Now that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have dissolved their mutually beneficial union, where do they go from here? Nowhere but up. One of the things the American consumer of celebrity loves even more than a love story is a reinvention.
In any case, on the heels of "Rock of Ages" which is hilarious, but not to moviegoers, Tom has taken a big one-two punch. Oh, oh -- the gossip grist this mill will grind. I don't want to celebrate unhappiness. And I like Tom, but -- come on. This is hot stuff.
Forget the Oscar race. Does it really matter if it's Leo or Brad or George or that silent, black-and-white Frenchman? All have already been comprehensively trounced by the return of the people's champion.