36 posts categorized "TOM CRUISE"

Jun 29 2012
Whose Suri Now?: TomKat Exhausts Ninth Life Comments (15)

DivorceThe divorce? Piece of cake. Now as for Suri's custody, Tom's up Dawson's Creek without a paddling

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing. Why? Anyone's guess:

(1) The contract expired

(2) She got sick of being called "Kate" all the damn time

(3) She saw Rock of Ages

(4) He found out Travolta would give him free massages any time he wanted

(5) It keeps them both relevant in the media

(6)...they fell out of love?

May 16 2012
Rock Of Ageless Comments (4)

6a00d83451b46869e200e54f8ac6628834-640wiP.S. Nose jobs apparently don't count

Promoting his (excruciating-looking—at least to the likes of me) new movie Rock of Ages, Tom Cruise says of plastic surgery: "I haven't and I never will," joining the ranks of the magically preserved. Joan Collins is another who's said she hasn't had it. The only real question is: Which of them is the bigger liar?

P.S. IMHO, both look fantastic, even if I really can't stand one of them in the least.

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May 03 2012
Outrageous Fortune Comments (2)

If Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are outraged by an upcoming tell-all book about Tom written by his former Scientology auditor, that's enough to make me want to purchase it. As seen in National Enquirer (May 14, 2012):

"Marty Rathbun, who mentored Tom as a high-ranking Scientologist, claims the 49-year-old actor bared his soul to him while he was divorcing second wife Nicole Kidman and was waging a nasty legal battle against a gay porn actor who falsely claimed Cruise had a sexual affair with him...

"'In auditing, you tell the auditor everything about yourself,' Margery Wakefield, who's written the book Testimony about her Scientology experience, told The Enquirer."

Sounds like a great read for my subway commutes.

Feb 27 2012
"I'm sure Sacha Baron Cohen isn't the first gent to soil one of Ryan Seacrest's outfits." Comments (9)

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Here are all my Oscars red carpet and telecast thoughts, compiled into one handy volume from Facebook. Horrible show. Obvious highlights would be Cirque du Soleil, Jim Rash soft-mocking Angelina Jolie and—can't believe this part was a highlight this year!—the lovely "in memoriam" section, even if Esperanza Spalding 100% lip-synched due to the complicated nature of the audio and the producers' decision to cut out any disparity in the amount of applause for some corpses over others.

Billy Crystal was totally off and should not host again, even though he did improve later on and his naughty political jabs were funniest. Neil Patrick Harris should expect a phone call soon if he hasn't already received it.

Here ya go. Thoughts?

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Feb 08 2012
You Know What Else Is "Gay-Ass"? Comments (6)


Connor Cruise, Tom's adopted son, blasted his gay publicist with a homophobic tweet after a Super Bowl message was taken a bit too hard. Jeez, the irony.

Nov 06 2011
Boy Culture Turns 6: My Favorite Posts Comments (13)

IMG_7536Prove it!

As of midnight last night, it was exactly six years since my first post. It's been a tough thing to keep up with a dayjob and outside activities, and just when I think I might walk away, a valuable connection or interesting opportunity or a kind word comes my way. Thank you all for reading me.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e89143e3e970d-400wiOf whom are you more jealous?

Here are my favorite 100+ posts out of nearly 11,000. Please take some time to read (or re-read!) a couple and tweet or Facebook any you like.

xoxo Matt

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54ff027a28833-800wiThe pocket pool championships were intense this year



FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novell and novel Boy Culture as well as the movie version; might be my ultimate post.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5599878833-800wiJonathon Trent & Derek Magyar make an Allan Brocka sandwich

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7f18238834-800wiI was left "Reeling" by the experience

FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5ebead8833-800wiNo one would've mistaken me for Taylor Lautner

RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.




PreviewScreenSnapz001Construction worker (shot this week) vs. James Dean

GUYDAR (since at least January 17, 2008) & ENDS OF THE WORLD (since at least January 13, 2008): Attractive men of the world—I got your backs. Your fronts, too.

