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Indian director hopes to cast Paris Hilton as Mother Teresa (Really... not a joke!)
Yahoo News ^ | 4/5/6 | Mikey_1962

Posted on 04/05/2006 8:17:29 AM PDT by Mikey_1962

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India (AFP) - An Indian movie director said he hopes to persuade Paris Hilton to play the role of Nobel laureate and prospective Catholic Saint, Mother Teresa, in an upcoming film.

"Her features resemble Mother Teresa," director T. Rajeevnath told AFP from the southwestern coastal state of Kerala.

The filmmaker said Hilton is on his shortlist after a computer-generated image showed a close facial match between the hotel heiress and the Albanian-born nun.

Mother Teresa, who died in 1997, worked among the poor in the teeming slums of Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, with the Missionaries of Charity. She was beatified by Pope John Paul in 2003, a significant step on the road to sainthood in the Catholic church.

"A meeting with Paris Hilton is scheduled for the end of April," Rajeevnath said.

The 54-year-old director is well-known in India for his Malayalam-language films, including "Janani" (Mother) -- the story of seven nuns who care for an abandoned baby, which won a national award.

Hilton's prior movie experience includes appearing in a home-made sex video made by a former boyfriend that appeared on the Internet, and parts in several Hollywood B-films.

The blond socialite, who is often the focus of US celebrity gossip columns, also starred in the US reality television show "The Simple Life".

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: director; hilton; india; motherteresa; paris; parishilton; teresa; threadnumberfive
This make casting Edward G. Robinson as the slave driver in The Ten Commandments look like a reasonable choice.
1 posted on 04/05/2006 8:17:32 AM PDT by Mikey_1962
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To: Mikey_1962

Well, she is as skinny as Mother Teresa.. that's about it..


2 posted on 04/05/2006 8:20:33 AM PDT by mnehring (http://abaraxas.blogspot.com)
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To: Mikey_1962
"Her features resemble Mother Teresa," director T. Rajeevnath told AFP . . .

Oh yeah. I mean, come on, can't you see the similarities??


3 posted on 04/05/2006 8:20:40 AM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: Mikey_1962
Hilton's prior movie experience includes appearing in a home-made sex video made by a former boyfriend that appeared on the Internet, and parts in several Hollywood B-films.

I can't believe they said that!

4 posted on 04/05/2006 8:20:48 AM PDT by ahayes
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To: Mikey_1962

Posted here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1609440/posts

five hours ago.


5 posted on 04/05/2006 8:21:57 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: mnehrling

And has a better skin-care regimen.


6 posted on 04/05/2006 8:22:11 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: Mikey_1962

I see a lot of "missionary" jokes coming.


7 posted on 04/05/2006 8:22:21 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Mikey_1962

I'm sure mother Theresa would be thrilled at the choice of a talentless socialite best known for her personal porno circulating on the Internet to play her.


8 posted on 04/05/2006 8:22:21 AM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Mikey_1962

I can see her walking around the ghettos in designer dresses and high-heels with her little dog and performing "whore-offs" to help feed the poor.


9 posted on 04/05/2006 8:24:50 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: TexasRedeye

I think this has been posted here at least 12 times over the last month.


10 posted on 04/05/2006 8:25:03 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: Mikey_1962

Oh! Calcutta!


11 posted on 04/05/2006 8:25:50 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Mikey_1962
The 54-year-old director is well-known in India for his Malayalam-language films, including "Janani" (Mother) -- the story of seven nuns who care for an abandoned baby, which won a national award.

http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/movie.html?v_id=179496

Janani

1998-India

PLOT DESCRIPTION

Janani is a melodrama in Malayalam, the language spoken in the State of Kerala in India. A baby boy is abandoned on the steps of a remote chapel on Christmas Eve and discovered by the nuns who inhabit the old-age home nearby. The presence of a young life brings new energy to the nuns, but they are hardly equipped or experienced to take care of an infant. All turns out well when a wealthy but childless couple from the U.S. arrives with the intention of adopting the baby. The script is rather contrived but the cinematography of Suresh P. Nair is noteworthy in bringing out the tranquility of the lush vegetation of the mountainous regions of Southern India. The film was screened at the 4th International Film Festival of Kerala, 1999.

12 posted on 04/05/2006 8:28:55 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: Mikey_1962

Then he should cast Barbara Streisand to portray Laura Bush.


