Do you remember back in the day when Britney Spears used to whisper to a friend she needed a cell phone and they would slip her a disposable one which Britney would use until the money ran out or it was discovered in one of the sweeps of her personal belongings? Well, Katie Holmes thought of the same thing. The LA Times is reporting that one of Katie's friends smuggled Katie a disposable cell phone which Katie used to start the divorce process with lawyers. Apparently Tom monitored every phone call Katie made on a daily basis, and sometimes on an hourly basis. Plus, she was not allowed to buy anything without someone reporting back to Tom or Tom approving it in advance so buying a cell phone would have been impossible. So, even though the couple had been doing the whole trial split thing, Tom thought he had Katie monitored 24/7 and was totally caught by surprise when she filed for divorce.
I spoke to two people yesterday and one said Katie received $25M and the other said $50M so I am going to split the difference and say $35M. They both feel they are right, but I think the one who is saying $50M is valuing in a home Katie is supposed to get, but Katie wants nothing with any Scientology footprints and wanted the cash instead.