Thanks to Renee, I have added images of Katie at the Tiffany’s Blue Book Gala a few days ago!
Public Appearances > 2014 > 4.10 Tiffany’s Blue Book Gala
Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is reportedly in talks with Katie Holmes to play the shrewd wife of U.S. revolutionary war general turned traitor Benedict Arnold in a new film.
The movie will be a big screen adaptation of the novel, The Traitor’s Wife, which was written by former New York governor George Pataki’s daughter Allison.
The story will follow the infamous U.S. military man who turned his back on his country and joined the British during the fight for American independence in the late 18th century.
Pataki is reportedly championing Holmes for the role and apparently made her feeling known to the Batman Begins actress during a reception for the book in New York recently.
A source told the New York Post that Pataki said to Holmes at the party: “If you want the role, it’s yours. I will endorse it’.”
Weinstein is reportedly one of 33 producers vying for the rights to the film and knows getting Holmes on board will be a huge help in securing it.
Katie Holmes recently made waves when she decided to shutter Holmes & Yang, the fashion line she started with her longtime friend and stylist Jeanne Yang. But, don’t worry—there’s no hard feelings!
Katie graces the cover of the April issue of Elle U.K., and she opened up about why she ended the fashion line. “I loved every minute of my time working on Holmes & Yang. I remain passionate about the design aesthetic we created, and am so happy with what Jeanne and I accomplished,” said Holmes.
But when it came to balancing it all, Katie decided she just had to take a little off her plate. “However I am now concentrating on acting and motherhood, which did not leave the label the time and attention it deserved,” she explained.
Katie went on to say that she feels the label is going out with a bang, instead of a whimper—making her feel even more confident that now is the right time to part ways with her fashion career.
“I’m really thrilled that the final showcase for Holmes & Yang is in Elle,” she said. “I had a blast at my shoot for the magazine. It is fantastic to feel like it’s ending on a high.”
But since Katie is quitting fashion to focus on acting, this means we’ll get to see more of her on the silver screen. Katie recently signed on to star in a currently untitled ABC pilot. The drama comes from the mind of Behind the Candelabra’s Richard LaGravenese, and Katie will play a Manhattan socialite. Dawson’s Creek fans rejoice!
Thanks to Claudia, I have added images of Katie backstage at her appearance on Rachel Ray earler last month.
Public Appearances > 2014 > 2.19 Backstage of Rachel Ray
The 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival will premiere films starring Katie Holmes and Robin Williams, and feature Courteney Cox’s directorial debut.
The New York festival announced the second half of its slate of 87 feature films Thursday.
Debuting at Tribeca will be the comedy “Just Before I Go,” starring Seann William Scott, Cox’s first feature as director. Also premiering is the drama “Boulevard,” starring Williams, and the schoolteacher tale “Miss Meadows,” with Holmes.
A romance penned by Joss Whedon, “In Your Eyes,” will come to Tribeca, as will “Every Secret Thing,” a crime drama scripted by “Enough Said” director Nicole Holofcener.
The festival will feature notable films from other festivals, including Roman Polanski’s “Venus in Fur,” Kelly Reichardt’s “Night Moves,” Paul Haggis’ “Third Person” and Ira Sachs’ “Love Is Strange.”
In its midnight section, Tribeca often gathers genre film oddities. This year, it will feature a “Sharknado”-like mash-up: the horror flick “Zombeavers,” which (naturally) features a horde of rabid zombie beavers.
Katie Holmes is returning to television.
The Dawson’s Creek alum will star in ABC’s untitled Richard LaGravenese drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Set in New York City, the drama revolves around the love and rivalry between two equally matched, powerful socialites who play out their obsessive attraction to and seduction of each other through their manipulation of others.
Holmes will play Ann, a well-bred woman who is described as Audrey Hepburn-esque. She and her husband run a philanthropic foundation that helps bring clean water to African villages. Childless, she thinks she’d like to raise a family, but she can’t get her philanthropic husband to settle down in one spot for very long. Meanwhile, socialite couple Margot and Philip make a bet to reveal the lie of true love by destroying Ann’s perfect marriage.
Holmes co-stars opposite Rufus Sewell, who is set as Philip. LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You) will pen the script and executive produce the ABC Studios pilot alongside Erwin Stoff, Ilene Staple and Wren Arthur. Taylor Hackford will direct the pilot, which will film in New York.
Should the drama get picked up to series, it would mark Holmes’ first scripted series regular role since Dawson’s Creek launched her career. Repped by ICM Partners, Untitled and Sloane Offer, her credits also include Batman Begins, Wonder Boys and Pieces of April. On the small screen, she has appeared in How I Met Your Mother, The Kennedys and Eli Stone.
It was only a few years ago that Katie Holmes was able to cross “launch a fashion line” off her bucket list. But, as her rep has recently confirmed, Holmes & Yang, the collection designed by the actress and her stylist Jeanne Yang, is now no more.
Debuting in 2009, the line was greeted with excitement by the industry and fans, selling at both Barneys and Harvey Nichols, reports British Vogue. However, the designers did not present a new collection last Fashion Week, and it’s no longer stocked in stores, either. The reason for the split between Holmes and Yang is unclear, but there is one factor that seems possible: location. Katie resides in New York with daughter Suri, while Yang is in Los Angeles.
It’s possible, though, that the split might be due to a shift in Holmes’ priorities. The actress has been busy in recent years raising her 7-year-old daughter and revisiting her acting career — and she shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, Holmes is set to wrap three films in 2014. And, while some suggest that more personal differences came between Yang and the actress, these rumors haven’t been confirmed. For now, be sure to hold on to whatever Holmes & Yang gems you may have purchased over the years — they’re now a thing of the past. (British Vogue)
It’s Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise against the world.
Since ending her marriage to Tom Cruise in the summer of 2012, Holmes has been living in a $12,500-a-month apartment in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. The actress’ 7-year-old daughter currently attends a posh private school, and 35-year-old Holmes briefly appeared on Broadway. In a way, relocating from California to the Empire State has given the mother-daughter duo a fresh start.
“New York has been very good to both of us,” Holmes says of their new life together in NYC. “I love the theater, the galleries in my neighborhood. Stuff [like] that is so much of what makes me love this city. I love the Knicks. I love talking to my neighbors in the elevator. I like feeling a part of something big.”
The Ohio native feels at home in the Big Apple, where she’s often seen at SoulCycle and Whole Foods. “I love the community in New York. I love New Yorkers. I ran into someone on the street the other day that I went to high school with,” Holmes tells People. “I love the moments of spontaneity every day.”
When she’s not busy taking care of her little girl or working on her acting career, Holmes champions causes close to her heart. The single star has teamed up with Kohl’s to encourage women to have conversations about breast health and address what she calls the “pink elephant in the room.”
“Women have so much going on in their day-to-day lives, it can be easy to ignore their own needs, like scheduling a mammogram or routine screening,” she tells E! News. “I’m honored to team up with Kohl’s to remind women of the importance of having a conversation about breast health right now.”
Through Saturday, March 8, Kohl’s will donate $1 to breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen for every pink Kohl’s Cash coupon redeemed, for a $100,000 minimum and a $1 million maximum total.
Kohl’s is also selling pink elephant necklaces from the LC Lauren Conrad line, with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the fight against breast cancer through Kohl’s Cares, its philanthropic platform.
“I’ve known a lot of people who have been diagnosed and women tend to take care of everyone else before our own needs. Becoming a parent made me much more aware of my own health. I want to be there for my child for a long time,” Holmes tells People. “[Breast cancer] affects one in eight women, and anything I can do to help, I’m on board with.”