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Just where does 4-year-old Suri Cruise's stylist find trendy pacifiers?

Suri Cruise uses trendy pacifiers A new photo emerged this week of Suri Cruise, and, before you ask, yes, she was dressed better than you. The takeaway of the photo is this: Suri, apparently, likes to suck on a pacifier while surrounded by paparazzi. The daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise is also nearly 5. Those colliding facts sent bloggers into two equally obnoxious spirals: the breathless baby fetishist what-does-this-mean-for-the-future ballyhoo and the bemused mock-fashion-police analysis.

"Suri Accessorizes Lipstick With Pacifier at 4!" one headline shrieked.

"Her clothes have earned her a reputation as a little fashionista," Us Weekly snarked, "but Suri Cruise's latest accessory seems a few seasons old."

Day-care dreckitude, indeed.

Anyway, we called around to parenting experts to see if we should be crafting our own hysterical blog about this issue. The answer? Sorta. I guess.

"Most parents of 5-year-olds would be embarrassed to have their child seen in public sucking a pacifier because of well-known health and dental health concerns," says Julie Hanks of Wasatch Family Therapy. "Either Katie isn't aware or she doesn't care what people think."

Hanks did note that binkies do tend to emerge in young children during times of stress. And, while, yes, age 4 may be too old for a pacifier, being shutterbugged by a stranger probably isn't the most relaxing way for a pre-kindergartner to spend an afternoon.

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Photo: A collection of pacifiers, none of them likely to be in the possession of the Cruise household. Credit: Los Angeles Times


Katie Holmes sues Star for libel over 'drug shocker' cover

Katie Holmes sues Star Magazine for libel over "drug shocker" cover Katie Holmes sued the publishers of Star magazine for $50 million in federal court on Tuesday, accusing the tabloid of implying on a January cover that she is a drug addict.

"Of all the fabricated stories that continue to be published about me, this instance is beyond the pale," Holmes said in a statement. Publisher American Media Inc. "knew this outrageous story was false and printed it anyway to sell magazines,"  the statement said.

The headline on the Star cover, which featured a picture of a disheveled Holmes, screamed "Addiction Nightmare: Katie DRUG SHOCKER!" and added, "The real reason she can't leave Tom."

The "addiction" alleged in the story was to Scientology's e-meter device, the use of which Star said "gives subjects a temporary feeling of euphoria, followed by a crash and a craving for more," according to Gossip Cop. Scientology followers believe the e-meter can detect mental trauma.

Holmes' lawyer called the cover a "cheap trick on the public."

Star said in a statement that it stands behind its reporting. "The physical effect of the e-meter on its users is a matter of significant public concern and we plan to vigorously defend the suit filed by Ms. Holmes," adding that it could not wait to depose the actress regarding the e-meter.

The lawsuit also states that the implication that Holmes wants to leave husband Cruise is untrue.

About this time last year, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt filed a claim against the British tab News of the World over a story alleging that they had split up.

Brangelina won and donated the settlement money to charity.

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Photo: Katie Holmes at the premiere of "The Romantics" in New York on Sept. 7.  Credit: Evan Agostini / Associated Press.



Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes see 'Rock of Ages' in L.A. -- research alert!

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes at Rock of Ages Looks like Tom Cruise isn't wasting any time preparing for his upcoming turn in the "Rock of Ages" movie -- the actor and wife Katie Holmes attended the musical in Los Angeles on Saturday.

At Hollywood's Pantages Theater, ticketholders got a thrill when Holmes and Cruise turned up, seated front and center next to Adam Shankman, Cruise's director for the film adaptation.

Wide reports say Cruise is in final negotiations for the flick, which has Gwyneth Paltrow, Mary J. Blige and Anne Hathaway as possible costars. We'd say this musical outing tips the scales of his participation.

"Tom was enthralled the entire time," a witness tells the Ministry, "leaning forward with his head in his hands, being very attentive." 

At intermission, Shankman and the famous couple were whisked backstage for a meet-and-greet with producers and cast -- led by former "American Idol" contestant Constantine Maroulis, who appeared in the Broadway production of the show. Upon returning to their seats, the pair happily obliged fans by posing for photos before the second act resumed.

While Shankman and Cruise will embark on their first creative endeavor together, the director and Holmes have been pals for years -- both contributing to the Dizzy Feet Foundation and alums of "So You Think You Can Dance."

Speaking of "So You Think" -- former judge Mia Michaels was seated with Cruise, Holmes and Shankman. Could she be joining the movie production as choreographer?

Leave your thoughts on the theatrical night out in the comments section below.

