Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Shilpa Shetty

Oh boy, as if we couldn't see this coming after Shilpa Shetty won Big Brother:

Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty, who won the British reality television show at the heart of a racist bullying row, looks set to meet Britain's Queen Elizabeth and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

"It's a huge honor. I am humbled," the Indian actress told the Daily Mirror in an interview published on Wednesday -- three days after her triumph on "Celebrity Big Brother".

The 31-year-old also revealed she planned to extend her stay in Britain and was on the lookout for love.

The Daily Mirror said Shetty had been invited to a reception to mark Commonwealth Day on March 12 where she would come face-to-face with the queen. She was also due to meet Blair and other ministers at the House of Commons, Britain's lower chamber of parliament, on February 7, the tabloid reported.

One way to revitalise a flagging career then. One small thought, if she's on the lookout for love, anyone got Andrew Neil's address?