Written by Michelle Kretzer
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.
Written by PETA
It's here! "Hug a Vegetarian" Day has arrived, and it's
the perfect time to show some love to the people who are showing love to animals.
The average vegetarian saves about 100 animals every year from cruelty and
abuse on factory farms. That's definitely worth
a few X's and O's.
youth division, peta2, held hugging
events across the country. If you didn't make it to one of the hug fests, you
can still spread appreciation for people who are fighting cruelty to animals, climate change, and the obesity epidemic by posting and tweeting
virtual hugs. That's what Victorious
star and vegan Daniella
Monet will be doing—she's ready to hug it out
with one enthusiastic peta2 supporter.
© iStockphoto.com | Piotr Gatlik
Don't forget to tweet-hug your favorite vegetarian
celebrities too. Will it be animal champion Lea Michele; Sexiest Vegetarian
Celebrity winners Russell
Brand and Kristen Wiig; everyone's favorite
vegan president, Bill
Clinton; or funniest vegan Steve-O? What the heck, just hug
Written by Michelle
When they aren't starring on screen or on stage, many of the nominees in this year's Teen Choice Awards are starring in ads for PETA! There are heaps of hotties with hearts of gold and vegetarians vying for votes this year, so we hope that you'll encourage the animal-friendly teens in your life to cast their vote for compassion in every category. Here are our picks:
Adele Choice Music: Female Artist
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan, DirectorChoice Movie: Drama
Justin Bieber Choice Music: Male ArtistChoice TV: Villain, CSIChoice Male Hottie Choice Twit (for Twitter presence)Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Male
Russell Brand, Arthur Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Ellen DeGeneresChoice Twit (for Twitter presence)Choice Comedian
Emily Deschanel, BonesChoice TV Actress: Drama
Lady Gaga Choice Music: Female Artist
Anne Hathaway, RioChoice Animated Movie: Voice
Eva Mendes, The Other Guys Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Mila Kunis Choice Female Hottie
Jane Lynch, Glee Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star
Renee Olstead, The Secret Life of the American Teenager Choice TV Show: Drama
Jared Padalecki, Supernatural Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Grace Park, Hawaii Five-O Choice TV Show: ActionChoice TV Actress: Action
Audrina Patridge, Audrina Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star
Katy Perry Choice Music: Female Artist
Kellie Pickler Choice Music: Female Country Artist
Maggie Q, Nikita Choice TV Show: ActionChoice TV Actress: Action
Yvonne Strahovski, Chuck Choice TV Actress: Action
Carrie Underwood Choice Music: Female Country Artist
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids Choice Movie: ComedyChoice Movie Actress: ComedyChoice Movie: Hissy Fit
Glee Cast Choice Music: Group Choice TV Show: Comedy
Khloe & Lamar Choice TV: Reality Show
Linkin Park Choice Music: Rock Group
Modern Family Choice TV Show: Comedy
OneRepublic Choice Music: Rock Group
Written by Michelle Sherrow
I can't decide if I would rather see PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity winners shoot a "Veggie Love" commercial together or do a comedy sketch about which one of them is hotter. Either one would be sure to be hilarious, since Kristen Wiig's and Russell Brand's comedy (and vegetarian pork) chops took them straight to the top of this year's competition.
As a previous Sexiest Vegetarian in the U.K. winner, Russell might be nearing Sexiest Vegetarian world domination. When Kelly Ripa recently asked him if he supplemented his diet with fish oil, Russell responded, "I'm vegetarian. I think it's cruel to squeeze oil out of a fish. Also, I don't like the idea of dry, oil-less fish swimming about."
Fans of Saturday Night Live and the hit movie Bridesmaids will be excited to hear of Kristen Wiig's coronation. Kristen, who credits her toned physique to running, yoga, and, of course, her healthy diet. We'll say "I do" to that.
Congratulations to both winners!
Written by Michelle Sherrow
What do Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Bill Clinton, Anne Hathaway, and Steve-O all have in common? They're among the 10 oh-so-fine finalists in our Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities contest! Also in the running are the luscious Leona Lewis, Mos Def (a true "rapper's delight"), Nat "she's all that" Portman, the wildly attractive Olivia Wilde, and the foxy Joaquin Phoenix.
As more and more famous folks realize that living la vida vegetarian is the best way to prevent cruelty to animals on factory farms, help the environment, and improve their health and physique, it gets harder each year to choose the winners. That's why we need you to help us pick a female and male winner from this latest crush-worthy crop of smokin' hot herbivores. Visit this page to vote for your faves via Facebook or Twitter. Voting ends June 24, 2011, at 5 p.m. EDT, so make your selections today!
Stay tuned for the results. In the meantime, here are a few sexy vegetarian celeb tweets to get your heart all a twitter.
Written by Amy Skylark Elizabeth
Could be because it’s almost the first day of summer. Nah, it’s definitely PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2011 contest. Voting has begun to help us narrow down the 100 male and female nominees to our top five in each group who make our little veggie-loving hearts skip a beet beat.
So, which hunk of Bocacake gets your vote? Bill Clinton or a Beatle? Joaquin’s sexy smile or Jared Leto and those baby blues? Could it be a bi-coastal competition of funny man Russell Brand against easy-on-the-eyes Casey Affleck?
And which veggie vixen will walk away with the top prize? Will it be the battle of the A-team, Aimee and Anne? Or could it all come down to the Kristens – Wiig and Bell? Maybe the inventor of sexy, Pamela Anderson, will stage a coup?
Let us know who you think we should name the finalists! This year, for the first time, voting will take place on Twitter using the hash tag #sexyvegceleb, but you can also use the voting page. Let us know who you think we should pick by June 17 and stay tuned for the swoon-worthy finalists.
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