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Kathryn Isn’t The 1st Lady?

still_001The no doubt knowledgeable folk (Joe Reid and David Sims in this case) at news website The Wrap have taken the release of the latest Tom Cruise blockbuster movie vehicle, Edge Of Tomorrow, to pronounce on some of his female co-stars.

Joe and David have ranked Tom’s leading ladies in a top 13 based on his films since he last worked with is then wife Nicole Kidman on Eyes Wide Shut in 1999.

Emily Blunt’s character in Edge Of Tomorrow, which is basically War Of The Worlds (the Cruiser’s version) crossed with Groundhog Day, is a lot more forthright than many of the significant female roles in Tom’s other films.  She’s not the comic foil, damsel in distress, or damsel in/out of dat dress.  Clearly this put Emily’s Rita ahead of the pack.  But where do they place Kathryn in this pantheon of actresses?

Kathryn comes in at number 8.  Four slots above Olga Kurylenko in Oblivion.  Cameron Diaz is in the top 10 twice for Knight And Day and Vanila Sky.  Her co-star in that remake, Penelope Cruz (who was reprising her role from the original), is also in there.  Thandie Newton for Mission: Impossible II, Andrea Riseborough also in Oblivion and Michelle Monaghan and in Mission: Impossible 3 fill out the other top spots.

The guys say that Kathryn in “invests a lot of compassion in her performance” in her role as the estranged wife of Tom’s pre-crime cop in Minority Report.  But, they also say that Cold Case “ran for approximately ten thousand years on CBS” so facts may not be a feature of their pieces :-)

Of course few of the other women listed can not claim to have been Tom Cruise’s wife, Brad Pitt’s wife (Moneyball), Ben Affleck’s paramour (Paycheck), and Josh Hartnett’s ex (Resurrecting The Champ).  That is many of Hollywood finest right there.  Not to mention that Kathryn was one of the few foes that bested Xena: Warrior Princess and nearly stole her gal.  And, none of these ladies did seven years on a highly rated TV drama series either!  Not a bad strike rate.

You can read the article on The Wrap.  What are your thoughts?

And that’s a wrap!

Happy Mother’s Day Kathryn – Update

banner_171_467x153_ginaFrom everyone here at KM UK

It is not often we get the chance to inaugurate a new annual event on this site.  Today we do.

Following what we’ll call “the incident” Kathryn became a mother to twin boys last year, making this her first Mother’s Day as a mother.  In America, and many other parts of the world, today (11th May 2014) is Mother’s Day.

KM UK stalwart Gina (aka Lolly) has very kindly put together some lovely graphical and musical accompaniments to help us mark the occasion.

On the visual front you can see a banner, avatar and wallpaper Gina has made around this post.  All three have joined the multitude of Fan Art in the Gallery.  As a treat for the ears she has also compiled a playlist of songs inspired by Kathryn’s new found parental status.  You can listen to the chosen songs HERE on the 8track website.  Thank you for doing this Gina.

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Update (12 May): Johnny Messner (Kathryn’s partner and father of her twin boys) sent the following Tweet to his followers yesterday:

Happy Mother’s Day everyone ! I watch Kathryn with our sons and I am in awe of what a amazing mother she is! Today is a beautiful day #love – Link

Exclusive – The Baby Truth – April Fool

evil_baby_300x300Last August was such a happy time in the Morris-Messner household.  We were privileged to share a small part of that joy as Kathryn and Johnny let the world know about the new additions to their family.  However, KM UK has discovered that things may not be as they appear.

