In this month's In Style magazine, we get to see celebrity dads looking even cuter because they're saddled with their real-world responsibilities in the "Their Heart Belongs to Daddy" spread. Michael J. Fox with his four little lookalikes? Adorable. But alas there's one photo in the spread that sent shivers down my spine. And, no, it wasn't Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers looking like he might sacrifice his baby to the devil for a methadone lollipop and some tube socks. It was Ashton Kutcher and Bruce Willis sharing the frame with Bruce and Demi's three girls. To me, both men looked slightly uncomfortable.
And, if I'm wrong, then it's me who's uncomfortable. In the caption, it said that the shoot wouldn't have happened without Demi's influence. Yes, as much as these men probably get along just fine, it seems this was not their idea. And this is so not a problem. It's great (and absolutely necessary) for unconventional families to do the right thing by their kids. But here's the problem (and I feel like a jerk for pointing this out), something ain't right between Ashton and Tallulah Belle Willis. I'm not the only one who noticed their weird on-camera chemistry at the "Mr. Brooks" premiere in L.A. at the end of last month. Maybe it's because the 13-year-old is dressed like she's 22 and looking for a part in his next movie (I mean, that dress is fantastic but horribly inappropriate for a seventh-grader). In In Touch magazine, the accompanying caption with an even more questionable picture exclaims "Great Legs Run in the Family" ... again, people, she's 13. Nobody needs to be looking at a 13-year-old's legs and be like, "Heck, yeah!" Maybe Tallulah's a very affectionate little girl, but in every shot from the premiere, she's in some twisted-up-in-Ashton pose (not that I blame her, honestly ... even with the kerchief on, he's a hottie). But I don't think I saw one shot where they weren't touching. And this is a pattern with these two. I remember reading a "Body Language Expert" in some tabloid magazine a few years ago saying that Tallulah was way too old to be getting carried on Ashton's hip. While it seems she's graduated to standing on her own stilletoed feet, she's now at an age where one can't help think of poor, old Mia Farrow.