Monday, April 6, 2009

TheTVObserver Katie Holmes

I used to be a Dawson’s Creek junkie and I was beyond addicted to the series. I watched every episode and every star of the show was my high, and when it went off air I felt as if my life was over. Yes, sounds pathetic I know, but it was just a show and I did mention that I was a junkie. There was nothing about the series I did not like. My family new…..WHEN Dawson’s Creek is on…DO NOT DISTURB and don’t even think of changing the dial. I would even enjoy the suck-fest called TV commercials.

One of the DC crew, Katie Holmes, has become such a star it’s unbelievable. Who knew that Joey would go off screen to marry the worlds most popular man.

Katie achieved fame for her role as Joey Potter on The WB television teen drama Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2003.

Dawson's Creek is an American primetime television drama which initially aired from January 20, 1998, to May 14, 2003, on The WB Television Network. Joey has been friends with Dawson Leery since they were very young.

Joey finally chooses between Dawson and Pacey. Though she acknowledges that she loves Dawson because of their childhood bond, she admits that she has always known she is meant to be with Pacey romantically.

In 1995, Katie's course of life experienced a great turn when she joined a modeling competition held by International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA), attending its annual "Hooray for Hollywood" Convention in New York City. Al Onorato, a talent manager, quickly spotted her potentiality, thus invited her to come to Los Angeles where she auditioned successfully to earn a small role in Ang Lee's "The Ice Storm."

An offer came from a screenwriter named Kevin Williamson to make a reading for his new television series entitled "Dawson's Creek." The appointment date turned out to be the same day in which Katie had to perform as "Lola" in her school theater's production, "Damn Yankees."

Since she preferred to take part in the school drama, Williamson asked her to send videotape instead as he has been deeply impressed with her talent. Rescheduling the appointment day, she came to Hollywood and won the role of Josephine (Joey) Potter.

"Dawson's Creek" received a huge success and popularity when it came up in 1998, became a major TV series of Columbia Tri-Star. Katie, who had moved to Wilmington, North Carolina during the filming process of this teen drama, strived as a new rising star in Hollywood.

While still joining the casts of "Dawson's Creek," she looked for another acting chances in big screen, playing various characters which were very different with the sweet, innocent Joey Potter.

In 2003, she was involved in two films, being a nurse to Robert Downey Jr. in "The Singing Detective", and starring as April Burns in an indie movie entitled "Pieces of April." In the same year "Dawson's Creek" entered its last episode after having aired for six seasons.

Katie was the only actress who made appearance through the whole 128 episodes, so she felt blue about the end of the series. "It was very difficult for me to leave Wilmington, to have my little glass bubble burst and move on," she admitted.

"I hate change. On the other hand it was refreshing to play someone else." "Dawson's Creek" might end, but Katie's career as a professional actress proceeded.

In the following year, she starred in "First Daughter", being in the same scene with Michael Keaton then appeared in hit superhero flick "Batman Begins" and burlesque feature "Thank You for Smoking", both came up in 2005.

Besides "Dawson's Creek", Katie Holmes has shown herself on other television programs, mostly the TV shows, like "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (May 2005), "Late Show with David Letterman" (June 2005), while once hosted "Saturday Night Live" on January 24, 2001.

Her charismatic beauty and remarkable talent bring admiration to everyone so that she has been chosen as one of Teen People Magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21" in 1999, then "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" in 2003.

She also earned the 35th rank in Stuff magazine's list of "102 Sexiest Women in the World" in 2002. People Magazine named her as one of 50 Most Beautiful People in 2003, while FHM Magazine included her to be one of the Sexiest Women in the World in 1999.

Being a beautiful brunette, this actress had no difficulty in establishing love relationships. Joshua Jackson and Chris Klein were the young actors whom she had dated with. In 2003, she and Chris then proclaimed their engagement which unfortunately only lasted for 2 years for they decided to separate in March 2005. To everyone's surprise, she shortly thereafter was seen together with Hollywood phenomenal actor, the gorgeous Tom Cruise.

In early 2005, Holmes began a highly publicized relationship with actor Tom Cruise, which drew attention due to the sixteen-year age difference between the two.

In June, two months after they first met, Holmes and Cruise were engaged. Their relationship made Holmes the subject of international media attention, much of it negative, including speculation the relationship was a publicity stunt to promote the couple's films.[

Only seven months after the birth of Suri, the time had come for TomKat to tie the knot. Spent an amount of $2.5 million for the big day, it was worth for people to dub the couple's wedding as "wedding of the year." The black-tie lavish wedding held on November 18th at the Odescalchi Castle in Lake Bracciano, Italy was a fairytale one, a dream came true for the bride who has been dreaming of it for so long. Performed by a Scientology minister, the nuptial brought quite a heavy frenzy among public worldwide, taking into account its historical location and A-list celebrity guests, naming that of the Beckhams, J.Lo, and Brooke Shields among others.

Katie took part in the annual New York City Marathon on November 4, 2007 and completed her stint at the 26.2 mile challenge in 5 hours, 29 minutes and 58 seconds.

  • Ranked 6th in's first-ever analysis of Top-Selling Famous Faces (October 2007).
  • Had her wedding with Tom Cruise chosen as the No. 1 Wedding of the Year in a poll conducted by In Touch magazine in December 2006.
  • "My Best Friend's Wedding" (1997) is her favorite movie.
  • The first movie she ever saw was "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" (1982).
  • The first concert she ever saw was one of Whitney Houston.
  • Playing Sydney in "Scream 3" (2000) was her fantasy role.
  • Likes to eat jelly bellies, buttered popcorn, onion rings, cookie dough, and veggie burger.
  • Contributed her sweet voice to an episode of "Dawson's Creek" (1998), singing Eponine's theme song, "On My Own" from Les Miserables.

Her fantasy date would be Leonardo Dicaprio; her favorite actresses are Jodie Foster and Meg Ryan, and her favorite actor is Tom Hanks.

By TheTVObserver
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