Katie Holmes & Suri Cruise Take Smiley Carousel Ride at Disney World
It was another mother-daughter bonding day for Katie Holmes and daughter, Suri Cruise.
The actress, 34, couldn’t hide her smile on Sunday at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando, Fla., where she took her little one, 6½, on a carousel ride.
Clad in a dress and sweater, with a green polka-dot backpack, Holmes snapped photos of Cruise on her cell phone while sitting on a carousel horse.
Luckily, the pair managed to avoid the rain caused earlier by a fierce storm that passed over Central Florida.
Suri recently spent four to five days of quality time with her father Tom Cruise, as he flew her over in his private jet from New York to London and then brought her up to the swanky Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire.
Katie Holmes on Allure Magazine
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Katie Holmes is leaving her future wide open. The 34-year-old single actress poses in a sexy photo shoot for the April issue of Allure magazine sporting wet hair and swimwear, and opens up about her plans for the future.
After finalizing her divorce from Tom Cruise, 50, in July 2012, the mom to daughter Suri, 6, talks about the possibility of expanding her family one day.
“I don’t know,” she says. “I’m open to it.”
She’s also seems to be open to the rumors that she plans to become an attorney. “Well, my brother and father are attorneys, and – we’ll see,” Holmes says. “I like the practical thinking of attorneys.”
Since splitting from Cruise, Holmes has been focused on her career and being a good mother. The former Dawson’s Creek star appeared on Broadway in Dead Accounts beginning in November 2012, but the show closed seven weeks early in January.
“I was open to –- well, to whoever wanted me,” Holmes says of taking the role. “But it was always my goal to make it back to the stage.”
And while she’s looking forward to the possibility of new projects ahead of her, Holmes says she hopes this year is good everyone and not just herself.
“I hope this is a peaceful year for a lot of people in the world,” she tells the magazine. “When you look back on the last year, there were a lot of tragedies — Hurricane Sandy, the Connecticut shooting. I just hope it’s a good year for everyone.”
For Holmes’ full interview with Allure magazine, pick up the April issue on sale March 26.
Katie Holmes Hangs With Jimmy Fallon at Private Super Bowl Party
Looks like New York City’s latest celebrity hotspot is Jimmy Fallon’s apartment. The comedian, 38, proved he was the talk show-turned-party host with the most on Sunday, Feb. 3, when he invited some of his A-list pals over to the Gramercy Park apartment he shares with wife Nancy Juvonen to watch the Super Bowl. Among his honored guests? Katie Holmes and Drew Barrymore, who brought their kids to the bash.
Holmes, 34, came with 6-year-old Suri, her little girl with ex-husband Tom Cruise, whom she divorced in the summer of 2012. The mother-daughter duo currently reside in a $12,500-a-month apartment in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
Katie Holmes Shares Valentine’s Day Plans and Traditions
For many recent divorcees, Valentine’s Day is a dreaded holiday. For Katie Holmes, it’s a time for family.
The notorious sweet tooth – she and her 6-year-old daughter, Suri, are constantly photographed nibbling on cupcakes or sipping milkshakes – began celebrating early when she arrived at the Godiva Rockefeller Center boutique in New York City with her mother and her aunt on Thursday. As we soon learned, spending Valentine’s Day with her mom is an important part of the holiday for the 34-year-old.
“My mom always made us red pancakes growing up,” she told omg! exclusively. “Growing up in Ohio, it usually was snowing a lot this time of year, so there were a couple of snow days that fell around Valentine’s Day. It made it extra special.”
And that tradition continues for Katie and her family today. Now, “I make the red pancakes,” she said.
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Not surprisingly, another of Katie’s current Valentine’s Day traditions with her daughter includes fresh blooms.
“[Suri and I] usually have friends over and make flower arrangements,” she shared. “I’m all about D.I.Y.”
Apparently, this has always been the case. When asked about handing out valentines at school as a child, she confessed, “I always liked making my own valentines.”
After tasting several truffles with her family, Katie couldn’t pick a favorite. “There’s a truffle for every mood you’re in,” she told omg! “So if you’re not really feeling chocolate, you could do the birthday cake truffle – the pink one – I really like that one. But then if you really just need a little hunk, there’s the praline brownie, which was amazing. And the cookie dough, which I also really love.”
Looking as fresh-faced as she did during the “Dawson’s Creek” era, Katie made sure to dip some of her own fruit in chocolate to take home and share later. “It’s so exciting to get chocolate [as a gift],” she explained. Thankfully, she managed to avoid dripping any of the snack on her A.P.C. jeans or vintage sweater.
“I like everything,” Katie said of her love of sweets. “I try to not overdo it. It’s amazing how your body just wants chocolate at this time of year.”
Katie was celebrating the store’s special seasonal kissing booth as part of their campaign encouraging chocolate lovers to “Share the Love” of chocolate with their friends, which includes the chance to win a 19-piece Gold Ballotin… and up to 500 more to share with friends. “Like” Godiva on Facebook for more details.
Katie Holmes Stuns in Debut Bobbi Brown Beauty Ad
Katie Holmes made headlines when she was named the first-ever celebrity face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics back in September, and now we finally get a glimpse of the star’s gorgeous ad campaign.
The normally fresh-faced actress works a sexy smoky eye — which we plan on replicating this weekend — in the advertisement for the brand’s new Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks (in stores in February for $28 each). Pretty pink lips, loose waves and a statement necklace complement the dramatic makeup effect.
