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Tipper, Al & Oscar: Extreme Makeover!

2/25/2007 8:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Despite the hundreds of mics on the red carpet at this year's Oscars, none of the journos holding them thought to ask Al or Tipper Gore who created their "new look."

We're not talking about who designed Al's tux, or Tipper's gown; we're referring to the total 180 degree turn their image has taken in Hollywood over the past two decades: Back in 1987, Tipper's role in creating the much-derided Parents Music Resource Center would have made her a red carpet pariah. At the '87 Oscars, Tipper would have been dodging tomatoes, not walking on rose petals.

And even in 1997, a favorite Al Gore joke went, "How do you pick Al Gore out of a roomful of secret service agents?"

Punchline: "He's the stiff, unnatural one."

A few years and an Oscar-nominated documentary later, Gore's electrified the often-neglected documentary category. It's gratifying to see a smooth, relaxed and dare we say it, downright presidential Al Gore on the red carpet.

How come? Well, as Al put it, "I'm old enough to know that a red carpet is just a rug."

And speaking of 180s, here's hoping it's not 180 degrees on the red hot carpet before we take Big Al's message seriously.

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Lynn    

As much as I hated seeing stupid Gore prance around the Oscar's last night - if being in Hollywood keeps him out of the White House I guess it's a small price to pay. Hey Al...if your THEORY on global warming is correct, why has this been the coldest winter in years?? Goon.

2711 days ago
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Jeanette    

Kate!

Look around you - READ BEFORE YOU JUDGE!!! It's obvious how much our environment is changing - for the bad.

You don't feel a responsiblity to keep our earth healthy? Ever heard the phrase, "Leave the place you stay in nicer than when you arrived"?

People like you with no conscience shouldn't even have the right to make such ignorant and arrogant comments.

PICK UP A NEWSPAPER! EDUCATE YOURSELF, IDIOT!

2710 days ago
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lavern    

I will never understand how anyone can bash Al Gore considering the situation we are in. He and his family have earned the recognition. He's ensured that we take the blinders off and ge busy correcting problems encountered from the negative effects of global warming. Thank you Mr. Vice President!

2708 days ago

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