Sunday, June 19, 2011


Although most celeb parents make an attempt to discourage their offspring from going into the family business, a number of their kids proceed to disregard their warnings of a lifetime of rejection and all-around insecurity.
And a number of them seem to be doing quite well for themselves, such as actress Bryce Dallas Howard (Ron's daughter), Colin Hanks (Tom's son) and, especially, Emma Roberts (Eric's daughter).
You're probably familiar with the above connections, but there are some others where the familial relationship may not be so readily apparent.
So, what with today being Father's Day, we present a little quiz we like to call, "Who's Your Daddy."
Here we go"¦
Hey Lily Collins, we liked you as Sandra Bullock's daughter in The Blind Side and look forward to seeing you starring opposite Taylor Lautner in the upcoming John Singleton-directed thriller, Abduction. And congrats on landing the lead role in one of those duelling Snow White movies -- the one with Julia Roberts cast as the Evil Queen.
But, Lily, there's something we'd like to know -- Who's Your Daddy?
Well, you could say the "genesis" of Lily's talent might be traced back to her father, one Phil Collins.
Look, it's Chris Pine! Your portrayal of James T. Kirk was one of the highlights of that surprising 2009 Star Trek reboot and we're looking forward to seeing the sequel next summer.
Before that you've got a rom-com with Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy, This Means War, that sounds like it could be fun.
But Chris, we're wondering, Who's Your Daddy?
That would be actor Robert Pine, who's probably best remembered for keeping Ponch (Erik Estrada) and Jon (Larry Wilcox) in line as commanding officer Joe Getraer on CHiPs, back in the late '70s and early '80s.
Excuse us, Zoe Kravitz, just wanted to say we enjoyed your performance as Angel in X-Men: First Class as well as your appearances on Californication. And we hear that oft-postponed Mad Max sequel, Fury Road, will finally start shooting early next year with you and your X-Men co-star Nicholas Hoult, taking the leads.
But before we, uh, fly away (hint, hint) we need to ask, Who's Your Daddy?
Yep, it's musician-actor Lenny Kravitz -- which makes her mom Lisa Bonet.
Up for a couple more?
How about Mason Lee, the 21-year-old NYU senior who made his movie debut in a filmed-in-Thailand production called "¦The Hangover Part II, playing the role of Ed Helms' soon-to-be brother-in-law who goes AWOL in Bangkok?
So, Mason, Who's Your Daddy?
Why, it's Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, who, some two decades earlier, had cast baby Mason as, well, a baby, in his acclaimed comedy, The Wedding Banquet.
And, finally, there's Abby Elliott, who joined the cast of Saturday Night Live when Amy Poehler took leave, and has since been making a name for herself with her wicked impersonations of everyone from Christina Aguilera to Anne Hathaway to Katy Perry to Angelina Jolie.
All together now -- Abby, Who's Your Daddy?
That would be Chris Elliott, who, himself was an SNL player during the 1994-95 season, and whose daddy is Bob Elliott, one-half of the legendary comedy duo, Bob and Ray.
Talk about it being in the DNA! Happy Father's Day.

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