FINALLY: Suri Cruise debuts on CBS Evening News (and in Vanity Fair)

Those watching Katie Couric‘s debut on the CBS Evening News tonight also got to see another debutthe Vanity Fair cover featuring Suri Cruise, 4 1/2 months! The magazine will be available for purchase Wednesday in New York and Los Angeles, and nationally on September 12th. The issue includes a 22 page family portfolio, with the tagline a play on the term "Yessiree," or the song "Yes Sir She’s/That’s My Baby," reading, "Yes Suri, She’s Our Baby!" Larry King Live will be showing all 22 pages on his show tomorrow evening, for those interested.

The photos were shot in Telluride, CO, on July 27th, when Suri was almost 3 1/2 months old, and printed in Kentucky last week, as we exclusively reported. Excerpts from the article include:

– Suri’s name was chosen from a baby-naming book – not made-up, as many believed.

-Katie thought she was expecting a girl, but apparently did not find out the sex ahead of time. She says, "I was craving pink the whole nine months." She loved being pregnant, saying, "I was overjoyed in being pregnant…and then had to withstand ridicule about my pregnancy when it was the most normal, non-controversial thing imaginable."

-The rumors about her family and the existence of the baby really bothered Katie: “It’s really frustrating the amount of shit that’s out there. And the stuff they say about Suri?! You shouldn’t say that about us, and you can’t say that about my child."

-The couple was just waiting for the right time to introduce the public to their daughter. In fact, Tom says, “We were always going to release a photo." “We weren’t trying to hide anything,” Katie adds.

-On the sonogram purchase controversy – it was really for their OB/GYN. Katie says, "[We were followed by the paparazzi, so the doctor made house calls]…The sonogram was for his use!"

-They chose Annie Leibovitz to take the photographs because, "Annie is the only professional photographer who ever shot Bella and Connor as children."

-Katie on being a first time mother: "The moment the doctor handed me Suri…I was just ready. The feeling is indescribable. All I can say is the moment I looked in her eyes I felt like … Mom. She’s a glorious girl. She’s the miracle of our life."

The parents can’t decide who the baby looks like. "She has Kate’s lips and eyes," Tom says of the baby. "I think she looks like Kate." Katie counters, "I think she has Tom’s eyes. I think she looks like Tom."

Source: People, Us Weekly, CBS ShowBuzz, and Vanity Fair

Watch the clip from the CBS Evening News.

Thanks to CBB readers Heather, Lori, Lissa, Amy, Susan, Bella, Corinne, Krista and Toni.

Thanks to Amy and Vanity Fair for screencap and cover shot.

Does Suri look how you expected, after all these months of curiosity?

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