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actor Michael Clarke
Duncan from The Green Mile is keeping his
mile-high frame in shape with a green vegetarian diet. The star of the new
show The Finder is also a huge animal lover!
pal Russell Simmons
tweeted about the
letter that we sent to his pal Dr. Dre regarding his ear
atrocities, while Ashley Judd was busy asking her Twitter followers not to
Great Ape Protection and
Cost Savings Act has a new ally—Harry's Law. A recent episode
tackled the issue of whether apes could be defined as persons under the law,
with Kathy Bates' character arguing, "Apes are a lot less inhuman than we
would like to think....There's a qualitative shift happening in the way we view
the animal world, especially when it comes to apes."
Carrie Underwood always views the animal
world as deserving protection. When she spotted an injured dog on the highway, she pulled over, bundled
up the dog, and gently loaded her into the car. After the animal received emergency
veterinary care, Underwood took the dog to her house to recover and cried when
she had to say goodbye after finding the pup an adoptive home.
Underwood was PETA's
Sexiest Vegetarian of 2005, and plenty of other sexy stars have turned heads to
change hearts. Check out the Mirror's ranking of PETA and our affiliates' top naked
Hollywood to Wimbledon, it's clear: Everybody's going vegan.
said she dropped weight when she dropped animal products, and vegetarian Alan Cumming
was inspired by vegan Mike
Tyson to do all animals a
solid and go vegan too.
new vegan diet is helping her manage her Sjögren's syndrome. Little sis Serena Williams followed in Venus'
tennis shoes and went vegan as well. And WWE champ CM Punk made it his New Year's
resolution to C Meat out the door.
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Roselyn Sanchez asked people not to
light fireworks, which terrify
and kill birds, on New Year's Eve. Then
she started her year off with a bang, welcoming a new little animal advocate,
daughter Sebella Rose
Winter, to her family.
Fighter Dan Hardy is welcoming fellow
fighter Matt Hughes to the ring to pick on someone his own size. Hardy called
Hughes out for hunting for
sport, tweeting, "There
is no justification for what he does. I fight against other people that enjoy
fighting also. Shooting animals for fun isn't sport and it certainly isn't cool."
What is cool is keeping up with what celebs are doing to help animals by following
PETA on Twitter.
is proving once again that she has a big heart. After someone threw a puppy off a Los Angeles
and into the river below, Pink donated $5,000 for emergency surgery, saving the
young dog's life.
Actor Dawn Olivieri
(of Vampire Diaries
fame) might have jumped into the river herself. She told Marie Claire magazine, "I
will stop my car if there's a stray animal along the side of the road. I've
spent hours trying to catch lost dogs wearing collars so I can help people get
their pets back."
were no animals on Paula
at the Mission:
premiere in Moscow—her rep tells us that she braved Russia's cold in a faux-fur
recently traveled to the Ukutula Lion Park and Lodge in South Africa to help rehabilitate an orphaned lion
cub. Although she fell for the cub (now named Ke$ha), she said, "I was glad to
leave my lion, because an animal like that should live in the wild. Keeping [a lion] confined is really just inhumane."
When True Blood star Kristin
Bauer thinks something
is inhumane, she spells it out. When the actor visits her family, she writes, "Tested
in black marker on her family's products that aren't cruelty-free.
The cruelty-free and fabulous Lea Michele graces DoSomething.org's
list of Top 20 Celebs Gone
Good for 2011 in honor of her work
with PETA, including her ever-present animal-friendly tweets. Case in point:
The word on Twitter
is that celebs are rejoicing over Ringling's
being slapped with the
largest penalty in circus history
for violations of the Animal Welfare Act. Other celebs are buzzing about going postal.
Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski
gave dogs in animal shelters something to rejoice over, discussing her "Always Adopt, Never Buy"
with PETA in the winter issue of Modern Dog
magazine and urging readers to hop on the adoption train. As if that weren't
enough, she then asked them to think about where fur
and his bandmates left little doubt over what they think of fur when the band
donned PETA shirts
with a, ahem, choice message at a show in L.A.
