A Little Bird Told Us … Hollywood Gossip (3/9/12)

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

The world has fallen for Lea Michele, but the lovely songbird uses her popularity to help stop cruelty to animals. Lea and PETA scored a spot on Teen.com’s list of the “Top 5 Celebrity Charities You Should Support.” (We also noticed our buddy Justin Bieber on the list.)

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Joining Lea in the crusade to get horses off New York City’s congested streets is Smash star Anjelica Huston, who asked the City Council to replace horse-drawn carriages with eco-friendly classic cars. Anjelica’s Smash co-star Debra Messing also tweeted her support.

Rescued-dog fan Miley Cyrus is using Twitter to urge Khloe Kardashian to adopt, not buy. After Khloe tweeted that she was ready to share her life with a dog, Miley responded that she would love to help Khloe find a rescue, and Khloe kindly accepted! PETA jumped in to help, too, tweeting Khloe a link to a wonderful open-admission shelter in Dallas. Perhaps we’ll be seeing the new addition to Khloe’s family on an upcoming episode of Khloe & Lamar?

Flip the dial to NBC to catch Wilmer Valderrama’s new show, Awake. Before Wilmer was exposing secrets as a detective, he was exposing circuses’ cruelty to animals. We know Ringling won’t be popping up in any Awake episodes.

To keep up with what your favorite stars are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.

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