One of this week's tabloids claims there's a "Dawson's Creek" reboot in development, and it will feature Katie Holmes' real-life daughter, Suri Cruise, playing her character's daughter. The story is completely made-up. Gossip Cop can debunk it.
According to NW, a new version of the '90s teen drama is in the works, with all of the original cast members on board, including Holmes, Michelle Williams, James Van Der Beek and Joshua Jackson. An alleged insider tells the magazine that the project is "very hush- hush" as of now, "but there have been a lot of secret discussions and meetings about doing another series or a one-off special."
The supposed source adds, "Everyone wants to know where the characters would be today and if [Jackson's character] Pacey and [Holmes' character] Joey are still together." The suspicious tipster further contends that if the reboot gets off the ground, Suri is likely to be cast as Joey and Pacey's daughter. "Suri has expressed an interest in acting, and this could be the perfect opportunity for her to get a taste of what that world is like while having her mom by her side," adds the seemingly phony source. "Nothing has been decided yet, but never say never!"
Here's what's really happening. Last week, Williams said she's open to the idea of a "Dawson's Creek" reboot, despite her character dying on the original series. The actress joked during a panel at the Winter TCA Tour that she'd consider a reunion of some sorts, but she'd have to return as a "ghost." NW was seemingly inspired to write a phony story about a nonexistent "Dawson's Creek" reboot based on the actress's comments.
Gossip Cop checked in with a rep for Holmes, who tells us on the record that the story is completely untrue. We're told the actress isn't circling a reboot of her teen drama, and her daughter most assuredly isn't involved in the imaginary project. The actress's spokesperson calls the magazine's premise "nuts."
It's worth noting, during an interview with "Entertainment Weekly" last year, the "Dawson's Creek" cast said a reboot is unlikely. Holmes herself stated, "What I love about this show is that it existed at a time pre-social media, pre-internet, and it was nostalgic when we were shooting it. So I really like it where it is, to be honest."
Of course, the tabloid has a poor track record when reporting about Holmes, her daughter, and "Dawson's Creek." Exactly one year ago today, Gossip Cop busted the magazine for wrongly claiming Holmes and Jamie Foxx were getting married in a backyard wedding. A full year has passed, and the couple still has no plans to tie the knot.
Not long after that, the outlet insisted Holmes was pregnant and having a baby girl with Foxx. Her rep said it was "false," and that's clear 11 months later. After abandoning the narratives about the actress getting married and having a baby with Foxx, the tabloid concocted a story about Holmes's "Dawson Creek" co-star Jackson spending time with her and Suri.
To make its point, the publication stooped so low as to photoshop separate photos of Jackson and Holmes to make it look like they were together with Suri. Reps for both of the former co-stars shot down the tabloid's fake tale about them rekindling romantically. Just five weeks after that report, however, the magazine printed another absurd story about Holmes dealing with the heartbreak of splitting from both Foxx and Jackson. The outlet's very dramatic reports about the actress's personal life and career are as fictional as the teen drama on which she starred.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.