Suri [with the fringe on top]

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2006/04/23 19:36 -04:00, original URI:

Assuming you are on this planet, you have probably heard about the name of Tom and Katie's new baby.

Of course I lost the faith I had in Katie (dating from Teaching Mrs. Tingle) by the time the second season of Dawson's Creek was over, and I don't think I ever had faith in Tom.

Ah well, at least he was supposedly kidding about the placenta eating bit.

Are there any non-weird actors out there?

In any case, over on Language Log, Benjamin Zimmer gives a good summary of the whole Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes baby naming announcement snafu in the post Adventures in Celebrity Onomastics.

Not sure how many Jews there are in Oklahoma, but I thought I'd throw in my own theory about the name (see the post title!). :-)

# Michael Dunn_ on 24 Apr 2006 3:41 AM:

From personal experience, I know that Alyson Hannigan is quite normal. :)

# Michael S. Kaplan on 24 Apr 2006 4:45 AM:

Hmmm.... except for that one time, at band camp? :-)

Just kidding. I think she is great.

# Michael Dunn_ on 25 Apr 2006 3:25 PM:

I never wanted to be a flute so badly in my life...

# Michael S. Kaplan on 25 Apr 2006 3:56 PM:


It's nice to know she is normal, in any case. How did you run into her? (I'm just curious)....

# Michael Dunn_ on 25 Apr 2006 5:51 PM:

It was a promo event for the first American Pie movie. Several of the stars were there over a 2-hour period to meet up with fans, and a local morning news show had a reporter there to do interviews and plug the movie.
Jason Biggs was also really nice and normal too.

# Michael S. Kaplan on 25 Apr 2006 6:50 PM:

That is very cool, thanks for sharing (I never end up at events like that for actors, and only sometimes do I end up there for musicians!).

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