Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Brava, Brave Katie Holmes

Published: July 10, 2012 @ 3:09 pm
By Carole Mallory
You won’t allow Suri to be “Rosemary’s Baby.”  Suri is Katie Holmes’ baby. You are protecting her from being controlled by others. You have the support of all the women who have been involved with rich and powerful men. You have the support of most women, period.
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Scientology taught Tom Cruise that he can do anything -- but he can’t have your baby to indoctrinate, to control with his beliefs. You are teaching him humility, which Scientology might have to research in Webster’s.
While Cruise was in Iceland adding more cash to his empire and more fame to his superstardom, you, without warning, fired the Paula Revere divorce papers.  Lordy, lordy. How is it the omnipotent Scientologists could not foresee your strategy? Don’t they claim to achieve everything they want?
Well, Cruise wanted you. Now he wants your baby. Beware.
It is rumored that your father is advising you. If you don’t mind I’d like to add some advice to your arsenal. 
1. Drop all the fair-weather friends that came your way when you married Cruise. 
2. Research careers outside of show business. There are other things in life, other professions. You could get whiplash from a revolving door with all those seeking Cruise’s approval. And you will no longer be on his list of those to whom favors should be granted. Oh, his people may tell the press that you will be supported and loved in Hollywood, but don’t believe it for one second. You could be blacklisted.
3. Stay on the east coast. New Yorkers will embrace your independent spirit, your courage. Tom Cruise’s influence will be lesser and yours will be greater.
4. Pursue fashion design. What I’ve seen of your designs is a good beginning for a new non-Cruise-related career. His influence is far from Seventh Avenue.
In defense of Scientology, humans have traumas and work through these in this religion, but you can do this without being a member. I realize Scientology is a new approach to mental health and instills in its members the belief that “you can do anything.” But you can do anything without Scientology. You married Cruise. Now you are divorcing him and you, not Tom, gave birth to Suri. 
5. With motherhood, I believe your values have changed. You no longer want to be on the Cruisemobile of life. You want your freedom -- and your daughter.
6. Falling in love with a rich, powerful man is like falling in love with a tractor-trailer. He will roll over you at the first opportunity.
I was rolled over twice in my life. When I was a supermodel, I had supported Claude Picasso, Pablo’s son.  He became a billionaire through a lawsuit yet wanted approval of every article of clothing I bought with my money because the government had not yet released his funds. When I had lunch with a friend from America, he followed me to meet her.
And then there was the time when a friend wanted to invite me to dinner to meet Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni when Claude out of town,He forbade me. The last dirty piece of straw was hurled behind my back when Paloma Picasso tried to fix up her brother, my fiancé, with models.  Enough already.

The second roll-over occurred when I was an actress and Norman Mailer came into my life. He told me to quit acting if I wanted to become a writer. When our love affair ended, he tried to block my writing career. Impoverishment is a trick for these trophy studs. 
For an interview with Norman for M Magazine, I asked him about mistresses and his wife. “They’ll never publish all 10,000 words,” he said. Without showing him the final interview, I submitted it to the magazine, and they published every word and put him on the cover. His entourage of publisher, agent and lawyer were now opposed to our affair. Then, for my interview between Gore Vidal and Norman for Esquire, I allowed both writers one edit each. Norman wanted a second edit after Gore had done his edit. I said, “No, that would not be fair to Gore,” and not long after this, Norman ended our love affair. I had stood up to his control. 
Katie, your actions are proving that women do not have to be intimidated by these so-called trophy husbands, or boyfriends who profess to love us for a while then do the roll over with their tractor trailers filled with publicists, publishers, lawyers and the like. 
But we learn from them and they become our experiences. Experiences are to be valued above all else.
Suri is a result of your time as Mrs. Tom Cruise, but now it is time to move on and be Katie Holmes again. Mother of Suri. Alone for the moment. And proud.

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    Linda Lopez  7 hours ago

    Wow, Carole, I am in shock at some of these comments made by people who don't know you or your story. Had they read any of your books and know that you are speaking with first-hand knowledge, perhaps they might see things differently. As always, though, you do express your feelings openly without fear of negative comments, and for that, I admire you. Some people say what people want them to hear so as to not rock the boat. Good article! I am sure there are others who have walked your walk who are glad that you speak your peace and tell it like it is. Stay strong, my friend.

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      Margrit  8 hours ago

      Thanks Carole! .. like always.. you see things so clearly and express them so superbly.. you are a voice for many of us. I just adore you.. you are so bright , refreshingly honest, you have courage, humor.. great choice of words.. it is always engaging and fun to read your articles...such beauty of the heart and mind.. not to mention that you lucked out with such a hot glad to have found you again...continuing our friendship...much love..Margrit ....P.S. I hope Katie gets to read your article...

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        carole mallory  8 hours ago  parent

        margrit though we modeled together for cosmo and were the perfect double. blonde and brunette, i have never felt closer to you, your beauty was i am sure a double edge sword as it has been for many of us, still you have the fighting spirit to read, to live and to write on...much love to you

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        Jimmy Hall  19 hours ago

        Inspirational Carole, with fire and passion. This wrap is one of your best and men get the same action from rich controling women. We've had our share, for the brief of times. Give me peace and freedom any day over power and money and I'll be happy in my singular pursue. Just finished memoir to New York 1974, 190 pages. You rock.

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        J C  a day ago

        The author, along with many tabloid reading public has been so pathetic in bashing a man whose basically not fault since the marriage and cheering for the depriving of his right to be a father of his child. He had been open believer of Scientology for decades before the marriage, so what was his fault? If religion was the issue, it was KH that was the irresponsible party who married with the man and brought a child to the world. Now she changed her mind and the father has to be published?

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          brenda  a day ago

          wow you're so sad. get help for your emotional problems and stop projecting. katie holmes is not a victim. tom cruise supported her career (just like he supported nicole kidman-they did 3 movies together while he was the biggest star in the world) )and he opened doors for holmes. who do you think is financing her "fashion design." delusions?( her line sucks btw...more proof the woman is without talent).
          oh and btw you said "You won’t allow Suri to be “Rosemary’s Baby.” Suri is Katie Holmes’ baby." WRONG suri is Katie and Tom's baby. but i see you wanna deny a father's right to his child.
          STOP reading tabloids and buying the fabricated narrative. oh and get psychological help.

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            Michael Sherwood  21 hours ago

            I hope, for her sake, that Katie takes your advice!

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              Larry & Jen  13 hours ago

              Go Katie. You're doing it right. Save Suri from the cult!

              ALSO ON THEWRAP

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