I've been reading the tabloids about Katie Holmes asking for a divorce from Tom Cruise. Naturally, my big mouth starts yammering away with a few girlfriends, and instead of putting the best construction on the situation, I jump to the worst.
Honestly, it's the writer in me. I'll think good, positive thoughts about people in my life all the live-long day, but celebrities? No way!
We're sitting on blankets on the grass behind the fence of the baseball field. It's gorgeous weather--80's, a breeze, and a caravan of puffy clouds chugging through the sky.
"I think he's going to try to have her killed," I say, nodding with my I-know-what-I'm talking-about face on.
"What? He's giving her divorce without a fight." My more sane friend throws her hands in the air.
I shrug. "Of course he'll give her a divorce. He has a multi-million dollar reputation to protect. Why would he fight her about it?" I flick my magazine page to the next article.
"You're crazy," another pipes in. "They grew apart. He's giving in gracefully."
"He's considered god-like in Scientology," I add. I had read this in my UsWeekly--the source for all things celebrity related. "Guys like that don't just 'give in gracefully.'"
"What are you saying?"
"I'm saying if Katie dies in the next year, we know who to point the finger at."
We all laugh, enjoying the bit of silliness on a blah afternoon.
Do I really believe Tom will try to have Katie killed? No!
Why would she use disposable cell phones to communicate about the divorce (article linked here)? Someone's paranoid. For good reason? I don't know. But, since I'm a writer, I assume I do know. Yes. She has a reason. A reason to be afraid.
And let's not forget the headline from People Magazine the other day, "Katie Holmes & Suri's Car Hit by Garbage Truck." The article goes on to say, "This is the second time their car has been hit in four days."
Second time in four days!!
I rest my case. *wink, wink*
Do you jump to the worst conclusions about celebrities? Or do you not care about them either way?
Have a terrific weekend!