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Monday, July 18, 2005

"Cult Classic"

Holy fem-bot, Batman!
Katie Holmes is turning into a zombie in front of our eyes. Pass the popcorn.
By Rebecca Traister

"... It's profoundly sad that Holmes seems not just to have drunk the Kool-Aid, but to be wearing the pitcher it was stirred in over her head. But it's just as sad that because we are celebrity imbibers first and human beings second, we can't bring ourselves to politely look the other way as she stumbles around."

"... But what about her 'own career,' which is in free fall, now that she's giving up plum lead roles, like that of Andy Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick in 'Factory Girl,' reportedly because Sedgwick took drugs that Scientologists frown upon? When asked about Cruise's influence over her 'Factory Girl' choice, Holmes tells Haskell, 'Tom's so supportive and he's such an inspiration.'

"Holmes tells Haskell that people from her hometown in Ohio who are worried about her 'aren't my friends.' Then, when an obviously timed diamond necklace arrives from Cruise, she does an ecstatic split (in reference to her beloved's Oprah couch-jump) and announces once again that she's in love. It's the kind of brainwashed confusion -- that those who express concern are not your friends, but those who send gifts in the middle of press ops love you -- that is best explored by a therapist, within a family and with friends. Readers can't do anything to help her. So what are we supposed to feel when we read about it?"


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