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Img_0330Not totally built

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a58f680c970bUnaltered iPhone image that still blows me away

"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e551ff08528834-800wiLet's call it a draw

DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01156faa215c970cThe shirtless one

LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.

Img_0986_1Even then, New Yorkers feared 9/11 was the beginning of the end

ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f435c1a8834-800wiDeath of the party—Jeff in high school, already halfway through his life

BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e862b4a41970d-400wiSigned, sealed (eventually) delivered

LOST BOY FOUND (2011): There is a book in here somewhere.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01538f1f464a970b-400wiBe Italian

CIAO HOUNDS: OUR TRIP TO ITALY (2011): Finally got José to Europe.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f10b4de8833-800wiDeath becomes here

ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

Zehnders Life is short...and meaningful

PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

Lots more...

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Aug 10 2011
And You Thought Bedbugs Were A Concern...! Comments (3)

PreviewScreenSnapz002I felt guilty having this close encounter instead of a Dawson's Creek fan

I had a lot of fun at Monday's New York premiere of Troy Nixey's remake of the classic '73 horror flick Don't Be Afraid of the Dark—the update stars Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and Bailee Madison (my little pal in real life and a fabulous actress) and is produced/written by genius filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Devil's Backbone).

Katie Holmes looked spectacular on the carpet (I always thought she was a dead ringer for Britney Spears) and returned after the actual screening to participate in the Q&A with the Nixey, del Toro and Madison. (During the screening, she and hubby Tom Cruise apparently took Madison to dinner, judging from paparazzi pictures. Cruise stood at the back of the theater during the Q&A, but we never saw him.)

The original Kim Darby version

The movie is a pure, unapologetic genre piece that will probably delight horror buffs. It's not without some humor, too, though listening to del Toro curse a blue streak in front of tender-eared Madison (she's 11!) was at least as entertaining as watching the ravenous creatures who are the film's co-stars.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark releases August 26 from Film District.

After the jump, I have video from the Q&A with many spoilers...

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Jun 24 2011
Good For The Gander Comments (5)

In Touch (July 4, 2011) turns the tables on plastic-surgery speculation, sizing up Hollywood's most famous actors—and also Ashton Kutcher.

The verdicts are mixed, but I can guarantee you they've all had stuff done. Jake Gyllenhaal is of course a doll, but his obvious nosejob really distracted me from appreciating him more in Brokeback Mountain because his character certainly wouldn't have had one.


May 18 2011
"That is another reason to not wanna live in Chicago. Aside from the fact that Oprah Winfrey lives here." Comments (7)


Bitchy post-title is a quote from Truth or Dare and is ancient history but funny: Madonna—and everyone else alive!—was at the taping of Oprah's two farewell shows last night in Chicago, looking sensational (reminding me, weirdly, of this look). More of Madonna—and some of everyone else alive!—after the jump...

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Apr 20 2011
Lots At Stake Comments (2)

Stake-Land-02McGillis plays a put-upon nun with sympathy for vampiric zombies in Stake Land

I recently saw (and actually enjoyed) the arty, apocalyptic horror flick Stake Land, starring adorable Connor Paolo of Gossip Girl fame and Kelly McGillis, noted for her stellar performances in films like Witness and The Accused and, of course, for being Tom Cruise's arm candy in Top Gun. More recently, McGillis came out as a lesbian after years of rumors about her sexuality.

Michael Musto has a terrific and fairly candid Q&A with McGillis in which she talks about her career and her personal life and says of her life's narrative:

"If people only knew. One of these days, I'm gonna be honest about my life, but until a lot of people are dead, I can't. It's bad karma. I can laugh at myself, but it's not fair for me to laugh at other people."

OMG, this just makes me wish whoever has to would die already so we can get the real story. McGillis strikes me as someone with so much to say, as well as someone who might actually say it and not care about who she pisses off given half a chance.