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Height-Challenged Hayden Challenged on Her Height

10/18/2007 3:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Heroes" hottie Hayden Panettiere was at the Chateau Marmont last night, when our photog decided to greet her with the line, "What's going on, shorty?" How dare he?!


Hayden laughed it off, but being that she literally is short, she countered with, "Did you just call me shorty? You don't have to rub it in."

If Hayden were up on her urban slang, she'd know he just meant it as "an affectionate term for a girlfriend or attractive female" -- and there's nothing wrong with that, shorty!

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16.

Only swim in the Ocean    

This proves her Mom had sex 19 years ago with a guy

Regards

2472 days ago
17.

Merry Christmas    

#14 - horty? Isn't that what wh0res drink?

2472 days ago
18.

someone    

17. This proves her Mom had sex 19 years ago with a guy

Regards

Posted at 3:02PM on Oct 18th 2007 by Jimbo

What about artificial insemination?????

2472 days ago
19.

Stan    

Hayden is cool because this means she doesn't listen to Hip Hop music. There is still hope for america !

2472 days ago
20.

Merry Christmas    

Da plane Mr. Rourke, da plane.

2472 days ago
21.

Shelly    

She hasn't really been linked to any guys now has she? So, I guess she's not a shorty right now. Good luck, Hayden! You looked good in FHM!
http://www.newstoob.com/2007/10/16/hayden-panettiere-fhm-photos/

2472 days ago
22.

no pervs allowed    

BREAKING NEWS: Another TMZ photg-stalker from grandma's basement foiled by cheesey pickup line while trying pick up on wanna-be "actress" Hayden Pathetic. After calling her Shorty, tgrandma slapped the 30-something year old perv and told him to get back to his room. Still TMZ has made it their mission to find these men real dates with better looking and older girls after hearing that NBC to Catch a Predator is looking to do some real investigative reporting on the shallow pick-up lines and tactics of putting up countdown clocks for underage girls. Next stop for the photg was a Hanna Montanna concert to scout out even younger girls who like the "Hey Shorty" pickup line.

This just in, the TMZ stalker found a date at the Montanna concert. the girls age is unknown, but is an aspiring Mousekateer and is a tween.

Story developing...

2472 days ago
23.

JOE    

man she is such a cutie and very freindly and aproachable.i like her very sweet beautiful girl

2472 days ago
24.

Carole    

Damn, not only is she young and hot but she's petite and tight!

2472 days ago
25.

MacArthur    

Urban slang? TMZ, you are so stupid. Please do not try to be cool, you just show how ignorant and wrong you are. You obviously don't know anything about urban slang. You sound like someone's grandpa trying to be cool. At least get it right, do some research first before you sound this dumb.

2472 days ago
26.

MacArthur    

She is adorable and sweet. I hope TMZ and these other "journalists" in LA don't try to trash her. She seems like a very nice young lady, with actual talent. She's attractive and nice, and I hope she stays that way.

2472 days ago
27.

Smart    

White people shouldn't be calling other white people "shorty" especially when they don't fully know what it means LOL!!! TMZ you guys are funny. For you idiots on here it's shawty or shortie I don't know to many people who spell it shorty but I guess you can it's slang so who cares. The camerman knows he was talking about her height and not the slang term shawty.

And it has multiple meaning for all you folks commenting and don't have a clue. Also it's black slang so I see white people are trying yet again to steal something from black people. What does a camerman for TMZ.com know about the word "shawty"!!

Example Bow Wow and Chris Brown "Shortie Like Mine"
Plies and T-Pain "Shawty"

2472 days ago
28.

jewish smewish,,    

TMZ u should stick to having ur photogs calling any female a POSITIVE nickname. to call any female below 5FT5 SHORTY IS literally like rubbing it in. I kno ive been called shorty a LOT and i am 5FT and it irks me to b called shorty in more than one way.

stick to nicknames like sweetie, sweetheart, babygirl, honey or whatever

2472 days ago
29.

Stephanie    

Hayden is not black, so how/why would she know that slang? That is a term for black people, not blonde white girls like Hayden Panettiere. Hot black girls, black people referring to their children, etc. White people don't call black people the N word. Black people don't call white people "shorty". Yes, the N word is an extreme example, but you get the point...

2472 days ago
30.

Stan    

you guys the guy that called her that was black, you can tell if you listen carefully

2472 days ago
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