Tom Cruise’s future father-in-law apparently isn’t a happy camper.
Katie Holmes’s dad is said to be “very upset” because his unmarried daughter is pregnant with Cruise’s child. And, what’s more, the devoutly Catholic Martin Holmes reportedly is none-too-thrilled about his daughter’s involvement in her husband-to-be’s controversial religion, Scientology.
“[Martin Holmes] was very upset and got into a real spat with Katie,” the forthcoming issue of Life & Style Weekly quotes “a close friend” of Cruise as saying. “Tom had promised her parents that they would do the right thing and get married before any baby came along.” After scolding his daughter, according to the mag, Martin Holmes berated Cruise by declaring “You’re no good.”
“He said he and his wife were very upset by the news,” according to the source, “and demanded the pair get married quickly.”
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Furthermore, a member of Christ the King Church, which the Holmes family belongs to, told L&S that Cruise and Holmes’ publicist, his sister Lee Anne DeVette, sent a letter to parishioners, asking them not to talk to reporters. Although a family friend told the mag that the Holmes family is thrilled by the news of a grandchild, they’re also concerned.
“It seemed like Katie was being controlled by Scientologists,” the friend told L&S. “Now they wonder if it’s a Rosemary’s Baby situation, where Katie is being groomed to provide Tom with a child.”
DeVette didn’t respond to The Scoop’s repeated requests for comment.
Reporter mouths off to Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker had some tense words with a TV reporter while promoting her new flick “The Family Stone.”
One junketeering journo, interviewing the former Sex and the City star, declared that he didn’t much like Parker’s character in the flick.
“Your character in the movie is really unlikable,” the reporter told Parker.
Sarah looked rather annoyed, says a source, and replied, “Well, I think she is a person with some difficulties but ultimately she is someone who you can find something positive.”
The reporter interrupted her and said, “Well, I didn't like her.”
“Sarah looked really p.o.-ed,” says the source, “[Her co-star] Claire Danes tried to play peacemaker and was like, ‘Well, I mean, um, in the end, you really kind of see the good side,’ And then Sarah says, “Well he didn't like her.’ And she looks at the reporter and goes ‘And I don’t like you.’ Everyone tried to laugh it off, but Sarah seemed really ticked off.”
Notes from all over
Tara Reid’s quest to be taken seriously by the celeb mags isn’t going so well. The “American Pie” star has topped In Touch Weekly’s list of The 10 Biggest Party Animals In Hollywood. Next on the list is Diddy, then Paris Hilton, and Avril Lavigne, which the mag quotes as saying, “I just want to get wasted, dance and hang out.” . . . Amber Tamblyn denies reports that she was feuding with Hilary Duff and insists that comments by her were taken out of context. . . . Paul McCartney fans are saying that Yoko Ono dissed the former Beatle at the Q Magazine awards in London. “[John Lennon] often used to wake up in the middle of the night and ask me, ‘Why do people cover Paul’s songs so much, but never mine?’” Lennon’s widow told the stunned audience. “I used to tell him, ‘It’s because you are a talented songwriter. You don’t just rhyme June with spoon. And you are a very good singer — lots of people would be too afraid to cover one of your songs.’”
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