Written by Michelle Kretzer
Here's one thing that dog and cat people
can agree on: Jennifer
Aniston and Jay Leno's conversation
on The Tonight Show about their rescued
animals and the importance of adoption was the bee's knees.
You can catch fellow adoption advocate Carrie Ann Inaba
on both the tube and YouTube when she launches her Web show, Crib Cat, which
will feature cats who are up for adoption. We're sure she'll play fair and not
give special consideration to PETA pal Martina Navratilova
on this season of Dancing With the Stars.
Carrie Ann is also using Twitter to
encourage people to save animals' lives. Here's what she and other celebs are
recently asked his Twitter followers to make donations for a new mobile SNIP clinic for
Watch for the inked, never minked,
celebrity on Spike's new season of Ink Master.
Photo: Frank W Ockenfels 3 | Hair and makeup: Sarah Maxwell | Background graphic: © iStockphoto.com/Alexandr Labetskiy
When Meredith Vieira stopped by Ellen,
she said she was interested in going vegan—and scored herself a "Glass Walls" DVD,
and some other animal-friendly loot from PETA.
PETA also sent vegetarian GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan
an on-tour care package that included PETA's Vegan College Cookbook
and a list of vegetarian restaurants in the cities that he and the band are
Brit band The Wanted has crept up to number two on the U.S. iTunes
charts, and singer Jay McGuiness
crept up to number one on PETA U.K.'s Sexiest Vegetarian poll last year.
The smart money is on Timothy Bradley Jr.
to come out number one in his upcoming fight against Manny Pacquiao. The boxer
is training vegan to get in prime sparring shape.
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Before you head out to see Justin Theroux's new film, Wanderlust,
check out his PETA anti-chaining public service announcement. In the ad, Theroux
appears alongside his beloved best friend, Pooma (who has since passed away),
to urge people to allow their dogs to live indoors:
Elsewhere in Hollywood, Russell Brand
is reportedly in puppy love. The Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity alum was spotted cuddling and petting rescued
at an adoption event in Beverly Hills.
Fellow adoption advocate Amanda Seyfried
gushed about her rescued one-eyed cat, Fran, on Chelsea Lately,
while Michael Clarke
filled Jay Leno in on the delish vegetarian dishes that his girlfriend, Omarosa,
has been cooking up for him.
What do vampires think about fur? That
it sucks, of course. Before you "wha-wha" me, read this: Tweeting
about his foundation's anti-fur petition, Ian Somerhalder wrote: "Fur
sucks…Really. … Furs: Animals being killed so you can wear your new fox coat …."
Is it just me, or does Ian Somerhalder smolder hotter every day?
are just two weeks to go until audiences see Kristen Stewart finally become a
vampire in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part I, but last
night, K-Stew told Jay
Leno that even the bloodless
aren't heartless—she would never wear real fur.
showed what appeared to be a furry image from Kristen's W magazine photo shoot that left her fans
asking a big "W": Why would she wear that? But Kristen was anxious to
put the rumors to rest, saying, "That's not fur—I would never wear fur. … [People
said] 'nobody does that [wear fur] anymore and look, she's willing to.' No, I'm
actually not, so let's just clear that one up."
like the out-of-touch designers who still use fur are having a harder and
harder time finding anyone willing to wear butchered bunnies. It's obvious that
stolen skin is out and sparkly skin is in.
you head out to reserve your tickets for opening night, check out how Twilight stars Kellan Lutz, Christian Serratos, and Robert
Pattinson are shining for animals too.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
I think that even Team Coco will agree that it's a sad day for The Tonight Show: Kevin Eubanks, longtime leader of The Tonight Show Band, PETA pal, and vegetarian—and the finest-looking strawberry you'll ever see—is ending his 18-year stint on the show. It's rumored that he's going to take this time to tour and record, but after taking a minute to reminisce with me and watching his hilarious veggie testimonial, you'll be left wondering if he doesn't have sketch comedy plans:
What an appealing guy—I bet he'd make a good banana too (har, har).
We're sure his future endeavors will be hugely successful. Best of luck, Kevin, and keep using your musical talent and your wonderful sense of humor to help animals!
Written by Heather Moore
I thought that getting Tom Cruise to squirm uncomfortably during the premiere of The Jay Leno Show would be the program's most misguided attempt at "fun." Wrong.
Apparently, Jay Leno's stint as a teenage employee under the Golden Arches got execs at NBC and McDonald's thinking that the talk show host should feature a month-long promo for the fast-food giant on his new program.
With the news that McCruelty is slated for some prime-time exposure, out came PETA's "chickens." They greeted audiences lining up for yesterday's taping of The Jay Leno Show with news that McDonald's refuses to adopt an improved slaughter method called "controlled-atmosphere killing" (CAK). McDonald's American suppliers still use an archaic killing method that causes countless birds to suffer broken wings and broken legs, have their throats cut while they're still conscious, and be scalded to death. Even McDonald's own advisers agree that the company should eliminate the worst abuses by switching to CAK, which is already used by McDonald's European suppliers.
Ever the optimists, we're crossing our fingers in the hope that Mr. Leno will use his influence to convince McDonald's to help billions of birds.
Stay tuned for updates.
Written by Karin Bennett
Did you happen to see The Tonight Show on Tuesday night? Leno unveiled his new set, which includes—drum roll please—a spiffy new set of pleather couches. Yes, pleather. Leno even made the comment that no animals were used to make them.
Maybe 2007’s Sexiest Vegetarian contest winner Kevin Eubanks had a little something to do with the switch to synthetic sofas . . .
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