Now here’s something I never expected.
With Jersey Shore coming to an end after this season, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino already has plans for his next gig: to be an animal rights advocate.
Joining a long list of celebs including Justin Bieber, Kellen Lutz, Audrina Patridge and Simon Cowell to fight animal homelessness with PETA, The Sitch launched his campaign Thursday in front of MTV Studios in Times Square.
“It definitely was overcrowded, and I learned that there’s been a problem, and it’s a growing problem.”
Offering some wisdom about how to prevent the issue he cautions, ”Fix your animals,” noting that pets should always be spayed and neutered.
But even though this movement has good intentions, I can’t help but balk at these ads.
With the sight of a shirtless Sorrentino and the ever-so-classy line of “TOO MUCH PU**Y CAN BE A BAD THING,” everything about this campaign is just a little too much for me to handle.
In an obvious parody poking fun of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Stephen Colbert has released his own public serve announcement that attempts to educate its viewers on the unethical treatment of produce.
Representing a non-profit organization called the “People for the Ethical Treatment of Produce (PeTOP)”, the video shows vegetables and fruits being “killed”, collected and packed into metal containers and salad bars.
With the narrator advising viewers to eat as much meat as possible, we also see Colbert hilariously caress a watermelon.
Oh Stephen. DON’T. EVER. CHANGE.
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Jason Segel and Michelle Williams warm our icy hearts when they’re caught out on a date, and January Jones makes us want to puke with her placenta pills.
James Cameron goes down the Mariana Trench for science
The Titanic/Avatar director went 36,000 ft. below sea level for National Geographic. While he didn’t see any deep sea monsters, expect James Cameron to turn the sea into a metaphorical wasteland. As he said to National Geographic: “There had to be a moment where I just stopped, and took it in, and said ‘This is where I am; I’m at the bottom of the ocean, the deepest place on Earth. What does that mean?’” I don’t know, I just don’t know…
Hunger Games soundtrack debuts at number one
No surprises here. The Hunger Games soundtrack debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. It’s the first soundtrack to top the list in three years and features everyone from Taylor Swift to Kid Cudi to Arcade Fire.
Jason Segel and Michelle Williams are dating
Jason Segel and Michelle Williams are like Internet cats. Do we really need to see photos of them together? No. Do we want to? Yes, because like my favourite Internet cats, they make me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Courtney Stodden for PETA
PETA was on the right track when they lost a Kardashian, but somehow lost their way again when this this barely legal mound of plastic started publicly supporting them. It’s like they want their supporters to be 50 IQ points dumber.
Octomom poses topless for a European magazine, inspired universal gagging
Nadya Suleman finally discovered that having octuplets don’t make you famewhore money. So to pay rent, she decided to reveal it all (almost). Octomom said she “pinged back to shape like a rubberband,” but her body looks like it’s been Kate Gosselin’d, nipped and tucked all over.
January Jones eats her placenta in pill form
This last spot almost went to Alicia Silverstone feeding her baby like a bird. Then, I asked myself, who would even think to be all, “Doctor, after I pop this kid out, do you mind saving my placenta? It’s my version of a protein shake!” Famous people. That’s who.
Yesterday we published a post about the top five people who have it out for Kim Kardashian. Now it looks like we should add animal rights activists to the list. Kim Kardashian was flour bombed last night by a woman who threw white powder all over her black suit and yelled “fur hag.”
Nothing like some good old-fashion animal rights extremists to punch up a red carpet… I wonder if the white powder was coincidental since Kim was wearing black or just a bout of luck.
Kim was at the London Hotel in West Hollywood to promote her new fragrance line True Reflection. After she was attacked, Kim went to a private room, took off the jacket and brushed the powder out of her hair before returning to the event. The stunt was serious enough to call the fire department.
Watch it here:
The woman was detained by cops but Kim has decided not to press charges. How can she? The lady was just sticking up for the all the animals out there.
PETA says they were not involved with the stunt but that they’re very supportive of the attacker. A rep told TMZ: ”PETA has tried everything from polite letters to public protests, but Kim Kardashian has not been moved by the news that animals are beaten, electrocuted, and even skinned alive for real fur garments. Whoever threw that flour may reach her when our polite appeals did not.”
