The Girl Next Door
Tom Keeping Katie This Close
New York Post
by Richard Johnson
Tom Cruise can't stand to be away from Katie Holmes even for a week.
Holmes is due to start shooting "Mad Money" - a comedy about three women who plan to steal millions from the Federal Reserve and also starring Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah - in Shreveport, La., in the next month or so. One insider said, "Tom has called producers and told them he will be on set every day.
"He wants to observe what's going on and will probably help Katie out." The couple will likely bring their infant daughter, Suri, along as well.
Jim Acheson, one of the movie's producers, told Page Six, "I don't know if that's the case, so I can't confirm. We are happy to have both Katie and Tom on set."
A rep for Cruise and Holmes wasn't available for comment.
The insider added, "Katie's agent, Hylda Queally [at CAA], chose this role for her because it is a female buddy movie. There is no love interest and she wouldn't be kissing anyone or have a sex scene."
Acheson declined comment on the script - which our source, who has seen it, said was "atrocious."
Holmes gave up her role in the upcoming "Batman" sequel, and some in Hollywood said it was because of the romantic scenes she would have had with Christian Bale.
Cruise was said to be upset over her sex scene in last year's "Thank You for Smoking" - which was mysteriously missing during several festival screenings.
Meanwhile, reports have surfaced on the Internet that Cruise and Holmes will move into a compound in Beverly Hills. They had been renting a home but were informed last year that the owner intended to sell it.
The new compound has several buildings and enough room to house Cruise, Holmes, Suri, Cruise's adopted children with Nicole Kidman, Connor and Isabella, plus his mother and one of his sisters.
Cruise's sister home-schools the kids, and the compound has room for a classroom.