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Paris Hilton

Who Wants to be

... a Slumdog Hundredaire?!!?!

9/26/2011 4:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Paris Hilton made a begger's life in Mumbai a few hours ago -- stopping her SUV to hand a $100 bill to a poor woman who was carrying a baby ... and then dropping more than $2,000 in cash on other poor people in the area.

According to local Indian reports, the woman immediately began asking photogs if anyone could break it into smaller bills -- we're guessing it's not very safe to walk around the slums with that much cash.

And get this -- sources close to Paris tell TMZ ... after the $100 incident, Paris was so emotional about the poverty situation in India, she decided to give away all of the cash she was carrying on her at the time to other poor people in the area ... more than $2,000 in total.

Paris -- who's in India to launch some new Paris Hilton stores -- later tweeted about the incident .... saying, "India is beautiful, but some parts are very poverty stricken. Broke my heart to see babies sleeping on the streets."

is beautiful, but some parts are very poverty stricken. Broke my heart to see babies sleeping on the streets :(

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OooooNooo!    

She spent two grand giving money away but it cost three grand to fly the photographer there to take the "surprise" picture of her handing out money to the poor. Total sham.

1019 days ago
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daniel    

Love it when hollywood stars leak their "good deeds" to the press.

1019 days ago
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Yes    

I don't care if she "leaked" this story but that she did the act. Those recipients still have the money.

1019 days ago
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Gloria Unread    

Of course it's totally a publicity stunt, but it's still a good deed.
Reminds me of the Livestrong bracelet fad a few years back. If you want to give to a charity, that's great! But showing off and telling the world about it is kind of tacky.
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I'll give Paris a pass on this one. After all, nothing in her life actually *counts* if it's not photographed and reported in the media.

1019 days ago
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stu    

mother Theresa lives!

1019 days ago
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yorky    

hey guys MJ gave millons of dollars to charity all around the world when to orphanage every single country that he travel and nobody gave a dam of that. in the press.

1019 days ago
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Giovanni567    

Well...although her intention may be questionable, she still helped people in need.Glad she made some difference.LOL at the Mother Teresa comment!

1019 days ago
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TXluvsMJ2    

It broke her heart to see babies sleeping in the streets? Where was she again? The USA?

1019 days ago
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Phreaky    

And there just HAPPENED to be a camera RIGHT there where she decided to stop and do this! WHAT ARE THE ODDS! Give me a break...

1019 days ago
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Crystal    

Of course there was a camera right there. She's PARIS FREAKING HILTON. Cameras follow her around ALL the time you idiots!

1018 days ago
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Ty    

Babies sleeping on the street... yet they have more babies and more and more. What goes on in their minds. Tho, as if americans with 5 kids are any different. No jobs as it is, good luck with 5 kids. Overpopulation is the reason for 99% of the problems we are facing today.

1018 days ago
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Karl    

Great photo. Its like being in one of those safari rides where you don't have to get out of the car...the animals come to you. How cool is that? You can take care of the poverty situation by opening more sweatshops and make those babies earn their keep sewing your next line of clothes.

1018 days ago
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Whateverbytch    

spare me, she probably spends more on Valtrex

1018 days ago
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Whateverbytch    

...and you know she asked for ammonia to sanitize after her fingertips came in contact with a filthy peasant and her gross kid...I'm sure she uses eloquent phrases like that when referring to those less fortunate

1018 days ago
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diablo    

screw the people in India. Lets take of our own. They are a bunch of selfish people when they come to our country.

1018 days ago
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