What Robo reads

March 2, 2009 09:07:14 Posted at March 2, 2009 09:07:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Little Sci plays Scrabble…

Amazing, non?

Xenu develops advanced readers.

Katie Holmes on the cover of the new Glamour – gorgeous photo shoot but for one image of the Robo trying to be “sexy”. She’s leaning back in black fishnets with one hand around her neck and a come hither expression… looks ridiculous. And totally asexual.

The interview offers no news. She’s happy, they’re happy, the GMD is a wonderful man, she has a wonderful life, many things inspire her, inspiration is everywhere, their family is the priority…and on and on and on. The things that every mother is supposed to say. And of course, because this is how the Cruise rolls, a little hyperbole thrown in too.

What’s it like hanging out with Katie, Tom, and Little Sci Suri?
We’re all together. We like to be together, so we use the house for our [business] meetings. [We] play Yahtzee, board games, Scrabble. We grill; have pool parties. We play “The Three Little Pigs” and Suri is the Big Bad Wolf. [Tom] reads storybooks to Suri, and we all laugh. When a good song comes on, he’ll break out in a dance. We’ll watch movies in bed—recently Madagascar and Cinderella, for Suri. We really have a good time.

Scrabble! And she’s not even 3! I can’t even Scrabble!

As for Robo’s ambitions, well she says she wants to keep acting, to keep challenging her craft:
I want to do it all. Bad girl, good girl, complicated girl. Aren’t we all complicated? And I like all different genres: comedies, dramas, action, musicals. I’m taking jazz and ballet lessons. I love South Pacific. I just saw that. That would be a great role. And I’m constantly reading books. I just read one by Sophie Kinsella, who wrote Confessions of a Shopaholic. She’s funny!

Sophie Kinsella is on Robo’s reading list?

Well no wonder, right? Maybe she hasn’t been lobotomised. Maybe we got it wrong. Maybe she was just that dumb to begin with.

And finally…

Sheila Weller wrote this article. She also wrote my favourite book of 2008 Girls Like Us, crossing the lives of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon, three women who did away with the conventions of female expectation in the 50s and refused to be defined by a conservative value system that placed a woman’s worth firmly inside the home. We have regressed from those days I think…

And then there’s Sheila Weller whose admiration for these three extraordinary artists can be felt on every page, but in the next breath interviews Katie Holmes and decides to anoint her a future ICON, thereby raping the word icon.

Katie Holmes subscribes to a religion that discounts postpartum depression, a serious and debilitating affliction that so many women struggle with every day.

Katie Holmes iconic?

Please f-ck off.

Click here to read the entire article, see more photos.

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