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A Christian ministry started by a former associate producer of Headliners and Legends with Matt Lauer is calling for people to pray for celebrities instead of boycotting their movies. hpn11.jpgAccording to the story about the Hollywood Prayer Network in today’s Orange County Register, members send messages to God for Tom Cruise, Paris Hilton, Seinfeld writer Larry David, actress Drew Barrymore, and, “considering their recent troubles,” Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie. What’s most surprising is that this was started by Karen Covell, a producer of documentaries and TV specials. The network gives away stickers to put on remote controls to remind members “to pray for the people involved in the shows on your screen”. There are also red rubber wristbands embossed with the Hollywood zip code, 90028, to remind members to pray for “America’s culture shapers.” Aw, jeez.

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