Heath Ledger's Green Music VIdeo, Lady Gaga's No-Fur Policy, and More


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The Heath Ledger-directed Modest Mouse video for "King Rat," released Tuesday, follows the animated adventures of a ship helmed by whales on the hunt for humans--harpoons and all.Ledger developed the video to draw attention to Australia's illegal commercial whale hunt; illustrator Daniel Auber and lead animator Norris Houk finished it after his death. Download the video on iTunes through September 4 and proceeds go to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, featured on Whale Wars. (Via Huffington Post)


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When Jay Leno breaks into the 10 p.m. spot with his new talk show next month, he'll include a green spin on one of his favorite hobbies: celebrity track races in electric cars. Stars will compete in the environmentally-friendly vehicles on a track next to Leno's NBC studio--the host has mentioned Drew Barrymore, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Shaquille O'Neal, and Patrick Dempsey as drivers he'd like to see suit up and get behind the wheel. (Via Edmunds)


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Singer Lady Gaga quickly developed a reputation for her unique fashion sense, but there's one thing she won't wear: fur. To get her point across, the songstress stepped out for a German television interview in a jacket covered with helpless Kermit the Frog dolls, designed by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. While the outfit might be a bit over the top (see that Kermit hairpiece?), you can't help but support the statement behind it. (Via Ecorazzi)


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The New York Post reported that Oxfam fired Sex and the City actress Kristin Davis as spokeswoman this week after the human rights organization found out she's also been endorsing Ahava makeup--which is made by a company located in the West Bank's Mitzhe Shalem Jewish settlement, considered "disputed" land. Davis's rep and Oxfam denied to the New York Daily News that the working relationship had ended, but the Post quoted an Oxfam source as saying, "From an Oxfam perspective, Ahava is a polarizing company and Kristin shouldn't be involved with it...[Davis] is saddened to be on public pause from a group she has devoted so much time, money, and support to." (Via NY Post, NY Daily News)

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