Suri Cruise kicks the economy’s ass, says

Economy gotcha down? Suri Cruise’ll make it all better. The adorable half-pint, who may or may not be the product of L. Ron Hubbard’s frozen man-goo, sent the Internet a flutter today when it was revealed she topped “Hollywood’s 10 Hottest Tots” list. Turns out during these times of financial woes, folks just can’t get enough of a miniature Katie Holmes:

But as the economy heads toward what many predict is a recession, these adorable kids–and the desire to chronicle their upbringings–may become more important than ever. Simply put, fawning over celebrities and their picturesque families may be just the sort of distraction people need.
Dina Sansing, entertainment director for Us Weekly agrees:”It’s much more fun to look at cute pictures of Suri,” she says, “than think about how much your 401(k) has decreased.”
Suri’s first place ranking on the list comes from strong performances across the board. She earned the top spot for public awareness, received more blog mentions than any other Tinseltown kiddie and was referenced in more than 1,300 news articles.

Here’s the complete list of high-powered spawns:

1. Suri Cruise
2. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt
3. Zahara Jolie-Pitt
4. Pax Jolie-Pitt
5. Sam Alexis Woods
6. Cruz Beckham
7. Matilda Rose Ledger
8. David Banda
9. Sean Preston Federline
10. Sam Sheen

Ha! Denise Richard’s daughter lost to Britney Spears’ kid – and it wasn’t even the cute one! I’d love to be a fly on their wall when that news hit.

DENISE: Sam, I’m very disappointed in you.
SAM: I’m sowwy, mama.
DENISE: You did a very bad thing. Jesus, that little boy’s parents are practically brother and sister.
SAM: Yes, mama.
DENISE: We should probably stage a press conference and say it was your father’s fault.
SAM: Daddy puts sugar in his nose to give him happy thoughts.
DENISE: Okay, good. You remembered your lines.

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