With The Dark Knight now in theaters and doing extremely well (bringing in $66.4 million in it’s opening day alone) there has been a decent amount of talk with comparing the Rachel Dawes character with Katie Holmes and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Katie obviously took on the role first in Batman Begins and then simply turned down the role (after hooking up with Tom Cruise) for The Dark Knight with her people saying she was unable to accept the role because of ‘scheduling issues’ with the box office flop Mad Money, which she so blindly picked to star in instead.

Maggie Gyllenhaal almost turned down the part, fearing she wouldn’t be as good as her predecessor Katie admitting she was hesitant to accept the part until she knew she would have the freedom to create a new character for the role with Holmes’ blessing saying:

“I wanted to be sure, first of all, that I had her blessing. And I was assured that I did. I’m a big fan of hers, I think she was really great in the first movie.

“And yet I felt like it wouldn’t have done anyone any good if I tried to imitate her. Really what I decided was that it had to be a whole new woman. If I’m going to do what I do well, I have to be free to do it.”

I just went and saw the movie earlier today and I think Maggie did a fantastic job although my husband (who used to be a huge Katie fan pre-Tom Cruise) would argue otherwise.

Now back to the whole Katie turning down the role thing….One of my friends gets text message updates from E! with the latest gossip and last night she got one saying that:

Katie Holmes turned down the role of Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight because Lord Xenu told her that her scientology beliefs conflicted with the films message.

How creepy is that??

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She must really be getting into that whole Scientology thing stronger now then ever. Word is she may have taken part in a Scientology purification ritual that caused her hands to go purple.

According to reports, the purification ritual is called the Purification Rundown or Purif. Peeps going through the process take ‘vitamin bombs’ to get ‘toxins’ out of their bodies.

A source says that in almost every single case, Scientology founder Hubbard recommends dosages in his teachings that are well above the safe limits, in some cases as much as 142 times more than the toxic level. The side effects of such huge overdoses range from liver damage, hair loss, brain swelling and nausea up to fatal heart and respiratory failure.

The cleanse also prescribes huge doses of something called niacin. A report says large doses of niacin can cause liver damage, peptic ulcers, and skin rashes. Even normal doses can be associated with skin flushing.

Shall we start the ‘Free Katie’ campaign again? It’s obviously way too late, but my husband says he’s on board. He’s having a hard time accepting the fact that he’s not gonna see anymore scenes like the one in ‘The Gift’.

Below are some pictures of Katie during last week on set of ABC’s show Eli Stone.

Katie on Eli Stone Katie on Eli Stone-1 Katie on Eli Stone-2 



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36 Responses to “Katie Holmes Turned Down The Dark Knight Because Lord Xenu Told Her To” Subscribe

  1. gc July 19, 2008 at 7:35 pm #

    Source, please. Or is this more made-up shit about Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise?

    A text message your friend receives is hardly a credible source.

    What an embarrassment you are.

  2. Angry Internet Marketer July 20, 2008 at 4:15 am #

    Wow, that is just Frakked up. You can count me on board to Free Katie though.

  3. Pmsr July 20, 2008 at 7:59 am #

    Niacin is vitamin B3.

  4. Gav July 21, 2008 at 8:40 am #

    This is BS. In the summer of 2005, when the first film opened, it was widely published that she was not going to be offered a part in the second film due in large part to the media hype surrounding her new romance with Tom Cruise, which largely overshadowed the release of the film she was trying to promote.

  5. Reader July 21, 2008 at 8:45 am #

    Your writing is terrible. You are unable to use even simple prepositions correctly. Please take an English course (or three) before attempting to post again.

  6. Reader July 21, 2008 at 8:50 am #

    “Reader” is referring to the OP “Kelly”, of course.

  7. BlowMe July 21, 2008 at 8:58 am #

    This is a blog, so obviously you have to take it as BS, but I’m getting a kick out of this.

  8. DarkJesus July 21, 2008 at 9:19 am #

    Scientologists don’t “worship” Xenu. Xenu is meant to be the devil.

  9. ryan July 21, 2008 at 10:55 am #

    Scientology is a very dangerous cult.

    It is not something to be made fun of.

  10. seriously?? July 21, 2008 at 11:01 am #

    what the f*ck is this story? you got a text message? the message doesn’t even make any sense! this was a waste of my time. why did anybody up this on reddit??

  11. dongs July 21, 2008 at 11:10 am #

    because it says scientology.

  12. Venkat July 21, 2008 at 11:10 am #

    ‘Free Katie’ campaign? WTF?

    give me a break!

    i’m no fan of scientology…but leave her alone.

    she has the right to do whatever she wants.

  13. Joe July 21, 2008 at 11:39 am #

    everyone knows they fired her because she almost ruined the first movie.

  14. seventwenty July 21, 2008 at 1:47 pm #

    katie holme was the only weakest link in the first film anyways. i’m glad the change has happened as i’m sure half the viewing public are. well, those that are not celeb-loving idiots. all agree?

  15. WEIRDO! July 21, 2008 at 2:04 pm #

    I thought it was more that they (the movie’s producers) didn’t want her. They were forced by the studios to put her in the first movie due to her name recognition. With the huge success of the first film – they were given free reign to cast someone else that they liked better (thus Maggie G.)

  16. HumblePie July 21, 2008 at 3:17 pm #

    It’s really sad how brutal some people are in the comments section here. There used to be such a thing as civility when dialoging with another person.

    If you don’t like find a source credible or find mistakes – correct them with respect. Because when you don’t, it doesn’t make them look bad- it makes you look bad.

    Respect the power of the words you choose – you’ll be better for it in the long run.

  17. Brenda July 21, 2008 at 4:46 pm #

    I’ve read all the comments and I’m actually speechless here. Too brutal for me.

