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Seacrest & "Slumdog" -- Lost in Translation

2/22/2009 8:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ryan Seacrest just interviewed the kids from "Slumdog Millionaire." It might have gone a little better if he prepped himself on their names first ... and knew they didn't all speak English.

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Mm    

They are adorable. They help out each other. Not lost in translation.

2013 days ago
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progamer97    

not to mention seacrest needed a translation for the english phrase 'i don't speak english'. just like it sounds man.

2013 days ago
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Mm    

Oh.. TMZ: Yopu are going great with the coverage. You are the fastest/up to date. Good job. Netter than JJ/PP/US.

2013 days ago
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inspired    

hopefully they don't do funny things to him like tie his shoe laces together or put bubble gum on his seat. hey that could be a movie,... no country for old men,... oh wait

2013 days ago
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Kay    

Attractive, poised little kids. It's remarkable considering this is all new to them.

2013 days ago
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SDM    

No S*&^ on Ryan Seacrest..How can you post up a "cue card" as announcing the names of those adorable kids.. as an Indian.. am insulted but agreed not lost in translation..those kids helped the others out...ditto to India:-)

2013 days ago
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progamer97    

kay, you some kind of diddler?

2013 days ago
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Mando    

FAIL!!!

LMAO!!!

2013 days ago
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ugh.    

1. Not introducing the kids without even a half-hearted attempt to give the actors that small gesture of respect = FAIL of immense cultural insensitivity.
2. Holding up a piece of paper with small writing in order to show his audience the childrens' names = FAIL of immense stupidity.
3. Attempting to have the group shout their names out all together, at the same time, instead of allowing them to take turns introducing themselves = FAIL of immense ridiculousness and disrespect.
4. Although one child didn't speak English, the others did. In fact, their grasp of and use of the English language is likely much more proper than Seacrest could ever aspire for himself. To say "She speaks good English" = FAIL of immense ignorance.

2013 days ago
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Doubtndude    

Thank u Bryan Secess tnk you berry much

2013 days ago
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Gupta    

Send those kids back to the slums of India now.

2012 days ago
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serene    

Seacrest is a moron who should be fired. I hated him before because of how annoying he was...now he's an ignorant ass. Way to disrespect those kids multiple times in a span of 30 seconds.

2012 days ago
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Balki    

Dear Indians/ Americans,
It is great insult for Indians. How dare the Americans can name the movie as Slumdog Millionaire for the movie based on Indian story? The word "Slumdog" really hurts. Somebody have an explanation, as the word "Dog" is not insulting. If you think it is fine to call the former United States President as "Bald-dog President" and the current one as "Black-dog President", Whoever leads the place where Hollywood located.. Please be considerate about others too. You can ask me, “ Are you considering others?”. I will consider the people or a team who consider others. Call back the movie…!

2008 days ago

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