Pregnant teen Keisha Castle-Hughes pulls out of premiere

Keisha20castlehughes20whale20riderKeisha Castle-Hughes, 16 -year -old teenage star of , "The Nativity Story" has missed its Vatican premiere because she is expecting a baby in 2007 with her 19-year-old boyfriend.  SFGate reports:

On Friday Pope Benedict XVI turned down an invitation to attend the screening, reportedly because he was embarrassed the unmarried 16-year-old actress is expecting a child out of wedlock.

The premiere of "The Nativity Story" was held Sunday — without Castle-Hughes — in the Vatican’s Pope Paul VI Hall, which is used for Sunday masses when they’re not held outside in St. Peter’s Square.

The actress, who scored an Oscar nomination for her role in the 2002 film "Whale Rider," plays Mary in the film.


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