Asked & Answered: Katie Holmes was Tom Cruise's 5th choice
Today Page Six asked (the very recycled "blind" item):
WHICH top leading man interviewed three different starlets for the job of girlfriend/future wife before picking his new beloved? "Mark my words: They'll have a baby," said our source. "Maybe he or she will be conceived in a petri dish, but they'll procreate"
And Radar had the answer right away (or was it like Jeopardy, and they had it before the question was asked?):
Katie Holmes may have fallen for it, but Tom Cruise????????s sci-fi seduction technique scared the bejeezus out of Scarlett Johansson, a source close to the actress says. Weeks before he began wooing his brainwashed bride-to-be, Cruise made repeated phone calls to the 19-year-old starlet????????who was then set to co-star with him in Mission Impossible III????????imploring her to meet him at the Scientology Celebrity Center in L.A.
In the aftermath, Scarlett bailed on M:I3 due to "scheduling conflicts." We don't blame her. But poor Katie Holmes, who was picked fifth after Jessica Alba (24), Kate Bosworth (22) and Lindsay Lohan (18). That's gotta cramp a girl's sense of self-worth.
And you know those Scientologist folks made Katie sign her life away on paper .. so we're just waiting for her contract to leak and spill the details of her agreement.
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