Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Is ‘TomKat’ The Next ‘Bennifer?’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Just when you thought you were safe from Hollywood power couples with cutesy nicknames like “Bennifer,” along comes “TomKat.”

For those not in the know, “TomKat” is the single name used in the press as shorthand to refer to lovebirds du jour Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

For Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, being referred to as “Bennifer” was the beginning of the end of their high-profile relationship – and that could be the case for TomKat too.

According to Los Angeles-based public relations consultant Michael Levine, the fact that Tom and Katie are so prevalent in the press that reporters have started referring to them as a single entity is an indication “they’re on fragile ground” and in danger of wearing out their media welcome.

He says if he were advising Cruise, he’d tell him to take it easy on the lovestruck outbursts over his 26-year-old girlfriend, adding, “we’re not as giddy over her as you are.”

However, there may be another media monster on the horizon ready to battle TomKat: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who in recent news reports have been tagged “Brangelina.”

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