Paris Hilton Blackout

Contest Info

  • Started: 3/5/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 3/7/2007 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 10
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Paris Hilton Blackout
Contest Directions: For the sake of a media experiment, the Associated Press didn't publish any news about Paris Hilton, banning her for a week. What a coincidence. Some guy Paris met at a bar was also banging her for a week.
In this contest you are asked to photoshop Paris Hilton blackout by showing what things Paris did that didn't make it into the news due to Hilton ban by the Associated Press. Alternatively show what publicity stunts Paris will be doing to get back into the news after she was ignored for a week. Making your entries as magazine covers is a plus.

Contest Info

    • Started: 3/5/2007 06:00
    • Ended: 3/7/2007 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 10
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
10 pictures
  • Paris Hilton on Tattoo Magazine

    Paris Hilton on Tattoo Magazine
  • Bald Paris Hilton

    Bald Paris Hilton
  • Paris Hilton with a Toothache

    Paris Hilton with a Toothache
  • Paris Hilton on Paternity Magazine

    Paris Hilton on Paternity Magazine
  • Wedding of Paris Hilton and Howard K Stern

    Wedding of Paris Hilton and Howard K Stern
  • Paris Hilton's Bald Spot

    Paris Hilton's Bald Spot
  • Paris Hilton the Scientist

    Paris Hilton the Scientist
  • Paris Hilton in a Relay Race

    Paris Hilton in a Relay Race
  • Bald Paris Hilton in a Bikini

    Bald Paris Hilton in a Bikini
  • Paris Hilton Seal Clubbing

    Paris Hilton Seal Clubbing
10 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The Associated Press admitted the deliberate Paris Hilton blackout for a week, not publishing a single story on a scandalous heiress. The officials from AP said the ban was experimental and only lasted for a week to see how the public would react to absence of news about Paris and whether the readers would be more concentrated on really important news like war in Iraq and steaming presidential election developments in the Unites States during the Hilton ban week. Paris Hilton is the heiress of the billion dollar Hilton Hotel empire is most famous for her scandalous tape which turned her from just another boring celebrity to the most searched and gossiped star in the media in the early 2006. The AP editors say Hilton blocking experiment had nothing personal against Paris, but rather it was aimed at seeing if anyone would notice the absence of news about the celebrity and what manner, if any, they would react. The results were quite interesting - many news media publications that syndicate Associated Press content noticed what was going on, but none of them requested the news stories covering Paris. Rather they were extremely interested in the whole ban phenomenon. This is the first time Associated Press has ever conducted such news blackout experiment. But it does not mean they will not do it again. The insider source from AP was quoted saying that they even received many suggestions from bloggers and news companies suggesting to do such bans on other topics and people. One of the media bosses said "Let's do North Korea blackout next and see what happens". All in all, no real newsworthy events were ignored during the week when Paris Hilton was blocked from the news articles. During that week, she was caught by the police driving with the suspended license, and had a birthday party at Beverly Hills restaurant. Paris Hilton name did appear in related stories about her drinking buddies Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, and Nicole Richie. So as far as the Hilton blackout goes, it was not a "total eclipse of the heart", rather just a tease of it.

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