13 posted on 04/05/2006 8:31:03 AM PDT by KittyKares
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To: Mikey_1962
Imagine the first time Paris has to touch and Untouchable. "Icky! Can I have a stunt double for this?"
14 posted on 04/05/2006 8:35:08 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (If you have a leaking pipe, you shut off the water valve before deciding on amnesty for the puddles.)
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To: TexasRedeye
Miss Drescher, brush up on the four hour rule.
15 posted on 04/05/2006 8:36:30 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Mikey_1962

The pig is the total complete opposite of Mother Theresa.


16 posted on 04/05/2006 8:37:49 AM PDT by BooksForTheRight.com (what have you done today to fight terrorism/leftism (same thing!))
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To: Mikey_1962
"A meeting with Paris Hilton is scheduled for the end of April," Rajeevnath said.

And that's what this is all about, of course. A chance for this guy to meet professional celebrity Paris Hilton.
17 posted on 04/05/2006 8:39:39 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Yo-Yo

Paris does Calcutta!


18 posted on 04/05/2006 8:40:18 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Mikey_1962
"A meeting with Paris Hilton is scheduled for the end of April," Rajeevnath said.

No, it isn't.

The director is a smart guy who knew he could generate instantaneous "buzz" about his project by making the absurd suggestion that Paris Hilton would get the role.

It's worked wonderfully.

19 posted on 04/05/2006 8:41:39 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: BooksForTheRight.com
Jetting around the world while pretnding to live The Simple Life
20 posted on 04/05/2006 8:44:00 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Conscience: the inner voice which warns us that someone may be watching. - H L Mencken)
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To: Mikey_1962

Actually, a role like this might make a huge difference in Paris's life. I hope she gets it.


21 posted on 04/05/2006 8:45:12 AM PDT by Antoninus (I don't vote for liberals regardless of their party affiliation.)
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To: Mikey_1962

Well, they are both of European ancestry, and they are both female. So they have a lot in common.


22 posted on 04/05/2006 9:03:16 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

23 posted on 04/05/2006 9:10:26 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Mikey_1962
What a joke! It reminds me of a hilarious skit Catherine O'Hara did on the comedy show, SCTV. She played the character of "Lola Hetherton", a ditsy, self-important, "blond bombshell" entertainer who goes to India to interview Mother Teresa. Lola dresses up in Indian clothing (along with a fully plastered make-up job and coiffed platinum blond hairdo)and tries to act as if she is altruistic like Mother Teresa. Her questions to Teresa show that she is clueless. From what I have seen and read about Paris Hilton, I have no doubt that she is just as clueless!
24 posted on 04/05/2006 9:14:41 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Mikey_1962

"No no, Ms. Hilton - when we said to get on your knees, we meant to pray!!"


25 posted on 04/05/2006 9:17:57 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Someday we'll look back on all this and plow into a parked car)
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To: Mikey_1962

if hollywood wants to do the movie, its their choice ... if you don't agree with it.. dont watch it... once again this is America.


26 posted on 04/05/2006 9:34:12 AM PDT by Element187
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To: TexasRedeye

Yes, but the earlier post lacked pictures - which are worth a thousand words.


27 posted on 04/05/2006 9:50:32 AM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

Yeah . . . . I see the resemblance . . . . er, they both have the same birthday, don't they?


28 posted on 04/05/2006 10:11:18 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I think this has been posted here at least 12 times over the last month.

And, your point is!!?? The picture of Paris, even if she is dumb as a bucket of hair, is worth it!!
29 posted on 04/05/2006 10:13:00 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Mikey_1962

how about Madonna as the blessed Madonna?

makes about as much sense.


30 posted on 04/05/2006 10:17:17 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Mikey_1962

I think I'll wait for the Lester Maddox
Story starring Jesse Jackson.


31 posted on 04/05/2006 10:20:51 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: Mikey_1962

Lightning may strike the set on a clear day...


32 posted on 04/05/2006 12:11:57 PM PDT by Sender (As water has no constant form, there are in war no constant conditions. Be without form. -Sun Tzu)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping!


33 posted on 04/05/2006 2:30:39 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hitler and Stalin have nothing on Abortion)
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To: mnehrling

Here's an early picture of Mother Teresa:

http://www.ewtn.com/motherteresa/young.jpg

I do think she and Hilton have similarly promiment noses.


34 posted on 04/05/2006 2:38:37 PM PDT by Burkean
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To: Ultra Sonic 007; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; ...
Someone's mixing up "saint" and "skank."


35 posted on 04/05/2006 9:42:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (When Al Franken had his bris, they threw away the baby and saved the foreskin.)
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