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Divine Brown:

Alive and Talking!

7/5/2007 1:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0705_hugh_divine_mugshot-1In "Who knew she was still alive?" news -- Divine Brown, the prostitute busted with Hugh Grant on Sunset Blvd. back in 1995, is telling her story (again) about the night that changed her life forever. Heyyyyyyyyy!

Brown, real name Estella Marie Thompson, is part of a British television special airing tonight on ITV. She tells the Daily Mail she made nearly $1.6 million doing publicity after her infamous arrest with the "Four Wedding and a Funeral" star, who was dating Elizabeth Hurley at the time. She says, "I love Hugh Grant. Hugh Grant put my kids through school, gave us a chance at the life we probably would've never reached." It's like "Pretty Woman" ... kinda.

Brown went on to pass along her best wishes to Hugh, saying, "If I can meet him and shake his hand, all I would like to say is: 'Thank you. I appreciate you, and if there is anything I can do in return I would love to be a friend.'"

Hugh probably feels that Divine has done enough already.

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Bird    

That was a lovely show of gratitude on the part of Ms. Thompson aka Brown. She has not stayed in the media all these years and its good to see that she did something positive with the money that resulted from her and Hugh's arrest. She could have turned it into something bigger a la Paris Hilton or Superhead. She sounds like a nice lady.

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Truth Teller    

I think what she did was smart. Think about it.....she could have spent her money on anything. She used the money to put her kids through college so that they could have a better life. She's really no dummy!

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Bird    

Oh well, so much for my last comment. I found the article TMZ got the quote from and it was actually Divine's pimp, Gangster Brown who made those statements that TMZ attributed to Divine. They were a couple at the time and he is the father of her children. They both benefitted from the bust.

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19.

Jeff Kay    

She just wants to shake his hand?????....Hmmmmm..... I wonder how much that costs?

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20.

Ida    

What does she mean she would like to "meet him"? I thought she already met him---in the bed.

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21.

Charlotte    

Are you sure Divine isn't Hugh in drag? Give Hugh some lip injections and a wig and you have Miss Divine Brown!

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22.

Robert    

I love his mug shot his face says "Bloody Hell"

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23.

rastaman44    

Good for you, Miss Brown.

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24.

Kristen    

okay, first of all, WHO - it happened in 1995. that wasn't 17 years ago!

also, it's nice that she seems respectful, but how do we know
what she really did with her money? everyone is so happy that she
used the money for a good cause, but how the heck do we know that?
because she said it put her children through school.. so what? we
don't have any truth behind that. and furthermore, prostitutes should
not be glorified for anything. she could have worked in fast food or
as a cashier. being a whore isn't the only job women have
available!i'd like to know if she's doing anything with her life now.
did that money pay for you to get a degree and actually do something
with your life?

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25.

Lola C    

#11 - E

Even al the men are whores, it's a matter of prize.

Would you not spread your buttocks for billion $$$ ?
Or how much would you do it for?

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26.

Caribbean Goddess    

#25, I have to correct you on your math. 1995-2007 is 12 years not 17.

2644 days ago
27.

Jamie Lynn    

She is so full of crap. That's why her dumb broke ass is back to being a whore!

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28.

PurpleRaindrops    

Why are you guys coming down so hard on her? He propositioned HER, not the other way around. You guys act like she showed up at his house or something. IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO, try not to forget that!

And, let's face it, Hugh Grant got more publicity from this little indiscretion than he has in his whole career.

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29.

nelly    

this happened 17 yrs ago who cares.. if she made 1.7mill from her tryst with hugh grants nasty ass good for her.. im glad she did something good with the money like putting her chlidren threw school.. elizabeth hurley was and still is ugly as hell... he wasnt satified with her bony ass so he went looking for a woman who could get the job done... o well.. he couldve stayed home nobody told him to drive around at 1.in the morning looking for some trim when he couldve just stayed home and continued to lay up with the in-house whore he was with... o well... this is old news..

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30.

just asking    

Driving Under the Influence of Fame

The famous—Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Nichole Richie, Mel Gibson, Ty Pennington, Vivica A. Fox, Tracy Morgan, Haley Joel Osment, Michelle Rodriguez, George Michael, Ray Liotta, Mike Tyson, rap artist Eve and players in the NFL, NBA and MLB—all have one thing in common: driving under the influence. And the public outcry over Hilton’s release and reincarceration only underscores the fact that—famous or not—the nation wants something to be done about it. Find out what MADD has to say and the simple solution that could put an end to drunk driving.

In the last year, a great number of celebrities and high-profile sports figures have been arrested for committing drunk driving offenses. Among them, Paris Hilton has gotten the most attention—and public outrage. And for good reason.

Hilton has not taken responsibility for the fact she drank before getting behind the wheel, drove on a suspended drivers’ license and then appealed to the governor for leniency in her sentence for that offense. MADD believes she should accept full responsibility for her actions, especially since a vast young audience is watching her every move.

MADD also believes that Hilton should have an alcohol ignition interlock installed on her car so that she cannot drive drunk again. In fact, through our Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, we are advocating for an ignition interlock to be placed on every car for all convicted drunk drivers.

The reason why people continue to drive drunk is because they can. And Hilton is a good example. She, like many others who have had their license suspended, continue to drive. Ignition interlocks would put an end to this as an interlock device prevents the car from being started if a measurable amount of alcohol is in the driver’s system. Courts across the country are too lenient on those who drive on suspended licenses due to drunk driving. In addition to jail time, fines and other sanctions, MADD would like to see at least a one-year interlock provision for those who drive on suspended licenses.

Armed with new data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which shows that drunk driving fatalities are higher than they have been in 15 years, MADD’s National Board met with Congressional leaders in June to ask them for an increased focus on drunk driving across the nation and to support MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving. In addition to ignition interlocks on all convicted drunk driver vehicles, the Campaign also calls for the exploration of new technologies to prevent a vehicle from being driven by someone who is drunk as well as increased enforcement and public support.

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