Written by Michelle Kretzer
If being on Maxim's
Hot 100 list is verifiable proof of hotness (and, of
course, it is), these lovely lasses are steaming:
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2. Olivia Munn: Working to end the abuse of animals in the circus, the fur industry, puppy mills, and the horse-drawn carriage industry, Olivia Munn proves there's no "hot list" or
animal rights issue that she can't conquer.
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14. Lea Michele: Lovely Lea Michele is a triple threat: She sings, she acts, and she
advocates for animals. From her vegetarian diet to her refusal to wear fur to her rescued animals to her campaign to get horse-drawn carriages out of
New York, Lea always hits a beautiful note for animals.
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16. Charlize Theron: She might be playing the wicked queen in Snow White and the Huntsman, but Charlize Theron is a noble defender of animals killed for fur and those in animal shelters waiting for homes.
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29. Eva Mendes: She would rather go naked than wear fur, and whether it's for Maxim or PETA, Eva
Mendes always shows that everyone looks better in
their own skin.
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35. Yvonne Strahovski: If she looks angelic in the Maxim.com gallery,
it's because Yvonne
Strahovski is an angel for animals. She and her rescued
pups are doing their part to end the animal overpopulation crisis.
Maxim's Hot 100 is so full of compassionate cuties that we don't have
room to do them all justice here, but check out the list for yourself to see sexy and sweet gals Mila Kunis, Emma Stone, Olivia Wilde, Kellie Pickler, Kristen Bell, JWoww, Miley Cyrus, Sarah Hyland, Emmy Rossum, Ashley Greene, Lake Bell, Miranda Kerr, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, and Kristen Stewart.
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
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Just two months after telling Ellen DeGeneres, "I want to be a vegan," Meredith Vieira has done it. After seeing her Ellen appearance, PETA rushed Meredith a copy of Sir Paul McCartney's
slaughterhouse exposé Glass Walls, a
vegetarian/vegan starter kit, and Tal Ronnen's The Conscious Cook to help her along. On The Chew,
she told chef Mario Batali about why she made the switch: "I've done a lot
of stories on the way food is, you know, processed in this country—animals—and it's
CNBC's Jim Cramer isn't just mad about money—now he's gone mad for vegetarian cuisine. In the
wake of the "pink
slime" debacle, Cramer announced on Squawk on the Street that
he is going vegetarian, just like his doctor and his daughter.
There will soon be less to see of Seattle Seahawk Deuce Lutui. He went vegan to lose weight and improve his performance in the coming season.
Sexiest Vegetarian alum Leona Lewis finds the song formerly called "Theraflu" by the tool currently called "Kanye West" "awful." She tweeted, "Heard that awful Kanye W song talking about minx dragging on the floor.
What an awful thing to be proud of! I take all my love for him back!" She
then tweeted a picture of
an adorable mink and the words "Lil minx <3."
Leona's celeb pals joined her in
sticking up for animals on Twitter this week:
After learning about Walter,
a severely abused dog who was starved and then thrown out of the window of a
moving car, Ashley Judd is picking up the tab for his medical expenses, visiting him every day, and
updating her Twitter followers on his condition. "This never should have
happened to Walter, and through his story, we can make sure that it never
happens to another animal again," she said.
Rock legend Morrissey wants to help make sure that no more sheep are mutilated in a cruel process
called "mulesing." While touring in Japan, Moz reached out to Tokyo-based international clothier Uniqlo and asked the company to stop sourcing wool from Australian farmers who still
To keep up with what the stars are doing
for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.
Last week after Canadian Sen. Mac Harb announced that he would introduce a bill to end the seal slaughter, PETA immediately posted an action alert on our website asking our members to urge Canadian
senators to support the bill. You responded in droves: Within two days, some 50,000
of you asked them to pass the bill and end the slaughter. Hollywood jumped in,
too, and soon a link to our action alert had reached millions of people via
Sam Simon, Stephanie Pratt, Jessica-Jane Clement, Joanna Krupa, Angela Simmons, Laura Vandervoort, Sheneka Adams, Jayde Nicole, Elisabetta Canalis, and Jessica Veronica, also tweeted their support, and before the bill had even
been introduced, the worldwide support for it was evident.
With public support for the bill obviously so overwhelming,
Sen. Larry Campbell seconded it after it was introduced, and the Senate voted
almost unanimously to hear arguments on it. The bill will now be debated, so we
still need everyone to continue to e-mail Canada's senators and urge them to support
this historic piece of legislation.
How does Mad Men star Jessica Paré (aka "Megan Draper") keep her svelte figure? A vegetarian diet. Jessica
told People magazine, "It's
amazing what your diet can do for your skin." And Vincent Kartheiser isn't really a bad boy—he just plays one on TV. In real life, Vincent eats
Los Angeles chef Roy Choi gained fame for his Kogi BBQ food truck, but he has turned his back on meat,
earning him props from animal advocates and a slew of goodies from PETA.
And Scarlett Johansson credits vegan foods with helping her get ready for that Avengers bodysuit.
When vegan powerhouses collide: Catch the conversation that
everyone's favorite vegan former POTUS, Bill Clinton, had with Ellen DeGeneres and prepare to swell with vegan pride.
Disturbed at how Ukraine is cruelly killing stray animals before the Euro 2012 football championship, the always gorgeous vegetarian beauty
Pamela Anderson wrote to the president of the Union of European Football Associations imploring
him to support spaying and
neutering as a way to control animal overpopulation. Then, while she was in Mumbai, Pam
was so stricken by the plight of the many homeless dogs roaming India's streets
that she adopted one to join her family of rescued dogs.
