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Sienna Miller apologizes to Pittsburgh
Yahoo News ^ | 10/06/2006 | Associated Press

Posted on 10/06/2006 2:58:32 PM PDT by maineman

PITTSBURGH - Sienna Miller, who disparaged Pittsburgh in a magazine interview, apologized on Friday, saying her remarks were taken out of context and that she found the city and residents gracious.

The 24-year-old British actress, in town shooting the screen adaptation of Michael Chabon's novel "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh," called the city a name that sounds like Pittsburgh, but contains an expletive. Her comments appear in the latest edition of Rolling Stone, which hit newsstands Friday.

Miller, who starred in "Layer Cake," "Casanova" and the remake of "Alfie," told Rolling Stone, "Can you believe this is my life? Will you pity me when you're back in your funky New York apartment and I'm still in Pittsburgh? I need to get more glamorous films and stop with my indie year."

Her remarks touched a nerve here, where residents are fiercely loyal to their hometown. Miller's comments appeared in the city's two major daily newspapers and a television news anchor offered to take Miller around town to show her the sights.

"I think obviously we have a great town, and I disagree with her comments," Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said, adding she should see the town.

"I'm sure in her short experience here she hasn't had the opportunity to do that," he said. "If she would have, I think she would have found that Pittsburgh is a great place to live."

On Friday, Miller apologized in a statement issued by her publicist, saying she was referring to the fact that the production was shooting mostly at night and she had not had a chance to fully explore the city.

"What I have seen of it is beautiful. I came once before to visit The Andy Warhol Museum whilst researching a film and found both the city and its inhabitants warm and gracious," she said.

She said her father, who is from Meadville, about 85 miles north of Pittsburgh, planned to show her around the city this weekend.

Forbes magazine routinely lists Pittsburgh as one of the worst cities for singles. But Pittsburgh's residents do not take kindly to disparaging remarks about their town and often react angrily.

In 2003, the nationally syndicated cartoon "Get Fuzzy" lampooned Pittsburgh as a tourist destination; Bucky Katt asks a travel agent if she has "any packaged trips based primarily on smell" and she gives him information on Pittsburgh. The strip's creator, Darby Conley, said he received 300 to 400 e-mails, including death threats and hate mail.

Earlier this year, Pittsburghers didn't take kindly when Rocky Mountain News columnist Bill Johnson called the city "butt-ugly" in the run-up to the Super Bowl, which the Steelers won.


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Bucky Katt asks a travel agent if she has "any packaged trips based primarily on smell" and she gives him information on Pittsburgh

Having been to Pittsburgh, I found this funny as hell.

1 posted on 10/06/2006 2:58:33 PM PDT by maineman
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To: maineman

I guess she won't be buying two pickets to T...oh, wait.


2 posted on 10/06/2006 3:00:22 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: maineman

..."The Mysteries of Shittsburgh,"...

???

No mystery to me. Ever been downwind of that river at low tide? Detritius on the shore? Yuk.


3 posted on 10/06/2006 3:02:51 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage; try it!)
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To: maineman

Beat 'em, Bucs.


4 posted on 10/06/2006 3:06:16 PM PDT by drubyfive
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To: maineman
saying her remarks were taken out of context

A$$holes need a new excuse, that one is worn out.

5 posted on 10/06/2006 3:08:31 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I met Bill Clinton once but he didnít really talk ó he was hitting on my wife)
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To: maineman
in town shooting the screen adaptation of Michael Chabon's novel "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh,"

Interesting that the article doesn't mention what the novel is about--"gay youth coming of age in Pittsburgh." Sounds like a must-miss film.
6 posted on 10/06/2006 3:11:40 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: drubyfive

Bucs are busy Beatin' 'emselves.

I miss the early 90s when they were winners (SHUT UP YOU BRAVES FANS :) :) )!!!


7 posted on 10/06/2006 3:12:23 PM PDT by edh
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To: maineman; martin_fierro
Sienna Miller apologizes to Pittsburgh

Now it's Mama T's turn.

8 posted on 10/06/2006 3:12:40 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (In Heinz site.)
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To: maineman

No pics???


9 posted on 10/06/2006 3:13:38 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Charles Henrickson; martin_fierro; TheBigB

someone whose father is from MEADVILLE is ragging on pittsburgh? that's pretty funny right there!


10 posted on 10/06/2006 3:14:55 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Tallguy
No pics???

