Prediction: ‘The Hottie and the Nottie’ Will Receive One Oscar Nomination

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With a current Metacritic score of 7, Paris Hilton's The Hottie and the Nottie is already shaping up to be this year's Norbit, the movie most widely reviled by America's critics. Surely, Hottie already has the inside track on equaling Norbit's eight Razzie nominations. But could Hottie match Norbit's remarkable feat of scoring an Oscar nomination? We think so!

Norbit's nomination was in the category of Best Makeup, a field in which The Hottie and the Nottie also excels. After all, it turns out that the actress who plays Paris Hilton's "Nottie" best friend, Christine Lakin, is — gasp! — actually a hottie. But thanks to some padding, an awful unibrow, false teeth, and gross hair, Lakin has been transformed — just barely — into someone more repellent than Paris Hilton. Surely that's an achievement on par with makeup guru Rick Baker's transforming Eddie Murphy into a 300-pound woman and an elderly Chinese man. Are the 2009 Oscars ready for Paris Hilton?

The Hottie and the Nottie [Metacritic]
Christine Lakin [Official site]

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