Angelina Jolie irked by Chaz Bono’s hints that Shiloh has gender issues
WITH BILL ZWECKER May 23, 2011 8:12PM
Angelina Jolie roams Italy in 2010 with daughter Shiloh, the subject of comments by Chaz Bono, the transgendered son of Cher. | getty images
Updated: August 30, 2011 12:17AM
Angelina Jolie is known to keep her cool — even when zinged with outlandish news reports about her marriage, the so-not-true-feud with Jennifer Aniston or other over-the-top tales.
But when it comes to her children, Jolie does get very hot under the collar when they are dragged into celebrity magazine stories.
The current case involves Jolie and Brad Pitt’s daughter Shiloh, not yet 5. It all started when Chaz Bono, the transgendered son of Cher, talked about Shiloh during an interview promoting his new memoir, Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man.
Bono told E! News he would be happy to talk to Jolie and Pitt about Shiloh — implying the little girl, who often appears dressed like a little boy, may have gender issues as she grows older.
A source told OK! magazine that Jolie believes her kids are “off limits” and finds it “perfectly normal for little girls to be tomboys when they’re that age.”
However, a longtime Jolie and Pitt associate told me Monday that the actress is extremely irked, believing that Bono, as a child of famous parents, should “know better, and certainly should know how inappropriate it is to offer advice — especially on child-rearing — via the media.”
† While that same source reiterated the OK! report about Jolie claiming her children are “off limits,” another person who has known Jolie for years laughed about that: “If Angie and Brad truly want their kids to be off limits, they shouldn’t be trotting them out for the benefit of the cameras on so many occasions.”
SENDING A MESSAGE: “American Idol” fans shouldn’t believe the “I Am Second” bracelet on “Idol” finalist Scotty McCreery means the teen North Carolina heartthrob is sending a message about the big Wednesday night finale.
The black bracelet on McCreery’s right wrist is his way of telegraphing his deep personal faith — and his support for the “I Am Second” movement’s programs to chronicle personal stories about struggle, resolved by gaining hope through a discovery of spiritual inspiration.
LONG IN THE TOOTH? While Lindsay Lohan is doing her best to promote the concept of her starring in a remake of “Carrie,” and even garnered a positive plug from Carrie author Stephen King, Hollywood folks are snickering. While the actress will only turn 25 on July 2 — and likely could play a younger character — several Hollywood players tell me there are more than enough major young actresses around who could be more convincing portraying a high school teen.
GETTING HELP: Apparently, Oscar de la Hoya has been fighting personal demons for some time. Friends are relieved the boxer checked himself into a rehab facility in California several weeks ago — to address both alcohol and cocaine addictions, which de la Hoya believes were related to the fidelity issues in his marriage that he also is hoping to address.
STAR GAZING: After his personal life blew up in his face, Arnold Schwarzenegger backed away from helping his wife Maria Shriver’s cousin Kathleen Kennedy launch her acting career.
The daughter of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is said to be a promising young actress, but now she has turned to a longtime Kennedy family friend, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Cheryl Hines, to shepherd her around Hollywood, introducing her to casting and talent agents.
† Justin Timberlake supposedly loved tweaking the media by appearing at the “Saturday Night Live” after-party early Sunday with both Olivia Wilde and Mila Kunis, two co-stars to whom he’s been linked.
TUNE TIME: Fans of Chicago cabaret mainstays Nan Mason and Terry Higgins will be happy the duo will be performing tonight at Francesca’s on Chestnut, where they had been regulars when 200 East Supper Club was operating in that site.
SEEN ON THE SCENE: Mario Van Peebles caught the 8 p.m. performance of “South Side of Heaven” at Second City on Saturday, while SC alum Scott Adsit was at the 11 p.m. show — joining the cast afterward for the improv set. . . . Mayor Rahm Emanuel dined Sunday at Gemini Bistro, the popular eatery owned by Ryan O’Donnell and chef Jason Paskewitz, who soon will open Rustic House, also in Lincoln Park. . . . Fox anchor Robin Robinson and a happy party of 10 were at Rosebud on Taylor, while Judge Maria Lopez dined up on Rush at Carmine’s. . . . The Bears’ Greg Olson was seen hanging out at Casa Bonita Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar in Libertyville.
Bill Zwecker reports regularly on WFLD-Channel 32.