LOS ANGELES: Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise's antics on the Oprah show in which he declared his love for Katie Holmes by jumping on the couch has now officially spawned a new term - "jumping on the couch". According to Hollywood.com, the term has recently been added to Web site UrbanDictionary.com. The definition of the term "jump on the couch" reads: "The defining moment when you know someone has gone off the deep end. Inspired by Tom Cruise's behaviour on Oprah. Sample usage: 'My new boyfriend Benny... jumped the couch and started rubbing spicy brown mustard on his body at my family reunion.'" Uh oh another good trademark again by Mr. Tom!
okay, so for years (i'm talking since high school) katie holmes has been my girl. i absolutely adored her. she always had the down to earth, girl next door personality that everyone around her seemed to love. i'd seen her on interviews, behind the scenes of dawson's creek, and on other tv shows and she always seemed so normal...someone i'd be friends with.
so i go away to camp this summer. and anyone who's ever worked in that environment knows that you pretty much lose contact with the outside world. so i really didn't have a lot of knowledge of what was going on, especially with hollywood gossip, my guilty pleasure (thanks to mom and robyn for sending trashy magazines so i could at least catch up a little). we'd be standing in line at the store, and i'd be reading magazines trying to find out what was going on...and it wasn't just me, there were definitely others as well (hey, at least it makes me feel more normal to know others do it too). so anyway, i knew the gist of what was going on with tom and katie, but i didn't really know the extent of some of it until i got home. i caught up on magazine reading, read some stuff online, read through some message boards, downloaded the infamous couch jumping incident, and a few other interviews that i'd missed.
so now that the couple has gone into hiding, i'm finally caught up. my take on the situation...
tom has hired my dear sweet, naive katie to be his stepford wife. weird!
just a few things that i find really weird and creepy about the whole thing...
*katie was missing for 16 days prior to her and cruise showing up as boyfriend and girlfriend
*she's cut communication with all her old friends from ohio, even her best friend who was with her all the time.
*she has a creepy "scientology mentor" who is supposedly her best friend now and she's with her constantly. she even cut in on katie's W interview and answered "she adores him." it's a pretty bizare read if you haven't read it.
*everything she says about tom seems so rehearsed...and very un-katie-like.
*the whole scientology thing is weird in itself. she's definitely expressing cult-like behavior. she was quoted as saying she hasn't slept in days...maybe the cult's way of hypnotism. hmmm...
so was she really dating tom cruise and he quickly took advantage of her naivete, was it a publicity stunt turned horribly wrong, did he kidnap her and brainwash her, is he paying her to cover up the fact that he's gay, or are they really sickingly in love?
i want to hear your takes on it...then i'll leave it alone...for a while at least. and while you think about how you're going to comment, take a look at this really funny video link i found...