Written by Michelle Kretzer
Rihanna got busted by the fashion
police for wearing a dress
made of crocodile. Kelly Osbourne rocked for crocs by proclaiming
that she's not down with people wearing crocodile skins.
on one of our other favorite shows, Ellen, Carrie Underwood dished about how her
hubby, hockey player Mike
Fisher, is getting cozy with
vegan cuisine. And since Ellen DeGeneres gave Underwood Vegan Cooking for
Carnivores by her chef, Roberto
Martin, we're betting things will really
be heating up in the couple's kitchen.
Ellen, Portia de Rossi, and Roberto also
veganized the Rachael Ray Show. While Roberto and
Portia cooked, Ellen quipped that cheese is so heavy that if you skip it, "there
is more room for cocktails!"
the Philippines for a performance, outspoken vegetarian Morrissey (a few chords from Meat Is Murder, anyone?), urged President Benigno Aquino III to send Manila Zoo's lone elephant,
Mali, who has spent the last 35 years imprisoned, to a sanctuary that PETA
has secured for her in the U.S.
Captivating actor Marion Cotillard is also against holding animals captive. On the orca training scenes that appear in
her upcoming film, Rust and Bone, she said, "I've always had a repulsion going in a place where animals are in
course, celebrities were also tweeting for animals this week, including Jonah
Hill and Mike "The
keep up with what the stars are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.
A new report
found that celebrities and their children often inspire baby names among the
rest of us. For example,
pop singer and PETA supporter Pink's daughter's name, Willow, made a list of
top celeb-inspired names.
With the plethora
celebrities out there,
people who want to name their baby after someone whose heart is as big as his
or her star power have many options to chose from, such as Portia,
for a vegan role model who embodies cruelty-free beauty; Taraji,
in honor of someone who wears her heart (but never animals) on her sleeve; and Kellan,
for a boy who's not afraid to show his sensitive side, especially when it comes
to helping animals.
next year's top baby names will be Lea or Steve-O or even Metta
animal-friendly stars do you think have names worthy of consideration for a new
bundle of joy?
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founder Harvey Levin is the breaking celebrity news—he's newly vegetarian and no longer wears leather. It's likely that Levin's
love of animals caused him to make the switch. He's "deeply into animal rescue"
and says that the last time he cried was when his beloved dog, Floyd, passed
All aboard! Ozzy Osbourne
is riding the vegan train after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives.
When Russell Brand
watched it, the reigning Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity opted to become the Sexiest Vegan.
You wouldn't expect anything less than
healthy and delicious when Ellen
and Portia de Rossi partner with Chrissie Hynde for a new vegan restaurant, and that's just what
you'll get with vegan celeb chef Tal Ronnen
preparing the menus. He's a busy guy—he's also bringing his vegan flair to LYFE Kitchen
restaurant as co-executive chef, alongside Oprah's
former chef, Art Smith.
Vegetarian singer Kate Bush
wanted to let her fans know in advance of her forthcoming album, 50 Words for Snow, that she wears 50
kinds of faux
in the snowy photo shoot because she's sure her fans "feel the same way as
I do about wearing real fur."
Fellow musician Helen Marnie of Ladytron
made no bones (or pelts) about the group's refusal to wear fur in an interview
with Rolling Stone. "[F]ur—be it
rabbit, fox, mink, whatever—is totally out of the question,"
To see what else celebs have been saying
about PETA, check out our Twitter feed.
by Michelle Sherrow
Arrested Development is coming back! Squeals of joy reportedly reverberated through the Twitterverse when the show's creator, Mitch Hurwitz, announced that the series will return for a limited run, followed by a movie. We can't wait to see more of the lovely and compassionate Portia de Rossi and fuzzy funnyman David Cross.
And while we're talking man candy, check out what vegetarian UFC fighter Jon Fitch had to say about milk: “Milk and dairy is poison. It’s poison. There’s nothing good about it for you to put it in your body.” For Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, it was the plane crash that nearly took his life that made him want to adopt a healthy vegan diet. He told Rolling Stone: "I've been vegan since I got out of the hospital. It's another eye-opener."
The ladies aren't lagging behind in grabbing cruelty-free fare: Scarlett Johansson is into baking vegan breads, cakes, and muffins, and the WNBA's Taj McWilliams-Franklin said that dumping meat has helped her keep her weight down, recover from injuries faster, feel better, and have more energy.
It's Kathy Griffin's rescued dogs who make her feel like a million bucks barks. She told OK! magazine, "They offer unconditional love, and that's all they ask for in return."
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Of course I don't mean that these sexy vegetarians contribute to the mind-blowing amount of greenhouse-gas emissions caused by the meat industry. Au contraire! The winners of our Sexiest Vegetarian Alive contest turned up the heat with their sleek physiques and radiant good looks. PETA’s affiliates also recently announced the winners of their international Sexiest Vegetarian contests.
And the winners are:
Kellie Pickler shares more with the world than her stunning voice. When she went vegetarian, she was quick to share her decision with close friend and past PETA champ Carrie Underwood.
Mamma mia! How handsome is Milo Ventimiglia? There's really no question, judging by all the winning votes that the star of television's Heroes raked in.
PETA Asia-Pacific: Australia
Voters went gaga for gorgeous Geelong-born Portia De Rossi, who went vegan with her wife, comedian and television host Ellen DeGeneres. Portia says, "It feels like such a compassionate choice. We are such animal lovers, why stop short of cows and chickens? It didn't make any sense."
Hunky Australian Idol host Andrew G. racked up the most votes for the gentlemen. He says of his decision to go vegan, "The cleaner I kept my diet, the more obvious benefits I felt."
PETA Asia-Pacific: Asia
Voters crowned beautiful Taiwanese actor and singer Barbie Hsu Asia's Sexiest Vegetarian Woman of 2009. Barbie says, "Lives are equal, eating meat is like eating corpses to me, and it makes me feel sick and sad."
And Bollywood superstar and heartthrob Shahid Kapoor has won the title of Asia's Sexiest Male Vegetarian. Word is, he convinced leading lady Kareena Kapoor to go vegetarian while they were dating.
The writing was on the wall early in the competition: The lovely tattooed television host Lina van de Mars won top spot for the women.
Rap star Thomas D. of the hip-hop band Die Fantastischen Vier wrapped up his win for Sexiest Male Vegetarian.
Now put your palms together, not just for these winners but for all the vegetarian hotties who were in the running for this year's title.
Written by Karin Bennett
If you've already subscribed to Playboy Philippines, be prepared for the June issue to rock your world. It features more than 15 pages of scorching-hot animal rights material, including a spread about the cover girl—avid PETA Asia-Pacific supporter and Miss Eurasia Mia Gray—and an anti-fur spread. It also includes a feature called "Confessions of a PETA Girl" about the women of PETA Asia-Pacific as well as an article about going vegan.
Holy hotness! If you can't afford the international shipping for a subscription to the magazine, no worries. We have some images from the launch party that are sure to tide you over (at least until the end of this blog entry).
Written by Shawna Flavell
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