All the news from these past days includes of course Tom and Katie’s LA premiere. Celebspin:
Pulling up to Graumanâ€™s Chinese Theater behind the wheel of a black sports car with Holmes in the passenger seat, Cruise said: â€œWe are looking forward to seeing this. This is Katieâ€™s first night out since we had Suri.â€
A voluptuous-looking Holmes, already slimmed down since the last stages of her pregnancy, was wearing a loose-fitting black cocktail dress with white pumps as she clung to Cruise while he signed autographs and posed for photos.
Referring to her weight, Holmes told one fan, â€œI havenâ€™t lost that much yet.â€ Still, insisted the admirer, Holmes looks amazing. â€œThank you,â€ she said. â€œI try to eat healthy.â€
Asked how it felt to be making her first public appearance since giving birth, Holmes smiled and said: â€œWonderful.â€ And baby Suri? â€œGorgeous!â€ she gushed. Holmes also said that â€œsome very good friendsâ€ were taking care of the infant â€“ while Cruise (wearing a black suit and sunglasses) took care of Holmes, making sure she was as much a part of his night as the fans.
As the festivities continued, someone in the crowd handed Cruise a homemade gift for Suri: four, three-inch pink knitted toy blocks, each with the letters â€œS,â€ â€œU,â€ â€œR,â€ â€œIâ€ knitted in white on the blocks. Clearly touched by the gesture, Cruise handed the blocks to Holmes and then tightly hugged the fan. â€œThank you so much,â€ he said. â€œThis is really appreciated. I love homemade gifts. Have a wonderful summer.â€ Added Holmes: â€œThank you. Theyâ€™re beautiful. â€¦ Thatâ€™s so sweet. I know just where to put them.â€
They also surprised Wal-Mart employee Kevin McCoy, 27, who won an online trivia contest with the prize of attending a private screening of Cruise’s newly released film.
Cruise and Holmes strolled the town’s borrowed red carpet, and signed autographs for many of the nearly 2,000 fans at a local mall set up to welcome the couple to the blue collar town of Aberdeen.
Cruise was his usual magnanimous self, saying, “I am amazed at how beautiful it is here, and you’re really warm and wonderful people,” as he and Holmes accepted honorary Aberdeen citizenships.
As for the Cruise ship making port there, one of the gushing teens told Aberdeen Daily World, “It’s surreal. It’s the coolest thing to ever happen to this town.” (PostChronicle)
Digital Spy reports that Tom is interested in starring in the latest Hollywood comic book adaptation, Iron Man, something we reported here months ago!
Some small news items: The Sun shows a picture of Tom at the Ellen DeGeneres Show, in which Ellen presented him a present for Suri – a pram in the style of a pink plane. The Â£200 Fantasy Flyer model has Suriâ€™s name stencilled on the side. Tom was also given a black satin flight suit and sunglasses for the three-week-old.
Celebrity-babies.com adds: When Ellen asked what his plans for Kate/Katie was, he said, “I got a whole plan,” but gave a mother’s day gift to Ellen’s mother who was on the show- a shiny red bicycle. Then he gave bouquets of roses to the studio audience. Watch that here.
This website also has a little excerpt of the interview Tom gave to the magazine Good Housekeeping. It contains some of Tom’s quotes about Katie, marriage and Suri and the fact that his adopted daughter Isabella said to Tom not to let Katie go. The same is reported by People.
British BBC is back to business with the story “Cruise keeps grip on film chart”: M:I-III is at the top of the British and Irish box office chart for a second week.
Sorry for mixing up the “private” and “business” news… it’s so much these days and also both things are often in the same interview or story. But I trust you don’t mind! 😉