It seems that our dear innocent Katie was missing for some 16 days in April. Her family and friends had no idea where she was. Katie was out and about in public up until April 11th, and the next time she was seen was on April 27th. The date that she made her first appearance as the most magnificent girlfriend of Tom Cruise. Quite a bit happened during those 16 days.
Somewhere during that time, she decided to fire both her manager and agent, each of whom she had been with for years and who were devoted to her.
Holmes also acquired a new best friend, Jessica Feshbach, the daughter of Joe Feshbach, a controversial Palo Alto, Calif., bond trader. The Feshbach family, according to published documents, has donated millions to the Church of Scientology. Jessica’s aunt even runs a Scientology center in Florida.
There is some fear among Holmes’ close circle that her instant romance with Cruise is not as organic as portrayed.
For one thing, Holmes was raised a strict Catholic. Also, gone from the picture are two close Holmes friends who used to be with her when she did publicity for a film. One of these is Meghann Birie, a childhood friend who has suddenly disappeared from Holmes’ world. Another, a local TV producer here in New York, was too afraid to discuss the situation with me.
We know that Cruise auditioned several actresses for this role before settling on Holmes. This column reported a story about Jennifer Garner. There have been published stories about Kate Bosworth, Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Alba being approached. A newer one involves Scarlett Johansson, who ran for her life when presented with a fait accompli dinner at the Scientology Celebrity Centre in Hollywood.
Who knows what she was all doing. Maybe she was spending her time filling out the Church of Scientology “Sec Whole Track’ questionnaire. The internal church document was developed by Scientology founder and onetime science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard for use during “auditing” sessions. Radar has a sampling of the questions – here are a few:
- Did you come to Earth for evil purposes?
- Are you in hiding?
- Have you ever made a practice of confusing people?
- Have you ever gone crazy?
- Have you ever smothered a baby?
- Have you ever castrated anyone?
- Do you deserve to be enslaved?
I’m pretty sure this is how Katie would have answered. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. No. No. Yes.
The big problem that I have with Scientology is that the members are always with the celebrity Scientologists. In France, Tom’s Scientology entourage took up two and a half floors of a hotel. That seems like that’s a lot of Scientologists for one person (or two, if you’re counting Katie as a budding Scientologist).
Update: Bethany was my editor on this post. Kisses.