Written by Michelle Kretzer
rumor mill is buzzing with reports that Johnny Depp, who just celebrated his 50th birthday, has gone vegan. The famously private
star hasn't confirmed or denied the news, but a source says that Johnny is "raving
about losing his paunch."
elsewhere on the Web, celebs were tweeting about animal rights:
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Written by PETA
Just call him Captain Jack Gecko. Johnny Depp, who lends his vocal talents to the upcoming animated film Rango, expresses his affection for his scaly friends in the current issue of Us Weekly:
"I've always had an affinity for lizards, and have always felt close to them and inspired by them," he said. "So when I was asked to play a lizard, I thought, 'I'm halfway there.'"
Unfortunately, even though no lizards were harmed in the making of Rango, PetSmart is shamelessly attempting to cash in on the film's reptile-friendly message by offering a $10 discount for "any reptile" to customers with Rango ticket stubs. In case you need a refresher, here's why that's a really bad idea:
Please take a moment to drop a line to PetSmart urging them to cancel this irresponsible promotion, which encourages impulse buying of these special needs animals and is sure to put them in harm's way.
Written by Alisa Mullins
"When I was trying to work her out, I kept saying to myself, 'She is a punk-rock, vegan pacifist.' So I listened to a lot of Blondie, I watched a lot of Greta Garbo movies, and I looked at a lot of the artwork of Dan Flavin." —Anne Hathaway on what inspired her character in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.
The movie hits theaters on March 5, and that very important date is already in my planner—but I'm having a hard time choosing a favorite character. Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter or Anne Hathaway's vegan-inspired White Queen? Oh dear.
Written by Shawna Flavell
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