Salma Hayek to Be Knighted In France

January 3, 2012 By:
Salma Hayek to Be Knighted In France

Lets hope they make shining armor in a 34D.

Salma Hayek was among those named by President Nicolas Sarkozy to receive the Légion d'Honneur Sunday. Salma Hayek is great, don't get me wrong. But I'm guessing this whole Knight business might have something to do with the whole French billionaire husband thing. Maybe?

The Puss in Boots actress will enter the honorary academy with the grade of Chevalier, or "Knight."

Sarkozy made the announcement in the President's official New Year's list. Hayek's formal induction involves a Presidential medal pinning. Yep, he's gonna pin her. And nothing anyone can say will convince me that Sarkozy is not doing all this just to get close to Selma Hayek's boobs. According to a source, her induction will occur at the Élysées Palace within the next two months.

Not everyone was pleased. A 78 year-old minister turned down the legion of honor because he was appalled that Hayek was also a recipient.

Henri Torre, the 78-year-old former minister and member of Mr. Sarkozy's ruling UMP party said: "Too many people were nominated who do not deserve to me honored", adding that the awards had "lost their value".

The Legion of Honor was founded by Napoleon in 1802 as a merit award. It's awarded to military personnel, civilians who have provided service to France, and apparently, hot celebrities.

The award is actually not reserved just for the French and is often given to figures of international standing. Past recipients include Jerry Lewis, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and Robert De Niro.

Hayek's father-in-law, retired business magnate Francois Pinault, was promoted on the same list to the Legion's exalted rank of Grand Officer.