But now Roger has a problem with her new project (even questioning if she is officially a part of it) because of its connection to another “cult” (he words):

    “Has Katie Holmes traded one cult for another? A year away from Scientology and she’s making a movie — filming but officially unannounced– directed by and financed by people who are devoted donors to Transcendental Meditation. And not only that, there’s a connection to sometime Scientologist Jennifer Lopez.

    Everyone’s going to yell at me for calling Transcendental Meditation a cult. But it’s masses of people chanting, backed by millions and millions of dollars. And now Katie Holmes is starring in a film financed by the most ardent financier of TM, Ray Dalio, of Bridgewater Associates. His son Paul is directing the film. I’ve written about “Mania Days” before–Spike Lee is executive producer, for unknown reasons. And now Katie is in the film although no announcement that I know of has ever been made. She’s playing a depressed poet who hooks up with a depressed rapper.

    “Mania Days” is an indie film, I guess, if you don’t count the director’s father running a hedge fund that invests hundreds of billions of dollars. Ray Dalio is also a big supporter of Jennifer Lopez’s 501 c 3 formerly called the Maribel Foundation but now known as the Lopez Family Foundation. Dalio’s given them $775,000 in the last three years. He’s been her major donor. Lopez is connected to Scientology through her father and through Tom Cruise. Katie was married to Tom Cruise. Is there a connection? Hmmmm….”

    http://www.showbiz411.com/2013/04/18/katie-holmes-trades-one-cult-for-another-in-ray-dalio-backed-spike-lee-film

    Walking a FINE LINE K-Flop

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    Sincerely concerned Says:

    @danielle: Have to disagree. Some of Sandler’s most recent ones were so chincy, I couldn’t finish watching them. And Kidmen was in one with Aniston and she was mediocre.

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    Yassine Says:

    @K-FLOP – Pas de Cannes:

    I knew that, thanks.

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    Just a Comment Says:

    - I so love the fact that sometime this week it was Suri’s seventh birthday and Katie did NOT parade her out in public. Good for you Suri. Enjoy your life and grow up happy in private and out of the public eye. So many ways to have as normal life as possible without strutting down the public streets of New York. Glad that Katie is giving Suri her privacy. The little girl did not ask for exposure she was born into the situation. Doesn’t mean she should stay indoors but there are ways for her to live her life without being the target of the papparazi. Surely she has issues to resolves and the best thing is to let her grow up in peace.

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    Anne Says:

    Tom Cruise has been photographed recently with Suri after months. TMZ reported that she has a body double. I do not believe this “visit” because a man so obsessed with fame, paparazzi, stopped publishing pictures of the meetings? Clearly he was banished from the life of Suri / Holmes. After that, it will act differently in the next “weddings”, he never expected to spend so the “sweet girl from Ohio.” kkkkkk

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    Anne Says:

    Where is Suri’s Meal Ticket. I miss you.

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    annie Says:

    Havn’t been here for days, still going.
    Although, Tom the man, probably could be better, Tom the movie star makes really good movies, he comes across as a perfectionist, which has it’s up and down side.
    His star will always shine, and he will always have that youthful older man look, and will go on forever , doing what he does best…..movies!
    Let’s face it, he looks so much younger, than BP, George Cloony, and Ben Affleck, he’s heaps younger than TC.
    Perhaps if the Scie side to Tom, wasn’t there, things would be better for him, if he was more secure in himself, this has nothing to do with public life, or making movies, and believed in his personal self, he wouldn’t need anything else, to build him up.
    He doesn’t need to be a” big being” in the scheme of things, because it takes away from him being a very decent man.
    O blivion will kill at the boxoffice!
    My 2 cents worth for the day!

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    Anne Says:

    @annie:

    will kill?

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    Yassine Says:

    @Anne:

    Well, not at the moment :/, critics are mixed.

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    Anne Says:

    @Yassine:

    The image of Cruise in USA is very scratched, more, not abroad. People care little about his private life in Scientology. For me, only the money is not important, the respect of their peers as well. That he lost. He became a slot for the studios. Greedy, accepts every movie offers, will soon be working on Bolliyood. Still going to see the show in the tabloids 4th “wife” Cruise. Only I believe that no actress will want to participate in this farce. Must be an ordinary girl, he is desperate to improve its image. This dependence His religion is pure insecurity. Miscavige realized this. I feel sad, such a handsome man, became a crazy religious fanatic.

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    Yassine Says:

    @Anne:

    I do try to not care about his private life when I see the actor on screen, I’m one of the first persons on earth who saw Oblivion at his first day of release and I like it (8/10). I feel sad for Tom as well, he should leave this fanatic cult, three divorces for the same reason, he can’t see his daughter enough… Does he realize how his private life is a failure beside his success in Hollywood? No calling into question Tom?

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    Anne Says:

    @Yassine:

    Only his family could show him how fanatic Cruise is to Scientology. This is detrimental in any.

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