08/04/2011

Pippa Middleton: Porn star or children's book character?

Pippa Middleton has made it into the minds of Americans -- unfortunately, some of those minds think she is a porn star. 48 A U.S. survey of 1,045 adults showed 48 per cent of Americans know the name Pippa Middleton, but they're just not sure why. (Getty Images)

Pippa Middleton has made it into the minds of Americans -- unfortunately, some of those minds think she is a porn star.

According to a recent survey conducted for 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair, when asked "Who is Pippa Middleton?," 2 per cent of respondents identified the youngest Middleton as an adult film actress.

At least they recognized the name. The poll noted that 52 per cent of those questioned had never heard of the Duchess of Cambridge's sister and 6 per cent thought that she was a character in a children's novel. Another 6 per cent thought she was a news correspondent for CNBC.

But it wasn't all blind-guesses -- 32 per cent of those who had heard of Pippa identified her as a ‘British socialite.’

There was no mention of Pippa's actual career of party planner.

So, it is only fitting that TLC will be airing a "documentary" next week on the rising 27-year-old star. Crazy About Pippa will be broadcast Aug. 9 at 9 p.m. (ET) on TLC Canada.

Pippa Middleton shot into the spotlight by wearing a frame-hugging Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding on April 29.

"Our interest stemmed from the fact that a pretty young woman entered Westminster Abbey as a sister of a bride, and emerged as a global phenomenon in the space of an hour," the film's executive producer, David Notman-Watt, told ABC news. "It was literally within minutes of her appearing holding Kate's train, Twitter went crazy, Facebook went crazy."

The program follows Pippa's life on the London party circuit, her relationship with Prince Harry (who has referred to her as a "foxy filly'") and speculates as to why she has caught the public's imagination.

Steven Hirsch of Vivid Entertainment, who appears in the show, says he offered Middleton $5 million to appear in a porn film saying that she could be an "enormously successful adult star."

Maybe this show won't help with the survey results.

Watch a trailer for Crazy About Pippa below.

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I wish I didn't know who she was, but - sadly - I do.

I'm sure the US majority would rather watch 'Extreme Couponing' on TLC than this. Americans value their independence and proud of that.

Part of me thinks that it is a good thing that many people don't know who she is. What has she done, really, to warrant notice of any kind, besides make an appearance in a tight but admittedly flattering dress? What, for that matter, has her sister done ? And what will her sister do, besides live so well off the avails of British taxpayers ?

As the American people struggle with their massive debt, its nice to know that they are performing polls about what they don't know.

I didn't even know who she was until I read one of the bazillion articles about the royal wedding, and I'm a so-called "British Subject". Is there any real news to report?

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