Here's one:


11 posted on 10/06/2006 3:16:00 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Charles Henrickson

Not quite what I had in mind, but I'll take it.


12 posted on 10/06/2006 3:17:02 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: maineman

"Having been to Pittsburgh, I found this funny as hell."

Try living here. The population is still bleeding out of town. Taxes are through the roof. Ass backwards politicians.

The smell comment is 100% dead on. Seeing that the South Side, while nice, is a public urination zone after 2AM on the weekends, I find the smell comment hilarious.

Someday I have to believe this area will turn the corner. It is too damn beautiful around here and the people in this city are fantastic. We simply need a change in leadership that's only going to come after everyone leaves.


13 posted on 10/06/2006 3:17:05 PM PDT by edh
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To: Tallguy

14 posted on 10/06/2006 3:20:17 PM PDT by maineman
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To: maineman

15 posted on 10/06/2006 3:23:22 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: razorback-bert
Apparently, she was type-cast in that short-lived Keen Eddie show.
16 posted on 10/06/2006 3:26:44 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Tallguy
"No pics???"


17 posted on 10/06/2006 3:26:46 PM PDT by Panerai
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To: edh

I remember when Pittsburgh was Rand McNally's pick as the No. 1 city in the country to live back in the mid-80's. I forget who was mayor back then.


18 posted on 10/06/2006 3:27:38 PM PDT by 3catsanadog (When anything goes, everything does.)
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To: maineman
As a Pennsylvanian, I apologize for Pittsburgh.

Just kidding, never been there, it can't smell worse than some towns east of the Delaware River.

19 posted on 10/06/2006 3:36:57 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: edh

We'll always have 1960--they broke all the records and we won the game. Which reminds me, Roberto Clemente is The Great One, not some guy on talk radio.


20 posted on 10/06/2006 3:38:14 PM PDT by drubyfive
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To: Panerai
That pic looks real close to child porn. How old is that kid?
21 posted on 10/06/2006 3:38:43 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: maineman
I think I speak for many of my fellow native Pittsburghers when I say, 'no apology is necessary, Sienna. We couldn't care less what you say or do'. I thought the Brits had more class than this.
22 posted on 10/06/2006 3:39:20 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: BallyBill

23 posted on 10/06/2006 3:41:24 PM PDT by maineman
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To: edh

I do live here. Anyone ever wonder why there are Pittsburgh Steeler fans everywhere in the USA,,,that is bacuse there is no real jobs here and the Local Gov caters to the blue hairs and Union workers{who, by the way, killed the steel mills}
When you have a town that is know as steel city, but there isnt a wokring steel mill here, what do you expect.
But, It is a friendly town.


24 posted on 10/06/2006 3:57:20 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( When are we going to draw a line a say"this far and no farther")
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To: BallyBill

I thought she was 24 or so...


25 posted on 10/06/2006 4:15:41 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Islam delenda est)
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To: xsmommy

My stepfather is also from Meadville! lol


26 posted on 10/06/2006 4:18:07 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Irrelevant or not, I love college football!)
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To: maineman
Having been to Pittsburgh, I found this funny as hell.

Having seen you depart, Pittsburgh is very relieved.

27 posted on 10/06/2006 4:22:42 PM PDT by Petronski (Living His life abundantly.)
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To: thoughtomator

My investigation requires the viewing of many more photos of the subject to determine if it's child porn or not.


28 posted on 10/06/2006 4:24:26 PM PDT by cydcharisse
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To: Charles Henrickson

Nice photo. Did they find the film when they found the body?


29 posted on 10/06/2006 4:28:10 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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30 posted on 10/06/2006 4:30:04 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: cydcharisse

Enjoy. She is 24, as I thought.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1092227/


31 posted on 10/06/2006 4:33:17 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Islam delenda est)
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To: Panerai

Good Lord. What is she, like, 16?

They sure grow up fast these days. too fast, in my opinion. She's a cute kid.

That's KID, as in some Daddy's daughter.


32 posted on 10/06/2006 4:34:19 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Panerai

Goodness....too much Foley talk this week for ya. She is 24!!!! Stop acting guilty or perverted. I am not sure which.


33 posted on 10/06/2006 4:37:02 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: martin_fierro
I have a friend who owns her own hair salon; as a joke she used to put up a 'We do mullets!' message on her sign. Everytime I see your goth de promenade I think I gotta get her to up again and take a photo. N'at.

