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?
Here’s an old-fashioned crowd-pleaser; albeit, a crowd-pleaser with lots of blood spewing, limb-chewing, and bone breaking – but really, why would you see a movie called Zombieland if you didn’t want to see that?
Here’s a horror film that acknowledges how ridiculous it is by depicting a group of eight-year-old zombie girls before the opening credits; and a comedy that, by casting Jesse Eisenberg in the lead role, quickly establishes an enjoyably quirky tone, and maintains it by adding Abigail Breslin as a shotgun-toting 12-year-old and Woody Harrelson (in a terrific performance) as the movie’s resident badass.
Here’s a genre movie with a coherent plot – Breslin and Emma Stone, playing nervy sisters, push the thin but logical story along – and which pays attention to its characters, giving each of them solid backstories and respectable screentime. (My biggest complaint with Zombieland is that while the sisters are much stronger than typical damsels in distress, they nonetheless wind up being damsels in distress).
Here’s an action movie with an extended, glorious climax at an amusement park, with all the standbys (roller coaster, tilt-a-whirl, drop mechanism) used in exactly the way you’d expect; plus characters using really big guns, and firing them with a generous helping of one-liners.
Woody Harrelson will battle the undead in his newest project.
The Oscar-nominated actor has signed on to star in “Zombieland,” a horror comedy from Columbia Pictures.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie follows a mismatched duo battling for survival in a world overrun by zombies, finding friendship and redemption along the way.
Harrelson, 47, will play one of the two men, a zombie fighter named Albuquerque.
There is no word yet on who will play the second survivor.
The script was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, whose previous credits include “The Joe Schmo Show.” Ruben Fleischer will make his big-screen directorial debut.
Harrelson, who received a Best Actor Oscar nod for 1996′s “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” recently appeared in such wide-ranging movies as “No Country For Old Men” and “Semi-Pro.”
He just wrapped up the martial arts drama “Bunraku” and is now working on the latest Roland Emmerich disaster epic, “2012.”
Shutterbug Josh Levine has sued Woody Harrelson for $2.5 million, claiming the Oscar-nominated actor injured him both physically and emotionally, reports E! News.
Levine claims that he suffered those injuries after Harrelson “roughed up” the photographer two years ago outside a Hollywood club.
Back in June 2006, Levine was working for TMZ.com when he called out to Harrelson near the intersection of Las Palmas Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard. Levine alleges that Harrelson approached the paparazzo and broke his camera, choked him and shoved the camera into his ribs.
Originally, Levine sued the actor for assault and battery but dropped his case last year.