Kim continued to promote the fragrance like nothing happened. You have to hand it to her that even though the speech is a little boring it must’ve been difficult to keep it together.
By now we’re accustomed to PETA’s “shock tactics” but they kind of ruin their message this time by comparing veganism to domestic abuse. This PSA-style ad stars a woman who suffers from a broken neck after her vegan boyfriend slams her head into the wall during sex. Apparently all the wheatgrass shots and salad turned him into a tantric porn star. He’s so good in bed that he injures his girlfriend.
We get that it’s supposed to be a funny take on how to go vegan safely but it comes off as counter-productive and offensive. What do you think?
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?
Somewhere in Australian Outback, thousands of snakes are hardat work on their Reese Witherspoon shrine.
Apparently, the actress that was just voted sexiest vegetarian by PETA, owned a Chloe handbag that was made out of snakeskin (as seen in the photo above). Instead of throwing red paint on her during a public event, OK Magazine says the people of PETA took a more mature approach and just wrote her a letter explaining the wrongfulness.
Reese, also being voted America’s Sweetheart by every human being on planet Earth, was happy to ditch the bag once she garnered the truth. It’s a simple mistake most people make. Sometimes synthetic leather or fur looks too much like the real thing.
PETA says thousands of snakes are hunted, impaled on hooks and skinned alive so we can store all our Blackberries, makeup and wallets in a cute accessory. Good on Reese for owning up to her mistake and ditching the bag. If she is a real vegetarian like she claims to be, she better look the part, too. Now, snakes can momentarily breathe a sigh of relief and continue doing what they do best: terrorizing the crap out of humans.
In a desperate attempt to try and lure chronic masturbators to veganism, PETA is going to start-up “peta.xxx”. The lovely people, who spray-paint old ladies for a living, believe it will help spread their message. According to an interview with The Associated Press, PETA spokesperson Lindsay Rajt thinks “a pornographic site will allow PETA to reach a broader audience”. I think it’s a perfect way to get cyber-pervs to stop eating meat, and instead, spend more time with their sex doll that looks like Alicia Silverstone. Most reports are saying the site will feature “tantalizing” photos and videos. It seems this is an extension of the “I’d rather be naked” campaign where celebrities take nearly nude photos to try and convince more people to eat salad. I’m not sure how “tantalizing” vegetarian porn stars can be but I do have some serious logistical concerns about the whole not eating meat thing. My only concern is some lunatic is going to hold a bunch of baby seals hostage until he sees Ke$ha’s beaver.
Madonna may have been last year’s top music moneymaker, but don’t count PETA as one of her fans.
The animal rights group placed the pop star at the top of their 2009 worst-dressed celebrities list, branding her the year’s “biggest fur offender.”
“When you see Madonna in fur, you realise why nobody has copied her style since 1984,” read a statement on PETA’s website. “We know that she’s on the prowl for a young cub, but someone needs to tell Madge that wearing fur doesn’t make you a cougar.”
Pamela Anderson has declared Jessica Simpson a “bitch and whore.”
Anderson made her bold statements on an Australian radio station. Her anger comes after Simpson wore a shirt that read, “Real girls eat meat,” something that Anderson – a huge PETA supporter and vegetarian – couldn’t stand for.
Simpson’s shirt wasn’t intended to spark a feud with Anderson, but perhaps Carrie Underwood instead. Underwood used to date Simpson’s boyfriend, Tony Romo, and has frequently been on – and topped – PETA’s “Sexiest Vegetarian” lists.
Anderson, for her part, went on to tell the radio station why she was proud to be a vegetarian: “I think it’s healthy, good for your body and good for the environment.”
Pink is angering Australian officials with a new video she’s produced for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Pink is urging shoppers to boycott the country’s wool over the practice of “mulesing,” reports the BBC.
“I am calling on consumers to check labels on sweaters before buying them, and if they’re merino wool or made in Australia, to leave them on the racks,” the singer says.
Mulesing involves cutting strips of skin off the area around a sheep’s tail without the use of anaesthetic.
The process is meant to prevent myiasis, or “fly-strike,” in which fly larvae infest and feed on the skin. Though proponents of mulesing say it helps prevent death caused by the infestation, animal rights activists say it is cruel.
PETA says that humane alternatives to the process are available. Mulesing is illegal in the UK, and is expected to be phased out in Australia by 2010.