The Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise divorce: Accepting the silence ... sort of

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When news broke two weeks ago that Katie Holmes had filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, it was greeted with the metaphorical sound of millions of hands rubbing together in celebrity-gossip anticipation.




"Here we go," thought many who have been afflicted at least briefly with TomKat curiosity, which, if we're being honest with ourselves, is probably most of us. "Now we're going to find out what's really going on in that marriage, and hear about the weird Scientology-oriented things Cruise does in his spare time, and get to read scandalous court documents that are supposed to be confidential but will somehow wind up on TMZ so we can peruse them on our mobile phones during our lunch hours. Man, this is going to be great."


Then something shocking happened. Eleven days after the news broke, just as everyone was gearing up for the fireworks, boom went the dynamite: Holmes and Cruise signed off on the split in record time, leaving in their wake a joint statement about keeping family matters private and a small puff of smoke a la the Road Runner. ("We're divorced now. Meep meep!")



Everyone who had been hoping these proceedings would finally confirm that Holmes has been living the equivalent of a Lifetime Original Movie entitled, "Mother, May I Sleep With That Guy From 'Top Gun' Who Went Nuts on Oprah's Couch?" was left with only dreams of the sordid blogosphere fodder that might have sustained them until at least the holiday season.


Of course, there's still plenty of media fodder to be milked from this story. (Look at me! I'm tugging on udders right now.)


Since the finalizing of the split, stories have circulated about how Suri Cruise's custody arrangement will work, and how Tom Cruise appeared wedding ring-less on a movie set, and how Scientology was either a major factor or no factor at all in the divorce. Oh, and there's also been my personal favorite, the
Source : washingtonpost.com

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