An alert reader, probably concerned about my meanderings into the realm of throw pillows and BBC news broadcasts, sent this gripping, disturbing update on the TomKat situation from Salon:
So, yes, she's officially forsaken her own identity, and yes, Kate Cruise sounds like a porn star. However, in the spirit of being thankful for small favors, let's imagine how it could be worse: she could take on Tom Cruise's real last name, and instead of Kate she could adopt some private term of endearment that he (could well have) bestowed on her, which would make her . . . Cupcake Mapother. Just sayin'.
Call her old-fashioned, but Katie Holmes is planning on giving up her last name when she goes through with her marriage to Tom Cruise. And in keeping with her more recent trend of taking things too far, she's even taking on his preferred first name for her, Kate. Shrugging off the precedent set by former Cruise wives Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman, she'll use the name Kate Cruise both privately and professionally. A source tells In Touch: "Tom calls her Kate, so he suggested she start going by that professionally." (WENN via Imdb.com)
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