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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:38 PM
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Osama bin Laden's niece to star in reality TV show

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Osama bin Laden's niece to star in reality TV show


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden's niece, an aspiring singer who posed for a sexy photo shoot in a men's magazine last year, has signed up for a reality television show about her life and her as yet unfulfilled "quest for stardom."

Wafah Dufour Bin Ladin, whose mother was married to the al Qaeda leader's half brother, was born in California but lived in Saudi Arabia from the age of three to 10.

"I understand that when people hear my last name, they have preconceived notions, but I was born an American and I love my country," Dufour said in a statement from ReganMedia announcing the deal to develop a reality TV series.

Dufour has dropped the "Bin Ladin" -- a different spelling of the Arabic name from that used by Osama bin Laden -- and now goes by the name Wafah Dufour.


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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:40 PM
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1. Damn!
Osama's niece is HOT.

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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:47 PM
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4. not really
she needs to put on like, 20 lbs or so
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phrenzy Donating Member (941 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:52 PM
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6. Got something against thin people?
She's hot at her current weight.
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:37 PM
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10. not really
but she's too skinny for my tastes. Some men might like their women to be shaped like 15-year-old boys, but I prefer curves.
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powwowdancer Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:10 PM
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11. shoot yeah!
S'like wallowin' 'round on a sack full of coathangers! <joke> Thin is one thing... no problem. Means you're in good shape. Chances are you'll live longer and healthier. Lookin' like an eating disorder victim who's fresh off a month-long heroin jag is a whole 'nother animal entirely. Big men, back me up... I'm 6'5", 208 pounds, and I'm here to tell ya that poor woman'd snap in a high wind. Lovin' from a big man (or a stout little man) would kill 'er! Plus, all seriousness aside, with big feet like that, being "density challenged" is the least of her aesthetic worries. I know, I know, my humor is crude; I apologize. These kinds of cruel value-judgements based on appearance are lamentably what happens to women who put themselves forth as sex objects; they are cruelly adjudicated as such by testosterone-besotted men. When I first saw the pix from the "sexy" shoot, (at Yahoo "most emailed"), my first thought was, "She's using the notoriety of her onerous relative to get her foot in some strange doors. (Which begs the question, "why'd she choose that particular set of objectifying doors in the first place?") You know right away the harsh criteria by which she's going to be judged and cruelly compared. It submits her to the kind of malodorous scrutiny that women who pursue objectification-based careers must sadly endure. If she'd pursued, say, a professorship at Harvard, her looks wouldn't matter to the slobbering masses who ogle "sexy shoots" in magazines. (Or Yahoo... shame upon me. Morbid curiosity got my goat). BUT, the good news is that uncle osama is bound to be positively apoplectic at his niece barin' her goodies for infidel eyes. I reckon every cloud has it's silver lining. My being ugly gives me a delightfully unique and often disturbingly un-cluttered view of what bein' purty really counts for in this world. But, personal aesthetics are just that... personal. One man's bean pole is another man's venus. It's like arguing over your favorite color.

:dem:
powwowdancer out
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:19 PM
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8. Well then take her to some fattening American restaurants...
and THEN go at it ;)
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:26 PM
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:37 PM
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17. "Ruebens" aficionado ?

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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:15 PM
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7. No kidding
Now excuse me while I pick my tongue back off the floor ;)
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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:15 PM
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12. Pretty eyes...
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:04 PM
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19. you can see the family resemblance
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skypilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:40 PM
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2. Dufour???
A little too close phonetically to Darfur. Try again.
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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:25 PM
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14. That's her mother's maiden name. n/t
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skypilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:30 PM
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16. Oh.
Sorry. It was a bad joke anyway.
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Rich Hunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:44 PM
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3. oh, she's already on one

I'm sure whatever you've heard about her is TRUE.

Believe everything you hear, it's the American Way.
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nomo Donating Member (84 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:50 PM
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5. Move over, American Idol!
There's a new show in town!
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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:22 PM
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13. Here's her website...
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Danieljay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:26 PM
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15. Osama is probably rolling over in his grave... oh, he's still alive
never mind.
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Chomskyite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:01 PM
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18. Maybe this is how we smoke him out
Ogle his niece, get him good and pissed, then when he takes a potshot at Judith Regan (which I'd like to see), we drop the net.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:30 PM
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20. Hands up who DIDN'T see this coming
When she did that GQ spread back in December, I said she was trying to become the next Paris Hilton!

By the way, did anyone check out Lil' Kim's reality show last night? For the next six week, it will cover the two weeks prior to her beginning to service her sentence for perjury and conspiracy.

:eyes:
rocknation
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