  18. Bill Collins July 21, 2008 at 5:22 pm #

    LOL, thats some funny stuff dude.


  19. Dan July 21, 2008 at 8:33 pm #

    Good career move Katie. You could have been a part of something amazing, that movie was so epic.

    ps: you’re an idiot.

  20. Tom Morgan July 21, 2008 at 9:38 pm #

    Lord Xenu is scientology’s universal antagonist. He doesn’t communicate with suppliants and lurks in the background – like satan to catholics, dole-bludgers to libertarians or godless-liberal-athiests to baptists.
    He certainly doesn’t instruct Scientologies faithful – hell, their whole insane process of rundown is about cleansing themselves of Xenu’s ancient (some 70 billion years ancient, and that’s five times older than the universe) genocidal impact upon their lives.
    In short, Xenu isn’t scientology’s Jesus, he’s their devil. L. Ron Hubbard is their goddamn messiah, and a portly, stubbly one at that.

  21. Chaos Motor July 22, 2008 at 1:18 am #

    Looks like the sock puppet scamientology crew is out in force to bash anyone who dares breathe a negative word about their Dark Lord Xenu and his insane Clambake gang. Outpoints, people!

  22. roger gonnet July 22, 2008 at 2:14 am #

    Scientology is criminal, was led by a liar criminally convicted to 4 years unsuspended in Paris 1978 for fraud directly linked to his scientology fabrications.
    Katie Holmes is a victim of the sad cult where anyone is always the guilty one, and scientology never responsible of anything bad, though always responsible of anything apparently positive!

  23. Robin July 22, 2008 at 10:47 pm #

    Maggie G was awful! Couldn’t they have found someone else?

  24. someone midly intelligent July 23, 2008 at 9:22 am #

    Niacin? The “quote” makes it sound sinister. It’s vitamin B3.

  25. someone more intelligent July 23, 2008 at 9:48 am #

    Yes, but too much niacin (vitamin B3) can cause rashes, liver problems, arrhythmia and birth defects. Even stuff that’s good for you can be hazardous in high doses. And the ‘quote’ does say high doses….

  26. Sirius Moore July 26, 2008 at 11:41 pm #

    Charles Manson is a scientologist ahahahahaahahaahahahaahahahaahahaahaha

  27. MonkeyGroin August 2, 2008 at 7:29 pm #

    Maggie G has a face only a mother duckbilled platypus could love 🙂
    Scientology is for the really stupid and bored rich who have nothing
    better to waste their money on. Join the Church of the Sub-Genius
    its the only true religion out there for modern man 😀

  28. movie junkie August 26, 2008 at 6:53 pm #

    i still wish Katie Holmes had stayed on board as Rachel Dawes for the Dark Knight; it was as though all that time spent getting familiar with her character in Batman Begins was lost…

  29. Issa August 28, 2008 at 11:17 am #

    Whatever the truth is behind her pull-out of a major franchise such as the Batman series is, (and Nolan’s creative interpretation is just genius!) the correlation of Holmes’ involvement with Cruise coinciding with the seeming “choice” raises a couple eyebrows and more than a few questions. I agree with commentators who note that “niacin” is vitamin B3… to reference it as “something called niacin” does not inspire credibility on behalf of the blogger.

  30. thirdborn December 19, 2008 at 3:59 pm #

    i thought batman begins was far better then the dark night. the dark night is like so many money
    grabbing sequels that suck. that is my first impression of the film and i am going to give it another try,
    though out of respect for the first. i loved maggie g. in donnie darko and stranger than fiction even
    world trade center, but i liked katie in this role much better. heaths joker got on my nerves as did a lot of the
    stupid one liners. batman was almost a secondary character. maybe after a second viewing i will
    feel different but first impressions are hard to beat.

  31. max June 19, 2009 at 6:43 pm #

    first of all i want to say that Katie Holmes is a much better actress then maggie, anybody would abviously see that. and she’s way better looking (way)

  32. lane May 15, 2010 at 8:27 pm #

    haha crazy girl

  33. GIA February 28, 2011 at 12:01 am #

    Suddenly Katie Holmes popped into my mind after watching Anne Hathaway
    hosting the Oscars with James Franco…the reason; I can’t help but
    think there’s a few similiarities between the two actresses &
    while Anne Hathaway may be a few years younger, Katie Holmes had
    her path set out before her but after Batman seems to have fizzled
    out. Enter The Cruise and the their strange little tot and within
    a handful of years Katie Holmes is pretty much off the career
    boosting radar. Too bad. Now she’s trapped in a marriage with
    a controlling spouse and made to embrace Scientology. It also
    appears that their daughter is as dishelvelled as Katie always
    looks and allowed to rule the roost. I believe Katie Holmes is
    stuck in a no win situation and she’s decided she’s no match
    to fight it. SAD!! Nicole survived the Tom Cruise Bru ha because
    she had more years in the business as well as a great deal of
    hollywood respect. She’s a strong woman and I’m glad for her
    newfound happiness with Keither Urban. And Penelope Cruse escaped
    by the hair of her chinny chin chin…smart woman!

  34. Thule August 19, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    Katie fucked up. Too bad, now she’s nuts. What a waste. I loved her in
    BB. The new Rachel was almost too ugly too look at, she and that Harvey
    Dent guy ruined what could have been a great movie. Did they even have
    the same director?
    Obviously Katie lost her hair due to the sick requirements of
    Scientology, which should be outlawed. What good has Tom Cruise done
    Katie could have gone into meditation, Gurdjieff, Zen, anything else.
    Boy did she make the wrong decision, but Hollywood (named after the
    holly branch that druid sorcerers used to hypnotize people) is full
    of sick people. Look up the Laurel Canyon scene. Boo!

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