Move aside presidents, becase vegetarians are taking over as the new face of American postage stamps.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have taken the faces of 20 of the most famous vegetarians in history and put them on a series of postage stamps, to be released tomorrow. The stamps are an example of PETA’s effort to put a stop to animal abuse.
“It’s just another way to be able to talk about what animals go through in slaughterhouses,” said Lisa Lange, vice president of PETA.
The stamps will be available on Peta’s website through December and possibly into January, just in time for us to send out those holiday cards.
The collection will include the faces of celebrities such as Russell Simmons, Woody Harrelson, Natalie Portman, Chrissie Hynde, Joan Jett, Bryan Adams, Leona Lewis, Paul McCartney, Pamela Anderson, Bob Barker, Stevo-O, and Ellen DeGeneres.
The set of 20 will be completed with the famous faces of Morrissey, César Chávez, Leonardo da Vinci, Leo Tolstoy, Albert Schweitzer, Gandhi, Pythagoras and Johnny Appleseed.
“These are very influential people, and not everyone knows that these folks are vegetarian,” said Lange.
While it’s a little risky to put such a controversial organization in charge of a set of postage stamps that will be released to the public, I think it could actually be a good idea. It will definitely attract the attention of collectors, but it will also help PETA achieve its hopes it to in publicizing issues at hand regarding animal cruelty.
Do you think the stamps are a good idea? Which stamp are you most excited for?
Rocker, photographer, and co-founder of his own foundation, Bryan Adams can now add new papa to his list of jobs.
According to a rep who confirmed with PEOPLE, Adams welcomed a daughter last month with Alicia Grimaldi, co-founder of his foundation The Bryan Adams Foundation.
“I’m really proud to announce on 22 April, Mirabella Bunny was born,” said Adams, 51.
“She arrived like all good Easter bunnies on Easter Friday,” Adams added. “Mother and baby are both well and happy. Thanks in advance for your kind thoughts and wishes.”
It was first revealed by the rocker in March that he was to be a first-time father, explaining that Grimaldi “helped me start my foundation years ago and it looks like she’ll be running the family now!”
Adams will be resuming his world tour in June.
Congrats Bryan and may you and your family live a long and happy life!!
(However, I hope his daughter’s name really isn’t Mirabella Bunny…)
“I loved Ricky hosting the Golden Globes. He doesn’t give a s**t,” Bryan tells PopEater. “Look, I’m going to say this because that’s me every day.”
The two entertainers apparently have something in common – they don’t rehearse. Bryan apparently doesn’t warm up before a sold out crowd, and Ricky is the exact same way.
“Everything was written on guitar so it’s a side of me that I know well,” Bryan tells PopEater. “It’s always been on the back of my mind to present these songs in a simple fashion away from my band. I started playing small venues to keep me amused, as a laugh, and then joined Twitter where I got great feedback about performing bare bones.”
Performers for the 2010 Winter Olympics opening-ceremonies were meant to be kept under wraps. But, thanks to spies at the rehearsals and a commercial for the games that aired during Saturday Night Live, certain secrets are spilled, People.com reported.
Canadians like Nelly Furtado, Sarah McLachlan and Bryan Adams are the lucky celebs that are planned to perform at the opening-ceremonies Friday night in Vancouver. The legendary band Rush and jazz singer Nikki Yanofsky is also expected to perform, both who are Canadians. Devo, the ‘80s band is among the bands planned to perform at the Games’ medal ceremonies.
It’s down to the final three on Canadian Idol and the remaining Idols hope to break through to the finale by rocking out with songs from Canadian rock star, Bryan Adams.
Opening the show with “Cuts Like a Knife” is Drew Wright. “I have to say that I think I finally figured out who you are and doing Bryan Adams seemed really natural to you,” says Jake. “I love the metal-ized version. That was killer,” says Sass. “This night makes the most sense for you. It’s a perfect vibe for you,” says Farley. “I certainly can’t say you sang it badly. If you were going to go heavy musically, I don’t think you took your voice and put it in that genre. I would have sung it a lot tougher,” says Zack.
After receiving kudos from Bryan Adams, Theo sings “Heaven.” After Earl’s departure last week, who was accused of not wanting to be in the competition by Jake, it is clear that out of the remaining three men, Theo wants to win this show bad. “It’d be very difficult for anybody to fault that performance. It was enormously powerful and very moving,” says Sass. “The band was phenomenal. The arrangement and dynamic was unbelievable,” says Farley. “That’s a song I’ve heard 8 billion versions and Bryan’s is well-known, but to be honest, that was the most signature thing that you’ve done,” says Zack. “Vocal pyrotechnics. You blow things up with your voice,” says Jake.
After a TD-sponsored moment with Jully Black (who deserves so much better than to be the host of a corporately sponsored interview clip with amateur singers), Mitch MacDonald ends the first round with “Heat of the Night.” “It was refreshing to hear you sing more full voice. You look somewhat uncomfortable physically,” says Farley. “I thought it was a good key for you. You didn’t manifest the rock star stuff,” says Zack. “I have a feeling I know what it was. At one point in the beginning of the song, you had this sort of angry look on your face and that doesn’t work for you. You’re a really nice guy and that’s what works for you,” says Jake.
Filling up the time before the second round, Ben throws to the “KD hometown tour,” also known as more corporately sponsored T.V. filler. Drew returns to the stage with “I’m Ready.” “To me, it felt like you were playing Bryan Adams in Bryan Adams: The Musical,” says Zack. “For the first time on this show, I saw you with real star potential on that performance. I thought you sang with tons of intensity,” says Jake. “You’ve got this intensity I really like. And there was a drama in there, and that’s it,” says Sass. “I agree with Zack. I found you awkward,” says Farley.
Singing “When You’re Gone” is Theo Tams. “I think it was good. Both performances together should be good enough to get you through to next week,” says Jake. “Theo, I appreciate what you were trying to do but I did like the other performance better,” says Sass. “I thought it got really better as it went along until you started wandering around the stage with no place to go,” says Zack.
Closing the show with “When You Love Someone” is Mitch MacDonald. “You redeemed yourself. That was tenderhearted, it was beautiful. You wrapped this show up brilliantly,” says Sass. “You have a unique, distinct tone. Singing the right songs, I think you would have some serious hits. I love you, Mitch,” says Zack.
It’s anyone’s guess as to who gets the boot tomorrow, but my money is on Drew. While Drew has the Jonas Brothers factor working for him (cute, unassuming and appeals to the teenybopper crowd, Mitch MacDonald has the frightening loyalty of the East Coast, whose votes have been known to propel less than stellar singers forward. And Theo fits the mould of Canadian Idol the most and has the show in the bag. He’s the most commercial and without fail, reaches for a Star Search moment in every performance.
Tomorrow on the results show, the final two will finally be revealed and Bryan Adams will hit the stage at 8 p.m. EST on CTV.
“Summer of ’69″ by Bryan Adams has been voted as the favourite song to drive to for Canadians, CBC Arts reports.
The song was picked from a poll of 1,000 Canadians who were asked to pick their favourite tunes to cruise to from a list of seven that had been named by music experts.
“There are loads of great car songs, but to be a driving classic, the song needs to stand the test of time,” Aaron Brophy, managing editor of Chart Magazine, said.
“The universal quality of Canada’s top driving songs is the feeling you get when you’re alone in the car and one of them comes on — you can’t help but get swept up in the moment.”
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen was number two, while “Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf was number three.
The rest of the list included “It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll” by the Rolling Stones at number four, “Drive My Car” by the Beatles at number five, “Free Falling” by Tom Petty at number six and “Radar Love” by the Golden Earring at number seven.