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Photo: Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise hit the red carpet premiere of her flick "The Romantics" in September 2010. Credit: Associated Press

 


Katie Holmes' 'The Kennedys' lands a broadcast home

Katie Holmes' Jackie O will indeed be coming to U.S. television: After being bounced by the History channel, "The Kennedys" has found a new home on the ReelzChannel, with an April 3 premiere date.

"The Kennedys" will be the first original scripted show for the independent, family-owned ReelzChannel, which airs mostly movies and syndicated TV shows.

The fate of the eight-part miniseries -- which stars Greg Kinnear as JFK and Holmes as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and until this week didn't have an air date -- was in limbo for three weeks after  History decided "The Kennedys'" dramatic interpretation of events didn't fit its brand. 

Kennedy family members including Maria Shriver and Carolyn Kennedy were thought to have lobbied History to drop the miniseries, saying the story about multiple generations of the political family was overdramatic and critical.

"One of the benefits of being an independent network is that you can be an independent voice and you don't have to worry about corporate pressure or political pressure," Stan Hubbard, chief exec of ReelzChannel told the Hollywood Reporter. "This is a project that deserves to be seen."

And it will be. The channel, available in 60 million homes, plans to launch a marketing campaign ASAP.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Andrew Garfield, Mila Kunis hit W's A-list Golden Globes party after Critics' Choice Awards

Mila Kunis after the Critics Choice Awards With every awards weekend there's usually one party that rivals the actual event in groundswell, glamour and amazing attendance -- and W magazine hosted that party Friday evening, ahead of the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.

On the night of the Critics' Choice Awards an embarrassment of film and television stars came out to celebrate the mag's "Best Performances" issue, which features cover girl Rooney Mara.

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Where to begin? How about with the ride up to the Chateau Marmont penthouse, where we crammed in the vintage (to be kind) elevator with Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Annette Bening and Warren Beatty. Yeah.

Mr. and Mrs. Cruise were in good spirits, complimenting Bening on her dress before making their way into the penthouse sitting room. Holmes chatted up a chic Julianne Moore while Amy Adams hit the bar with a female friend.

"Black Swan" babe Mila Kunis surfaced, having changed out of the Nina Ricci cocktail dress she donned for the Critics' Choice gig and into a more casual top and leggings. Out on the patio, Emma Roberts circulated amongst Olivia Wilde, Kevin Spacey and Robert Duvall.

Andrew Garfield and Shannon Woodward at W Magazine's Golden Globes party With his "The Social Network" named best picture at the Critics' Choice Awards, Andrew Garfield stuck close to his date, Shannon Woodward, people-watching the likes of a solo Gavin Rossdale, a stunning Amber Valetta, Melissa Leo, Helena Bonham Carter, Mark Ruffalo, Armie Hammer, Jessica Chastain and Juliette Lewis

Jon Hamm hit the party sans Jennifer Westfeldt, but found solace with Quentin Tarantino. The men chatted near a sofa containing Jenna Jameson and Tito Ortiz

Better late than never were Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson, who arrived just in time for the evening's nightcap, when the staff of W gifted director David Fincher with a giant framed print of the Rooney Mara cover -- the actress styled for the first time as Lisbeth Salander, the character she'll play in Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." 

Sound like a decent hang? Tell us your thoughts in comments -- and click the pics to see more photos from an extremely starry red carpet.

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Photos, from top: "Black Swan" actress Mila Kunis arrives at W magazine's Golden Globe Awards party; "The King's Speech" actor Colin Firth and his wife, Livia Giuggioli, arrive; Shannon Woodward and "The Social Network" star Andrew Garfield arrive at the Chateau Marmont. Credits: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images; Alexandra Wyman / Getty Images; Jason Redmond / Associated Press

 


Katie Holmes takes on Ann Taylor -- what would Jackie O think?

Katie Holmes is the new face of Ann Taylor Katie Holmes might not be showing up in Jackie O's clothes any time soon, but Ann Taylor's? That's another story.

Holmes -- whose miniseries "The Kennedys," costarring Greg Kinnear as JFK, found itself adrift in broadcast limbo last week -- is the new face of the Ann Taylor clothing brand for its spring season, featured in magazine ads that will run beginning in March, the company announced Tuesday.

"I've been a fan of Ann Taylor since I was a young girl," the actress said on the AT website. "I grew up loving the clothes ... and am really excited to be the face of Ann Taylor for the Spring season."

Alas, Katie, you just reminded the Ministry of when it was growing up, fitting perfectly into that Ann Taylor size 6. Pardon us now while we find a cliff ...

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Photo: Katie Holmes at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations announcement, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Dec. 14, 2010. Credit: Gabriel Bouys / AFP/Getty Images

 


'The Kennedys' pulled; Katie Holmes' Jackie O put on hold

Katie-holmes-the-kennedys Looks like "The Kennedys" starring Katie Holmes isn't coming to U.S. television any time soon -- the History Channel has decided it will not air the epic miniseries.

