Tuesday, March 1, 2005

H.O.P.E. Arrives At Oscars

HOLLYWOOD (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A handful of rabble-rousers were cheesing off the entertainment industry at Sunday night’s red-carpet arrival at the Oscar because they object to cheesy entertainment.

Members of the group Horrified Observers of Pedestrian Entertainment (H.O.P.E.) managed to sneak in front of E! network’s TV camera for about 10 seconds holding banners that read “This is News?” and “There is HOPE in America.”

Group founder Chris Jackson says they also spent some time interviewing entertainment reporters asking them why Americans can rattle off the Oscar nominees, but can’t name Nobel Peace Prize nominees.

Jackson says his group has also pulled similar hijinks at the Independent Spirit Awards when they asked low-brow stars like Tom Arnold and Jessica Simpson to take a photo with them and then as the photo was snapped held up a sign that read “I am horrified.”

Jackson says their platform is to raise standards in entertainment industry.

He says with disbelief, “Two million 13-year-old girls are driving our culture.”

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