Wearing fur is such a faux pas that
designers are hard-pressed to find celebs willing to look like a permutation of
Bigfoot. Reigning Sexiest Vegetarian Kristen Wiig
says she will "never
wear fur," and cruelty-free
fashion designer Stella
snagged the Red Carpet
at the British Fashion Awards for her fur- and leather-free designs.
This week, animals
lost a great advocate when comedian Patrice O'Neal passed away. "I am … [an]
extreme animal lover," he once said. "I get sick when I see animals
suffering." Farewell, friend.
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TNT is shooting the Dallas patriarch for the
reincarnation of the show coming next summer. And Larry Hagman
is having a reincarnation of his own off the set: Switching to a vegetarian diet is helping him
Bob Barker and Jorja Fox
are waging a fight of their own—for the elephants, tigers, and lions who are forced
to spend a lifetime in chains just so that people can have a few minutes of "entertainment."
The pair traveled to Washington, D.C., to ask congressional representatives to
support the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act, which would bar circuses
from using wild animals.
The Toronto Maple Leafs' Mike Zigomanis
might call himself a lover, not a fighter. The decorated Most Gentlemanly Player
takes his thoughtfulness to the kitchen, too, where he whips up amazing vegan
smorgasbords that make us nonchefs feel as inferior as his opponents do on the
The lovely Sasha Grey scored a goal: she just adopted a furry new companion, her rescued dog, MacReady.
You'll find no fur on Placebo drummer Steve Forrest, who stars
a new anti-fur ad for PETA U.K.:
Photo: © Kayla Wren
Fellow fur foe Leona Lewis
is launching her own Project Runway
of sorts, offering aspiring designers a chance to create an outfit
that she will wear on tour and be photographed in. And she has specified that the
designers must "make it work" without harming any animals—Leona only
wears cruelty-free fashion.
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Brosnan. Pierce Brosnan. He's doing some not-so-covert work to save whales. True Blood star Kristin Bauer is also lobbying for protection for whales, in addition to speaking out against animal testing, circuses, zoos, fur …
The normally furry Kate Moss is in Vogue (literally and figuratively) and looking fauxtastic for a change in a creation from Donna Salyer’s Fabulous-Furs. (Here’s hoping faux fur grows on Moss like, ahem, moss.) And the always fur-free Elisabetta Canalis will soon be showing off her fox-free foxtrot.
As she trotted around visiting animal shelters, Glee star Ashley Fink fell in love multiple times, of course. And self-confessed kitty-cuddler Michael C. Hall knows exactly how she feels. Eric McCormack is so caught up in puppy love, it even inspired his new TV role.
After gaining weight for her new movie, it was Jessica Chastain's respect for animals that ensured that she didn't need much help taking it off. And the health benefits of animal-free fare will definitely be useful for WNBA champ Kara Lawson, the newest vegetarian on the block.
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Ellen DeGeneres, Gordon Ramsay, and Entourage star Adrian Grenier are among the many stars who have recently done something noteworthy for animals:
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Dennis Lehane—the author of
bestsellers-turned-blockbusters Shutter Island, Mystic River, and Gone Baby Gone—is offering a lucrative award to the person who returns his beloved dog, Tessa. Lehane has promised to name a character in his next book after the rescuer—a
book that could quite possibly become a major motion picture. Tessa jumped the
fence at the Lehane home in Massachusetts, but she is microchipped, so hopefully the pup will soon get
a happy ending.
Newlywed Drew Barrymore and all her family members are living happily ever after. She says that her
dogs, Douglas and Oliver, dote on new baby Olive: "They're so protective
of her. They're so sweet."
It looks like Bradley Cooper's love of his sweet rescued dogs is rubbing off on his girlfriend, Zoe Saldana. Zoe tweeted a picture of her
new rescued pup, Mugsy, and bragged, "She's adorable and super-smart."
Wanted's Jay McGuiness
wants an animal-friendly date with Eliza Doolittle. "We're both vegetarians so that's how it works, isn't it? It's practically
legally binding," he joked.
All Jenny McCarthy wanted was her pre-baby body back—and she got it by going primarily vegan. "[Cutting out gluten and dairy is]
the best health change I've ever made," she gushed to Shape magazine. "I lost a few pounds and have much more
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