The pricey production starring Holmes and Greg Kinnear as Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy, which didn't yet have an air date, was ambitious in scale and controversial with living relatives of the political dynasty -- with the likes of Maria Shriver and Carolyn Kennedy among those lobbying against the miniseries' release, Show Tracker reports.

"While the film is produced and acted with the highest quality, after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand," the network said Friday. 

Barry Pepper and Tom Wilkinson rounded out the production's high-profile cast.

A rep for Holmes had no comment on the sudden move. The Ministry is personally bummed at having to wait even longer to see her try her hand at Jackie O's dialect, fashion and other iconic traits. But fear not!

"Although we regret this does not fit into the History Channel’s plans," the miniseries' producers said in a statement, "we are confident that television viewers in the United States will join viewers from around the world in having an opportunity to watch this series in the near future."

Will you wait to see Katie as the former first lady?

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Photo: Katie Holmes helps announce the nominations for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on Dec. 14, 2010. Credit: Mike Nelson / EPA



Nigel Lythgoe has a dance video that's perfect for aspiring Bristol Palin types

 

While implementing sweeping changes on "American Idol" in the wake of Simon Cowell's departure, exec producer Nigel Lythgoe has also been sweeping across the dance floor himself, promoting the Dizzy Feet Foundation with fellow "So You Think You Can Dance" judge Adam Shankman and the very animated Angelina Ballerina.

Angelina Ballerina and Nigel Lythgoe The Dizzy Feet Foundation, co-founded by Lythgoe, Shankman, actress Katie Holmes and "DWTS" judge Carrie Ann Inaba, is designed to help underprivileged young people who aspire to become professional dancers realize that dream.

The public service announcement above was one of two launched Thursday in New York as part of the Angelina Ballerina Stars of the Future campaign. 

"We look forward to awarding dance scholarships to such deserving aspiring dancers," Lythgoe said at the event, where three kids -- one national, two local -- were awarded dance scholarships for their exceptional promise.

With Bristol Palin's current dance journey in the headlines, the timing couldn't be better to remind kids about how important a dance education might turn out to be. If nothing else, the "Dancing With the Stars" underdog, under the tutelage of partner Mark Ballas, has turned a spotlight on the learning process.

The spots will be featured online and will be included next year on DVDs of kids programs, including "Angelina Ballerina," "Thomas and Friends" and "Barney."

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Photo: Angelina Ballerina and Nigel Lythgoe, co-president of the Dizzy Feet Foundation. Credit: Brian Ach / Getty Images for HIT Entertainment.

 


Variety's Power of Women salutes Katie Holmes, Jennifer Garner and more

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Let's hear it for the ladies who lunch -- though in the case of the Variety Power of Women fete Thursday, the lunch was for some ladies who do more than a little extra.

Katie Holmes, Jennifer Garner, Eva Mendes, Diane Lane, Amy Adams and talent manager Susan Bymel were lauded for their charitable efforts, as the Ministry prepped you for a few weeks ago. 

Variety-women-gallery-refer Each woman spoke on behalf of her chosen cause, such as Holmes' Dizzy Feet Foundation and Garner's Save the Children, at a luxe luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. With the honorees packing such star power, it was exciting to see who came to support the gals.

John Malkovich showed for his "Secretariat" costar Lane, as did her husband Josh Brolin. (Click on the picture of Lane and Brolin to launch a photo gallery of arrivals.) Bymel was introduced by her client, a gushing Anne Hathaway. Adams got a huge A-list boost when her "The Fighter" costar Mark Wahlberg turned up, trying to fly under the radar in jeans and a sports T-shirt.

The biggest celeb support, by far, was Suri Cruise. The celebu-tot came to support her mom,

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Katie Holmes, Kanye West and more hit New York Fashion Week

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Well-heeled and latte-fueled, celebrities flocked to New York Fashion Week, and the Ministry has sightings from this week's front rows and exclusive parties.

Katie Holmes hit town for the Spring-Summer 2011 presentation from Calvin Klein, sharing bench space Thursday with the likes of Julianne Moore, Kerry Washington and Isabel Lucas.

The evening before at nightspot Provocateur, GQ and Rocawear toasted the new collections with Jay-Z, Kanye West, rapper Common, Adrian Grenier and Serena Williams. Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles played guest DJ while stars sipped cocktails from Hennessy. 

Also on Wednesday, Us Weekly toasted its most stylish New Yorkers at Lavo. Honoree and host Mary J. Blige celebrated her peers to make the cut, including Katie Couric, Kristin Chenoweth ...

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