Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Tomkat in town???

From the Nelson Mail, Monday 15 January [cut for brevity]

Jet's arrival in Nelson sparks star visit rumour
A private jet owned by the billionaire founders of American clothing company Gap has been turning heads and fueling speculation that Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are visiting Nelson. [Please, why oh why didn't they tell me, I could have placed a Banana Republic order for personal delivery!!!]

The Bombardier BD700 landed at Nelson Airport at 12.30pm on Saturday and has been parked since. America's Federal Aviation Administration website lists the aircraft as being owned by Donald and Doris Fisher of Hillsboro, Washington. The couple founded Gap in 1969. A source has confirmed to the Nelson Mail that Mr and Mrs Fisher were on board the jet and had gone to the exclusive lodge at Paratiho Farms in Upper Moutere.

The Nelson Mail was contacted on Saturday by someone believing the jet may have used by Hollywood stars, namely Cruise and Holmes. The Sunday News reported on Sunday that Cruise and Holmes and their nine-month old daughter Suri were believed to be on a first-class tour of New Zealand, having cruised from Whangarei to Wellington on the luxury catamaran Douce France.

The report said the couple treated their entourage to a helicopter tour of the Marlborough Sounds, and could have stayed at "swanky" retreats in Nelson or Marlborough. Cruise spent part of 2003 in Taranaki for the filming of blockbuster flick The Last Samurai. He said at the time that New Zealand was one of the most beautiful places he had visited.


At Wed Jan 17, 01:53:00 am NZDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh, tell Tom "Hi" for me! I still like him a lot! ==Mom

At Wed Jan 17, 05:42:00 pm NZDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you see dear Tom, please throw a rotten egg at him for me! I am boycotting him b/c of his "no-drugs for women" comment!
Love reading what's up in my favorite country- please keep it up. It brings back memories - have you been to the Lazy Fish yet?

cheerio, Celesta


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