Written by PETA
Actor/director Eli Roth wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty bashing "Natzees" with a baseball bat as Sgt. Donnie Donowitz, aka "The Bear Jew," in Inglourious Basterds, nor has he shied away from gore in his "oh-my-god-this-is-so-disgusting-but-I-cannot-look-away" films Hostel and Cabin Fever. But now, Eli Roth—who, behind all the (fake) blood and guts, has a heart of gold—has teamed up with PETA to direct and star in our very first MySpace exclusive PSA. In the ad, he reminds everyone that the violence in his movies is fake—but violence against animals is real and is an important issue.
View the ad on MySpace and then check out behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot:
A guy who enjoys an "all in good fun" beheading and long walks on the beach? What more could you ask for?
How about some exclusive pictures?
Posted by Liz Graffeo
And it's all because friends don't protest friends.
No, we haven't suddenly made amends with Anna Wintour. It's longtime PETA friend Charlize Theron who has us putting the kibosh on our protest plans.
Charlize will be on hand at Vogue's Fashion Week party on Thursday to sign copies of the magazine's September issue. But while Charlize may be gracing the cover of this notoriously furry magazine, the Oscar-winning actress wouldn't be caught dead in fur.
The PETA pal even wore our "Fight Breedism" T-shirt to her Vogue interview.
Don't worry—we'll still be making sure that ol' Anna hears from us. She and fellow fur fiend Michael Kors will be putting in an appearance at Wintour's "Fashion's Night Out" event at Macy's … and so will we.
Written by Amanda Schinke
I can't believe that anyone would waste precious time or money on a memoir about a bullfighter's lifelong abuse and slaughter of bulls.
That said, 67-year-old British matador Frank Evans somehow managed to find a publisher for his book, The Last British Bullfighter,* but he just lost out on a big promotion by U.K. bookstore chain Waterstone's.
Waterstone's scrapped its plans to promote Evans' book, thanks to a flood of complaints from PETA Europe and other animal protection groups.
I also can't believe that this elderly man, who's had a quadruple bypass and knee replacement, has come out of retirement to torment bulls again (sad news, which Blog Guy at "Oddly Enough" managed to make amusing).
Frank, if you're out there: Enough bull already! Lay down the damn sword, pick up a metal detector, and stroll off into the sunset.
Written by Karin Bennett
*I hope this title is true.
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