Much like how Angelina’s sudden and relentless game of Pop Goes The Thigh will always make me laugh (seriously, that was SO over the top that she HAS to have lost, or won, a bet, right?) so too will Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes always seem crazy to me. I know it’s been seven years, but whenever I see them together, I still think, “Really? This REALLY happened?”
However, Katie automatically gets a Well Played for resisting the temptation to design her own Oscar gown, thus forcing us to acknowledge that Holmes & Yang is still a real thing. But lets check out the full view and see if it wins on its own merits:
I think… a tentative yes. The color is great and the gown is gorgeous, but I keep wondering if the bodice is a touch loose. Particularly in the first picture, I want her to yank it up and then pin it down with her arms. I’ve always liked Katie in bangs, though, and this is very regal but not spotlight-grabbing. In a good way. She looks comfortably glamorous, not desperately so. It’s safe enough to avoid the worst-dressed lists, and probably uniquely blue enough to get her on the best-dressed ones on that merit alone. In sum, it’s probably exactly what she needed it to be. And I am back in on Tom Cruise now, so here’s hoping she got everything out of that deal that she wanted (presumably “good scripts” were not on her list) and that they are both very happy and will ride off into the sunset on the backs of alien steeds borne of L. Ron Hubbard’s untethered thetans, or whatever.