Tom Cruise and wife Katie Holmes will not be at next month’s Academy Awards because they’re still sore of a spoof Anne Hathaway did of Katie on Saturday Night Live in November last year, it has emerged.
As we also told you at the time, Hathaway did a cameo as Katie on SNL, the “Miley Cyrus Show” skit – and she got the Holmes impersonation spot-on, speaking in breathy tones, twisting her hair and curling one side of her mouth.
The impersonation was so good that, almost immediately after the skit aired, word got out that Holmes herself had seen it and found it terribly offensive, especially since she considered Anne a true friend.
It would seem that Holmes is still holding a grudge – so much so that neither she nor Tom will be at the Oscars that Anne will be hosting, a well-informed (but unnamed) source tells the Daily Mail.
This way, the two will make sure to send Hathaway the message that they’ve still not forgiven her for the spoof, while also avoid a potentially embarrassing run-in on the red carpet or at the after-party.
“Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes may boycott next month’s Oscars ceremony because they don’t want an awkward red carpet confrontation with the host, Anne Hathaway,” the Mail writes.
The source vouched Tom and Katie are still very much upset with her for doing the spoof – or at least having the courtesy to tell them it was going to be on television.
“Tom and Katie don’t want to have to cross paths with Anne. They used to be friends and took Anne to a Tina Turner concert in 2008 when Anne split up from her boyfriend Raffaello Follieri,” says the spy.
“Katie feels they were really supportive at a difficult time so she feels let down that Anne took to national TV to make fun of her,” the insider adds.
“Anne didn’t even warn her it was going to be on TV. The whole thing has left a sour taste with Tom,” the source says.
To see just what it was that got Tom and Katie fuming mad, check out the video below for Anne Hathaway’s take on Katie in the SNL spoof.
*Update [January 11, 2011]: A rep for Tom Cruise tells PopEater the boycott story is "not true and made up." The Cruises never planned on attending the Oscars and Hathaway's spoof had nothing to do with the decision.
Seriously! I don't see what all the fuss is about. We are talking SNL here people. They make fun of EVERYONE. If anyone should be offended it should be Miley Cyrus, though I think she can laugh at herself and she is a hell of a lot younger than MS> CRUISE. Just grow up, get a sense of humor and stop acting like a pampered little starlett everyone already thinks you are.
I think the Cruise's need to get a grip!! It was SNL and Katie does act like that. You need to laugh at yourselves. I think they need some extra attention lately and that is why they are complaining. My friends make fun of me all of the time and I still love them. They are funny.
Comment #6 by: annie lew on 10 Jan 2011, 22:22 UTC
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes need to grow up and get over it. They are to be professionals. The fact they are boycotting the Oscars because of something that Anne Hathaway did on SNL in November show a lack of maturity on Cruise and Holmes.
Comment #10 by: Reality Life on 11 Jan 2011, 00:39 UTC
Get over yourselves Tommie the religious freak cult member and his follower Katie who is like a zombie of a woman who dares not criticise anything that he does in the order of the cult that they belong to. Grow up and get help both of you.
Comment #11 by: mrsmcfoster on 11 Jan 2011, 00:47 UTC
If Katie Holmes is offended by this then she has truly changed for the worse. Sure it was funny SNL has the job of making us laugh. But I think Miley Cyrus is the one who should be mad. Come on Katie, we love you and don't think you should be upset with Anne. She did a great job and that is what you looked and sounded like in the "1900's"/.
Grow Up .....Katie and Tom - you are part of the Hollywood life and this is the "so be it" life. Come on I'm sure it was done to amuse and if it bothers you then maybe you don't like who you really are if you did not like what you saw.
C'MON....KATIE GROW UP...AND TOM TOO....THEY MAKE FUN OF PRESIDENTS, DEAD PEOPLE AND EVEN TRAGIC EVENTS (I.E. THE BUDDY HOLLY PLANE CRASH ON KIDS FROM THE HALL)....IT COMES WITH THE TERRITORY, NO SYMPATHY HERE FOR SPOILED RICH BRATS WHO THINK THEY'RE SO SPECIAL NO ONE CAN MAKE A PARODY ABOUT THEM...GO TO HELL
Comment #20 by: dirt old man on 11 Jan 2011, 04:49 UTC
So tom cruise has his panty's in a bunch once again.He is The canye of actors.I dint think it degraded Katie Holmes.She needs the publicity.Oh and why sisnt she play the role in the darknight?Did her master mr.cruise tell her she couldnt?Or was she just to good for the role?
Comment #24 by: sketteroo on 13 Jan 2011, 16:52 UTC