Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Salman and Padma

It was about a month ago that Padma Lakshmi, the supermodel-turned wife of Salman Rushdie was canned by Guy Trebay in the NYT regarding her posturing during New York fashion week, and it was a bit over a week ago when the New York Metro revealed that Rushdie defended his wife's honor by threatening Trebay by saying “If you ever write mean things about my wife again, I’ll come after you with a baseball bat.” As if these two can't get enough ink in the New York papers, Rush and Molloy are reporting in the New York Post that Rushdie will be writing his wife a screenplay.
Rushdie told Webster Hall's Baird Jones: "I am working on a script for Padma to direct. It starts as a comedy, then becomes tragedy and finally ends in horrendous violence."

This wouldn't be that unusual, but the thing is, Padma can't really act (Have you seen the Mariah Carey bomb Glitter or Kaizad Gustad's Boom?). What makes him, or anyone, think she can direct?


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