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:
keep up with what all your favorite stars are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.
he heard that New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie had weight-loss surgery, the Rev. Al Sharpton urged him to keep the
pounds off the natural way: by eating healthy food
and exercising. Sharpton has been all about the plants after having a chat with
former President Bill
Clinton, and now he's ready to
help another political figure maintain his figure.
won't be surprised if the plant-based prez is spotted dining at L.A.'s fêted
new restaurant Crossroads, owned by celebrated vegan chef to the stars and PETA friend Tal Ronnen. Renée Zellweger, Warren Beatty, Ellen DeGeneres, and Tony Kanal are just a few of the famous faces you might see enjoying delectable vegan eats
Ginnifer Goodwin enjoyed Crossroads so much that she encouraged all her Twitter followers to check
it out, and other stars were in the mood to share some of their favorite
you can handle even more doggie delightfulness, check out the pictures of Kevin Spacey with his new rescued
dog, Boston. PETA sent Boston some
toys and treats to help welcome her to her new home.
congratulations are also in order for fur-free beauties Eva Mendes, Kristen Stewart, and Mila Kunis as well as horse hero Lea Michele and adoption advocate Amanda Seyfried. All the animal-friendly
gals earned a spot on FHM's list of
the top 100 sexiest women in the world.
Pierce Brosnan is no stranger to "hottest"
lists—and he's no stranger to animal advocacy, either. The
dashing Irishman's latest effort involves convincing the U.S. Navy to halt plans for training
drills in which it would
detonate explosives in the ocean, killing and injuring whales and other marine
keep up with how all your favorite stars are helping animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.
Carrie Underwood isn't hiding her
disgust about Tennessee's "ag-gag"
bill—and and rightfully so. She
strongly disagrees with making cruelty investigations on farms illegal and said
she may just show up on the governor's doorstep if he signs the bill into law. But
state Rep. Andy Holt
took it upon himself to
insult Carrie for voicing her opinion, saying, "I would say that if Carrie
Underwood will stick to singing, I'll stick to lawmaking." That
jab didn't sit well with the always-informed Underwood, who tweeted, "I
should stick to singing? Wow…sorry, I'm just a tax paying citizen concerned for
the safety of my family."
then tweeted to Ellen
DeGeneres, thanking her for discussing
"ag-gag" bills on Ellen. And
Wynonna Judd, Miley Cyrus,
Tish Cyrus, and Tony Kanal all hopped on Twitter,
too, to show their support for Carrie and to bash "ag-gag" bills.
Beth Stern, host of the new Nat Geo
Wild show Spoiled Rotten Pets and wife of Howard Stern, is piping up, too—about Kim Kardashian's penchant for fur. "It
makes me really sad," she said. "I know her sister was a poster child
for PETA. I don't watch the Kardashians; I'm very aware of them, but I do know
that the sister was involved, so of course that entire family would know what
goes on, what happens to animals when they're wearing a fur coat."
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looks like DJ Pauly D
is DTF—Down to Feast (on
vegan food). After he watched the game-changing documentary Forks Over Knives, Pauly tweeted, "Just
Watched A Movie Called 'Forks Over Knives' Basically Changed My Life!"
isn't surprising, since we know that he likes staying in great shape and
to death." PETA
sent Pauly some swag to help him get started, including Vegan Cooking for
Carnivores and a vegetarian/vegan starter kit.
model Ireland Baldwin
is making her fridge as
green as her namesake. After PETA tweeted that some Easter candy is made from "excretions
of a beaver butthole,"
Ireland responded, "Well, @peta gives me another reason to commit to becoming
genes must run in the family: Her dad, Alec Baldwin, is a top-notch PETA
supporter, and mom Kim
Basinger is vegetarian.
and Ireland weren't the only ones posting sweet tweets for animals this week:
Morning Express host Robin Meade has also ditched meat.
Maybe Jane Velez-Mitchell is helping her find her
way to Veganville.
funny lady Ellen DeGeneres
will help audiences
everywhere remember that fish are friends, not food, in her upcoming Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory.
we'll leave you this week with an "Awww": a video of Pauly D's pal—and ours—Jay Sean hanging with his dog, Tyler. Yeah, buddy!
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Lady Gaga has plenty of fans—especially in the gay community,
which she has embraced so fervently. Gay Gaga fans at PETA loved her all the more when she came out against fur, telling Ellen
DeGeneres, "I hate fur and I don't wear fur." But recent furry Gaga photos show that the Lady may be a turncoat. So PETA VP
Dan Mathews has written to Gaga to find out if she's become a "Judas" to animals:
your gay fans, I among them, have long admired what you told Ellen:
"I hate fur and I don't wear fur." I included a link because these
recent photos of you in fox and rabbit and with a wolf carcass make it appear that you have amnesia. I'm also
including this brief
video hosted by Tim Gunn showing the violent cruelty that you promote when you wear
fur. What happened? Are your stylists telling you that
it's fake, or are you a turncoat? Many gays are animal advocates because we
recognize that the same arrogance and indifference that some have toward animal
suffering has at times been directed toward us personally because of our
orientation. PETA has long participated in Pride events around the country, and
just last week, we helped lead protests against Chick-fil-A. But by wearing
those dumb furs in a heat wave, you're making yourself a target just like the
mindless Kim Kardashian. As we plan our fall campaigns, please tell us whether
what you gracefully told Ellen was heartfelt or just a pose.
Gaga has refused to say whether the furs that she has
been wearing are fake, so won't you chime in to try and get her to reply?
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.
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.
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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.
To keep up with celebrity animal news, follow @PETA on Twitter.
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says "Thanksgiving" like People's Sexiest Man Alive
announcement. This year, the magazine named Bradley Cooper,
whose good looks are matched by his good heart. He counts as his greatest loves
his rescued mixed-breed
of actors and their rescued pups, Booboo Stewart
showed up at the Breaking Dawn
tent city event wearing PETA's "My Dog Is a Rescue" T-shirt.
Booboo is one of several PETA
in the film, so feel free to use that as an excuse to go watch sexy vampires
canoodle on the big screen.
and football go together like Tofurky and gravy,
which is probably what Dallas Cowboys starting fullback Tony Fiammetta
will be eating during the holiday. Fiammetta recently switched to a healthy vegan diet,
which he says makes him feel better both on and off the field.
you invite Bill Clinton
to be your Thanksgiving menu consultant? Now that he's vegan and reportedly
makes his own cream of asparagus soup, Ellen DeGeneres
sought out the former president to sample her new vegan restaurant's menu.
Celebs were a-buzz on Twitter this week, including Megan Park
and Carrie Ann
tweeting about their delicious vegan meals:
is true! Thank you for shedding the light!!! We just had a veggie
"sausage" pasta! It was delish!!!! Feeling good!
is true! Thank you for shedding the light!!! We just had a veggie
"sausage" pasta! It was delish!!!! Feeling good!
Other animal-friendly updates came from Emmanuelle Vaugier
and Lexie Tomchek,
both of whom
shared anti-fur messages. Lovely ladies Angela Simmons
and Simone Reyes
posted several updates about a PETA event they attended at Uncle Rush's house.
what better way to wrap up a Thanksgiving-themed celeb update than with a few
words from longtime vegetarian Sarah Silverman?
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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.
by Michelle Sherrow
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