Here’s the deal.
The world is hungry for TomKat, that fairytale romance gone bust between Tom Cruise and his wife, Katie Holmes.
And, I’m hungry for the world.
So, it didn’t take me long to know that I wanted to find a way in, to rake my fork, along with the trillions of other writers/bloggers/paparazzi/hangers-on who were also trying to sugar their lips with a little smidge of the most massive celebrity pie to come out of the Hollywood oven in a long long time.
But, unlike a lot of them, I guess, I wanted to cover this thing, this modern day fairytale of epic proportions, without seeming like just another leech. Or just another dude trying to cash in on someone else’s hardship.
Ten minutes into my project, though, I realized that was impossible. If I was going to write about TomKat, their lives together and their ultimate separation, then I too was going to have to accept that I was among the lowliest of the low, pitching my dimes into the piranha tank the same as the next gossip-shilling shyster crawling around down in the gutters of so-called journalism.
I did some soul-searching then. I closed my eyes and contemplated my dreams of literary accomplishment; I heard the winds of language and loss blowing the autumn leaves in my mind, in my conscience.
I decided, what the hell…it’s TomKat. And you only live once!
So here it is, my big idea. (ahem….ummm, drumroll please…)
Ladies and Germs, may I present to you, LIVE on this very Off-Off-Off Broadway stage!
The I-heard-it-was-true-but-it’s-hard-to-believe, most-romantic-this-side-of-the-Atlantic, tale of Hollywood hearts ever told starring the indisputably undeniably metaphorically categorically greatest dogs to ever act out one of our most riveting human dramas in the history of all the world!
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