Not that a real 'Burgh girl even cares what Sienna Miller sez, but Sienna was the one that Jude Law cheated with their kids' nanny on. So I consider dem both jagoffs.

34 posted on 10/06/2006 4:43:13 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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Pittsburghers didn't take kindly when Rocky Mountain News columnist Bill Johnson called the city "butt-ugly"

Yeah, like the Front Range is any better.

35 posted on 10/06/2006 4:45:08 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Would you like to join the OFFICIAL Oakland Raiders ping list? Sure you would, send me freepmail.)
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To: xsmommy
Brit Twit Rips Pitt.

36 posted on 10/06/2006 4:54:34 PM PDT by Beowulf
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To: martin_fierro
Miller, who starred in "Layer Cake," "Casanova" and the remake of "Alfie,"...

Well, I'm certainly glad she apologized, I mean I didn't know how I was going to go on if I thought someone with a resume like THAT didn't care for our little Hamlet...

37 posted on 10/06/2006 5:29:56 PM PDT by infidel29 ("How can something so morally WRONG be considered a 'civil RIGHT'?")
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To: martin_fierro
Sienna, worry about Jude Law and how to keep him from beddin' the teenage nanny...........bwahaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!

British actress??????...with a dad from Meadville??????

38 posted on 10/06/2006 5:56:38 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Madeline Albright ZaPeezda, no doubt about it!)
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To: Panerai

Bingo!


39 posted on 10/06/2006 6:33:23 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: martin_fierro
I can say with no reservation that Pittsburgh is the most beautiful city I have seen anywhere in the USA, and I've been from one coast to the other many times.

Brendan Gill, architecture writer for The New Yorker said in 1990: "The three most beautiful cities in the world are Paris; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Pittsburgh. If Pittsburgh were situated somewhere in the heart of Europe, tourists would eagerly journey hundreds of miles out of their way to visit it."

I challenge anyone to take a long and careful review of these photographs and then tell me that Pittsburgh isn't an incredibly beautiful place.
 

Pittsburgh: one of America's great urban treasures

Pieces of Pittsburgh

The Duquesne Incline

University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning

30 reasons why I love Pittsburgh

Lightning Over Pittsburgh

 

 

40 posted on 10/06/2006 6:42:11 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Muslims - The "flesh eating bacteria" version of humans.)
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To: martin_fierro

41 posted on 10/06/2006 6:50:58 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Muslims - The "flesh eating bacteria" version of humans.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

honestly, i had never heard of her!


42 posted on 10/06/2006 6:55:47 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: edh

Other than the Southside "public urination zone", I really don't think Pittsburgh has been all that smelly since the 1970's. I remember, as a child, riding past the J&L steel mill next to the parkway and having a contest with my brother to see who can hold their breath the longest. If you want smelly, try Cleveland!


43 posted on 10/06/2006 7:25:34 PM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: 3catsanadog

That mayor was Richard Caliguri...I probably mangled the spelling.


44 posted on 10/06/2006 7:37:44 PM PDT by edh
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To: xsmommy
Well, I have never scene her, ahem, work...but for some reason I knew about her, Jude Law and their teenaged nanny.

PaMomhangsherhead...and admits she visits trashy, Hollywood gossip sites.

45 posted on 10/06/2006 10:16:14 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: MarineBrat
I can say with no reservation that Pittsburgh is the most beautiful city I have seen anywhere in the USA, and I've been from one coast to the other many times. Brendan Gill, architecture writer for The New Yorker said in 1990: "The three most beautiful cities in the world are Paris; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Pittsburgh.

Are you kidding me?

46 posted on 10/07/2006 4:49:45 AM PDT by maineman
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To: maineman

I thought Easton and Scranton were the most beautiful cities in PA.
Sarcasm off>


47 posted on 10/07/2006 6:35:20 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (The United States failure to act against Iran will be seen as weakness throughout the Muslim world.)
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To: DogBarkTree

Scranton is sweet!

48 posted on 10/07/2006 8:02:40 AM PDT by maineman
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To: maineman

Wow....a photo of any decent sized city during the first part of the century. Nice!


49 posted on 10/07/2006 9:04:37 AM PDT by mcg2000 (New Orleans: The city that declared Jihad on The Red Cross.)
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To: maineman

>>Are you kidding me?

No I'm not. Are you kidding me? Have you stood on Mt. Washington and looked over Pittsburgh?


50 posted on 10/07/2006 10:21:26 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Muslims - The "flesh eating bacteria" version of humans.)
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