They’re not adults or celebrities in their own right, but they’re learning how to grow up and make mistakes in the public eye, and I do not envy them. Sure it must be nice to have VIP treatment, designer clothes, money, vacations, and access to movies and shows before the general public. But the downsides? Every ugly early moment caught on camera by paparazzi, people deciding who you are before you really know yourself, and trying to learn how to lead a normal life when everything about your life is superstar surreal. No thanks!
Suri Cruise has become a tabloid favorite, and why not? She seems to be playing dress up every day of her life, and now her parents’ split has catapulted her into new detailed scrutiny. In a perfect world, both parents are out to protect her from the public eye. But even if her parents are protective, the tabloids have jumped in and made her front page news.
Suri wants to be with daddy! Mommy refuses to buy Suri a puppy! This girl is going to learn to hire her own team of publicists and play both sides to get what she wants before she’s a teen. If she hasn’t already. But her mother has reportedly enrolled her in Catholic school. Maybe the nuns will set her straight.
My favorite little celebrity cherub is Shiloh Jolie Pitt. That kid has her own style and what seems to be a whole bunch of “I don’t care who you are, I gotta be me” attitude. Let’s hope she can hang on to that. But it won’t be easy since the tabloids are already questioning her choices. The biggest tabloid fodder celebrity kids this week seem to be the Jackson kids. No surprise that you have some wild news coming from a family with children being raised by former child stars and an aging grandmother. After Michael Jackson’s death, Katharine (Michael’s mother) took custody of Michael’s kids, Prince, Paris, and Blanket. But then Katharine went missing, and the grandkids started tweeting theories that she had been kidnapped by her own children, who are contesting Michael’s will (which gives all the money to the kids and their guardian).Turns out Katharine was seeking rest and relaxation in Arizona, where she may or may not have been held against her will.
The two popular tabloid theories seem to be 1. That MJ’s siblings are money-grubbing wretches trying to wrestle their brother’s fortune away from his kids, or 2. that those children of MJ are major manipulative brats, or 3. The estate executors are up to no good. In the meantime, a cousin has been given temporary custody of the Jackson minor children. My one question is, who flies off to Arizona leaving minor children behind without a word? Shouldn’t she have just said, “Hey kids, Grandma’s going to a spa?”
Maybe I’m just not superstar enough to understand. But there’s a handy Jackson family meltdown guide on Jezebel.
Who is your favorite celebrity kid? Do you refuse to follow gossip on celebrity kids? Do you think Katharine Jackson was kidnapped, or just needed a break? Does Suri Cruise stand a chance at finding any normalcy?