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Freida Pinto denies dating ‘Slumdog’ co-star; Seacrest is rude to Freida Pinto
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Published on 24 Feb. 2009 12:33 AM IST
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Freida Pinto has shot down rumors she is dating her “Slumdog Millionaire” co-star, Dev Patel. “No we are not,” Frieda said when Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell asked the beauty on the Oscar red carpet, where she was joined by some of her “Slumdog” co-stars. “We’re not dating, no.” “I thought she was going to say something else,” Dev added. “But of course, we’re not.” In fact, Freida said none of her “Slumdog” co-stars were interested in dating her. “Not interested, not interested,” she laughed, referring to her male co-stars, including Dev and Anil Kapoor, who stood by her side on the way into the show. While he denied dating Freida, Dev admitted to having a few celebrity crushes. Meanwhile, on the red carpet, Ryan Seacrest was talking about how excited he was to stand behind his appointed E!hedge on the Oscar red carpet, but the hedge was totally dwarfing Dame Seacrest. Isn’t there anybody at E! who can pull rank on Ryan and just tell him he has to sit out the red carpet stuff? He ruined it! (He always ruins it.) Three notes to E! producers: Seacrest doesn’t know how to do a red carpet interview. He always forgets to ask what designers the stars are wearing. He talks about himself and “American Idol” too much. Fire him. Soon. So Ryan, continuing his rude tour of the red carpets, decided to do an “in depth” interview with the kids from Slumdog. They are very, very young, and several of them didn’t speak English. So, of course, Ryan shoved his microphone in front of their faces and asked them questions like “What has this experience meant to you?” After the Slumdog kids came and went (with considerable grace, considering), Freida Pinto and Dev Patel came up. Freida was radiant in a gorgeous blue Galliano, but all Ryan wanted to talk about was if Freida and Dev were dating. He asked the question several different ways, and Freida and Dev tried to laugh it off politely, but Freida especially seemed annoyed. Ryan ended the interview by asking her how many men are calling her, and she shot back “You should call me, Ryan” and walked away. Very classy, Freida.

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