The Girl Next Door
Holmes may have ulterior motive to Dance
MSNBC - The Scoop
By Courtney Hazlett
When youre Katie Holmes and youre spotted walking around the studio lot of So You Think You Can Dance, wearing an outfit that looks hijacked from the set of Fosse, word will spread quickly.
Holmes has yet to confirm her SYTYCD participation, and Fox is steadfast with a no comment response, but several sources say that you can expect Holmes to both sing and dance on the reality show.
Shell be doing a Judy Garland tribute, says a source who became close to Holmes when she performed in All My Sons on Broadway last fall.
The logical follow-up question is: Why would Holmes want to be part of the show? One theory: shes playing the part of the good wife.
Its the 70th anniversary of the iconic Judy Garland film The Wizard of Oz, which is an MGM property (and heres where it becomes complex stay with me). MGM and Holmes' hubby, Tom Cruise, are closely linked since the studio was behind the resurrection of Cruises production company, United Artists.
MGM, which isnt a runaway financial success right now, has high sales expectations for the Wizard of Oz: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collectors Edition DVD, which comes out this September.
Cruise doesnt have any films from United Artists in theaters any time soon, so the pressure is on for him to contribute to the bottom line. One way to drum up publicity: have Holmes help where she can.
Its a lot of dots to connect, but for one, shes his biggest cheerleader, and she had her eye on the Weinstein Companys Judy Garland project, but (the role) went to Anne Hathaway, said another source. She has talked about doing musical theater for some time now. And even though it feels strange that shed do So You Think You Can Dance, it could be good for the next phase of her career.
Holmes performance is expected to air later this summer, but theres no official air date yet.