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Who is the New Marilyn, Paris or Lindsay?

7/18/2006 7:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paris Hilton is obviously not short on confidence. But this week she took her self-love to a new level by comparing herself to the legendary Marilyn Monroe. "There's nobody in the world like me," she told the UK's Sunday Times. "I think every decade has an iconic blonde - like Marilyn Monroe or Princess Diana - and right now, I'm that icon."

But wait...we have another contender for "iconic" status. She's not blonde, but Paris' rival and fellow sometimes-pop-singer Lindsay Lohan says people have told her that she's the new Marilyn. "Marilyn's best friend came over at the event (at which she wore a Monroe-inspired dress) and said she'd been taken aback because she thought I looked so much like Marilyn. It was incredible."

We're usually not shy around here about taking sides, but I think I'll stay out of this one. There's only one way to settle this. Anyone have two short white dresses and a wind machine? Maybe there's a street grate we can use outside of Hyde? I'm sure our man Josh Levine wouldn't mind filming such a competition.

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RS    

Neither of them is the "new Marilyn." Although Lindsay is awfully talented as an actress, she's still young, still maturing, and cannot sing nearly as well as Norma Jean could. And yes, MM could definitely sing.

To be fair to both of them, though (and I *really* hate being fair to The Blonde Chick Who Always Looks the Same), with the proliferation of media outlets and the fragmentation of the market, it's going to be nearly impossible to build the kind of lasting fame that Marilyn had.

2932 days ago
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KP    

Puh-leez! Neither one of these girls is going to be remembered in 50+ years the way that Marilyn Monroe is! There HAVE BEEN lots of girls, there ARE lots of girls, and there WILL BE lots of girls. That they are popular right now, doesn't say anything about their longevity in the minds of the people long-term. Marilyn was unique, and there probably won't be another like her.

2932 days ago
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John    

Lindsay said that someone said she looked liked Marilyn, while Paris claimed to BE Marilyn.

2932 days ago
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Janet    

I am going to have to say neither one of them. No one will ever match the Marilyn Monroe status.

2932 days ago
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Colleen    

excuse my French......but neither of those fucking bitches is "the new Marilyn." Marilyn Monroe is one of a kind and can never AND WILL NEVER be replaced by anyone. i know that Paris and Lindsey aren't trying to replace MM, but just the thought that either of them could compare themselves to her is blasphemy.

i also hate how in her statement Paris mentioned Lady Di. How dare she! Paris is NOTHING like Lady Di. She's also nothing like MM.

In short, i agree with KP and Janet.

2932 days ago
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Jessica    

I'm sorry niether one of them have the charm or CLASS o be compared to Marilyn Monroe!

2932 days ago
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Trina    

Paris is trashy. Lindsay is more of a "regular girl", although she's quite talented. I'd say Linds.

2932 days ago
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Lulu    

Seriously.....hasn't it been 15 minutes yet? When will Paris' 15 minutes of fame be up? She has ZERO talent....like Zero...Nada.....nothing...can't sing....can't act...dresses like a tramp most of the time.....and isn't she just about as tired as the rest of the world of hearing that fake baby voice she uses? I mean....c'mon....start talking in your regular voice at least.

As far as Lindsey goes.....she was much better when she was trying to be an actress instead of being a "star". It's a shame she let herself get caught up in the "Hollywood" thing.

As to who is the next Marilyn Monroe, that's kind of a toss up in my opinion. The only reason most of us really remember her is because she supposedly had an affair with the President and died tragically at a young age. If either one of these girls live to a ripe old age of 40....nobody will know their name. Paris because she has no talent.....and unless Lindsay changes her focus, because she will be too busy trying to be a star instead of an actress.

2932 days ago
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lisa    

*8 HAS IT ON THE DOT. BUT IF YOU REALLY LOOK AT PARIS SHE HAS THIS WEIRD LOOK. NOT PRETTY BUT ODD LOOK (INBREAD?) MARILYN WAS PRETTY AND NOT FULL OF SHIT LIKE PARIS. LINDS WAS AN ADORABLE CHILD ACTOR BUT THE SLUT SIDE HAS TURNED HER INTO A SLUT....NOT A GREAT FILM STAR. THEY WILL BURN OUT FAST. BUT DOESN'T PARIS PAY THE TABLOIDS TO WRITE ABOUT HER? SHE REALLY IS A NOBODY.
AND DON'T EVEN GET ME GOING ON THE PRINCESS DI ISSUE. THAT CLASSLESS UGLY BITCH COULD NEVER HOLD A CANDLE TO PRINCESS DI. UGH.

2932 days ago
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Tracy    

I don't think anyone could be Mariyln Monroe but if Paris got some breast implants she could take over for Jenna Jamenson when she stops doing porn! lol

2932 days ago
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cassandra    

I don't know what drugs these 2 chicks been taking, but no one can come close to a legend like marylin monroe she was more of a woman than these two would ever be she had class and talent.. She was original..

2932 days ago
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cookie    

what exactly is paris hilton's talent other than she has a famous last name and a lot of time on her hands to do nothing else but make herself look really narcissitic???

2932 days ago
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Laura    

You have got to be kidding me!! Niether Paris nor Lindsay will ever become the next Marilyn, and for either of them to think they can take her place as an iconic fixture in entertainment. If anyone is anywhere near Marilyn, it would be Scarlett Johanssen.

2932 days ago
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Anne    

When somebody finally tells Paris Hilton,that she badly needs a nose job!Her long nose almost touching her lips.As far as Marilyn Monroe goes,it is well known,that she had several plastic surgery done.There is a book with the collection of her nude pictures.Her body was average looking,with a small C size sagging breast.She was overweight for current standards.The dresses were built in a special way for the movie stars in those years,more like an armor to create an illusion.In Hollywood many average looking actors were turned into stars by good advertisment.Very few of them really deserve to be appreciated !

2932 days ago
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Wilbur    

There will never be another Marilyn. But if we're comparing people to her looks, neither of these girls have them. Call me crazy, but if anyone could look like her, I would say Gwen Stefani could pull it off.

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