Remember the differences in the details provided in August?  Soon after the big event Johnny gave a time of delivery and weights for the two newborns.  Four days later the official KM website stated it was 20 minutes later and with greater poundage for each boy.  In early September a photo of a baby, apparently called “Ed”, was posted (and swiftly deleted) on Johnny’s Tweeter feed.  Back then the discrepancies were put down to errors, misunderstandings and hacking.

johnny_twitter_006_20130819Suspicions were initially raised in the later stages of the pregnancy.  It was clear from photos taken at the Plush show, the Jerry Bruckheimer Walk Of Fame and book launch events, and others (see left), that Kathryn was too large for her to be expecting only twins.  Medical records obtained for this site by an informer known only as ‘A Lil’ Proof’ give a disturbing picture of the pregnancy.

KM UK can exclusively reveal the explanation for all this:  Kathryn gave birth to not two babies, but three.  Yes, it was TRIPLETS!

But why were we not told about this?  Because to do so would make public a terrible secret.  A truth they didn’t want the world to know.  The third baby, “Ed”, is EVIL!

It all makes sense if we examine the facts:

  • The name “Ed” matches a 1995 horror movie called “Evil Ed”.
  • The additional, larger weight.  Evil babies are heavier.
  • Each baby weight starts with a 6.  666.  Coincidence?
  • The later delivery time.  Evil babies are always difficult births.
  • The demonic black eyes of baby “Ed” in the deleted Twitter photo.
  • The ‘accidentally’ released photo with “Ed” trying to eat Jameson or Rocco.

The shame of harbouring such a monster means they will never admit the truth, but evidence is mounting.  KM UK has received reports that since September neighbours have been hearing strange noises coming from Kathryn’s home at all hours of the day.  Sounds that have been described as “inhuman”.

Clearly “Ed” has Johnny and Kathryn living in fear but they have have been trying, possibly unconsciously, to ask for help by leaving hidden messages for people to find.  The confused weights, the deleted Tweet, etc. etc..

We need to alert the elders to help save Kathryn.  Please do what you can but don’t try and contact her or Johnny directly because you might put them at risk.

Update:  It will come as no surprise to anyone that this was my annual attempt at a humorous piece for April Fool’s Day.  You won’t have been fooled but hopefully you’ve been entertained.

Be My Valentine – Update


To a very special lady

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Monte Mentioned Mentoring Morris

epiphone_001The photo on the right was taken on the set of Cold Case at some point during the production of the show’s 4th season.  To celebrate reaching the milestone the cast apparently gave 200 custom-made Epiphone guitars to the crew.  Exactly when this happened is not clear but it was published on the Epiphone website in February of 2007.  That photo and a close-up of the guitar are in the Gallery.  The image popped up in a search for references to Kathryn and guitars, based on a vague memory of Kathryn being pictured with one.

This was a nice chance to look back at an event not previously dealt with on KM UK, and post the photo, but it is actually a digression from the real point of this post.  I get distracted by the pretty pictures :-)

Echoes And Dust, a London-based music news and review site which specialises in a “particular dark corner of Indiedom”, has today (7th Feb 2014) published an interview by Andrew Rawlinson with guitarist Monte Pittman.  I have to plead ignorance of such things but in the guitar world Monte is a bit of big deal.  He’s probably best known for writing, performing and touring with Madonna after meeting her through her (then) husband Guy Ritchie (not to be confused with yours truly :-) ).  They met when Monte taught Guy to play guitar.

In the interview Andrew asks Monte about his famous third student and if he’s ever taught anyone else famous:

Monte Pittman: His assistant, Nathan, got my number and let up lessons for “his boss”. When I left for the first Madonna tour I did, I had 55 students in circulation. I taught Kathryn Morris who later went on to star in the show “Cold Case”. I taught Catherine Keener and Dermot Mulroney. I taught Brad Pitt. Those are a few that immediately come to mind because they were so cool to me. I gave Dido a guitar lesson once.

Insert your own joke about a second one being key :-)

The phrase “later went on to star in… CC” tells us something about the timing but not much.  Could it have been for her short (and cut shorter) role in the Spielberg movie AI?

Monte recently released a new solo album called The Power Of Three.

You can read the whole article on the Echoes And Dust website here.

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