Never one to miss an opportunity to
speak up for animals, Pam joined other celebrities in tweeting for them this
Keaton found an opportunity to promote animal adoption during an appearance on The Tonight Show. The witty star of the new film Darling Companion and longtime vegetarian introduced the audience to Clover, a dog up for
adoption, and said, "Clover looks like Jay … except without the chin."
The crooning voice of Enrique Iglesias was music to one dog's ears. The sultry singer expanded his dog family to
three, with a rescued German shepherd.
And country songbirds Kellie Pickler and Laura Bell Bundy both chose animal-friendly professions for their appearances on Great American
Country's Day Jobs. Sexiest
Vegetarian alum Kellie
worked at a sanctuary with elephants rescued from circuses and zoos, and PETA pal Laura prepped a homeless dog from Emmylou
Harris' animal shelter, Bonaparte's
Retreat, for her big "audition" for a potential adoptive family.
To keep up with what all your favorite
celebs are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.
Internationally renowned primatologist and animal rights activist Dr. Jane Goodall is being honored by the Tournament of Roses as the grand marshal of the 2013 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. The timing of the honor couldn't be better, as Chimpanzee, a film she helped make, has been popular with moviegoers and Congress is currently considering the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, which would ban invasive experiments on chimpanzees.
Fellow great ape defender Anjelica Huston is working to end fur farming in Ireland, where she grew up. Writing to Ireland's minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Anjelica, who used to wear fur but ditched it after she learned about the cruelty inherent in the industry, urged him to "follow through on the commitment to add Ireland to the growing list of countries – including Northern Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, and Great Britain – that have banned the cruel practice of fur farming."
Taraji P. Henson and Elisabetta Canalis strutted their fur-free stuff this week. Taraji gave animal advocates a howling good time with her box-office–topping film Think Like a Man, and Elisabetta gave her advocacy some Italian flair, tweeting a lovely message in Italian encouraging fans to read the 20th anniversary edition of Free the Animals.
Sophia Bush wants to free animals from military trauma training. She tweeted the link to PETA's video exposé showing goats who were mutilated, writing, "I support our troops. But I cannot in good conscience support 'training' exercises like these. This cruelty must stop."
Other celebs were all a-twitter for animals this week, too:
It looks like former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley took former President Bill Clinton's advice and went vegetarian, dropping some unwanted pounds in the process.
Another famous Chicagoan, Derrick Rose, introduced his new basketball shoe, the adiZero Rose 2, and the Chicago Bulls point guard is making bulls very happy—his shoes are completely leather-free.
A cobra—Cobra Starship frontman and vegetarian hottie Gabe Saporta—made the list of the 50 Most Beautiful Latinos in Hollywood, along with PETA buddies Penélope Cruz, Eva Mendes, Vida Guerra, Roselyn Sanchez, and Ana Ortiz.
course, PETA loves cheering for Team Peeta, but Josh Hutcherson has really stepped up his game for animals. The
Hunger Games hottie adopted a pit
bull puppy from a California animal shelter, and now the dog's broken femur and
broken heart are both on the mend.
may be experiencing a second baby boom this year. Marie Osmond adopted a new dog, and Miranda
Lambert tweeted that it was "being discussed" whether or not she and hubby
Blake Shelton would keep a stray dog she had just rescued.
were plenty of other discussions about animal issues going on elsewhere in the
her post for Global Grind, Simone Reyes wrote in depth about PETA's dairy
farm investigation and made a great case for why milk is bad for our bodies and for animals.
boss, Russell Simmons, dissed milk, too, when he wrote to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo explaining why milk shouldn't be the official state beverage.
Deschanel and David Boreanaz noshed on cruelty-free vegan ice cream on Bones, and Gwen Stefani grabbed a healthy vegan lunch with her son Zuma.
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party animals gathered en masse at Stella McCartney's West Hollywood boutique on
Friday for the release of Sir
Paul McCartney's music video for "My
Valentine," starring Natalie Portman
and Johnny Depp.
Woody Harrelson undoubtedly enjoyed the vegetarian food, while Joan Jett rocked vegan boots, as did Gwyneth
Paltrow, who has shunned fur for PETA.
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Vice President Dan Mathews and Honorary PETA Director Pamela
Anderson made quite the striking pair, as always. They were greeted by Stella, who playfully
scolded Pam, "How dare you wear clothes in my shop!" (Pam famously
posed nude in the designer's London store window beneath a banner reading, "I'd
rather bare skin than wear skin," to draw attention to Stella's fur- and
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and Pam thanked Gwen Stefani for keeping fur out of her fashion lines and were
invited by Jane Fonda to sit at her table to discuss activism. The hot topic
with Sir Paul was this year's Canadian seal slaughter—or what's left of it following sealskin bans by the U.S., the E.U., and Russia.
Both Pam and Paul have helped lead this campaign for more than a decade, and their work
is finally paying off. We can't think of a better "Valentine" for Sir
Paul than to have thousands of baby seals' lives spared.
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?
sees the light, more trouble for SeaWorld, and the Oscars are starting to look
a lot like a PETA gala. Here's what's going on in PETA's universe this week:
us five minutes, and we'll give you all the latest animal rights news on PETA's Tumblr page.
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