It turns out Holmes was a fan of the makeup company long before she started working with the team. “[Bobbi Brown's] color palettes aren’t extreme, so when I first started wearing makeup it felt comfortable and I didn’t feel like I had too much on,” Holmes says in a statement.
She adds that she also admires Bobbi Brown the person, as well. “I met her, and she is just a lovely person — so generous. I think that it’s so exciting what she’s built with this company. She’s an incredible woman. So I’m thrilled on so many levels.”
Though this is Holmes’s first foray into the makeup business, she’s no stranger to the beauty world: She starred in a series of short videos for John Frieda hair care in 2011. Tell us: What do you think of Holmes’s Bobbi Brown ad?
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Katie Holmes Plants Her Stake on Broadway – and Succeeds
You’ll want to know what sort of performance Katie Holmes gives in Theresa Rebeck’s Dead Accounts, which marks the actress’s second Broadway appearance and her first since she slipped out of the orbit of That Superstar Who Declared His Love by Jumping on a Sofa.
That’s a lot, considering there’s not much meat to this comedy, and that most of it has been thrown into the sizable, eager mandibles of Tony-winner Norbert Leo Butz. It’s a showcase role, and he’s up for it. The performance is so full of outbursts, jokes, feints and tics he could have marked every moment with Post-it notes left across the set, a middle-class kitchen in Cincinatti: Here is where he manically gobbles his way through cartons of ice cream. Here is where he falls to the floor in a (very convincing) burst of hysterical laughter. And here, here, here and here are moments in which his manic comedy seems to be shading off into something closer to a genuine breakdown.
I don’t think audiences would really be ready to see Katie Holmes have to go through all that.
Butz plays Jack, a Wall Street type who has returned to – fled back to? – the family home in Ohio, bringing with him a whirlwind of confusion. Why are his pockets full of prescription pills? Where did he get those wads of money he keeps throwing on the kitchen table? Why does he keep joking that he’s murdered his wife? Why, in general, does he behave like Charlie Day from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia?
Holmes plays Jack’s unmarried, sad-sack sister, Lorna, who is helping their father (unseen offstage) through a bout of kidney stones. In the first act, the role consists mostly of moving to and from the kitchen table and filling in a lot of expositional and background details that don’t seem necessary. If your brother had turned up late at night, possibly out of his mind and yammering about how Cincinnati makes the best ice cream, would you and your mother spend the next morning discussing Catholicism and whether or not Jack should go to Mass? No.
However, Holmes gets her moments in the second act: Lorna is given a simple, tender monologue about planting a tree when she was a child, followed by a full-throttle, over-the-top tirade against money, banks and fiduciary wickedness.
Holmes gets a big laugh there, but you have the nagging realization that the little memory about the tree slipped by without registering emotionally – that it was a lot more meaningful than the tirade, and that Holmes should have been directed to dig deeper. Or that Rebeck, creater of NBC’s Smash, should have written deeper.
Apart from being unhappy – and who isn’t? – is Lorna pathetic, depressed, neurotic, stupid? We never know.
By this point, we’ve found out Jack’s secret, and the puncturing of that mystery leaves us with little more than a tangle of themes messily duking it out: death, family, money, New York vs. Cincinnati and, toward and right up to the end, more and more about that symbolic tree.
Based on a rather pretty stage effect at the finale, I would say the tree wins.
I would even speculate that the play would have been better if it had actually have been about trees, about their beauty, their cycle of renewal, their longevity through time.
But then (1) Rebeck would have had to abandon her thin sitcom plot, or (2) Holmes would have had to learn to be a tree.
I doubt audiences are ready to see Holmes play a tree.
Dead Accounts: Theater Review
Watching Katie Holmes play a woman chafing against a stifling situation in Dead Accounts, just a block from the New York headquarters of the Church of Scientology, the symbolic parallels are irresistible. When the character played by Josh Hamilton finally overcomes his timidity and declares his love for her with a kiss, the moment signifies the escape of this frustrated Midwesterner to a more fulfilling life. The exhaustive tabloid chronicles of Holmes’ recent flight to independence provide an amusing subtext, something otherwise lacking in Theresa Rebeck’s superficial new comedy.
Directed with a nimble hand by Jack O’Brien, the Broadway production assembles a terrific five-person cast. Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz is in typically wired, Energizer-Bunny form, with Holmes ably playing foil. After appearing in a supporting part in the 2008 revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, the actress brings a lovely naturalness to her first starring Broadway role, along with frazzled warmth and judicious glimmers of a more brittle edge. Heretofore unlucky in love, and stuck at home with her aging parents, her character, Lorna, remains mostly reactive until the second act. But Holmes animates her with an appealingly fresh stage presence.
The play, however, suffers from the same shortcomings that often cramp the theater work of Rebeck, a veteran TV writer whose credits include NYPD Blue, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Smash, a series she created but was cut loose from by NBC after season one. Dead Accounts is all surface polish and minimal depth. It has lively dialogue, well-drawn characters and a smattering of smart observations about contemporary life. But it never acquires thematic coherence. The set-up is capable if a little unhurried, but the payoff is negligible, too often stuffing overworked wisdom into its characters’ mouths to make points upon which the writer fails to expand.
You can read the rest of the review over at HollywoodReporter.com.