Apparently this is what love looks like
An alert reader (thanks, Jess!) sent me this hideous update on the TomKat situation, from Salon:
Somebody stop him: In a taped appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Monday, Tom Cruise reportedly jumped up onto Winfrey's couch and got down on his knees in an effort to show how smitten he is with Katie Holmes. "I can't be cool. I can't be laid-back," Cruise said. "Something happened and I want to celebrate it." Possibly at the altar. "I'm going to discuss it with her," the actor said when asked about possibly tying the knot with his new girlfriend. "Honestly, I haven't [had this kind of experience before]." Then Cruise brought Holmes out onstage and necked with her. (Associated Press, BBC News)EWWWWW. This makes me really hope the whole thing is a farce, because otherwise it's just grosser than gross.
Speaking of which, when I went to see Star Wars this weekend (tangent: see Captain Indignant for an interesting discussion of whether one should avoid the opening weekends of big movies, Star Wars in particular) the previews for TomKat's summer blockbusters were back-to-back (except in reverse order--KatTom, as it were). This emphasized the possible motivation for the fake romance, but it also suggested other possible movie-premiere-enhancing fake relationships that didn't make it to the light of day. I think we can all agree: At least Tom didn't decide to date his "War of the Worlds" costar, Dakota Fanning.