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Pamela Anderson as the Virgin Mary? Only in Canada

by Denette Wilford, posted Nov 14th 2011 3:25PM
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Think of actresses who can convincingly play the Virgin Mary. Got it? OK, who made the cut? Emma Watson? Chloe Moretz? Dakota Fanning? Mary was supposed to be about 14 years old when Jesus was born; otherwise, if she were older, names like Meryl Streep and Kate Winslet may have popped up.

But how about Pamela Anderson? Yep, that Pamela Anderson. Well, it's happening in Canada, and for a Christmas special, no less.

The former 'Baywatch' star will trade in her iconic red one-piece for a loose-fitting glorified robe as she takes on the role of Virgin Mary in a wacky retelling of the Nativity story, part of 'A Russell Peters Christmas.'

According to Canadian network CTV, Peters has put his own irreverent twist on the holiday special (hence, the casting of Anderson, with some stand-up offerings and lingerie models thrown into the mix), and the variety show will be unlike anything viewers have seen before.

Anderson -- who's probably more known for running in slow motion on a beach, married to and making a sex tape with ex-husband Tommy Lee, posing for 'Playboy' for three decades -- will be seen holding baby Jesus with Joseph (played by Peters) by her side. Oh, Canada.

The Canadian actress headlines the holiday special, along with troublemaker of the day, Michael Bublé, Jon Lovitz ('Saturday Night Live'), Scott Thompson ('The Kids in the Hall'), Faizon Love ('Couples Retreat') and Ted Lange ('The Love Boat'), which airs on Dec. 1 on CTV and specialty channel The Comedy Network.

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Salazar

In this day and age, only the dumb, brainwashed, uneducated, poor, slightly mentally challeneged, racist take religion seriously.
So to all those that have declared this an insult, which one are you?

November 14 2011 at 9:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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dinabow

Which one am I ? By the Grace of God ....... I am His ! You don't bother me ...... I know someone far greater than you. You will wish you had known Him too. Maybe sooner than u think. i will pray for you.

November 14 2011 at 10:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gisele32

I take the Comedy show to have Pamela Anderson cast as Mary as an INSULT !...........Just goes to show how low they will go........

November 14 2011 at 8:49 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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dinabow

Reading the comments on here show you just how low things are getting. This world has gone crazy and people aren't affected at all. In fact, they laugh about t it ! It's amazing where we are - and sad!

November 14 2011 at 9:34 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Salazar

both of you just please die soon!
thank you in advance.

November 14 2011 at 10:00 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Michael

So my idea to use blow up dolls for my creche is out? Heck, once you put clothes on them, they look like they're singing.
On the other hand, all you "good Christians" out there maybe ought to look in Psalms and see if you can find a verse that says something like "Great peace have they which love thy law and nothing shall offend them".
Then maybe you can find it within yourselves to forgive whoever it is that is offending you on whatever level.

November 14 2011 at 8:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gymbo bogymm

THey can play now. And they will pay later. I am a Christian...It does't bother me. its porn gal and sad comics mocking Christ and His birth. Let me ask you..did you respect these people before they did this? Of course not.

November 14 2011 at 8:07 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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Michael

Yeah! God'll get 'em for this!! You just wait and see. Oh, while we're at it, if this story didn't bother you, then why did you even feel the need to post a remark?

November 14 2011 at 8:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Buckingham's

And who is going to play the part of the devil? Billy Graham?

November 14 2011 at 8:04 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
cspyouravonorder

What another slap in the face for Christians. Do this disgrace to any other religion it would be a uproar and protest an ugly outrage. Only to Christians can this be done and get away with it. Sad. Virgin Mary wasn't a ***** in real life, Pamela Anderson Lee (or what ever she calls herself) shouldn't be the one to portray the Virgin Mary

November 14 2011 at 7:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Michael

Another slap in the face? Hmmm..... has it occured to you to turn the other cheek?

November 14 2011 at 8:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
abbbrenda

THERE IS A TIME AND PLACE FOR ALL THINGS IN LIFE AND PAMALA ANDERSON PLAYING THE BLESSED MOTHER IS JUST WRONG ON TOO MANY LEVELS. AS A CANADIAN, CATHOLIC I AM TRUELY DISSAPPOINTED IN IN THIS CHOICE.

November 14 2011 at 7:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Michael

So you feel qualified to cast stones?

November 14 2011 at 8:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mostberg

About all I can think to say about this is: It will make Muslims happy. They would never have the courage to do the same kind of "whacky retelling" of the Islam story. That is what makes this kind of production guttless and outright cowardly and hypocritical.

November 14 2011 at 7:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
leftylori

Just another mockery of Christianity. Try doing this to the Muslim religion and they would put a hit out on you.

November 14 2011 at 7:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
fedup

Perhaps they can get Larry Flynt to play Joseph and Obama as Jesus as he already is the anti christ.

November 14 2011 at 7:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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