Friday, September 12, 2008

Shiloh vs Suri

Never thought I'd say this, but Brad and Angelina are starting to impress me. I came across this magazine at the grocery store, and almost bought it, for the title story.

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Suri Cruise are the precious pampered babies of Hollywood royalty, but, as Star examines in our new issue, they're growing up in two totally different worlds.

The daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Shiloh, 2, lives behind the walls of the elegant Château Miraval in the South of France, where competition is fierce and chaos rules. Quiet, gentle and easygoing, the adorable little blonde — who's big sis to newborns Vivienne and Knox — loves playing with older siblings Maddox, 7, Pax, 4, and Zahara, 3. Shi, who is affectionately nicknamed Tweety, takes orders from
Zahara and endures lots of good-natured roughhousing from her older brothers.

"The boys are tough," a source tells Star. "Zahara hollers back at them, but Shiloh is very gentle. The boys don't mean to be rough, but they pick her up and toss her around. She gets a lot of bruises. Often, Angie or Brad has to say, 'Stop that. Put her down!' "

The free-spirited little girl, who has Brad Dad wrapped around her tiny finger, wears hand-me-downs, plays barefoot and loves to pick flowers.

Back in the States, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' daughter Suri, 2, is often the picture of cool chic in her designer outfits and chic haircuts (that match Mom's!). Raised according to the strict rules of Tom and Katie's Scientology faith, the word "no" is almost never used with the girl, who still uses a bottle.

"She is never disciplined, so when she painted on the wall, Tom and Katie told her it was beautiful," a source told Star.

Indulged to the max, Suri also doesn't have a bedtime, sleeps on pricey Scandia bedding and eats meals off Orsay Gold china.

It isn't because you're stinking rich that you have to be spoiled to death, and never wear hand-me-downs, and never have to share.

But it isn't just that, at first I thought Angelina was one of those politically correct do-gooders, off adopting a few children, so what. Just another celebrity adopting kids, making news. Then after reading a few comments from her, something about her not being sure she wanted another child, because they'd be white (compared to the others who aren't) or some other odd thing, I figured, yeah, the politically correct couple who had their token child, almost regret it, because now they've brought another child into the world to use up precious ressources, and will never have more children, only adopt those already alive and in need. Such good people not bringing more unnecessary children into an already over-crowded world, while at the same time, adopting some of the extra children out there that probably shouldn't have been born in the first place, but now that they're here...

Anyhow, it seems I was wrong, or like so often happens, her comments were taken out of context, or else she was bowing to pressure from others or something, because here they are, with twins. A family of six kids. Three of them biological children, and raising them up, it would seem, in a very down-to-earth way.

That, if nothing else, is worthy of praise.